Businessday Nigeria Archive for September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016

NEITI calls on government to enact new law for petroleum sector

Dress them their age… and appropriately too!

La Liga’s three-horse race reignited

Get design creative with wallpapers

STI boss charges young entrepreneurs to embrace insurance culture

New malaria vaccine indicates breakthrough for Nigeria’s unpleasant record

FG confirms plans to build ranches, grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen 

Immigration recruitment : NIS boss absolves former Perm sec and deputy director

FCTA parleys Indian delegation on agriculture, waste management

Budget padding: Reps. can’t be gagged by any arm of govt. – Reps spokesman

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho clears the air with boss Jurgen Klopp

Edo: Sheriff denies celebrating APC’s victory

Reps task Indian government on vocational education on technology

OPEC cuts back. NSE-ASI up 0.04%

Saturday, Saturday Medicine

NNPC can help Nigeria out of recession – Obasanjo

Dasuki absent from trial

Eurobond investors warm to Nigeria as OPEC deal aids rally

PDP supporters protest Edo guber results

INDEPENDENCE DAY : FG declares Monday as public holiday

Reps move to probe PPMC, oil marketers over N500bn debts

Operators of baby factory risk 10 years imprisonment

Godwin Obaseki wins 11 out of 18 LGAs

Breaking News: INEC releases results for 9 LGAs in Edo

“Government would come in prepared to take some recommendations so that we can hit the ground running,” Bukar

OPEC’s deal lifts more than oil as mining stocks to metals jump

Nigeria’s estimated $60 bn E-commerce market wobbles on broadband penetration, cyber security

New prime minister named in Gabon

Google, Facebook, Amazon and others have teamed up to make AI seem less creepy

We bombed the Unenurhie-Evwreni delivery line in Ughelli south/north – NDJM

State house

NSIA targets $1.6bn investment for Nigeria

Experts say Nigeria’s agric not sustainable due to gross underfunding

NCS generated N463bn from excise duties in 15 years – Ali

Amosun signs agreement with Petrolex on refinery in Ogun

APGA candidate calls for cancellation of Edo guber results

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Money Laundering: Court admits Oronsaye’s statement in evidence

OPEC reaches first deal to cut oil output since 2008 – sources

Nigeria’s economy beyond oil

CBN settles $180m OTC FX futures contract

Curbing rising cases of domestic, gender based violence in Nigeria

Nigeria needs specialisation, not diversification

Nigeria, Zuckerberg, and a national selfie

More listed Coys still deficient in shares free float

Franco-Nigerian Chamber of Commerce seeks linkages between French and Nigerian e-commerce sector

Failed concession agreements rekindle bitter memories for investors

Our last chance saloon?

Unity Bank partners women group on entrepreneurship development

National Assembly to boost youth participation in governance, says Saraki

PDP Chieftain decries DSS harassment of party members in Edo North

FG set to roll out intervention fund for mining operators

Akeredolu may be replaced before election, Senator declares

Aero staff march against liquidation

Total appoints Abiodun Afolabi into board of directors

Jibrin’s Suspension: Falana to file contempt of court charges against Reps

4 million businesses actively advertise on Facebook globally

NNPC re-commissions 87.70 million litres petroleum products tanks

APC National Chairman Oyegun allegedly losses unit to PDP

FG yet to decide on sale of national assets- Lai Mohammed

Ize-Iyamu accuses two APC governors of rigging in Edo

IOC sanctions 3 boxers for betting during Rio 2016

Options for harmonising West Africa’s energy policies, regulatory frameworks

Africa’s Demographics Spurs Private Equity Interest in Financial Services

NEITI urges Buhari to fast track passage of PIB

BlackBerry stops making phones

APC Crisis: Atiku backs Tinubu, blasts Party

Edo poll: NAWOJ President commends high voter turnout

Reps. to probe N350bn airlines bail-out fund

Chinese investors pay $68.2m for Sydney property

Expert urges FG to establish solar system technology hubs

Reps., UK House of Commons parley on security legislation

Oshiomhole alleges snatching of card reader in okpoji by PDP thugs

Insights on viable investment options in recession to dominate discussions at REU confab

Nigeria slips to 127 in Global Competitiveness ranking

Former INEC Chair, Amina Zakari commends new voting procedure

Christopher Nyong, appointed to International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board

OCCIMA to play key role to fuse South East chambers of commerce

Canada approves giant LNG project

Driving skill

Accreditation, voting continue on a peaceful note in Edo

Reps: Ethics Committee may propose indefinite suspension for Jibrin

Recession: Businesses at risk as cost-cutting, debt burden squeeze FM industry

Dollar edges up from one-month low vs. yen, focus on Fed speakers

Wells Fargo CEO Stumpf to forfeit $41 million in unvested equity amid independent probe

Accreditation and voting begin in Edo State

Saudi Arabia-Iran rivalry the stumbling block for an oil deal, analysts say

Tight security as 1.9m voters decide new governor in Edo today

NSE indicators slide 0.05% – agric and oil stock drag index lower

Shimon Peres, ex-Israeli president and PM, dies at 93

Should sustainable tourism influence where you sleep?

Blogging for money, Verastic tells all

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Reps. back establishment of State, Community police

Lagos set to host CHOISEUL 100 Africa amid Lorot’s visit

1.9m voters to decide APC, PDP governorship candidates’ fate

Senate probes Buhari’s minister, MTN, 4 banks for repatriating $13bn illegally

FG set to recapitalise BoA, hails Dangote’s stride in agric sector

APC leaders rally support for Oyegun, applaud his leadership prowess

Experts canvass mechanisation to boost agric productivity

Who does the change begin with?

FG moves to raise automaker confidence in Nigeria

ASUS unveils ZenWatch 3

We are positioned for strong flow between China and Africa -Stan. Chartered CEO

Allardyce quits England job after one match in charge

Homeownership still mirage despite 48% mortgage market growth to N516bn

Edo Guber: APC bribes INEC officials with N2mn to write results-PDP alleges

Dogara, Tambuwal in private meeting with Buhari

Senate swears-in two senators

Senate probes minister, MTN, four banks for repatriating $13bn

2019 polls in danger without RECs — Senate

Edo poll: Allegation of accredited PDP observers untrue – INEC

Deutsche Bank shares fall further to fresh low

Samsung hit with new claim of flaming phone

Taruwa is where we gather on Tuesday

Helicopter crashes en route to Chevron Angola oil platform, at least four dead

OPEC freeze not likely, but Nigerian oil minister says ‘honesty’ is real progress

Uber launches global assault on food delivery market

4 in helicopter crash en route to Chevron Angola oil platform

Alton Towers operator Merlin fined £5m over Smiler crash

Toure slams FIFA for scrapping Anti-racism taskforce

Lagos set to host CHOISEUL 100 Africa amist Lorot’s visit

Nigeria plans 2023 sugar self-sufficiency even as woes mount

Edo Poll: NSCDC deploys 15,250 personnel

Senate opposes sale of national assets

S.A union NUM: Ramaphosa for president

Senior entrepreneurs: Ditching rocking chairs for the boardroom hotseat

US shale gas arrives in the UK for the first time … and causes quite a stir

FG to raise N250-340 bn in bonds in Q4 – debt office

Operation Crocodile Tears – second phase imminent

US gives $41m extra aid to Boko Haram victims across Lake Chad region

Senate orders Bello to impose N50,000 fine cow loitering in FCT

Reviving the abandoned smaller hydro-electric projects in Nigeria

First U.S shale gas arrives Scotland

Clinton puts Trump on defensive in first debate

Mexican Peso jumps, stocks rally as Clinton seen as debate winner

”You have experience but bad experience” says Trump to Clinton in blistering debate

DRC unrest tops agenda as Kabila meets Pope in private visit

Indian Vice President arrives Nigeria with business delegation

Togo’s national football championship kicks off

Shell shuts down major crude oil export line

Getting an agreement to cut output in Algeria won’t be a piece of cake

Monday, September 26, 2016

N330bn Fine: NCC confirms it has reached agreement with MTN

US election: Clinton and Trump argue over jobs

FG to sell off 5% of its LNG shares to raise FX

Sale of Assets: NLC set to shut down economy, mobilises protest

Naira falls across FX markets, hits N445/$ in parallel market

Kwara launches N255bn special infrastructure fund

UNICEF to partner govt. to stop violence against children

Kano partners French Embassy in educational development

Anxiety over wasting $8bn fabrication assets

Nigerian government in massive infrastructure development to fight economic recession

