Adieu, Abba Sayyadi Ruma, hero of agricultural digitisation

November 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The epoch, July to October 2021, was like a harvest season of death. The rate and places of occurrence, gender, age, and class differences of the affected people became very alarming.  From known to an unknown number, reported to unreported, those killed by treatable diseases to untreatable, accidental deaths to cold-blooded murders; the statistics kept growing until the story of Read More

Digital finance’ll enhance payment

October 10, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that the advent of digital finance would enhance faster payment and promote efficiency of monetary mechanisms. Director, Monetary policy Department, CBN, Mr Hassan Mahmud who stated this in Enugu at CBN seminar organized for financial journalists and business editors said that digital financial ecosystems help to reduce the amount of currency in Read More

First Bank Fintech 5.0: Unveiling benefits, challenges and prospects of Open Banking

October 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Ahead of the First Bank Fintech Summit 5.0 coming up Thursday and  themed “Open Banking and Its Derivative Opportunity for the Financial Ecosystem,”  AMAKA IFEAKANDU looks at  some of the benefits, challenges and prospects of open banking in Nigeria.  The advancement in the technology has placed the Nigeria banking industry on the fast lane to adopt different innovation to provide excellent services, Read More

International Day of Older Persons: NSCC applauds Buhari on inclusive digital economy policy

September 30, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In celebration of the 2021 International Day of Older Persons, marked every October 1, the National Senior Citizens Centre (NSCC), has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for putting policies in place to ensure that older persons and vulnerable groups are protected in Nigeria. According to a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Thursday, signed by Head, Public Affairs, Media & Read More

Prioritise safety, security of the Nigeria’s cyberspace, Pantami tells professionals

August 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami, on Tuesday tasked Information Technology professionals to prioritise the safety and security of the country’s cyberspace. Dr. Pantami who made the call during his address in Uyo, titled- The Imperatives of Cybersecurity for a Digital Economy said priority and preference should be given to cybersecurity as the capacity and Read More

NITDA, MassChallenge in partnership to put startups on global scale

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has partnered with MassChallenge to boost the national startup ecosystem in Nigeria. The partnership focuses on promoting Nigeria as an emerging entrepreneurial hub and leader of innovation in Africa in order to support job creation and economic development; It also aims to foster the growth and success of Nigeria’s startup enterprises by connecting the Read More

GBB and Nigeria’s digital transformation

May 5, 2021 Bashir Ibrahim Hassan 0

A combination of factors played out in the last two years to enhance the success of Nigeria’s journey in digital transformation. These factors include natural occurrences and the vision and industry of a number of people.While the COVID-19 pandemic has traumatized the world’s population and ravaged economics at all levels, it has had its silver lining in the ways it Read More