Financial Services Fintech 

Bankers’ Committee of Nigeria; CBN Launches the ‘Moni Sense’ Campaign to Educate the Public on Protecting themselves against Cyber Fraud & Scams

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee of Nigeriath, 2020 launched its cybersecurity & fraud awareness campaign, called ‘Moni Sense’ to educate the general public on protecting themselves against cyber fraud and scams. As the end of the year business season kicks off, comprehensive fraud and cybersecurity awareness remains important in ensuring the general Nigerian public is informed on their role in protecting their banking information from fraudulent activities. Speaking on the initiative, Emeka Emuwa, Chairman, Financial Literacy and Public Enlightenment Sub-Committee (FLPE), said; “Fraudsters and scammers…

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Africa Fintech Government 

FEC approves upgrade of digital services to Government Parastatals

The Federal Executive Council has  actually authorized the upgrade of digital innovation to all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government in line with contemporary truths,developed by the introduction of COVID-19. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami disclosed this to State Home Correspondents at the end of this week’s virtual cabinet conference chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He stated the digital equipment would be installed and handled by the nation’s network service provider, Galaxy Backbone. “What the memo speaks about is the requirement to update and…

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Financial Services Fintech Startups Technology 

Fintech in Nigeria, shows expanding business scopes

The report discusses Farmcrowdy and Cowrywise, as 2 leading start-ups in the space currently running wealth management platforms. Cowrywise objectives for the Nigerian middle-class with their online financial investment items. Farmcrowdy gives financiers an opportunity to co-own farms by providing farmers capital expense options. Other fintech startups provide digital insurance coverage to; auto companies, the health sector, education, and funeral services. Rates charged for the cover are as low as $0.50 monthly. The report highlights some shortcomings such as the slower pace in setting up a fintech start-up in Nigeria,…

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Fintech Information Services Startups Technology 

Computer Science – The best thing to study for a high starting salary in South Africa

Research by Analytico found that Computer Science graduates received the best starting salaries in South Africa. For the research, Analytico surveyed 25,604 bachelor degree graduates and compared their starting salaries. The goal of the study is to help high school students who are deciding on which degree to pursue at university. “Although completing of a degree makes an individual more desirable in the open labour market, often the wrong selection of major subjects in university could lead to long periods of unemployment and lower starting salaries,” said Analytico. However, it…

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Fintech Information Services Startups Technology 

ICT contribution of 14.07% to Nigeria’s GDP unprecedented

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has contributed unprecedented 14.07 per cent to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Mr Pantami stated this in a statement signed by Femi Adeluyi, Technical Assistant, Information Technology to the Minister on Sunday in Abuja. Mr Pantami said he was delighted to hear of the growth of ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released Nigeria’s GDP report for…

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