HASAL Microfinance launches ORBIT-R Banking Application

The impact of innovation to the real estate economy

How oil companies can beat low price challenge

Recession and the option of selling public assets

Mint economies: Returns are tinged with risks

Buhari‎ approves appointment of heads of 13 agencies

MaIN Festival: Innovate, Connect and Power the Future

Nigeria shines for quality, expertise at Int’l Property Awards

Oil up 4 percent as OPEC meets

PTDF to begin use of NIPPS soon

2017 budget: Leaders calls for inclusion of business leaders, NGOs, general public

76% of UK CEOs Consider Brexit Move

One small step for Edo, a giant step for Nigeria

Assets Sale: Sen. Abaribe fears proceed could be frittered away

Trans Niger Pipeline with nation’s Bonny Light crude shut down

The Ten Wonders of Nigeria will delight you this World Tourism Day

Kenya gets Jordanian assistance in counter-terrorism efforts

AfDB aims to provide $4.1 bn to Nigeria in 2016/2017

Oil price fall is main reason for tough times in Nigeria

IPOB leader “kicks” trial judge off his case

Hollande vows to dismantle “Jungle” migrant camp

Gunman opens fire at Houston mall

China slowdown a threat to global economy – Rogoff

Nigeria army assures U.S. of respect for human rights

AOL signs ad deal with American Family Insurance

Syria conflict: US and UK speeches ‘unacceptable’ – Russia

Nigerian equity funds underperform SA peers on risk-adjusted basis

“Business as usual,” Gabon leader Ali Bongo says

Oando’s $115m divestment to help deleverage balance sheet


Is it time to go long financials?

Nigerian Army rejects dialogue with Shekau

Adeosun confirms FG ready to sell assets

Germany’s Lanxess is buying U.S Chemtura for $2.7 bn

Former IMF head begins defense in ‘Black Cards’ trial

Brexit: CEOs are making plans to leave Britain

Jets pound Aleppo as UN discusses Syria escalation

Dollar sways vs yen and euro, US presidential debate awaited

Oil prices rebound after Algeria says all options open at OPEC meeting

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Tips to allocating wealth

PZWilmar and NIFOR signed MoU on research and development.

NIBSS moves to empower young artists in university

Financial inclusion opportunities in Africa

Pitfalls to avoid when leasing or purchasing property

Arnold Palmer: ‘The King’ of golf dies at 87

Oil speculators abandon hope in OPEC’s ability to support prices

China slowdown is global economy’s biggest threat

IPOB : Nnamdi Kanu petitions NJC against Justice Tsoho

‘CBN decision to maintain interest rate is correct’

Akwa Ibom sees high returns on investment in cocoa farming

Wike ‘finds formula’ to shield Rivers from effects of recession, continue project execution

NDLEA nabs suspects with Cocaine at Lagos airport

Rio de financial trouble

NEPC laments over loss of money in export business

Remita to lead FG’s indigenous technology exhibition at GiTEX

Helicopter money is in the air

‘No serious 21st Century entrepreneur should be afraid of making mistakes’

Boff & Company seeks greater role for brokers in insurance development

Economic Recession: Reps ask FG to declare state of emergency in aviation sector

UK, US govt’s commit additional £80m, $41m to humanitarian aid in Lake

Embattled Boko Haram leader Shekau resurfaces in video

Edo Guber: APC, PDP battles INEC, police over alleged plans to compromise

NGO kicks against sale of national assets

APC calls on security agencies to investigate assault against members

Assets sale: PENGASSAN threatens strike

NCC says it received 6,163 complaints from telecoms subscribers

Pep demands more from Man City

Egypt petrol subsidy bill down 29% in 2015-2016

Economic recession: A lesson for Nigeria — Obaseki

Earth tremor: Rivers, Bayelsa communities call for investigations

NCS adopts new approach to check smuggling

Former employees file class action against Wells Fargo  

Jordan: Nahed Hattar shot dead ahead of cartoon trial

Google self-driving car crashes in California

2018 World Cup Qualifier: Rivers to host Super Eagles vs Algeria

Ex-CBN director warns against overgrazing in South East

Ex-governors’ jumbo pension package crippling states’ economies

6 million people facing threat of severe hunger in W/Africa -INGOs

Saturday, September 24, 2016

FG will not sell off all national assets – Udoma

President Buhari restates need to recharge Lake Chad waters

On the throes of kidnappers

How FG fed more power to national grid despite vandalism, sabotage – Fashola

Do you understand government people? Because I don’t

Yahoo CEO Mayer knew about data breach in July: Report

Google and Salesforce hold talks to acquire Twitter

The ways of Wike in Rivers

Ensure compliance with ban on rice importation, community leader urges FG

Mark Zukerberg, Nigerian economy and the power of ideas

Nigeria performance at Rio Olympics was not abysmal -Dalung

‘Town, gown misalignment responsible for Nigeria’s high unemployment rate’

Edo Poll: Govt. declares public holidays for election

PTDF scholars to now study in local universities

TMC talent management company berths with global best practices

Recession: Ekweremadu seeks Chinese cooperation on way out

Fund, security concerns threaten investment in shipping

Goldman Sachs said to plan 25% cut to Asia investment bank jobs

British companies visit Nigeria on business relations

Kano MFBs commence disbursement of soft loan to 15,000 SMEs

Niger Delta Avengers claim attack on Bonny crude oil export line

Experts point regulatory risk as challenge to airport concession

Chinese investors plan $250m investment in Expo Abuja Convention City

1,150 benefit as free eye-surgery ends in Lagos

FX opportunity seen in export of shoes, bags, plastics to West African market

Economic recession: NLC opposes sale of public assets

Projected increase in gas demand to boost Nigeria’s power sector by 2025

What face is your business wearing?

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fresh pains, jitters for motorists as Ijora-Apapa-Wharf road collapses with ditches, gullies

Concerns as N40bn Federal Secretariat continues to waste away amid rising housing deficit

Ghana to receive $500mn World Bank guarantee for ENI gas

Developers turn to rent-to-own to stimulate housing demand

Twitter may soon get formal bid, suitors said to include Salesforce and Google

Oil pares losses on Saudi offer to cut output as OPEC talks loom

Activists seek court ruling to bar S.A’s plan to expand nuclear power

World Bank blames poor service delivery on low productivity

Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to think positive

Defection: PDP tells INEC to declare Dariye’s seat vacant

Buhari appeals for global intervention in North-East, Lake Chad

John Terry fails to recover for Chelsea visit to Arsenal

France-Africa business forum to boost sustainable growth

Amazon fined £65,000 for breaking shipping rules

Twitter shares soar 20% on takeover talk

Ethiopia’s top diplomat in race to be next World Health Organization chief

Canadian gold mining company makes landmark acquisition in Nigeria

Over 130 bodies recovered from migrant boat capsize off Egypt

We are ready to invest in Nigeria, Nigerians in U.S assures Buhari

Sports Direct: Ashley steps in as chief executive resigns

FG prepared to pay for the release of Chibok girls

Restructuring to foster economic growth, says Amaechi

Nasarawa State Governor commends Army Chief in his bid to return normalcy

Group wants introduction of CCTV in police interrogation rooms

Oil rises on Saudi offer to cut output as OPEC talks loom

Insurgency displaced 952,029 pupils in Northeast – UN report

Economic downturn affecting the NPFL — Omakaro

MTN refutes report on bribery for fine reduction allegation

Facebook accused of overestimating video viewing by 80%

China foreign investment hits record high

EU says no to Canada trade deal

Uber rival Grab in deal with start-up nuTonomy

Ex-Hanjin boss Eun Young in $2.7m trading probe

State attacks on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Nigerian Navy nabs suspected ‘notorious’ Niger Delta militant

Dollar on track for weekly losses in wake of Fed, BOJ moves

Buhari’s assent to electronics transactions bill seen closing sector regulatory gaps

South Africa’s Eskom projects to use $11 bn to fund nuclear expansion

Nigeria’s currency woes favors top Palm-Oil producer

National Inland Waterway Authority demands N1 bn from telecommunication operators

