This week saw Apple launch three new iPhones–XR, XS, and XS Max at the #AppleEvent and we got a glimpse at their amazing features. Also, Kemi Adeosun resigns as Minister, Jack Ma resigns to focus on philanthropy, and more stories to stay on top of this week’s news.
Adeosun Resigns as Finance Minister Over NYSC Certificate Scandal
Recall that time when the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, was accused of forging her NYSC certificate? Well, she has resigned!
NYSC forgery scandal: Finance Minister, #KemiAdeosun resigns https://t.co/huKgkQ81XU pic.twitter.com/WrcHDnlioq
— AsbGist Nigeria (@asbgist) September 14, 2018
Some Nigerians believe it is the right move as there have been calls to the Federal Government to investigate the allegation. In fact, many have been calling her for resignation.
Wow…Naija no dey carry last #kemiadeosun #nysc pic.twitter.com/iqAmbPZnES
— Dimeji Mac (@dmjcares) September 14, 2018
Meet the First Female Andela Nigeria Country Director
It’s simply amazing to see how women are gradually breaking the glass ceiling in the tech world. During the week, the software giant, Andela, announced the appointment of Omowale David-Ashiru as its Nigerian Country Director.
Omowale is a 1998 first class graduate of economics from the University of Ibadan. She comes with almost two decades in management and consulting and entrepreneurship.
It is interesting to know that two of Andela’s Country Operators are currently run by women.
Two of our three country operations @Andela – Uganda & Nigeria – are now run by women. https://t.co/toQrt6RtM9
— Sheel Tyle (@sheeltyle) September 12, 2018
Following her appointment, the profile page of the company’s website has been updated to reflect the change as Seni Sulyman is now being designated as the VP, Global Operations. Congratulations to her!
China’s Richest Man, Jack Ma, to Resign, Shifts Focus to Philanthropy
China’s richest man and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, announced during the week, that he is leaving the company in exactly 12 months. Mr. Ma revealed that he would hand over his chairmanship position in exactly 12 months and shift focus to his philanthropy and educational programmes.
Alibaba Group announced that one year from today, September 10, 2019, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Zhang will succeed Jack Ma as chairman of the board of Alibaba Group. @AlibabaGroup #JackMa pic.twitter.com/EfZWUN9hZo
— Yicai Global 第一财经 (@yicaichina) September 10, 2018
The outgoing chairman says he already has his eyes set out for new adventures.
Can someone really replace Jack-Ma??#Alibaba #JackMa pic.twitter.com/Z3FwOnHfvH
— Harsh Dani (@iamharshdani) September 10, 2018
A few weeks ago, Ma announced the Netprenuer Prize, a $10 million fund for African startups. We wish him all the best.
Apple Introduces it’s Latest iPhones–XR, XS, and XS Max, with New Features
Just a year after unveiling the iPhoneX, Apple has, yesterday launched a trio of its new iPhones–XR, XS, and XS Max, at its annual launch event.
The iphone XS and iphone XS Max, Apple's new iPhones for 2018 are finally here…… with two sizes: 5.8inch and 6.5inch….. with OLED HDR display #appleevents #iphonexs #newiphone #iphonexsmax pic.twitter.com/yHcA6s92Ni
— Technext (@technextdotng) September 13, 2018
While there are complaints about the price, some people have started making orders already, including those willing to exchange their kidney for the phone!
Pre-orders for XS and XS Max starts Today, September 14th, and sales begin September 21st while XR pre-orders start a month later on October 19th and shipping on October 26th. Enjoy!!!!!
WorldRemit Launches Digital Money Transfer Services Within Africa
Digital money transfer company, WorldRemit, has launched a new digital service within Africa to make it easier to send and receive money digitally across the continent.
(WorldRemit introduces inter-Africa digital money transfer service) https://t.co/bG4Gc5LzQX pic.twitter.com/ZcsHetCJsK
— African Leadership Magazine (@AfricanLM) September 4, 2018
It would also save businesses bearing the high cost of cash payments — costs associated with manual acceptance, record keeping, counting, storage, security, and transportation as there would not be a need for this nor expensive physical infrastructures.
This article is part of a weekly Technext series that highlights all the top tech and other news/events during the week.
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