Africa: Nigeria Struggles As MM International Remittances’ Boom in Africa

By Chike Onwuegbuchi Nigeria’s is still struggling while other African countries are enjoying mobile money international remittances and experts who should know are worried. Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Associate, Mobilemoney Africa, explained that Mobile international remittance is about convenience and cost saving for the senders and recipients of international remittances. “It makes mobile… Read full story… Read more Africa: Nigeria Struggles As MM International Remittances’ Boom in Africa

Nigeria: Globacom Positions As Nigeria’s Largest Telecoms Operator

By Adeyemi Adepetun Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications industry is set to witness a major acquisition on or before December 31. This follows the bidding process that would eventually provide a fresh investor for 9Mobile, formerly Etisalat. 9mobile is being sold after regulators saved the company from collapse when both an investment fund and Etisalat exited… Read more Nigeria: Globacom Positions As Nigeria’s Largest Telecoms Operator

Africa: The Next Great Threat to Children – the Internet

By Elizabeth Merab Young people and children are at risk of sexual exploitation and cyber-bullying, a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has said. The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World report estimates that one in three Internet users today is a child, thanks to the proliferation… Read more Africa: The Next Great Threat to Children – the Internet

The Arms Race Escalates: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

The Arms Race Escalates: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018 By Doros Hadjizenonos, country manager, Check Point South Africa “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s famous line resonated back in the 19th century Parisian literary circles, and it resonates today in the 21st century cyber security industry. With every new tool and…… Read more The Arms Race Escalates: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2018

Jumia targets 1M products in 2018 to be online one-stop-shop

Sam Odima (centre) receiving the title deed from Jumia’s Dan Karua and i-Properties’ George Kamano Jumia Kenya has announced that it projects to grow its product category by 2X more next year to 1M, to position the company as the only online one-stop-shop in Africa. This follows the recent success of Black Friday event which… Read more Jumia targets 1M products in 2018 to be online one-stop-shop

Nigerian PoS transactions rise, ATM’s dip by half

Nigerian PoS transactions rise, ATM’s dip by half By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria The use of automated teller machine (ATM) for bank transactions dropped by more than half in the third quarter of 2017, a report from Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown. According to the Selected Banking Sector report released by the… Read more Nigerian PoS transactions rise, ATM’s dip by half

Nigeria: 9Mobile Bidders Form Alliance Ahead of December 31 Deadline

By Adeyemi Adepetun Indications have emerged that four 9Mobile bidders are currently in alliance against one another in the race to secure the telecommunications firm. The Financial Advisor, Barclays Africa, has a mandate in its agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the lending bank to get an… Read more Nigeria: 9Mobile Bidders Form Alliance Ahead of December 31 Deadline