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Understanding regulatory technology and the role of regulators in Nigeria

Understanding regulatory technology and the role of regulators in Nigeria

Regulatory technology (“RegTech”) is an emerging field within the financial services industry that uses information technology to enhance regulatory processes.
UK demonstrates commitment to the advancement of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

UK demonstrates commitment to the advancement of West Africa’s Agro-Industry

The United Kingdom continues to demonstrate its commitment to ‘doing better business’ on the African continent with the inaugural edition of the UK-West Africa Agritech Summit organised by the UK Department for International Trade.
aboyeji

Flutterwave completes series A extension round of financing

Flutterwave has announced the completion of its Series A Extension round of financing.
FutureHackk Agriculture

Win N3 million in the upcoming FG FutureHack challenge; apply now

@nitdanigeria's FutureHack challenge is currently accepting and reviewing applications to be shortlisted as part of its July 2019 hackathon event.
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
Samsung expected to supply OLED panels for Apple’s iPhone in 2020 

Samsung expected to supply OLED panels for Apple’s iPhone in 2020 

Apple already has its 2020 iPhone lineup prepared as it plans to release the biggest iPhone ever in history.
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.
Truecaller records 130% growth so far this year, Truecaller responds to breaching Nigerian’s privacy rights , Nigeria ranked among top 20 countries affected by spams calls, SMS - Truecaller 

Truecaller responds to breaching Nigerians’ privacy rights 

Call filtering service, Truecaller has responded to NITDA’s probe on its alleged breach of privacy rights of Nigerians.
Africa Fintech Foundry, AFF conference in Nigeria, Tech innovators

$10,000 up for grabs as AFF gathers tech innovators

The biggest innovation conference in Africa, Africa Fintech Foundry (@AFFoundry) will be held next week in Nigeria. The tech startup with the best initiative will be awarded a cash prize of $10,000.
uber dara

Uber is acquiring a grocery delivery startup  

Uber has announced that it will be acquiring a grocery delivery startup, Cornershop. The company made it known that it is expecting its acquisition of a majority ownership stake in Cornershop in early 2020.
Aishah Ahmad, Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele,, CBN emphasizes Fintech regulation, tasks Fintechs on inclusion, Here’s why women are financially excluded in Nigeria 

CBN emphasizes Fintech regulation, tasks Fintechs on inclusion  

The CBN has tasked Fintech companies to put in more effort to drive financial inclusion in Nigeria by providing services at low cost to consumers.  
Tech founders raise funds to combat SARS’ extortion, harassment

Tech founders raise funds to combat SARS’ extortion, harassment

Following the harassment of a software developer by SARS officials, tech founders have resolved to raise funds to combat similar occurrences.
Bluechip Tecnologies

Kenya’s tech sector welcomes a Nigerian rival, Bluechip Technologies 

Tech companies in Nairobi have a new competitor in town and it’s Nigeria’s Bluechip Technologies. Establishing an office in the East African region means Bluechip Technologies is now present in four African countries. 
Facebook acquires tech startup 

Facebook acquires tech startup 

Facebook has announced the acquisition of CTRL-labs, a tech start-up which specializes in the mind-controlling of machines.
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.
Huawei to rival Android with new operating system amidst US ban, Huawei, Huawei staff members to get $286 million cash reward, here’s why 

Huawei competes with Apple, announces release date for new smartwatch

Barely days after Tech Company, Apple released its new line of products, ranging from the iPhone 11 series to the Apple Watch Series 5, Huawei has announced the release date of its smartwatch. 
Tech Roundup

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

Welcome to Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup.
Mastercard buys Jumia shares, Jumia get $56 million from Mastercard, Jumia NYSE IPO listing, MTN, Jumia Investors, Q3 ’19: Jumia grows revenue by 52%, Like Gabon, Congo, Jumia shuts operations in Cameroon, Jumia: Platform that holds the Ace in Africa 

DEAL: Jumia has sold its real estate assets portal to EMPG’s Mubawab

Dubai-based Emerging Markets Property Group (EMPG), Mubawab has secured the purchase of Jumia's North-African real estate portal, Jumia House.

These are the top money lending apps to watch in 2018

Access to loans from traditional Nigerian financial institutions is difficult for individuals and small entrepreneurs, if not almost impossible. On rare occasions where available,...
Tijani Nyola

CcHUB unveils Nyota, showcases Africa’s top tech pioneers 

CcHUB unveils Nyota, showcases Africa’s top tech pioneers 
Tech Roundup

Tech Roundup: FirstBank, Facebook, and Youtube all in the news this week

This week, as always, we bring you a compilation of the major tech events and activities that made the news.
Nigeria miles away from financial inclusion goal - FT Partners 

Nigeria, miles away from financial inclusion goal – FT Partners 

Nigeria's journey to becoming the Giant of Africa, especially in financial inclusiveness, is farther than it appears. #FinTech #MOBILEMONEY #PoS #e-WALLET
EZ Farming

Nigerian agric-tech startup, EZ Farming clinches $150,000 seed funding 

EZ Farming is the latest agricultural technology startup to benefit from a $150,000 seed funding from 500 startups,
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.

How NCC plans to combat call-masking and save the telecoms sector

NCC plans to combat the problem of call-masking once and for all by deploying a technological solution.
Toyota Electric car market, Electric car companies, Toyota solar electric cars

Toyota begins solar testing for electric cars as market competition heats up

The electric car market is still in its growth phase but already saturated with various companies looking to edge out the other, however, to establish their footprints more innovations are being incorporated, and @ToyotaMotorCorp is reportedly working on one.
Facebook widens anti-fake news project to 10 more African countries, Facebook just changed its logo, here’s why , Facebook launches new payment platform, Facebook Pay, Startups in Facebook Accelerator Programme raise $500,000  

Facebook just rebranded, here’s why 

As part of its effort to rebrand its image, Facebook has changed its popular blue logo.
Tech Roundup

Tech Roundup: Google, NIPOST was in the news this week

Welcome to Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup. This week we bring you a compilation of the major tech news.
Nigerian SMEs

It often helps to look back at where we’ve come from – Sim Shagaya

Nigerian entrepreneur and business mogul, Sim Shagaya, took to his Twitter page to reflect on how far technology has come.
Lagos offers tech founders N250 million seed fund, cuts stringent access 

Lagos offers tech founders N250 million seed fund, cuts stringent access 

Entrepreneurs and innovators in the tech space in Lagos State now have new fund support worth N250 million to accelerate their ideas and startups.