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Businessday Nigeria Archive for July 2015Rss

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Buhari, Biya consent to complete demarcation of Nigeria-Cameroon boundary 

Dogara, Gbajabiamila factions reconcile, assure S/East caucus of adequate compensation

El-Rufai unvails his commissioners

EU provides €80m to boost employment project in 4 Niger-Delta states

Gov. Wike appoints new VC for Rivers university

US provides ₦251.3bn for Dangote’s refinery in Nigeria

Harsh economy hampering ITF’s activities, says manager

Major blue equities record price depreciation

National Carrier: Aviation sector stakeholder tasks FG

Technology leaders canvass deepening of broadband in Nigeria

Senate wants all waivers on agric products revoked

LCCI Agric sector decries N1trn annual spending on food importation

Intercontinental Hotels risks forceful closure by Customs over rice import debt

Lagos NAPTIP, others want poverty alleviated to reduce human trafficking

Ambode promises enabling environment for investors

Skye Bank, Ecobank profit rise

NDE in Gombe trains 50 women on cosmetology

UITH performs first Open Heart surgery

Now that Dogara has obeyed party’s directive…

Kwara PDP disowns petition against Saraki’s wife

Analyst wants tax relief for farmers to aid reinvestment

Energy Work builds 90mm stainless clad separator

El-Rufa’i cuts overhead by 60%, cancels pilgrims sponsorship

Open doors for industrialisation, CBN tells government

STOAN accuses Shippers’ Council of poor performance as port regulator

Financial services sector top lists of our major complaints in 2015 – CPC

NAICE will provide world-class opportunities for knowledge sharing in oil, gas industry – SPE

Fire curtailed at MMA cargo terminal

A fresh Start: Microsoft’s Windows 10 wins plaudits

Osogbo: A city of gods

UNDP provides solar-powered energy for 5 communities in FCT

Moody’s assigns first-time ratings to Access Bank

Poly student kills friend over unpaid debt in A/Ibom

Finance Ministry urges Buhari to implement 2008 gas master plan

Community festival set to break record, plans listing on NSE

Refurbished Port Harcourt Refinery to bring relief to South East, North Central regions

28 ships containing petroleum products, foods, expected in Lagos ports

LCCI urges government to address SMEs’ challenges

Nigeria’s Chigozie Obioma enters Man Booker top list

Shell cuts 6,500 jobs, slash capital spending on oil price

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Delta State faces perpetual deficits as debt now N773bn

Analysts see naira rescue in keeping more FX reserves in Chinese Yuan

Eni contemplating assets sales onshore amid oil price drop

Oil majors shelve $200bn in new West Africa projects as low prices bite

Terror: Getting rid of backward cholesterol of ideology

Talking about corporate social responsibility (1)

Market still seek support … With H1 earnings firmly in focus

Mixed sentiments trail stocks as more H1 results berth

Unpaid salaries and the conspiracy against Osun

Union Bank profit drops as CBN stringent rules bite

ASO Savings assures buyers of quality infrastructure at Garden Estate

Enhancing airlines’ profitability through proper route- utilisation, 24-hr operations

Fidelity Bank: H1’15 pre-tax profit tracks ahead of analysts’ consensus

Industrialist tasks Buhari on appointment of technocrats as ministers

Why Greenfield is building a $300 Million smart mall in Aba

Yaba emerges as Nigeria tech enclave

Air traffic control: Kano safe tower project passes acceptance test

Lotus says Court awards N400million judgement against AMS Logistics guarantor

Diamond Bank reports N14.19bn H1’15 pre-tax profit

Reps to compel telecom, oil coys to list on stock exchange

Harnessing business opportunities via Nigeria-Singapore Investment Forum

Governor Ambode urges compliance with safety laws

Nigeria to raise ₦195bn in T-bills

Umar Bindir tasks industries on development of research

White House rejects online petition for Snowden pardon

Plateau PTA Chairman decries shortage of teachers, seeks urgent recruitment

Plateau assembly constitutes committee to investigate gas explosion

NLNG to take delivery of four carrier ships this year

Global rice prices to surge by year-end as El Nino hits Asian supply

Enugu PDP raises N160m for state secretariat’s construction

Thailand to sell 760,000 tonnes rice to Nigeria, others from stockpiles

Legislators cautioned against incessant removal of principal officers

Lasun dares APC over call for resignation as group threatens court action

APC chieftain commends Buhari over FG transparent policy thrust

How safe is it to have a pension plan in Nigeria?

Nigeria spends $2.41bn on rice importation in three years – CBN

Reps ask Buhari to make public Jonathan’s handover report

Obama warns on Africa leaders refusing to step down

Buhari seeks Senate confirmation of service chiefs

Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead

NLC weeps over $150bn looted funds across Nigerian states

Apapa Trailer Park: Construction site sleeps as everyone awaits Buhari’s cabinet

SAVES STRANDED RIVERS FOREIGN SCHOLARS WITH N712M

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PDP lost presidential election despite outspending APC by N1.8bn in advertising

Nigeria-UK capital markets project targets increased capital flows

Akpabio, Gbajabiamila emerge leaders in Senate, House of Reps

MTN slides after profit falls as much as 15% on naira, other currencies

Energy Outlook 2040

Downstream price war: West African crude benefits

How CBN’s demand management measures stabilise foreign exchange

Reinventing microfinancing in Nigeria (3)

What constitutes ‘trade’ for tax purposes

Diamond Bank Half year profit falls on increased operating expenses

PenCom identifies challenges facing the CPS

Contestants lose out of 2015 Ford Odyssey

Fidelity Bank sees loan growth of 10 pct this year

Chang-jae’s eccentric motivation tactics

Airtel, eTranzact partner to bring consumers smart topup

Sterling sees acquisition opportunities amid low oil price

Govt needs to develop ports outside Lagos to reduce cost for importers, says Anakebe

Automaker gives Honda Accord more flavour

Oil falls to lowest since March

Sovereign Trust partners Yudala to boost retails

Reps moves to abolish anti-consumer practices by PHCN

Nigeria spends $2.41bn on rice importation in three years, says CBN

Buhari, Biya strategise against Boko Haram in Yaoundé

NSC to meet shippers, freight forwarders, shipping agencies

Truce at last as Gbajabiamila emerges majority leader

Senate passes vote of confidence on principal officers

N 1.5 bn Nigeria-Korea Institute of Vocational and Advanced Technology inaugurated

Plateau earmarks N119.8bn for capital projects in 2015

UAE telco Etisalat Q2 net profit falls 40 pct

Oil supply outpaces demand faster in 2nd quarter

Customs seal 4 major rice importing firms over ₦23.6 bn debt

TRCN to prosecute unregistered teachers

Obama tells Africans to build democracy, create jobs to thrive

China switching to African oil may lead to Saudi price cut

Akpabio emerges Senate minority leader

Institute wants law to protect Nigeria’s water resources

BP profits slump two-thirds after huge oil spill charge

NAMA to inaugurate safe tower network at Kano Airport

Honeywell Flourmills says 2015 profit down 66 pct

Cote d’Ivoire seeks Afreximbank’s support to boost commerce

Seplat says H1 pretax profit down 74 percent

Ki- moon hails General Assembly’s endorsement of action plan on post-2015 development financing

