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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...

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 Nigeria, MTN gets CBN licence

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.
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.

Flutterwave completes series A extension round of financing

Flutterwave has announced the completion of its Series A Extension round of financing.
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.
Bolt Taxify

Taxify launches operation in Ibadan and Owerri

Ride-hailing platform, Taxify has expanded its operations within the country with the launch of services.
Jumia Technologies, Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet set to list Jumia shares on NYSE

There are strong indications that Rocket Internet, owner of e-commerce platform Jumia.
Omowale David-Ashiru

Meet Omowale David-Ashiru, the first female Andela Nigeria Country Director

Andela has announced the appointment of Omowale David-Ashiru as its Nigeria country director.

Artificial Intelligence in Banking- Series 1

The opportunities for the application of AI in banking are immense

WhatsApp to start charging some users soon

WhatsApp has announced plans to launch a new pay-to-use tool for businesses to communicate with their customers.

Lagosians can now enjoy free WiFi services from Google

Google has announced the launch of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Lagos.

NCC wants investors to fully harness the potentials of Nigeria’s tech sector

Nigeria currently has a very vibrant tech ecosystem with a lot of investment opportunities.

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.

These Nigerian entrepreneurs have benefited from Alibaba’s training in China

4 Nigerians are among beneficiaries of the UNCTAD and Alibaba Business School training in China for 29 young Africans.
Financial Technology

Positive outlook as Africa FinTech attracts over $100 million in investments

Industry players in Nigeria's FinTech ecosystem will meet in London to deliberate on investment strategies. 

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

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

Report: Instagram dominates as 22 million Nigerians use internet for social media

More Nigerians are using the internet for personal purposes.

Nigeria ranks 156th in 2018 worldwide broadband speed report

The report findings are based on more than 163 million speed tests conducted in 200 countries around the world.

Startups: Funding rounds and what they mean.

Here, we take a closer look at the types of rounds and what they mean.

#StartupSouth to hold annual entrepreneurship conference in Owerri come November 2nd

#StartupSouth, has announced that its 2018 annual startup conference (#StartupSouth4) will hold on November 2, 2018.
Tech Roundup

Nigeria Tech Roundup: Paylater, Uber, Nairabet all in the news

This week, we bring you a compilation of the major tech events and activities that made the news.
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.

Artificial Intelligence (AI); Your jobs, sex dolls and what else is coming

Like every other tech buzzword, Artificial intelligence or AI as it is more popularly called, has dominated the tech blogs, conferences, funding news and...
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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...

Telecos set to settle ₦165bn interconnect debt by July

Telecommunications firms in Nigeria have finally agreed to settle their ₦165 billion-worth of interconnect debt by July, Nigerian Communications Commision (NCC) has said. The Commission's Chairman,...
Nigerian Mobile Internet Users

Why Glo and 9mobile are losing their internet mobile subscribers

Nigeria's active mobile telephone users increased to 160 million in April, with internet users reaching 101.2 million in the same period, up from 100.6...


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.