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ITPulse is a wholly information technology communication (ICT) news website, with a special focus on the African continent. The website provides up-to-date biz-tech news, analysis and comprehensive and thorough insight into the continent's ICT terrain

Nigeria’s digital payment leader, 9 Payment Service Bank (9PSB), fueled the fire of tech innovation by sponsoring the recent Kano TechPrenuer Conference. This flagship event, themed “Empowering Tomorrow: Innovating in the Digital Space,” gathered tech enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and visionaries to explore cutting-edge trends, share knowledge, and build connections within the Kano tech scene. Emphasizing the transformative power of technology at the event, Akeem Salam, Group Head of Business Development and Strategy at 9PSB, pointed out how tech advancements have revolutionized various industries, particularly finance and banking. The digitalization of banking services has paved the way for FinTech companies and payment…

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The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) unveiled exciting new products two days ago, 2024, sparking a surge of interest from both businesses and consumers. The Executive Vice Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Khalil Suleiman Halilu, showcased the innovative lineup at a media event in Abuja, giving those who were present a glimpse of the NASENI 300 Watts LED Solar Street Lamp, NASENI Laptop, NASENI Lithium battery, NASENI solar irrigation pumps, and a NASENI Smartphone. Since the reveal, NASENI has been flooded with inquiries. This surge many industry watchers believe reflects NASENI’s new strategy under Mr. Halilu’s leadership, even…

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Nigeria’s Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy is partnering with Nokia to equip young Nigerians with the latest skills in telecommunications. This collaboration supports the government’s vision of enhancing digital capacity in the country. Led by Minister Dr. Bosun Tijanni and NCC’s Dr. Aminu Maida, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed this week with Nokia Solutions and Networks Nigeria. The agreement focuses on training young Nigerians in cutting-edge 4G/5G radio and transmission technologies. Equipping the Next Generation Nokia Nigeria will establish a fully functional 5G/4G test lab at the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Digital Parks. This facility will provide…

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The Green Startup Nigeria (GSN) initiative, in collaboration with the Nigerian Climate Innovation Center (NCIC) and the Swiss Embassy, is thrilled to announce the inaugural Green Startup Nigeria Conference and Expo, scheduled to take place on the 14th May 2024, at Alliance Française, 9 Osborne Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria .The Green Startup Nigeria Conference and Expo is a landmark event aimed at catalyzing innovation and sustainability in Nigeria’s startup ecosystem. With a focus on driving positive change and fostering collaboration among entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and industry leaders, the conference aims to inspire and guide the next generation of green entrepreneurs.…

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PalmPay, a leading fintech platform, has partnered with the Lagos State Government to bolster its agricultural initiative, offering robust payment solutions to empower residents and businesses alike with the necessary financial tools for success through the Food Discount Market initiative tagged – Ounje Eko. Ounje Eko, meaning – Lagos Food, is a food intervention program by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, aimed at providing succour to residents. This initiative is taking place across five (5) divisions of the State. The Ounje Eko markets were opened at 27 locations in Ikeja; six in Lagos Island; nine in Ikorodu; five in…

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The strong financial performance and strategic growth plans for the future, rolled by FBNQuest Merchant Bank at the 9th Annual General Meeting held recently have impressed the shareholders. FBNQuest Merchant Bank is the investment banking and asset management arm of FBN Holdings Plc. Speaking during the AGM, Chairman Mallam Bello Maccido, noted that despite economic headwinds, FBNQuest Merchant Bank reported robust financials. According to him, Gross earnings surged 43% year-on-year to N35.5 billion, while Profit Before Tax (PBT) jumped 36% to N4.09 billion. The FBNQuest Merchant Bank Group’s PBT saw an even sharper rise of 91.5% to N9.98 billion. “2023…

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Google’s Hustle Academy is back for 2024, and this time it’s packing a powerful punch: Artificial Intelligence (AI) training specifically designed to help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) thrive in African countries of Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. According to a statement, Google believes that SMBs are the lifeblood of Africa’s economy, but many struggle to get the funding and skills they need to grow, with several studies showing a huge funding gap for these businesses. Thus, the Hustle Academy steps in to bridge that gap by offering practical education, mentorship and connections. The statement disclosed that Google is taking…

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In recent years, partnerships between e-commerce platforms and tech companies have driven innovation and progress in various sectors. One such partnership that has garnered significant attention is the collaboration between Konga, Nigeria’s composite e-commerce group, and Starlink, the satellite internet service provided by SpaceX. This groundbreaking partnership is poised to revolutionize internet accessibility in the country, bringing about many benefits for businesses, individuals, and the nation as a whole. For example, educational institutions, industries and houses can access internet services anywhere in the country with their enterprise kit. One of the biggest obstacles to widespread internet adoption in Nigeria has…

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By Andrew Egan With brands recognising the power of conversations, AI-driven solutions, and phygital experiences, consumers can anticipate more personalised, seamless, and satisfying engagements with businesses this year. As technological innovations continue to shape the business landscape, 2024 is poised to be a transformative year for customer experience. However, businesses must keep an eye on the emerging trends shaping the landscape as they realign their strategies to prioritise customer satisfaction. Balancing customer experience trends against business process optimisation Increasingly, the emphasis on Customer Experience (CX) is prompting organisations to adopt creative ways to use customers to start, and sometimes complete,…

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The African e-commerce market grossed USD 277.1 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 939.8 billion in 2032. However, with a global cart abandonment rate of 70%, many of which are related to payment issues, there is a clear need for e-commerce businesses in Nigeria and beyond to provide seamless and efficient transactions to increase their revenue and scale. An effective payment solution for e-commerce businesses is payment link integration. Payment link integration emerges as a powerful tool for e-commerce businesses to facilitate payment in a convenient and streamlined way. This SeerBit article delves into what a payment…

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