Nigeria-China Business Council to invest $60bn in development of LGAs

Skills small businesses need to survive

US police officer charged in man’s fatal shooting

Oklahoma police officer charged in man’s fatal shooting

Israeli Leader Invites Abbas to the Knesset in UN Speech

Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Union gives SAHCOL 14-day ultimatum over poor condition of service

StarTimes hosts Chinese cultural festival

FG orders NIMASA to begin full implementation of Cabotage law

Reps probe $17bn unremitted revenue from sales of crude oil, gas

Buhari signs Paris Agreement says Nigeria to float first ever Green Bond

Eko Atlantic City set to host inaugural Made-In-Nigeria Festival

NEC wants policy dictated by consumer price, FX rate

Upwardly mobile: where they hang out in Lagos Island

Budget padding: Reps begin investigation today

Steel makers ahead as investors pump N1.7trn into economy in 3 yrs

Our culture, our tradition

Copy and paste intellectualism

8 tips healthy hair to enjoy

Coronation Capital hosts inaugural investment committee meeting

On antimicrobial resistance, it’s now or never

Budget padding: Reps begin investigation tomorrow

Appeal Court affirms Dickson’s election

Professionals fault use of force in Niger Delta as economy loses huge revenue to crisis

1,150 benefit as free eye-surgery ends today

$17bn refinery: AFREXIMBANK assures funding support to Dangote Group

PDP senator, Dariye defects to APC

Buhari signs Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Reps. propose joint National Assembly session with Buhari over recession

NSE All-Share Index down 0.17%

FIRS hunts down 700,000 firms in tax crackdown to offset oil slump

Dangote plans to buy Premier League side Arsenal

Lafarge Africa raises N60bn in bond issues

More Likes for Zuckerberg’s $3bn pledge for medicine

The war in Colombia is over, Santos tells UN

Gold refinery to open in Uganda by end of 2016

NCC to establish additional offices nationwide – Director

Cybercafe operators complain of low patronage due to smart phones

How FG, States and LGs shared N2.53trn in 7 months

Kenya’s cap on rates may hit commercial bank lending

Nigeria’s Forcados oil exports to restart

Dangote says Nigeria needs $15billion to boost economy

Adesina, 28 others join UN global fight against malnutrition

Genetically Modified Crops safe to consume, Geneticists assure Nigerians

NLC accuses FG of evading talk on minimum wage

U.S. wants more trade deals with Africa

MTN South Africa: We have reduced data prices by 73% in the past 5 years

LMC boosts Nigeria Women Football League with N10m

Fed points to US rate rise by year-end

McLaren denies Apple investment report

Congo opposition calls for new sanctions on leaders for protest deaths

Buhari says UN is welcome to intermediate for Chibok Girls release

Oil prices climb on weaker dollar, after U.S. crude stock draw

Maersk set to divide group into separate transport, energy companies

Nigeria owed $12.7bn in undeclared oil exports – court document

Fifa clears Sierra Leone FA of misuse of funds

5 Skills Every Small Business Should Invest In

Charlotte protest turns violent, Governor declares state of emergency

The US-Africa Business Forum: Expanding credit for small-scale irrigation

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The US-Africa Business Forum: Africa’s “middle class” and the “in-between” sector—A new opening for manufacturing?

Buhari writes for Bloomberg

Jibrin demands N1bn damages over alleged £1.5m UK bank

Stakeholders agree FX supply, infrastructure fix will rekindle investor confidence

Banks’ credit to private sector grows 13.5% in Q2 – CBN

Post-Ebola, West Africans flock back to bushmeat, with risk

Nigeria seen bridging rice deficit on Kebbi model

Banks credit to private sector grows by 13.5% in Q2 -CBN

Withholding Tax hike to hurt construction sector

Samsung postpones Galaxy Note 7 launch in Nigeria, begins replacement process

Barcelona plans €1bn revenue increase

Oil price recovery will be slow, analyst predicts

Canadian Petroleum buys into oil-prone block offshore Nigeria

Markets rise following unchanged key monetary policy rates

Man Utd and Man City meet in EFL Cup fourth round

Desmond Tutu released from South African hospital

Edo launches N2bn anchor borrowers programme

Like Nigeria, US Fed. holds rates, paves way for a December hike

Nigeria woos investors with new fiscal incentives

Abuja chamber disagrees with FG over December recovery prediction

Jibrin risks suspension over budget padding allegations against Dogara, others

Court declares Dikko, Salihu wanted for contempt

NSE-ASI continues positive trend appreciating 0.02%

Senators disagree with Saraki over sale of national assets

BOE to cut again as economists, OECD paint gloomy 2017 picture

Ondo state is ready for electoral materials: INEC

Paralympians should be rewarded with houses, scholarships – Ekeoma

Niger Delta security dialogue: Key stakeholders converge in Rivers

Recession: We must demonstrate purposeful leadership – Dogara

Botswana President Khama tells Mugabe to step aside

House of Reps in noisy session over budget padding

EU plans fresh mobile roaming charges

Ghana: Call to remove Gandhi statue over ‘racist views’

Bank of Japan alters policy to spur economic growth

Egypt migrant boat capsize kills 29

S&P hikes oil price forecast for 2016, says demand growth likely to continue

Oil rises after unexpected drop in U.S. crude inventories

Fresh skirmishes break-out between army and Boko Haram

Armajaro’s ward sees dry weather threatening Ghana’s Cocoa Crop

Samsung in China row over Note 7 catching fire

US holds Russia responsible for deadly on Syria

Court upholds Bello’s election as Kogi state’s governor

Africa Left in Dark as $9.7 Billion Obama Power Plan Falls Short

Oil prices rise on reported US crude stock draw, Norway strike


Oil prices rise on reported US crude stock draw, firm Japan imports

Obama, Netanyahu meeting a capstone to years of testy ties

Buhari reiterates call for international legal framework to enforce anti-corruption measures

Ahmad Rahami charged over New York and New Jersey bombs

Syria conflict: US ‘holds Russia responsible’ for deadly aid attack

Nigeria gets Rotary’s $8.15mn to stem recent polio outbreak

Falana misrepresented me on EFCC prosecutorial powers- Agbakoba

NPA looks to UK for export of Nigerian produce, infrastructure development

RMAFC disagrees with calls for sale of Nigeria’s LNG

FX earnings of top 100 exporters decline to $831.17mn

Naira pressure persists after CBN keeps rates unchanged

Obama promises Buhari continued assistance in agriculture

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Citing stretched monetary policy CBN leaves rates unchanged

Foreign exchange earnings of top 100 exporters decline to US$831.17m

Stakeholders canvass adoption of best fit models for airport concessioning

Naira pressure persists after CBN keeps interest rates unchanged

Policy options for economic recovery

Kaztec Engineering to lift local content, invests $800mn on fabrication yard

Sheriff, Makarfi agree to reconcile

FG, States,LGs share N510bn for August as revenues ramp up

Govs Committee meet with Osinbajo, discuss economy, shortfall in monthly allocations

Upward trend at the NSE. ASI gains 1.33%

APC, PDP supporters clash again in oshiomhole’s constituency

Forcados oil exports expected to resume end Sept/early Oct

GlaxoSmithKline names Emma Walmsley as new chief executive

Soros to spend $500m to help migrants

Deadlock in wage talks between unions and S.A’s Amplats

At least 37 killed by Congo security forces in two days of violence: HRW

After the last race at the Olympic games 2

China nuclear developers must seek public consent – draft rules

Ibori appeals his conviction, seeks independent investigation

Pinewood Studios to expand into China

Football legend Pele arrives Nigeria Wednesday

ICC accuses Kenya of being ‘non-cooperative’ in the case against Kenyatta

Stocks and dollar subdued as Fed, BOJ meetings begin

Michel Temer vows to spend political capital on reforming Brazil

Farah and Rose named in latest Fancy Bears leak

Supreme Court decide on Kogi election today

Violent protests erupt in Congolese capital against Kabila

UN suspends all aid convoys to Syria

Monday, September 19, 2016

Recession: Government is on top of the situation

Nigeria’s Paralympic powerlifters show football stars the way

UN aid convoy hit by warplanes in Syria

Harnessing the Potentials of Micro, Small and Medium Scale Energy Projects in Nigeria

NY, NJ bombings: Suspect charged with attempted murder of officers

Recession:Senate meets economic experts today

Cyber hackers publish medical data for Farah, Nadal and Rose

Reps divided across party lines over Dogara’s removal

Lagos set for bilateral discussions on 2017 budget

FCT Security Committee outlaws cattle grazing, hawking in Abuja

Naira appreciates at interbank market

Kachikwu, others identify strategies for economic recovery

Let’s eradicate the ‘GABA’ virus in Nigeria (1)

When will this blame syndrome cease? 

