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Nigerians defy Central Bank, flock to cryptocurrencies

As the robust bitcoin trading activity in Nigeria has earned the country the title of Africa’s Bitcoin Nation, Gerelyn Terzo of Sharemoney, an online money remittance service, discusses the role of the cryptocurrency market amidst Nigeria’s uncertain financial situation and efforts to shut down crypto trading by the country’s Central Bank. —— Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency, has seen its value …

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Professor Olayemi Akinwumi appointed Vice-Chancellor of Federal University Lokoja

A former Germany-based Nigerian academic, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi, has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Lokoja, Nigeria. The chairman of the  university’s governing council, Senator Chris Iheanyichukwu Adighije, made the announcement on Friday in the Kogi State capital city. Akinwumi, one of Nigeria’s leading historians, was until his appointment Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi. Adighije explained …

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Netflix names first African to its board of directors

Netflix has announced it has appointed top Zimbabwean businessman and philanthropist Strive Masiyiwa to its board. Masiyiwa is the founder and executive chairman of Econet Global, a telco company that traverses 29 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Econet group offers mobile payment, broadband distribution and satellite services. His appointment is interpreted by analysts as a strategic move …

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SAP drives digital skills development in Africa with virtual program

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 14, 2020 -/ African Media Agency (AMA)/- The SAP Young Professional Program, which forms part of the broader Skills for Africa initiative, has extended its footprint with a revised, fully virtual model that has enabled young candidates in several African countries to participate in the program, despite the pandemic. Since its launch in 2012, the program …

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Nigeria appoints Bayern’s David Alaba SDG campaign ambassador

Austrian professional footballer David Olatokunbo Alaba has been appointed by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari as a Clean Nigeria Campaign Ambassador. Alaba, who plays for German club Bayern Munich and the Austria national team, was appointed to support the country’s efforts towards the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Number 6, aimed at providing clean water and sanitation …

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