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I work by day, selling electronic services to hapless customers. I blog sporadically and literally begging myself to jog more to stay alive.

The Myth Around Literacy and Financial Inclusion

According to EFInA (Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access), Financial Inclusion is “the provision of a broad range of high-quality financial products, such as savings, credit, insurance, payments and pensions, which are relevant, appropriate and affordable for the entire adult population, especially the low-income segment” (EFInA, n.d., p1). It requires that financial services (bank accounts, credit, […]

We ain’t alone, on Earth (probably)

Man has always been fascinated with the idea of there being other forms of life in the vastness of space, and from the middle of the 20th century, we have been relentlessly searching for extra-terrestrial life. Scientists have spent years searching for life in space, making postulate after postulate, sending outmanned and un-manned space crafts, […]

The Absence of Legal Infrastructure is the Bane of Consumer Lending

Adedeji Olowe, CEO of Trium Networks Limited Babatunde Makanjuola, Coronation Merchant Bank Limited   If you ask the average Nigerian about his/her understanding of infrastructure, you are likely to get a response that depicts something tangible, e.g., airports, railways, roads, etc. This is not wrong; however, it is not exhaustive. By definition, Infrastructure is the […]

Contactless cards can revolutionize payments in Nigeria

The ease and speed of a payment method are directly proportional to its adoption. Although payment with cards has been growing at about 100% CAGR over the last three years, all you need to do is stand behind that smug, self-entitled millennial stamping her feet while waiting for a purchase to finish to know that […]

Core Banking Software used by Microfinance Banks (MFB) in Nigeria

This article was inspired by comments on a related post written by one of my industry mentors. (https://dejiolowe.com/2016/03/core-banking-software-in-nigeria-2/) To put this into perspective, a core banking application (CBA) is to a Microfinance Bank what a foundation is to a building. This means MFBs with a comprehensive, automated and effective CBA guarantees profitably, operational efficiency and […]

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