African central banks decide on rates

GM commits to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

How much of your goals have you realized?

Africa still rising

FG flags off N1.2bn survey for women, children welfare

Militants blow up NPDC oil pipeline in Niger Delta – youth leader

Private university integrates international ICT, E-business in academic curricular

FCMB partners LASG in youth development through Ready Set Work Initiative

Buhari appeals for support from professional bodies

Recession: Investment inflow shrinks by $2.1bn under Buhari

Oil prices edge upwards on Libya’s unrest

At least 17 dead in anti-Kabila protests in DR Congo

We inherited over 6 bln naira unpaid scholarship liabilities from Kwankwaso – Ganduje

Twitter now allows longer tweets

Blackouts, violence and now recession: Nigeria’s troubles mount

NIRSAL, BoI to offer facilities to farmers, agro-processors and input suppliers

Recession: Governors volunteer to help Buhari’s economic team

Jibrin vows to release additional damning report on Speaker Dogara, dismisses report on £1.3m UK account

Nigeria’s Finmin throws weight behind calls to ease lending rates, as CBN decides tomorrow

NSE: 3,215 deals. ASI gains 0.07%

Recession: Government is on top of the situation – Emefiele

Ericsson partners with Google to put the future of TV viewing in the hands of consumers

Oracle OpenWorld to focus on customer success, better cloud experience  

Ibom specialist hospital requires N15 billion to attain full operations

‘Civil servants connived with politicians to kill Nigeria’s refineries’

Attention shifts to Senate

Enugu Rangers coach Amakapabo eyes NPFL trophy

‘An MC is not a comedian’ – Otefe-Edebi

Nigerians in weird survival strategies amid economic recession

New York bombing suspect identified

Adeosun considers interest rates cut to improve economy

How Africa’s second richest woman Alakija gained her fortune

‘Functional school curriculum key to effective education system in Nigeria’

Australia’s busiest container port leased for $7.3 billion

Oando signs $115.8 mn midstream agreement with Helios Investment Partners

Protesters burn tyres, urging Congo president to step down

Duterte says he needs 6 months to tackle Philippine’s drug problem

Why tourists are not rushing to Nigeria

OPEC, non-OPEC deal :Oil climbs as Venezuela sees output deal, Libya suffers clashes

Central Bank’s MPC meeting begins today

Women’s Africa Cup of Nations draw completed

Syria, nuclear arms and refugees top UN Assembly agenda

Russia’s ruling party wins 54.2 percent in election after 90 percent counted

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Low dividend yields turning investors to government securities

FIRS advocates autonomy of tax administrators

Rivers can help Nigeria out of recession, Wike says

Airport concession: Sirika assures workers of job security

West Africa power summit to focus on sustainability of power

FX liquidity falls as lack of transparency threatens reform gains

Wike signs law to appoint LGA chairmen for 9 months

Nigeria could raise $55bn with asset sales to jumpstart growth

NITDA boss advocates ICT for economic diversification

CBN offers to provide FG bridging facility to cushion recession  

Aviation group opposes bailout for domestic airlines

Lagos closing in on investors for $450mn Lekki Int’l Airport – official

The Good, The Bad and The APC?

CBN selects 8 MFBs for housing microfinance scheme

Government to begin enforcement of local data hosting

Global fund plans to avert life-threatening ailments from 22mn Africans in 2016

On US-Africa policy, something don’t need to change – Elumelu

FBI investigating stabbing attack in Minnesota mall as ‘potential act of terrorism’

Kidnapped Nestoil workers released

Victorious Team Nigeria Paralympians return to rousing welcome

ISIS wing claims responsibility for Minnesota mall attack

How Oba of Lagos risked job to protect me against military torture – Osoba

Police begins mission to rescue four abducted Lekki Gardens residents

Buhari apologizes for plagiarizing Obama victory speech

Why banks don’t give long term loans- Fidelity Bank MD

Airport Concession: No job losses, Sirika assures aviation workers

CPC queries Samsung Electronics for explosion of Galaxy Note 7

Recession: Lawmaker wants FG, States, LGs to invest in agriculture

FirstNation resumes flight operations

Watford condemn Man Utd to 3rd consecutive defeat

Paralympics day ten: Fatal crash in men’s road race

Iran urges U.S. to unblock aircraft deals, seeks investors

LafargeHolcim to withdraw from several countries: chairman

Toxic fuel jeopardises health of millions of Africans

How mobile money is transforming Africa’s economies

17 soldiers killed in Indian-administered Kashmir

US says it may have struck Syrian troops while targeting IS

Investigation launched into crash that killed Iranian Paralympics cyclist

Barca win easily at Leganes, Atletico thrash Sporting

Budget padding: Don’t take Nigerians for granted – Jibrin warns Reps

‘Practical solutions to scale Nigeria’s recession’

Russia votes in parliamentary election with firm Putin grip

Six African authors you want to read from the Man Booker Prize Shortlist

Tesla’s auto pilot cars still face many huddles

Several killed in Central African Republic violence

Obama: Would be ‘personal insult’ to legacy if black voters don’t back Clinton

Saturday, September 17, 2016

New York explosion leaves dozens injured

Ondo Guber Election: Bola Aidi emerges UPN candidate

Fight against recession requires collective effort, says Dogara

Zamfara alerts on increasing malaria-related deaths among children

80 Syrian soldiers killed by U.S air strike

Government people, Nigerians are not fools abeg

Cassava and the Nigerian economy

Nigerian army recovers 55 weapons, shot dead 23 militants

Microsoft to close Skype’s London office

Iheanacho and Iwobi score as Man City, Arsenal win

Don’t use politics to destroy national unity, Dogara, Bankole tell Nigerians

Man City wins fifth straight over Bournemouth

Wells Fargo sued by customers over fraudulent accounts

Ambode flags off commissioning of 114 newly constructed roads

Syria rebels using truce to regroup – Putin

FG to support farmers with facilities for all-year farming – Ogbeh

Bank slump triggers worst week in three months for Europe stocks

Chelsea vs Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp hails Reds for playing ‘football like hell’

Obama to meet with Iraq, Nigeria, Colombia leaders at UN Assembly

Ex ICPC boss to be honoured at legal awards

Syria war: Rebels ‘regrouping’ under ceasefire – Putin

Drivers caught using mobile phones twice to be banned in U.K.

The Apple store line Is lying

Niger, Chad armies kill 38 Boko Haram fighters

Why do a lot of African men abandon their wedding rings?

