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Kade Keyo Pledges to Support SMEs, others with Unique Business Solution Modules



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In a bid to offer more value to customers and consolidate its customer base, Kade Keyo in early 2018, introduced a singular product called ‘Community’ which embodied the composition of various solution modules.
Since then, they have evolved to repackage each product module to the specific demographic with the problems they aim for the solutions to solve.
Mr. Tanho Attah, founder, Kade Keyo, speaking at their Surulere office in Lagos went memory lane on how the team projected to the future.
Even with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, Kade Keyo is still impacting businesses.
According to him, Kade Keyo remains focused on the broad vision which is “to allow people to see our solutions and plug into the opportunities that they create, giving them more freedom to enjoy life and its little pleasures…”

One brand at a time, Kade Keyo intends to create businesses that serve clients with top quality and train the employees with the utmost respect for the customer needs.
Speaking on how they intend to achieve these, Mr. Attah said, Kade Keyo has business modules that are uniquely designed to offer support to clients.
Some of these models, according to him are: “Business Services: This entails a simple business consulting, redesign and management service, accessible to all business owners, current and intending, who require professional help in running a sustainable business.

“Partnerships: A service that allows individuals to directly partner with us on our operations which include features like Affiliate partnership, Financial partnership, Equity partnership and Venture partnership options.

“Projects: With our projects, people can participate in projects we embark on which cover a variety of focuses, as well as engage us to help them activate their own. One of such project is the success story of the “After the Dream” concert, held at the MUSON centre in February, 2015 for a client called Rantique productions, who at the time were looking to produce a concert for the ‘Iwe Kiko’ cross-over opera singer, Ranti”, said Mr. Attah.

Also speaking on Kade Keyo’s plug and play products, the founder said, “In continuing the progress, Kade Keyo have introduced plug and play products that our clients can engage with on a very simple access process.

Some of them are: “Sales Active- A simply designed sales solution platform that allows any business owner to rapidly increase sales using our sales network.
This platform also provides opportunities for people to earn extra income by becoming Sales Agents.
“Grow Fund- This financial partnership product allows people to become a part of our success as a company, being able to acquire Grow Fund units at an available listed price and earn real yields from their partnership, month on month leading up to a capitalizing growth value at the end of its tenure cycle.

“Pitch Deck- This program allows any business owner to present a pitch to prospective investors and access real-time funding and/or partnerships from interested investors who could be both professional investors or private individuals.

“Business Fit – Business Fit creates a regular business class in an informal setting, breaking down the basics of running a business successfully, earning profit and maximizing opportunities. The goal of the business fit program is to enable more business owners find success in operating their various businesses.

When asked about Kade Keyo’s vision 2020 and beyond, Mr. Attah said: “Due to recent activities, we have evolved a large portion of our operations to a fully remote work model, allowing our employees to work remotely, in conditions favourable to their daily work needs and personal lives. As such, a large part of our company operates digitally.

“In order to serve our clients more efficiently, we would be creating a series of KADE KEYO solution centres, which will act as a direct interface between the company and our clients.

“The solution centres will work as a simple access menu list where clients can walk-in, both digitally and physically, and request the solutions that have been best tailored to fit their needs.

“The first solution centre is already live and active and can be found online at @sckadekeyo or [email protected], but will be officially announced on August 1, 2020, with a few more centres to follow shortly after”.

Beyond, Kayo Kade intends to do this, one brand at a time, and have focused their recent investment efforts on two industries: Agriculture and Technology.

“With this, we have invested in setting up 2 ventures with a few more to follow before the end of this year, while opening one of them to private partnership for interested parties.
“They are as follows: TBX Farms: A fully functional citrus farm, focused on cultivating, processing and trading citrus crops. Investments can be bought in at 180,000 ngn per 1%, which we will soon close as we are running out of available units up for sale

“Our second target venture, is an aggregate venture between agriculture and technology, with an investment in multiple millions, primarily funded by Kade Keyo and our private partners. Updates on this venture will be announced when we are ready to go public”.

In all, Kade Keyo is highly focused on value addition to businesses. You can take these opportunities too to rave-up your services.

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Ugo Onwuaso is an ICT enthusiast. He believes technology should be used for general good. He holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Lagos state University.

