How Corruption Delivered Quadruplets in Nigeria and Delegitimized Buhari’s Anti-Graft Posture

  How Corruption Delivered Quadruplets in Nigeria and Delegitized Buhari’s Anti-Graft Posture Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Corruption has given birth to quadruplet or quadrupled in Nigeria since the inception of the Buhari/Osinbajo Administration in late May 2015. It has also made the Buhari/Osinbajo Administration a meddlesome interloper in matters of fight against corruption in the…

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Nigeria Woos Foreign Investors With Online Business Registration in Absentia

      Nigeria Woos Foreign Investors From UK, USA, China With Online Business Registration in Absentia   OCTOBER 9, 2017 THE Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, says it has made provisions for foreign investors planning to invest in Nigeria to register their companies from UK, USA and China without coming into the country. Registrar-General of…

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This Rare African Plant Signals Diamonds Beneath the Soil in Your Backyard

    Workers sift for diamonds in a kimberlite pipe in northwest Liberia. Stephen Haggerty Rare African plant signals diamonds beneath the soil By Eric Hand May. 4, 2015 , 3:00 AM There’s diamond under them thar plants. A geologist has discovered a thorny, palmlike plant in Liberia that seems to grow only on top of…

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The World Should Bet on African Technology Businesses, Says Nigeria’s Vice President

The World Should Bet on African Technology Businesses, Says Nigeria’s Vice President Published October 9, 2017 The Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that if he was a betting man, he would surely put his money on African business that demonstrates an awareness of technology. He said this at the Financial Times Africa Summit in London while…

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Where Are the World’s Best FinTech Centers?

Editorial Comment: The 2018   IFZ Global FinTech Rankings would do well to seriously evaluate the phenomenal fintech revolution taking place in Africa. A visit to Nigeria’s fintech firm, Paga, as well as Yabacon Valley and Co-Creation Hub, Lagos Nigeria; Silicon Savannah, Nairobi, Kenya (along with other tech hubs that have sprouted up in other Kenyan cities and towns, including Mombasa (SwahiliBox),…

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The Skills That Will Define the Fintech Leaders of Tomorrow

  FINTECH The Skills That Will Define the Fintech Leaders of Tomorrow Reuters  25 Sep 2017 by David Craig The launch of a fintech peer-to-peer learning platform offers a new model for finance professionals to keep up with the accelerating pace of change. Imagine having to know about everything to be successful in today’s world. New knowledge…

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A New Field of Economics Is Emerging Out of Zimbabwe’s Rogue Currency Crisis

A New Field of Economics Is Emerging Out of Zimbabwe’s Rogue Currency Crisis   After defying economic gravity for a year, Zimbabwe‘s homemade US dollars have fallen to earth with a bump. Rumours the central bank was buying up black market US dollars last month with one of its own versions of the currency created panic in a country…

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  Africa’s data revolution: Accelerating development through data-driven decision-making   5TH OCTOBER 2017 BY: IN ON AFRICA IOA It is essential that Africa’s data revolution be viewed as the joint responsibility of governments, international agencies, civil society and the private sector. Good quality data enables forward thinking and informed decision-making – both of which are critical in…

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