Militants kill 25 people in Borno

South Africa’s MTN expects lower H1 earnings, shares drop

Fuel retailer Total Nigeria’s H1 pretax profit rises

Obama heads to African Union at end of tour to build ties

Convergence Partners concludes successful Pan-African ICT infrastructure fund

Nigeria does it again: 8 Startups among Top 30 to pitch at 2015 Edition of DEMO Africa event

NASS leadership: South-South/South-East group supports Ekweremadu

Governor Ayade appoints new chairman of IRS, others

Government goes hard on cross-border part-time, online degrees

N4bn debt may delay WAEC release of May/June 2015 WASSCE result for 19 states

FMDQ OTC attracts over N8trn worth of securities listing YtD

Monday, July 27, 2015

Nigeria expects further rise in reserves as NNPC moves more funds to CBN

US officials say Jonathan’s minister stole $6bn – Oshiomhole

Nigeria’s biggest Miller targets acquisitions for growth

Buhari’s trip to America: How do we measure success?

Avoiding Greece-like situation

GE books $2.5 Billion African orders from oil to locomotives

Personal inspirations for business development (2)

Marketing of Nigeria in US: Nigerians expect quick ‘proceeds’

ACTV launches Nigeria’s first CableTV multi-room viewership

Practitioner seeks increased foreign agency equity stake in Nigerian Ad industry

Walden Alumna enhances woman capabilities in ICT

Wema Bank sustains financial performance in H1 2015

Dell showcases wide array of products in ICT market

New demographic study broaches fresh retail investment opportunities in Lekki

X-Right Technology new mega outlet distributes all major phone brands in Nigeria

Tenants on dollar-denominated rents jittery as naira continues free-fall

QMB Investments, Lagos govt bicker over land ownership

Consumer needs and revenue streams changing in TV

Venezuela seeks light crude contracts to make blends

Buhari says his govt will correct past neglect of science and technology to boost economic development

States to start drawing from N300bn Presidential Special Intervention – Presidency

Naira gains after CBN keeps rates unchanged

Ogun partners Lafarge Africa on re-cycled waste-to-energy production programme

Buhari meeting with APC Reps

WAEC may withhold 2015 WASSCE results of some states

NEMA hands over relief materials to victims of oil spill in Delta

PenOp intensifies moves to accommodate over 70m uncovered workers

Tribunal adjourns petition challenging Mark’s election to July 28

Nigeria’s foreign debt at $10.32bn

Tech enclave springs up in Lagos suburb

Shareholders say new par value regime will stall growth of stock market

Nigerian Insurance Industry capitalisation hits ₦337bn

Overhaul of EEG, other policies can boost non-oil exports by 31%

Lagos farmers say enforcement of Frozen Poultry Products Ban will boost local production

Ex-Eagles boss Stephen Keshi demands $5m pay-out from NFF

Fidelity Bank sees loan growth of 10 percent this year

Agric entrepreneurs want FG to divest farm storage facilities

6 ships laden with petroleum products waiting to berth in Lagos

AMCON to publish list of loan defaulters

We’ll appoint only patriotic, decent Nigerians as ministers, says Buhari

Terminal operators insist on 24-hr service at ports

Shanghai stock market suffers largest plunge in 8 years

Nigerian graduates globally competitive, says Unilorin VC

With milk and roses, Africa woos private equity funds

Panoro Energy spuds Aje-5 well offshore Nigeria

Nigerian capital market lost N1trn since May 29 – PDP

NASS crisis: Prosecute clerk, Saraki, others, APC tells police

NSITF pays N267m compensation in five years

Police arrest passenger for smoking in London-Lagos bound flight

Arik Air increases flight services on Abuja-Port Harcourt-Abuja route

Naira to remain stable at interbank, BDC as CBN keeps rates unchanged

Naira appropriately priced, CBN insists

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Niger Delta governors shortchange citizens in petrol-dollar siphongate

Apapa: No respite yet for motorists as bad roads stretch task force

Brokers, agents at risk as technology redefines insurance sector

Local telcos tap opportunities in database failure

Poverty amid plenty shames Nigeria. It’s time to tackle it

Small business continues to groan under headwinds

When cash is tight

Guide against impulsive spending to achieve financial freedom

On the perennial underfunding of the police

President Buhari’s in. So, what next? (1)

Prepare your budget for these unexpected baby costs

Emerging trend in Nigeria’s diary industry

GE, National Geographic partner to launch TV series

Niger Insurance shareholders applaud dividend payout, want larger market share

Bayelsa woos investors with industrial incentives

Market, product and competition: A start-up’s success template

Business institute says engineering infrastructure key to building sustainability

FMCG companies profit decline in Half Year 2015

CHI Limited, Tetra Pak partner to improve nutritional content

Reps crisis deepens, as loyalists group accuse Dogara of plotting to lock out Gbajabiamila’s supporters

NIBSS clears air on 30 ponds charge for Diasporas’ BVN enrollment

Buhari to meet with APC Reps, Monday 

Falconets whip Liberia 14-1 aggregate in FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers

3000 delegates to attend first Insurance Industry Conference

General Electric aims big in energy storage

Fresh blast kills 11 at a market in Damaturu

House of Rep crisis: Gbajabiamila camp deny peace deal with Dogara

Jonathan under pressure to talk- Abati

Saturday, July 25, 2015

PenCom canvasses investment of pension fund within Africa

‘Illegal oil deals may be responsible for banning of Nigerian oil tankers’

How Aregbesola frustrated our summit- Group

NSE moves 132.78m shares worth N1.79bn

Senate president canvasses insurance cover for journalists

The regroup of the Niger Delta militants?

The NNPC story I once told (part 2)

Economic uncertainties reveal Nigerians’ risk appetite

Unity Bank board repositions lender for growth as MD resigns

Huawei posts $7.23bn income for H1 2015

How to disburse Buhari’s N5,000 social security money

National Day of Mourning

Poor reading culture, weak consumer spending slows University press sales

U.S assists Nigeria in tracking down stolen assets, boost military help

The road to 2020: Mobilising private sector in Nigeria’s fight against malaria

The controversial word – mumpreneur

Oliseh can spend up to 15 years as Super Eagles coach – Pinnick

Abused environment; guilty customers

Valerie Obaze – ceo/founder r& r luxury and the Mumpreneurs Network

Why travelling on tight budget this summer?

