NIBSS Hackathon – Bringing Tech Individuals to collaborate on software projects
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2018, NIBSS Hackathon. Powered by NIBSS

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NIBSS Hackathon

An event that brings tech driven individuals together to collaborate on software projects.

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NIBSS “hackathon” is “an ‘invention marathon’, an event where individuals with an interest in technology attend to learn, build, and share inventions over the course of a period in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The 2018 edition of the NIBSS Hackathon aims to solve current NIBSS technological challenges, innovate products, and push the limits of existing technologies implemented in the NIBSS technological space through the participation of selected individuals with prizes given out to deserving products.

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Main Event Agenda.

NIBSS’ Hackathon focuses on authentication, identification and validation of advanced fingerprints technology. This is because of the trend and global adoption of biometrics as a means of identification.


The Objective

The objectives of this first edition is to develop solutions that address the following:

  • Identify and implement different fingerprint authentication and validation methods.

  • Payment Innovation using fingerprint authentication.

  • Valuable collaboration with Stakeholders/Partners: Banks , FinTech's.

Intending participants will be required to develop solutions that are: creative, viable, feasible and unique. The solutions developed must also be:

  • Accurate, identification and accountability

  • Easy, timesaving and safe for use

  • User-friendly systems, scalable and secure

  • Convenience and versatility

Target Audience

  • Software developers

  • Techlovers

  • Venture Capitalists

  • Investors

  • Banks

  • Fintechs


Open to all age groups. Applicants must be resident in Nigeria.


Our carefully selected thought leaders on the subject


Musa Jimoh

Head, Payments System Policy and Oversight Division, Central Bank of Nigeria
Vice Chairman, Nigerian e-Fraud Forum (NeFF).

Musa Jimoh

Ifeoluwa Fashola

Group CEO Kedari Capital Ltd

Ifeoluwa Fashola

Linda Quaynor

Partner, Deloitte

Linda Quaynor

Ayo Adegboye

MD, Business Connexion Limited

Ayo Adegboye

Mosh Adetoro

CEO/MD, Qrios Networks

Mosh Adetoro

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

CEO, Flutterwave

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Lynda Amartey-Hammond

Head HR, Asia-Afica International Lekki Free Zone

Lynda Amartey-Hammond

Dotun Arifalo

Director, Leading Ladies Foundation

Dotun Arifalo

Victor Osamor

HOD Computer Science, Covenant University

Victor Osamor

Noha Adam-Sadiq

Deputy Director SAQ, IHS Nigeria Limited

Noha Adam-Sadiq


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this event for?

The NIBSS-HACKATHON is open to developers who are innovative.

Do I need a team?

The NIBSS-HACKATHON is a team event so working with others is encouraged. Make sure your Group is registered on the NIBSSS HACKATHON Site.

Is there anything that I need to prep?

Other than finding fellow brilliant minds with complimentary skills to team up with, there is nothing that you need to prepare in advance.

What is the problem we will be hacking to solve?

Details of the business problem to be announced later, ensure you subscribe to always be in the know!

Will there be prizes?

Absolutely! Kindly find the prize categories below:

Winner:  N3,000,000 (3 million Naira)
1st Runner up: N2,000,000 (2 million Naira)
2nd Runner up: N1,000,000 (1 million Naira)


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Plot 1230,
Ahmadu Bello Way,
Victoria Island, Lagos.

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