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A Chance to Showcase African Innovation: Applications Extended for the Mastercard Start Path programme

  As Mastercard announces the latest wave of start-ups joining its global Start Path programme at Money20/20 Europe in Copenhagen today, the company is simultaneously making the call for additional applications from qualifying late-stage start-ups – marking the perfect opportunity for the fast-growing pool of African fintech talent to benefit from the mentorship and knowledge-sharing that Start Path offers. The …

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Digital Banking Holds The Key To Financial Inclusion In Nigeria – Segun Agbaje

Nigeria’s economy may be in a difficult period, but with digitalisation at the core of the national banking strategy, financial inclusion has been given room to grow. “There are so many people in Africa that are outside the banking system”, said Segun Agbaje, Managing Director and CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank), one of the continent’s leading financial institutions. “For …

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Union Bank Hosts Customers and Stakeholders to a Centenary Gala in Port Harcourt

As part of activities lined up to celebrate its centenary anniversary this year, Union Bank yesterday hosted its customers and other stakeholders in Rivers State to a classy dinner at the Novotel Hotel, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt. The dinner which was witnessed by government dignitaries and customers of the bank saw speakers spotlighting Union Bank’s commitment to the development of …

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UBA Foundation Launches Read Africa in Liberia

In pursuance of its mission to uplift the lives of the communities in which the United bank for Africa (Plc) operates, UBA Foundation’s initiative, Read Africa is visiting schools in African countries to encourage young children embrace the culture of reading. Read Africa is an initiative of UBA Foundation geared at rekindling the dwindling reading culture amongst African youths. Conceived …

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GCGT Season 7 Crowns Esther Benyeogo As Winner

On Saturday 24th June 2017, Esther Benyeogo the 19 year-old singer was crowned Season 7 winner of God’s Children Great Talent during a live television broadcast of the grand finale at Eko Convention Centre.  She received the show’s grand prize of a 250 million naira management contract, 10 million naira cash and a brand new Kia Rio. The winner’s prize was …

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Heritage Bank Grows Agent Outlets to 400, Moves to Badagry

  With the alarming number of market women, artisans and underserved population who are unbanked, Heritage Bank Plc has deepen its retail banking structure by growing its agent banking base to 400 ‘Corner Shops.’ This is in line with the financial inclusion strategy of the Central Bank of Nigeria, as Heritage Bank Plc launches agent banking services at the coastal …

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“Bring the World Closer Toegther”- Mark Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s New Mission

The new mission of Facebook “Bring the world Closer together” seeks to foster meaningful Virtual communities around the world. The company seeks to transcend from just connecting people which was her initial mission to fostering communities among the now connected people. Zuckerberg, speaking to CNN said the mission is: “To give people the power to build community and bring the …

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Keystone Bank Restates Support for SMEs with Growbiz Account

In line with the Federal Government’s recent drive to support growth of SMEs through its policies; Keystone Bank Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to the support of the growth of small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria. This sentiment was expressed by the Acting Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Hafiz Bakare. He noted the importance of SME’s to …

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No more ‘Nigerian Music Hour’!!! It’s Nigerian Music 24/7

Iroko, Nigeria’s largest entertainment company, is launching IrokoMusic – a Nigerian music and lifestyle channel for French-speaking Africa on Les Bouquets Canal+ on channel 127 – the new channel will launch on 20 June 2017 and will showcase top Nigerian hits, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The channel will play music videos from our very own Nigerian …

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Nigerian Tech Start-up and Mastercard deliver Cashless Online Shopping Payment Solution

The African e-commerce sector is plagued by cash, with the majority of payments still being made in cash at the point of delivery. Understanding the impact of this challenge, Mastercard has partnered with Nigerian tech start-up, NetPlus to develop an e-commerce solution that will help make cash a thing of the past, for e-retailers and consumers alike. The Mastercard e-commerce …

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