Saturday August 2nd, 2014
Saturday August 2nd, 2014
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Experts, stakeholders converge for ICT development in Nigeria

  /   in Business 12:11 am   /   Comments

economy

Nigerian ICT sector will experience a new dimension for improved operation after some leading voices in the sector in Nigeria must have concluded discussion on the increasingly fundamental role of ICT for sustainable development in the country.

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Jim Ovia’s legacy and footprint in Nigeria’s banking scene

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Jim Ovia

Names have a way of affecting an individual.A man’s path and career could be tied, some how, to his name.

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How Chapeau, others divide wine market

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wine

Undoubtedly, the wine market in recent time has witnessed an unprecedented competition from various entrants into the market.

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Oil workers petition FG over firms’ anti-labour practices

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OIL

Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, have petitioned the Federal Government over alleged anti-labour activities by Nigerian Agip Oil Company and Plantgeria, accusing both organisations of trying to frustrate their members and undermine Nigeria’s Local Content Act.

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Audit delays dispensation of Investors Protection Fund — NSE

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The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has said that the delay in commencement of dispensation of the Investors Protection Fund, IPF, constituted two years ago, was due to an ongoing audit of the Fund.

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CBN won’t outsource supervision of banks, says Emefiele

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Emefiele

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has said that the apex bank will not outsource supervision and examination of banks, saying such move will compromise the stability of the financial system.

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80 African firms on track to produce certified seeds

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Africa

Increasing demand for improved seeds in Africa has been on the high but the demand has not been met owing, not only to few seed companies in existence, but also due to the fact that most of the existing companies produce less than 1,000 metric tonnes of seeds.

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Nigeria lagging behind in tax administration among emerging markets — KPMG

  /   in Business 12:42 am   /   Comments

TAX

NIGERIA is lagging behind in tax administration among emerging markets, according to a survey carried out by a finance and account services firm, KPMG.

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FG to introduce new standards for household appliances

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Black out as charactriesed characterised by lack of effective power supply in Nigeria

The federal government will soon introduce a new standard for energy saving bulbs, refrigeration and air conditioning appliance, said Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON).

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NPC to offer technical support to boost Nigeria’s tourism sector

  /   in Business 12:53 am   /   Comments

economy

In a bid to develop the Nigerian tourism sector, the National Planning Commission, NPC says it will offer technical support in the area of training, data collection and capacity building to the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, NTDC.

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Portland cement, pricing and building collapse (2)

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Cement

THE previous week, we identified that according to European Commission nomenclature, CEM I and CEM II are the types of cement produced in Nigeria. CEM I is ordinary portland cement whilst the local production of CEM II is portland limestone cement. We identified the three strength classes, 32.5, 42.5 and 52.5. The strength of any cement is determined from tests on concrete made with the cement.

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Fidelity Bank posts N9.43bn PBT in six months

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Fidelty Bank Plc has announced profit before tax of N9.43 billion for the first half of the year ending June 30, 2014.

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Nigeria’s packaging industry growing at 12% yearly — Report

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Nigeria’s packaging industry has accounted for 12 per cent of the $4billion recorded by Middle East and African markets in the last five years, according to a survey carried out by PCI Film Consulting.

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Works on ports’ access roads to end in two months — FG

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The Federal Government has said repair works on access roads to the nation’s ports especially Apapa, will be completed in two months while awaiting the execution of the main contracts to .cushion the effect of the gridlock on the busy Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

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Sharp practices: Eko DISCO develops code of conduct

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electricity

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC (Eko Disco) said it has developed a new code of conduct for its staff, warning that it will not hesitate to sanction any of its personnel engaged in unethical conducts, especially against its customers.

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FG lauds Nigerian content achievements

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The Federal Government has commended the achievements of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, within its four years of existence, describing the agency as a major contributor to the transformation agenda of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

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NERC explains revision of fixed charges

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electricity-NIGERIA

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, has said the order to revise the conditions for the fixed charge was made in response to complaints by electricity customers on irregular supply with agitations on the cost of providing such service, arising from the MYTO 2.

