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NITDA, computer producers resolve to open service centers nationwide

NITDA pantami

More details have emerged on why local computer manufacturers; Certified Computer Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (CCMAN) agreed to seal a nationwide service rollout deal with the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The scheme is set to begin soon. The idea stemmed as a key resolution reached at a meeting between NITDA and Original Equipment Manufacturers. According to a statement ...

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The 4 business models of competitive strategy and sustainable growth

CWG boss

By Austin Okere A while back I had a post on my social media that drew sharp contrasting views. It was regarding positioning with lowest price as the main competitive differentiator, suggesting that it was a race to zero (or to the bottom). I promised to follow up with a full article on competitive strategy to address the questions raised. ...

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Why some subscribers’ still chose to port than register new SIM—BH survey

MNP example

Reasons considered by several Nigerian telecoms subscriber before choosing to port to another network than removing the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) and registering SIM of their networks of new choice have emerged. It would be recalled that Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which was launched in Nigeria on April 22, 2013, across all networks, is designed to offer subscribers the opportunity ...

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Why Zenith Bank displaced First Bank to become largest bank in Nigeria


…As Ecobank leads only on W’African scale Though all Nigerian banks’ half year reports are not yet completely released, available ones have indicated that Zenith Bank plc., may have outsmarted hitherto largest bank in Nigeria, First Bank to assume the choice position. This is based on the reports so far released showing that whereas Zenith Bank’s total asset base is ...

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Ovia links shorter ‘political life cycles’, longer ‘infrastructure life cycles’ to failure

Jim Ovia

New factor that causes the observed infrastructural decay in Nigeria have been identified by the chairman of Zenith Bank Plc., Mr. Jim Ovia. Giving insights from his lead submission during the recently concluded Nigerian Bar Association’s (NBA) conference in Lagos, the banking wizikd who was said to have started Zenith Bank dream with N20 million in 1990, averred that “reconciling ...

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FG’s $2bn debt pushing oil marketers out of business


The silence of the federal government is settling arrears of debt pile up during the regime of subsidy to oil marketers is set to crash their businesses and cause job loss. In a save our soul message sent to the government, the marketers under that aegis of Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Depot ...

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Disquiet over scarcity of fertilizer upon so many new plants, old ones

Audu NPA

The Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in less than one month flagged off two mega fertilizer plants in Nigeria, one in Onne, Rivers State and the latest in Edo. Both of them were in addition to existing ones which have also raised their output capacities, but feelers from farmers show that the more the fertilizer plants are built, the more ...

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Tambuwal speeds up industrialization, to establish textile factory using PPP


Barely four months after flagging off production activities at its new fertiliser plant, the Sokoto State Government has partnered with a private firm to establish a textile factory in the state. Lead partner and core investor, Hijra Nigeria Ltd have started growing logistics for takeoff of the factory planned for Kalambaina in Wamakko LGA of the state, will have the ...

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Airports, seaports in S’East, S’South officially neglected–SESSGF


The leadership of emerging strong bloc in the comity of governors’ groups in Nigeria, the South East-South South Governors Forum (SESSGF) has revealed that all the airports and seaports in the 11 members are neglected by the federal government and not reasonably functional. This was part of the address read by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in his remarks ...

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Agents remind NPA of pledged palliative on Tincan highway, 3 months after

Port access road Coconut

Three months after the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman pledged to raise resources to do manageable palliative work on failed ports of Tincan Island part of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, members of the Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents’ (ANLCA), have reminded Authority. Senior Special Assistant to the Tin Can Chairman on Media and ...

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