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Microsoft to invest $100 million on Nigeria, Kenya tech hubs

Microsoft Corp. says it is set to spend $100 million to open its first development centres in Africa to work with local partners and governments, with initial sites in Lagos, Nigeria and Nairobi, Kenya.
Arunma Oteh

Ecobank names Arunma Oteh as a non-executive director

Ecobank Group has appointed Arunma Oteh, former treasurer of the World Bank, to its board of directors as a non-executive director.
Mary Uduk

SEC: Financial Inclusion’ll aid economic growth

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its desire to pursue initiatives that would aid financial inclusion of Nigerians as this is capable of growing the nation’s economy.
Mary Uduk

Capital market committee approves plan to introduce e-IPO

The Nigerian capital market would soon introduce the electronic initial public offer (e-IPO) system in the country, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Wednesday.

EU must challenge PayPal, Apple in payment services

European Union countries must foster payment services that work across the continent to boost its financial sector and reduce dependence on third countries like the United States, a top European Central Bank official said Monday.

Senator Saraki calls for stronger economic ties with USA

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the government of the United States (US) to take its rightful place in trade and investment relationship with the country.

Senator Saraki: Senate working to grow digital financial technology in Nigeria

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured that the Senate is working to ensure the growth of digital Financial Technology (FinTech) popularly known as digital financing in Nigeria.

Jim Ovia: Fintech and the future of the Nigerian banking industry

With the saturation of the mobile phone market in Nigeria and the advent of Financial Technology startups (FINTECH) in the financial services industry, the Nigerian polity has witnessed higher financial inclusion amongst the underbanked and unbanked.

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The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards bent the knee to HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which closed out Sunday night’s ceremony by nabbing the prize for best drama series.

Emmys: Game of Thrones cast receive standing ovation — video

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards bent the knee to HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones,” which closed out Sunday night’s ceremony by nabbing the prize for best drama series.
Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo, on Sunday in Lagos emerged winner of a Jolof Rice Contest after beating chefs from two other West African countries.

Nigerian wins jollof rice contest

Nigerian Chef, Folashade Shoyonbo, on Sunday in Lagos emerged winner of a Jolof Rice Contest after beating chefs from two other West African countries.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Politicians, Boko Haram planning to ‘destabilise’ Zamfara – governor

The Zamfara State Government said it has obtained ‘credible intelligence reports’ indicating that some politicians in the state “are making clandestine moves to destabilise the state.”

Kano Hisbah board destroys 196,400 bottles of alcohol

The Kano State Hisbah Board, has destroyed over 196,400 bottles of beer confiscated within the Kano metropolis.‎
Housemate Chimeke Okoye aka Frodd has won the ultimate veto power in the ongoing BBNaija season four.

BBNaija: Frodd to nominate five housemates for eviction

Housemate Chimeke Okoye aka Frodd has won the ultimate veto power in the ongoing BBNaija season four.