Controlling your emotions &using your emotional intelligence well(1)

Air Peace: striving to become Nigeria’s airline of choice

When Usman, ex-minister, took Lagos MDAs on monitoring, evaluation course

Phenomenal Madiba lives on

Domestication of auto makers’ factories will leapfrog national economy, expert says

CBN keeps benchmark interest rate at 13 per cent

Friday, July 24, 2015

Disparity in pump price is due to different loading tank farms, says NUPENG

AFRIBABY Initiative urges FG to implement Innocent Declaration on breastfeeding

France, China to extend military, economic cooperation with Nigeria

Electricity consumers in Enugu to pay more

Poor power supply affecting operations, says Intels

Nigerian bond yields eye rates call

Gov. Ambode seeks stronger ties with South-Africa

Nigeria share dealing fell in June as foreign buyers cut exposure

NSE moves 132.78m shares worth ₦1.79bn

Nigerian Army pulls 11 generals out of service

Buhari calls for compliance with South Sudan peace agreements by all parties

REPORT: West Africa’s alarming growth industry

Up to 40 migrants feared drowned off Libyan coast

Manufacturers, importers see hardship over CBN’s directive on Form ‘M’

PENGASSAN queries NNPC’s failure to fund JV operations with oil firms

2015 energy prices to be 39% lower than 2014

CBN’s tight monetary stance to support fixed income yields – WSTC

Stakeholders identify tech as key to unlocking insurance sector growth

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Analysts seek single forex market to reduce pressure on naira

Logistics constraints stunt Nigeria’s $10bn e-commerce potential

Bailout: CBN restructures states’ loan repayment to 20 years

Doctor who?

Workforce for the Mobile Age

Getting personal with the Greek crisis

Flour Mills profit climbs on disposal of investment in associate

From citizen to slave: the irony of ‘Uncommon Transformation’

Wigwe! Recognition home and abroad

‘$300m Aba Mega Mall will turn Abia into a strategic hub’

Emerging market unemployment rises sharply

Craig Charles: My family values

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts rebrands

Sharks FC, Eunisell unveil new jersey

Sterling Bank deploys solutions for Customers to upload BVN from other banks

GM profits up on US truck demand

CBN approves restructuring of states govt loans to 20yrs

Collapse of Forex Market stalls $200m Diaspora fund

‘Trade integration key to reduce poverty, support growth in Africa’

Miners association to establish first gold refinery in Zamfara

NNPC shuts product supply to put off fire from pipeline explosion at Arepo

ONICCIMA identifies power, distant seaports as bane of industrial growth

World Bank raises forecast for 2015 global crude prices

Real Estate, ICT fastest growing sectors in Nigeria

NEC in session, probe committee may brief on findings

Union Bank H1 pretax profit rises 2 percent

First Bank H1 pretax profit up 8 percent

INTERTANKO calls for immediate end to Nigeria ship ban

Zambia to issue up to $2bn 10-year Eurobond

Take your future in your hands, reap what you save

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Firms’ half year results show Nigeria’s growth slowing

Heavy maintenance fees stiffle domestic airlines

Import cost highest in Nigeria among peers

Buhari rejects gay marriage, maintains Nigeria’s position

Needless subsidy Buhari shouldn’t give

Stock investors await outcome of MPC meeting

Get help turning your financial situation around

How to revamp aviation sector, by stakeholders

Is Tsipras the new Lula?

Indonesia’s return to OPEC

SAHCOL boss seeks investment in cargo business

NewGold Issuer profit jumps as gold falls lowest since 2010

NEM Insurance deploys resources to tap from oil, gas business

States can Boost their IGR if they Plug Leakages in their Financial System – Oladokun, tax consultant

New Lagos NBA ExCo sworn In

Investing in Africa: Nigeria’s LawPavilion joins IBA to promote FDIs

U.S. banks prepare for oil and gas company loans to worsen

Naira falls across markets as CBN adjust clearing rate to N197

Oil prices hit as US stocks raise

Coca-Cola profits jump on price rise

Apple shares fall despite rise in profits

Diversify Nigeria economy, South Africa-based group tells FG

Viable SMEs will grow economy, stem unemployment- Experts

Buhari vows to recover stolen oil money

OPEC sees oil drop as short-term, expects stronger demand

LBS accepts GRE Test for MBA Programme  

Osinbajo, Yari meet over pending CBN bailout package

Fresh capital into economy falls by 40.5% in 3 months

Aviation sector loses over ₦100bn annually to open sky policy’

Flour Mills full-year profit falls 6 percent

Boko Haram militants attack Buratai in Borno state

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

States’ insolvency exposes governors’ lack of creative management skills

CBN may fail Hedge Fund speculators betting on naira devaluation

World Bank unfolds $2.1bn fund to rebuild Nigeria’s North-East

Buhari’s ‘own-pace’ leadership style costs Nigerians fortune

Nigeria’s opportunity?

Building blocks for Nigeria’s power future

‘Innovation to drive African insurance for higher productivity’

Insurance industry set for increased contribution to GDP, says Babington-Ashaye

Expectations on forex policy highten as MPC begins deliberations

Prestige Assurance plans $15m reinsurance treaty for energy and aviation risks

What kind of world will we leave our grandchildren?

Kudos, knocks trail Akpobolokemi’s administration at NIMASA

Stakeholders want FG to address tomato pest outbreak

Citracks excites ship owners, oil majors with new fuel management solution

20,000 Ladipo traders to benefit from Mutual Benefits insurance plan, empowerment

Quick Lane Tyre, Auto Centre launched In Uganda

Mercedes makes leap into sports car market

Vitafoam expands, inaugurates new comfort centre

Crude supertanker operators cash in on oil market route

“Heritage now a bigger and better bank”

Moving up…what now?

Globally recalled Toyota hybrid cars not in Nigeria

Imo lawmakers are prepared for service delivery, politics is over – Agbim  

Obi takes over as acting director general of NIMASA

Maritime Workers Union gives NPA July 30 ultimatum over salary arrears

Equities free fall stalls new one kobo par value policy implementation at NSE

Buhari woos U.S entrepreneurs

NUPENG supports haulage of petroleum products by railways

APM Terminals Apapa set new productivity record

Exchange-rate policy: read the small print

Buhari to name ministers in September

National Assembly budget open, transparent – Mark

EU, Sahara Group to partner on improving power, child nutrition in Nigeria

NAHCO commences cargo operations at Enugu Airport

Food, Beverage, Tobacco employers warn CET portends more danger for Nigerian manufacturers

Varsity don advocates NUC, professional bodies synergy to enhance productivity

Shell’s ORP takes anti-bunkering campaign to Ogoni communities

FUNAAB research fellow wins Commonwealth scholarship

Seven additional manufacturing firms ready for commissioning in Ogun

NAFDAC crisis gets messier

‘Don’t sell JV stakes now that governors are seeking bailouts’

