Farmcrowdy unveils commodity aggregator Farmgate Africa

Farmcrowdy unveils commodity aggregator Farmgate Africa   

Agri fintech startup, Farmcrowdy, today unveiled Farmgate Africa, its commodity aggregator platform.
NIBSS

NIBSS reveals new TAT for reversals, transfers, and transaction timeouts

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS), says banks are working towards attaining shorter time for electronic payment (e-payment) transactions.
Facebook is considering paying media outlets for news tab

Facebook is considering paying media outlets for news tab

Media organisations could soon begin to receive paychecks from Facebook, as the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, plans to create a news tab for quality news sources.

Nigeria missing from Amazon VS Microsoft cloud battle

Nigeria is off the radar as Amazon and Microsoft's Azure take the battle for cloud dominance to Africa.
Uber acquires Careem, Dubai ride-hailing services, Regulatory approvals

Uber’s acquisition of rival, Careem, raises anti-competition concerns

Uber will drop a whopping $3.1 billion to acquire Dubai-bases Careem. But officials are not pleased with the development.
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, GTBank Playground Play Centre, Lekki, Banking

GTBank goes beyond banking, launches digital playground for children

The GTBank Play Centre is equipped with a wide array of interactive games that will give kids a fun and immersive digital experience
Early Metrics rates Konga, Zinox acquires Konga, Konga joins Intel's Retail Accelerator Programme

Early Metrics rates Konga high among league of global Startups

Early Metrics' ratings support decision makers such as investors and corporates in identifying innovative startups worthy of their time and money.
OneFi acquires Amplify, Paylater, Fintech companies

OneFi acquires Amplify as part of its one-stop-shop drive

The acquisition will see OneFi take over Amplify’s assets, tradements, and flagship products.
Google fined N613.1bn for AdSense clauses

Google fined N613.1bn for AdSense clauses

The company has been accused of using its market dominance to dictate the activities of rival online search advertisers such as Yahoo.
LCC e-Tag glitch gives Lekki commuters a temporary tax rebate

LCC e-Tag glitch gives Lekki commuters a temporary tax rebate

Commuters can be forgiven for thinking that fortune has smiled on them and blessed them with free rides.
TeamApt - Nigerian fintech, TeamApt, to expand to the Americas later this year

Nigerian fintech, TeamApt, to expand to the Americas later this year

Nigerian financial technology firm, TeamApt, plans to expand its oepration into Latin America countries by the third quarter of the year.
EFCC has begun the use of drones but there is a problem..

EFCC has begun the use of drones but there is a problem..

On Saturday, March 9th, 2019, during the Gubernatorial and State houses of Assembly elections, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tweeted a picture...
Huawei, United States, Legal action, Texas, Meng Wanzhou

Huawei accuses the United States of hacking

The confrontation between Chinese leading technology company, Huawei and the United States has nowhere reached its end, as Huawei, today, announced the company has filed a lawsuit against the US government.
Nigeria has one of the cheapest mobile data prices in Africa

Nigeria has one of the cheapest mobile data prices in Africa

Data from UK-based price comparison website — Cable, has shown that Nigerian telecoms companies offer some of the cheapest mobile data rates in Africa.
Computer Village, Phone Swap

Phone Swap: Phone retailers losing business segment to black market

Before you walk into a phone retail shop for a phone swap, ensure that you are not quick to anger and you are an individual with few words, because the response of the staff in charge will probably push you over the edge.
OyaPay, Paystack, Techpoint, NCC, Fintech

CEO discloses how family affair shutdown OyaPay’s operation

One year after its launch into the financial tech space, OyaPay, a Nigerian mobile-based point-of-sale startup has shut down operations at a time Fintech companies are rebranding for growth and seeking investment for expansion.
Hello Tractor, CTA partnership, Agric Tech, Agricbusiness

Hello Tractor begins expansion drive with CTA deal

Hello Tractor, a Nigerian agri-tech startup, has given its expansion drive beyond the shores of Nigeria a boost by securing a partnership with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA).
Elon Musk, Tesla, SEC, Stock, Twitter

Elon Musk fires back at SEC on twitter

Elon Musk and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission have continued their verbal attack.
CcHUB, Kigali, Rwanda, Design Lab, Tech Innovation

Nigeria’s CcHUB expands into East Africa

Nigeria's Co-creation HUB (CcHUB) have made inroad into the eastern region of Africa. The company launched its outfit in Kigali, Rwanda, a move that intends to foster regional technology ecosystem in the continent.

Fintech companies to watch out for in 2019  

The disruption fintechs have brought about is certainly undeniable, even as their effectiveness is one of the qualities that have distinguished them.
Nigeria vs Kenya, Nigerians spending pattern

REACH research report shows Nigerian spending patterns

Following the release of its annual report, comparing spending habits between Nigeria and Kenya, Nairametrics interviewed JR Kanu, the founder of Reach, a fintech company.
Paga

Paga’s Tayo Oviosu joins 84th cohorts of Endeavour Entrepreneurs

Nigeria’s online payment service provider, Paga has announced that it currently processes $160 million worth of deals monthly.
Kobo360

Kobo360 set to scale operations to other African countries

Logistics startup, Kobo360, has raised a $6 million equity investment led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with participation from others including Silicon Valley investors WTI
Tech Roundup

Tech roundup: MTN joins the league of IoT, you may use 5G in your...

We go behind the scenes, focusing on some of the major talking points and backstories just to keep you updated with the latest developments in the tech space.

Habari, Nigeria’s Largest Platform for Music, Shopping, Lifestyle Content and More, Goes Live

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has announced the launch of Habari, Nigeria’s largest platform for music, shopping, lifestyle content and more
Adesola Adeduntan, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank (centre); flanked by Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank (third left); Folake Ani-Mumuney, Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, FirstBank (second left); Adebayo Olanrewaju, Head, Digital Banking, e-Business, FirstBank (extreme left); Olusegun Alebiosu, Chief Risk Officer, FirstBank (third right); Lola Ekugo, Head, Digital Lab, e-Business, FirstBank (second right) and Chuma Ezirim, Group Head, e-Business Group, FirstBank (extreme right) at the formal launch of the FirstBank Chat Banking on WhatsApp held at the FirstBank Digital Lab, Yaba, Lagos.

How First Bank supports Economic Summit, growing local enterprises

The need to raise Nigeria and Nigerians from poverty to prosperity was the anchor point for economists, captains of industries, key policymakers and corporate...
Interswitch

Top 7 facts about the new Interswitch Block Chain Service (Supply Chain Financing Module)

The demand for blockchain-based services is on the increase globally, while the technology powering these services is growing at a rapid pace. The potential applications for blockchain technology are almost without limit
MTN, Disney - MTN court case, Nigeria Stock Exchange, Listing, Rob Shuter, Oscar Onyema, Kogi State, Facility, Lawsuit

MTN builds partner ecosystem

MTN Nigeria along with hundreds of Nigerian businesses; large-scale to SMEs, came together for the ICT Company’s maiden Partner Summit, themed ‘MTN Fusion’.
Tech Roundup

Tech News Roundup: Paystack, Google, Arik Air all in the news

Welcome to Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup.
Tech Roundup

Tech News Round Up: Facebook gets fined as TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 holds in...

Welcome to Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup. This week, as always, we bring you a compilation of the major tech events and activities that made the news.

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UPDATE: Dangote announces impending sale of Dangote Flour Mills Plc to Olam

The Board of Dangote Flour Mills Plc has notified the NSE and the investing public about the acquisition of its shares by Olam International Limited.
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