Businessday Nigeria Archive for January 2020

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Amotekun is shaping up well—Makinde

WHO declares Coronavirus public health emergency

MTN to expand asset sale which will raise up to $4bn

African economic growth to accelerate to 4% over next two years

WHO declares global emergency health over Coronavirus

Buhari seeks private sector support in sports development

MTN Nigeria cancels legal action against AGF  

Respite for investors, shareholders over N130bn unclaimed dividends, missing shares

How Azura power deal rendered 3000MW of electricity redundant

Over 100 million Nigerians at risk of Neglected Tropical Diseases- Minister

NECO partners DSS to check examination malpractice

Nigeria Laid Foundation for current insecurity- UI Professor of Criminology

Natural disasters: Makinde approves N500m counterpart fund 

FG tasks higher Institutions on technology, innovation to curb unemployment 

Reps urge NEMA to provide relief infernon victims in Lagos, Anambara markets

Buhari seeks improved workers’ productivity

FG embraces Bio-economy strategy to deepen economy diversification drive

Court Remands two over Alleged N15m Visa Fraud in Ibadan

Max.ng, Gokada faults govt ban, call for sector regularization

Ex minister donates 20 hectares of land to produce 500, 000 tonnes of cashew

Thrilling football weekend as Spurs, Real Madrid, Juventus face tough tests

Solicitor struck off over Norwegian harassment convictions

Eko Robotic Championship to hold in Lagos

Imo State Gov says committed to creating enabling environment for manufacturers, industrialists

Stable foreign exchange rate spurs Airtel Nigeria to growth

TCN refutes allegations of unremitted N29M check – off dues to SSAEAC

Nigeria Oil refineries moribund after FG expended about $25bn for past 25 years

Insecurity: FG falls back on States, LGs, others, seeks collaboration

Unemployment: NECA to liaise with foreign employers for Nigerian graduates

IMO 2020 fuel rule increases demand for very large container vessels – report

With a hefty $1.6bn investment, MTN maintains bet on Nigeria

Stock market sheds N37bn as Lafarge, UACN, BUA Cement, others lose

Data Protection for Hotels

Japan boosts SESAME seed production in Taraba with $197.7m

Senior partner bags £1m for lock-in deal extension

Court Restrains Sacked Oyo LG Bosses, Malami, IGP From Forceful Takeover Of Councils

HIV and AIDS (Anti-Discrimination) Law and Mandatory Policy

Belemaoil sets up music house, builds home for stranded Ijaw music icon from Rex Lawson era

Senate seeks additional funding for NCDC to sterm coronavirus

Flour Mills grows Q3 pre-tax profit by 23%

Sahara Group backs gender equality at OECD summit in Paris

NDDC boss backs plans for microfinance bank, braces for action to reshape Commission

Buhari meets Jonathan at Presidential Villa

Coronavirus crisis hits global businesses in China

Bello swears in commissioners, special advisers

Edo APC: Opportunities lost to crisis can never be recovered – Okiye

Soch releases debut single ‘Monkey’

Insecurity: North under siege, needs ‘Amotekun’ – Yerima

Big threats, opportunities await Nigeria on back of continental trade treaty – IPAN

Malabu Oil: Court orders arrest of Etete, two others

Nissan’s ‘invisible’ chief executive accused of failing to lead

Donald Trump pleases Israel with long-awaited Middle East peace plan

Senate approves nomination of Obiora as CBN Deputy Gov.

SMEs in Morocco to get bank loans at 2%

Novel Coronavirus:  Lagos concerned about return of Chinese – health commissioner

Soul Searching: Why are we even looking?

Sahel Consulting ALDDN to catalyse vibrant local dairy sector

Nigerians still love beer despite economy downturn

Oil and gas industry needs to step up climate efforts now – WEF

Solution coming to Nigeria’s deplorable road conditions

Air Peace chairman charges youth to challenge themselves for success

Court grants Adoke, former Justice Minister, N50m Bail

Finance option for off-grid development in Niger Delta

Group calls for industrial cluster for fashion designers in Aba

Shoe industry can generate N640bn annually – ALAIN

Code4TEEN partners schools to launch ‘Computer Language’ as classroom subject

Air Peace’s renewal of critical safety certification, points way for local carriers

Fela Oke enlisted as one of Hollywood’s most revered talent agents and managers

Fela Oke enlisted as one of Hollywood’s most revered talent agent and manager

Free space for start-ups to collaborate as Google Developers Space opens in Lagos

High expectations as Buhari summons Service Chiefs to the Villa

Africa’s new apartheid

N33,000 Allowance approved by FG for NYSC members

FG’s budget deficit hits decade high and four things to start your day

Coronavirus Wuhan diary: Living alone in a city gone quiet

Air Tanzania postpones maiden flights to China over coronavirus

Sudan suspects two infections with the new coronavirus – minister

Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

MSMEs: Oiling the wheels of Nigerian economy

Argentina’s failed pension grab holds lessons for  Nigeria 

Lagos seals N100bn bond deal for infrastructure financing

NESG outlines 12 key steps to attract investments, accelerate growth

Nigeria’s oil fortunes face existential threat on low exploration  

Lagos, Okada and public policy challenge in Nigeria

Extreme ownership, the bedrock of an effective team

Loan-to-Deposit ratio: Evolution of marketing in banks and reprieve for borrowers

Avoid Argentina’s pension management route

Our addiction for Chinese loans: Only the TRUTH will set us free!

Amendment to the SEC’s rule 42 minimum disclosure requirements

What happened to the internet in the last few weeks and what could we have done to prevent it?

The time is ripe for Lagos infrastructure development fund

LASG, bike-hailing firms on collision course after motorcycle ban

36 states, FCT IGR hits N986.29 in Q3 2019

Calls for Buhari’s resignation foolish – Presidency

World Hijab Day: Groups seek equal right for women 

NESG projects 6.4% GDP growth, 16% unemployment rate by 2030

Interswitch to list N30bn bond on Nigerian Stock Exchange

Sokoto to partner Britain on Rejuvenation of State Legal System

FEC gives nod for repatriation of $321m fresh Abacha loot

Insecurity: PDP backs call for Buhari’s resignation, says president is overwhelmed

Senate Committee screens, clears Obiora for DG, CBN post

I won’t disappoint you, Uzodinma tells defected APC lawmakers

Corona Virus: Reps direct Federal Ministry of Health, Immigration, others to set up screening centres

Uzodinma reiterates resolve to reposition Imo Civil Service for optimal productivity  

NESG projects 6.4% gdp growth, 16% unemployment rate by 2030

FG targets N2bn revenue from mining in 2020

Stock market falls further by N142bn 

More states reach agreement with labour on N30,000 minimum wage

Alleged conviction: Court dismisses suit against Omo-Agege

CeedCap joins Global Startup Studio Network as First African Studio

Experts advocate workplace safety for improved productivity

Boko Haram: Reps ask Service Chiefs to resign

Makinde visits IGP, says ‘we don’t want chaos in Oyo’

Trump’s visa ban cast winter spell on Nigerian tech startups

FG Approves minimum wage plus 10% monthly Allowance For NYSC Members

PDP declares seats of Imo Assembly defectors vacant, urges INEC to conduct fresh elections

Ex-Police Official fails to corroborate major corruption claim against oil majors in Malabu trial

PDP declares seats of Imo Assembly defectors vacant,  urges INEC to conduct fresh elections

Brooks and Blake appoints Onajide as Board Chairman

NDIC incorporate Fintech and Innovation unit to deepen service delivery

SEC insists capital market important for Nigeria’s economic growth

NSE Growth Board targets companies with high growth potential  

UTME: JAMB uncovers mass cyber fraud in registration

Court, shareholders approve Continental Reinsurance Scheme of Arrangement

Cabo Verde chooses NAHCO as ground handler for its operations

CAP’s Q4 revenue surges 10% amid plans to capture more African markets

Japan produces next generation of train technology

Lagos governor walking the talk on Lagos-Badagry highway

Insecurity: Senators asks Buhari to sack service chiefs

Breaking News: Electricity workers issue fresh 14-day strike ultimatum

Freight haulage resumptiom from Apapa port stalls

JAC-Elizade scoops auto industry-leading Awards

CFAO displays JCB Equipment, flaunts quality

Nigeria’s Public Analysts show threats, opportunities brings to economy

Coronavirus: FCCPC  closes down Abuja store designated ‘special area’ for Asian nationals

Corolla undergoes major revamp for 2020

Vitafoam shares soar on best Q1 in half-decade

Nascon Allied bites the dust: Records first loss in a decade

Emefiele’s silver bullet

Financial inclusion, Fintech centre of attention at Davos 2020

Donald Trump’s defence tries to steer focus from John Bolton claims

Budget implementation tops agenda as Buhari chairs first FEC in 2020

Union Bank plans to divest 100% of its UK subsidiary

Banking system liquidity worth N834bn to be sterilised by CBN

Edo APC: Emergence of governorship candidate will resolve crisis – Ize-iyamu

Resign Now because your administration has failed, Abaribe tells Buhari

Brexit: Why fishing threatens to derail EU-UK trade talks

Investors seek clarity from Fed on balance sheet expansion

Police arrest wife for killing husband in Katsina

Ondo: First class undergraduate jailed 13 years

Fire outbreak at Balogun Market, Lagos Island

Female drug trafficker bags 8 years

Nigeria rice production outshines other African countries

Private sector ready to help grow economy, but says FG, SGs should get acts together  

UK’s 5G approval to spur competition, secure telecoms infrastructure – Huawei

We will use Oyo IGR to offset all recurrent expenditure before 2023 says Makinde

No injunction can remove us from office – Sacked chairmen in Oyo

Nigerian debt stock rose to N26.14 tn in Q3, 2019

Nigeria’s non-oil exports plunge, adding to government’s headache

The impact of the finance act on the administration of value added tax in Nigeria

“Nigeria could loose 2m children to pneumonia in the next decade”-UNICEF

FG fiscal deficit soared to N4.7trn in 2019 says CBN

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Explainer: What You Need to Know About China’s Virus Outbreak

Coronavirus: Australia plans island quarantine as foreigners leave Wuhan

25 More Coronavirus Deaths in China, Hong Kong Restricts Travel

Coronavirus: Australian scientists are first to recreate virus outside China

Business leaders expect next decade to bring growth or stagnation

Prompted by BusinessDay report, Immigration opens investigation into alleged corruption at  borders

Banking system liquidity worth N834.0bn to be sterilised by CBN

Nigeria’s rice industry booms on border closure, Anchor Borrowers

Brewers, local communities adopt independent power sources as DisCos choke

Here’s stakeholders view on new drive for disbursement of $200m CVFF  

Analysts recommend border reopening as Jan 31 nears

Hastom Food Farms creates investment window for cashew farming

Changing the nation…one mind at a time

Consequence of CBN’s inconsistencies

If you torture the data long enough, it will confess to anything

Connecting the strategy execution dots

Loss and recovery of Branson’s virginity inspire entrepreneurial risk-taking

Union Bank Nigeria divests its UK subsidiary

NSE set to launch growth board for high-growth companies

Livestock farmers want Miyetti Allah to withdraw case against Oyo

Investing in Poultry production

2020 renewals taking place quietly, but recapitalisation major concern of clients

Julius Berger’s Q4 profit hits N10.3bn on improved government spending

How a company suffered setback for not getting life insurance cover for employees

Paying Taxes 2020: Implementing online filing, payment systems still challenge in Africa