Kale, Nigeria’s statistician general to speak at Chatham House London

Brace up for technology revolution, MTN tells businesses

Monday, July 20, 2015

US-Iran deal: Nigeria could lose N333bn by year end

NERC, BPE, validate rights of Geometric over Aba Disco

Wrangling stalls FG’s vehicle emission control programme

Niger Insurance profit rises 10.07 percent despite volatile business environment

Invisible industry without strategy

President Buhari shows his hand

MainOne: An enabler of ICT innovation in West Africa

Cabinet delay: Media agencies fear effect on companies’ marketing budgets

Experts advocate strategic partnership to curb skills shortfall

Ki-moon appoints Bola Adesola to UN Global Compact board

Wanted: investors with capital, expertise and experience

Access Bank tightens foothold on m-payment market

ISON expands footprint in Nigeria

Evron Food Store out with online service

Affordable housing: Lafarge assures on access for 300,000 Nigerians by 2020

DCSL, NSITF to hold talks on employees compensation act

So your friend wants to borrow money? here’s what to do

Airtel adopts 5 primary schools in Nigeria

Shell regrets delays in cleaning Adibawa Oil fields

Eni discovers up to 15bn cubic metres of gas in Egypt

Bird flu spreading across West Africa, human spillover feared

Aregbesola denies plan to sack 10,000 workers

Buhari arrives Washington DC, meets Obama today

Abuja hosts parley on Economic Partnership Agreement

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Insurance penetration shoots up with ‘group plan’ strategy

States owing salaries overlook N450bn internal food market

M&A transactions targeting Sub-Saharan Africa reach $15.3bn in H1 2015

NB’s second quarter profit falls 10.02 percent as economic doldrums bite

Buhari and our American frenemies

APC faces an uncertain future. It must unite or die  

M&A transactions of Sub Saharan African targets reached $15.3 billion in H1 2015

PTAD and university pensioners

Connectivity and technology in Africa – ahead of the global game?

A time to mourn (risky business)

Impact of LafargeHolcim merger on Nigerian operations

Trustfund Pension plc grows funds under management by 20%

Marriage and Finances: methods of handling household income

How to set up a commercial feedmill

‘We provide reliable software solutions for businesses’

400 SMEs, Cooperative groups in Imo Suffer Severe Cash Crunch

Skye Bank pledges support for customers’ business growth

Seedstars, Uber start-up competition nears

Cause of inflation this time – It is not demand-pull but cost-push

CBN opens BVN centre in South Africa

Expert calls for diversification of economy via technology

Too early to judge President Buhari- Lagos law maker

German Vice Chancellor rejects criticism over Greece

Don’t listen to Obama on gay issues- Group tells Buhari

President Buhari, Son, 32 others visit United States

SSS says it found incriminating evidence at Dasuki’s residence

FG committed to the welfare, protection of children – Aisha Buhari

Expert proffer solutions to growing rate of inflation

House of Representatives adjourn resumption date

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Reps’ reconciliatory effort flops

The NNPC story I once told (part 1)

Nigerians hail Buhari’s sacking moves

Aba Mega Mall will change trade life in Aba -Umeseaka

Re-position your business for success

Stanbic IBTC PLC: rising impairment charges, increased interest expense hold back profit

Nigeria can’t avoid devaluation – S&P

Dasuki’s house arrest illegal, unlawful – PDP

Why I paid only one month out of 6 months’ salary arrears, by Ortom

Nigeria ranks high in global infant, maternal death rates

Greece: Riding the Trojan horse

Union Bank explains interest in SMEs

Nigeria’s Transcorp says H1 pretax profit falls

Boko Haram is big shame for Nigeria- Amosun

Support for Dickson’s second tenure ambition swells

Lots of miles ahead of Marc, Els

Between fake and original products, who rescues Nigerian consumers?

Taste holdings to bring Starbucks to the rest of Africa

NBC strengthens capacity development through ‘Teacher4Change’ project

Bladder Cancer in Why snails matter

Women in Real Estate in Nigeria

I don’t deserve this from APC , says ex-NSA Dasuki

SSS releases Sambo Dasuki

High, multiple charges affecting airlines’ operation, says Jaji

Google adds $60bn to market value as shares hit new high

Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week in Nigeria showcases benefits of ultra-broadband and IP networking technologies

How to attract more foreign investors, by ex-Perm Sec

Ag COAS says military will re-strategize operations to counter threats to security

Kenya’s 5-year Treasury bond yield seen up at auction

Niger army kills 30 suspected Boko Haram insurgents

Friday, July 17, 2015

Explosions kill 5 Muslim worshippers in Yobe

SABMiller’s Zimbabwe unit beer sales down on weak economy

PDP reports Buhari to int’l community

CBN directs BDCs to provide BVN of customers

Finally, CBN automates BDCs FX transactions to instill transparency

Buhari lauds Iran’s nuclear agreement

Buhari calls for support, patience, understanding of Nigerians

Glo leads in telecom subscriber acquisition for 2015 – NCC report

Union Bank, BusinessDay, take SME campaign to Port Harcourt

BoI reiterates support for SMEs, to induct successful TEF entrepreneurs

UN appoints Standard Chartered chief to board of Global Compact

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Shrinking household wallets reflect on firms’ H1 earnings

$300bn infrastructure gap dampens non-oil capacity

Jimmy Atte: A tribute 

Erico lauds Oliseh’s appointment as Eagles boss

The Aba urban renewal drive

The government, fraud and the people

Memo to President Buhari: Why media perception matters

Cbn’s pragmatic policy on forex control

Understanding the concept of borrowing money

Seven Energy secures $495 mln to boost gas supply

Abia, Eastgate move to realise Aba container depot

Guinness Nigeria, Concern Universal unveil community-led water, sanitation projects

Mothers risk prosecution for abandoning dead babies in hospital

Bricklayer bags 12 years for raping teenager

China may tip world into recession: Morgan Stanley

Kelly Holmes: My family values

A new place for cupid

Buhari sacks NIMASA DG

European Investment Bank opens office in Ethiopia

South Energyx assures construction workers on best practice, labour laws

Volkswagen’s re-entry into Nigeria good for local capacity, says expert

Nigeria will continue to support use of Nuclear technology for peace, says Buhari

UAE MARKET REPORT | H1 2015: Dubai sheds excess baggage, Abu Dhabi persists patiently

ABUCCI urges consistency on implementation of CBN decision on forex access

PHCN entitlement: Court affirms jurisdiction

Eid-el-Fitri: NSCDC to deploy 2,200 officers and men in Plateau

FG raises ₦44bn in bonds at higher yields

EU to provide solar-powered water facilities in Jigawa

Italy coast guard rescues 2,700 migrants at sea near Libya

FCMB Capital, FBN Capital, others secure $445m facility for Accugas

Terrorism: FG reassures International community on observation of human right obligations

Global firms shun Mexican oil, gas blocks bid

Rivers Govt. inaugurates N3bn road project

Flour Mills increases authorise share capital to N2.5bn

‘Healthy SME sector will increase resilience of economy to shocks’

