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Entries open for Nigerian FinTech Awards

Organiser of the Nigerian FinTech Awards, an integral part of the weeklong Lagos Fintech Week, will recognise and reward innovation in the use of information technology in the financial industry as well those who have contributed to its success. A statement signed by chairman of the organising committee, Dr. Yele Okeremi, said there would be […]

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Keystone Bank introduces ‘Zero Data’ Mobile Banking feature

Customers of Keystone Bank Limited, Nigeria’s most innovative banking services provider, can now transact banking services at their convenience on the new ‘Keystone Bank Mobile App’ with Zero Data. The feature which is another first from the Bank and in the Nigerian banking sector, enables customers enjoy banking services on their mobile phones without data. […]

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iPhone XR marketer promises consumers improved

As part of its strategies to impact lives of consumers, especially during this festive period, Redinton Nigeria, the sole distributor of iPhone brand in the country, has introduced iPhone XR, the latest technology from the stable of Apple Incorporated, to the Nigerian market, with the assurance that it would further boost the social status of […]

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NSE unveils X-Bot, AI to provide market participation​

Friday, December 28, 2018 The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE or The Exchange) is pleased to announce the launch of X-Bot, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Chatbot that responds directly and automatically to enquiries through Facebook Messenger. X-Bot which is the first African securities exchange Chatbot is designed to provide market participants, especially retail investors, convenient, faster […]

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BCN, Google partner to launch free Wi-Fi in Abuja

In a move to foster internet connection in Nigeria, Backbone Connectivity Network (BCN), in partnership with Google, has launched a free, high-speed and public Wi-Fi hotspot in Abuja. The station, which was launched recently, was the kickoff of Google’s intention to rollout free internet service in Northern Nigeria, as it was launched in three strategic […]

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How Nigerians browsed the Internet in 2018

The Internet is a globally connected network system that uses Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) as one of the main Internet protocol suite. The TCP originates in the initial network implementation and complements the Internet Protocol (IP). Therefore, the entire suite is commonly referred to as TCP/IP to transmit data via various types of media. Internet […]

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MTN partners PayJoy, TD Mobile to drive financial-tech scheme with Sterling bank

MTN Nigeria has partnered with PayJoy, a Silicon Valley-based technology company, TD Mobile and Sterling Bank to unveil a revolutionary technology-driven device financing scheme. The scheme would enable Nigerians from all walks of life own high-end devices by paying at flexible instalments. The official launch of the scheme was held in Lagos recently. In attendance […]

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LG plan to launch Google Assistant TVs

LG Electronics has concluded plans to launch smarter electronic devices with Google Assistant facilities. The electronic giant said in a statement that the Google Assistant electronic gadgets which would be launched in seven more markets including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, Spain and the United Kingdom, would be available on all of LG’s webOS-based […]

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Google launches Certification Programme in Nigeria

Google has announced the launch of its partners programme in Nigeria, which is designed to further empower the country’s digital ecosystem. The certification programme brings together Google and advertising agencies, digital marketing agencies, and other online consultants who manage AdWords accounts. The company, which made the disclosure recently in Lagos, explained that the initiative was […]

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Foreign government hackers target US senators, aides’ Gmail

Attempts by foreign government hackers to break into the personal email accounts of U.S. senators and their aides persist — yet the Senate’s security office is refusing to defend them, a lawmaker says. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, said in a Wednesday letter to Senate leaders that his office discovered that “at least one […]

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Nigerian teenagers’ wins 2018 Technovation World Pitch in Silicon Valley

A team of Nigerian female teenagers on Thursday emerged winner of the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California, United States. The team, Save-A-Soul, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country. They were selected from 2,000 mobile app developers to represent Africa at the world […]

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Heineken’s #192countries, the most talked-about social media campaign

Social media personalities have described the ongoing Heineken Nigeria’s 192 countries social media campaign as the most talked-about public relations campaign. In a statement, Marketing Director, Nigeria Breweries, NB, Franco Mario Maggi said social media users have continued to express their excitement on the new campaign and “timelines are constantly being flooded by #192 countries.” […]

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