NSIA Group approaches new decade with confidence

Access Bank’s marathon support to boost tourism, GDP

Women becoming increasingly important in insurers product plan

DEHS sensitises food vendors, water manufacturers on food safety

PDP-GF Appoints COD Maduabum Director-General

BDC operators distance group from devaluation of currency

Lassa Fever: death toll climbs to 41 as disease spreads to 19 states

PDP Governors partner global stakeholders to deepen democracy

Oyo APC alleges disruption of smooth running of democracy at the local government level

CIBN urges banks, firms to position for opportunities in growth sectors

Women are no threat to existence of men, says Sanwo-Olu

AfDB drives 10-year agric investment plan to capture $1trn food market size in Africa

Hate Speech Bill: Senate may drop death penalty – Sponsor

My comment on ‘Amotekun’ done in good faith – Balarabe Musa

Lassa fever kills 4 in Taraba; medical doctor being treated for virus

International Day of Education: Foundation tasks teenagers on goal setting, sex education

APC re-endorses Doguwa for Reps Leader

It’s sheer waste of public resources having 496 lawmakers in Nigeria- TU

Court restrains sacked Oyo LG chairmen, Malami, IGP from forceful takeover of councils

Stock market continues downward movement, lose N90bn

MTN proposes $1.6bn investment to strengthen operation in Nigeria

Federal Mortgage Bank woos State Governments to build affordable homes for workers

Replicate Lekki Corridor across Nigeria, Verraki urges FG

RRS arrests 5 LG ‘officials’ for extorting Lagos motorists

RRS arrests 5 suspects for extorting Lagos motorists

Minister declares FCT Lassa Fever free

It’s waste of public resources having 496 lawmakers in Nigeria- TUC

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy shakes international order

USAID to boost Trade and Investment in Nigeria with $60m

Senate to look into Omo-Agege’s conviction in USA if…

Buhari asks Senate to confirm Obiora as CBN Deputy Gov

Goldman Sachs: will Solomon’s consumer gamble pay off?

Coronavirus fears rattle shares and oil market

What 1,000 CEOs Really Think About Climate Change and Social Inequality

Reps adjourn plenary over Jigawa Rep’s death

Agencies to focus on business consolidation, eye new deals in 2020

Quickteller unveils “Everything is Possible” campaign

UK grants Huawei pass to join in 5G roll out despite US opposition

Union Bank Nigeria divest its UK subsidiary

Enyo partners Cars45, unveil auto centre for customers

FG plans to achieve 15 percent Revenue to GDP ratio by 2023 – Finance Minister

Buhari sacks NNDC board, three months after confirmation by Senate

BBDO emerges Stanbic IBTC’s new creative agency

UK to green light use of Huawei equipment on 5G roll-out

Lack of Data denying Nigeria Benefits of growing population

Oladipo Idowu-Agida: Canvassing for an all-inclusive innovation to tackle increasing housing deficit

FairMoney signs comedian, ‘Broda Shaggi’ as brand ambassador

Financial Inclusion: Capricorn pushes for realisation with customer-tailored digital products

We will begin to export local rice in 2 years, says Agric Minister

National Population Commission Acting Chairman says Buhari has requested population policy

NIS opens investigation into alleged corruption by officers at the border

At 2% growth, Nigeria cannot lift citizens out of poverty

How ICT will increase Nigeria’s GDP faster than Oil & Gas

ASHON sues for policy consistency

Nigeria’s high population is a curse- chief economist

Brewers, local communities adopt independent sources of power as DisCos choke

Airtel Africa’s third quarter profit surges 129.60 percent on data, mobile revenue

CardinalStone expects oil marketers to face further cost pressures in 2020

ADM Energy unveils 2020 investments strategy for Nigeria, West Africa

OPEC Hints At Fresh oil Curbs on China Virus Outbreak

Drugmakers Hunt for Ways to Halt Virus That Eludes Travel Curbs

Virus Sell-Off Hits South African Stocks Hard on China Exposure

Global Effort to Curb Virus Intensifies as China Deaths Top 100

Monday, January 27, 2020

CBN does heavy lifting for FG with CRR hike

Government’s strong infrastructure investment to spur demand for cement  

Ex-UI DVC, Aderinto to Present UI’s 482nd inaugural lecture

Nigeria’s gas vision blighted by Brass, Olokola LNG projects failure

‘Nigeria Data Protection Regulation can be used to fight cybercrime’

Can gas save Nigeria’s manufacturing sector?

Banks turn laggards as CBN’s CRR policy dampens investor confidence 

When visionary leadership matters: The Anambra example

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s readiness for non-casualty containment in doubt

How rising electricity costs present opportunity for renewable energy sources

Living dangerously at volcano Taal’s shadow: New geological and weather risks in the horizon

Greenberg’s Sandworm & Africa Tech

Importance of efficient public transport system to Nigeria’s economy

Achieving productivity remains a national challenge

Sanwo-Olu applauds Airtel Touching Lives CSR initiative

150 countries deliberate on energy transformation at renewable energy conference

FG, hands off hard-earned pensions

Off-grid energy firm Wavelength signs MoU for IPP in 47 community development associations

Glo takes ‘Brand of the Decade’ at ThisDay Awards

Garnishee order nisi: The commercial bankers’ nightmare

Negative media reports of bribery at the borders will tarnish Nigeria’s image –NIS

LG crisis: We will prosecute those who vandalized LGs properties- Oyo govt

USAID to launch new $90m West Africa trade & investment hub in Abuja

Alleged $1.6bn fraud: EFCC files fresh charges against Omokore, others

Nigeria needs $110 bn investment annually to lift citizens out of poverty –Rewane

‘Rate of under-five children’s death in Nigeria unacceptable’

Auto policy must prioritize industry, national and consumer interest

Updated: Tambuwal emerges PDP governors’s chairman

Alleged fraud: Senator Sani arraigned, gets bail

Crisis in Senate over denial of Omo-Agege as head constitution review committee

“Border closure yielding positive results in agric, manufacturing sectors” – Customs boss

Coronavirus: ECOWAS tasks states on active surveillance, collaboration

Market closes negative amid profit taking in banking stocks

Coronary virus: doubts expressed over non-casualty containment

Banks turn laggards as CBN’s CRR policy takes shine off lenders’ stocks

Sahara’s Asharami Energy says on-going talent recruitment to aid landmark oil production goal

Why next Bitcoin Halving matters to cryptocurrency traders

Okowa says administration committed to providing selfless services

Larry Fink Isn’t Going to Read Your Sustainability Report

Lagos gov. restricts ‘Okada’, Keke as 600 deaths, 10,000 accidents recorded in 4 years

NLNG signs Sale and Purchase Agreement with Eni

How Global Leaders Should Think About Solving Our Biggest Problems

Nigerian equities fall out of favour as December foreign inflow drops to the lowest in 2019

How the Venture Capital Pitch Process Is Failing Female Entrepreneurs

To Be a Great Leader, You Need the Right Mindset

Nigerian creative sector players including Don Jazzy, Ali Baba and others step out for UNDP – creatives connect in Lagos

Our new strategy to tackle Apapa gridlock- Presidential Task Team

These are the challenges ahead for Unilever’s new MD

Sani arraigned on 2-count charge, gets N10m bail

‘Capacity building in infrastructure financing, key requirement for entrepreneurs’

Shoprite Nigeria puts its weight behind breast cancer awareness

Tax professionals express optimism on the new Finance Bill

Vitafoam hits 5-year high on the back of impressive full-year result

POS transaction hit N3.2trn as stamp duty charge confusion persists

SEC goes tough on illegal fund managers

HELP! I lost my job!

Afrinvest expects currency pressure, devaluation this year

Kogi ex-commissioner bags 19 years imprisonment

Court remands 5 robbing at gunpoint

Eleven days after SAT3, WACS outages, repair vessel yet to reach site

Conjunctivitis: Demand for sun glasses increases in Enugu

Siblings charged for faking EFCC agents in Abeokuta

CPI climbs to a nine-month high on border closure

13 Banks set to record combined N955bn in net profits in 2019

Vladimir Putin hands new PM mandate to begin spending spree

Saudi Arabia takes £350m shot at Newcastle United

South South group throws weight behind Amotekun

Dangote Cement is the most profitable company in Nigeria

Why big pharma sees a remedy in data and AI

How investors can take advantage of FGN Bond issuance in Q1 2020

Nigeria secures $2.5bn gas pipeline finance

Democrats dream of Bolton bombshell in impeachment trial

Canada Reports Its First Case of Coronavirus

China Deaths Jump as Measures Fail to Slow Spread of Virus

US threatens retaliation against EU over carbon tax

Tambuwal emerges PDP governors’ chairman

N37bn NASS renovation budget, $29.9bn loan, constitution amendment, insecurity await lawmakers’ debate as Senate resumes Tuesday

Ex senator Sani arraigned on 2-count charge, pleads not guilty

Osinbajo, Sanwo-Olu, others commend Airtel for outstanding CSR Initiative

Rugby Union returns to Nigerian National Sports Festival

Salary Stoppage: Get Ready for Industrial crisis, ASUU tells FG

In my quest to just make a living, i landed myself a career in creating happiness – Mr Egbewale Segun Micheal

China virus fears drive oil and equities lower

Scare as woman being tested for deadly China virus in Abidjan.

Five things to start your day

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Nigerian workers are biggest losers in FG’s plan to raid pension funds for N2trn

Regulatory headwinds cast a pall on banks’ future dividends

Customs, police, army using fake document to extort farmers – Federal agency implies

Give me $100 million and I will turn Africa upside down—Babaeko

Unilever Nigeria hit by consumer shrinking wallets

Why we should not hide from the climate change challenges

Insurance industry begins new initiative to close skills gap in actuarial profession

Here’s how you benefit if Nigeria replicates telecoms success story on subsidy regime

Post-Brexit Britain is open for business, Nigeria and Africa must embrace it

The money is on the table, take it!

Are start-ups worried about cost of funds or access?

9 steps to take after losing a job

Embrace insurance…, as incessant fire incidents adds to cost of governance

Is electronic voting out of the equation? (1)

Mutual Benefits Assurance recounts success 12 years after, looks to the future with optimism

Banks’ deposit with CBN to rise by 22% on new CRR implementation

SMEs lament impact of Apapa congestion on production cost

SON advocates improved patronage of made- in-Nigeria products

Bello will clean PDP mess, APC assures Kogi people

Presidency lists progress on Ogoni Clean Up

Kano rerun: Jibrin concedes defeat, accuses INEC of conspiracy

PDP tasks NASS to Summon Buhari over Nigeria’s rating as third most terrorism nation

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant dies in a helicopter crash

Buhari orders air strikes against bandits in Niger State

2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: ValueJet joins the marathon family

LG Crisis: We will insist on full observance of 1999 Constitution—Oyo Govt

Badaru counters Fayemi, says APC will wax stronger after Buhari

Imo judgment: Group faults Supreme Court

NDDC joins fight against Lassa fever in oil region

Oyo NULGE Issues Stay-at-home Order to Members

Lassa fever: NCDC activates national emergency centre as death toll rises

Aliyu pledges commitment to education development in FCT

My vision of a new Imo State, by Uzodinma

Border re-opening: Businesses, W/African nations await FG as Jan. 31 deadline nears

Amotekun is a vote for regionalism – Sam Amadi

‘Developing teachers, youth capacity remains potent way to achieving nation-building’

Amotekun: Nigerian fault lines getting wider as fear of disintegration grows

PDP may change name, merge with others as party holds NEC meeting Monday 

‘Why payment of gratuities to Akwa Ibom retired workers is done in batches’

Insecurity defies measures as more Nigerians die from ruthless attacks

Take away from North-Central security summit

Saturday, January 25, 2020

‘We need to build bridge between female engineering graduates and multinationals’

Group backs Amotekun, laments rising poverty among Nigerians

How poverty, low income ambush households access to mortgage

All about GAIN’s partnerships in Africa

IPMAN threatens strike over non-supply of kerosene to NNPC Calabar depot

‘Believers’ righteousness can revive, repair and restore Nigeria’

Promoting health, safety and environmental practices in Nigeria’s event industry

When will ALSCON resume the production of Aluminium?