MPC meeting to hold 19th and 20th September

Aba Shoe/Garment makers to be prominent at Anambra Trade Fair

UK ‘may begin Brexit in early 2017’

Clinton security should be disarmed, says Trump

Friday, September 16, 2016

Understanding academic integrity and plagiarism

Venezuela to use Non-Aligned summit to push oil consensus

Okowa commits to safe, well-ordered towns

Okowa committed to safe, well-ordered towns

SPDC commits to Cradle-to-Career continuity

Economic managers in ‘denial’ on recession as policy response seen inadequate

To shore-up IGR, Anambra looks to tourism

Trump accepts Barack Obama was born in US

Recession: Buhari’s economic team kicks off quarterly business forum

Buhari orders sanction of official over plagiarised ‘change begins with me’ speech

Why we couldn’t swap Chibok girls in August…FG

FSDH Merchant Bank establishes N30bn Commercial Paper programme

FG to release N350 billion for capital projects

Mutual Benefit turned the corner, records N2.90 billion underwriting profit

Insurgency, migration creating food emergency in Lake Chad basin, U.N. says

Turkey: Four held for alleged UK, German embassies plot

Judge denies request to delay Trump University trial by five weeks

Naira depreciates against dollar

NGF urges FG to declare economic recession national emergency

Buhari needs legislation to pull Nigeria out of recesion – Kalu

Russia seriously running out of cash

US regulators recall 1m Samsung Note 7 phones

Recession: Govs. back FG’s efforts to reflate the economy -Yari

IMF: Cost of middle east wars has extreme economic impact

Recession: experts urge strong fiscal policy as oil recovery delays

Samsung to replace or refund one millon U.S. Galaxy Note 7 phones after explosion reports

​​Digital disruption signals opportunities for smart investors – PwC

Experts finger lack of policy, investor-security for infrastructure deficit

Funding FG oil cash calls from debt key for economy – Adeosun

IPhone 7 buyers stays calm as Apple supply trails demand

Govs. in closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa

Apple shares soar as new iPhone 7 and 7 plus sell out on preorders

Kwara makes N1.5 bn monthly as IGR – Ahmed

Inflation hits 17.6 percent in August

South Africa nuclear tender open to all bidders

US futures lower ahead of CPI, consumer sentiment

European markets trade lower; banks hit, Fed meet eyed

Asia traded higher as traders eyed Fed, BOJ decisions next week

Deutsche Bank asked to pay $14 billion to resolve US mortgage securities probe

China launches Tiangong-2 space lab

Boulos set to roll out Made in Nigeria Suzuki products in October

General Electric wins $1.9 bn order from UK’s Hinkley Point nuclear plant

U.N. commission lists rights concerns in conflict-riven South Sudan

Private equity in Africa loses its shine

Buhari backs constitutional amendment to clarify relations among tiers of govt

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Road transporters to effect 40% fare increase

Boko Haram attacks could rise in Nigeria – Report warns

NNPC to support NGA deliver on Nigeria’s gas resource

NPA assures investors a level playing field for business growth 

FG seeks investors for 60% equity in new shipping line

FG set to launch an offensive against herdsmen soon

The beauty of love

Increased industrial LPG use seen lowering manufacturing cost

The unfading allure Of Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard

Exxon has pipeline ready for Qua Iboe crude export

11 solar IPPs post development security to NBET

AshakaCem’s N11bn power project threatened by recession, weakening naira

Airtel unveils season 3 of Touching Lives initiative

NCC moves to streamline tax as inactive phone numbers rise to 76mn in July

Recession: Senator harps on diversification of foreign earnings

Tourists steer clear of Brazil, Russia, India, Nigeria

Consumers’ confidence remains downbeat on deteriorating economy

Lagarde appoints Abebe Aemro Selassie as Director of IMF’s African Department

Weak US retail sales dampens rate rise prospects

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe to print $75m in ‘bond notes’

ICC widens remit to include environmental destruction cases

Salisu confirms Super Eagles contract talk

Guardian Media Group to cut nearly a third of US jobs

Pick n Pay tests self service outlets

3,257 deals at the NSE. ASI Gains 0.30%

Frontex says 23,000 migrants reached Italy in August

Four companies plead guilty to $15million money laundering

How social media affects your personal loan application

In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested

UK says Nigerian’s conviction stands despite bribery evidence

Facebook to add more African languages

Recession: Think outside the box, Buhari tells Cabinet

India Set for Record Harvest as Timely Rain Boosts Crop Sowing

Ivory Coast says new cocoa rules to have little effect on deals

Lasun tasks Nigerians on career development before delving into politics

John Lewis pre-tax profits fall 14.7% amid tough competition

Duterte killed justice official, hitman tells Philippine senate

EU’s parliament president: “Donald Trump is a problem for the whole world”

Germany needs to get refugees into workforce faster; Merkel

Africa Finance Corp. Plans More Eurobonds for Infrastructure

Guinness Nigeria to Export Beer to South Africa to Add Sales

Oil edges up, returning supply caps gains

South Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare FY profit drops 23 percent

Tanzania on track to hit 7.2 pct growth in 2016: central bank

Tanzania on track to hit 7.25% growth in 2016, says central bank

Apple rolls out new iPhone 7 Plus; says initial quantities are sold out

N76bn Fraud: EFCC declares ex-Katsina governor wanted

Clinton heads back to campaign trail after pneumonia scare

Experts to discuss Nigeria’s aviation crisis at Lagos Akwaaba conference

Rio Paralympics: Orji wins Nigeria’s 8th gold medal

Gombe spends N2bn on erosion control in 11 locations

US agrees a record military aid package to

Brazil ex-president Lula charged as ‘top boss’ of Petrobras corruption scheme

Pakistan train crash: Deaths and injuries reported

Clinton to resume campaigning after doctor declares her “healthy and fit”

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Unemployment blamed on outdated knowledge, poor retooling amid population explosion

World Bank official urges FG to create environment conducive for housing investment

Ahmed promises not to retrench workers

EU’s new €315bn investment plan to boost growth in Africa, Middle East  

 Ex-Edo lawmaker drags IG, others to court over alleged violation of rights

FG postpones stakeholders forum on terrorism bill

Rice production gains traction in northern states

Africa remains ripe for private equity, says BCG

Brent Mortgage Bank unveils 3 financing products to meet customers’ needs

Militants attack on pipelines, currency controls, hurts Seven Energy

Manifesto for corporate Nigeria

NFL makes $100m pledge on research into players concussion

Nigerian businessmen demand $2.5bn a week for importation – Ogbeh

Stakeholders see improved economic benefits for Nigeria with natural gas adoption  

Judiciary workers in Enugu suspend impending strike

Naira strengthens against dollar as financial markets resume after holiday

Experts advise Nigerians to embrace insurance to hedge recession

Edo guber: No militants in Edo – Police

African retail market anticipates 223 new malls by 2018

FG releases preliminary report of recent tremors in Kaduna State

Zimbabwe protest leader freed on bail

Syria ceasefire: UN’s Ban Ki-moon makes aid plea

Colin Powell calls Benghazi a ‘stupid witch hunt’ in DCleaks emails

Typhoon batters Taiwan, barrels toward mainland China

Drone racing: the new sport that could go sky high

German trade expert appointed to EU’s Brexit taskforce

Desmond Tutu discharged from South African hospital after 3 weeks

UK Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey cleared of misconduct

US stocks rise as oil pares losses following inventories data

ASI up 0.23% – 23 stocks make midweek gain.

‘Nigeria recorded 12,077 road crashes in 2015’

BBC overhaul – Rona Fairhead resigns

Britain’s Storey wins 13th Paralympic gold medal

Uber unveils self-driving vehicles in landmark Pittsburgh test

Experts see transporting cattle by rail solving economic, political problems

Kerry to meet top diplomats from Japan and S. Korea on N. Korea’s nuclear test

UK parliament report criticises Libya intervention

Date set for questioning of Julian Assange over rape allegation

Are Nigeria’s new money transfer policies good for the people?

Dark side of South Africa’s city of gold

Politics blamed for delay in UN aid delivery to Syria

Olivier Giroud hits out at Marco Verratti over red card in Arsenal draw at PSG

Juncker proposes headquarters for European army

New York attorney general probes Trump’s charity

Lionel Messi nets treble in Barcelona’s biggest Champions League win

Jean-Claude Juncker tells the EU to stick together after Brexit

US athletes confidential medical records leaked following hack of WADA database

EU exit will ‘liberate’ UK economy-James Dyson

Clash with Boko Haram in Niger kills five soldiers, members of boko haram sect

Aleksander Ceferin named new Uefa president

Arik to resume flight operations 11 a.m. today

Russian hackers leak Simone Biles and Serena Williams files

China housing market begins to thrive

Brazil launches rescue plan to fix economy

Nigeria rejects petrol price rise despite crude and currency crises

North Korea calls US bomber flyover as bluff

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

FAAN attributes recent power failures to new terminal construction

NCC assures on protecting subscribers from unsolicited messages

Accolades for FBNHoldings at BusinessDay 2016 Banking Awards

Nigeria’s aviation sector in crisis as Arik downs operation

Group queries source of Patience Jonathan’s N10bn property

Lawmakers are last hurdle in Nigeria’s $3bn development loans

The monetary policy dilemma

National Assembly at crossroads over PIB

Israel: Former President Shimon Peres in induced coma following stroke

‘Investment in gas virtual pipeline to tackle energy hiccups, vandalism’

