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E-commerce in Africa: Retrospective review amid COVID-19 pandemic

Olukayode Kolawole of Jumia Nigeria reviews the key role played by e-commerce in Africa to enable consumers gain access to essential products during the COVID-19 pandemic. With over one billion people and 500 million Internet users in Africa, e-commerce has in the last eight years improved the quality of lives on the continent by helping […]

Lagos Smart City Project: No Choice But Continuity

The world is now a digital space where ‘innovation’ is becoming something of a buzzword in the Information and Communications Technology (“ICT”) industry. But the hype is real. Technology experts predict that smart technology and connectivity will soon redefine and reshape how urban life is lived. The Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and […]

ICT: Partnership and collaboration, only way forward in Sub-Sahara Africa

Olusola Teniola, President, Association of ATCON, on how ICT ecosystem can collaborate to drive growth of ICT in Sub-Sahara Africa.

Adeduntan: FirstBank is reducing poverty, deepening financial inclusion through its 31,000 agent network

In its quest to deepen financial inclusion, FirstBank is channelling its resources to reach those at the bottom of the pyramid through its agency banking. The tie-one bank has over 31,000 agents spread across Nigeria with 9,000 assigned to provide financial services to the highly excluded Northern region. According to Adesola Adeduntan, the MD/CEO, First […]