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SystemSpecs Supports Young Innovators, Emphasizes Need For Product Differentiation

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, Dr Emmanuel Eze, Chief Technology Officer of SystemSpecs.............Photo credit: Techpoint Africa

SystemSpecs, a frontline technology firm, has again, demonstrated its commitment to promoting innovation in Nigeria by its sponsorship of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Devcamp, a program that trains young innovators, leveraging on the partnership of competent public and private institutions to deliver a wholistic and sound experience to participants.

Addressing young innovators during the Devcamp demo event on Wednesday, 17th February 2021, where sample products developed by beneficiaries of the Devcamp programme were showcased, Dr Emmanuel Eze, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of SystemSpecs, stressed the need for product differentiation.

The UK- Nigeria Tech Hub is an initiative by the UK Government to support the growth of the Nigerian tech ecosystem.

Its Devcamp program is organized in partnership with Wootlab Innovations, an organization that leverages technology for human capital development in preparing people for the future of work and supported by a number of organizations, including SystemSpecs.

SystemSpecs, one of the largest and oldest tech firms in Nigeria, is a leading provider of Financial Technology and Human Resource Management solutions, with remarkable products like Remita, HumanManager and Paylink, which are helping governments, businesses, banks, and individuals to solve problems.

Dr Emmmanuel Eze who represented SystemSpecs gave feedback on tech products showcased by young innovators at the event.

He expressed his delight in the products showcased and commended the young innovators, who have created solutions to solve various challenges in society.

Eze remarked that with some adjustments and implementation of recommendations, they can become ready for investors and the market.

“I am quite impressed by this app,” Eze said about one of the products exhibited. “You have not only showcased the app but you have done a proof of concept.”

The solutions exhibited at the event include Agrotech, an app that simplifies the communication between investors and farmers, a fintech solution that facilitates payment, and Medicreen, an AI-powered chatbot that helps to create a medical diagnosis report.

The aim of the Agrotech app is to enable rich individuals interested in agriculture to communicate and collaborate with farmers.

Rich individuals with lands lying fallow can collaborate with farmers on the platform and have their lands used for farming purposes for a stipulated period of time. Also, unempowered farmers can get investors.

Using map technologies, Medicreen highlights health facility (Hospitals, Pharmacies, etc.) around users.

Medicreen streamlines patient flows from asking patients preliminary questions (Diagnostics) and generating a report such that it could be sent to a doctor for a drug prescription.

Besides the Devcamp, SystemSpecs has also been involved in supporting a wide range of programs and events aimed at developing technology in Nigeria.

These include the Lagos State government’s Ready Set Work initiative tailored towards addressing employability challenges faced by today’s graduates and Code Lagos which seeks to train 1 million Lagosians on how to write code.

In May 2020, SystemSpecs organized a Children’s Day essay competition for pupils across the country.

 

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Nnamdi Azikiwe Int’l Airport Abuja Named Best Airport In Africa By ACI

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The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja has been awarded the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Award 2020 as judged by their customers as the Best Airport by Size and Region (5 to 15 million passengers per year in Africa).

This award represents the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) commitment to continuously improving customer experience across all Nigerian airports according to a statement by Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs at FAAN.

“The recognition comes at a time when we are geared towards ensuring seamless airport facilitation with the opening of new terminals and upgrading of our current infrastructures across the board.

“Despite a turbulent year plagued by COVID-19 induced financial struggles, the authority has endeavoured to prioritize customer satisfaction while ensuring that health and safety remain topmost,” Yakubu said in the statement.

FAAN MD/CEO, Captain Rabiu Yadudu accepted the award on behalf of the Authority and restated FAAN’s commitment to ensuring the safety, security and comfort of passengers at all airports across the country.

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BREAKING: Crowdyvest Exits EMFATO Holdings, Raises New Investment

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……As Farmcrowdy Fully Leaves The Crowdfunding Space

EMFATO Holdings (owners of Farmcrowdy and investors in Plentywaka) have announced the exit of one of its portfolio companies – Crowdyvest, following up on new investments into the startup to grow as a digital savings company in Nigeria.

Crowdyvest, an impact-driven fintech platform, which was launched just over a year ago, has over 10,000 members who have used opportunities on its platform to sponsor projects in Agriculture, Real Estate, Transportation, Health and Education sectors.

