Friday October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014
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Don cautions FG over decision on Economic partnership Agreement

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Okonjo-Iweala

A professor of Economics at the University of Ibadan and chairman, Centre for Trade and Development initiatives, CTDi, Ademola Oyejide, has called on the federal government to rethink its decision on the Economic Partnership Agreement, EPA, saying that it will have negative implications for the economy.

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FG to replicate SME clusters in 9,555 wards nationwide — Minister

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Small-Business222

THE Federal Government is poised to replicate the success story of SME clusters in 9,555 wards in the country.

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40,000 farmers get N1m cocoa seedlings from FG

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COCOA

FEDERAL Government had released over 1 million cocoa seedlings to 400, 000 farmers of the cash crop across the cocoa geo-ecological zones in the country to boost the production and export of the commodity.

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Africa’s emerging youths prefer investment to consumption

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Character Development Initiative Unveilling 4

Barclays Africa has launched a report that shows Africans equate prosperity to achieving financial freedom, as Africa continues to experience growth ahead of other developing economies. Barclays Africa is among the leading banks on the continent with a presence in 14 African countries.

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Why we need biosafety law in Nigeria — AFAN

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Sorghum farmers in Kaduna

THE President of the All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Mr. Kabiru Salman did not mince words when he told the gathering at the National Assembly last week that Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) will take his members away from subsistence farming to commercial farming.

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Govt expanding cocoa industry’s manufacturing capacity—Aganga

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Minister of Trade & Investment, Olusegun Aganga

THE Federal Government is intensifying the implementation of expansion projects for cocoa processing and manufacturing in order to claim a greater share of the annual $200 billion global market for finished goods made from cocoa.

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2015: OPEC sees little output change, says don’t panic

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opec

OPEC’s oil production is unlikely to change much in 2015 and there is no need to panic at the crude price drop, OPEC’s secretary general said yesterday, adding to indications the exporter group is in no hurry to cut output.

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Why Sterling Bank pioneered lending via social media — Igbodo

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Money-pix-(igbodo)

Social Lender is a social media based banking product introduced by Sterling Bank. It allows customers of the bank to access cash loans via social media websites like the Facebook. In recognition of the pioneering status of the product, Sterling Bank was recently awarded “The Most Innovative Bank” by the Nigerian Telecoms Award. In this

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AFC secures N16bn facility for infrastructure devt in Nigeria, others

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1000-naira-notes

The Africa Finance Corporation, AFC, has secured a $100 million, about N16 billion, long term loan facility from the United States of America’s (USA) development finance institution, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), and the global investment banking leader, J.P. Morgan to support infrastructural development in Nigeria and other countries in the African continent.

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Chinese ambassador backs plan to convert Nigerian foreign reserves from dollars to Yuan

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naira-Dollar

The Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Gu Xiaojie, has expressed support for the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to convert more of the country’s 39 billion dollar foreign reserve to Yuan.

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Why political violence occurred in Edo —Oshiomhole

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Comrade Adams Oshomole

BENIN—Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday, at a town hall meeting in Benin City, gave reasons the state was witnessing political violence in recent times, saying he was happy to offload Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and other All Progressives Congress, APC, leaders who defected from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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CBN pegs banks’ foreign loans to 75% of shareholders funds

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Emefiele

The circular titled “Prudential regulation for the management of foreign exchange risks of banks”, was signed by Mrs. Tokun Martins, Director, and Banking Supervision.

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Achievement is about Time Management — Chief Dr. Mrs. Onikepo Akande at 70

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Akande-pix-1

In spite of a career that has spanned the better part of five decades, Chief Mrs. Onikepo Akande (OON, CON) hardly shows any sign of slowing down. Now that she is 70, it seems hardly likely that this will happen soon.

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Oando grows PAT by 110%, pays N2.4 bn dividend

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Yomi Awobokun ( L) , CEO, Oando Marketing PLC providing product information on the 3kg OGAS cylinder, a plug and play cooking gas stove aimed at switching low income households from dirty fuels, to the Senator Magnus Abe ( M) led Joint Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Finance and Appropriation during a facility tour of the  Oando Marketing Terminal in Apapa, Lagos.

