Central Bank of Nigeria Releases Open Banking Guidelines

The newly released operational guidelines from the Central Bank of Nigeria clarify responsibilities and expectations for the open banking ecosystem participants in the country


MasterCard Partners NowNow to Boost Cybersecurity for Nigerian SMEs

Nigerian digital payment startup NowNow has joined forces with global payment giant Mastercard to improve the cybersecurity options available to Nigerian SMEs who typically do not have the resources to defend themselves from massive cyber attacks

Fintech & Ecommerce

Agri-Fintech: What It Is and Why It’s on the Rise

Last year brought a steady rise in socially responsible fintech products that are specifically designed for the needs of the agricultural sector. Agri-fintech is a very promising segment of financial technologies, so we’re going to discuss it in detail


Nigerian ATMs Run Dry

There is an acute shortage of new banknotes in ATMs in Nigeria.

Sustainable finance

SunFi Helps Nigerians to Find, Finance and Manage Solar Energy Solutions

SunFi, the Nigerian fintech startup, has raised $2.3 million in seed funding to connect people and businesses who want solar energy access to payment plans that match their needs


AfriGo to Replace VISA and MasterCard in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has launched Nigerian National Domestic Card Scheme, AfriGo, barring the USD charges on domestic transactions

Blockchain & Crypto

Nigeria to Legalise Crypto

The government of Nigeria is preparing to pass a bill to “recognize cryptocurrency and other digital funds as capital for investment”

Blockchain & Crypto

Bitcoin-Based Payment Network to Facilitate Remittances to Africa

Strike announced plans to improve remittance payments into Africa via the Lightning Network on Bitcoin, thanks to the partnership with the mobile app Bitnob


Nigerians Are Less Than Passionate about eNaira 

Despite strong crypto support across the country, Nigerians are reluctant to use the centralised digital currency, introduced by the government 


Where do global governments stand on the CBDC issue?

Many countries have explored and tested national digital currencies. Yet, it doesn’t mean they are going to implement them. Read how national opinions on CBDC have changed over time


What impact has bitcoin had on Nigeria’s dairy industry?

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These are the countries where cryptocurrency is currently banned

We have compiled a list of the countries that are particularly unfriendly towards Bitcoin and other altcoins

Finance & Economics

National Identity Number verification is not available in Nigeria: here’s why

National Identity Number (NIN) verification is currently unavailable in Nigeria. This comes as the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) alerts the public of the unavailability of the service, albeit temporary. As the service provider works to restore the verification service, the public is advised to utilize the tokenization verification platform. The maintenance service is being […]


Africa’s fastest-growing economies in 2021 unveiled

Africa’s economy is forecast to grow at a healthy pace of 3.8% in 2021 driven by rising global demand as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

Fintech & Ecommerce

FIS expands payment processing capabilities across Africa and Asia

The company also plans to enhance its merchant acquiring presence in additional markets


Egypt, Italy, US most affected by Facebook data leak

On average, hackers exposed 5 types of data per user