November 28, 2020

Paga Partners With Whitefield Foundation To Help MSMEs

In a bid to mitigate the impact of the treacherous looting that happened shortly after the #EndSars protest. Various government and non governmental organizations have come together to provide  support for MSMEs. One of such organizations dia Paga Limited who recently joined forces with Whitefield Foundation.  This Day reports, Paga Limited Nigeria’s leading mobile payments […]

November 27, 2020

NASSI Counsels MSMEs On Access To Funds

The business community in Nigeria has been faced by funding issues where they do not have access to cheap loans. The government needs to assist the MSMEs more and most of these companies are producing obsolete machines, making them uncompetitive, because the external look Nigerian goods are loved at the international market. Punch reports, The […]

November 26, 2020

African Fintech Startup Chipper Cash Raises $30M Backed By Jeff Bezos

Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P payment services in seven countries: Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Africa and Kenya. Parallel to its P2P app, the startup also runs Chipper Checkout — a merchant-focused, fee-based payment product […]

November 25, 2020

MSME Survival Fund: SMEDAN Warns Applicants To Be Wary of Extortionists

This Day reports, The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has warned applicants of the MSME Survival Fund to be wary of extortionists and refrain from giving money to anybody to access the funds. Speaking in Jalingo, Taraba State, during a town hall meeting to sensitise artisans and transport business operators on […]

November 24, 2020

IBPlc Empowers 708 Young Entrepreneurs With KickStart Initiative

The IB PLC Hero’s Foundation Kickstart programme is open only to Nigerians between the ages 18 to 35 who live and have their businesses in Abia, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo and Rivers states. The ultimate goal of the programme is helping to build a young prosperous society by helping to create […]

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November 23, 2020

Farmers Partner FG To Provide Tractors,Sprayers, Others

In a bid to improve the rate of unemployment in the country and aid farmers make bountiful harvest, farmers have partnered with the FG to provide equipment that will aid agriculture in rural areas.  PUNCH reports, Farmers under the aegis of Food Growers Association of Nigeria on Monday announced their partnership with the Federal Government […]

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November 23, 2020

30 African Startups Advance To Regional Finals Of Seedstars World Competition

Thirty startups from across Africa have moved to the regional finals of the Seedstars World competition, the overall winner of the competition is set to secure US$500,000 in funding. Disrupt Africa reports, The annual Seedstars World competition, which is taking place virtually for this cycle, received over 5,000 applicants from across the world, with 94 […]

November 23, 2020

NBC, Groups Harp On Education, Skills To Drive SMEs Growth

Vanguard reports The Nigerian Bankers Committee, NBC, has called on owners and operators of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, SMEs to acquire the needed education and skills to sustain the growth of small businesses in the country. NBC which made the declaration during its webinar conference with speakers drawn from different business organizations with the […]

November 20, 2020

New Programme Launches For Women-Led Nigerian Startups

Ventureburn reports, The Women in Business Growth Lab is accepting applications for their three-month programme for early-stage women-led startups in Nigeria.  The programme is hosted by Connect Lab and aims to accelerate business profit and sustainable enterprises to increase job creation in Africa.  The programme is structured to eliminate inequalities faced by women in business […]

November 19, 2020

Google To Integrate Bank Accounts In Payments App

Google at the same time said it was updating its Google Pay app to help users better organize payments to people and businesses. The initiative comes with tech giants moving deeper into personal finance with person-to-person payments and co-branded credit cards Vanguard reports, The internet giant said Wednesday it would be partnering with commercial banks […]

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