‘How agent banking will drive innovation, inclusion’
Experts have identified agent banking and Point of Sales (PoS) terminals as major enablers of last-mile access to formal financial services by the unbanked and under-banked population in Nigeria.
Bringing out the best in Millennials - put on your coaching hat
Millennials are driven to Connect, Collaborate, and Create, and can be some of your company’s best assets for Innovation. But many are averse to working for large corporations – and many companies, in turn, don’t know how to work with them.
Solutions and ways to survive in the 4th digital revolution
Last week, we discussed the various ways technology is evolving, influencing our learning, work, productivity and impacting our future. This week, we look at the most critical life and work skills that will be required to survive in this 4th digital and technological industrial revolution.
‘Technology deployment will check poor forecast’
Executive Operations Director, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Effiong Okon, has said the right adoption of contemporary technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, and mobile technology will not only drive planning and forecast in the Nigerian oil industry but also address associated risks.
The increasing impact of technology on education
Technology is having an increasingly transformational impact on education, affecting a broad range of areas from how students learn, to how educators enhance their own skills, enrich classroom environments; as well as impacting how administrators manage grades, maintain security and track payments.
Experts harp on technology to boost infrastructure, innovation
Experts have stressed that technology can be used to leapfrog the challenge of infrastructure in Nigeria. They added that technology is the ultimate game changer for any country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The experts said this during the pre-launch of Semicolon, a technology hub, in partnership with Henley Business School with theme: “Linking the…
Makers and innovation
My children attend a school with a curriculum that is vastly different from what I experienced in my early childhood education. There is more emphasis on experience and creativity than learning language, arithmetic, and religious or social studies. There is always a project to do, and inadvertently, we have to be involved in these projects…
Creating employment in Africa’s creative industry through technology
Africa's contribution to the creative industry is significant when looking at it through the lens of cultural expansion and recent global adoption. However, although we are rich in talent, we are poor in infrastructure. The continent is booming with a deep pool of young creative talent, who are without the capacity to showcase their skills…
Mastercard supports African payment innovation
Payment solution company, Mastercard, is expanding its Engage programme in sub-Saharan Africa, with the events in Nigeria, and Kenya, to introduce local fintech innovators to its broad partnership opportunities. Mastercard Engage, launched to fintechs in Nairobi, and Lagos, is a global partnership and development programme that builds digital payment technology ecosystems and enhances speed…
Minister seeks better scientific ties between Nigeria, Japan
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu has stressed the need for Japan and Nigeria to boost their diplomatic relations, especially in Science and Technology. Onu made the call when he received the Japanese Ambassador, Yukata Kikuta, at his office yesterday in Abuja. While commending Japan for its assistance to Nigeria, Onu noted that Japan…
CBN tasks stakeholders on innovation, others
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has tasked stakeholders in the finance industry to scale up their capacity to innovate by developing products that would meet customers’ needs and enhance their capacity in handling transactions. This charge was made by the Governor, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, represented by Deputy Governor, Financial Systems Stability, Aishah Ahmad,…