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Gap stock soars after Kanye West touts collaboration with his fashion brand Yeezy

Shares of Gap soared by about 39% Friday morning. In a tweet on Friday, Kanye West shared a photo of clothing being taken out of bag that says “developed by Yeezy and GAP.” Gap has been struggling to resonate with customers and the pandemic dealt it...

FirstBank empowers women through FirstGem online community

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced that its all-female online community www.firstgem.com.ng , offers mentoring, support and capacity building opportunities for all to create a new generation of financially literate women. With the aim to increase...

PSHAN, Aig-Imoukhuede Kick off Design Phase of PHC Adoption Programme

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) have unveiled a new initiative geared towards significantly improving Nigeria’s healthcare system at the grassroots level. The innovative strategy, in furtherance of a vision from an earlier stakeholders' roundtable, entails delivering one...

MTN, Access Bank, Makinde shine at Social Media Awards

MTN, Access Bank and Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde led the list of 25 winners at the Social Media for Social Good Summit and Awards Africa. Other winners include Girl Hub Africa, Ugochi Obidiegwu, Sega Link, Edirin Edewor, Africa Clean Up initiative, My Farm...

Dangote cement employs 54,000 in 4 African countries

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has said that despite the challenging economic situation in 2019, Dangote Cement was able to sustain 54,000 jobs in four African countries, where the company has its operations. The countries are: Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal and South Africa. The business...

Foluke Abdulrazaq joins TRANSCORP As Vice Chairman

Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), Nigeria's leading listed conglomerate, owner of Transcorp Power Limited, one of Nigeria's largest power producers and the iconic Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, has announced the appointment of Mrs. Foluke K. Abdulrazaq to its Board of Directors, as Vice Chairman,...

Lagos Mortgage Board disowns all property agents linked to ‘LagosHoms’

The Lagos State Mortgage Board ( LagosHoms) has issued a statement dissociating itself from any and all property agents engaged in the sale of its ‘LagosHoms’ housing units. According to the statement, “For the avoidance of doubt LagosHoms is not in collaboration with any property...

First Bank disinfects Lagos branch, redeploys fresh team

First Bank of Nigeria Limited on Tuesday announced that one of its staff at its Marina, Lagos branch, has tested positive to coronavirus (COVID-19). According to a statement by the bank, all staff of the branch have been asked to go on self-isolation and get...

COVID-19: Cititrust Supports NGO to Procure PPE for Health Workers

Cititrust Holdings Plc has reaffirmed its commitment to supporting both public and private initiatives in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with the donation of one million naira for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline health care workers. The cheque was handed...

US Secretary Pompeo, Nigeria’s Onyeama Discuss AfDB crisis

The United States and the Nigerian government on Tuesday discussed the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the constructive role of multilateral initiatives in accelerating economic recovery and regional security. Nigeria’s Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who is the President of the bank, had been in the eye...
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