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LITF lauds UBA’s contribution to growth of African economies

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The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has commended Africa’s global bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) for its contribution to infrastructure development and growth of trade in the 19 countries where it operates, which is why the bank remains its preferred partner for the Lagos International  Trade Fair (LITF).

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The President, LCCI, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje, said this while delivering a  welcome address with the theme: ‘Boosting Intra Africa Trade ’during the Africa day celebration, held at the ongoing  35th edition of the Fair in Lagos.

She explained that the Africa Day was implemented because of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement which is a long term dream and a long term goal, adding that; “To this end we have started taking first steps and are doing a lot of sensitization and awareness especially for the MSMEs.”

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L-R: Commercial Secretary, Embassy of Egypt, Amr Altantawy; Consul General, Ghana Consulate General, Lagos, Ms. Samata Gifty Bukari; President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry LCCI; Mrs Toki Mabogunje; Group General Manager, United Bank for Africa, Mr Muyiwa Akinyemi, and Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda at the Africa Day Celebration themed ‘Boosting Intra-African Trade’ at the on-going 2021 Lagos International Trade Fair which UBA is the Headline Sponsor held in Lagos on Wednesday

Mabogunje who took time to appreciate UBA’s efforts as headline sponsor, appreciated the bank’s consistency and support rendered to SMEs through making available windows of opportunities for businesses to thrive during and after the Fair.

She said, “Partnering with UBA is significant because it is an organisation that has its footprint in 20 countries and that is a big feat, it is not easy to achieve that. As Partners we are thinking in the same way and working together. UBA is also making it possible for us to successfully deliver LITF to the Nigerian and international public, and based on this fact we are profoundly appreciative and satisfied that we have a competent partner.”

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UBA’s Head, Commercial & Corporate Banking, Muyiwa Akinyemi, while speaking at the event, said UBA realises that SMEs are the fulcrum of growth in any economy and is therefore dedicated to helping them thrive.

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L-R: Commercial Secretary, Embassy of Egypt; Amr Altantawy; Consul General, Ghana Consulate General, Lagos Ms Samata Gifty Bukari; Group General Manager, United Bank for Africa, Mr Muyiwa Akinyemi, receiving Plaque of Appreciation from the President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry(LCCI), Mrs. Toki Mabogunje ; Vice President, LCCI , Mr. Gabriel Idahosa, and High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda, Ambassador Stanislas Kamanzi, at the Africa Day Celebration themed ‘Boosting Intra-African Trade’ at the on-going 2021 Lagos International Trade Fair which UBA is the Headline Sponsor held in Lagos on Wednesday.

Akinyemi noted that boosting Intra-Africa trade is pertinent if Africa must truly attain self-reliance and economic development, adding that Africa and indeed Africans, must own the narrative for the economic emancipation of the continent.”

Akinyemi said, “The Theme of this year’s event resonates with our mission to create value for our stakeholders by supporting businesses across Africa, which led to our rapid expansion from Ghana in 2005 to 18 other locations in Africa within a space of five years. AfCTA is a transformational journey that we must all embrace and encourage, because it presents us with opportunities that will lead to creating a market of over 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of over $3.4 trillion. Hence the possibilities of growth and prosperity on the continent are endless.”

The Chairman, Trade Promotion Board of the LCCI, Gabriel Idahosa, agreed with the possibilities that AfCTA presents and said it was one worthy of committing too. He also applauded UBA and the LCCI President as well as all members of the Executive Committee and Council for the tremendous support given which has been instrumental to the success of the fair thus far.

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El Salvador Buys Additional 150 BTC as price Falls Below $50,000

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Many in the cryptocurrency community are now calling the President of El Salvador a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as he has managed his country like a CEO would a company. He has now allocated his ‘company’s’ treasury into Bitcoin, as he aims to ‘Buy the dip’, anytime there is a price drawdown in the asset class.

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Today ‘CEO’ Nayib Bukele took to Twitter to announce that his ‘company’, El Salvador, just bought an additional 150 BTC, adding to the 100 BTC the Latin American nation bought when Bitcoin’s price fell below $60,000.

He stated, “El Salvador just bought the dip! 150 coins at an average USD price of ~$48,670 🥳 #Bitcoin 🎄” He further explained that he missed the bottom as Bitcoin traded as low as $42,874.62 according to coinmarketcap. He stated, “missed the f***ing bottom by 7 minutes.”

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This purchase puts El Salvador’s Bitcoin reserve at a total of 1,270 BTC, which is worth nearly $61.6 million at the time of writing. On the 26th of November, just 8 days ago, the President announced the purchase of 100 BTC.

The Salvadorean government game plan includes withdrawing unrealized BTC gains in U.S. dollars to fund various developmental projects while maintaining the overall value of the central reserve.

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President Nayib Bukele first announced that El Salvador would be making their first major BTC purchase on the eve of the country’s Bitcoin Law going into effect on Sept. 7, buying 200 BTC when the price was roughly $52,000. The nation has seen added 1,020 BTC, with the nation buying whenever there has been a major sell off in the price of Bitcoin.

Nayib Bukele has proposed several initiatives in the country around Bitcoin adoption and mining. The government has started construction of the infrastructure to support the state-issued Bitcoin wallet, Chivo, and recently unveiled plans to launch its own Bitcoin City at the base of a volcano, funded initially by $1 billion in Bitcoin bonds.

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Since the adoption of Bitcoin as a legal tender, the Salvadoran government has been investing gains onto various infrastructure development projects. In mid-October, the President announced that the $4 million from the profits of their Bitcoin Trust will be used to construct a new veterinary hospital in the capital, San Salvador. Early November, Bukele announced that the surplus earned from the state’s Bitcoin Trust account will be used for constructing 20 new schools.

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However, Many Salvadorans have pushed back against the crypto initiatives, specifically protesting Bukele and Bitcoin. In September, residents marching through the capital city destroyed one of the Chivo kiosks and defaced the remains with anti-BTC logos and signs.

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Superalgos is the go to hub for day traders – Luis Molina, CEO

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The SA token is the native token of the Superalgos platform. It was recently launched on PancakeSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX), under the ticker ‘SA’. The launch comes after four years of development with tens of thousands of downloads during the open beta phase as the community builds up liquidity pools for its native Superalgos token on the DEX.

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Molina says, “Our token is a community token and it represents how much you have contributed to the project. The difference between the SA token and other tokens is that others use their token to incentivize security for their respective networks while we don’t need security for our network because our token runs on someone else’s network. What we do is we use 100% of the incentivization power of each token to incentivize contribution to the platform. In the first four years, the contribution was in the form of codes to the codebase to create these tools. We are transitioning to allowing people contribute trading intelligence in the form of indicators, strategies and also signals. The platform will be set up where people will be running bots which produces signals for traders and putting them in the Superalgos network for everyone to benefit.”

Molina concluded by telling us more about the Superalgos application and how traders can benefit from the #1 platform on GitHub. He also gave hints about his top five cryptocurrencies. Click here to watch the full interview.

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