Previously led by its Co-founder & CEO, Onyeka Akumah but today, along with the new investment, there is a change in its management of the company, with Tope Omotolani set to become its new CEO.

Onyeka Akumah explained that the change in leadership will not affect the management and staff of Crowdyvest as they will all be retained but hinted that there will be a new way Crowdyvest will operate.

Following this latest development, the one-year-old startup will set its sights on becoming a leading digital wealth and savings management company focused on a closed-community savings model under Tope Omotolani’s leadership.

“I have taken this decision to move on as the CEO of Crowdyvest as a result of the new investment in the company which provides opportunities for proper scale in the coming months.

“Today, Crowdyvest will also exit fully from EMFATO Holdings and we are very happy about the new investors and to see how Tope will lead this business to new heights.

“Now, I can focus my energy on leading Farmcrowdy and Plentywaka as CEO of both companies into new markets in 2021.

“Tope is a strong and amazing leader and I see her leading Crowdyvest to become one of the go-to wealth management and digital savings companies in Nigeria within the next 3-5 years with her team.

“I wish her all the best and will continue to advise them on their journey when needed,” Onyeka Akumah said.

DigitalTimesNG understands that with this change, Crowdyvest will no longer be an open crowdfunding platform.

An all-new Crowdyvest led by Temitope Omotolani will enter the Fintech industry fully with the launch of the Crowdyvest Savings Platform which gives savings options to over 10,000 subscribed users.

This savings platform will give its users a variety of plans to help build a savings culture based entirely on their pace, so they can reach their life goals faster.

Tope Omotolani will now lead the Fintech company, Crowdyvest to become a leading savings platform in Nigeria.

Farmcrowdy has in the past worked with Crowdyvest to crowdfund for farming projects.

Following this change, Farmcrowdy now fully exits the crowdfunding space with this sale and Crowdyvest will begin to operate a closed-community model for savings.

This new savings platform has been introduced with three new products. These platforms have been properly tailored to fit all categories of individuals, including the Millenials, Gen Z, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, and each of these products has its unique features and benefits. They are; Flex Savings, Vault Savings, and Pace Savings.

The company said in a statement that every saver enjoys the benefits of high-interest rates from 12.5% to 15%, zero bank charges, plans tailored for everyone, and effective and prompt customer service.

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Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum 2021 Gets June Date

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ITREALMS Media, organizers of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series, has unveiled the date for this year’s edition.

Editor-in-Chief/Lead Consulting Strategist at ITREALMS Media, Mr. Remmy Nweke, who disclosed this at the weekend, said the management has approved Thursday, June 10, 2021, as the date for the yearly NDSF which borders on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable respectively.

He also revealed that the main theme for 2021 is ‘Digital Cooperation: Enhancing Multistakeholder Governance for Digital Economy.’

According to Nweke, nowadays, a paradigm shift has shown that the digital era brought inconceivable benefits alongside many challenges not limited to growing digital divides, cyber threats, and human rights violations more so, online.

“In order to lay a roadmap for the Nigerian stakeholders towards improving what has become digital cooperation, ITREALMS Media, through its digital rights initiative of the annual Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum (NDSF) series will be exploring the theme for safer, equitable world with positive future on Thursday, June 10 by 9 am at the Welcome Centre Hotels, International Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos,” Nweke said in a statement.

The Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum series is organised by ITREALMS Media and hosted under DigitalSENSE Africa (DSA), an At-Large Structure certified by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), in collaboration with critical stakeholders including regulators in the Information and Communication Technologies.

Nweke added that the Director of Publications at ITREALMS Media, Mrs Nkem Nweke would anchor by noon of the same day the Nigeria IPV6 Roundtable on ‘Scaling up IPv6 in a post-COVID-19 pandemic.’

He further said that “the NDSF series motivates public discourse and create awareness on the technological cum business benefits of rapidly advancing technologies capable of impacting on ICT adaptation, Internet Governance, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and domain name industry, their effects on the eco-system and offers first-class platform for industry networking.”

He called on industry players to leverage this opportunity and take an active part in this year’s edition so as to form the digital cooperation required for the digital economy to thrive.

 

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