Weekly Roundup: The Super Eagles’ Win We Can’t Stop Talking About

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On this roundup, we bring to amazing tech happenings for the previous week and the incredible win that made Nigerians celebrate.

 Super Eagles’ Victory Over Iceland Sends Social Media into a Frenzy

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Soccer fans across the country were in a frenzy as they celebrated the 2-0 victory of the Super Eagles against Iceland in the ongoing World Cup in Russia. It was really a joyful moment for all Nigerians as the super eagles gave us some hope of qualifying to the next stage.

A second-half brace from Ahmed Musa rejuvenated the Super Eagles’ hopes of qualifying to the second round of the World Cup.

Nigerians, including Senators and celebrities, reacted to the victory.

 Former Vice President Atiku also congratulated the Eagles.

Nigeria defeated Iceland 2-0 at the Volgograd Arena on Friday to keep their chances of progressing from Group D alive. Ahmed Musa’s efforts in the 49th and 75th minutes gave the three-time African champions their first win in Russia after losing their first group fixture to Croatia. The win ensured Nigeria’s qualification to the knockout round.

Nairabet Founder, Akin Alabi to Quit His Own Company and Contest for a Seat in the National Assembly

Nairabet Founder, Akin Alabi To Quit His Own Company and Contest for National Assembly

Akin Alabi, the founder of Nigeria’s first and largest sports betting website, Nairabet, is resigning as CEO of the company. As an innovator and pioneer in the sports betting industry, Mr. Alabi has been at the helm of affairs at Nairabet since its creation in 2009. And since it was founded, he has helped the company rise fast.

He made it know on his twitter page, that he is resigning to pursue politics. It’s 2018 and Nairabet is now the biggest sports betting website in the country, vying for this spot with incredibly popular Bet9ja franchise.

He is now resigning his position to take up an even more daring ambition: politics. The businessman is gunning for a seat in the Federal House of Representatives. The Oyo State-born Alabi, has his eyes set on leading the Egbeda Ona Ara federal constituency in the 2019 General Elections.

However, some Nigerians feel he may not do well in politics as it is an entirely different ball game.

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But the news is no surprise as Mr. Alabi has been in politics for quite a while now. In an interview with Techpoint in March, he declared that “I have come to understand that politics is the most powerful tool you can use to impact society.”

This bit also didn’t allay the doubts of Nigerians. He, however, assured them that even if he loses, he still has his business to fall back to.

Social Lender Provides Loans by Analyzing your Social Media Activities and Reputation

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The push to make financial services more accessible and affordable in Nigeria continues to gather momentum. Social Lender, a FinTech startup, is the latest to arrive with innovative solutions for Nigerians.

Now, this is where it gets interesting; the service uses users’ social media profiles, activities and reputation to develop credit scores. How amazing!

Thus, loans are guaranteed by the user’s social profile and network.

The Social Reputation Score is also bolstered by the use of a Social Guarantor while the Social Guarantor provides electronic personal guarantee on the personality of the borrower or the transaction.

It’s a very interesting innovation.

Social Lender emerged with the belief that a simple access to credit can be beneficial to society. The service aims to bridge the gap of immediate fund access for people with limited access to formal credit.

Akon Set to Build a Wakanda-Like City in Senegal with Own CryptoCurrency, Akoin

Renowned Senegalese musician, Akon, has announced his plan for his own branded form of Cryptocurrency, Akoin, which would form an important part as the central form of exchange in his Crypto-city in Senegal.

AKoin is a cryptocurrency/digital wallet with an integrated eco-system of blockchain-powered apps (Decentralised Crypto Apps) that would ensure that users can earn, buy, hold, and spend cryptocurrency right from their smartphone, while offering an abundance of digital and in-real-life platforms that would create new-revenue generating opportunities and financial inclusion for youth entrepreneurs, stimulating micro-exchanges and enabling financial stability in Africa.

Akon also claimed that the crypto would be the saviour of Africa in many ways.

This is a really interesting initiative. We can only wait and see how it all turns out.

 

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