Abia, Eastgate move to realise Aba ICD

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Naira falls as S&P predicts devaluation by 15%

Rising interconnect debts harm telcos service quality

Africa in focus as LafargeHolcim launch globally

El-Rufai prunes ministries to 13, fires 20 permanent secretaries

Nigeria’s hinterlands benefit from airlines’ expansion drive

Revisiting the oily affairs of a profligate nation

Linkage Assurance premium up 23.03 percent as claims payment slows

Bart Nnaji and repeat practice

No medicine for the Nigerian pharmaceutical industry

Big stockbroking firms control 50.43% of H1 equities trade

Global airlines record 2.1% growth in cargo airlift in May

Global investment increasing dramatically in Africa’s telecoms industry

Going to Europe with less than $1,000

China may tip world into recession: Morgan Stanley

South Africa’s equity market power scrutinised

African insurers must innovate to attract digital consumers

U.S treasuries advance as oil declines after Iran nuclear agreement

Global alternative assets to reach $15.3trn by 2020

Wrothams Windsor deepen property market prospect with new offerings

Air Cote D’Ivoire says Nigerian market important to business growth

Boko Haram raid villages in Borno state, killing 12

CBN fixes spread for dollars sold to bureaux de change

Seven Energy secures $495 million loan to boost gas supply

Nigerian stocks fall for 11 straight days, hit 3-1/2 month low

NCAA records 40,574 cases of delayed domestic flights in 15 months

Weak euro boosts German economy, says IMF

EMMAN wants NERC to open up meter market for free competition

Lagos abolishes distrain fine on tax evading firms

DCSL, NSITF to hold talks on Employees Compensation Act

Nigeria may have to devalue naira by over 15 percent, says Standard & Poor’s

NFF appoints Oliseh as Super Eagles coach

Gani Adams’ OPC says will not protest pipeline surveillance contract withdrawal

ASCEN demands N46, 000 minimum wage

Ban on frozen turkey, chicken sends prices up by 35%

Helios Towers Africa appoints Kash Pandya as new Chief Executive Officer

Softening of auction demand for FGN bonds, says FBN Capital

Nigerian equities dip further by N87billion

Fuel crisis takes toll on food prices, inflation inches to 9.2%

Shipowners look to Greece, Turkey, America to reclaim N648bn lost in lighterage operations

Hand over airports to private management, OPS tells government

Demand grows for Islamic finance body IILM sukuk

Access Bank sees retail banking turning to profit

Liberia confirms new Ebola case as outbreak spreads

Transcorp, Nigerian Breweries record first-half pretax profit

NSCDC arrests 3 suspected pipeline vandals in Aba

Over reliance on oil, gas can no longer sustain Nigerian economy

Spain buys €6.5bn oil from Nigeria

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nigeria, JV partners earn $3.44bn in June

Stakeholders proffer basis for utilisation of N714bn bailout funds

Recapitalisation as basis for banks’ strong equity capital

Our ‘unviable’ states

Lessons learnt from first half of 2015

Ministerial consent for assignment of oil, gas leases: To be or not to be

Stanbic IBTC records N68bn gross revenue in 2015 half year

Let’s tackle the monster called NNPC  

Internal policy division seen in Buhari’s position on subsidy

The Economist and the CBN

Coscharis launches Jaguar Land Rover 5-year warranty package

FG urges Thailand investments in Nigeria’s rice, other sub-sectors

Parliament passes Petroleum Revenue Management Bill

Renault’s ‘Talisman’ reveals chic luxury sedan

Expert fears capacity loss following mergers & acquisition

NICON Insurance recognised on quality standard

Frequently asked questions on insurance (2)

Access Bank enhances financial inclusion via multi-channel payment solution

Gas overtakes coal at US power stations

Nigeria seeks global action on repatriation of stolen funds

Court frees Lamido and two sons

NBC jams signals of Biafra Radio, haunts for sponsors

JAMB slashes cut off marks for admission

Chain Reactions clinches Etisalat PR account

Market Watch: Investors’ networth drops N87bn on profit taking

FCMB Capital Markets facilitates US$445m Accugas deal

Stanbic IBTC aims to carry out ₦20.4bn rights issue this year

Shell to begin exports from Forcados Terminal after two-month closure

States raise bonds worth ₦600bn in 10 years

NACCIMA tasks manufacturers on product improvement

Eid-el-Fitr: FG declares Friday, Monday public holidays

Begging ban: AD lauds El-Rufai, urges beggars to redirect skills

“Siege mentality” grips underfire NNPC

LASPARK to plant 10m trees in Lagos by 2020

EU offers Afghanistan $45.4m for health sector

Nokia may re-enter mobile phone market through licensing

NOSDRA mourns victim of Agip’s pipeline explosion

Inflation rises to 9.2 percent in June

How to create your own antivirus in one month?

World Bank, IMF to help improve tax system in developing nations

NSE All-Share Index drops further by 0.32%

Buhari approves N160/$ for pilgrimage

Again, Oshiomhole accuses Okonjo-Iweala of prosecuting Jonathan’s re-election with $1bn

Petrol dealers insist on selling above pump price

Lagos lawmakers say Buhari’s pace not worrisome

French National Day holds in Port Harcourt

‘Banks responsible for prolong fuel scarcity’

Naira falls across markets on strong demand

‘Subsidy can only be removed by amending Price Control Act 1977’

Monday, July 13, 2015

Buhari’s first major appointments signal work’s about to begin

Strong dollar weakens purchasing power of holiday seekers

FGN securities set to attract broader range of investors amid FMDQ OTC listing

Fiscal Responsibility Act: Curbing the irresponsibility in many states

Save democracy, save Nigerians (2)

Beyond the bailout

On the presidential bailout for states

Union assurance restructuring pays off as premium income hits N3.12 billion

Logistics critical to unlocking $10bn e-commerce potential in Nigeria

Lekki Gardens in ambitious projection, targets 1m housing units by 2023

Spectranet introduces amazing offer, with free gigabytes

Mouka expands retail footprint, with Abuja depot

Keith Richards to address CSR in growing economy at NIPR convention

Skye Bank tells its story in new television commercial

Shelter Afrique partners Ogun housing corporation on N2bn housing scheme

FCTA assures OPS on serviced land for housing projects

Harpic gets new brand ambassador, unveils All-in-One toilet solution

Court releases Oronsaye pending bail hearing

Teachers urge to strengthen career development option through Maltina Teacher of Year project

President Buhari appoints new Service Chiefs, NSA

Number of internet users hit 88 million

NSE All-Share Index drops further by 0.32 per cent

DMO lists FGN bonds, TBs worth ₦7.6trillion on FMDQ OTC platform

Ambode rescues accident victim in Lagos

Helios Towers Nigeria changes name to HTN Towers

Students undergoes leadership training to boost cognate skills

Posterscope enters Nigeria, hosts Out-of-Home media conference on digital

Nigeria refineries before July 2015

Kebbi Govt, CBN collaborate to boost paddy rice production

OPEC sees more balanced oil market in 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari sacks heads of army, navy and air force

