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With 34% Holding, Nigeria's Fintech Sector Dominated In Africa In 2021, More Growth Expected In 2022

As COVID-19 has raged over the last two years, one sector that has seen increased patronage due to the global crisis is fintech (financial technology)...



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Lagos Says Covid-19 4th Wave Over, As WHO Reports Cases Decline In Africa

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Slow But Steady Progress: Inside Nigeria’s Effort To End Open Defecation

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Women & Girls

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Sexually Abused Women Are Running To This 'Secret Safe House' For Healing

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Peace & Security

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U.S., Nigeria Sign Pact To Preserve Cultural Sites, Museum Collections

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As Human Traffickers Shift Online, NAPTIP Plans New Strategies, Partners NCMEC

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This NGO's Strategy Helps Ex-convicts Avoid Repeating Crime

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With 34% Holding, Nigeria's Fintech Sector Dominated In Africa In 2021, More Growth Expected In 2022

As COVID-19 has raged over the last two years, one sector that has seen increased patronage due to t...

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NBS' Consumer Index Report Shows Inflation Declined Year-On-Year, But Increased Month-On-Month

In its Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for December 2021, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)...

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The Positive GDP Nobody Wants

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Scaling The Entrepreneurial Culture That Sustains Nigeria's Southeast Region (PART II)

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Tales Of Rejection, Love And Hope From Nigeria's Street Kids

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Food & Drugs

Expected Impact Of NAFDAC's Ban On Alcohol Registration In Sachet, Other Categories

In September 2018, the World Health Organization reported that the harmful use of alcohol kills over...

CBN Says Anchor Borrowers' Programme Paying Off, As President Buhari Unveils Rice Paddy Pyramids

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Social Justice

The Feeling Of Freedom After Prolonged "Awaiting Trial" In A Nigerian Prison

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