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SEC new circular restricting trading of foreign securities by investment platforms in Nigeria

The circular dated 8 April 2021, issues a strong warning to these investment platforms and Capital Market Operators (“CMOs”) in partnership with them to provide brokerage services OPINION By Ibrahim Moshood: The apex regulator of securities in Nigeria, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has issued a circular, with respect to technology investment platforms providing the Nigerian public with access ...

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New bird flu hits 7 Nigeria states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced Tuesday it has confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu” 8n seven northern states. The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu told News Agency of Nigeria, on Tuesday in Abuja during an interview. The states include Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger. Avian Influenza is a strain of ...

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Anambra in new moves to deepen broadband access, hosts stakeholders’ forum

Anambra State Government under the leadership of His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano, has convened a stakeholders’ forum as part of plans to boost the South Eastern (Nigeria) State’s broadband infrastructure. The forthcoming Stakeholders’ Forum on the theme: “Facilitating Broadband Access in Anambra State through a Favourable Right of Way Regime”, is scheduled to hold on March 30, 2021 at 02:00pm (West African ...

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e-Waste: Nigeria to establish new 30 collection centres


There are some 30 distinct opportunities in the electronic waste sub-industry in the country as Nigeria gears up to improve collection of e-waste and create more jobs. Nigeria is opening-up the electronic waste (e-waste) sub-industry in order to create more Nigeria will soon get a boost in the electronic waste (e-waste) sub-industry with the opening up of applications for establishment ...

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COVID-19: FirstBank Launches Contactless ATM in Nigeria


IT News Nigeria In the light of COVID-19, FirstBank has launched the FastTrack ATM, a Next Generation ATM and first of its kind in Africa, designed to promote financial activities on the ATM devoid of any form of physical interaction with the machine. The introduction of the FastTrack ATM which is done in partnership with Inlaks enables customers carry out ...

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Digital Encode named Cybersecurity Company of the Decade and Compliance Advisory Company of the Decade

Digital Encode, a leading consulting and integration firm, has received industry-wide accolades, for the specialties in the design, management and security of business-critical networks, telecommunications environment and other IT infrastructures, in Nigeria and indeed Africa.After receiving massive votes, the team from Digital Encode received standing ovation at the year 2020 Beacon of Information Technology (BoICT) Lecture/Awards held on Saturday, November ...

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Groups Task CBN, NCC on Fintech Needs Survey

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The Fintech specialists and other stakeholders have tasked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigeria Security Commission to conduct a talent needs survey IT News Nigeria: According to the professionals the survey will help the regulators to understand the type of manpower challenges the industry is facing and to assist the education and training institutes ...

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Ventures Platform Foundation launches applications for Start Up North East

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Ventures Platform Foundation : US Embassy-backed incubation program calls for tech solutions for millions impacted by North Eastern Nigeria crisis Ventures Platform Foundation, the social impact arm of Ventures Platform Hub, has announced a call for applications from Nigerian startups for Start Up North East, an incubation programme for early-stage companies building innovative tech solutions for communities hit by the ...

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Hate Speech: Lai Muhammed says there’s no bill targeting social media in Nigerian Senate

Hate Speech Bill: Information Minister, Lai Muhammed has said Tuesday there is no bill targeting social media in the Nigerian Senate. In November 2020, two senators from Niger State Senators Sani Musa (APC Niger East) and Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC Niger North) put in place two obnoxious bills as the Internet Falsehood Manipulation Bill and Establishment of National Commission for ...

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