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ADESOLA ADEDUNTAN, CEO, FIRSTBANK – HOW TO DO WELL BY DOING GOOD

INTERVIEW: I travel to meet Dr Adesola Adeduntan in Edinburgh, where he has been invited to give a keynote address at the Edinburgh School of Business about the role of financial institutions in driving financial inclusion. Fittingly, as you land in Edinburgh, you are greeted by billboards from different investment funds advertising their credentials in responsible and sustainable investment and ...

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Factors that will determine Nigeria’s economy in 2020

In this interview, Bismarck Rewane,  a member of the Presidential  Economic Advisory Council, and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives, projects that Nigeria will likely achieve a higher economic growth of 2.3 percent in 2020. He, however stressed that this growth projection is subject to how the authorities respond to three major factors. These factors he said include investors’ concern ...

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SIM Data Verification a Continuous Exercise, by NCC

INTERVIEW: *Commission in active collaboration with NIMC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has again re-assured Nigerians that there is no iota of truth in media speculations that 95.7 million SIM cards have been rendered null and void due to alleged poor deployment of technology. Speaking with journalists in an interview recently, the NCC’s Executive Commissioner for Stakeholder Management, Mr Sunday ...

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Interview: Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi, Nigeria

STARTUP INTERVIEW: Chijioke Dozie is the CEO and co-Founder of OneFi, a leading African Mobile-First Consumer Lending Business that has disbursed over $40m to consumers since inception. Tell us something about OneFi? At OneFi, we issue small loans to the financially underserved mass retail segment, via our mobile app “Paylater”, a Nigerian leading digital financial services platform that specializes in consumer ...

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Interview: Kingsley Ndiewo, CEO, Funtrench, Kenya

STARTUP INTERVIEW: Kingsley Ndiewo is the CEO and founder of Funtrench, a technology training institution in Kenya and Africa. He engaged Africa Business Communities about his company, in this exclusive interview. Please introduce Funtrench to us Funtrench is a technology company that is building an ecosystem of emerging technologies in Africa. We established our campus last year in July focusing on training ...

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Layer 3 Brings Secure, Automated Multicloud To Enterprise

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Delivering on its promise to empower digital transformation for enterprise customers, Layer3 has expanded its portfolio with a new multicloud orchestration platform designed to simplify deployment of enterprise workloads, managed services and third-party cloud resources.   In advancing this course, Layer3 very recently, organized a two-day workshop with the theme “Simplify Your Path to a Secure and ...

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Energy Sector Digitalization Key To Service Improvement – Nwosu

Kenneth ChinenyezeNwosu, is a first class engineer, an IT professional, an e-health practitioner and a sustainability enthusiast, who holds an MBA in Information Technology, a Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) and MSc in Health Informatics. The graduate of University of Benin, who believes that Nigeria’s problems can only be solved by Nigerians, is currently the President of SITNigeria, an organization ...

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Renewable Energy Tech Innovation Key To Affordable Power – Rensource Energy

Mr. Muyiwa Kolawole has been in the business of technology, e-Commerce, and renewable energy. In this nterview with Edward Nnachi, Senior Correspondent, the Director of Operations at Rensource Distributed Energy Ltd said innovation and deployment of solar technology is key to bringing affordable and clean power to Nigerians. The thinking in this part of the world that renewable energy technology ...

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NCC To License 5 Additional Broadband Infrastructure Companies

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday announced that it would soon commence the second phases of the licensing of five additional Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos). Director, Public Affairs at NCC, Mr Tony Ojobo said in a statement that the licensing of the five InfraCos would bring to seven, the total number of companies issued with the licence. MainOne and IHS won the ...

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