Reducing the risk of medication related deaths in Nigeria

NEXIM Bank to host exporter enlightenment programme in South-South

Pinnacle Communications laments alleged invasion of its Abuja office by ICPC operatives

Transparency International: Nigeria’s rating unfair, untenable, says ICPC

We are set to repatriate 18 high-profiled looters – EFCC

‘There is need for coordination of key economic policies’

Onicha LGA boss, following the steps of a working governor in Ebonyi

CAN calls for total overhaul of Nigeria’s security architecture 

WARIF wins grant to end gender-based violence in tertiary institutions

INEC concludes plans for Cross River rerun election

Rerun election holds despite purported withdrawal of APC in A/Ibom

Abducted INEC officials rescued in A/Ibom

Nigeria Says Official Got Bag of Cash from ‘Sham’ Energy Firm

South-South governors to agree on strategies to non-oil exports

Delta Assembly passes judiciary funds management law

Imo rural electrification boss eyes solar power, compressed gas

Air Peace Chairman Condemns Stigmatisation against Nigerians

Friday, January 24, 2020

Update 2: With eyes on inflation, CBN raises CRR to 27.5%

Expectations high for new agric policy as ‘poorly implemented’ APP ends this year

Gov. Ishaku signs N215.8b   Taraba  2020 Appropriation Bill into law

Airtel gets new number range, 0904

APC governors reject Amotekun, back community policing

Okadabooks For The Weekend Featuring ‘New Year Smart Goals‘

Nestle eyes larger market share as it re-launches Golden Morn

Nigeria will overcome her challenges no matter how long- Buhari

Sylva inaugurates National Gas Committee

Nigeria to secure $1.1bn Brazilian loan to fund Agriculture Green imperative program

Experts want right policies, regulations to drive ease of doing real estate business

Clarity, accountability must justify new government borrowings in 2020

Tambuwal Sues for Peaceful Conducts Ahead Saturday’s Sokoto Re-Run Election

Impact on the Digital Economy

Kogi ex-Commissioner for Agriculture sentenced to 19 years imprisonment for corruption

Reva Stryder, first African footwear brand to partner Azzedine Alaia in Italy

Lagos Theatre 2020 to host 120 events, 200 performers, 5 countries

Kwankwaso political group`s heavy weights decamp to APC in Kano

‘Your Excellency’ still thrills at the cinema

Buhari assents to agreement on transfer of Sentenced persons between Nigeria and Macao

Finally, NPA decides to divert vessels from Apapa to other ports over congestion

Kesiena C. Obue; the playwright on the rise

Border closure bites hard as exporters can’t get vessels to ECOWAS

Imo Supreme Court judgment is abuse of judicial authority – Edo PDP

‘Amotekun’ is a child of necessity – Afenifere Renewal

Breaking: CBN raises CRR to 27.5%

First-Class Undergraduate Jailed 13 Years in Ondo

US and France agree deal on digital tax

An overview of The Insurance Industry in Nigeria

ATIAT leasing limited announce the appointment of a new managing director/ CEO

Australian Open: Teenager Coco Gauff dethrones defending champion Naomi Osaka

What you should know about PSBs as CBN delays licence

China extends travel restrictions in effort to contain coronavirus 

We are creating the talent pipeline for Nigeria’s automotive industry- Ologunoye

Experts stress on HPV screenings, vaccinations to reduce cervical cancer in Nigeria

NCAA put airlines on alert over Coronavirus

ILÉ EROS a polished casual restaurant that celebrates Nigerian cuisine

ECB holds rates as Christine Lagarde launches strategic review

South West Speakers meet,support Amotekun,decry stand on outfit

LASSA FEVER: Oyo Govt Places All Hospitals On Red Alert

Lai Mohammed, in Spain, seeks investors for Nigeria’s Creative Industry

United Capital hosts 2020 outlook breakfast session

Popular trado- medical doctor”Oko Oloyun” killed along Igbo-Ora-Eruwa Road

Cleric urged to be part of course to make New Imo State

Women in Business: Clare Omatseye

Ownership of Resources: An Examination of Farm-Outs and Marginal Fields

Women in Business: Nkasi Obim Nebo (PhD)

An easy to make coconut fried rice recipe by chef Obito

Did OPay really violate Google’s predatory lending policy?

UNDERCOVER (II): Staff Shortage, Ghost Workers, Principalities and Powers… Many Things Not Right At ‘Yaba Left’

Thursday, January 23, 2020

How Bike Hailing Industry is Changing Transport Landscape in Lagos Megacity

Insurers’ premium income may rise 40% on PenCom’s life cover enforcement

BusinessDay’s ‘Lead battery’ investigation wins world’s biggest journalism prize

Toppling Monuments and demystifying “Heroes Past”

Technology and our post-oil future

Performance appraisal – goal setting

Nigeria’s prosperity in next decade will hinge on data, productivity, population 

The new rude: Sardine treatment

Trends and revolutionary evolutions

Make commitment your organisation’s enduring advantage

Proof of Finance Bill is implementation

Relish the Bvlgari experience

Internal labour market; The big picture

Coronavirus: Nigeria ramps up preparedness as Lagos puts residents on red alert

CIBN set to release outlook for economy and business in 2020

Minister woos investors to Nigeria’s Creative Industry

Adoke, others escape Kuje Correctional Centre; remanded in EFCC cell

Why we created Connect Nigeria business fair- MD

With Mammoet’s deal, LADOL expands capacity to handle project cargo

Amoteku: Osinbajo brokers FG-South West Governors truce

We are vindicated as Nigeria is rated corrupt country under Buhari, says PDP

Suspected Gunmen kill APC chieftain in Ibadan

4 bags 2 yrs for engaging minors in alms begging

We’ll Bring Former Minister Alison-Madueke Back To Nigeria To Face Justice, Magu Vows

Two to die for stealing car at gunpoint

Prisons controller raises concern over awaiting-trial inmates

Board destroys N50m illicit films in Kaduna

Seplat committed to more asset acquisitions, growth – Avuru

Stanbic IBTC Zero Balance Account gives savers an edge

NSE promotes better understanding of securities lending with interpretative guidance

Moët & Chandon Film Gala Returns for its Second Year

NEC mulls reversal of power privatization

Boeing seeks $10billion loan as 737 Max crises bite harder

NSE premium stocks on steroids deliver early above-market return to investors

Aviation minister restates opening of Enugu airport before Easter

After 17 years, FG ready to apply over $200m Cabotage Fund to ship acquisition

PenCom says 31 March 2020, deadline for employers’ submission of Insurance certificates

LaLiga: Tough tasks for Barcelona, Real Madrid in derby-packed weekend

Finally, Dasuki appears in court to continue trial

Knocks as Nigeria ranks 4th most corrupt country in West Africa

Supplementary elections: INEC assures political parties, candidates of credible elections in Benue

Novel Coronavirus: Lagos puts residents on red alert

IMO: Apologise to CJN, Supreme Court – BMO tells PDP

Investors jostle for FG bonds as liquidity surge persists 

24 killed as Lassa fever cases rises

PenCom says 31 March 2020, deadline for employer’s submission of life Insurance certificates

The Big Picture

Insecurity: North-Central States adopt community Policing

24 killed as Lassa fever cases rise – CDC reports

How Nigeria can benefit from bilateral, multilateral trade deals

Aba products are as good as foreign counterparts, say Nigerians

Nigerian farmers need support to overtake Indonesia on oil palm production – Aba-based industrialist

NDLEA makes most illicit drugs arrest on Ethiopian Airways, BA, SA in 2019

Amotekun: Osinbajo holds crucial meeting with SW Governors today

Amoteku: Osinbajo holds crucial meeting with SW Governors today

Sokoto workers to receive N30,000 minimum wage as State Govt approves new wage law

Visa signs Divine Oduduru to their Tokyo 2020 cohort

FG, shareholders invest $500m in Afreximbank’s new equity 

2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon: Media accreditation gets new deadline

FG must speed up planned partnership with OEMs on refineries – experts

La Casera’s strategy unlikely to restore lost market leadership

Nigeria slips two places down in 2019 corruption global corruption ranking

Consumer goods stocks fail to deliver value to investors despite market rally

Lagos State joins battle to deny Coronavirus entry into Nigeria

Bank stocks are attractive despite CBN’s stringent regulations

2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria gets favorurable draw

Africa’s leaders are missing in Davos but the continent still manages to get good mention

Coronavirus: FAAN beefs up screening at Lagos airport

Five Things to Start Your Day

The story of Lebanon and what Nigeria can learn

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lebanese crisis may foretell Nigeria’s fiscal fate 

More disruptions await businesses, travellers if US expands travel ban

Farmers say one-off FG actions not enough to boost long-term productivity

The absurdity the Supreme Court wrought on Imo State

How Nigerian leaders destroy institutions under the guise of fighting corruption

Nigeria & love for Chinese debts; Love is blind! And…The Amotekun affair!

Health minister pledges to probe BusinessDay/TheCable investigation findings on ‘Yaba Left’

Extreme ownership, the secret for sustainable productivity

Old Mutual, TransCorp to headline BusinessDay’s Nigerian Economic Outlook Conference 2020 on January 28

Investment Implications of the Supreme Court Judgement on the Imo State Gubernatorial Elections

Friends of Olumide Akpata sponsor 30 lawyers to practice preparation course in Lagos

We must not permit the manipulation of history

Proper exercise of the powers of FIRS to freeze defaulting taxpayers’ accounts

The Premier Bar Rises up to the Challenge

On the growth of consumer credit in the economy

Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge

Who is “They”?

