MFS Africa, Paga to Connect Nigerian Remittance Market to the World

[Guardian] MFS Africa and Paga have announced their partnership connecting Paga users and Nigerian bank account holders to remittance senders from around the world. Thanks to this collaboration, anyone with a Paga wallet can receive transfers from mill…

[Guardian] MFS Africa and Paga have announced their partnership connecting Paga users and Nigerian bank account holders to remittance senders from around the world. Thanks to this collaboration, anyone with a Paga wallet can receive transfers from millions of other mobile money users across Africa, or from any money transfer operator connected to the MFS Hub.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Why Air Travel, Tourism Contribute Only 1.7 Percent to GDP

[Guardian] World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has estimated that air travel and tourism in Nigeria contributed 1.7 per cent to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016.

[Guardian] World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has estimated that air travel and tourism in Nigeria contributed 1.7 per cent to the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Disturbing Coup Rumours From the Military

[Guardian] We wouldn’t have attached any attention to it if the news of a purported coup planning from a section of Nigerian soldiers was not credited to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. T.Y. Buratai himself. And to underscore the seriousness o…

[Guardian] We wouldn't have attached any attention to it if the news of a purported coup planning from a section of Nigerian soldiers was not credited to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. T.Y. Buratai himself. And to underscore the seriousness of the matter, the British Ambassador to Nigeria also corroborated the news item. If the disturbing news was credited to other sources, we would have waved it aside as one of the wild rumours. This is because the secrecy surrounding the activities and personalities of so

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Obasanjo, Youth Neglect and the Fear of Revolution

[Guardian] There is much to worry about the recent trepidation expressed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo regarding the alarming level of neglect of the nation’s youths. The fact that youths are the largest segment of the county’s population is en…

[Guardian] There is much to worry about the recent trepidation expressed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo regarding the alarming level of neglect of the nation's youths. The fact that youths are the largest segment of the county's population is enough to entertain some fear if they should not be given due attention. Sadly, they are glibly referred to as the future leaders without ensuring that a deliberate measure to aid their quest for public service or entrepreneurship be put in place.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Africa in Danger of Digital Disruption, Leo Stan Ekeh Warns

[Guardian] Leo Stan Ekeh, serial digital entrepreneur and chairman of Zinox Group, has raised the alarm over an impending digital disruption in Africa occasioned by the challenges of mass unemployment and the failure of most African states to match the…

[Guardian] Leo Stan Ekeh, serial digital entrepreneur and chairman of Zinox Group, has raised the alarm over an impending digital disruption in Africa occasioned by the challenges of mass unemployment and the failure of most African states to match the rapid pace of digital evolution.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lamu Coal Plant Doesn’t Make Sense As Kenya Has Better Energy Options

[Guardian] Kenyans pay high prices for electricity up to USD$0.19/kWh for residential customers compared to about US$0.10 in South Africa which is a barrier to the country’s sustainable economic development. The country is also expecting a steep rise i…

[Guardian] Kenyans pay high prices for electricity up to USD$0.19/kWh for residential customers compared to about US$0.10 in South Africa which is a barrier to the country's sustainable economic development. The country is also expecting a steep rise in demand.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Taifa Stars Need to Hit Ground Running

[Daily News] Taifa Stars face a tricky fixture against Lesotho in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers at the Azam’s Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam tomorrow and nothing but victory will fascinate Tanzanians.

[Daily News] Taifa Stars face a tricky fixture against Lesotho in their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers at the Azam's Chamazi Stadium in Dar es Salaam tomorrow and nothing but victory will fascinate Tanzanians.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania