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Airtel Named ‘Best Company in Support of Youth Development’

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Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has been named the ‘Best Company in Support of Youth Development’ by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos State Chapter. The award was presented to the telco at the maiden edition of the Lagos Public Relations Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) organised by the Lagos State Chapter of NIPR. While reciting the ...

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Oyagbola left on her own, not sacked out of fears of US probe – MTN

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Contrary to speculations that Mrs Amina Oyagbola, former Human Resource Executive and Corporate machine of MTN Nigeria was eased out of office by the company ahead of fears of probe of her complications in the surprise cut of the NCC fine from N1.04tn to N330bn by the US using Chief of Staff to the Presidency, Ferdi Moolman, chief executive officer, ...

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Economy now forcing businesses, citizens to be more creative, prudent—Nyong

The Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Mr. Richard Nyong has revealed the current state of the Nigerian economy is not only forcing families to start thinking outside the box to be eating daily, but has compelled every serious business to workout innovative models to remain afloat in any industry. In an interview in Lagos, he said “The economy is forcing ...

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CBN’s Guidance Note to MDBs on IFRS 9 implementation’ll drive disclosures

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Banking analysts have noted that the newly issued Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) initial Guidance Note on the implementation of International Financial Reporting Standard 9 (IFRS) to Money Deposit banks (MDBs) will raise the standard in financial disclosures. It would be recalled that it was lack or poor compliance to disclosures that aided the collapse of some banks some years ...

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Why FG inaugurated National Digital Literacy Council —Minister

Shittu, Comm Minister

Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu, has revealed that federal government has set up a National Digital Literacy Council (NDC) to drive the digitization campaign and facilitation in the country. In an interview, he said the council would drive the process of encouraging Nigerians to love digitisation and to love ICT “which is one thing that will eventually become the ...

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Ayade, Ita-Giwa, others laud Dangote on sponsorship of African Food Festival


Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade last weekend joined participants at the maiden African Food festival Calabar to commend Dangote Industries Ltd for sponsoring the event. The Governor represented by his wife, Dr. Linda Ayade who declared the food festival open lauded the exemplary attitude of Dangote Group in sponsoring events especially the now rested Children’s Carnival. With the ...

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DSO’ll grow broadband penetration by freeing more spectrums next year

Adebayo Shittu

Indications have emerged that the recent activation of Abuja Digital Switch Over (DSO) will not only grow digital terrestrial viewing experience in Nigeria but will on complete digitization of the country free more strategic spectrum that are critical in the delivery of broadband by telecoms companies. The meaning of this is that whereas the frequencies will be used by telecoms ...

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Relief Customs of other roles, leave only revenue collection for efficiency—Yusuf

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The Chief Executive Officer and Country Director of Accenture Nigeria, Mr. Niyi Yusuf has raised a salient issue, saying time has come to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to forgo some of its core and consolidate on revenue generation only. In an interview, he argued that the four core duties of the agency, considering the size of the economy have ...

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Stanbic IBTC introduces new financial services mobile App


Stanbic IBTC has introduced a new mobile app as part of its financial service offerings aimed at boosting customer service delivery and user experience across its branch network. In a statement, it said that the new Stanbic IBTC Mobile App would be the “best-in-class” in mobile financial service delivery, with emphasis on seamless user experience, aesthetics and convenience. Commenting on ...

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FCMB’s promo harvests winners across regions


Grand finale of the eight-month promotion tailored by First City Monument Bank (FCMB) has ended with the grand finale draws held across the country, where four winners got N2 million each. Known as ‘FCMB Millionaire Promo Season 3’, the four winners are Mr. Ibrahim Fatai (Lagos); Mr. Okolo Obiekwe (Abuja and North); Chief Amobi Egbe, (South-East/South-South); and Mrs. Omolafe Monica, ...

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