BoA seeks more funding, repositioning of agric sector

NOTAP urges FG to establish National Research Fund

Suicide attacks killed at least 12 in northern Cameroon

Life Continental Breweries offers additional N3m grant to 12 young entrepreneurs

South Africa’s MTN considers job cuts

‘80% of Nigeria’s maritime resources yet to be tapped’

‘APC is making same mistakes that cost PDP the Presidency’

Nigerian economic situation gets messier as crude oil prices decline further

Inter-bank rates to rise as investors key into DMO re-opening bond

Gas explosion kills 7, injures 2 in Jigawa

Cashless policy: Banks implement charges on cash withdrawals nationwide

Nigeria miners to launch microfinance bank in 2016

World Bank, IMF to help improve tax system in developing countries

FG heads to FMDQ OTC market for N7.6trn securities listing

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Stock market sheds N400bn as policy delay, forex uncertainty bite

Businesses count woes as taxes, insecurity mount

Real estate investors confident amid uncertainties in economy

The states and sustainable public finance

Seven up bottling performance validates aggressive market penetration

Saraki, Dogara and the breach of party discipline

100 years posthumous birthday of Adegoke Adelabu

University ratings and relevance

Forex closure, restriction expose poor local content in manufacturing

Builders liability insurance…protecting the third-party

Food, beverage firms bemoan harsh operating environment

IEI pays $1.3m claims to Niger Delta power holding Company                                                 

Nigeria will develop faster under a thriving SME Culture – P&G

What’s important about this time in your financial plan?

Cash-strapped textile firms battle higher production cost, insecurity  

Why you need to start savings

Money moves that will strengthen your marriage

Five money conversations you should have before you get married

PwC named world’s second most attractive employer for business students

MainOne to raise $300 million for West African expansion

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tertiary / Higher Education (2)

Berger paints outperforms peers as profit spikes

Can Oliseh take Super Eagles to higher level?

Teachers and falling standard of education

Nigerian states mulling bonds as revenue falls, regulator says

Growth in mobile broadband puts pressure on existing spectrum allocation

Plunging household spending poses new threat to Nigerian economic growth story

Social media network faces challenges reaching rural populations, experts say

West African travel business pushes ahead at Accra Weizo

The climax of ‘Upper’ experience with Virgin Atlantic

Top pre-season club rankings

Friday, July 10, 2015

Asian Banker identifies First bank most strong in Nigeria

Zenith Bank builds strong confidence among stakeholders via three BSI Certifications

Pipeline explosion kills 12, injures 3 at Agip’s oil field

UBA raises ₦11.5 billion from rights issue

Report dampens President Buhari’s power reform promises

World’s poorest need $160 a year to end hunger, says United Nations

Auto industry gets boost as TATA invests $8m

Naira loses as CBN focuses less on parallel market

FG issues ₦50bn Treasury bills

Naira hits fresh low on black market as govt funds hit currency

NSE to delist three companies

DPR says marketers causing artificial scarcity

Boko Haram attacks Buni Yadi in Yobe

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Basel II whittles down dividend payout on NSE to N377bn

37 new bills ready for Reps consideration

NFF and challenge of a new Super Eagles coach

Access Bank emerges Best Flow House in Africa

Insurers mull national flood policy to reduce citizen’s exposure

‘Airtel emergence as world’s 3rd largest operator down to business model’

What kind of mother is Nigeria?

Africa Re premium income grows 7% to $718 million

Making big difference with small changes

Don’t ban ogogoro, brand it!

Population and the environment

Ice teardrops

Seven energy parleys with small and medium enterprises on gas supply

HP: Repositioning for greater service delivery

Susan Boyle: My family values

Oil re – enters bear market

Children and apps: Should we fear the iNanny?

NB in brand extension as Triple X, Africa’s herbal beer debuts

Appreciating our culture

Late presentation fuelling breast cancer in Nigeria

Airtel boosts maternal health in northern Nigeria

Fall in maize grown troubles FAO

“Poverty reduction and youth empowerment, any role for corporate social investment”

Availability of electricity in rural areas will enhance agric sector growth, says NERC chair

CBN dismisses ‘parallel market’ role in determination of naira exchange rate

Renaissance Capital names Temi Popoola head of Nigerian equities

West African exchanges begin integration of sub-region’s capital markets

Naira at new low on black market as dollar shortage persists

Non-payment of capacity, energy charges may trigger liquidity crunch – NBET

Nigerian equities value declines further by N119bn

Gridlock: DAPPMAN, Lagos to expand capacity of tankers parking lot

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Manufacturing suffers as ECOWAS tariff takes off

Foreign reserves in healthy rise to $32bn says Emefiele

Lenders loan growth to slump as economic crisis heightens

A journey in the bus of hope

The sense in Elumelu’s boot camp

Unimpressive H1 results may further dampen investor confidence

Tell your insurer all he requests to know…

Who will repay our mounting debts?

From bubbles to bridges

Heritage Bank reiterates commitment to offering innovative services

Pension index to consider equities free float

Actis exits Mouka Limited

Maintenance tips that extend life of your appliances

Bovi confirms multimillion Naira deal with Glo

Global IPO patterns change as activity moves to private markets

Sesby Travels declares N1bn on ticket sales in 2014

End of Boko Haram is in sight- Buhari

Stocks fall to 3-mth low as naira weakness persists

FG agrees to pay ₦159bn subsidy debt

Nigeria, Indonesia trade volume hits $4bn

APM Terminals invests ₦80.5bn on yard expansion – David Scov

Rivers govt. says N30bn loan is for rehabilitation, reconstruction of roads

Agriculturist to youths: Go into plantain, banana farming

EFCC confirms arrest, detention of two former governors

World Bank boosts research findings in another Nigerian university with $8m

Mansard Insurance transforms to AXA Mansard

Banks lose N6.19bn to fraud in one year

Lagos presents cheques to 243 tanker fire victims

AIB investigates Emirates, Hak Air ground collision at Lagos airport

NDIC operating income up 28.73% to N66.94bn

NAICOM gives firms September 31 deadline to clear all outstanding claims

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

No fiscal help as Emefiele battles naira weakness alone

CBN to restructure states’ loans

Importers groan as Customs returns to 100% manual cargo inspection

Buhari says will continue with agric policy, GESS

Integrity, culture and compliance

Statesmanship and the Greek crisis

Small businesses are also waiting

Women’s network explores funding options for agribusinesses

Who moved our cheese?

