The increasing usage of mobile phones and the growing middle class has not only created huge opportunities in the financial sector in Africa, it has led to the development of financial technology (fintech) and the emergence of fintech provider. The term “fintech” refers to this new financial industry that relies on innovative technologies and business models… Read More Why Only Fintech by Mobile Network Operators Can Disrupt Nigeria’s Financial Sector
In recent times, Nigerian governments at both states and federal levels have invested in agriculture and encouraged people to go into farming. There has been more focus on crop cultivation and animal farming, and results have started coming in. According to a news report on a study by the National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison… Read More How Agroprocessing is the Best Deal for Youth Employment in Nigeria
There are 93.6 million Internet users (June, 2017) in Nigeria – a penetration rate of 48.8%. Of this population, those who use the Internet regularly and effectively to engage in society, politics, and government can be referred to Nigerian digital citizens. In Nigeria social media space, some are known as Twitter activists, controversial bloggers, Twitter… Read More Nigerian Digital Citizen: How to Improve Your Digital Footprint
According to a Thisday report, the Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the lack of adequate electricity in Nigeria can’t be responsible for the country’s slow-paced industrialization, or drop in levels of her economic growth. He said existing statistics in the power sector shows that Generation companies (Gencos) have been able… Read More Is Poor Electricity Supply Responsible for Nigeria’s Slow-Paced Industrialization?
There have been great discoveries of relics in Nigeria which includes the famous 2,500 years old Nok artefacts discovered in 1929, the 2,000 years old Igbo-Ukwu artefacts discovered in 1939 and the 8,500 years old Dufuna Canoe discovered in 1987. While records show that Nok and the Igbo-Ukwu finds, have been extensively researched and studied by archaeologists… Read More Nigeria’ 8,500 Years Old Dufuna Canoe and Lack of Interest in Archaeology
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change. Despite great progress in recent years, still every night too much of Africa remains in darkness. But this is about so much more… Read More A $10 Billion Renewable Mini-grid Market for Impact Investors to Kick Start in Nigeria