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NPA has put facilities in place for Yam, other non-oil exports at ports—Bala Usman

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has assured that the Authority has put in place necessary facilities to play a pivotal role in the Federal Government’s drive to promote the export of solid minerals and Agricultural produce through the nation’s seaports. Speaking at the official flag off of the Nigeria Yam Export Programme (NYEP) to ...

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Vodacom deepens gender equality for women in ICT with workshop, field trip

Vodacom Women in ICT

As part of its strategic drive to address the gap between women and men in the ICT sector, Vodacom Business Nigeria on Thursday conducted a one day ICT field trip for female students from Baptist Girls Academy, in Lagos to motivate girls to choose future careers in ICT. In her presentation at the Girls in ICT workshop organized by the ...

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DSO: FG excited over Pinnacle Communications deal with Gates Air group in US

NBC Kawu Modibbo

Relief for possible delivery of Nigeria’s Digital Switch Over (DSO) in a record time after three failed deadlines may be underway in the United States of America (USA). This is coming on heels of a recent visit by the entourage of the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. Members of the delegation include the Director General of National ...

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Nobody can hold back the power of evolving technology, especially digital—VISA boss

Visa Afiegbe

The Country Director of leading digital payment solution, Visa West Africa, Mr. Emezino Afiegbe has opened on the observed disruptive tendencies of digital technology which is evolving in payment space. In an interview, he said ‘Technology is actually evolving and no one can hold back the power of evolving technology, especially technology in the digital space,” noting that “It is ...

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Yudala Report lists 6 don’ts of social media for businesses

Social M SIX DON'Ts

Latest report released by the Research & Development Unit of Yudala, Nigeria’s fastest growing composite e-commerce company, has revealed six strategic tips that help businesses navigate social media to get the best result for their investment With growing access to the internet, social media now represents an indispensable channel for businesses to promote their brand, connect with customers, cultivate sales ...

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Osinbajo signs another Order on tax evasion, offers 9 months grace period to evaders

Acting president, Prof Yemi

The federal government on Thursday, gave more bite to its ongoing crusade to deepen tax compliance and inclusion of more citizens both corporate and individuals into the shallow tax basket. Currently, only 214 Nigerians pay taxes of about N20m annually and about 900 Nigerians pay N10m as tax every year. This came on the heels of a new Executive Order ...

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Lack of trust, government policy inconsistency killing mortgage system—Kalu

Housing Estate

Founding chairman of Africa Property Investment Group (AFPING), Mr. Chudi Kalu has given fresh insight on why mortgage housing delivery is not working in Nigeria housing market. He said even with the introduction of the Nigerian Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC), not much has been achieved over the years. Explaining more in an interview, Kalu said “I think that for any ...

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Evans collects millions from kidnap victims, now sues Police, seeks N300mn

Evans Kidnapper

Trending record notorious kidnap kingpin, Chukwudi Onuamadike,  alias Evans seems to be inching closer to setting a new record in criminology in Nigeria if his new fundamental human rights suit sails through at a Lagos Federal High Court. On Thursday, his lead counsel, approached a High Court in Lagos and pressed charged against the Inspector General of Police and his ...

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6 indices frustrating Nigeria’s chances of attracting international investments—Report

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Latest report released by Quantum Global Research Lab in Lagos has listed six indices hobbling the seamless inflow of international investment to the Nigerian economy. Nigeria ranked 19th out of 54 in the new ranking. The factors according to the managing director of the group, Prof. Milton Delo include growth, risk, demographic, liquidity, business environment and social capital. Though the ...

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ASEA, CFA Institute sign MoU to raise skills in investment management sector

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The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) has signed a two year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CFA Institute to increase access to the professional education programs and standards of professionalism within the ASEA community’s jurisdictions. Business Hilights gathered that the ASEA is the Premier Association of the twenty-seven (27) securities exchanges in Africa who have come together with the aim ...

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