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Nigerian Fintech Startup Paystack Raises $1.3 Million

Paystack, one of Nigeria’s most hotly anticipated tech start-ups, has just secured $1.3M Seed investment from both international and homegrown investors. The  investors include Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund,  Blue Rinc Capital, Pave Investments, KIBS-CFY Partners, Michael Siebel, Justin Kan, Olumide Soyombo, Leonard Stiegeler and a number of Angels. The …

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Nigeria is Samsung’s Biggest Market in Africa, Says Kumar

  Sunil Kumar is the Director, Consumer Electronics, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Ltd. At the just concluded Samsung Africa Forum in Monaco, Kumar highlights on the strategic importance of Nigeria’s market to the South Korean firm, amidst other industry germane issues. Can you shed light on some of Samsung’s challenges in Nigeria so far? Definitely there are challenges, but as …

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Nigeria Can Cut Enormous Cost, Rescue Naira with Local Refineries, Says Ihenacho

    Captain Emmanuel Ihenacho, a former minister of interior and active player in oil and maritime sectors, affirmed that government should provide enabling environment for the emergence of private refineries.   How can the oil and maritime sectors be integrated for the benefit and advancement of the country? It is very important for us to optimise the benefits we …

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Olajumoke is a Lifetime Project – Sujimoto

     After initially refusing to comment, CEO of Luxury Real Estate Company, Sujimoto Construction Company, Sijibomi Ogundele, has finally decided to clear the air on his magnanimity to Olajumoke. What stirred your interest in Olajumoke the Bread Seller? The Olajumoke story could be any Lagosian’s story. Lagos has a population of about 21 million people. Only 15-20% of these …

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Why We sponsor Rhythm Unplugged, Copa Lagos Same Day —Seven-up MD

  Managing Director, Seven-up Bottling Company, Mr. Sunil Sawhney has revealed why his company  threw their weight behind two major youth events in Lagos during the Yuletide. “Pepsi’s passion is also the heartthrob of Nigerian youths which is music and football that is why we are sponsoring Pepsi Rhythm Unplugged and COPA Lagos on the same day. Pepsi thanks all …

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Why Akwa Ibom is Rising with Dakkada Campaign- Udeme Ufot

A spiritual rebirth for Akwa-Ibomites to higher morality   Governor Emmanuel Udom has flagged off a new behavioral change communication in AkwaIbom State as the state marked its 28 years of existence. Tagged: ‘Dakkada’, the campaign, according to the Governor, is inspired by the Governor’s dream to change the narrative of AkwaIbomites and call them to rise to greatness against …

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How Jumia is Contributing to the Nigeria Economy – Nicholas Martin

Nigeria is Jumia’s Biggest Market – Nicholas Martin  JUMIA  Nigeria is an online shopping site for a wide range of electronics, fashion, home appliances and kid’s items. The business was founded in 2012 by a team that included Jeremy Hodara, Sacha Poignonnec, Tunde Kehinde, Raphael Afaedor, and Leonard Stiegeler, with funding from Rocket Internet. As of 2015, Jumia has warehouses …

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Etisalat Boosted My Confidence as a Writer ‘ Chinelo Okparanta…

  Interview by Sabi News Sabinews: Why did you decide to do a collection of short stories for your first book? Chinelo Okparanta: It just happened that way. The collection was ready before the novel. Sabinews: Did being shortlisted for the Etisalat Prize for Literature in 2014change you or how you perceive your writing? I go to Nigeria whenever I can, …

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