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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

keystone bank

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

GARRI Osinbajo

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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SMEDAN, ITF, BoI target 10,000 youths for skills development training


The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), under its National Enterprises Development Programme (NEDEP) is set to train about 10,000 youths drawn from 18 states. The massive empowerment scheme is coming vide a partnership with two other agencies including the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and Bank of Industry (BoI). In a statement by SMEDAN, the flag off ...

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Fidelity Bank turns Make-up artist N2n richer in ‘Get Alert in Millions’ promo

Fidelity Bank Plc, has presented a cheque of N2 million to Kafilat Olayinka Dada, who emerged star prizewinner in the monthly draw of the ongoing ‘Get Alert In Millions’ promo. Dada, who received the prize money at an elaborate prize presentation ceremony held at the Bank’s head office in Lagos, expressed profound gratitude to the Bank for fulfilling her dreams ...

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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

Vice 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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