e-Naira promises ‘economic new dawn’ if done right says blockchain expert

The Central Bank of Nigeria has partnered with Barbados Fintech firm on proposed CBDC pilot known as Project Giant.
Olusegun Ogundeji
Feb 9, 2021

Luno says funds are safe in Nigeria after crypto crackdown

SA’s biggest crypto exchange and other crypto-currency firms halt deposits in naira after the Nigerian government cracks the whip on crypto-currency players.
Feb 9, 2021

Mixed response, unease over Nigeria’s crypto crackdown

Directive from Central Bank of Nigeria leaves some wondering if authorities acted prematurely.

Accelerex pushes expansion plans after US$20m investment

Africa Capital Alliance agrees on Capital Alliance Private Equity IV funding.
Oct 23, 2019

Nigeria blocks MTN's proposed USSD access charge

Communications Minister seeks full briefing and directive can still be reversed.
Aug 8, 2019

MTN to focus on FinTech, 4G and Ayoba

Operator details ambitions for the remaining half of 2019.
Jul 30, 2019

MTN's fintech ambitions get Nigerian boost

An MTN Nigeria subsidiary receives a licence from the country’s central bank, to provide financial services.
Mar 27, 2019

MTN Nigeria $2bn tax battle adjourned again

The court case between MTN Nigeria and the country's attorney general continued yesterday as lawyers argued over a $2-billion tax bill.
Feb 8, 2019

MTN Nigeria tax bill case postponed yet again

While the operator settled with the Nigerian central bank last year, it is still in a $2 billion tax-related court battle with the country's Attorney General.
Jan 25, 2019

Experts lay into CBN over MTN resolution

Tech industry analysts in Nigeria describe US$53-million settlement as 'slap on the wrist' for the operator.
Jan 24, 2019

MTN's $53m settlement fee paid

The Central Bank of Nigeria governor confirms MTN has paid $53 million to resolve dispute.
Dec 7, 2018

Nigeria: MTN-CBN nears out-of-court settlement

Report detailing agreement between parties will be submitted before court on 12 December.