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Report on the State of play: 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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‘They are applying pressure,’ Bains says of China’s push for Canada to adopt Huawei’s 5G tech

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says China is “applying pressure” on Canada to integrate Huawei technology into its 5G network, as it remains the only Five Eyes nation yet to make a decision about the scope of its involvement. The other four members of the global intelligence alliance — Australia, the United States, New Zealand and most recently the United Kingdom — have all made some indication about whether they will outright ban China’s Huawei’s technology or apply it in a some capacity. “Clearly they are applying pressure, and…

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Coronavirus: Nigeria to redefine audience measurement in advertising

Nigeria says it is ready to redefine audience measurement in advertising to meet global standards for a robust creative industry as it sets out to combat the likely effects of coronavirus pandemic on the 2020 plans for the industry. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, inaugurated the committee named “Task Team on Audience Measurement” during a virtual meeting. According to WARC, a platform dedicated to bringing marketing information to businesses, audience measurement quantifies the number of people in an audience for a piece of content or…

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Digital banking startup Sparkle launched in Nigeria

Digital banking startup Sparkle has been launched in Nigeria by former Diamond Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and tech entrepreneur Uzoma Dozie, aimed at providing seamless solutions to Nigerian individuals, SMEs and retailers, which has been granted a banking license from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), offers comprehensive support for individuals, including flexible payments, savings and analytics to provide greater freedom, flexibility and control over finances and lifestyle. Powered by data and technology, Sparkle is launching a mobile app – available for iOS and Android – giving customers full…

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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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