Abubakar Idris

Abubakar Idris

Technology Analyst

Bio

Abubakar is a Financial Journalist at Stears Business. He covers the e-Commerce, Innovation Ecosystem, Transport & Logistics.

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Diversify or decline: How Nigerian telcos are thinking about their income streams

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08 APR 2021

Diversify or decline: How Nigerian telcos are thinking about their income streams

We look at telcos and their increased search for more streams of income.

Jumia in a pandemic: A performance review

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22 MAR 2021

Jumia in a pandemic: A performance review

Story of the African e-commerce giant in 2020.

The impact of Spotify’s re-entry into Nigeria’s streaming industry

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11 MAR 2021

The impact of Spotify’s re-entry into Nigeria’s streaming industry

Spotify's expansion into 80 countries including Nigeria holds opportunities for musicians and podcasters, but they are challenges too.

How the CBN knocked Rubies digital bank offline

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04 MAR 2021

How the CBN knocked Rubies digital bank offline

The impact of CBN's remittance regulation on Rubies Bank.

Growing your savings: The nitty-gritty of Cowrywise’s collaborative approach

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18 FEB 2021

Growing your savings: The nitty-gritty of Cowrywise’s collaborative approach

Can Cowrywise’s approach to mutual funds break investor apathy?

Can the Nigerian tech ecosystem survive outside Lagos?

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11 FEB 2021

Can the Nigerian tech ecosystem survive outside Lagos?

Decentralising where tech talent is located.

Agency banking explained: Shop owner to banker

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04 FEB 2021

Agency banking explained: Shop owner to banker

How agency banking works in Nigeria.

What are the use cases of cryptocurrency?

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25 JAN 2021

What are the use cases of cryptocurrency?

Things to use cryptocurrency for.

Cracking Nigeria’s billion-dollar online marketplace

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19 JAN 2021

Cracking Nigeria’s billion-dollar online marketplace

After OLX tried and failed in Nigeria, specialised classified platforms are taking a run at online markets with niche services.

2021: What to expect in payments, cryptocurrency, and telecoms

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11 JAN 2021

2021: What to expect in payments, cryptocurrency, and telecoms

What to expect in the tech ecosystem in 2021

How social selling will expand e-commerce in Nigeria

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05 JAN 2021

How social selling will expand e-commerce in Nigeria

What's the future of e-commerce like in Nigeria?

Nigeria and its growing gifting sector

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17 DEC 2020

Nigeria and its growing gifting sector

Will the gifting trend catch on in Nigeria?

Netflix and Showmax chase growth in Africa’s 215 million homes

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10 DEC 2020

Netflix and Showmax chase growth in Africa’s 215 million homes

Netflix vs Showmax: The desperate battle to crack Africa's streaming market.

Carbon vs Kuda: The experiment to improve banking for digital natives

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02 DEC 2020

Carbon vs Kuda: The experiment to improve banking for digital natives

Carbon and Kuda Bank: Two routes to becoming a digital bank.

A tasty trillion: Nigeria’s attractive food delivery business

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19 NOV 2020

A tasty trillion: Nigeria’s attractive food delivery business

Thanks to the pandemic and the okada ban, food delivery is now a rising trend in Nigeria's biggest city.

Cross border payments in Nigeria: Are we there yet?

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10 NOV 2020

Cross border payments in Nigeria: Are we there yet?

Sending money in and out of Nigeria is still a struggle despite transformations in domestic payments.