In (non) remembrance

FG studying US planned inclusion of Nigeria in new travel restrictions- Presidency

Governors in marathon meeting over N614bn bailout deductions, mass housing 

NLNG strikes sales contract deal with Total for 10 years

Paga acquires Apposit to kick off another magical year for Nigerian tech

737 MAX to remain grounded for longer than Boeing envisaged

Team Earth emerges winner of InterswitchSPAK 2.0 Innovation Challenge

Why we encourage retail investors –SEC

Sanwo-Olu approves relocation of pipeline fire victims to IDP camp

FAAN, NCC partner to check copyright piracy

Siemens offers cautionary tale on responding to climate activists

FG, USAID launch $8mn “water for agriculture” project in North East

FG Reiterates Commitment To Inclusive Education For Children With Special Needs

NovelCoronavirus: FG heightens screening at ports of entry, cautions Nigerians

Novel Coronavirus: FG heightens screening at ports of entry, cautions Nigerians

How Ambrose Ovbiebo has transformed a one-vessel company to an emerging marine logistic force

How to resolve FG, Southwest’s logjam on Amotekun- Tinubu

FIFA Ban: Siasia pleads with Nigerians to help raise €250,000

Fire Outbreak: Oyo Takes Sensitization on Precautionary Measures To Markets

Trump urges Davos to reject environmental ‘alarmists’

Proposed rules for Trump impeachment trial outrage Democrats

BREAKING: Adoke arrives Abuja Court for arraignment

US-China tech dispute: suspicion in Silicon Valley

How to resolve FG, Southwest’s logjam on Amotekun

Investor concerns over US election surpass trade war fears

FG has failed in securing lives; Nigerians should be allowed to defend themselves – Atiku

Malami’s letter on Oyo LG’s: matter is subjudice – Makinde’s Political Adviser

SHACMAN Trucks Tian Chao in Nigeria on expansion visit

Apapa station, NRC buildings demolished for rail project

Mercedes makes incursion into MPV segment

Jaguar Land Rover new seat optimises passengers comfort on long journeys

BMW, Mercedes, VW beat global sales slump

Dangote keeps ANAMMCO, auto industry alive on Shacman deals

Emerging market inflation hits near-six-year high

BREAKING: Health Minister Vows To Probe Findings of BusinessDay/The Cable Investigation On ‘Yaba Left’

New Imo State will prosper under my watch, says Uzodinma

Oyo PDP, APC bicker over Malami’s directive on dissolution of elected council chairmen

Hospitality sector to soar on slightly stable economy

Police foil pro Amotekun rally in Lagos

Amotekun: Solidarity walk in Ibadan, as YWC says no amount of intimidation can stop outfit

FULafia gets NUC approval to offer medicine, 17 other degree programmes

Abia to utilise dry season for road construction

Oyo to procure more equipment for OYSROMA

FCT engages traditional rulers to check fire outbreaks

Akwa Ibom plans new power substation in Ikot Abasi

BusinessDay’s 4th social media week panel session

SAIPEC conference to attract global operators in oil and gas

NCDMB, Waltersmith to support Equatorial Guinea on modular refinery development

Govt, NNPC, and burden of ineffective security on product pipelines

Plentywaka expands routes, calls for partnership

Union Bank follows up on debut commercial paper with fresh N20bn issue

Pinnacle Communications laments over invasion of its Abuja office by operatives of ICPC

NAFDAC clarifies circumstances behind death of pupil who consumed Albendazole

How British Council is driving entrepreneurial growth in Nigeria

FirstBank wins best mobile banking App and fastest growing retail bank awards

Nigeria risks US travel restrictions as Trump set to expand blacklist

Nigeria risks US travel restrictions as Trump sets to expand blacklist

Much of Africa is using mobile money to grow economies, cut poverty but Nigeria is left behind

UNDERCOVER: Bed-Space Corruption, Terrible Food, Well-Fed Rats… Many Things Not Right At ‘Yaba Left’

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

FAAN issues travel advisory in prevention of communicable diseases

Market routes downwards following profit taking in ‘big names’

Nigeria stocks route downwards as profit taking weighs

Here’re 5 wins for Nigeria from UK-Africa Summit

Poverty, unemployment and vanishing nationalism

Nigerian consumers squeezed as price of garri rises 37%

NIMASA generates N16bn into consolidated account in 10 months of 2019

Here’s why you may pay more for domestic air travel in 2020

Roads to ports in Lagos have become the den of corruption, says Anakebe

Manufacturers slow down local input sourcing after FX market stability

On recapitalisation, we have firm assurances from our shareholders that they will bring the money – LASACO MD

Human capital development as key to solving Nigeria’s economic challenges

IMO 2020: Low refining capacity steals shine from Nigeria’s sweet crude advantage

NPA collects over 2.3mkg of waste from Nigerian ports in 11 months of 2019

Can Nigeria craft a fiscally-neutral infrastructure strategy?

‘Inadequate research funding, foreign preference limit local expertise in seed production’

The return of Frankenstein

Magu decries UK’s refusal to extradite Allison-Madueke

Qater 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Nigeria draw Cape Verde, Liberia

No ban yet on ‘Okada’, ‘Keke’ on Lagos roads, Govt. says

Nigeria’s payment firm Flutterwave secures $35m funding

CardinalStone Research: Rising liquidity levels could drive more flows into equities

Lekoil reaches agreement with Optimum to defer OPL 310 obligations

Supreme Court ruling: Permutations rife over possibilities in Imo

Standard Chartered says Nigeria presents a $114 bn opportunity for private sector

Minimum wage: Planned action not intended to disrupt national economy-TUC

BUA Cement Plc: What’s next after merger for the ‘King of the North’

EFInA welcomes funding commitment from UK aid

Buhari hails Xi Jinping , as China celebrates Lunar New Year

Partial internet service continues as repair of subsea cables delay

INEC Chairman swears-in two REC

How to turn RoW hike into an opportunity for Nigeria

Joint ventures, govt schemes to provide housing for 3,500 families in 2020

Nigeria misses out on World’s most powerful nation ranking

Supreme Court affirms Ortom as duly elected Benue governor

Supreme Court affirms Ortom as duly Benue governor

Mouthwatering Food & Drinks, Electrifying Music Performances, and Fun Workshops: EatDrinkFestival‘19 recap

Real estate funds grow AUM to new-high of N46.16bn in 2019

Supreme Court affirms Ortom, Fintiri as duly elected governors

Lakeshore Cancer Center proffers preventive options to tame growing rate of cancer

Aero expands routs, increases frequency

IATA commends Air Peace for upholding safety standards

Tambuwal attributes Supreme Court ruling to God, people of Sokoto

Why Presco’s stock price fell by almost 30% in 2019

The N781bn wall of liquidity set to sustain equities rally

Investment sentiment for consumer goods stock may not improve in 2020

Check out these 4 impressive value stocks in 2020

Meristem launches new campaign, relieves own evolution in campaign theme

Boko Haram kills Rev. Andimi, abducted Adamawa CAN chairman

UK to partner Nigerian, South African investment agencies with £25m funding

Police seal Gani Fawehinmi Park, prevent rally in support of Amotekun

How new technologies will transform businesses in Africa  

Nigerian oil rigs slide to 17, OPEC records plus 12

150 days after exit, trade ministry’s Twitter handle refers Okechukwu Enelamah as minister

9mobile embraces future of work with digital customer service assistant

UK announces over £322mn deals with Nigeria in maiden UK – Africa investment forum

Cybercloud platform attains VMware cloud service verification

Transcrop outlines two major mistakes in privatisation of power sector

Nigeria’s first national grid collapse in 2020 points to four perennial challenges

Here are five insights from December inflation data

Fees on secured lending decline by 5.3 points in Q4

World gets a wake up call for reform from elites gathering in Davos

Saudi Aramco, ADNOC reap benefits from listing as NNPC dithers

2019 sees first Nigerian emerge one of the world’s top crypto traders

FG considers two regulators for Nigeria’s petroleum sector in proposed PIB

ComputerVillage.ng unveils Nedu Wazobia as Chief Auctioneer for her Bazaar of Hope Campaign

Eco: Three known facts about West Africa Monetary Zone and CFA

Eco: Three little known facts about West Africa Monetary Zone and CFA

More than half of CEOs see global economic growth slowing in 2020

CRC’s 95% coverage of Nigeria earns firm best credit bureau of 2020

An unusual gathering of the world’s elite in Davos is focusing on not how to make more money but how to give some away

Nigeria, S.A, Angola’s low performance, obstacle to investment in Africa – World Bank

We are helping to change the negative narrative of Africans in the Diaspora – Adeleke

Akwa Ibom ready to pay new minimum wage

Zenith Exhibitions to hold mega expo, targets industrial sector

The story of Trump’s perilous Iran escalation (2)            

On Operation Amotekun

Democracy & African development (3)

70% broadband penetration target by 2025: A possibility

Apapa: A port city eaten up in shameful disorderliness

Opportunity in the Amotekun of the South-West

Five things to start your day

NNPC restores petroleum product supply on pipeline after  fire  fiasco

How Africa can benefit from trade relationship with UK- Sanwo-Olu

Minister rules out Apapa seaport April rail extension target

Imo: PDP protest senseless, national disgrace, threat to Nigeria’s democracy

Nigeria borders used for smuggling drugs, arms- Buhari

FCT threatens to revoke undeveloped plots in service areas

Supreme Court affirms election of 4 governors

Monday, January 20, 2020

Nigeria’s infrastructure challenges dampen investors’ sentiment at UK-Africa summit

Nigeria’s appetite for subsidies shows little sign of waning

IMF maintains 2.5% growth for Nigeria in 2020-2021

$1.1bn Malabu oil deal: FG files fresh 42-count charge against Adoke, Malabu Oil

Amotekun: Face of future Nigeria as regions opt for self-help 

African tech start-ups get €60m to develop solutions for SDGs

‘The Afam deal brings us closer to generating power for one out of every four Nigerians’- Transcorp President

Donald Trump’s trade wars have not been ‘easy to win’

SEC electronic offering will reduce unclaimed dividends

Basscomm Nigeria Ltd donates items to school in celebration of its CEO’s 50th birthday

Basscomm Nigeria Ltd donates items to school in celebration of its CEO’s 20th birthday

PenCom directs PFAs to pension enhancement for retirees under Programme Withdrawal

Union Bank set to issue up to N20bn in Series 3 and 4 Commercial Paper

Oxfam says World’s 2,153 Billionaires Are Richer Than 4.6 Billion People

Supreme Court affirms election of Kano, Sokoto governors

Scientists warn over China virus outbreak

Supreme Court dismisses Appeal challenging Tambuwal’s Victory

The upstart unions taking on the gig economy and outsourcing

Supreme Court upholds Ganduje’s Election , dismisses appeal by PDP

Africa looms large for UK’s development finance unit

PDP kicks off massive protest in Abuja, to March to Supreme Court

Global Britain changes tack in search of fortune in Africa

Good capitalists give back to society, Nigerian billionaires can do more

Lagos roads infrastructure and environment

Border closure: Impact on the Nigerian economy

Inconsistencies in the macro space

Five things to know to start your day

Nigeria’s free trade zones could unlock Africa’s digital economy

The Metropolitan Club – If you think you are surrounded by idiots (Concluded)

3 die, property destroyed as vandalised NNPC pipeline explodes in Lagos

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Oil surges above $65 as Libya’s export collapses

Economies benefit from fixing inequality WEF’s study finds

Lagosians pay price in choking traffic in megacity without rail

Cashew farmers, exporter’s eye $350m earnings as 2020 harvest commences

Why 64m of Nigeria’s working class cannot buy affordable housing if available

FMN gathers momentum amid market gains, high earnings expectation  

Re-setting capitalism: Klaus Schwab speaks on the future of WEF

Economic crunch hits factories as output, capacity utilisation fall

Analysts see rates on hold as MPC meets this week

Exporters push for friendly policies to earn FX, create jobs for economy  

There is reluctance by banks to offer SME loans—Mabogunje

LSETF disburses N7.3bn to 11,000 MSMEs

FCCPC: First year, solid accomplishments 

World leaders, businessmen, meet in Davos as WEF forum begins

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge to attract N1,000 from 20 January 

Pipeline explosion rocks Abule Egba

Unilever Nigeria appoints Carl Cruz as Managing Director

Atiku backs Amotekun, advocates zonal, state community policing

Focus on access to power, Sahara Group urges investors in UK, Africa

Breaking: Supporters protest Ihedioha’s removal in Imo, demand Tanko’ sack

Nigeria to rank top in World Bank Ease of Doing Business list by 2023 – SGF

NERC to focus on smart grid solutions as collapse concerns heighten

Ferdinand co-hosts Guinness Pan African night to promote football passion

Security heightens around FCT as tension mounts over planned PDP protest

Peace Corps: Former AGF, Agabi asks Malami to call police to order

North East, South West, South East shut out of APC management 

Bribery, extortion thrive as LAGESC, Taskforce officers frustrate small businesses in guise of enforcing law

Nigeria, 50 years after civil war

The Supreme Court judgment that dethroned Ihedioha

Amotekun: Why the odds are stacked against FG 

AfDB to Invest $250M on Water, Sanitation in FCT

Fireworks over ‘Amotekun’: FG Vs South West- who blinks first?

