First Bank of Nigeria Appoints 2 New Board Members

FBN Holdings Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Omatseyin Akene Ayida and Mrs. Bosede Adebola Osibogun as Non-Executive Directors on its board. The directors bring to bear several years of experience spanning the banking and financial services industry and their appointments are in tandem with FBNHoldings’ strategic focus to become the foremost financial services

CBN Grants Payment Terminal Service Provider Licence to Computer Warehouse Group

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG), the leading Pan-African ICT Company has been issued the license to perform the activities of Payment Terminal Service Provider (PTSP) to Point-of-Sale terminals (PoS) in Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This followed a visit by a delegation of the Apex bank to CWG late last year to

Nigerian Banks Lost $246m to Cybercrime in 2013 – CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced that last year alone banks in Nigeria lost about US$246 million to cybercrime. Taiwo Longe, the CBN’s chief information security officer, said this while speaking at the National Cyber Security Forum (NCSF 2014) organised by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) in Lagos. Longe said

CBN, NigComSat Partner on Effective Internet Service for Cashless Policy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has partnered with NigComSat to fast-track the bank’s cashless policy through effective and efficient internet services, with the latter to provide Wi-Fi hotspots to local government bodies. Aaron Yaduma, head of CBN’s Shared Services, announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) had been drafted while speaking at a cashless policy

CBN Announces Deadline for Nigerian Banks to Meet Payment Card Security Specifications

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced banks have until November 30 to meet specified payment card security specifications, as the bank looks to combat card fraud in Nigeria’s financial system. The move will safeguard personal and account information conveyed in processing card payments. In a circular entitled “Circular on timeline for PCIDSS certification

Central Bank of Nigeria Developing e-Referencing System

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is developing an electronic referencing system designed to quicken the process of opening bank accounts in Nigeria. The current laborious process of opening bank accounts in Nigeria, the apex bank said, is one of the reasons why only few Nigerians have accounts. “Besides the high illiteracy level and low

High Value Payment System Goes Live on SWIFT at Central Bank of Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s high value payment system has gone live on SWIFT. The move to SWIFT is a key element of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Payment System Vision 2020 (PSV2020), which calls for a “Nationally Utilised and Internationally Recognised” payments system and provides a robust platform to support Nigeria’s continued economic growth.

Central Bank of Nigeria Implements New Payments Systems

According to a report in the Nigerian Tribune The Central Bank of Nigeria has improved the Nigerian payment system with the introduction of a new Real time Gross Settlement System (RTGS) and integrated with a Scripless Securities Settlement System ( SSSS). The new systems were produced by CMA, a Swedish company which has implemented similar

Interswitch Clients Bag Awards at CBN Payment Systems Awards

Cross River state, Halogen Security Limited, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna state have emerged winners at the maiden edition of the International Conference on Payment Systems. In a statement, Interswitch said the recipients bagged the awards for their adoption of e-payment. “All four have been recognized by the

Stakeholders to Discuss Challenges of Electronic Business in Nigeria

The challenges faced by owners of electronic businesses in Nigeria will be discussed by stakeholders from various industries and sectors at the e-Business Fair organised by Connect Nigeria, an information search portal. Emeka Okafor, chief executive officer (CEO) of Connect Nigeria, said the goal of the fair is to raise public awareness on e-business and