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AfreximBank, ITFC, ARSO Partner On Harmonisation Of Health Devices Standards

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), have partnered with the African Organisation for Standardisation (ARSO), to launch a new Arab-Africa Trade Bridges Program (AATB) initiative called the Harmonisation of Standards for Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices in Africa. A news report on the initiative sourced from Africa Press Organisation […]

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CBN, Bankers’ Committee Flag-Off Fraud Awareness Campaign

The Bankers’ Committee and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have flagged off a cyber-security and fraud awareness campaign, called ‘Moni Sense,’ as part of their efforts to enlighten customers on the benefits of protecting their bank and other related transaction details from criminals. With the initiative, the CBN and the Bankers’ Committee aim to […]

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UN identifies digital finance as key to attainment of SDGs

The United Nations today identified digital finance as key to providing relief for millions around the world, supporting businesses and protecting jobs and livelihoods in the face of unprecedented social and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to the world. Today a new report titled “People’s Money: Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future”, […]

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Buhari unveils new focal policy agenda of his administration

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday listed nine policy issues that will be the major focus of his administration in the next three years. Specifically, the President disclosed that between now and 2023 when his APC-led administration will complete its second term of four years, the government would commit its time, energy and other resources towards […]

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E-Payment Transactions Hit N42.76Trn In Q3, 2019

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that the value of e-payment transactions in the nation’s banking sector rose to N42.76 trillion in 800,201,498 transactions during the third quarter this year. The bureau, in its latest report titled ‘Selected Banking Sector Data Q3 2019’ stated that the figures were the available data on electronic […]

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AfDB, Microsoft Launch Digital Training Platform For African Youths

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and technology solutions giant, Microsoft, on Tuesday today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform, an online tool to provide digital skills to African youths across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in held in Egypt, aims to promote a continuous learning culture among […]

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World Bank Lists Challenges To Nigeria’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The World Bank Group on Thursday reported that although Nigeria is the largest mobile market in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) with a strong mobile broadband infrastructure and a vibrant digital entrepreneurial ecosystem, the lack of infrastructure and connectivity in the country’s rural areas is a key challenge. The Breton Woods institution disclosed this during the […]

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Senate Tasks FG On Oil Sector Operations’ Computerization

The Senate has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to initiate the process of computerising the nation’s oil sector in line with industry’s best practices globally. The upper chamber of the Legislature pointed out that computerization of the hydrocarbon resources industry would curb the multifaceted challenges associated with the oil and gas production, transportation and […]

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Senate Tasks FG On Nuclear Regulatory Authority’s Repositioning

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to re-position the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority with a view to ensuring safety, security safeguards and physical protection of nuclear materials, including hazardous wastes in Nigeria. Similarly, the upper chamber also charged the executive arm of government to re-engineer and recognize the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission, while calling […]

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Sterling Bank Reports N47.53Bn Net Income Growth, Other Positive Indices

Sterling Bank Plc has reported a net interest income growth of N47.53 billion for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 as against N39.834 billion for the corresponding period of 2018, representing a growth of 19.3 percent. According to the figures on the lender’s performance over the period, the growth in the net interest income […]