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CBi

Con­ven­tion on Busi­ness In­tegrity (CBi), in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ac­tionAid and La­gos Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (LCCI), have un­veiled a web-based so­lu­tion (ethic­sqed.cbinige­ria.com) to help Mi­cro, Small and Medium En­ter­prises (MSMEs) meet COSO 2013 stan­dards.

The un­veil­ing was de­tailed in a com­mu­nique made avail­able to the me­dia in La­gos.

Mr Soji Apampa, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, Con­ven­tion on Busi­ness In­tegrity (CBi), ex­plained that the web-based de­signed aimed at pre­par­ing MSMEs meet the COSO 2013 stan­dards on in­ter­nal con­trols and to es­tab­lish cer­ti­fi­able an­tib­ribery, anti-cor­rup­tion stan­dards (ABAC).

FairMoney

FairMoney, the mo­bile bank for emerg­ing mar­kets, is run­ning the ‘No Ex­cuses’ cam­paign to en­cour­age in­di­vid­u­als and small busi­nesses to take ad­van­tage of its loan of­fer­ing of N1,500 to N150,000. FairMoney gives more than 6,500 loans daily, and since the com­pany com­menced op­er­a­tions in 2017, it has dis­rupted the bank­ing land­scape, dis­burs­ing over one mil­lion loans to in­di­vid­u­als and small busi­nesses around Nige­ria. A cus­tomer can down­load the app from the Google Play Store and, based on their credit score, cal­cu­lated us­ing Ar­ti­fi­cial In­tel­li­gence, re­ceive an in­stant credit of­fer be­tween N1,500 and N150,000.

DSTV

Mul­tiChoice, op­er­a­tors of DStv and GOtv, is oil­ing its ma­chine for the launch of what it called ‘dish­less’ stream­ing prod­uct from next year. With on­go­ing broad­band growth, the “in­ter­net” ver­sion of DStv is part of Mul­tiChoice’s on­go­ing plans to re­tain and cap­ture pay-TV sub­scribers in across sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa who are able to and want to watch pre­mium pay-TV con­tent this way and without a phys­i­cal in­stal­la­tion.

Cur­rently “DStv dish­less” is still a work in progress as Mul­tiChoice has been test­ing the DStv de­coder­less ser­vice in­ter­nally.

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