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Airtel, Nigerian Banks, TraderMoni empower Internally Displaced Persons in Bocolis Camp

Banks in Nigeria and Airtel have partnered the Federal Government’s TraderMoni scheme in order to broaden financial inclusion. In one of the recent TraderMoni events at Bocolis IDP camp in Borno, Airtel provided free sim cards to all TraderMoni beneficiaries, whilst free phones were given to the beneficiaries. Our sources gather that the phones were part of the 40,000 phones …

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SMW Lagos Day 1: UBA’s Chatbot LEO Now Boasts of Over 1 Million Users

United Bank for Africa (UBA Group) kicked off the first session of the week-long Social Media Week Lagos 2019 with the announcement that its chatbot Leo now covers 17 African countries and has one million subscribers. Leo was launched in January 2018 to enable customers of the bank have access to select banking services including account opening, loan applications, account …

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Ademola Adetona to speak at Social Media Week

The Managing Director, EXPOZE Nigeria, Africa’s first Social Media Agency, Mr. Ademola Adetona, has been chosen as one of the main speakers at the forthcoming Social Media Week Lagos 2019. Adetona will be speaking on the theme: “Measuring The Returns On Your Social Media Investments” on February 7, 2019 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria lsland, Lagos. The MD of …

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FCMB launches A Tech Themed Co-Working Space ‘Hub One’

The Nigerian Tech industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. Many innovative ideas, platforms and more have been developed, which have provided more job opportunities. However, certain infrastructural gaps created a need for affordable tech spaces and enabling environment where tech start-ups can thrive, collaborate and share ideas without having to deal with exorbitant overhead costs. To …

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Keystone Bank introduces first ‘Cheque Deposit’ in mobile app in Nigeria

Keystone Bank Limited, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider, has introduced ‘Cheque Deposit’ feature in its mobile banking application, the new ‘Keystone Mobile App’. The feature which is another first from the Bank and in the Nigerian banking sector, enables customers to pay cheques into their accounts at their convenience through their mobile phones even with zero data. Speaking on …

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COCA-COLA Fully Acquires CHI Limited

The Coca-Cola Company has fully acquired Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi Limited. The beverage company made the announcement through a press statement on Wednesday. This deal is in line with Coca Cola’s plan to expand across Africa by 2020 and redouble its effort to expand beyond soda. In the statement, Coca-Cola revealed that it has completed the acquisition …

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How Leo won a million Hearts in 12 months…More than One Million Africans now bank on Leo

With ever-increasing customer expectations of quick service and near real-time transactional support, United Bank for Africa (UBA) committed resources to Artificial Intelligence (AI) a year ago, birthing Leo, a Banking Chatbot that helps customers carry out key banking transactions anywhere, using mobile devices and personal computers.  Leo can be accessed via Facebook or WhatsApp. “Our customers are increasingly asking for …

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Emeka Oparah To Speak At Lagos PR Clinic In February

The Executive Council of the Lagos State Chapter; the leading branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, today announced the resumption of its Lagos PR Clinic at the next general monthly meeting of the Chapter holding at the Elomaz Hotel, Maryland, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The Lagos PR Clinic is an interactive meeting of minds aimed …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Supports Sèmè City – Benin’s International Knowledge And Innovation Hub – In Empowering 50 Beninese Entrepreneurs

Sèmè City, the International Knowledge and Innovation City, has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropic organization empowering African entrepreneurs to train and empower additional 50 Beninese entrepreneurs. Sèmè City will join a growing list of governments, development agencies and private sector organisations partnering with the Tony Elumelu Foundation to explore the Foundation’s sustainable model of philanthropy geared at addressing the root …

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Airtel Partners Girl Effect, iSON Group to Empower Vulnerable Girls

…. Demand for Girls Connect sees expansion in Edo and Kano Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a partnership with Girl Effect, an international non-profit organization and iSON group, the largest Information Technology Group in Africa, to empower rural and vulnerable girls in matters relating to finance, entrepreneurship, health, economic empowerment and safety, among others. With the partnership, …

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