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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

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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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