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Dangote’s article on ‘starting small’ business to premiere on YouWiN Connect Magazine


As part his drive for startups, leading African entrepreneur and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has taken time to do a step-by-step analysis on how to begin and run a small business. The tailor made article is planned for publication in the next edition of Youth Enterprise With Innovation in Nigeria Connect (YouWin). A statement signed by the Project ...

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CBN’s new special forex window for SMEs’ll drive cut forex settlement period

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Analysts have hailed the tactics used by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to open a special foreign exchange window for the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), saying it would help in growing the sector faster. Before now, many SMEs had gone under due to paucity of forex, but some other experts say the idea came very late as several ...

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Kogi Senator empowers 535 constituency youths with N70m

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Senator Ahmed Ogembe representing Kogi Central Senatorial District has positively inspired the lives of 535 persons who have received cash donations and several gift items worth over N70 million. Explaining more in Lokoja on Monday, ogembe said the gesture was part of the activities to commemorate his one year in office in fulfilment and appreciation of his constituents. He said ...

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Court vacates order freezing Patience Jonathan’s account in Skye Bank

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After about six months of legal battle, a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday issued an order unfreezing the Skye Bank account of a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in November 2016, filed an application before the court, seeking an order freezing the account. EFCC based their approach to the court ...

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NDE to train 900 Youths in Jigawa on latest farming skills, systems

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The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) said it planned to train 900 youths in Jigawa State in the second quarter of 2017 on Community Based Agricultural Scheme (CBAS). NDE Coordinator in the state, Mr. Muhammad Sambo, announced this in Dutse on Thursday, saying at the end of the exercise, the beneficiaries were expected to acquire skills in agribusiness. He added ...

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US Consulate set to train 102 entrepreneurs on business growth management


As part of its contribution to the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), the United States of America Consulate General is set to train and mentor about 102 budding Nigerian entrepreneurs. The US Department is partnering with Field of Skills and Dreams Academy in the training deal. Explaining more during a conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs in Lagos in Lagos, ...

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Expert reveals why MSMEs are not growing well in Nigeria


The Managing Director of Wholistic Business Solution Limited, Mrs. Lanre Oniyitan has opened on why several startups collapse less than two years of takeoff. In an interview during a sensitization programme organized by Bank of Industry (BoI) in Ogun State, the Business Development Service Provider (BDSP), said Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are not growing as fast they should ...

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New joint consortium takes charge at Keystone Bank, assures early return to profitability


New owners of Keystone Bank Limited, Sigma Golf-Riverbank consortium have taken full possession at the bank and assured that their key duty now is to raise public confidence and quickly return the bank to profitability. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), weekend did the handover to the twin investors, Sigma Golf Nigeria Limited and Riverbank Investment Resources Limited. AMCON ...

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LG concludes plans to launch Payment App, LG Pay in June


Global electronic giant, LG has said it will roll out its mobile payment app alongside with its U.S brand’s newest flagship product — the LG G6 phone. The South Korean electronics maker explained that LG pay will enable people to make payments using a technology that is surprisingly similar to Samsung Pay’s which enables a payment when a phone is ...

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Chi Farms seal deal to train fish farmers, supply accessories to grow industry in Nigeria

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Leading agricultural conglomerate, Chi Farms has signed partnership agreements with all fish farmers to assure supply of high quality catfish juveniles, quality fish feed, and continuous technical support. This is coming after it has concluded the training and certification of a pilot group of 22 smallholder fish farmers who were trained in Best Practices in Professional Fish Farming at one ...

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