Ayobami Sodiq

Interswitch boss tasks companies on the need for crisis management plan

With the impact of coronavirus pandemic which has left businesses across the globe counting losses, Mitchell Elegbe, Founder and Group Managing Director at Interswitch has described it as a wake-up call for companies to take proactive measures, as well as have a crisis management plan in order to prepare for potential crisis and keep their …

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Innovation Support Networks Hubs announces 2020 Northern, Southern regional gatherings

Nigeria’s largest network of innovation hubs and co-working spaces, Innovation Support Network (ISN) Hubs, is hosting Regional Gatherings for members in the North and in the South on 1st July and 8th July 2020, respectively. Regional Gatherings create opportunities for innovation leaders, hub owners, and users to learn and network amongst themselves and with other …

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Global Tech Roundup: Apple Hit $1.5 Trillion Valuation, Sterile Mosquitos to Fight Malaria and Others

Hi Guys! It’s the end of another busy week in the global tech space. As stories of layoff’s slow down, the impact of startups across the space is improving with stories of funds raised, products launched among other things making the rounds. Here is a quick roundup of some of the major stories around the …

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FG deploys profiling robots as FAAN holds dry run airport simulation exercise

The Federal Government of Nigeria, has reportedly deployed profiling robots at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, as part of plans for the airport reopening post Covid-19. In that line, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) at the weekend held dry run simulation exercises at domestic terminals of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and …

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Market Watch: More volatility ahead as virus spreads

“Coronavirus deaths topped 500,000 worldwide”, is the first headline to grab investors’ attention this morning. The mission is unaccomplished and the virus is still winning the fight in several countries, particularly in the US, Brazil and India. Hореѕ of a robust economic rесоvеrу fоllоwing thе раndеmiс аrе now shattered. The riѕkѕ of rе-imроѕing lосkdоwnѕ аrе …

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Access Bank refunds Stamp Duty deductions after outcry

Following social media outcries, Access Bank on Sunday said it will refund stamp duty deductions f​​rom accounts of its customers that was carried out on Saturday. According to reports, the stamp duty deductions applied to all credits received into current and savings accounts in respect to electronic transfer and teller deposits of N10,000 and above. …

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Ecobank Nigeria extends Zero Charge for digital money transfers

The zero charge for mobile money transfers by Ecobank commenced in March as part of the bank’s corporate action to cushion the rising spread of Coronavirus. Ecobank, has extended its zero-charge fee for digital money transfers below N5,000 till the end of September this year. In addition to the free USSD session fee currently enjoyed …

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How FirstBank is empowering women through FirstGem online community

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that its all-female online community, offers mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women. With the aim to increase its engagement and reach a wider audience, an online repository for its …

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Andela Confirms Shutdown of All its Offices Around the World, Goes Fully Remote

Africa’s top engineering talent company, Andela has confirmed to TechNext that it has now shut down its offices and has gone fully remote. According to a response by their spokesperson, going remote has always been the company’s longer-term roadmap. “The reason behind this decision was that we found that our physical offices at times constrained …

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5 escrow startups in Africa

The introduction of e-commerce, like elsewhere in the world, has changed the consumption pattern in Africa. This has been welcomed since Africans hope to enjoy the best of services like consumers in Asia, Europe and America. With over 400 million internet users, Africa’s online shoppers has been increasing by 18% since 2014. However, there exist …

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Movement is the key to health

Regular physical activity improves one’s performance and sense of well-being. And it also raises self-esteem and social standing. But it is important to pay attention to adequate nutrition… It’s never too late for sport!Our modern lifestyle with the wide variety of transportation means has led many to neglect movement and sport. However they are an …

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