Nigeria is still in pains 50 years after civil war – Ikokwu

Ikpeazu to share N100,000 seed money to Abia petty traders

Saturday, January 18, 2020

INEC kicks over plans to replace candidate in Akwa North West rerun

Flour Mills to refinance existing short-term debt with N20bn bonds

Hoping for good fallout from the UK-Africa Investment Summit

Ibom Air records over 97% scheduled flight reliability 

UBA, Access Bank enhance market credibility with N390m transactions by directors

10 funding options for Nigerian entrepreneurs in 2020

How Ayo Bassey broke barriers to become successful in business

Imo Supreme Court judgment: APC accuses PDP of beating war drum

Maximizing potentials of cassava with FIIRO Technology

Delta youths to be masters of own destinies

Akwa Ibom targets N100bn IGR this year

Christians need God’s empowerment to fulfil their resolutions – Rev. Kristilere

HACEY, Access Bank collaborate to sensitise 500 Lagosians on AIDS/HIV

Libyan Oil exports collapse stoking fears of price rise

Internet in Nigeria, much of Africa slows after undersea cable break

Supreme Court verdict like a daylight robbery, Ihedioha tells APC

Akpabio remains APC candidate, INEC warns Oshiomhole

Avoid pitfall of secularisation of state – Don

Frequent grid collapses question competence of managers

Recapitalization: NIA commend NAICOM on deadline extension

Friday, January 17, 2020

Increase in RoW charges shows Nigeria’s unserious about broadband development

Imo Supreme Court judgement: APC accuses PDP of calling for war

Investors gain only N80bn as equities rally moderates

Fresh starts for Setien at Barcelona as LaLiga second half begins

Fresh starts for Setien at FC.Barcelona as LaLiga second half begins

GEPCare Foundation to intensify fight against human trafficking among Nigerians in diaspora

Cassava to ethanol, vegetable oil projects top Nosak’s 5-year plan

Imo Supreme Court ruling: APC replies PDP, says opposition party calling for war

Ben Enwonwu Foundation presents 4th edition of ‘Point of View’

Owen Omogiafo, proof that if you dare, you can rise 

GAGE awards 2020 enters voting stage

Damaged undersea cables to blame for slow internet in Nigeria, others

Nigeria’s entrepreneurs are key to Africa’s progress – Pierangelo

Billionaires descend on Davos as WEF forum begins

Facebook may be forced to sell WhatsApp, Instagram here’s why

FG to refinance 3.6trn local debt in 2020

Nigerians urged to patronise locally made products

NIMASA: Tackling marine pollution, piracy for safe shipping on Nigerian waters

Spotlight on the loyalty economy: How to value a company by analyzing its customers

4 victims rescued as another building collapses in Lagos  

Resolute in the face of setback

Court sends Ifeanyi Ubah packing from senate

Access Bank acquires 100% of Kenya’s Transnational Bank

Lagos ADC crisis: Stakeholders reaffirm Daramola as state chairman

Edikaikong: A delicious and nutritious soup from the South South of Nigeria

Oyo Govt. Issues stop work order on two public schools in Ibadan

SELF backs forensic audit of NDDC, threatens to expose fake contractors

Subject Amotekun to democratic control – Oyo ALGON tell South West governors

CBN can try, but banks as financial inclusion champion not happening soon

FG planning alternative petrol for Nigerians at N95 per litre

OkadaBooks for the Weekend featuring ‘No Need for Lies’

Group describes the call for Omo-Agege’s resignation as rape of the Urhobo nation

Women in Business: Iroghama Obuoforibo

Women in Business: Wendy A. Okolo

Influencer marketing Vs Paid advertising

TCN says power being restored after System Collapse Thursday

System collapse: We are on top of situation- TCN

Governor Uzodinma of Imo Makes First Appointments, names Anyahie Chief of Staff

Nigeria’s inflation rises by 11.98 in December for fourth consecutive time

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Six agricultural commodities to watch out for this year (2019/2020 season)

For first time in decades, consumer credit shows signs of take-off in Nigeria

North-West rivalry rekindle as Liverpool host Man Utd

PDP asks CJN to resign, says Supreme Court panel heavily compromised

Make the most of your business  trip at Southern Sun Ikoyi

How to leapfrog health systems in Nigeria  

Life may be priceless, but healthcare is not

Tony Elumelu donates tech centre to AAU

Nigeria’s agricultural output likely to decline under AfCFTA – NESG

Naira Marley and the ‘Marlian’ counter-culture

The quest and necessity for Nigerian President of Igbo extraction

Eco faces uncertain future

LASG to leverage technology to plug gaps in healthcare delivery

Travellers in extreme temperatures

NCDC activates 3 new laboratories to boost disease surveillance

The Angel of History and the Ghost of Biafra

Cancer: Kwarans to enjoy comprehensive screening soon

The law of leadership

Unbundling mass communication, tough but surmountable

Fg targets 15% revenue to GDP ratio in medium term

Eye diseases comparatively high in Nigeria due to poverty, ignorance – experts

New VAT Implementation To Take Effect February 1, 2020

Ogun commits to sound healthcare delivery as Abiodun pledges to revamp facilities 

Sanwo-Olu Rejigs Cabinet As New Appointees Join

UK-Africa investment summit to deliver jobs, growth

Nigeria’s MPR sits at 13.5% as South Africa cuts rate to 6.25%

Sanwo-Olu warns against impact of population expulsion, open defecation on environment  

National grid records first collapse in 2020

Investors shun medium-short term OMO bills as CBN offers N200bn

More pressure on FG over ‘Amotekun’ as PDP’s Makinde champions legalisation move

FG inaugurates new board for FIRS, targets 45 mn taxbase

Excitement returns as Crystal Palace lock horn with Man City, Real Madrid host Sevilla 

Premier League Star player to watch – Riyad Mahrez

Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan rail corridors to receive 44 new coaches, locos

We are hosting to win 2020 National Sports Festival- Edo boasts

Update2: Buhari nominates Kingsley Obiora Deputy Governor, CBN 

Update1: Buhari nominates Obiorah Deputy Governor, CBN

FCTA assures health workers of security

FG targets passage of PIGB before May 29 2020

‘Nigeria First’ is new foreign policy thrust as FG lists nine priority areas

How Nigeria’s falling oil production may affect 2020 budget revenue

WAMZ condemns adoption of Eco by Francophone West African states

After a disappointing 2019: Will investors find solace in 2020?

Swiss International signs agreement for 3rd hotel in Nigeria

‘To manage crises in Nigeria, drawn-out strategies don’t always work’

Police nab 34 kidnappers, cattle rustlers in Oyo

Families of slain soldiers lament poor economic status

Taraba NSCDC rescues two children abducted from Borno

What to expect from remodeling of Allen-Awolowo Way Roundabout

ECOWAS urged to focus on convergence criteria as they meet on Eco controversy

Allen & Overy joins forces with Shanghai law firm

Tech law firm gets new managing partner

OPay creates 107,000 jobs in Nigeria’s economy with 23.1% unemployment rate

‘Publish your assets within 7 days’, SERAP tells Buhari, Osinbajo, others

Whither is the Electric Power Sector in Nigeria Bound?

Africa’s economy will move without Nigeria in next 5 years – Brookings Institution

Why we cannot ignore the persistent disregard for the rule of law by current administration – JRP

Nigeria can be AfCFTA’s top gainer if it implements these NESG’s recommendations

US tech backlash forces China to be more self-sufficient

Gov Wike meets traders, residents over 3 flyovers project

OML 11 action is Gov Wike’s resource control struggle style – Aide

Five ways adopting the Eco will impact Nigeria

Controversy trails attorney-general’s pronouncement of ‘Amotekun’ as illegal

CBN positions to mop up excess liquidity as N630.84bn hit system today

Spotlight on the loyalty economy: Are you undervaluing your customers?

The Dating 101 Guide to Recruitment

Fixed income, currency market review shows N16.45trn in December

Nigerian equities on steroid

MTNN, UBA, ETI, Zenith, Dangote Cement, others outperform market

RMBNS’ economic outlook for 2020: some growth, but not enough

We established Operation Amotekun to narrow gaps in security sector – Makinde

Here are the five things to start your day

Back-to-back losses for Nigerian equities

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

At $15 billion, Aliko Dangote is worth more than 8 African countries

I’ll not be party to pilfering of government property, funds- Ihedioha tells aides

Supreme Court judgment on Imo: Continuation of Nigeria’s political paradox

Dying Nigerian mall go under the hammer of court

Delta unveils consumer innovations at CES 2020, world’s largest tech stage

Poor infrastructure impedes passenger growth at Lagos airport

Makers of FMCGs face tougher choices as VAT increase kicks in

Greeting cards fall out of favour as retailers cut card shelves on low patronage

How NDDC awarded over N1trn contracts in 7 months, against N400bn budget in 2019

The Nigerian middle class and the second exodus (3)

Good repayment history doesn’t predict good customer

More must be demanded from local governments

Is the AU as an institution protecting Chergui?

Lawan faults attack on Emir of Potiskum

CyberCLOUD Platform Attains VMware Verified Status

Access Bank gives out N5bn to 20,000 customers in DiamondXtra savings scheme

APC petitions NJC over presiding judge, PDP’s manipulation of Rivers APC court cases

Ajaokuta Steel: Reviving Nigeria’s failed industrial project

Operation Amotekun has come to stay, AGF should wake up from slumber – Makinde

Petrobras sells $1.5 billion assets in Nigeria, ends activities in Africa

Market dips by N114bn as profit taking continues

NSE securities lending report shows 20.78million units available

Updated: Govt’ to charge 7.5% VAT on transactions before presidential assent

7.5% VAT implementation takes off in retrospect

Lagos to leverage PPP to bridge infrastructure deficit

APC welcomes Uzodinma into Progressives Governors Forum

Crew kidnappings in Gulf of Guinea grew by 50% in 2019 amid global drop in piracy – IMB

Kidnapped NPC officials in Taraba regain freedom

FOU Customs intercepts contraband worth over N67m in one week

FG acquires 44 coaches, locos for deployment on Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan rail corridors

Nigerian reported to be involved in Ukrainian crash says he is alive

Finance Bill to accompany budgets going forward, Zainab says

Nigeria rides on Fintech to secure top investment destination in Africa

AFRD: Families of slain soldiers cry for economic empowerment, support  

Future of payment service banks in limbo, 14 months after

Trailers not shaken by stakeholders meeting on Apapa

Future of smartphones impact on automotive industry

Etihad Airways, Sixt sign airport chauffeur deal

Cullinan SUV sales central to Rolls-Royce record year

Toyota’s ‘Hydrogen City’ eyes cutting-edge tech interaction

Obinna Iyiegbu, Cubana Group chairman speaks on plans for 2020

Minister calls for increased collaboration between Nigeria, Turkey to enhance development

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Amotekun: Restructuring Nigeria on auto-pilot!

