Rupert Keeley, the executive in charge of the EMEA region of PayPal, the payments unit of eBay Inc, has said in an interview on Monday that PayPal will be launching in 10 new countries this week, including Nigeria, providing online payment alternatives for consumers via mobile phones or PCs. This expansion would bring the number of countries Paypal serves to 203.

So from tomorrow, consumers in Nigeria, Africa’s largest country, along with nine other markets in sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Europe and Latin America who have access to Web and a bank card authorized for Internet transactions will be able to register for a PayPal account and make payments to millions of sites worldwide.

So maybe signing that petition worked afterall.

Odunayo Eweniyi Author

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