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Factors that drove Nigerian out of recession in Q2 unveiled

Udoma, Buhari, Adeosun

Since the release of data showing that the Nigerian economy exited recession in second quarter of 2017, the Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) started enquiry into what actually happened within the period that spurred a positive .055 per cent growth in Gross Domestic Products (GDP). The Statistician General of the nation and chief executive of National Bureau of Statistics ...

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Many federal agencies’ currently frustrated by release of funds for projects—Survey

Udoma, Buhari, Adeosun

Whereas the federal government is still basking on the euphoria of achieving the Treasury Single Account (TSA), there is a growing confusion and frustrations in accessing fund for strategic projects within Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Business Hilights can authoritatively report. A survey carried out in ministries by Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) showed that about 80 per cent ...

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Broadband: ALTON seeks states’ cooperation in delivery of last mile infrastructure

Gbenga Adebayo

The Association of Licenced Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ALTON), has joined the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in calling on state governments’ to cooperate with several understandings lined up by the regulator in achieving seamless delivery of broadband infrastructure nationwide. In a telephone interview with the Executive Secretary of ALTON, Mr. Gbolahon Awonuga, he said NCC has been trying its best ...

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Banks’, payment companies suffered most cyber attacks in 2nd quarter—Report

Cyber attacker

Fresh report released by leading financial intelligence group, ThreatMetrix, has inferred that commercial banks and emerging payments management companies were most hit by cyber criminals in the second quarter (Q2) of 2017. This was contained in the latest report presented by ThreatMetrix, a global cyber security company. According to the 2017 Q2 Cybercrime Report made available to Business Hilights Economic ...

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Give Nigerians broadband, not details of how broadband’ll change their lives, businesses

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A cross section of Nigerians who use data on a daily basis for their businesses and personal activities have called on the telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to shift emphasis from repeatedly explaining how use of broadband will change narratives of daily businesses and life to deepening broadband availability and affordability. Report from a recent Vox Pop conducted ...

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‘Ongoing strikes sign of FG’s unseriousness to drive ERGP’

Udoma, Buhari, Adeosun

Barely few months after the federal government unveiled its strategic national development roadmap called the Economic Recovery Growth Plan (ERGP), two nationwide strikes that tend to show that government may be insincere in the roadmap are ongoing. These include the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Nigerian Resident Doctors across all federal government health institutions nationwide. Investigations by the ...

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Why some subscribers’ still chose to port than register new SIM—BH survey

MNP example

Reasons considered by several Nigerian telecoms subscriber before choosing to port to another network than removing the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) and registering SIM of their networks of new choice have emerged. It would be recalled that Mobile Number Portability (MNP), which was launched in Nigeria on April 22, 2013, across all networks, is designed to offer subscribers the opportunity ...

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Local investors yet to explore e-commerce business as foreigners grip sector

shoprite

…traditional market places may disappear in cities next 20 years Preliminary findings from ongoing investigation by the Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) on the growing trend in e-Commerce outfits in Nigeria have made shocking revelations. One; In the next 20 years or less, traditional market places where aged market women and men display their wares on grounds, tables and ...

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Sectors, issues that suffered during Buhari’s 104-day medical vacation—BH Research

Buhari arrives 44

BACKGROUND: President Muhammadu Buhari jetted out of the country on Sunday, May 7, 2017 for medical reasons and ceremoniously returned on Saturday, August 19, 2017, making a total of 104 days out of office. However, in compliance with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), he officially transmitted presidential powers to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo who upon the ...

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Not reviewing DPF may dampen investors’ confidence @ ITU —BH Report

NCC at ITU

A survey by Business Hilights Economic Research team (BHERT) relating to the massive build up by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), ahead of leading Nigerian delegation with the Minister to the fast approaching International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017, in Korea has made some salient revelations. Top in the findings include that “If Nigeria attends to raise international awareness ...

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