Syrian regime is blocking aid from entering eastern Aleppo, claims UN

US pledges record $38bn military aid to Israel over next 10 years

‘I am not available to serve in Buhari’s government’

Paralympics 2016: Four 1500m runners finish faster than Rio Olympic gold medal winning time

ICAO, IATA, ACI to address evolving aviation security risks

FAAN workers consider resigning over airport concessioning

Forget Biafra Buhari reiterates to South-East

Allianz Global sees growth opportunities in commercial drones, warns of new risks

Oil Price Slide: No end in sight as IEA sees glut enduring in 2017

WHO says Angola, Congo yellow fever outbreak under control

NMRC promises affordable housing, ahead of AU Housing Finance Conference

Militants attack oil facility in Afiesere-Iwhrenene, Delta State

Why SMEs struggle for survival in South Africa

SA is not in recession – Gordhan

S.A President Jacob Zuma pays back the money

Visa introduces Mobile-Money product to rival Safaricom’s M-Pesa

Exxon offers first Qua Iboe crude cargo since force majeure

South Sudan’s Kiir and Machar profited during war – report

Exclude Hungary from EU, says Luxembourg Foreign Minister

Virgin Atlantic announces Independence sales promo tickets to London

Bank of England to buy Apple bonds

China’s PSBC launches biggest share sale of the year

David Cameron steps down as MP for Witney

Brazil’s ex-speaker Eduardo Cunha expelled from office amid corruption charges

IMF Chief Christine Lagarde loses appeal, ordered to stand trial for negligence

US jets fly over S Korea in show of force

Syria claims shooting down Israeli warplane and drone

Monday, September 12, 2016

Nembe monarch wants Buhari to revive abandoned economic projects to create jobs

Official obstacles disrupt Nigeria’s Zuckerbergs

‘Technology solution is key to business sustainability in recession’- BCX

Change begins with me campaign: Imperatives for success

Entrepreneurs confronted with the rubble of their demolished businesses will need more reassurance.

Buhari needs wisdom to rewrite history

Ecobank Nigeria introduces MasterPass QR into financial market

Real estate data review – using House Price Indices as an example

Recession: More households seen falling into worse living conditions

Shrinking the democratic space

Marketers say petrol import above FX N305/$1 not viable

Health sector stumbling on non-implementation of Act, weak governance

President Buhari advised to stabilise  economy to avert revolution

India Muslim woman ‘raped for eating beef’

FG to announce roadmap to close 17mn housing deficits

Eid-El-Kabir: Jonathan calls for sacrifice


North Korea mobilizes after floods kill at least 133

OPEC flips forecast to predict rebound in rival supply next year

A bill to reduce agric lending rate underway – Ogbeh

Duterte says U.S. special forces must leave southern Philippines

‘FUNAAB resumes soon, as 17,334 applicants undergone admission screening’

Hillary Clinton stumbles — will her campaign follow?

Ogun mortgage bank partners OPIC, OGSHC on low-cost housing facilities 

Wall Street steady despite rate rise fears

After ruling for 16 years PDP left Nigeria with nothing – Buhari

UK nuclear power project in talks for £10bn cash injection

Scunthorpe sale costs hit Tata Steel

Pray for Buhari to have God’s guidance on economic recession, Amosun tasks Nigerians

OPEC points to larger 2017 oil surplus as rivals keep pumping

Buhari promises to bring Nigeria out of economic recession

South Africa’s President repays money in home upgrade scandal

Okowa predicts global adoration for late literary icon, Isidore Okpewho

History on play back

Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu unveil their manifestoes at BIU

Muslims in Nigeria mark Eid-El-Kabir amidst economic recession

Amendments in justice sector policy underway

Turkey removes two dozen elected mayors in Kurdish militant crackdown

Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines

Nigerian Paralympian Onye wins gold at Rio Paralympics 2016

Nigeria wins third gold at the Rio Paralympics 2016

Manchester United revenues hit record £515.3m

EU seeks Barroso clarifications on role at Goldman Sachs

HP acquires Samsung’s $1bn printer business

Clinton cancels California trip after pneumonia diagnosis

Saraki to FG, States: Transfer teachers’ salaries to capital expenditure

HP Inc. is acquiring Samsung’s printer business for $1.05bn

Wawrinka defeats Djokovic to win US Open

Osinbajo says 60% revenue lost to pipeline vandalism

FG to complete Apapa trailer park with 2017 budget – Fashola

Saraki to FG, states: Transfer teachers’ salaries to capital expenditure

UBA wins big at annual Businessday Banking Awards

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Nigerians tasked to steer clear acts causing disaffection, disunity

Non-passage of NPSM Bill a challenge to e-payment – CBN

Falling gas investments raise calls to de-risk sector

Once the happiest, Nigeria has joined the world’s gloomiest nations

Glitz as Access, Zenith, UBA, others win laurels at 2016 BusinessDay Banking Awards

Unsung sentinel: Isidore Okpewho 1941 – 2016

Deloitte records global revenue of $36.8bn in 2016

What is the best way to invest for your child’s education?

What manner of change?

CBN embarks on sensitisation campaign to boost local production

Buhari commends Nigerians for being steadfast, assures economy will rebound

Facing slow to no growth, EU’s poor nations plot next move

Rohr to name Eagles squad for World Cup qualifier vs Zambia

Kenya foils police station attack

South Korea threatens to reduce Pyongyang ‘to ashes’

Africa cracks down on social media

U.S. pays tribute to 9/11 victims 15 years after

Huawei unveils GR5 Mini Smartphone with fingerprint technology

Needless suffering in land flowing with milk and honey

How Nigeria can spend her way out of recession, by Agbakoba                    

The rebranded face of change, same song, different tunes

Omonile: Caging the monster in Lagos land use system

Saturday, September 10, 2016

‘Too much bureaucracy and resistance to change killing Nigeria’s education system’

‘I’m more credible than other candidates for Ondo guber election’

Banks, SMEs and Nigeria’s development challenge

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Restructuring will do Nigeria more good than harm – Archbishop Ojo

The search for a new growth model

$3.5bn Cross River superhighway mired in controversy

From inconclusive to postponement, the sad story of Mahmood’s INEC

The return of the fugitives

FMBN’s tortuous journey towards closing N59.5trn housing gap

Leaders, readers, writers (2)

Increasing number of anti-Buhari APC senators

Lagos, PPP model and water supply

Hillary Clinton: Half of Trump supporters belong in ‘basket of deplorables’

Nigeria’s waning middle class

Duterte warns more bombings likely

UN threatens South Sudan with arms embargo

Nokia-Alacatel’s Nigerian offices closed by watchdog for lack of licence

Oil price fall drags Wall Street lower

Algeria energy minister seeks consensus on need to steady oil price

Serena Williams is out of US Open

Asia markets mostly lower after North Korea nuclear test

Police free kidnapped Chinese workers

MasterCard slapped with $18.6 billion lawsuit over fees

Zimbabwe to axe 25,000 government employees

Palestinian vote suspended amid deep divisions

Sub-Sahara Africa’s long walk to sustainability

After Boko Haram, Nigerians return home to perilous northeast – U.N

BusinessDay’s fifth banking award unfolds who’s who in Nigeria’s banking

Zambia’s High Court refuses to block Lungu’s inauguration

Airline operators squeezed as funding challenge persists

Economic downturn fuels calls to strengthen NSIA’s ability against economic shocks

Dakota Pipeline’s Fate May Hinge on Next President After Setback

Irrigation on rise in Africa as farmers face erratic weather

Price of ram hits roof top in Kano ahead of ‘Eld-Kabir’ celebration

South Sudan buys weapons as economy collapses-U.N. panel

U.S., Russia Agree on Cease-Fire to Ease Syria Crisis

UN Threatens Fresh Sanctions on North Korea After Nuclear Test

“You have brain capacity you need as an adult by age five. It is not going to increase that much in your lifetime afterwards”

Friday, September 09, 2016

Flour shortage hits confectionaries on FX scarcity

Winners from BusinessDay Banking Awards 2016

Dream Team VI raise alarm over $390,000 Japanese gift

NSE ends the week on a 0.04% gain

Death in EFCC custody : HURIWA condemns lackadaisical attitude to investigation

Salisu rejects Super Eagles job

Uber face major license problem in Lagos

How U.S tipoff led to Apple’s $14bn EU tax bill

INEC gives reasons for postponing Edo election

Gabon election: Jean Ping takes Ali Bongo to court

Imo Gov. intervenes to end fuel scarcity

Is World Bank minimising Zimbabwe’s human rights abuses?