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Modern rail: Nigeria Railways bids to sustain N4bn investment

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A moving train on the 68 percent completed railway track of the Abuja - Kaduna fast train project launched by Vice President Namadi Sambo in Abuja on Thursday

Following the rehabilitation of the railway by the Federal Government 30 years after it was abandoned, the Nigerian Railway Corporation resorted to the refurbishment of old rolling stocks to return to tracks.

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Performance of ECOWAS economies inadequate for single currency, says Emefiele

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The Central Bank of Nigeria head office  in Abuja.

The economic performance of countries within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is inadequate for the proposed single currency for the region.

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CBN slams six-year time bar on consumer complaints

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Godwin Emefiele, Zenith MD

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to impose a six year time bar on customers’ complaints.

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CBN orders AMCON to conduct fresh bids for Enterprise Bank

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Mr Godwin Emefiele answering questions  during his screening by the Senate for  Central Bank Governorship in Abuja on Wednesday

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has ordered the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) to conduct fresh final bids for the sale of Enterprise Bank.

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Entrepreneurial Education Revolution: An Imperative for Sustainable Development in Nigeria: Part 1

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Map of Nigeria

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, while the French classical author, Francois de la Rochefoucauld said ‘ the only thing constant in life is change’. This paper stresses the importance of entrepreneurship education towards enhancing sustainable development in Nigeria. The problems facing the country

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Emefiele promises adequate funding of SMEs

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Emefiele

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have the potentials to boost production, create jobs, reduce poverty and ensure inclusive economic growth and development in the country. The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, said this at the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the 36 State Governments on “MSMEs Development Fund” in Abuja.

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African portfolio investors driving shares of multinationals to undeserving high — Report

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Africa

African portfolio investors’ patronage of shares of multinational companies trading on African Exchanges has over time aided in driving their share prices to an undeserving high, said Mr. Jude Fejokwu, Principal analyst at Thaddeus African Research.

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ALSCON: BPE absolves Russian investor of asset-stripping

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The National Council on Privatisation (NCP)’s Fact-Finding Committee on Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), has said that the allegation of asset stripping against UC Rusal–owners of the company was untrue as ALSCON’s machines and structures were intact.

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New aviation minister: Stakeholders react

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FRSC CORPS MARSHAL, MR OSITA CHIDOKA NAN photo.

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday swore in and deployed the former Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Osita Chidoka as the new Minister of Aviation. It will be recalled that the Aviation ministry has been without a substantive minister since February when the former minister, Princess Stella Oduah was removed. A supervising minister, Dr Samuel Ortom has been overseeing the ministry.

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Keystone Bank to divest subsidiaries before sale to core investor

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Keystone Bank Limited has concluded plans to divest its subsidiaries before the sale of the bank to core investor, even as it returns to profitability.

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The strategic blunders of CBN’s Monetary Policy Committee

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The Central Bank of Nigeria head office  in Abuja.

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee last week approved the sum of over N755bn for sharing among the three tiers of government. Ordinarily, the distribution of this relatively sizable revenue would elicit hope that the economy will become positively impacted, as the various tiers of government would be funded to achieve their budget expectations.

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Huawei invests N80m to empower African youth in ICT

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African portfolio investors’ patronage of shares of multinational companies trading on African Exchanges has over time aided in driving their share prices to an undeserving high, said Mr. Jude Fejokwu, Principal analyst at Thaddeus African Research.

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Shelter Afrique, REDAN seal N32bn housing deal

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Real Estate Developers Association of Nigeria, REDAN, has signed a $200 million (about N32 billion) pact with Pan African housing finance institution, Shelter Afrique, for development of housing units in Nigeria within the next five years.

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Africa, new pride for marketers — Blyth, TBWA GMD

  /   in Business 8:39 pm   /   Comments

Nigeria-economy

Group Managing Director of Yellow Wood company, Mr. David Blyth has said in a programme in Lagos tagged: “The fundamentals of marketing across Africa,” that Africa remains the new promise land for marketers.

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BOI rejects funding SMEs cluster

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Business

The Bank of Industry, has turned down request by the Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) to fund its proposed SMEs cluster at Imota in Ikrodu area of Lagos State, saying “it is not part of our core mandates.”

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