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  • September 24, 2022

AfDB, Islamic Development Bank, France to invest $618 million in Nigerian creatives

In a bid to boost funding for Nigerian creatives, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the French Development Agency (FDA) have announced plans to invest the…

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  • September 22, 2022

2022 Nimbus Aid Project Call for Applications: (Win N2M Free Advertising)

The Nimbus Aid Project seeks to support 10 women-led SMEs and pre-seed startups with ₦2 million worth of advertising each on Nimbus’s outdoor advertising screens across Nigeria. Eligibility Applicants’ businesses…

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  • September 22, 2022

IFC, Global SME Finance Forum Awards recognise 4G Capital ‘Global Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year’

4G Capital, a market leading neobank powering micro and small business growth in Kenya and Uganda, received an Honourable Mention for Responsible Digital Innovator of the Year at the 2022 Global…

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  • September 22, 2022

2022 Ehingbeti Summit: Lagos, Stakeholders Restate Commitment to Resolutions

(L-R) President/Chairman, Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIBN), Mr. Ken Opara; Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat; Co-Chairman, Ehingbeti Summit 2022, Mrs. Mary Iwelumo and Chairman, Marketing Committee Ehingbeti…

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  • September 22, 2022

Tony Elumelu Foundation, UNCDF sign African Youth Entrepreneurship Agreement

The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) yesterday signed an agreement to support youth entrepreneurship in Africa, with a specific focus on historically underinvested areas within…

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  • September 16, 2022

Youth Builders Initiative empowers Rural Youth Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Youth Builders Initiative empowers Nigerian Rural Youth EntrepreneursA Nongovernmental Organization based in Nigeria, the Youth Builders Initiative (YBI) under its Economic Stimulus for Rural Entrepreneurs (ESREN) program has awarded debut…

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  • September 16, 2022

MTN Foundation committed to Youth Development in Nigeria – Sanya

From left — Social Impact Manager, Project Management Institute (PMI), Laura Davidson; Executive Director, Anzisha Prize, Josh Adler; Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Odunayo Sanya, and Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Project…

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  • September 16, 2022

Lagos pledge to Support Export, Commodity Brokers

Lagos State Government has assured the Chartered Institute of Export and Commodity Brokers of Nigeria (CIECOBON) of its support to promote the export of locally made goods. The Commissioner for…

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  • September 15, 2022

Amusan, Other Athletes receives N200m, National Honours

Nigeria’s gold medallist, Tobi Amusan, and other athletes on Thursday received national honours conferred by President Muhammadu Buhari, for their sterling performances at different international competitions. At the ceremony which…

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  • September 15, 2022

Pitch AgriHack 2022 Winners Emerge

African agritech innovators from all four corners of the continent claimed victory in the 8th edition of Pitch AgriHack. The 2022 competition saw a 30% increase in completed applications with entries…

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  • September 15, 2022

VISA, CIB announce winners of She’s Next Grant Program

VISA, the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced the winners of its She’s Next grant program in Egypt at an award ceremony in partnership with Commercial International Bank (CIB)…

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  • September 15, 2022

Call for Applications: YouthADAPT Challenge ($100,000 Grant for each Winner)

The Youth Adaptation Solutions Challenge (YouthADAPT Challenge) is an annual competition and awards program for youth-led enterprises (50% women-led) jointly organised by the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), the African…

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  • September 15, 2022

SMEDAN commences 3-day training for 100 Entrepreneurship Teachers; launches Secondary School Competition in 2023

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) has started a three-day capacity-strengthening training of 100 entrepreneurship teachers in Damaturu, Yobe. Mr. Olawale Fasanya, Director-General of SMEDAN, disclosed this during…

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  • September 15, 2022

Nigeria partners India in local production of Covid-19 vaccine

The Federal Government and the Serum Institute of India have announced a partnership in producing vaccines locally to advance vaccine equity in Nigeria. This was disclosed by Dr. Faisal Shuaib, ED/CEO, National Primary Health…

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  • September 14, 2022

SMEDAN empowers 740 SMEs to compete in African Continental Free Trade Area, AFCFTA, with Branding and Packaging Training

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN is organizing a nationwide capacity building program for 740 SMEs on Product Branding and Packaging.The key objective is for Made…

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  • September 14, 2022

Buhari commends regulators on stabilising financial system

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Nigeria’s financial sector regulators for their ingenuity in stabilising the country’s economy despite the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the invasion…

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  • September 13, 2022

2023: INEC removes 1.1 Million ‘Invalid’ Registrations

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has removed 1.1 million fresh registrants from its registers.  According to the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information…

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  • September 12, 2022

CIBN renews commitment to professionalism

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has renewed commitment to training its members to enhance professionalism in the banking sector. Enugu State Chairman of the Institute, Dr. Iheanyi…

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  • September 9, 2022

‘God Save The King!’ King Charles Smiles; Greets Crowd At Palace

A smiling King Charles III shook hands with some amidst thousands of well-wishers who are gathered outside Buckingham Palace Friday while he returned to London after the death of his…

