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9 Nov 2022
At the just concluded Africa Fintech Summit held in Cape Town, South Africa, Adewale Opaleye, the founder and group chief executive officer of Alerzo posited that the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) will forge collaborations among e-commerce platforms on the continent and accelerate the continent‘s economic growth. He made the disclosure during a panel…
27 Sep 2022
In order to harness the global digital economy estimated at $11.5 trillion (which translates to about 16 per cent of the global economy), the federal government has said Nigeria's digital economy will contribute 15% of the country‘s total gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. Stakeholders in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are, however, concerned over…
14 Sep 2022
In support of the remark made by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami that the country’s march towards attaining 95 percent digital literacy in 2030 now looks more promising than ever, the group CEO of Alerzo, Adewale Opaleye has said the realisation of this target will drive increased technology adoption among…
18 Aug 2022
As Nigeria grapples with unemployment, poverty and other challenges, it is cheering that e-commerce platforms are opening up opportunities for youths in the country to explore their talents and thrive as a recent report points to job creation as the largest benefit of Africa’s growing digital economy. Alerzo, a business to business e-commerce firm which…
15 Aug 2022
Leading business-to-business e-commerce platform, Alerzo, has restated its commitment to building a well-connected retail ecosystem in Nigeria, while assuring its partners of an evolving system aimed at promoting a win-win business relationship. The founder and group chief executive officer of the company, Adewale Opaleye made this disclosure at the company’s Partners’ Summit which was held…
24 Jul 2022
There is hardly a neighbourhood in the country where a retailer is not found and a vacuum automatically gets created in the absence of a formal retail store on any street.
21 May 2022
At this moment in time, long, hot traffic jams are becoming a thing in Ibadan. The folks who live in that city are half-proud of this congestion because it sorts of presents them with a shared experience with the too-cool-for-school Lagosians.
12 Apr 2022
The influx of Business-to-Business shopping platforms into the informal retail sector is attracting attention and generating discussion. They are offering a new perspective in a sector renowned for its traditional business model. Deploying technology, brands like Alerzo, are connecting retailers for easier inventory, by further opening up the hitherto rigid distribution chain. For retailers who…
24 Feb 2022
Adewale Opaleye, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Alerzo LTD., a business-to-business e-commerce platform in Nigeria, has won the Fintech Personality Leadership Prize at the 2021 edition of the African Prize for Leadership Excellence award ceremony held in Lagos on Thursday, 24th February 2022. The award was organised by the African Institute for Leadership…
2 Feb 2022
Operating in every nook and cranny, informal retailers are life savers in Nigeria. They are often the go-to people for everyday essentials for the majority of Nigerians.
17 Jan 2022
The Chief Executive Officer, Alerzo Limited, Adewale Opaleye has explained that the activities of e-commerce platforms, especially the B2B segment of the sector, consolidates the federal government effort in the drive towards a vibrant digital economy. To propel the country towards attaining a vibrant digital economy, the federal government unveiled a roadmap in the form…
9 Nov 2021
Marketing executive Edidiong Ekong has joined Alerzo, a Series A B2B e-commerce & technology company digitising Africa's informal retail sector, as a Head of Marketing to drive adoption and growth for all its products, including Alerzoshop and AlerzoPay. He joins from Klasha - a San Francisco-based e-commerce and payment company that raised $2.4m from Greycroft,…


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