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Accion Venture offers 30% of investment fund to African Fintechs driving financial inclusion

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.
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.
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.
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.

How Tech is disrupting Nigeria’s transport ecosystem by Fisayo Durojaiye

This is an attempt to dissect Nigeria’s technology-enabled Transportation sector.
Financial Technology

The regulation fueling the continuous rise of Fintech in Nigeria by @AremoFisayo

The United Kingdom is arguably the most Fintech-friendly nation on earth; hence, it is a major Fintech hub.
Entrepreneur Photo by Ben Rosett on Unsplash

Entrepreneurs have no Shame! by Fisayo Durojaiye

I thought that being an entrepreneur would give me more time to do other things outside of waking up in the morning, rushing to join Lagos traffic and coming back home really late at night. I thought that as an entrepreneur, I will have time for other things. Alas, that’s a lie from the pit of hell.

Top Tech Stories for the week ended June 8th 2018

Welcome to the maiden edition of Nairametrics’ tech news roundup. This is a weekly compilation of all the main tech events and activities that...

Paga Eureka and suddenly ‘Savings’ is now a Feature

Nigeria’s Fintech space is gradually showing signs of maturity and consolidation. Most CEOs are looking to become the next big winners after Interswitch. Like...
Mathew McCooe, CEO of Connecticut Innovations

How Nigerian entrepreneurs can participate in this $5m global venture challenge

Nigerian startups are in for good times as VentureClash comes to Lagos this May. The competition is slated to hold at the Radisson Blu in Lagos between...
Photo by Jordan Andrews on Unsplash

Why MVN not BVN is the key to unlocking Nigeria’s data potential

We probably all know that there are myriads of bio-metric datasets currently available to the Nigerian government. If you have an international passport, driver’s...
Konga offline

Analysis: What the future holds for the New Konga!

We’ve all read about what likely went wrong with Konga. I wrote a piece about that as well, but before then I had written...

Meet FINT, the FinTech Company that wants to change micro-lending in Nigeria

FINT.ng is a loan marketplace that connects borrowers to lenders. Borrowers get access to credit at affordable rates and lenders get their money back...

Opinion: Is NITDA’s grant to these startups a joke?

According to reports by Techpoint, Nigerian Startups raised a total of $9.24m in Q1 2018. The report reveals that 14 were involved in forms...

So, who is Supporting the Non-Tech Ecosystem?

Nairametrics| I have been thinking about this topic for some time now. In fact, what got me to think is the use of the...

Updated: Kinnevik explains why iROKO Tv was removed from its list of its Investee Companies

Swedish tech investment company Kinnevik may have reduced the relevance of its stake in iROKOTV as it did not disclose the PayTV as one...

This is Farmcrowdy: The startup leading Agrictech in Nigeria

When Nairametrics team visited Farmcrowdy's office on the Island,  it was as if we were stepping into a farmland. At the waiting area, we...
Nelson Olanipekun, founder of Gavel. Credit: Tola Omolayo

How Gavel intends to transform the judicial system using technology

With 80 percent of inmates in the Nigerian prisons awaiting trial, there is a likelihood that inmates die before they get a due hearing before...

The second coming of Etisalat

I remember the advert in preparation for a telco that will change the face of the industry. The unzipping of the mouth and the...

How tech stocks are performing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

Tech firms all around the world have occupied an increasingly dominant space. Facebook and Whatsapp are used by billions of people around the world....

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,...

Top Nigerian Fintech Apps to watch in 2018

Fintech is relatively new in Nigeria but as with all technology driven sectors, it has become a necessity. ...

How Transsion is becoming the most dominant force in Nigeria’s mobile revolution

Much has been said about the mobile phone revolution in Nigeria –the depth of its penetration even in remote areas, and how this technology...

How these Nigerian companies used offline strategies to create success online

Let’s get this clear; it is extremely difficult, if not practically impossible, to build a solely online consumer internet business in Nigeria and by...

Much Ado About Nothing – The Andela Uproar!

Let me start with an apology. I was meant to publish the second episode of the ongoing series on capital raising, however, I got...

Artificial Intelligence, Andela and Africa’s looming technology slavery

Globalization, software and the Internet are changing the world faster than we all can catch up. From election hacking to disruption of transportation to...

TSTV vs DSTV: How to take on a Monopoly

Last week I wrote a post mortem, my thoughts on why I believed GoMyWay failed. Seriously guys, I did not enjoy it. This week,...

Analysis: 4 years after the hype, GSM Porting amounts to zilch

It's now 4 years since the NCC introduced Mobile Number Portability (MNP) in the Nigerian telecoms sector. Back in May 2013 when the NCC...

Why the M-Pesa miracle has failed to work in Nigeria

Funds transfer in Nigeria has come a very long way. Today, if you want to transfer money to your kid in a University located...

TechFriday: How not to build an App

Investor: Can you share your idea? Entrepreneur: I want to revolutionize the transport system in Lagos. I want to “disrupt” all these danfos Investor: So how...


Nigerian Banks stocks are bleeding but these two banks are soaring

Two banking stocks, in particular, are posting double-digit growth in their stock prices this year to date.
Oluwaseun Onigbinde

BudgIT’s Onigbinde has resigned as Technical Adviser to Ministry of Budget

Seun Onigbinde's (@seunonigbinde) resignation is coming barely weeks after his appointment as Technical Adviser to the Budget Minsitry was made public.
How Federal Government plans to increase VAT to 7.2% affects you

Buhari constitutes new Economic Advisory Council, as Soludo, Rewane, make list

Pesident Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council. The advisory council will replace the current Economic Management Team and will be reporting directly to the President.