Old Mutual acquires 13.6% Abraaj holdings in UAP insurance Company

C-Class Coupe fighter headed to Frankfurt Motorshow

Fidelity Bank sees 2015 pretax profit of N23.5 bln

Suregifts pioneers gift vouchers for Nigerian firms

NSC moves to achieve efficient service delivery, timely cargo clearance

Six banks to control 75% market share in long term

Ortom urges Benue farmers to intensify soya bean cultivation

Airtel out with new internet package for wider social media connections

NAICOM confirms Bayode Samuel NICON Insurance MD

NCRIB canvasses for improved insurance culture

Chicken Republic in expansion strategy to leverage Nigeria’s QSR potential

Major equities record price depreciation on NSE

Smoking-related deaths rise to 8 million a year by 2030

AfDB calls for more efforts to combat illicit financial outflows from Nigeria

Customs destroys N70 m worth of poultry products

Funds for relief package drawn from NLNG dividends, says presidency

Perm Secs brief Buhari, clarify handover notes

Nigeria, Indonesia can play greater roles in global economy, says envoy

Saudi Arabia to invest $10bn in Russia

NEMA, NSA collaborate to tackle maritime crimes

Nigeria records ₦700bn mobile money transactions in 3 years

Bomb kills dozens in Zaria, gunmen open fire on crowd

President Buhari advised to overhaul oil sector, increase debt

Tribunal orders INEC to produce Taraba governorship election materials for inspection

Empowering rural dwellers via small-scale farming

Sokoto Govt. doles out N 9.7m foodstuff, clothes to indigent women

SEC sets July deadline for market operators proposing reclassification

Total, large cap stocks lead market to negative start

FG to sell ₦70 billion in bonds

Economy faces further threat as dockworkers plan to shut ports

Naira at new record low of ₦233 on parallel market

Concept Nova now in Warri

WHO calls for higher tobacco taxes

World Bank laments lack of social safety nets to world’s poorest

Fuel queues build up as PPMC, banks cut credit to marketers

Explosion kill 20 in Zaria

Abraaj Group buys majority stake in Mouka

WHO, UNICEF say world’s 2.36bn people lack basic, hygienic toilet

UN advises Nigeria to prepare for post- insurgency North East

Buhari’s slow action creates room for sacked agencies to return to ports

UBA introduces simplified process for BVN registration

Naira gains as demand pressure slows at inter-bank

Nigeria takes critical legal steps to launch as Africa’s financial hub

Help government diversify economy, Dangote tells local investors

PPPRA, LPG marketers on collision course over proposed pricing template

Monday, July 06, 2015

States’ fortunes dip as govs abandon natural resources for Abuja cake

FG Shares $1.7bn with states, LGs

Apapa gridlock: Survey says ports need more automation

Save democracy, save Nigerians (1)

The pros and cons of the CBN ban

Nigeria’s N600bn broadband income entangled in structural frailties

Multichoice under investigation over poor service delivery, says CPC

Inagbe Island: A real estate destination at middle of nowhere

“At Bluebird Communications ethics, professionalism and integrity key for business success”

Buhari’s lack of economic blueprint discouraging investors, experts say

Average Nigerian not well placed to cope with increasing consumer prices – report

Why the Greek bailout failed

CWG business model yield fruits

‘Right environment for career growth should be organisations’ priority’

‘Talent availability, retention threaten growth, expansion in Africa’

PTDF endorses call for Nigeria to adopt modular refineries to end energy crises

Ginger Ale health drink enters Nigerian market

‘Nigerian businesses need to align their strategies with their environment’

Personal attitudes and workplace performance (3)

EU assistance to Africa to hit €1.1bn in 2020

Fidelity Bank raises $151mln via bond issue to boost lending

Fidelity Bank sees 2015 pretax profit at N23.5bn

Honda begins production of Accord sedans in Nigeria

‘We are serious about doing business in Nigeria’

CEO of MTN’s South Africa business resigns

JUTH resident doctors suspend strike

Association wants Buhari to revive Ajaokuta, other steel coys

Greece Finance Minister resigns after `no’ vote

EU says referendum result widens gap with Greece

5 ships laden with petroleum products arrive Lagos ports

Jos blasts: 44 killed, 47 injured

BASG explains exclusion of allowances in LGC, teachers salaries for June 2015

Naira at record low of 232 to dollar on black market

Attacks on restaurant, mosque kill 44 in Jos

Fidelity Bank raises 30 billion naira in bond

Black market dealers signal Nigeria fuel crisis far from over

Stakeholders caution government over APC recommendation on PIB

CBN raises alarm over movement of foreign currencies across Nigerian borders

AMCON, NCAA, Ministry receive knocks for fuelling aviation sector crises

Over N300bn investment at risk with new drug distribution guideline

Nigeria LNG clarifies role in dry-dock project

Sunday, July 05, 2015

Buhari considering recommendation to deregulate gas prices, boost supply

Nigeria’s economic fundamentals remain strong, says CBN

Apapa gridlock: Business leaders want FG, Lagos to tackle root causes

Nigeria’s revenue woes worsen with N260bn shortfall in FIRS target

Magna Carta: Celebrating a great charter of liberty

This democracy is costly!

What’s insurance to you…a need or a want?

Legacy equity unit-holders approve N0.087 dividend pay-out

Pharma industry’s N300bn investment threatened by CET, NNDG

Nigeria’s non-oil revenue collection still lacklustre

Power: NERC proposes micro grid scheme for manufacturers

Five easy ways to be a safe and savvy online shopper

MasterCard deepens awareness on cashless culture with Priceless Moment initiative

RMB eyes new opportunities in port, power infrastructure financing

LBS entrepreneurship fair addresses youth empowerment, poverty

Mobile technology puts African business owners ahead

Digitalising SMEs

Persuade contractors to use local steel products, manufacturers urge FG

NDPHC unhappy over unfinished 338 MW Egbema power plant after 9yrs

Nigeria FDI inflows slip in 2014

First 30 dry days of Buhari

Obasanjo, Tinubu not Yoruba leaders – Afenifere

$2.1bn: Oshiomhole, Okonjo-Iweala impasse goes viral

Nigerians rage over Buhari’s lop-sided appointments

Saturday, July 04, 2015

NFF sacks Keshi as coach of Super Eagles

FIFA Women’s World Cup final: USA seeks 2011 revenge against Japan

Babatunde Raji Fashola, the irrefutably astounding transformational leader

Tertiary / Higher Education (1)

5 Tips to a great business conversation

Between Buhari and Bukharin

Pay TV: There is huge market yet untapped – ACTV boss

CBN deposit rules hurting profit – First Bank CEO

Nigerian agriculture ranks 132nd out of 188 on mechanization scale

Dynamics and importance of bonds (2)

Leisure gets better at Inagbe Resort with Explore Card

F1: Hamilton eyes third British Grand Prix prize

Customer service at msme level-can the banks help out?

