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Buhari condoles with UAE president over brother’s death

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Sheikh...

U.S. lawmaker condemns harassment, rearrest of Sowore

A U.S lawmaker, Robert Menendez, on Friday condemned the harassment and rearrest of the publisher...

Sowore: SERAP condemns re-arrest, invasion of Justice Ojukwu’s court

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “strongly condemned the violent re-arrest today of Omoyele...

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...

With Buhari’s New National Security Strategy, Nigeria may struggle to raise...

In the just concluded week, President Muhammadu Buhari launched a new National Security Strategy in order to further tackle the current threats of insecurity...

54% of NHIS 2019 approved budget released so far

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has said that only N15.2 billion of the N28 billion allocated to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme...

Sokoto 2020 budget: Tambuwal allocates N122,829,552,208.08 for completion capital projects

Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday presented to the Sokoto State House of Assembly a budget proposal of N202,444,458,429 for consideration for the 2020 fiscal year. The...

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Winners of 2019 FirstBank sponsored National Company of the Year Competition contest in Africa...

Lagos, 6 December 2019, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced that Taidob College Abeokuta, the 2019 winners of the National Company of the...

Shareholders Endorse CCNN, Obu Cement Merger

Shareholders have endorsed the merger bid of Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) and Obu Cement Plc, a union that is designed to create...

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...

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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The Prohibition Of Lying And Deception In Islam, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all creation. May Allah extol the...

Inside the Worlds Of Melaye, Dickson and Co., By Azu Ishiekwene

The odysseys of Melaye and Dickson are sad reminders of how far we still need to go. Yet, the distance...

Recalling Tai Solarin’s Prediction, By Edwin Madunagu

Looking now at this nearly 40-year old “exchange” between Tai Solarin and myself, it strikes me that I could myself...

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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