OANDO Plc has declared a dividend of N2.4 billion for its shareholders for the financial year ended December 31, 2014.

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FG grants energy firms N20bn waivers

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Electricity-new

The Federal Government granted about N19.662 billion in waivers and exemption to energy firms in the country in five months, between January and May 2014.

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Ghana to cut gas import from Nigeria

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gas tanks

Ghana has announced plans to significantly reduce the quantity of gas it purchases from Nigeria in the next couple of months through increased local gas production.

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Power supply: Instability suffocates polymer industries

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*A major power grid

The incessant poor electricity supply experienced over time in Nigeria has left polymer industries in comatose, Mr. Joseph Imanah, National President of Polymer Institute of Nigeria, PIN, said.

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Before you choose a bank (2)

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BANK

Service should be the first factor to be considered before choosing a bank. It should start with the banking services your need. You have to be clear about what you need. The banking needs of a student are different from that of a petty trader, or that of a manufacturing company.

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Otti tasks banks on support for manufacturing sector

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Alex Otti

The former Group Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Alex Otti, has charged financial institutions in the country to show more support to the manufacturing sector by developing more products that will adequately provide capital to the entrepreneurs.

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Rights group condemns neglect of host communities

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*Oil Vandals

An international organisation, Global Rights, has slammed the Federal Government over the Mineral and Mining Act by not protecting and providing basic amenities for host communities.

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Vandalism can increase risk in oil price instability — NAPE

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*Oil Vandals

The Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, NAPE, has called for stricter sanctions on oil vandals, if the target in production of crude in the country has to be met.

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NERC gives Discos ultimatum to meter customers

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Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has given the distribution companies, Discos, two weeks within which to provide electricity consumers whose meters are yet to be delivered months after payment with the products.

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FG inaugurates committee on Ogoniland

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OIl spill

The Federal Government has established a Multi-stakeholder Consultative Committee aimed at fast tracking the environmental restoration of Ogoni land, as proposed in the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP Report.

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Why investors should have diversified investment (2)

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economy

Investment diversification is a good strategy for investors who want to make steady returns in the financial markets.

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Oil prices: Save for rainy days, expert tells govt

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A refinery

The impact of the falling oil prices may not be felt much on the Nigeria economy, if the government imbibed saving culture, said Mr. Bekuochi Nwawudu, the Director of CBO Capital, a Lagos-based investment advisory and project development.

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Senate to adopt $78 oil benchmark for 2015 fiscal year

  /   in Business, News 10:38 pm   /   Comments

CRUDE-OIL

The Senate is set to adopt the proposed 78 dollars as the country’s oil price benchmark for 2015 fiscal year.

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UN Chief announces $8bn to reduce poverty in 8 countries in Africa

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Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, on Monday, announced a new eight billion dollars development initiative to reduce poverty and boost business activities in eight countries in Africa.

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N4.7bn fraud: Babalakin’s firms ask court to quash charge

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*Babalakin

Two companies owned by Wale Babalakin — Stabilini Visioni Ltd and Bi-Courtney Ltd — on Monday asked an Ikeja High Court to quash the N4.7 billion fraud charge preferred against them.

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Market capitalisation dips by N81bn

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shareholders

Transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) opened lower on Monday as the market capitalisation depreciated by N81 billion or 0.63 per cent following the losses recorded by major capitalised stocks.

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The Basic Guide to Starting Your Business Part 3

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market-2

 By PETER OSALO WHAT IS NOT BUSINESS? Often time people engage in all sort of shady deals and call it business. This should not be, because any act/trade that is not genuine and is to the detriment of others cannot be called a business, especially if it doesn’t fall within the confines of the law

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First women MfB debuts as APWB holds annual dinner

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The first Women Microfinance Bank (WMfB) will make its debut soon, said Association of Professional Women Bankers (APWB), while announcing plans to hold its 2014 annual dinner.

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WIMBIZ holds 13th annual conference

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The Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ, is set to hold its 13th annual conference aimed at examining the possibilities and opportunities in Nigeria while providing insights on the roles of citizens, particularly women, in achieving the identified prospects.

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