Imperfectly perfect

OPEC oil output hits three-year high in June on Iraq

Building a buy to let portfolio

Adding recreational activities at work boost your productivity energy

British Airways: Building a future for Nigerian aviation industry

Increasingly competitive business environment spurs growth in ICT adoption

Buhari cabinet delay linked to search for untainted officials

Friday, July 03, 2015

Nadal doubts Wimbledon future

Buhari seeks more effective global coalition against terrorism

Tribunal dismisses petition against Gov. Ayade

Don identifies continuing education as tool to reducing illiteracy

Niger govt. inaugurates 2 committees to ascertain state finance, infrastructure

French President warns African leaders to respect constitutions or face turmoil

Transcorp to spend $1.575 bln to boost power capacity by 2018

Chinese stocks meltdown shows no sign of ending

Apapa gridlock: Stop treating the symptoms, OPS charges governments

Orange links Nigeria with two more countries on $700m cable

FIRS generates N1.85trn in 6 months

Naira exchanges at N231/$ on strong demand from importers

Chinese government invites PHCCIMA for business talks

PDP, finding its voice in opposition

Eket residents lament as flood sweeps houses

We are refugees in our land, Bakassi returnees cry out

IPP: Oyo understudies Lagos model

NIPC tightens economic ties with foreign missions to boost non-oil export

Domestic operators lose over $180m to bird strike incidents annually – AON

‘Sustainable profit, cash flow key to optimal financial performance’

Ambode appoints Okonji new GM of electricity board

OPEC over-supplies dampen rise in oil prices

Terminal operator bemoans inconsistent policies at ports

Thursday, July 02, 2015

GSM operators turn to hi-tech remote control for growth

Ex-VP Sambo on the spot over privatisation payments to Canadian firm

FUNAAB says fishes in Lagos Lagoon poisonous, warns Nigerians to beware

The Ahmed Joda Interview

Union Assurance recurring losses calls for restructuring

Of unpaid salaries and our public finance

Can Argentina end 12-year cup drought?

Dynamics and importance of bonds (1)

Chip veteran attempts telecoms turnround

Nigeria and outsourcing: Move out and move up

Driftwood Surfboards

Don’t base your investment plans on immediate past

Nigeria-USA Chamber to raise $1bn infrastructure fund

UNICEF marks day of the African child

Recalibrated X6 Coupe makes Nigeria entry

Ndidi Nwuneli, a social entrepreneur of astounding reputation

UAE based firm consolidates East African Presence with Essar acquisition

Project Smile: Industrialists, Oral-B, others to support dental makeover program

Iran eyes $100 bn of investments in oil industry

FG to submit national plan on climate change to UN in September

Buhari appoints Daura DG SSS

Thailand places $1bn dollars order for Chinese submarines

Accord party urges tribunal to strike out APC’s petition

China earmarks $451m to combat heavy metal

Naira on the ropes in black market, cedi to rally

Oil workers excited as Buhari dissolves NNPC board

Aremu blasts Ayuba over NLC crisis

Kaduna govt to partner BudgIT on open budget system

Foundation donates to disabled children

Delta community laments huge electricity bills without power supply

New FAO-OECD report sees steady decline in food prices over next decade

Dangote acquires 16,000 hectares for commercial farming in Jigawa

Stanbic IBTC Asset Management wins ‘best mutual fund provider’ in Nigeria

Mutual Benefits Assurance reports impressive FY’14 profit

Stock market loses N203billion as profit taking weighs

Farmer association urges CBN to block importers of textiles access to forex

Most of Nigeria’s public primary schools lack electricity

NSE market capitalisation loses N203bn amid profit-taking

‘NLNG should not take N300Bn heavy vessel repair yard to Badary’

We’re already working – APC

South Korea turns to cheap spot crudes from Nigeria, others as glut grows

62-year-old docked over N1.4m fraud

Reps to implement UN Convention against corruption – Dogara

CBN seeks increased commitment by regulators on sustainable financing

PDP zones positions in NASS

‘28.9% of Nigerians ignorant they have rising BP

NAHCO’s new tariff receives NCAA’s approval

Buhari goes from Nigeria’s change champion to ‘Baba go slow’

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After 30 days, analysts point at economy quick wins for Buhari

World Bank approves US$200m to boost public finance, investment in Lagos

GSM operators under pressure as economic crisis hits telecoms

Buhari and the journey of a thousand miles

Nigerian stocks drop most in 12 weeks and Naira hit as Buhari delays cabinet

The parable of the two bus drivers

Attractive valuation may incite buy sentiment at Nigerian bourse

MainOne invests over $300m in West Africa IT infrastructure

Guinness High finance cost weighs profitability level

Europe’s attack on Greek democracy

Be part of your money and you will make more money

DAAR Communication loss position highlights Media House woes

Nigerian legal market takes the spotlight at Law Digest Africa Awards

Airline partners Etisalat over rewards to loyal customers

ASF tasks Buhari on speedy assent to anti-torture bill

MRA calls on presidency to secure membership of open government partnership for Nigeria

A challenging issuance calendar for the DMO –FBN Capital

How to avoid home buyer’s remorse before it’s too late

Naira weakens further on parallel market

FG to raise N50.4bn in T-bills

Osun civil servants reject one-month salary payment

Kano Govt. restates commitment to support agricultural sector

$28bn middle-class purchasing power buoys real estate sector 16% annual growth

Guinness makes leadership changes

APC lists Buhari’s achievements so far

MainOne invests $300m in broadband expansion push

OPEC oil output hits 3-year high in June despite Nigeria, Libya outages

Fishermen applaud CBN on forex restriction

NERC moves against Discos over metering plan abuse

Bankrupt states: Why successors may not speak up against predecessors

Foreign reserves fall to $29bn by June 26

Nigeria’s total debt rises to N12.1trn

41 insurance firms meet June 30 submission deadline

FRC links firms’ financial difficulties to weak corporate governance

Senate won’t delay in confirmation of ministerial nominees – Saraki

Joda committee recommends merger of 6 airlines over N130bn debt

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

OPS warns economy threatened by non-payment of salaries

Helios, Vitol linked firm takes N62bn stake in Oando downstream

For the sake of Nigeria!

Genesis energy, Norwegian Hydro group sign MOU on Nigeria power solution 

Nigeria’s 5 year vehicles imports worth N6.3tr

Railway and Nigeria’s development

Of Africapitalism and Afropreneur

Nigeria’s insurance sector rife for consolidation and growth

Experts want shipping firms to invest in training of seafarers, bridge manpower gap

Mechanisation key to reducing food import bill – Hargrave

Midlife upgrade for MB-CLS

Smuggling of imported poultry products not likely to end soon

Bank customers face online transaction restrictions as BVN registration deadline ends

All-new Chevrolet Cruze targets 40 global markets

Bank for International Settlements warns of emerging market risks

US shale equity sales slow as oil retreats

Energy-saving LG products get top ratings in UK, China

‘Currency adjustment has a strong political element in Nigeria’

NIMASA domesticates 5 IMO laws to improve safety of ships at sea

How much money do you need in savings?