Category Archives: Nigeria

You won’t live forever. But carrot.ng can sort out your afterlife

On the long run, we would all be dead; a reality nobody can dodge. Considering that the grim reaper doesn’t usually do RSVP, what does it take to prevent the yam-pepper-scatter-scatter that often comes when someone dies all because there is no will left behind to take care of things. Trust me, if you have […]

Uber killed Yellow Cabs. GoKada may kill Okadas.

Uber came to Lagos around 2014 and went straight for the middle-class crowd albeit, that market wasn’t fat enough. They soon found out that any businesses targeting recherché segments in Nigeria never last long. Uber pivoted as the recession gradually wore off as ride-hailing became the go-to for almost every middle-classer. It didn’t take too […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]