Financial Inclusion

Uka Eje, CEO of Thrive Agric, a technology-driven agricultural company passionate about ensuring global food security. [PHOTO CREDIT: Thrive Agric official website]

How to address food security in Nigeria amidst COVID-19

On average, only 3 per cent of smallholder farmers have access to credit.

Sokoto state on map

In Sokoto, Taraba, Jigawa, about nine in ten people are poor – NBS

The report found that the poverty rate is lowest among salary earners and non-farm workers

Nigeria Stock Exchange

NSE launches comic book to boost financial literacy

A statement by the NSE said the book is available in both print and digital formats.

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Telecoms holds greatest promise for financial inclusion in Nigeria – Official

Mr Danbatta said that 35 million Nigerians have no access to telecommunications services and by implication, they lack access to digital financial services.

Screenshot of Aella Credit webpage a Nigerian fintech company.

Nigerian fintech company raises $10 million to aid financial inclusion

Aella has made a visible impact on the lives of more than 300,000 borrowers across its Employer Backed and Direct to Consumer Verticals, who now have access to simple financial products.

SPECIAL REPORT: How introduction of N50 charge on POS transaction threatens Financial Inclusion

“We usually charge N100 – N150 on N5000 before, but we have added N50 to it, so we collect N200. Do not forget that POS charge too is there. It is becoming challenging.”

Women are cultivating water leaves in Esin Ufot, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, on May 12th, 2014.

Nigerian government trains women farmers in financial literacy

80 women picked from across the six geo-political zones are p[articipating in the project.

African Development Bank President (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina

AfDB calls for increased access to finance for women

“From now on, we shall be grading every African financial institution for how well it helps women.”

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

Financial Inclusion: Nigerian firm launches Eyowo to ease financial dealings

The CEO of Softcom, Tomi Amao, said Eyowo will help to deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria.

L-R: Hugo Cuevas; President and CEO of Mohr World Consulting, Eugenio Nigro; the Vice President of Business Development and Remitly, Natalia Roldugina; HEad of Business Development, SMall WOrld (UK) and Rafael Ubilla; Rigional Director, More Money Transfers (Uruguay) during an panel discussion on the perspectives of International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs) that operate in West Africa.

IMTC Africa: Financial experts, fintechs, others discuss money transfers, cross-border payments

The three-day IMTC event held in Lagos, Nigeria from September 24 to 26.

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Dangote to assist 106,000 women with N1.1 billion

The Dangote initiative is in continuation of its micro-grant programme aimed at poverty amelioration through economic empowerment of women.

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)

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.

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Suleja heroines who break stones for peanuts

Women and young girls speak about why they adopt manual stone breaking as a daily job.

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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.

Pupils during the feeding programme

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.

Some N-Power beneficiaries

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.

The German Development Cooperation, Deutsche Geselischaft for Internationale Zusammenarbelt (GIZ)

German agency trains Nigerians on financial literacy

The training programme, which held in Abuja on Wednesday, had participants drawn from across the country.

MTN

MTN Nigeria gets CBN super agent licence

The licence will enable MTN to convert their existing airtime agents and recruit other small businesses to distribute financial services.

Some N-Power beneficiaries

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.

Some N-Power beneficiaries

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.

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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.

Hollaport Technologies CEO Kabiru Rabiu, at the unveiling of the Hollaport App.

Firm launches app to aid financial inclusion in Nigeria

The App will also provide encrypted messaging service for users.

Female porter in Tomato Field, Mile 12, Lagos

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 Lekki Post Office [Photo: The Guardian NG]

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.

One of the women farmer Christiana Ibrahim, standing by her firewood stall.

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.