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ipNX, USTDA Ink Partnership Deal to Develop Nigeria’s ICT Infrastructure



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ipNX, Nigeria’s pioneering and leading information, communications and technology (ICT) company and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) have signed a partnership deal that will further support the development of Nigeria’s ICT and broadband infrastructure and help ipNX expand its fibre-optic network to more than 200,000 residences in Lagos and other locations, including Abuja and Port Harcourt.

A virtual signing ceremony that signalled the beginning of this far reaching relationship between the two parties was held on Thursday, September 17, 2020.

Through this innovative initiative, the USTDA is supporting ipNX to promote inclusive, secure and sustainable connectivity across the nation.

The agreements were made possible as a result of several engagements between the USTDA delegation to Nigeria and the leadership of ipNX; and will advance the goals of the recently updated Nigerian Broadband Plan.

At the Signing Ceremony, Ejovi Aror, group managing director of ipNX, said: “We believe that world-class connectivity and broadband internet access will be pivotal to the digital transformation and socio-economic development of Nigeria.

‘We are very positive that this project will play a crucial role in making our belief a reality.”

Aror added that with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the case for a vibrant ICT sector has never been stronger and the new partnership will bring ipNX a step closer to achieving its mission to continually leverage technology to create innovative solutions that help mankind thrive, while making a crucial impact to the lives of Nigerians across the country.

Mary Beth Leonard, U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, said’ “These projects will support the development of Nigeria’s telecoms infrastructure and help to achieve the goals of the National Broadband Plan.

“The U.S. Government has committed significant resources to improving telecoms infrastructure in Nigeria and this support is crucial as we believe that investment in critical ICT projects will strengthen the resiliency outlined in Nigeria’s economic sustainability plan.”

Also present at the virtual event, the Director, Technical Standards and Network Integrity of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Engr. Bako Wakil, who spoke on behalf of the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, said: “The support this grant will provide to the telecommunications sector, in particular broadband, is in line with the National Digital Strategy and the National Broadband Plan.

“The NCC would like to congratulate ipNX as it shows the company’s integrity and commitment to be selected for this grant”.

ipNX also revealed that it intends to continue to work with USTDA beyond the preliminary stage, to execute many more projects into the future that will bring about the digital transformation and socio-economic development of major cities in Nigeria in alignment with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy.

With their partnership, both parties fully agree that further development of the nation’s broadband infrastructure is key to unlocking the potential promised by Nigeria’s digital economy.

According to the World Bank’s ‘Nigeria Digital Economy Diagnostic Report’ released in 2019, Broadband is a key enabler to harness the digital economy transformation and high-speed broadband has the potential to accelerate Nigeria’s socio-economic development.


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Manfa Pledges to Collaborate with NITDA for Establishment of Zonal Office in Anambra State



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Mr Theo Manfa, managing director/chief executive officer, Anambra State Information and Communication Technology Agency, (ANSICTA) has hinted that they are ready to collaborate with National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) for the establishment of the agency’s South-East Zonal office in the State.


He stated this when he led ANSICTA delegation to NITDA’s head office in Abuja recently.


Mr Manfa explained that the call for special requests by the state is necessitated by the fact that the state “has long been known as a home of innovation and entrepreneurship, through the various markets like Onitsha and Nnewi and the plethora of locally produced goods they spawned over time.”

Dr Vincent Vincent Olatunji, Director E-Government and Regulation NITDA receiving an award on behalf of the DG from Theo Manafa MD ANSICTA

He said that innovation and entrepreneurship are important elements to drive the digital economy which the nation is striving to create adding that the state has been watching with keen interest the activities of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy and NITDA which necessitated the intended partnership.


He requested NITDA’s partnership with ANSICTA in building an ICT Hub in Anambra State; hosting a NITDA regional office; hosting NITDA events and programs as a State and region; trainings and Skills development programs of NITDA where the State hopes to train 40,000 residents in the next 2 years in Digital skills; establishment of cooperation on the Nigeria Government Enterprise Architecture (NGEA) and the provision of the Unity Board where 150 units were requested for a program for secondary schools in Anambra.


