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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 2016 CARD EXPO AFRICA

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CBN CardExpo Africa 2016 seeks to connect buyers and suppliers of Retail payments’ and eCommerce technology and services through our platform which is Nigeria’s largest vendor marketplace for card and mobile payment in Africa.

The CardExpo Africa 2016 is in top gear to deliver beyond expectations. We have signed on board major eCommerce companies and are poised to expose them to a collection of complementary service providers in Logistics, Payments switches and wholesales for broader stock options.

Ecommerce is driving massive economic growth across Africa. Currently, retail payment claimed a larger volume in mobile and web payment in 2014.

Investors interested in Africa can look forward to unique openings and possibilities in this segment.
An array of expert analysts, thought leaders and decision makers are lined up to discuss, interact and postulate the future of eCommerce in Africa with Nigeria as the springboard. They include:

The prospective Keynote Speakers Mr Godwin Emefiele, Governor CBN (Special Guest of Honor), Mr. Suleiman Barau Deputy Governor Operations CBN (Special Guest of Honor), Mr. Chidi Umeano Director Shared Services CBN (Guest Speaker), Mr.Gunther Mull CEO Dermalog Germany (Guest Speaker), Mr. Eyo Bassey Francis MD/CEO Payporte.com (Guest Speaker), Mr. Herbert Wigwe MD/CEO Access Bank (Guest Speaker), Mr. Ifie Sekibo MD Heritage Bank (Guest Speaker), Mr. Timothy Oguntayo Manging Director Skye Bank (Keynote Speaker), Mr. Peter Amangbo Managing Director Zenith Bank (Keynote Speaker).

The Conference Speakers Mrs. Omokehinde Ojomuyide Vice President & Area Business Head MasterCard Worldwide, Mr. Marek Zmyslowski MD HotelOga, Kushal Dutta’s Managing Director Jovago.com, Mr. Ade Ashaye Country Manager Visa West Africa, Mr. Sefik Bagdadioglu Managing Director Kaymu Nigeria, Juliet Ehimuan, Country Manager, Google Nigeria, Mr.Barry Coetzee, CEO iVeri Payment Technology, South Africa, Mr. Obinna Ekezie MD Wakanow.com, Mr. Valentine Obi Chief Executive Office eTranzact International Plc, Mr. Shola Adekoya, MD Konga Nigeria, Akua Nyame-Mensah Managing Director Larmudi.com

The conference will commence from June 14th to June 16th at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.The culmination of the conference on June 16th is an Awards and Dinner Ceremony which would play host to top executives’ of the Retail Payment and ecommerce industries.

It will take place on Thursday 16th June, 2016 at Eko-Hotel & Suite, Victoria Island Lagos. The CBN CardExpo Africa Dinner and Awards will be hosted by Multi-Award winning international Broadcaster, Wofai Samuel.

This spectacular evening presents an opportunity to celebrate industry egg-heads among the cheers and admirations of peers.

Alongside the industry awards and recognition,
members of the audience will win up to One Million naira in shopping vouchers courtesy of Konga.com.
Visit www.cardandatmmobilexpo.com for more information.

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Police Deploy More Personnel To Seaports In Lagos Over Nigerian Students, NANS’ Protest

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Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.

The Nigeria Police Force has announced that it has deployed personnel to adequately secure seaports across the nation following a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to shut down commercial activities at the nation’s busiest seaports ¬¬¬¬¬¬- the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in protest over the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).
Following the ASUU strike that has kept university students across the nation at home for over seven months, NANS declared “Occupy The Airport” nationwide protest.
The aggrieved students who protested on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport also reportedly threatened to ground commercial activities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos State.
Disclosing the security beef up to Daily Trust, the Commissioner of Police in charge of Western Port Authority Command, Jonathan Towuru, said security was tightened around the Western Ports to avoid any breakdown of law and order although the student body did not show up as threatened.
The commissioner said, “People went about their businesses while operations at the terminals went on seamlessly, without any hindrance. But if the students eventually turn up, we will engage them in discussions. I must say that they conducted themselves well on Monday at the airport even though you still saw police monitoring the protest.”

 

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Evans The Billionaire Kidnapper Bags 21 Year Imprisonment

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Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

They were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos and were alleged to have captured and detained Hafia and demanded a ransom of $2m.

But they pleaded not guilty to the four charges.

The judge held that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers

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Poverty, Hunger in the Country, Okowa Blames APC

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…says Delta healthcare will curb medical tourism

Delta State Governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ifeanyi Okowa, weekend, said that poor management of the nation’s economy by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) caused the rising hunger and poverty in the country.

He stated this at an empowerment programme for the people of Ika Federal Constituency at Boji-Boji Owa, Ika North Council by the member representing the constituency at the House of Representatives, Mr. Victor Nwokolo.

The governor, who commended Nwokolo for his gesture, described the event as “empowerment programme with a difference. He said Nigeria was troubled because people were hungry and out of job due to mismanagement of the nation’s economy.

He added that even students were having lots of challenges because their parents could not meet their needs owing to the level of poverty resulting from ineptitude of the APC-led Federal Government.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to support the PDP, saying it was the only party with clear understanding of the nation’s challenges and had clear solution to rescue the nation.

Earlier, Nwokolo said his motive for the empowerment was to restore hope to the hopeless amid rising hunger and poverty in the land.

MEANWHILE, Okowa, also at the different forum, said the huge investment being made by his administration in the health sector was to improve healthcare delivery and reduce medical tourism in the country.

He disclosed this in an interview with journalists shortly after inspecting facilities at the Advanced Diagnostic Medical Centre and Mother and Child Hospital, Owa-Alero in Ika Council of the state.

He said the twin medical facilities would, on completion, reduce medical tourism as it would provide first-class medical services to people who would have sought medical treatment abroad.

“I am glad we have gotten to this stage. I had high hopes that by today, we would have inaugurated these projects.

“The equipment are fully on site and we are trying to get things fully sorted out and I am sure that in the next one month, it should be ready and opened to the public for use.

“The two projects are obviously very important. The Mother and Child, as it is so stated, is supposed to take care of every illness concerning our women and children,” he said.

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