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Infobip recognised as Top Employer of the year for its people practices in Africa

The organisation received recognition for its Human Resources (HR) policies, practices and procedures across its operation in four African countries, namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco

Infobip (Infobip.com), a global cloud communication company for businesses and a leader in omnichannel customer engagement, has been awarded the Top Employer certification for 2022 by the Top Employer Institution, which recognises excellence in people practices. The organisation received recognition for its Human Resources (HR) policies, practices and procedures across…

Source: DPO Group |

DPO Group granted regulatory licence to provide payments services in Nigeria

DPO offers merchant aggregation services to over 60,000 active merchants, including eCommerce companies, airlines and travel agents

One Payment Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Pan-African digital payments group, DPO Group (https://DPOGroup.com) has been granted a licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide certain types of payments services to businesses across Nigeria. This licence enables the DPO Group to operate as an independent payment solutions…

Source: Presidency of Nigeria |

President Buhari Says Democratic Principles Must Guide Democratic Choices

He spoke about the use of the police and the military, in dealing with security situations but urged Nigerians to develop confidence in civil authority to build a system “free of chaos”

President Muhammadu Buhari, Thursday in Kafanchan, Kaduna State underlined his resolve to consolidate the country’s political system to improve the quality of the people’s lives because “the people matter.” In an address at the palace of Alhaji Muhammadu Isa 11, the Emir of Jama’a, President Buhari said “we are doing…

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Remote Working & Cybersecurity in Africa

Digging down into the security risks and essential business considerations that should define how organisations approach remote working security across Africa

In 2021, KnowBe4 (www.KnowBe4.com), Lynchpin and ITWeb conducted surveys (https://bit.ly/3qBLiml) across Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya to unpack how remote working was influencing the security paradigm for organisations. The survey found that a significant percentage of companies will very likely continue leveraging remote working. At the time of writing the…

Source: Ambassade de France au Nigéria |

France supports Nigeria’s health sector

France is providing a €55 million loan to Nigeria to improve the health sector

Mrs. Emmanuelle Blatmann, Ambassador of France to Nigeria and Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Federal Minister of Finance, Budget & National Planning, signed on 13 January the first loan from the Treasury to Nigeria since 1990. This concessional loan of EUR 55 million aims at renovating public health infrastructures and equipment in Oyo…

Source: European Commission |

EU at Forefront of Global Humanitarian Response: €1.5 Billion for 2022

Funding will also help vulnerable populations in disaster-prone countries to prepare better for various natural hazards, such as floods, forest fires, earthquakes, and cyclones

Humanitarian crises around the world continue to rise. Conflict and violence are the source of major humanitarian needs. Moreover, the situation is increasingly being worsened by natural hazards, fuelled by climate change and environmental degradation. To help those most affected worldwide, the Commission has adopted its initial annual humanitarian budget of €1.5…

Source: Human Rights Watch (HRW) |

Nigeria: Child Marriage Violates Girls’ Rights

States Should Urgently Adopt Laws to Enforce Child Rights Act

Child marriage remains prevalent in Nigeria because the federal and state governments have not adequately enforced laws to prevent it, Human Rights Watch said today. Nigeria’s rates of child marriage are some of the highest on the African continent. Although the federal Child Rights Act (CRA, 2003) prohibits marriage below age 18,…

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Canadian fintech Periculum, officially launches in Nigeria, set to build credit assessment infrastructure for Africa

Periculum helps its banking and lending customers identify fraud risk, assess creditworthiness, and analyze existing data

The availability of domestic credit is a key requirement for consistent economic growth in developing countries. The vitality of financial services such as banking, savings, debt and equity financing, investment management, and point-of-sale lending is largely dependent on the maturity of its domestic credit industry. Nigeria’s domestic credit market pales…

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Marking the End of An Era: OPEC Secretary General Barkindo Served with Distinction (By NJ Ayuk)

Barkindo, throughout his tenure with OPEC, has fought the good fight, finished his race, and kept the faith

By NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman, African Energy Chamber (EnergyChamber.org) Many will agree OPEC Secretary General H.E. Mohammed Barkindo walks in the same shoes as late world leaders Kofi Annan, who served as Secretary General of the United Nations, and Dr. Rilwanu Lukman, a former Nigerian Minister and OPEC Secretary General…

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Death of a friend's sister after female genital mutilation inspires award-winning app

The multilingual app, Axces mobile, has earned social entrepreneur Joseph Mulabbi and his team of developers a runner-up prize in UNFPA's FGM Hacklab

What if girls and women who are at risk of or have survived female genital mutilation (FGM) could receive the right services and support right when they need them? This challenge led to a Ugandan team creating a mobile app to link FGM survivors and at-risk girls with services in real time. The multilingual app, Axces…