ANSICTA also presented an award to the Director General for his “Outstanding Achievements in Driving theDigital Economy” which was received by Dr. Vincent Olatunji on behalf of the DG.


Dr. Olatunji responded along with comments from some of the Directors and said NITDA would be glad to cooperate with the State.

L-R: Theo Manafa, MD/CEO of ANSICTA, Inuwa Kashifu Abdullahi, DG of NITDA and Michael Orekyeh, COO of ANSICTA

He said it was gratifying to note that Anambra State now has an ICT Agency as Gov Willie Obiano had visited NITDA 6 years ago and the agency had worked with the State in developing an ICT policy for Anambra.


The success of that exercise is the take off of the agency (ANSICTA) which is the execution arm of the policy developed by NITDA.


He further said ANSICTA was by the speech of its MD really in tune with the affairs and mandates of NITDA and stated that ANSICTA should make a formal application for the things requested at this meeting will be looked into by Management for approval by the Director General.


He also thanked ANSICTA for recognizing the hard work of the DG through the award they presented, which he said was most encouraging.

Michael Orekyeh; chief operating officer of ANSICTA was part of the delegation from Anambra State. while the Director General of NITDA, Malam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi was represented by the Director E-Government and Regulation, Dr. Vincent Olatunji; Director Office of ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship – OIIE, Dr. (Mrs.) Amina Sambo Magaji; Deputy Director of IT Infrastructure, Dr. Saidu Kumo; SA Technical to the DG, Dr. Mohammed Yahaya; Corporate Strategy Department, Dr. Taofik Yekini and other Directors and Key Management Staff.




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Patanmi, Danbatta, Others Set for 2020 Virtual Internet Governance Forum



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Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), and other key players in the country’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector are set for the 2020 virtual Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (vNIGF).


The 9th edition of the annual event, which will hold virtually this year due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, is scheduled for September 23-24, 2020 with the theme “Achieving Inclusive Digital Economic Development in the Post-COVID19 Era.”


The vNIGF 2020 will be chaired by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr. Istifanus Musa.


The organizers in a statement, observed that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the critical importance of digital technologies in fostering inclusive national development and this has necessitated the thematic focus of the conference, where Nigeria Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (NIGF-MAG), the body of organisers of the event, will come together to chat the way forward, as a community of Nigeria’s Internet ecosystem.


The theme of this year’s event amplifies how the focus of the NIGF-MAG, from both the business and policy communities, is shifting from shaping a resilient Internet for societal sustainability to understanding the effect and impact of COVID-19 on individual and corporate lives and activities, especially with regard to women and youths.


While the NIGF-MAG has assured of a good virtual experience at the programme, it said that the virtual conference will be preceded by the Youth Internet Governance Forum (YIGF) and Women IGF (WIGF) on September 23, 2020, while the main event at which Dr. Pantami will deliver a keynote address on the theme holds on September 24, 2020.


Aside Pantami and Danbatta, organisers have also confirmed a lineup of eminent speakers for the vNIGF 2020 who will participate at high-level panel discussions on the thematic focus of “2020 to 2030 Digital Economy Strategy.”


The speakers are Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MainOne, Ms Funke Opeke; Chair of the Global IGF MAG, Anriette Esterhuysen; Coordinator, West Africa IGF, Mrs. Mary Uduma; Prof. Adenike Osofisan of University of Ibadan; and Dr. Nnenna Ifeanyi-Ajufo of Swansea University.


Others include a digital policy expert at Google, Mrs. Titi Akinsanmi; President and Chief Executive Officer, High Tech Centre for Nigerian Women and Youths, Dr. Wunmi Hassan; Coordinator, YouthIGF-NG, Uffa Modey, among others.


Members of the public from the private sector, government, civil society organisations and inter-governmental organisations, academia as well as Internet end-users are encouraged to register and attend the event live on the NIGF event website on and across its social media platforms, @NigeriaIGF.


According to the organisers, registration and attendance is free. Upon registration, participants will receive the event notifications and updates, free access to the digital edition of the event’s report and more.


The NIGF-MAG comprises stakeholders from the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE), NCC, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC NG), DigitalSENSE Africa Media (DSA), in partnership with other local Internet stakeholders.




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