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#I AM A NIGERIAN campaign can ‘kill’ already weak ‘Change begins with me’

I-AM-A-NIGERIAN campaign

For the fact it failed to amass the promoted catchment of followership and acceptability at launch, the Ministry of Information’s ‘Change begins With Me’ may finally fade away from tomorrow, when the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, would be the Special Guest of Honour at the launch of the #I AM A NIGERIAN campaign, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at the ...

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What if Lagos buys Delta State idea to ban schools without sporting facilities?

Zenith Sports

Relying on a new drive to save the growing level of schools sports extinction across the federation, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has ordered that henceforth, any school in the State without sporting facilities will be closed down indefinitely. However, sports analysts in Lagos have equally called on the Lagos State government to think along the lines of the ...

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Apple boosts US tech manufacturing fund with $1 bn


Apple chief Tim Cook has announced that Apple is creating a fund to get more people in the US to do “advanced manufacturing,” kicking it off with a billion dollars. Apple has about 80,000 employees in the US and plans to hire thousands more “in the future,” according to Cook. Analysts say, Apple’s investment in high-tech manufacturing in the United ...

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‘Coordinator of nation’s affairs’, Osinbajo set to unveil MSMEs Clinic tomorrow

Acting president, Prof Yemi

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will today, Thursday in Katsina launch a Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, as part of efforts to enhance economic activities in the country. Though the Senate had on Tuesday, voided President Muammadu Buahri’s clause transmitting his medical trip to London to the lawmakers describing the position of Osinbajo as the Coordinator of nation’s ...

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BoI crashes interest rate of youths’ loans to zero percent to grow SMEs


Though the Minister of Finance has failed to streamline the role borders between all development banks following the recent takeoff of Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN), there are signals that Bank of Industry (BoI) is now raising its game in supporting any manner of SMEs activities either to avoid being seen as not doing well or merger with other banks ...

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GTB lifts over 100 SMEs, says National Food & Drink Festival now, yearly

Segun Agbaje

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc., convener of yearly Food & Drink Festival featuring farmers’ market in order to grow agro-business has assured that considering the gains of the 2017 edition which was well attended, the bank will continue the scheme on a yearly basis. This was made known by the Assistant General Manager and Group Head, Communications and External Affairs of ...

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This is time for MSMEs to consolidate, become relevant—-SMEDAN boss, Radda


Considering the observed too much talk-shops on how to grow the activities of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) business support in Nigeria, the Director-General of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr Dikko Radda, has said its time to move to the next stage of making the sector grow and become globally competitive. In his remarks ...

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Our Food /Drink Fair aimed at empowering SMEs, says GTBank

Segun Agbaje

Guaranty Trust Bank has raised the bar in the support of the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises operators in Nigeria with the continuation of the second edition of its food and drinks fair in Lagos today. The event which was unveiled on Friday, started yesterday, Sunday and will end today, Monday. Assistant General Manager and Group Head, Communications and ...

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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

CBN emefiele 2

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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