Ignorance is definitely not bliss

Here’s what Nigeria can learn from world’s best-performing currency

Updated: Finance Bill 2019 relives insurers of unfair tax burden

Banking sector positions to explore untapped area in economy

RoW hike by 14 states could derail new FG’s fixed broadband push

Five things to impact farmers’ productivity in 2020

Mobile transfer volumes surge by 463% in 2019 as more Nigerians go digital

LADOL boss seeks new financial regulations to drive wealth creation

Insurers positive on growth, reaffirms commitment to meeting claims obligation

Lekoil’s elaborate governance structure couldn’t save it from fraud

Recognising and seizing your moment of leadership

Insurers play cautious on intake of new annuities as risks become weighty

SIFAX Group moves to support Nigerian farmers on export of produce

Again, WACT successfully handles another gearless containership

Update2: Supreme Court declares APC-Uzodinma winner of Imo governorship election

NIMASA set to honour maritime stakeholders to encourage investors

NCRIB canvasses importance of insurance, commends support for Akesan Market fire victims

BDCs raise alarm over France involvement in Eco currency

Ecobank plans to disburse N80bn to participants in agricultural value chain

Giving payment of accrued rights a priority

NABG, PAN, Premier Agribusiness collaborate to deepen agripreneurs capacity on business sustainability

Oyo partners NIHORT on Agricultural Revolution

Inequality in Elite can’t sit on the fence

USADF, All On Open 2020 Edition of US$100,000 Nigeria Off-Grid Energy Challenge

Supreme Court Judgment on Imo state a sad commentary on democracy-PDP

Polymenakos replaces Ejidoh as Managing Director of Champion Breweries

Imo Governorship: APC congratulates Uzodinma on Supreme Court victory

Gbenga Daniel’s PDP faction in Ogun collapses into APC 

FG declares Amotekun Illegal, contrary to Constitutional provisions

Supreme Court sacks Ihediaoha, declares APC’s Hope Uzodinma Imo Governor

Measure SDG, not GDP to improve healthcare delivery, PwC tells Lagos

Stakeholders task NPA, terminal operators on port efficiency to solve Apapa gridlock

Peter Ekwueme named Executive Director for FIN Insurance, gets NAICOM approval

NOIPolls finds power generation peak at 5,222 MW in 2019

In boon for borrowers, cost of credit can’t stop falling in Nigeria

Surulere game village residents protest sale of sewage plant

Nigeria dropped most in ranking of powerful passports over last decade

Nigeria’s Debt Sector

Lagos cabinet gets GAC GS8 Trumpchi SUV official cars

Oshiomhole risks removal as N/East APC rejects Bulama candidature for National Secretary

Aliko Dangote makes major announcement about buying Arsenal Football Club

FG to engage more qualified teachers- Buhari

Davos 2020, why Buhari should consider attending – with a plan

Barcelona overtake Real Madrid, Man Utd to top Deloitte Football Money League

Is Nigeria a nation that can work with her current formation?

Profit-taking ends record 11-day rally, as NSE sees first decline in 2020

Supreme Court strikes out Nwosu’s appeal against Ihedioha’s election

How free energy will change the world

FG yet to implement disabilities prohibition Act, a year after assent by Buhari 

FG yet to implement disabilities prohibition Act, year after assent by Buhari

Why Kuwait’s new 250,000 bpd raises fresh concern for Nigeria, OPEC

Reps direct FG to halt electricity tariff increase

United Capital expects old problems, less deregulation in 2020 outlook for Oil sector

Gtext Homes commits to provide affordable housing for Nigerians 

S’Court set to give judgment in Imo guber appeal

Supreme Court adjourns indefinitely Bauchi, Plateau, Benue governorship appeals

What N117bn infrastructure budget means to Lagos property market, economy

Nigeria’s cooking gas market yet to capture over 80m rural dwellers

The path to grow Nigeria’s aviation

The story of Trump’s perilous Iran escalation (1)

On language and culture

Democracy and African development (2)

Transportation investments and diversification of Nigerian economy

2020 and beyond: Why committed leadership matter

Eight months into MAP implementation, group demands clarity

Lekoil’s shares resume trading on London Stock Exchange as suspension is lifted

Monday, January 13, 2020

Worth Reflecting is Finance Minister’s Tour De Force with 2020 Budget

What Finance Act 2019 means to businesses, economy

West African ‘Eco’ could add more woes to Nigeria’s troubled economy

Demutualisation tops NSE agenda in 2020

Why creative entrepreneurship education option must lead economy growth  

Lekoil suspended on AIM as Qatar questions validity of $184m financing deal

Companies’ quest to boost sales in 2020 expected to jolt activity among marketing agencies

Parents, schools need to focus on helping learners acquire these five skills

Marketer reveals strategies for survival of brands in Nigerian market

Seven courses emerge from NUC’s unbundling of Mass Communication degree

Stanbic IBTC strengthens back to school options for students

Atlantic Hall, Canadian Business School partner to deepen experiential learning

Brand Communicator emerges PR Magazine of the Year

7even Interactive names Taiwo Agboola CEO

Phillips Consulting tasks Interior Ministry on talent development, technology for security

Nigerians trust access to education, knowledge sharing most effective at unlocking opportunity

NYSC warns prospective corp members against fake registration

CBN postpones MPC meeting to January 23&24

APC to unveil new National Secretary February as N/East appoints Lawan caucus chairman, leader

Road projects: We won’t demolish properties without engaging owners—Makinde

Fire guts over N21 million worth goods in Abuja market

Market shows Nigeria stock investors reaping more

Companies asked investors to pump N290.09bn fresh capital in 2019

Without enabling environment, Nigeria’s revenue will decline under AfCFTA – NESG 

 Five implications of the newly signed Finance Bill

Finance Bill 2019 relieves insurers of unfair tax burden

Why CMU is in Rwanda and not Nigeria – Rugege

How Oshodi-Abule Egba BRT will impact commuters

Shares in oil producer Lekoil suspended after Qatari loan queried

We know what moves people, what pulls them to act, what makes them raving fans – Williams

ICAO certifies Nigeria for progress in resolving aviation security, oversight deficiencies

Hotels in Rwanda now have over 70% daily occupancy rate since Arsenal deal – Bafakulera

Everything we learnt from Rwanda’s 2019 national dialogue session

Inside Rwanda’s economic miracle

7.5% VAT takes off as Buhari signs Finance Bill

Companies asked investors to pump N290.09 billion fresh capital in 2019

Here’s why S’Court  adjourned proceedings on election appeals from 7 States

Dangote Cement shareholders to see EPS expansion after buyback

Eight Suspected Internet Fraudsters arrested In Ibadan by EFCC

Stockbrokers push for financial market overhaul

Lies over downing of aircraft shake Iran’s trust in its rulers

UK Prime Minister invites Nigeria, 21 Other African countries to investment summit

SmartFarm Nigeria, Psaltry International collaborate to train cassava farmers, create market access

Theatre, Arts & Culture Comes Alive in Nigeria with Amstel Malta

Taking charge of your business compliance obligations early

Are we hoping to be saved by higher oil prices?

Updated: Buhari signs finance bill into law

Will economy outperform consensus on Emefielenomics, reform green shoots?

Nigeria Customs Service shortlist 162,399 candidates for recruitment

Member of 7-man Supreme Court member takes ills during proceedings

Investor Protection: NSE says facilitated recovery of N1.43bn for investors in 2019

The UK Africa Investment Summit: A great opportunity for Nigeria

The Metropolitan Club – If you think you are surrounded by idiots

Where is the glory of Nigeria’s latter economy?

United Bank for Africa: Promoting Africa

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Nigeria turning page in ties with private sector, investors say

Economy, real sector reel as haulage cost soars on Apapa gridlock

10 entrepreneurs to watch in 2020  

Nigeria risks bleak future as Excess Crude Account depletes, oil fields idle

PFAs can now invest in Lagos State’s N500bn debt issuance programme – PENCOM

NAICOM, PenCom push more protection for retiree annuitants, group life policy holders

NAICOM, PenCom pushes more protection for retiree annuitants, group life policy holders

Can good journalism save Nigeria?  

Launch of NAICOM portal next big game after recapitalisation

Leadway Assurance appoints CEO, as Oye Hassan-Odukale retires

Real Madrid beat Atlético to lift Spanish Super Cup

Ortom, Sule tell Buhari not to withdraw Operation Whirl Stock

APC, Buhari planning to divide Nigeria, PDP Alleges

Mineral resources alone can’t take Nigeria to prosperity, says Makinde

So Energy Enhances Access to Petroleum Products in Ghana

Xavi rejects Barcelona coaching job

SEC Nigeria says market regulation now more efficient with technology

Seplat puts smiles on faces of Imo State flood victims

Quality education: FCTA threaten to shut down illegal schools

Passengers stranded at Dubai airport as flood disrupts operations 

‘Let’s Talk’: First Bank sets youths on path of progress  

N37bn NASS renovation: Confusion trails provision as FCTA, BPP claim ignorance 

PDP queries Presidency, says use of presidential fleet by Buhari’s daughter abuse of office 

Atlético battle Real Madrid in Spanish Super Cup final

The height of political intolerance in Kwara

Oyo will rebuild Akesan Market, provide support to victims, Makinde pledges

Stop dissipating energy on petty issues – PDP elders tell Abdulrazaq

Reps condemn attack on Airforce troops, condole family of fallen personnel

We are not part of plans to disrupt council polls in Cross River – APC Chairman

Unbundling of Mass Communication degree to impact jobs, graduate quality

BMO attacks PDP, says failed secretariat project sign of party failure

What insights do we gain from the first week of trading in January 2020?

Nigeria Says It Complied With OPEC+ Output Cuts in December

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Desperate moment for Obaseki, Oshiomhole and APC in Edo

Mental health: What you need to know about workplace burnout

Crisis rocks APC in Akwa Ibom as three factions hold sway

Who really is in charge of the Power Ministry?

Abia to shutdown substandard private schools

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us- Education Advocate Dupe Oni Cries out

UBA Board set to recommend final dividend

Selfishness of politicians has hampered Nigerian progress – Okunola  

Unilorin MPH students renovate reptile- infested health centres in Kwara

No truce yet as Makinde, sacked LG bosses remain on warpath in Oyo

PDP queries Presidency, says use of presidential fleet by Buhari’s daughter abuse of office

Barcelona to name club legend Xavi new manager

Nigeria Unveils $732 Million Broadband Project to Boost Economy

Nigeria, China to strengthen cultural cooperation, exchanges

Two killed, over hundred houses burnt in Taraba  village, witnesses say

New minimum wage increases Delta wage bill with N700m

Lagos set to construct 9.39-km Ijegun, Ijagemo,  Ijedodo Network of Roads

Update: How NIMC’s incapacity forced JAMB to suspend use of NIN for 2020 UTME

JAMB suspends use of NIN for 2020 UTME

Update: EFCC denies reported arrest of Access Bank MD as bank clarifies invitation

Access Bank clarifies MD’s invitation by EFCC

$25,000 extortion: Sen Shehu Sani has questions to answer –EFCC

Reps condemn attack on Airforce troops, condole with family of fallen hero

Finally, Iran Admits “Unintentionally” Shooting Down Ukrainian Airliner – AP

Friday, January 10, 2020

CBN injects $253.38m, CNY 16.7m into FX market

INEC to ignore election results collation in constituencies with traces of violence

EFCC nabs currency counterfeiters, confiscates N45m fake Notes

We are more interested in protecting late Promise’s family – NFF

Nigeria turning page in ties with private sector investors say

Passive Income and Financial Independence

Attorney-General withdraws N242.24bn case with MTN Nigeria

NAF’s airman killed, several injured as bandits ambush troops in Kaduna

Samsung operating profit plummets 34percent as chip market bottoms out

PFAs can now invest in Lagos State N500b debt issuance programme- PENCOM

NIDCOM boss calls for partnership between Nigerian/Indian Diaspora professionals

Sokoto joins Adamawa, Bauchi and 8 other states to pay N30, 000 minimum wage

PENGASSAN tells FG to adopt NLNG model to revive ailing refineries

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge: More centres on the way to ease e-tag registration

Airtel launches TV app, Video-on-demand

Stocks near 6-month high as market sees biggest gain since May 2019

Nigeria Immigration Vows To Probe Bribe-taking Officers At Border Checkpoints

PoS or USSD: Which is a cheaper way to include 40m unbanked Nigerians?

