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No foreign software can address challenges in Nigeria insurance sector – Atobatele

What is Ultisure? We took the brave decision about seven years ago to start gathering a team of very smart Nigerians to start developing applications. After seven years of development and research, we have a lot of products that are ready for the market. One of them is the Ultisure. Ultisure bridges a lot of gap in the insurance industry. Our intention is to make our customers happy and for them to leverage on our solutions to automate their businesses to make more money, better decisions and more profit at the end of the day.

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Indices will get better in 2017 financial year – Puchercos, CEO of Lafarge Africa

Nigeria cement market is dynamic and has great potential for continued growth, despite the current economic challenges. The huge market size, level of infrastructural development and massive desire for housing are positive indicators. Focus on infrastructure development by current government is quite encouraging. The people are warm and committed. Hence, there is great focus and high expectations from the LafargeHolcim Group.

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Southern Kaduna killings: Christians are not scared of fighting back

The National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Rev (Dr) Felix Omobude, flew from his Benin-City base to Lagos, last week, in connection with the preparation for the Pentecostal leaders biennial conference scheduled to hold February 7-9 in Benin-City. Omobude, who is also the General Superintendent of Gospel Light International, used the occasion to speak on the state of the nation, including the controversial code of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria concerning religious organisations and the Southern Kaduna crisis.

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National rebranding not about slogans, logos Charles O’Tudor

LEADING Brand specialist and entrepreneur, Charles O’Tudor, in this interview, reveals how Nigeria can attain sustainable economic viability through proper branding. O’Tudor, who is the Principal Consultant at Adstrat Branding Management Consortium-a firm responsible for many successful branding campaigns in the public and private sectors, also explained how Nigeria can rebound from recession through branding. He also spoke on other issues.

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We are concerned about rising bad loans in banks – MD of NDIC

We are still anxious and desirous of either the bank reopen its door or be liquidated so that we end the suffering of depositors. We have been pushing this; the CBN has been concerned over the years since the restoration of the license. Series of meetings and efforts have been made to achieve the restoration of business of Savannah Bank but they have failed. But unfortunately as we speak, they (the owners) have gone back to court, they have sued the CBN and therefore effort to either bring them back on board or to liquidate them has been stalled.

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RIVERS CRISIS: Wike has had seven Commissioners of Police in just 18 months in office – Senator Meaba

Senator Lee Meaba represented Rivers South-East in the 6th Senate. In this interview, Meaba attributes the crisis in Rivers State to political fanatism and an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) – led Federal Government to take the state by force. He also concern and the implications of President Muhammadu Buhari keeping quiet while a component of the country that produces about half of its resources is in turmoil.

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Nothing is bigger than my music – Niniola

Ekiti State-born Niniola Apata, better known by her stage name, ‘Niniola’, broke into limelight shortly after emerging third runner-up in the 6th edition of MTN Project Fame. Renowned for her electrifying display of stage energy, vocal power and stage craft, she has been able to create a world of her own in the Nigerian music industry through hardwork, resilience and consistency. As our Star this week she takes on how she developed interest in music, career success so far and more. Excerpts…

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How to leverage opportunities in the stock market – Onyema

The current state of the market creates both opportunities and challenges for investors. We believe that taking a portfolio approach to investing provides the best risk adjusted alternative to participating in the capital market. We provide a repertoire of products that will help investors to create portfolios with uncorrelated products. We became a multi-asset class exchange a few years ago and do offer exposure in equities, fixed income, ETFs (Golds, Bonds, Equities), real estate, REITs, etc.

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Our religious leaders are corrupt, Rev. Ladi Thompson

REVEREND Oladimeji (Ladi) Thompson is the founder/Senior Pastor of Lagos-based Living Waters Unlimited Church and the international co-ordinator of Macedonian Initiative, a non-government, non-denominational organization established to provide succour for Christians persecuted because of their belief in Jesus. He is also a security consultant. In this interview, Thompson says unless a deliberate collaboration between the government, the Church and the Mosque was put in place to rid the nation of corruption, there is not much hope for Nigeria. Excerpts…..

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Some owners of private varsities subsidise to the tune of N500m to keep students’ fees at N350,000 – Prof. Aina

Prof. Diji Aina is the Vice Chancellor of Caleb University, Imota, Lagos. In this interview, Aina disputes the claim that private universities fees across the country are too high, saying the current fees are sustainable only because the owners subsidise. He also says the products of private universities are of high quality contrary to the notion in some quarters.

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