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September Recap: Top six stories you should check out

A look back at notable stories in September inspired by news, events, research, and opinions across Nigeria

Paystack goes live in Kenya for all merchants- on September 04

Inclusion Times reported the official launch of Paystack services in Kenya ten months after receiving a Payment Service Provider Authorisation from the Central Bank of Kenya. The expansion of Paystack operations into Kenya signalled the rise and importance of digital payments in Africa.

Glovo and Shoprite announce strategic partnership to improve services in Nigeria- on September 07

Glovo Nigeria had strategically partnered with one of Nigeria's largest supermarket retailers, Shoprite. In line with its vision for providing Nigerians with easy access to anything in their city, the global technology company and online delivery platform has designed an alliance to offer a simple, fast and convenient experience for consumers to buy groceries online.

Flutterwave rolls out new Foreign Exchange solution- on September 11

Launched in partnership with Wema Bank and Kadavra BDC and backed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, Africa's leading payments technology company, Flutterwave, announced its new Fx solution, Swap. Designed to be a cutting-edge solution allowing Nigerians immediate access to foreign currency at competitive exchange rates.

CBN launches online portal for microfinance bank licence applications- on September 21

The Central Bank of Nigeria introduced the CBN Licensing, Approval and Other Requests Portal, an online platform for submitting Microfinance Bank (MFB) licence applications, taking effect from September 25, 2023.

Senate confirms Dr. Cardoso as CBN Governor- on September 26

Following the screening by the Upper Chambers of the National Assembly, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Dr. Olayemi Cardoso as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Here's what you need to know about Risevest's acquisition of Chaka- on September 27

Nigerian Fintech company Risevest acquired Chaka, a digital trading platform, for an undisclosed amount. After months of negotiation, both companies confirmed the acquisition deal was concluded and approved on Tuesday, September 26 2023.