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Dangote flags of Rice backward integration in Kogi with graduate youths

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…Targets 1mmt of rice in 2018 Leading industrialist, Aliko Dangote has energized a value chain that will fast forward Nigeria’s quest for backward integration in rice production. This stemmed from the a new Youth Farming Initiative (YFI) powered by Dangote Rice Limited (DRL)  in Kogi State that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming. Besides, the company is ...

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Hilton Group votes $50m for Africa expansion drive

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Leading US based real estate and hospitality group, Hilton has announced a $50m expansion drive to deepen presence in Africa in the next five years. According to the group, the facility is intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African markets into Hilton branded properties, namely into its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts ...

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Elumelu Foundation plans to host 1,300 African Entrepreneurs


All is set for third edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum was slated for October 13. Currently, TEF is Africa’s leading philanthropy, galvanizing over 1,300 African Entrepreneurs, Business leaders and Policymakers from 54 countries in Lagos annually. Briefing the media weekend, TEF’s Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Parminder Obe, said the 2017 invitation had been extended beyond the ...

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Zenith Bank interested in penetration, growth of ICT in Nigeria—MD


Considering the recent feat achieved by Miss Katherine Eta in the recent Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship among young entrepreneurs in the USA, the Group Managing Director of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Peter Amangbo, has given strong assurance that the bank will deepen involvements in activities geared towards the penetration and growth of ICT in Nigerian schools. Miss Katherine Eta, ...

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States’ One-Stop-Shop for MSMEs to stimulate economy—FG


The federal Government has explained the rationale behind the move to launch One-Stop-Shop for MSMEs across the state beginning with seven states, saying the idea is to deepen the growth of the sub sector which is key to economy stability. Government also noted that the launch is to significantly spur Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country. ...

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Breaking: Buhari cancels FEC meeting today, receives reports on SGF, NIA

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Contrary to earlier hopes that returned President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Wednesday chair for the first time in more than three months, the constitutional Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has revealed it will not hold after all. Though no clear reason was presented, the presidential aide, however, hinted ...

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Interest rate anxiety heightens as DMBs agree to drive N26bn support for SMEs

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Though Nigerian Deposit Money Banks (DMBs), had announced setting up of business review committee to oversee the disbursement of N26 billion equity funds for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), business development analysts are divided on the true colour of interest rates to charge applying budding businesses. The SMEs Projects Review  Committee include the Managing Directors  of Zenith, GTB, First ...

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Zenith Bank rewards Eta, promises more sponsorship to Microsoft Championship


Leading banking and financial solutions provider, Zenith Bank has assured continued sponsorship of more Nigerian students to participate in the annual Microsoft Office Specialist Championship in the United States. The annual Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship is a global competition that tests students’ skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just recently, a Nigerian secondary school student, Miss Katherine Eta, ...

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Zenith Bank drives Lagos schoolgirl, Katherine Eta to global accolade at US

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More exploits coming from the robust Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) feats of Zenith Bank Plc., are still emerging. Barely less than one week after the successful conclusion of Zenith Bank’s sponsored national Basketball championship won by FirstBank team, Katherine Eta of Childville School, Ogudu, Lagos, emerged the third place winner in the keenly contested 2017 Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship ...

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Parents, guardians hail MTN Foundation @ 10th graduation of MUSON Scholars


The MTN Foundation recently graduated the 10th set of MTNF/MUSON Diploma in music certification in Lagos. During the event, it was a kind of fulfilment, joy and gratitude by parents and guardians of 26th  MTNF/MUSON Scholars at the MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, graduated with the highly-coveted Diploma in music certification. Elsewhere in Ondo State, the Foundation said it has invested ...

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