Rarzack Olaegbe The Fifth Estate extends the sequence of the three classical Fourth Estate of the Realm. That is the mainstream media. It is the non-traditional media. By extension, the cyber thieves are classified as another group that wears the...
Rarzack Olaegbe Between 2014 and 2019, Nigeria’s bustling fintech scene raised more than $600 million in funding. It attracted 25 percent ($122 million) of the $491.6 million raised by African tech start-ups in 2019. They are professionals. They provide capital to...
The billion-dollar technology club is not a closed one. It is not open either. You do not apply to join. You have to merit an invitation. You have to show you have arrived. You have to earn the right to join. That...
Rarzack Olaegbe Femi Aluko and Olumide Ojo were former backend principal engineers and frontend principal engineers respectively. They are the founders of Chowdeck. Aluko was inspired to build a reliable food delivery start-up in Nigeria - an on-demand food delivery...
Rarzack Olaegbe It gives them a chance to avoid the dreaded “down round.” That is a lower valuation stage. It is lower than in the prior stage. Every fintech company seems to be a candidate for layoffs. Some of the...
Rarzack Olaegbe "It is expanding each year. Why did Bangwell start this school? Because her heart sank! She got the idea of a science-oriented high school for poor children in 2014. Then, she drove her child to a hospital. She...
Rarzack Olaegbe Take big data, for instance. It comes as structured and unstructured data. Electronic devices generate big data. The data is too large. Regular databases cannot handle it. Cannot process it. Machines have replaced humans in many jobs.  has also...
Rarzack Olaegbe In Nigeria, the CBN has mandated the banks and fintechs to maintain a level of KYC due diligence for all of its customers. The directive allows for a three tier profiling. It gives financial institutions the ease to bank majority of Nigerians. It...
Simbo Olorunfemi “In 1967, at the beginning of the Nigerian civil war, he was unjustly accused of assisting rebels in the breakaway republic of Biafra to purchase jet fighters. Soyinka was arrested but never formally charged and spent most...
Axel van Trotsenburg "African leadership is confronted with meeting this double challenge of responding to crises but not losing sight of the longer-term development needs of their country or the continent" These days, it feels like one crisis is chasing the...
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