Conferences Tech

Zenith Bank’s First Tech Fair Close-up on Machine Learning

The first edition of the Zenith Tech Fair, an initiative of Zenith Bank, today lends its voice to the teeming conversation around the future of work, enterprise and everyday living. The conference which held at the Landmark Events Centre also featured exhibitions and hackathon and covers conversations in emerging technology, and identify and finance innovative […]

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Business Fintech

OPay raises fresh $120 million Series B funding

Just a short while after securing the approval of Nigeria’s Apex Bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to commence international money transfer in Nigeria; the Nigeria-based fintech company OPay has raised $120 million Series B funding from a group of Chinese investors. Participating in the round include existing investors Meituan-Dianping, Source Code Capital, IDG Capital, Sequoia China and GSR Ventures who funded the company’s $50 million raise in July.

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Digital art

Lagos Biennial 2019: Stories from Africa’s most Populous City

Under the direction of Folakunle Oshun, the second edition of the Lagos Biennial (26 October–23 November 2019) includes works by over 40 Lagos-based and international artists, architects, and collectives. Curated by architect Tosin Oshinowo, curator and producer Oyindamola Fakeye, and assistant curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Antawan I. Byrd, practitioners were invited to respond to Nigeria’s former capital (replaced by Abuja in 1991).

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Apps Fintech

OBus, OPay’s public bus service, suspends intra-city operations in Lagos

OPay which has been running public bus service — OBus, has reportedly suspended the operations. The limited route service which has been in its beta testing for close to four months, has gained a lot of interests amongst commuters within the city but in the same breathe had peculiar difficulties with competitions within the state.

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