Latest Articles by Ajifowoke Michael Gbenga Contributor Weekly Economic Index: CBN slashes lending rate despite inflation concerns. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele last Tuesday announced the reduction of Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) from 12.5 percent to 11.5 percent while retaining the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) of... Contributor Mastercard driving industry-wide change to ensure greener cards become the norm. Over the years, Mastercard has been leading the payments industry forward to a more sustainable future. Contributor NGcareers acquisition expands Jobberman solutions for the Nigerian jobs market. Jobberman earlier this month disclosed an agreement to fully acquire NGcareers.com, a foremost online destination for job vacancies, recruitment insights, and career advancement tools in Nigeria with over 1 million users as of 2019. Contributor Millions of cyber attacks reported in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky has reported 28 million cyber attacks and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted applications (PUA) – such as pornware and adware – in sub-Saharan Africa so far this year. Contributor 54gene founder joins entrepreneur support network Endeavor. Endeavor has welcomed Dr. Contributor Ethiopia in demonetization scheme to tackle economic woes. The Ethiopian government last week unveiled a new set of banknotes that are expected to help authorities combat cash hoarding, illegal trade, and illicit financial flows while boosting the liquidity of banks that are struggling... Contributor COVID-19 is a wake-up call for African economies to diversify. The low levels of economic diversification in Africa largely contribute to economic fragility across the continent, making it extremely vulnerable to negative shocks such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, experts have said.