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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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If your child must surf internet, take these steps for safety—Yudala


Fresh child internet adventure safety measures have been unveiled by the Research and Development Unit of leading offline, online marketing group, Yudala. Currently, parenting comes with a lot of headaches on these matter especially from the moment one has yielded to the pressure allow his or her child to own a smartphone or other smart device. This is because despite ...

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Governor Rochas Okorocha explains why he made 305 youths millionaires in Imo

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Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has explained why he chose to empower one youth each from the 305 wards in the state with One Million Naira (N1m) each stating that he did that to encourage the youths to succeed and begin to contribute to the progress and prosperity of the state in particular and the nation at large. Apart ...

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Ecobank announces seamless forex access for SMEs


Ecobank Nigeria has announced new seamless window of forex access for operators of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country, noting that entrepreneurs with relevant documents can approach the bank for their foreign exchange needs for importation. The bank said the new window is in line with Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) recent directive to banks to support ...

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UBA Foundation unveils ‘Read Africa’ in host communities to drive reading culture


As part of renewed efforts to uplift the lives of the communities where United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc operates, UBA Foundation, the bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm has developed an initiative known as Read Africa. The scheme is designed to drive the revival of reading culture amongst pupils and students and the campaign will be run by visiting ...

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Enugu State, Keystone Bank lift 100 SMEs to grow economy, jobs

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Leading money deposit bank, Keystone Bank has partnered with the Enugu State Government’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry to encourage the activities of over 100 operators of Micro, Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs) in the state. A statement by the bank said the partnership was in line with the bank’s continuous economic empowerment campaign aimed at raising the bar of ...

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Osinbajo worried on jumping price of Garri, Nigeria’s leading staple food

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Indications emerged towards the end of last week that the Federal Government may issue another Executive Order that will compel security agencies and states governors to take proactive steps towards ending frustrations faced by farmers in the hands of Fulani herdsmen. Since the beginning of second quarter, there has been a steady rise in the price of Garri while other ...

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