Nigeria approves three new ‘Payment Service Banks’
An official says the approval was in line with its objective of enhancing financial inclusion in the country.
MTN’s MoMo Agent plans to aid financial inclusion in Nigeria
MTN joins the ongoing efforts to accelerate the CBN’s drive for financial inclusion.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s School Feeding Programme improves human capital, women’s financial inclusion in Katsina
Premium Times monitored the implementation of the programme in the North-west Nigerian state.
How N-Power is spurring beneficiaries into owning businesses in Ebonyi
Despite reported hitches, beneficiaries and officials say the programme has had a positive impact on the society.
German agency trains Nigerians on financial literacy
The training programme, which held in Abuja on Wednesday, had participants drawn from across the country.
Nigerian govt sacks 2,525 N-Power beneficiaries who absconded from duty
The official said 18,674 other beneficiaries of the initiative have voluntarily resigned, having secured permanent employment.
SPECIAL REPORT: How N-Power beneficiaries abscond from duty, abuse opportunity in three states
The scheme, which was initiated to bring relief to thousands of youth, is being abused by some beneficiaries in Adamawa, Kano and Katsina.
Mobile phone triggers fundamental shift in financial services – Experts
The Managing Director, Adia Sowho, disclosed this at the Digital PayExpo Conference and Exhibition in Lagos.
Firm launches app to aid financial inclusion in Nigeria
The App will also provide encrypted messaging service for users.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the lives of struggling ‘alabaru’ at Lagos markets
Every day, dozens of women across major markets in Lagos help buyers move heavy loads from their point of purchase to their vehicles or places where they could use public transportation.
NIPOST to be unbundled to six new firms – Ex-minister
The government also plans to establish micro-finance banks in all the 774 local government areas of the country through NIPOST.
SPECIAL REPORT: Abuja communities where women farmers are unbanked
Many low-income farmers in rural Abuja communities speak of their non-use of financial institutions.
‘Breasts on lantern’: CBN speaks on banks’ ‘inhumane, unethical debt recovery practices’
The CBN says it does not approve of the unethical and embarrassing methods deployed by the said banks to recover debts.
How Nigeria’s financial inclusion targets, SDGs have fared so far
Building inclusive financial systems has become an important objective for policymakers around the world.
‘Breasts on lantern’: Agonies of borrowers of Nigerian micro-credit loans
The report details the pains Nigerians (especially defaulters) go through while paying back loans given by some micro-finance banks in the South-west.
Sallah: Bank customers decry poor network, insufficient funds in ATMs
Many customers were seen stranded and on long queues at ATMs, waiting to make different transactions.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s Tradermoni, CCT, could ‘ve raised financial inclusion
The CCT involves the payment of N5,000 monthly, paid bi-monthly, to the poorest Nigerians, mostly in rural communities.
Buhari administration to scale up Tradermoni, N-Power, others – Official
Mrs Uwais said that the administration would build on the successes of the programmes to put smiles on the faces of more Nigerians.
How Buhari’s ABP programme improved financial inclusion among rural, illiterate farmers
The investigation shows that literacy, economic empowerment among the local population in the north would help deliver greater impacts in terms of financial inclusion.
SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the world of Nigeria’s financially excluded farmers
Many farmers across Nigeria are unbanked. They share their stories in this special report.
Why we don’t keep our monies in banks – Unbanked Nigerians
Some Nigerians explain why they would rather keep their cash than lodge it in the bank.
Nigerian governors pledge financial autonomy for legislature, judiciary
The 1999 Constitution was amended last year to give autonomy to the two arms of government at the sub-national levels, as is already the case at the federal level.
How bank charges hinder financial inclusion in Nigeria
Bank customers, analysts weigh in on the development.