Wells Fargo to pay $190 mn to settle customer fraud case

Trump blasts U.S. policy on Russian television

Airport concession: Minister inaugurates committee, says concession not privatisation

Fayose orders for immediate implementation of teacher’s welfare committee report

Blatter, others in fresh FIFA investigation over salaries

Lagos to issue 60 bln naira from bond programme

Benin burning waste explosion kills many

Ogun to accelerate mobile penetration with MTN partnership

SMEs struggle for survival in South Africa

Iranian oil output deteriorates for third month amid OPEC negogiation

South Africa car manufacturers, union sign 3-year wage deal

Access Bank announces retirement of director

Flour Mills says Nigerian manufacturers hit by strong headwinds

SDP challenges Oshiomole over comment on Falae

Why African Ventures Have Short Lifespans

Fashola warns against arbitrary purchase of transformers, other power equipment 

How to test your product

Analysts want paradigm shift to industrialisation as recession bites

Deputy speaker: Legislation to ban acting President from seeking two full term tenure underway

5,300 Wells Fargo employees fired over 2 million phony accounts

Edo election postponement a coup – PDP

Thursday, September 08, 2016

FG to support bee farmers with 20,000 beehives

North Korea alleged to have conducted fifth and largest nuclear test

Investors flee hospitality sector over trapped $500m

3 bank CEOs, 22 financial institutions up for BusinessDay Banking Awards today

Boom and Bust: How finding tenants for island homes and offices is made difficult by recession

For posterity’s sake

Nigeria’s FX earnings must lean on globally competitive manufacturing

Who wins the Manchester derby ? As Mourinho rekindles fierce rivalry with Guardiola

Prime office market in bearish run as recession deepens transaction drought

Kano Electric loses N109m to vandals 

Banks’ credit to government grows to N2.5trn in six months

FG announces three-year tax holiday for mining companies

Ambode leads all-male march against gender violence

Omotowa hands over NLNG key to Attah

FG mulls bill on 15% cassava flour inclusion in bread

Importers welcome N306/$ exchange rate for import duty payment at ports

INEC bows to pressure, postpones Edo governorship election

Yobe to establish law to protect open market

CBN restates commitment to building resilient financial system in Nigeria

ECB keeps interest rates at 0%

Palestinian elections postponed until at least December by court

Shavkat Mirziyoyev becomes acting president of Uzbekistan

NSE-ASI gains 0.19%

Gov. Dickson seeks FG collaboration to tackle water challenges

Extradition threat: Court declines Kashamu’s application

Edo Election: Labour hails INEC’s decision to go ahead with election

SMEs owners urge Nigerians to patronise Made in Nigeria products

Saudi, Algeria oil ministers to meet OPEC head in push for output deal

S.Africa’s recession fears resurface, as manufacturing slows and mining falls

INEC says Edo governorship election to hold as scheduled

Bain & Co. Working as Consultant on Abu Dhabi NBAD-FGB Merger

Buhari launches ‘Change Begins With Me’ programme

UEFA under fire over changes to Champions League

Nigeria is set to borrow from World Bank, China – Presidency

Obama to Duterte; fight crime war ‘the right way’

HP Enterprise Co. closes $8.8bn software deal with Micro Focus

‘We restarted botched power projects by settling disputes out of court’-Part 2

African Courier Express expected to launch Lydia,an online financial service platform

NPFL: Fans attack referee, assistant in Abia

Drought hits Zambia as food prices are on the rise

Nishikori stuns Murray to reach US Open semi-final

Rio Paralympics: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony

Putin a better leader than Obama, says Trump

U.S. Envoy Advocates Discourse To Resolve Niger Delta Crisis

In show of support, Uber to deliver Nuli juice to Lagosians today

Why airline ticket prices fly high

UNESCO calls for urgent attention to education before 2030 deadline – Survey

Abia flags off planting of 2mn oil palm seedlings

No plan to increase pump price of petrol -PPPRA

Kano to provide access for women empowerment    

Nigerian students sue Alabama College for treating them ‘like animals’

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Serena Williams on to US Open semi-finals

Andy Murray stunned by Kei Nishikori in five-set battle at US Open

FG set to clear backlog of power contractor debts

Stock market routes to negative close amid pressure on heavyweights

Would you vote for change again?

Fiscal, monetary policies will reduce unemployment – Chamber

Union Dicon partners Delta State on cassava cultivation

Agusto & Co wants aggressive economic reforms to get Nigeria out of recession

Apple launches iPhone 7

FG determined to repossess setbacks, stop businesses on highways

Woods hoping to make competitive return in October

We supported Chierika Ukogu for Rio Olympics – Federation

Stakeholders in petroleum sector dismiss rumour of fuel price increase

INEC begins consultation on security advice to postpone Edo election

OGIRS generates N12bn from various revenue sources in seven months

Airline operators ask FG for special intervention fund

Stop herdsmen’s killings now-Gemade urges Buhari

Weak governance, funding hurdles may hamper 2019 power generation aspiration

NGA urges government to show commitment to gas legislation

Private sector driven national carrier, MRO, key to revival of aviation sector

Zimbabwe court overturns protest ban in Harare

Merkel defends migrant policy despite regional election defeat

Julian Assange awaits latest ruling in appeal against arrest warrant

Tiger Woods announces return to competitive golf after injury layoff

May: UK will lead world in free trade

Denmark to buy leaked Panama Papers data

Fulani cattle breeders want tracking chips on all cow

FG to raise 952 bln naira through treasury bill sales

Orubebe – Bail set at N10m

Manchester derby the most expensive match ever

Boko Haram: Salkida freed after questioning

Tyson Fury’s rematch with Wladimir Klitschko to take place on 29 October

EU fines Greece $8.4m over poor waste management

Pakistan pledges to assist Nigeria in the fight against Militants

Alleged police intimidation: Ekweremadu tasks FG on Edo election

Nigeria’s fight against ill-health and malnutrition

South African mayor rejects fleet of luxury cars

S/Africa’s Q3 business confidence improves, political uncertainty remains a risk

Niger reduces public workers salary by 30%

Irish tax criticisms unfair, says finance minister Noonan

Igwe Nnewi makes case for made-in-Nigeria goods

Philip Hammond seeks to reassure banking bosses over Brexit

‘We are in the phase of incremental power’

Gabon: Bongo hits back at claims he stole disputed election

Airports to attract 100mn passengers in five years through concession – Sirika

World stocks hit one-year highs as Fed hike predicts decline

Four fresh worries about China’s shadow banking system

Para-olympics set to commence in Rio today


Nigerian army faces new threats in Boko Haram campaign

Nigeria mulls issuing visa on arrival to foreign investors, businessmen

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Iran gives cautious nod to oil deal as bargaining starts

FMCGs mull price increases on volatile naira, inflation

Experts canvass Diaspora investment policy

Microlenders, recession and proper business models

Picking up the pieces from marginal fields

6% – 0% in 2 years: My perspectives

The restructuring of Nigeria

Driving agriculture through export competitiveness

This government needs strong economic management team – NIM president

Power sector growth hinged on curbing West African government electricity debts

FG to revamp research in universities, research institutions to global standards

FG will soon turn its search light on missing $20billion oil proceeds- Osinbajo

Capital Oil Plc. – Dec’ 15 audited financial statements

Business mogul, Michael Ibru dies at 86

NLNG generates $20bn revenue in 5 years, pays over $6bn as tax

Ugwuanyi inaugurates security and peace committees to stop Fulani Herdsmen dispute

Edo Election: PDP goes to court, wants Obaseki disqualified

NSE-All Share Index drops 0.73%

Volkswagen buys stake in US truck firm

Global manufacturing growth to remain low in 2016 amid weakened financial support, UNIDO report