#Metoo’s legacy

Fela’s Republic and the Kalakuta Queens: Truly an epic show

70% broadband penetration possible in Nigeria by 2025 – analyst

Making New Year resolutions…again?

Hotel group acquisition creates mega player in Nigerian hospitality industry

Why you need to be cautious of hotel room safety this year

How US-Iran face-off impacts Nigerian manufacturers

Nestlé Positioned for growth amid economic uncertainty

Women in Business- Violet Arene (Ph.D)

Women in Business- Tinuade T. Awe

Start off the year right with this pepper soup recipe

NIS debunks allegation of bribery at immigration check points 

Glittering health beauty deepens investment with new make-up line launch

FG takes N1.5 billion surplus from N10 billion Enugu Airport

Buhari appoints Garba Abubakar, CAC’s Registrar-General

Thursday, January 09, 2020

IVF: Access bank to provide treatment financing for women

‘UCH is poised for better care for the critically ill patients’

EDO nurses worry over high rate of quackery

Tips for a healthier you in the New Year

Markets rally on BUA Cement’s N1.3trn listing

Start-ups break new grounds as disruptors turn challenges into profits

First time ever, 8 NNPC subsidiaries declare record N83.9bn surplus

Hexavian Business Laws for 2020 (2)

People to enable strategy and systems

Frontier, Paramount Fund lead equity funds performance in 2019

A plea for economic development planning

Donald Trump, the evangelicals and predictions of end-times  

That post-Christmas Abuja weekend bank robbery; mad oh!

Raising electricity tariffs alone won’t keep the lights on

Hostility resumes as Premier League, Serie A games kicks off

Lagos road infrastructure and the T.H.E.M.E.S agenda

Premier League Star player to watch – Jordan Ayew

Our navigational, landing aids remain serviceable – NAMA

Buhari meets ASUU members, insists on IPPIS

Liverpool agree new kit deal with Nike

Amotekun not alternative to any of the conventional security agencies says– Fayemi

Northcourt projects stronger growth for Nigerian real estate at 2.65% in 2020

Saraki House Demolition: Court fixes January 15 for hearing of motion

Abiodun set to swear in Ogun commissioners Friday

Olabisi Sotunde receives IMC Fellowship

IOSH to host West Africa conference to shape future of HSE in Nigeria

Nigeria’s Imo State allocates Land to Afreximbank for quality assurance centre

“Africa can be better when cryptocurrency and blockchain is fully Adopted” – Gaius Chibueze , CEO, ABIT Network

NUC phases out mass communication degree

US-Iran face-off: Nigeria may be battleground as Shiites threaten Trump

South West governors officially launch Amotekun in Ibadan

TUC gives states till Jan 31 to implement minimum wage.

NERC’s minimum market remittance order to offer lifeline to GENCOS,others-experts

Nigeria Customs Service 2019 revenue hits N1.34 trn

Curtailing the menace of okada riders in Lagos

Lagos to close Nigerian Breweries’ Rail Crossing, other for rail project 

Top five skills needed to stay ahead in 2020

Buhari recalls NBET MD, AMOBI who was sacked by Power Minister

Update 1: BUA Cement to list 33.9b shares on NSE at N35 today, Thursday

BUA Cement set to list on NSE

BUA Cement set to list on NSE Today

Taraba investment followed CBN guidelines in appointing MFB management – MD

Twitter plans new conversation settings to shut out hecklers, unwanted responses

Frontier, Paramount lead equity funds’ performance in 2019

Minister directs NBC to immediately implement the reforms to ‘sanitize’ broadcast industry

Takeaways from the Q3 2019 voice and internet subscriptions

Flour Mills rebrands two subsidiaries under agro-allied division

Oyo Govt’ll rebuild Akesan Market, provide support to victims, says Makinde

Again, Shell, Chevron choose Egypt as preferred investment destination over Nigeria

Nigerian manufacturing sector in era of AFCFTA

Adesola Adeduntan: Banker with Midas Touch Gets Global Recognition

No worker in Oyo State’ll earn below N30,000 minimum wage – Makinde

The good and bad for Nigerian investors eyeing tech startups

Dangote Plans U.S. Office to Help Diversify Wealth

World Bank projects weaker growth for Nigeria at 2.1% in 2020-22

FG, Police move to frustrate ‘Operation Amotekun’, Southwest security scheme – Investigation

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

Tougher times ahead for cash-strapped consumers in 2020

The rise and rise of Instagram-preneurs but buyers’ fears still persist

Over N800bn gain year-to-date places Nigeria stocks as world’s best

With right infrastructure, Nigeria can grow passenger traffic by 10m yearly – Sanusi

The Nigerian middle class and the second exodus (II)

Apapa: Port city without rail system leaves Nigeria in backwoods

My prophecy for year 2020

Fit to lead: Perspective is the difference

The Igbo wars resume

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: With Just N200 Bribe Per Immigration Checkpoint, Illegal Migrants Are Infiltrating Nigeria Through Sokoto

GTBank, Zenith may release FY’19 scorecards ahead of listed peers

John Holt reports pretax profit of N236million

Global growth to edge up by 2.5% in 2020, says World Bank

Buhari summoned Minister, NNPC boss  over global oil crises- Presidency Sources

Lekki Toll Gate users stranded, as cashless policy takes effect

Trump: US ready to impose additional sanctions on Iran

Lagos projects investment of N4.8bn to boost food security  

Ogun gets first President Customary Court of Appeal since Creation 44 years ago

CBN retains 65% minimum LDR as banks ramp-up lending to economy

The twin tragedy electricity consumers face

Algeria, other peers leave Nigeria behind in chase for oil investment

Global trends in the Insurance Industry

Lagos begins dislodgment of illegal squatters from Ikoyi, V/Island

66 Oyo Public Schools to benefit from SBMC – SIP

The more a country spends on ads, the less satisfied its citizens are

In 2020, here’s what Nigeria needs to drive economic growth

Iran’s revenge sends Saudi Aramco tumbling, as shares hit lowest since IPO

Nigerian Breweries to stay ahead of pack

IEA says private finance mobilisation key to closing Africa’s $2.6tr energy gap

Nigeria’s stocks world’s best performing

Apapa at standstill, economic activities grounded as truck falls on bridge

Villains and heroes: How Qassem Soleimani’s assassination is disrupting global diplomacy  

‘Oshiomhole works against Oba of Benin’s peace move’

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Taraba Investment followed CBN guidelines in appointing Micro Finance Bank management- MD

Nigeria’s oil and gas industry outlook for 2020, a mixture of good and bad

Nigeria risk losing 194,000bpd if Chevron’s crisis lingers

BEDC embarks on infrastructure projects to boost power supply

Lekoil appoints two new non-executive directors

Iran’s revenge strike sends Bitcoin price on a bullish run

Afreximbank tops Bloomberg 2019 book running league table

ExxonMobil predicts tepid Q4 result on weak earnings

Fidelity Bank receives awards for supporting real sector

Edo APC crisis: Court restrains INEC from conducting election into vacant seats

Paga appoints Cleverly as new group chief financial officer

CAF Awards: Oshoala, Mane crowned 2019 African Players of the Year

Oil price hits $71 as Iran fires missiles at U.S base in Iraq

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Power sector in a flux 5 months after new minister’s appointment

Prospects, challenges of Nigeria’s agriculture in 2020

How security agencies hunt, extort local farmers over border closure (2)

Lagos targets N886.041bn IGR in budgeted N1.169trn for 2020

Insurers set to play greater role in agricultural investment, job creation

Travelers return amid low RTC, no kidnap cases

Toyota Century tackles Rolls Royce exclusivity

Bancassurance gets a boost as NAICOM approves 18 licences

Nigeria’s 2020: No respite on the horizon

To know is not enough

The importance of building bridges

Auto plants idle as motorbikes, used car import hits N1.08tr in one year

NSE pushes best run from start of New Year to 4th trading session

U.S sends security agents to assess Lagos airport amidst global security threats

Transmit agreements, treaties in your custody to Justice ministry, AGF urges ministries, agencies

NABG, PAN, Premier Agribusiness collaborate to deepen agripreneurs capacity on business sustainability 

Ogun commences Broiler Empowerment Program with 54,000 birds

Bolt appoints Akin-Laguda to drive Nigeria operations

Absa strikes $473mn deal with World Bank agency to boost financing in Africa

2023 presidency responsible for Gov Umahi’s alleged anti-party activities, says PDP

China’s renminbi strengthens to highest levels since August

UK house price affordability worsens over past decade

Abia to assist traders rebuild burnt Umuahia timber market

Lagos targets N886bn IGR to fund 2020 budget

Nigeria may not automatically benefit from rising oil prices

Debates about 2023  Presidential Election, sign of restlessness – Tinubu 

NITDA moves to investigate alleged leak of Surebet247 customers’ data

IMF says ready to support implementation of Eco

Ugandan opposition says Museveni’s 6-day ‘symbolic’ jungle march wasteful

30 killed in Borno bomb blast- Reuters

Wall Street banks ramp up research into quantum finance

Residents lose N5bn to Ponzi schemes in Ebonyi

Three technological trends that will shape the decade

FG orders suspension of N-Power ghost teachers in Sokoto, following BusinessDay’s investigation

NMC Health seeks to confirm cash levels after Muddy Waters attack

Gold nears 7-year high as Iran tensions spark fresh market jitters

Equinor pledges to slash greenhouse gas emissions in Norway

Lagos to spend N117bn on road maintenance in 2020

Lagos targets 80 percent performance in 2020 Budget

Costa Rica offers lessons from using renewables to tackle climate change impacts

How Iran could disrupt oil market in response to US killing of its general

Inside details of Lekoil’s $184m loan for Ogo field drilling in OPL 310

Formula for 2020

NLNG Train 7: What has Buhari or Jonathan got to do with it?