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  • September 9, 2022

Kemi Badenoch Of Nigerian Heritage Appointed UK Trade Secretary

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK), Liz Truss, has appointed Kemi Badenoch as the new Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade. Ms…

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  • September 8, 2022

Polish president seeks increased energy supply, visits Nigeria,

‘‘We want to increase the supplies from Nigeria to Poland and by this way we want to contribute to the development of economic cooperation between the two countries,’’ he said.…

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  • September 8, 2022

Military eliminates over 250 terrorists in North-east, apprehends informant in Abuja – DHQ

DHQ says the operations also led to the arrest and neutralising of scores of terrorists and other criminal elements in land and air operations in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara States.…

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  • September 8, 2022

NowNow, Nigerian digital startup, raises $13 million seed round

The Fintech platform, founded in 2018, allows users to send and receive money, purchase airtime and pay bills NowNow, a Nigerian digital system startup, has announced on Wednesday it raised a…

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  • September 3, 2022

Delta Air Lines Suspends Lagos-New York Flights

US airline, Delta, has suspended its New York-JFK-Lagos flight with effect from October 4, 2022. In a statement, the airline stated that the route suspension was to fit into “the…

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  • September 3, 2022

World Bank proposes support to end fuel subsidy in Nigeria

The World Bank Group’s President, David Malpass, has stated that the bank is ready to support Nigeria to phase off regressive fuel subsidies and also enhance social assistance for the…

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  • September 3, 2022

Osinbajo seeks climate swap deal for debtor African countries

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has proposed a Debt-For-Climate (DFC) Swap deal that could significantly advance global net-zero emission targets, facilitate energy access and develop African countries.   Explaining DFC during a…

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  • September 2, 2022

Fidelity Bank posts N25.1b H1 profit, plans 10k interim dividend

Despite the harsh operating environment, a half-year (H1) Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N25.1 billion has been posted by Fidelity Bank Plc for its 2022 operations, as against N20.6 billion…

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Nigeria Air faces investors’ apathy, misses fifth take-off after N14.6b

Nigeria’s bid to float a new national carrier may be heading a wrong zone, with credible investors and technical partners allegedly reluctant to embrace the high-end enterprise.According to The Guardian…

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The magic sweat box!

The word ‘Ayurveda’ literally translates to the Science of Life. It not only deals with the curing of disease but also with the prevention of it, and its practices encourage…

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Work-Life Balance Is a Cycle, Not an Achievement

by Ioana Lupu, Mayra Ruiz-Castro Summary.    Research has definitively shown that overwork isn’t good for employees or their companies — and yet, in practice, it can be hard to overcome unhealthy…

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6 Principles to Build Your Company’s Strategic Agility

by Michael Wade, Amit Joshi, Elizabeth A. Teracino Summary.    Strategic agility is the ability to improve performance — not just survive but thrive — amid disruption. Companies that successfully navigated the…

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Managing AI Decision-Making Tools

Michael Ross and James Taylor Your business’s use of AI is only going to increase, and that’s a good thing. Digitalization allows businesses to operate at an atomic level and…

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NATIP To Enhance Food, Nutrition Security – Agric Minister

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar said that the National Agricultural Technology and Innovation Policy (NATIP) 2022 – 2027 will boost agribusiness undertakings geared towards achieving…

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Nigeria’s 20 Frontline Entrepreneurs

Nigeria as a leading economic engine in sub-saharan Africa despite being a developing country in West Africa is a nation of diverse opportunities for its citizens; including the opportunities to…

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Alternatives to ‘proof of fund’ for studies in Canada, UK and other countries

The current impasse between the federal government of Nigeria and Academic Staff Union of Universities has lingered for over a six-month period and has led to increase in the number…

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Japan, African Development Bank joint finances  $5 billion Africa investment

The government of Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have agreed to jointly finance a $5 billion fund for investment in Africa. Accprding to a statetement from the African Development Bank (AfDB),…

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DEOLA SAGOE: Changing the face of African fashion

Deola Sagoe is the founder and the leading face of African haute couture fashion from Ondo State in Nigeria. A prolific entrepreneur, Deola has been at the cutting edge of high…

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Nigeria’s N20.4 trillion imports in 2021 not enough to lift economy – Economists

A report by Nairametrics, despite the hues and cries about Nigeria being an import-dependent economy over the years, and importing goods worth over N20 trillion last year alone, economists say…

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The Making of International Brand: Knowing How and What to Centralize and Localize

In the building of a startup, what should an entrepreneur localize and where should they globalize? The world in the past few decades has become smaller and smaller, creating emerging…

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The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships 2023

The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships were established in 2011 to identify and mentor the future generation of outstanding African leaders. Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the…

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  • September 23, 2022

Steps to Achieving Entrepreneurial Success – Tony Elumelu

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Plc; Tony Elumelu, has identified three major policy measures that will turn around the fortunes of young African entrepreneurs. While…

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  • September 22, 2022

African Fintech Brands Innovation Awards holds on September 30

The African Fintech Brands Innovation Awards is set to hold Friday, September 30, 2022,at Four Points by Sheraton, Oniru in Lagos. Several participants in the financial technology sector across Nigeria…

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