China donates N9.6m to support African youth development programme

Recession: Senators tasks Buhari to take urgent steps to address crisis

FG to compel oil companies to contribute to PTDF

Sanitation: Abia to engage street sweepers in Aba

EEDC has lost N32bn, spends N20bn on metering since it took over

Nigeria’s waning middle class struggles to find reprieve

Skye Bank raises daily card spending limit for travelers

Quadri, Toriola soar in ITTF world rankings

Fans call for early preparation for D’Tigers ahead 2017 FIBA Nations Cup

President Buhari arrives Edo State for APC rally

Oil bill on hold due to unrest in Niger Delta region

I’ll diversify Ondo economy within 3months if elected as governor – Amuda

South Africa’s economy avoids recession as manufacturing, mining grow

Build modular refineries to avert fuel hike, Abuja Chamber of Commerce tells FG

BA apologises to passengers over delayed check-in

Ambode approves Sangowawa as Lagos State Surveyor General

120 bln naira to be raised from local debt market

Trump edges ahead of Clinton in new CNN Poll

Iran supports $50-60 oil price, stability measures

‘Nigeria’s retail is at the point where Russia’s was in 1994’

OPEC secretary-general meets Iran oil minister in Tehran


Edgar Lungu to be sworn in as Zambia’s president

Gabon opposition leader urges general strike after disputed election

FAAN alerts on Air Force counter-terrorism simulation

Naira gains marginally at interbank market

FG raises alarm on imminent famine over invasion of quelea birds, locusts

IDPs from Konduga in Borno return home

ICT: Abia indigenes in South Africa to partner government

Heath minister inaugurates N350mn Virology Centre in Ebonyi

Monday, September 05, 2016

Nigeria yield curve abnormal as short rates soar

Way out of recession: Court investment as if our lives depend on it  

Nigeria on course to incremental power supply, Fashola says.

Democracy in whose interest? (2)  

Political meddling costs economies

Clintonomics vs. Trumponomics

Medical tourism, positive results and unintended outcomes

CBN goes hard on banks over electricity market stabilisation fund

The concept of offsite construction

Q2: UBA subsidiaries show strong promise, contribute 30% of total deposit base, 25% profit

Residential, investment opportunity opens for mid-income buyers

Growing the rural communities through sustainable tourism

Call for fuel hike opinion of NNPC former GMDs- FG

Fayemi to address investors at ADU conference in Australia  

Ahmed wants teachers’ salaries removed from LG allocation

Fayemi to address investors at ADU conference in Australia

Double charges, clearing hiccup make Nigerian ports most expensive for businesses

TUC, NLC to resist further increase in fuel price

IDB presence in Abuja offers new funding window for businesses

Operators insist FG’s commitment to improved power must reflect in gas infrastructure investment

FirstBank appoints Olusegun Alebiosu as Chief Risk Officer

Economic diversification: Union Dicon, Delta partner on cassava cultivation

Yaba tech hub attracts over $50m investments

Nigeria’s 3rd Polio case reportedly confirmed

A working economy: Back to basics (1)

G20 promises to coordinate on economy, but little in way of concrete steps

Saudi Arabia and Russia will co-operate to stabilise oil markets

Buhari’s Economic Team meet, puts  finishing touches to exclusive Power Bill

NWF calls for early preparation ahead of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Buhari leads Osinbajo, APC governors to Edo grand rally

The future of small businesses in Nigeria

‎Again FG says no plan to increase PMS price

Adjust to economic realities: Okowa charges political appointees

FG commissions 28 additional CERPAC centres

Angolan finance minister fired by President

20 startups to know in the Nigerian health tech space

2016 Paralympics Games: Team Nigeria arrive Rio

Mimiko free to return to Labour Party, says party leader

Barclays names JPMorgan’s Throsby to head investment bank

Rival ANC factions face off in Johannesburg

Brexit: Japan warns firms may move European HQ out of Britain

NBS: Globacom records the largest increase in subscribers

Super Eagles not yet set for Zambia, new technical adviser, Rohr admits

Kenya opens new terminal at Mombasa

Firstnation to resumes operations Sept. 15

Trump would stop accepting Syrian refugees into U.S.-Running mate says

Japan warns U.K. : Companies could leave over Brexit

CBN launches Nigerian Portfolio Investors programme to boost FX inflows

HSBC now allows customers verify accounts with selfies

Benjamin Netanyahu accepts invitation to be first Israeli PM to visit Australia

Dangote joins Board of ONE Campaign

Padded benefits

PENGASSAN wants FG to prevail on oil firms to honour agreement

Seoul Says North Korea Fires 3 Ballistic Missiles

S. Sudan agrees to new UN-backed peacekeeping force

Some Officers Selling Arms to Boko Haram-Nigerian Military

North Korea test-fires three ballistic missiles: Seoul

Mugabe says judges reckless for allowing protests

German local elections portend troubles for Merkel

Sunday, September 04, 2016

The harmful effects of dollarization

APC’s ‘progressivism’ is atavistic. It needs the dynamism of the ‘Third Way’

Manufacturing development and government support

Zuckerberg in Lessons from USA and India

Economic recession: Buhari and the burden of history

What should you do when an airline suspends operations indefinitely?

Peterside calls for careful planning for good maritime security

Samsung recall of Galaxy Note 7 hands Apple a timely gift

Consumption of maize good for management of diabetes, obesity – Expert says

Agriculture Promotion Policy (2016-2020): Investment key to actualisation

Singapore confirms 27 more Zika cases

China’s Xi Jinping warns against ‘Empty Talk’ as G20 Summit Opens

CPC investigates mortgage institution for alleged diversion of consumers’ funds

Recession: Economist advises FG to come up with ingenious policies

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Ondo Election : Akeredolu emerges APC governorship candidate

$53bn Facebook’s Zuckerberg enters Nigeria quietly

Wrong target or bulls’ eye, kidnap or assassination mission?

NIMC prints 1m National e-ID cards

‘Dedication to duty has been my success secret as a Guinness distributor’

Chibok girls may be swapped with Boko Haram prisoners – FG

APC commences Ondo gubernatorial primaries

2017 AFCON Qualifier: Iheanacho strike hands Rohr first win

UNIDO decries poor grain storage method in Nigeria

Buhari tasks governors to emulate Aregbesola’s education legacy

Edo expects 80% increase in IGR

Gunmen kidnap 14 local oil workers and driver in Niger Delta

Oshiomhole appoints Pat Utomi chairman, Edo University governing council

10,000 small-scale rice farmers get CBN’s loan in Kano

Samsung sets deadline it can’t miss after Galaxy Note 7 recall

EU hails Delta for release of N300mn out of N404mn water partnership projects

US bans antibacterial soap chemicals over health risks

Kano disburses N2bn to 20,000 micro enterprises

Chinese glass bridge, world’s longest, closes

Islam Karimov: Uzbekistan to bury its strongman leader

Elumelu Foundation signs MoU with ECOWAS to promote regional entrepreneurship

South Africa’s cabinet reappoints Zuma ally as head of national airline

China ratifies Paris climate agreement

Nigeria, others to benefit from Ireland’s $0.3m assistance

CBN approves foreign currency investment in fixed income, equities

Philippines President: Explosion that killed 14 was act of terrorism

Analysts question near $10bn investment in five new seaport infrastructure

Stakeholders canvass increased investment in renewable energy resources to up power generation

Friday, September 02, 2016

Akwa Ibom pledges completion of ongoing projects despite economic downturn

CPC beams light on Resort Savings & Loans Limited for alleged diversion of consumers’ deposits, mortgage loans

Family of slain civil servant insist, EFCC killed him in custody

NHIS poor concentration on regulatory roles affecting enrolment of 85 percent into UHC – HMO alleges

FBI releases Hillary Clinton email report

Philippines explosion: 12 dead, 60 injured in Davao City market blast

Zika: Two billion at risk in Africa and Asia, study says

Florida coast battered by Hurricane Hermine

Islam Karimov: Uzbekistan strongman’s death confirmed

Family of slained civil servant insist, EFCC killed him in custody

Association wants FG to revamp textile industry

Samsung recalls Galaxy Note 7 over explosive batteries

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Quick wins seen for naira as CBN unshackles dollar inflow

MTN Nigeria IPO to target $1bn

Behold Nigeria’s tech geniuses

When television is hard to bear