More Women to Constitute Banks’ Board – CBN

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido, on 9th March 2012 said that banks would henceforth publish their gender positions to check marginalisation of women. During a public lecture on “Women on Board” in Lagos the CBN governor said that 30 per cent of banks’ board would be constituted by women… Read More »

GT Bank Introduces Online Receipt for Internet banking Transfers

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has yet again shown it commitment in enhancing business in Nigeria by introduction of Online receipt for its internet banking service. According to a press release from GT bank: In line with our commitment to continually avail you with innovative services, we are pleased to notify you that you can now… Read More »

Guinness Nigeria Plc Appoints New Directors

Guinness Nigeria Plc announced the appointment of Mr Rory O’Keefe and Mr Philip Jenkins as non-Executive Directors of the company starting from February 9, 2012. O’Kefee previously served as the Global Category Director, Beer and Bailey’s, Diageo Plc. In another statement the company has accepted the resignation of Mr. Francis Agbonlahor from the Board of… Read More »

110.43 Million SIM Cards registered by 95.89 Million Subscribers in Nigeria

110.43 million lines have so far been registered in the ongoing registration of SIM (Subscriber Identification Module) cards against official figure of 95,886,714 active mobile lines in the country.This is a huge difference of 14.54 million According to the Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Eugene Juwah: this is a clear indication of multiple… Read More »

Nigeria Goes Borrowing Again Wants $3billion Loan from China

According to reports from Businessday Nigeria will likely secure some $3 billion facility from the Chinese government to finance the completion of some key priority projects if ongoing loan negotiations between the government and China pull through. The projects are; completion of the ongoing Abuja light rail, construction of part of the East West road;… Read More »

5 Reasons Why You Should Start a Business as a Student

Are you among those who think that running a business is the game of experienced graduates and professionals? I am going to show you five reason why that believe is wrong. If you are a student reading this or you are a fresh graduate and you have never thought of starting your own business you… Read More »

Unity Bank Launches QikQik Mobile Payment Service

The Mobile Money Service industry is getting more competitive as yet another Nigerian bank Unity Bank launches a mobile payment service QikQik. According to Unity bank QikQik is expected to create hundreds of jobs. Speaking during the launch the bank’s Group Managing Director, Alhaji Ado Y. Wanka: The new UnityBank QikQik mobile-based payments will include… Read More »

Wikipedia to Go Free on Mobiles in Africa and Middle East This Year

The Wikimedia Foundation, a non-profit organisation that operates Wikipedia and Orange, a mobile network provider have concluded a deal that will allow millions of people from Africa and Midddle East to gain free unlimited access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia from the mobile phones. The project is targeted at the over 70 million subsrcibers to… Read More »

Website Outage was due to Upgrade – GTBank

GTBank responded yesterday evening on twitter that their website outage for several hours between Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th was due to service upgrade. GT bank website was redirecting to a parked page for several hours. Their twitter page @gtbank said: Our website became unavailable during an upgrade process.However,normal services have been restored.We apologize for… Read More »

Google+ integrates with Google Trader: Personalize your Listings

Google announced today that it has integrated Google+ (its social network) with Google Trader (it classified ads site). This means users on google trader can personalize their listings. According to press release on Google Africa blog: We wanted to make Google Trader a little bit more personal. So today, for the first time, we’re introducing… Read More »

Project FORCECOM 700: Glo Provides 10k Lines to Nigerian Police

Globacom, Nigerian second National carrier has entered a partnership with the Nigeria Police Force, to provide seamless and effective telephone connection to officers and men of the force, geared at enhancing their crime fighting capabilities. The project titled, FORCECOM 700, will see Globacom providing an initial 10,000 connections on a Close User Group (CUG) platform… Read More »

Top Ten Most Visited and Popular Nigerian Websites in January, 2012

In continuation of our monthly review of Top Ten Most Visited Nigerian Websites and Blogs which we started in November of 2011 we bring to you the list of most visited Nigerian sites in January, 2012. 1. The online version of the well read newspaper has retained its top spot for months running now.… Read More »

Mainstreet, Keystone and Enterprise banks Up for Sale – AMCON

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has commenced sale of thee three nationalised banks Mainstreet Bank, Keystone Bank and Enterprise bank. You can recall these banks where nationalised in August last year According to Mustapha Chike-Obi, Chief Executive Officer, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON). any moment from now, expressions of interest in Mainstreet, Keystone… Read More »

Google+ Hackatons to Hold in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda

Google+ Hackatons to Hold in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda Google announced it hold Google+ hackatons in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda next month (March 2012). A Hackaton is an event when programmers meet to do collaborative computer programming. The spirit of a hackathon is to collaboratively build programs and applications. According to press release Google Africa… Read More »

Jim Ovia Foundation Awards N50 Million Grant to ICT Trainees

The Jim Ovia Foundation has during a week long ICT youth empowerment programme it organised in partnership with Google, IBM, Visafone, Microsoft and TLC Solutions announced a grant to the tune of N50 million for 10 most successful young Nigerians after the training held in Lagos last week. More than 350 young people who are… Read More »

Number Portability Service in Nigeria: Migrate to another GSM Network without Losing your Number

It has been long awaited, the ability to migrate to another network provider without losing your current phone number. According to reports from Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) it would issue the first licence for number portability (NP) service in the first week of February. The licensee would be given six months to build its infrastructure… Read More »