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Tech News September 18 - 25 September 2021: Latest Technology News Roundup

Welcome to the AllNews roundup of the top 5 Tech News of this week.

Africa’s Transformation Agenda: Empowering Women, Youths Is Vital - UNECA

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has said that empowering women and youths were vital to value creation, transformation and promotion of economic growth in Africa.

Sub-Regional Director, West Africa Office, UNECA, Ngone Diop, stated this in Lagos in her presentation at the ongoing West Africa Business Forum under the theme: “Empowering women and youths to spur Africa’s transformation agenda.” Read more here.

Twitter ‘Tip Jar’ Giveaway Features Now Allows Bitcoin Tips

Twitter has announced the expansion of its “tip jar” features on Thursday to allow some users to send and receive tips in Bitcoin.

The new update is expected to enable Twitter users around the world to have access to tipping which allows users to send each other cash through apps like Venmo, Cash App, or Bandcamp, GoFundMe and PicPay, a Brazilian mobile payments platform. But Twitter users in the United States and El Salvador will have the additional option of sending and receiving tips with Bitcoin. Read more here.

e-Naira: CBN Sets 1st Of October For Release

The director of Information Technology, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Rukiya Mohammed, on Wednesday said that the apex bank has concluded plans to launch "eNaira", the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) on October 1.

Mohammed disclosed this in a webinar, themed “Digital currency and the prospects of CBDC in Nigeria”, organised by the committee of e-Business in industry Heads Nigeria (CeBIH). Read more here.

UK Government Supports Nigerian Startup To Assemble Electric Vehicles

The UK government says its Manufacturing Africa Initiative will be scaling up support for Metro Africa Xpress (MAX), a tech-enabled company, to assemble electric vehicles in Nigeria.

Catriona Laing, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, made this known on Monday during a courtesy visit to MAX in Lekki, Lagos. Read more here.

Disappearing Tweets: Twitter To Roll Out Updates To Address Issue

Networking service, Twitter,  says it is currently working on a new feature that will address the way tweets are presented so they won’t disappear.

Twitter said it is working on addressing the issue adding that it plans to roll out a variety of updates over the next two months knowing how frustrating an experience it is for users. Read more here.

These are the latest Technology news that made trends during the week. Visit our website https://allnews.ng for more Technology news around the world.


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