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Twenty-three Nigerian businesses among 60 African startups to receive Google $4m grant

TWENTY-THREE Nigerian businesses are among 60 African startups that will receive $4 million grant from Google. The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund is the...

NCC records 50,000 cases of telecom infrastructure vandalism in five years

UMAR Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has disclosed that over 50,000 cases of major destruction to telecommunications infrastructure and...

Twitter to add Edit Tweet button

THE Twitter team is internally testing the 'Edit Tweet' button before it is extended to Twitter Blue subscribers in the coming weeks. In a post,...
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4G services to spread to 80% of Nigeria’s population before year end – MTN

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant, MTN Nigeria, has said that its 4G services would reach 80-90 per cent of its subscribers by the end of 2022. This was...

FG asks Google to ban four loan apps for fraudulent practices

THE Federal Government has asked Google to remove four loan apps from playstore. The apps are Maxi Credit, Here4U, ChaCha and SoftPay, according to a...

FG orders telcos, others to block access to online loan sharks

THE Federal Government of Nigeria has directed payment system operators, (PSOs) and telecommunications companies to stop providing access to illegal digital money lenders, also...
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MTN attributes increased expenses in H1 2022 results to naira depreciation

TELECOMMUNICATION giant, MTN Nigeria, has said that its operating expenses (opex) in its 2022 half year results increased by 15.1 per cent due to...

Flutterwave responds to ban on its Kenya operations

FLUTTERWAVE has responded to the ban placed on its operations by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK). The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) had banned...

Kenya bans Flutterwave, Chipper Cash for operating payment services without licence

THE Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has banned fintech unicorns, Flutterwave and Chipper Cash, from operating in Kenya, saying they are not licensed. Flutterwave is...
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How fintech loan sharks in Nigeria cyberbully, trap customer in debt

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