Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Remittance leaders awarded in Lagos

25 January 2016, 18:16Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Winners of the sixth Kalahari Awards, which recognise best innovations and achievements in the remittance and mobile money industry, have been announced in Lagos.

Some 18 accolades were handed out ahead of the Remittance and Mobile Money Expo in the city on February 2 -3.

“After a rigorous selection process in the last three months, we thank the hardworking judges and congratulate all the winners of the 2016 Kalahari awards,” said Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Associate, MobileMoneyAfrica.

“The quality of the responses from the remittance industry is a reflection of the dynamic innovations that will drive the remittance industry in Africa to great heights in 2016 and beyond.”

The Kalahari awards are dedicated to acknowledging creativity, commitment and excellence in the digital payments and remittance industry across Africa and awarded to organisations that have made significant contribution to the remittance and mobile financial services sector by making services more affordable, available and impacting developments in Africa.

Also Read: Mobile money expo set for Lagos

The awards honour best of the breed across all sectors and segments of digital payments and remittance services covering remittance providers, mobile network operators, financial institutions, mobile money providers, card services, financial institutions, application providers, regulators, micro finance organisations and individuals in the ecosystem in Africa and beyond.

The winners of the Kalalari awards 2016 are:

Pro-poor financial innovation - GRAMEEN FOUNDATION, UGANDA Best low cost remittance service – AZIMO Best micro finance enabler platform -  REDCLOUD TECHNOLOGIES Best mobile utilities payment provider -FETS Best Remittance enabler platform – MFS AFRICA Best mobilemoney innovation - MAHINDRACOMVIVA Remittance personality of the year – JAY FIX, TRANSFAST Financial inclusion product of the year, global -( TRANSFERTO -


Best remittance agency network  - XPRESSMONEY Best mobile-centric remittance service – HELLOMONEY Best remittance service – TRANSFAST Best Bank-centric remittance service - FIDELITY BANK GHANA BEST MobileMoney / Card combination, Nigeria – KEGOW VISA VIRTUAL CARD Best e-commerce payment solution – TRANSPAY Best technology enabler platform – TAGATTITUDE Financial inclusion product of the Year, Nigeria –  GTBANK & ETISALAT FOR GTSAVERS.

Best payment partnership 2016 (Special recognition) – PAGA + UBER Best online shopping payment solution – KONGAPAY

- CAJ News


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...