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Tue,25Sep2018

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Betting firms gamble on soccer-mad Nigeria after fintec boost

Nigerian player's from left, goalkeeper Francis Uzoho, William Ekong and Onyinye Ndidi celebrate after their 2-0 win over Iceland in a D match at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, June 22, 2018. Photo: Darko Vojinovic/AP/SIPANigeria, Africa's most populous country, has a booming betting industry, the growth of which in the last few years has largely been driven by the emergence of local fintec firms offering a range of payment options that enable customers to place bets online.

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Ghana: People to watch

Freda Duplan, NestleThe business leaders who are ahead of the curve in Ghana

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Nigeria's President Buhari signs off on record 2018 budget

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a news conference with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 30, 2018. Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP/SIPANigeria's president signed a record 9.12 trillion-naira ($29 billion) budget for 2018 into law on Wednesday but said he would use a supplementary spending plan to seek changes, creating uncertainty about the final details of his growth strategy.

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Nigeria power generation drops after ruptured gas pipe shuts six power stations

vegetable vendors ply their wares by the light of locally-made lanterns in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo: Sunday Alamba/AP/SIPANigeria experienced a sharp drop in power after a gas pipeline rupture caused six power stations to halt operations temporarily, the electricity grid operator said, underscoring the chronic instability of the country's power infrastructure.

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ITV: Alain Nono,GM, mobile financial services, MTN Cameroon (archive)

 

AlainIn this interview with Alain Nono, GM, mobile financial services, MTN Cameroon, from our July/Aug 2017 issue, he talks about their goal of not competing with the banks

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Opinion: Bright Simons, Founder, mPedigree, Ghana

Bright Simons

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