Elano reels out development strides in Eleme with security support as high point

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Support Nigerian Legion, Makinde charges individuals, corporate organisations

Oyo APC commiserates with fire victims, asks Makinde to be proactive

Police arraign fake UniLag lecturer  

Monday, January 06, 2020

How security agencies hunt, extort local farmers over border closure (1)

UBA rightsizing set to boost productivity, increase value delivery

How to increase real estate value in Nigeria

What Forbes wants real estate investors to do to succeed in 2020

Access, UBA, Seplat, Zenith, GTB, Dangote Cement are top stock picks for 2020

With a new decade comes new technologies; what to expect in 2020

Democracy & African development (1)

Affordable housing: Next investment frontier for big ticket developers

Devaluation risk rises as FX reserves slide to 24-month low

Why education sector in this decade requires inspired leadership  

Rush for Africa by global players among factors to shape 2020 – Kwame Senou

Carabao Cup: Manchester City seek revenge in semi-final clash with Manchester United

Oshoala, Osimhen, Chukwueze, Super Falcons in line for honours at CAF Awards

FG begins demolition under Lagos bridges  

Security remains priority for us in 2020, says Sanwo-Olu

CBN issues framework for management of risks in payments system

Update: Despite Police warning, Shiites in Nigeria’s Capital protest killing of Iran General

Despite Police alertness, Shiites hold protest in Abuja

Putting ‘MIDAS’ touch to insurance regulation

NLNG Train 7 FID shows Nigeria’s commitment to gas revolution – FG

Insurance brokers name Ooni of Ife Industry Ambassador

Insurance brokers names Ooni of Ife Industry Ambassador

NAICOM Thomas giving insurance regulation a human face

Fire incidents: Oyo to buy 10 fire-fighting trucks

Kwara Police denies involvement in Ile Arugbo Demolition

The Mekong Delta: an unsettling portrait of coastal collapse

Five-day rally puts over N220bn in Nigeria stock investors’ pockets

Democracies are ill-suited to deal with climate change

The ‘help’ from hell

Donald Trump threatens 52 targets if Iran takes revenge

Al-Shabaab fighters attack Kenya base used by US military

Cross River gives traders 7 days to relocate to markets 

19 killed as gunmen attack Kogi community  

Cross River: Women accuse multinational firms of engaging in deforestation

NSCDC arrests 1,314 suspects in Edo

Consumers show no plans to buy big-ticket items next 12 months

NAICOM looks to annuity for next growth of insurance business

Starting the New Year right for entrepreneurs

26-yr old Nigerian shares plan to save five million Naira by year’s end

NAICOM shifts focus to market development in 2020

The Case for the Public Option Over Medicare for All

Manufacturers to access more funds in 2020 amid protectionist policies—LCCI

With electricity tariff increase imminent, NERC toughens DisCos obligations

Adamawa Rep calls for security beef-up in Michika, after Boko Haram attacks

Why Likable Leaders Seem More Effective

Exxon Mobil dumps Nigeria for Egypt as tussle for capital tilts in favour of competitive countries

These are the stocks that have gotten off to a great start in 2020

NSE records lowest investors exposure in 3 years as weak confidence prevails

Gold nears 4-month high, oil surge as US-Iran tension push investors to haven

Notore draws N13.32bn facility from Afrexim bank for Turn-Around Maintenance programme

Nigeria’s SEC says derivatives trading one of its top priorities in 2020

Forte, Oando, PZ exit NSE-30 in recently reviewed market indices

Iranian General’s Death: Nigeria Police on red alert nationwide

Oil tops three-month high of $70 a barrel on Middle East tensions

Sunday, January 05, 2020

What will it take for 2020 to truly be the year of Gas in Nigeria?

Decade of the locust: Nigeria cedes ground to Next 11 peers

4 laws that could shape Nigeria’s economy this year

Our customers have access to funds under three hours—Page Financials CEO

Oshodi Transport Interchange records 1.6m passengers

Nigeria’s refineries record N123bn losses in 10 months

The dystopia of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, calls for special interventions

In 2020, do not be held hostage to ideology

The Metropolitan Club – If you think you are surrounded by idiots (2)

ABC pledges more advocacy for American businesses in Nigeria

Board diversity: A key imperative

New Year’s Day address By BABATUNDE SANWO-OLU

LASUTH pushes expansion of emergency wards’ capacity after BusinessDay’s investigation

Deploy borrowed funds to self-funding and revenue-generating projects

Great Lakes Investment & Trade Conference holds in Kigali, 18 March

Nigerian banks’ loans to private sector among lowest in the world

Buhari extol Guinea Bissau President for ‘Putting National interest above his own’

Kogi Massacre: PDP blame killings on security lapses, tasks Buhari to end bloodletting

Nigeria’s Visa-on-Arrival policy needs more work for it to help the Economy

PDP querries Buhari’s hike in electricity tariff, ban on foreign medical treatment 

We’re set for implementation of 2020 budget, says Sanwo-Olu

FG lauds Waltersmith modular refinery role in promoting Nigerian Content

NERC says it has not increased electricity tariff

Updated: Passengers stranded at Lagos airport over lack of parking space

Nigerians to begin higher payment for power cost this January as NERC sites inflation, FX realities

Alleged N4m bribe: I never encountered Shehu Sani in person, says CJN

Why FG must prioritise education and human capital development, by Adewale

Passengers stranded at Nigeria’s busiest International Airport as congestion worsens

Bush fire: FAAN re-opens Port Harcourt airport

NLNG Train 7 FID: Laying a solid foundation for economic development of Nigeria

Saturday, January 04, 2020

What is new about Ibom Blue Sea Science and Technology project?

How to know if you’re at risk for heart attack

Taking agric to greater heights in the new decade

Time To Rebuild Nigeria’s Crumbling Institutions

Lagos and the defining moments of 2019

Household dust may be contributing to childhood obesity epidemic

Oyo acquires MRI machines for LAUTECH teaching hospital

With $663.2m, Nigeria again tops startup investments in Africa

FAAN shuts down Port Harcourt airport temporarily over bush fire incident

Can Liverpool shatter Premier League points record?

Possible twists in New US-Iran Relations after General Soleimani’s Murder

Friday, January 03, 2020

“I think less about the goal and more about the game”

Lazio turn Serie A into 3-horse race

Eclat Healthcare partners Edo State to drive health improvement programme

Buhari condemns killing of 19 persons in Kogi

Bode George joins 2023 presidential race

NSE 30 profit hits N1.21 trillion after admitting MTN, CCNN, and FCMB

LEKOIL secures funding for drilling and development of OPL 310

Abiodun cancels Amosun’s 37 LCDAs, appoints transition committees in 20 LGs

Omosede Owie storms 2020 with ready-to-wear brands

Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge: LCC demands CAC form to register official vehicles

2020 is here, make a plan!

Keystone Bank partners Medplus to promote healthy living among women

Outside treasury bills, 3 places to invest with rates over 10% in 2020

Group Lauds Makinde on Choice of Caretaker Chairmen

Women in Business: Eleanor Nwadinobi

Oil starts New Year on higher trade optimism, Mideast tensions

LCCI predicts 70% LDR, high insecurity on visa-on-arrival in 2020

Illegal use of paracetamol in food preparation will be severely sanctioned – NAFDAC

Toyota prioritizes advance self-driving tech on CVs

2023: Why Nigeria must reduce parties, introduce independent candidate – APC chieftain

Mercedes to eliminate most AMG Models in 2020

Adesina might not have become AfDB President if not for Jonathan – Obasanjo

Award justifies auto-freak ‘lust’ for RR Autobiography

NDIC: Understanding consumer protection in the digital age

Obaseki assures more opportunities to boost economic activities in Edo

Saraki speaks on demolition of Ile Arugbo

Oil jumps to $70 as US assassinates Iranian General

Thursday, January 02, 2020

This year, get out of your own way

FA Cup magic returns as Liverpool, Man City thrill set to football fans

Bintu – The Musical to premiere in Abuja first quarter 2020

A year in review: BusinessDay’s top 10 health stories that shaped 2019

Banks fined over N600bn as CBN hits LDR defaulters again

5 ways oil sector can jumpstart Nigeria’s economy in 2020

France’s currency war against West Africa

Stock market sustains year-end bull run, opens 2020 in rally mode

Africa Magic’s new reality shows to begin this January

Socrates, democracy, and the ‘ta-ta-ta elections’ in Kogi state

Asthma: A travel message – Is it a storm or fair weather?

Becoming a better parent in 2020

Audit process will block revenue leakages

Focus on fresh vistas and opportunities in 2020

Estate surveyors harp on promoting healthcare delivery in Nigeria

Oyo’s health insurance scheme adjudged most responsive, exemplary

Enugu airport construction: Minister expresses confidence in meeting Easter deadline

Justice sector impacted positively on Nigerians in 2019 – Malami

$1.1bn Malabu oil scandal: Court grants  EFCC’s application to detain Adoke for another 14 days

Nigeria records biggest global drop in visitors to US in 2019

Oshiomhole hails Buhari’s home grown rice policy

FG paid N55.58bn to subsidise fuel price  in December 2019

Lagos to upgrade capacity of Alausa IPP with private investment

Planting and watering the grass of Ala Igbo for a new era

Kwara govt demolishes Saraki’s structures in Ilorin

2020: Lagos will invest heavily in waterways, rail transportation – Sanwo-Olu

Nigeria retains top spot for Bitcoin search on Google in 2019

Tambuwal signs bills to boost Sokoto’s fiscal responsibility, revenue

Events that shaped the Nigerian entertainment in 2019

Get things done

NSE sees best start since 2013 as market gains marginally in first New Year trade

Hailing operators commend Sanwo-Olu for reforms in transport sector

Fault in Kakuri transmission Substation in Kaduna disconnects supply in 3 feeders – TCN

Group raises alarm over planned demolition Of Saraki’s properties in Ilorin

Nigeria’s public debt to revenue to hit 400% by 2021-Fitch

Formula for Next Level 2020

Gunmen attack Kaduna-Abuja train

People now flock to hotels in South-South to enjoy themselves

Ambassador Bosinde launches ‘Security Tips Album’

Group to mobilize 1m Niger Delta youths against human rights abuse

Why RIMA wants N1Bn recapitalization to support more entrepreneurs – Sogules

C&I Leasing Rights Issue extended to January 13, 2020

Making BDCs channels for receiving over $25bn Diaspora remittances

Equity Market: Late Santa visit fails to lift market into the green territory

Kim Jong Un vows to unveil ‘new strategic weapon’

The outlook for market in 2020 is attractive

Changing face of local content development as exemplified by MG Vowgas

Dangote Refinery: Placing Nigeria Firmly on the Global Landscape

Benin Disco to partner embedded power generation companies

A ten-year development plan should be created for aviation infrastructure upgrade in Nigeria – Nnolim

Oyo NDLEA arrests 201 suspects, seizes 3703.581kg of cannabis in 2019

Oyo APC to Makinde: fulfill your promise on employment generation

Let’s join hands to make Oyo great this new year, Makinde tells Oyo people

Why FG should focus on implementing ERGP rather than tax drive in 2020 – NECA

NNPC Posts ₦13.23billion Trading Surplus in October

Wednesday, January 01, 2020

The case for open borders in Africa 

Manufacturing faces big test in 2020 on oil price, border closure, AfCFTA

What amendment of Land Use Charge Law 2018 means to Lagos residents, economy

Obinwanne as the spirit of the season

The Nigerian middle class and the second exodus

Fit to lead: The 2020 difference

Inflation premiums in T-bills primary market dropped 6 percentage points in 2019  

Encouraging organisational agility for continued team buy-in

Plaudits for NLNG Train 7

Thoughts on qualifications for school teachers

Businesses’ confidence on economy in January rises 58.6 index points

On Bigi and Pepsi – like Jekyll and Hyde: The dynamics of competitive strategy!

What LUC law 2018 amendment means to Lagos residents, economy

Buhari promises better power supply by 2021, these obstacles stand in the way

Despite MTN’s trial, Nigeria’s readiness for commercial 5G a doubt in 2020

Nigerians deserve better roads in 2020 – Reps Deputy Minority Leader

Huawei revenue surges 18% but U.S pressure signals challenging times ahead

These numbers summarize NSE in 2019

Kwara Bureau of Land reveals facts behind revocation of Ile Arugbo

FX reserves decline in December for 6th consecutive month

Vitafoam grows profit by most in over 5yrs to exceed billion-naira mark

In 2020, yearnings of majority will supersede the avarice of few – Obaseki

Work to start on $5.8bn Mambilla power project, AKK gas pipeline, others- Buhari

FG directs Discos to embrace cashless platforms in transactions

President Buhari New Year Speech

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Stock market closes last trading day of 2019 in green

16 revenue-generating agencies fail to remit N19bn to Consolidated Revenue Fund

Customs bans officers from using private vehicles, camp boys on patrol

CBN issues directives on pre-authorisation of card transactions

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