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Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker off Nigeria

ATHENS, Dec 5 - Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil...

Kano Assembly in rowdy session over Ganduje’s new emirates bill

The Kano state House of Assembly was engulfed in a rowdy session on Wednesday, when...

Lagos to Upgrade Ijede, Agric-Isawo And Bola Tinubu-Igbogbo Roads

A crowd of joyous residents of Ikorodu in Lagos State on Wednesday trooped out to...

Lagos hosts Technology Conference to integrate innovation into growth plan

In line with its transformational objectives, Lagos State Government is hosting a world-class conference in...

Lagos to complete 1.8km Victoria Island-Oniru road network in 6 months

....Roads To Be Completed In Six Months It was jubilation galore as residents of the Victoria...

Nigeria’s Senate passes record $34.72 billion budget for 2020

ABUJA, Dec 5 - Nigeria’s Senate passed a record 10.59 trillion naira ($34.72 billion) budget for 2020 on Thursday, paving the way for...

Edo Assembly passes 2020 budget

Edo State House of Assembly has passed the sum of N179, 212, 812.50 as budget for the 2020 fiscal year. Governor Godwin Obaseki had in...

UPDATED: Senate will pass budget Thursday, says Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Wednesday said that the 2020 Appropriation Bill will be passed Thursday by the Red Chamber. Lawan disclosed this in his...

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Access Bank Nigeria’s Biggest Retail Lender named Most Outstanding Company in Sustainability in Africa

Nigeria’s leading retail bank, Access Bank, has cemented its position as the leader in Sustainability in Nigeria, winning its third consecutive ‘Most Outstanding Company...

UNIBEN Alumni Honours UBA’s Uzoka; Giwa-Osagie, Others

University of Benin Alumni Association, Lagos Chapter has honoured the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of United Bank for Africa(UBA), Mr. Kennedy Uzoka. The honour...

For Second Year 2019 Running, UBA Group Wins African Bank of the Year ...

…….. Subsidiaries win Best Bank in Benin, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Congo, Sierra Leone at The Bankers Awards The Banker Magazine has once again...

Jumia shuts Tanzania e-commerce business as share price plummet

JOHANNESBURG - Online retailer Jumia Technologies, dubbed “the Amazon of Africa,” said on Thursday it had shut its e-commerce business in Tanzania in a...

Citi Bank Nigeria Names Akin Dawodu Cluster Head for Sub Saharan Africa

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Akin Dawodu as Cluster Head for Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), effective immediately. Akin will report to...

Nigeria’s SecureID targets Africa’s move from cash to plastic

Libby George LAGOS, Nov 25 - Sub-Saharan Africa lags other regions such as Asia in moving away from cash to plastic money. One Nigerian...

Access Bank appoints new directors

Access Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Dr Okey Nwuke and Mrs Ifeyinwa Osime as its Non-Executive Director and Independent Non-Executive Director respectively. In...

The Big Read

Beyond the Belt and Road infrastructure projects, thousands of entrepreneurs from China are also setting up on the continent Wilson Wu has big plans for the free trade zone he manages in Igbesa, a scruffy town in Ogun State, some 60km from the frenzy of Lagos, Nigeria’s huge commercial capital. Casting his gaze over what is today a small cluster of...
Africa-focused financial technology startups are, by far, the tech rave of the moment. In each of the last three years, startups in the sector have received more investment than other sectors – and there’s a basis for this. Across the continent, fintech isn’t so much disrupting traditional financial services as building up a historically underdeveloped industry. By creating a raft...

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DSTV, Netflix and the Value of Time; The Real Competition for Our Mindshare

by Tope Fasua The other day I got a call from one of those salesgirls at DSTV. When she asked if I had a...

The ‘Anti-Social’ Media Menace

BY SIMON KOLAWOLE To be very, very, very clear, I will say this upfront: I am 100 percent against the move by the...

Senate Of Criminals Revised Hate Speech Bill By Bayo Oluwasanmi

The Hate Speech Bill by the lunatics in the Senate is dead! Following the outcry of Nigerians against the bill, the senators with toxic...

GLOBAL ENTREPRENUERS

Alibaba founder Jack Ma has topped the Forbes China Rich List for the second year running with his fortune rising to $38.2 billion from $34.6 billion in 2018. More than half of those who made the list saw their wealth rise in the past year, while a quarter saw their fortunes decline, Forbes said Jack Ma, the...
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