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Sanofi
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving the lives of people worldwide, is calling on technology entrepreneurs and startups in Nigeria to participate in its 2020 AfricaTech Challenge. AfricaTech is a lab dedicated by Sanofi at VivaTech ...
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Samsung Galaxy
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Samsung is unveiling three new smartphones at today’s Unpacked event, the Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra, which will be launched from 13 March 2020. While the company may be skipping the teens by jumping from the S10 to the ...
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Huawei
Technology & Business

The tenuous relationship between the United States and the Chinese telecommunication giant, Huawei is about to take a new turn. The country has been told to buy controlling stakes in European companies, Nokia and Ericsson to compete with Huawei. ...
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Apple
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Apple Inc.’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths. Virtually all of ...
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WhastApp
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

WhatsApp is about to stop working on millions of unfortunate people’s phones. The Facebook-owned app stopped supporting a number of devices on December 31. And on February 1, it will render lots more handsets out of date. On ...
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Flutterwave
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Flutterwave, a Nigerian-based payments technology company with operations in Africa, yesterday announced that it has closed a $35 million Series B from a consortium of strategic investors. The round was co-led by Greycroft & eVentures with additional participation ...
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NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

The Co-Chief Executive Officer of an e-commerce company, Konga, Prince Nnamdi Ekeh has disclosed how the company made it to the top as a clear leader in the competitive e-commerce market. While speaking during the CNN Marketplace Africa on the sidelines ...
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FSD Africa
INTERNATIONAL Technology & Business

Again, two financial technology companies in Africa, MFS Africa, and Frontclear, have secured $3.2 million worth of investments from FSD Africa Investments. This latest round of funds means FSD Africa Investments has invested $12.9 million in the duo fintechs. In 2018, ...
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NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Visa is purchasing the financial technology company Plaid for $5.3 billion, a major push by the payment processing giant into other types of money transfer systems outside of Visa’s traditional credit and debit card business. Plaid allows consumers ...
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Paga
COVER NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

  The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paga, Tayo Oviosu, has disclosed that the mobile payment company recorded over $2 billion worth of transactions in 2019 across all markets as it served the unbanked communities in rural areas ...
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NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will resign from the newly public company’s board next week, effectively severing ties with the ride-hailing company he co-founded a decade ago. Uber, once considered the world’s most valuable startup, turbocharged the gig ...
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ZKTeco
COVER NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

ZKTeco, one of the world leaders in biometrics technology, identity management, and security applications, has said it plans to establish its business in Nigeria that will serve as the hub for the sub-Saharan market. The Chinese company, with ...
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Interlinked Technologies
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

The Board and Management of Interlinked Technologies Plc has announced the appointment of Ajibola Edwards as the new Non-Executive Director of the company. This follows High Chief Jerry Eze Okwuonu’s resignation from the company’s board. This was disclosed in a ...
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Cyber Attacks
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

The latest African cybersecurity study by Demadiur Systems Limited has revealed that banks, insurance companies, and government institutions in Nigeria spent an estimated sum of $270.22 million in 2018 to prevent cyberattacks.  How the funds were deployed: Some of ...
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Facebook's Payroll Stolen
COVER NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Facebook on Friday alerted employees that hard drives rich with information about those on the social network’s payroll was stolen from a car last month. “We have seen no evidence of abuse and believe this was a smash ...
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Financial Services Innovators
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

The Financial Services Innovators (FSI) – a community of fintech enthusiasts passionate about driving innovation in the financial services industry recently launched the Nigerian Industry Innovation Sandbox at the sidelines of EFInA’s Financial Inclusion Conference in Lagos. This ...
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President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his administration’s commitment to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians. He made the remark on Wednesday, at the launch of the country’s National Security Strategy document at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President thanked the nation’s security agencies for contributing a lot towards ensuring a secured Nigeria. He said: “I am very pleased to note that the National Security Strategy of 2019 is a product of painstaking and rigorous deliberations by relevant stakeholders committed to the task of safeguarding our nation form both internal and external threats. “It represents a thoughtful, strategic and practical expression of our resolve to make Nigeria safe for development, investment, growth and prosperity for everybody. “The task that now lies before us is the execution of the strategy and the achievement of a safer and more secured nation. It is a task to which this administration remains fully and unreservedly committed.” The President assured citizens that government is working hard to address the security challenges confronting some parts of the country. “As we continue to work towards completely ending the insurgency in the North-East, and laying the foundations of sustainable peace and development in the region, we are also addressing conflicts between farmers and herders, banditry and various forms of security challenges.” The President, who stressed that his administration will not lose focus on its three-point agenda, listed education, healthcare and agriculture as part of his second term agenda. “In addition to security, economic diversification and fighting corruptions, our administration priorities for the second term include pursuing improvements in education, healthcare and agriculture. “These priorities reflect our commitment to enhancing the social security of Nigerians as a means of improving their physical security. I’m happy to observe that the National Security Strategy reflects this thinking with emphasis on overall human security,” the President stated. President Buhari noted that the 2019 National Security Strategy was a product of wide consultations that will go a long way in promoting public safety. He said: “I’m pleased also to know that the strategy emerged after a long time consultative and participatory process that elicited contributions primarily from our security, intelligence, law enforcement agencies and the armed forces. Other stakeholders such as ministries, department and agencies and the civil society were also contributory to this strategy. As such, this strategy will help us take government wide and society wide measures, designed to promote the public safety and the national security.” President Buhari said security is about bottom to top operation thus, failure at any level will lead to serious lapse in overall security. He therefore, called on all stakeholders from heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs, to see themselves as stakeholders and partners in the onerous task of securing “our people and to demonstrate unity of purpose in implementing this strategy.” The President also commended the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Mungonu (Rtd), and his team for delivering on the document. Highpoint of the event was the public presentation of the document on National Security by the President and Commander of Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari. Present at the launch of the document were members of the Federal Executive Council as well as Service Chiefs and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu as well as Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege and the Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. The document is reviewed every five years.
COVER Technology & Business

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their roles at the helm of parent firm Alphabet and handing the reins to current Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the company said Tuesday. Pichai will take over ...
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Fintech
COVER NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Financial Technology (Fintechs) companies in Nigeria have so far attracted over $400 million investment in 2019 reflecting increased confidence in the burgeoning segment of the financial system. Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele disclosed this ...
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PayPal
NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

PayPal announced today it has agreed to acquire Honey  Science Corporation, the makers of a deal-finding browser add-on and mobile application, for $4 billion, mostly cash. The acquisition, which is PayPal’s largest to date, will give the payments giant ...
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FarmCrowdy
COVER NEWSLETTER Technology & Business

Nigerian, Mr Kenneth Obiajulu-Okonkwo, and five other Africans have been selected among 10 startups by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Obiajulu-Okonkwo, who is the co-Founder and Managing Director of FarmCrowdy Nigeria, prior to their selection, participated ...
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