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Vanguard Publisher, 5 others bags NIMN’s Most Valuable Personality award

Mr. Pemu was honoured with Lifetime Achievement in Print Journalism Development; The five others include; Otunba olasubomi Balogun, Group Chairman of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), received the lifetime achievement award in Financial Market Development, Mr. Chris Doghudje, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) Chairman was awarded Lifetime Achievement in Advertising development.

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Aquila Capital secures $5m sme loan

Despite the extremely tough challenges of the Global Economic slow-down and the Nigerian Banking credit and liquidity squeeze, Aquila Capital Limited, the diversified financial services group, has secured $5million in Long-term debt financing for its leasing subsidiary Aquila Leasing Limited from the Belgian Investment Organisation(BIO) based in Brussels.

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Sona Breweries celebrates Xmas with Less Privilege

IN a renewed effort in ensuring that the less privilege in the society are not left out in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ tagged Christmas, the Otta based brewer, Sona Breweries Plc has visited the Ijamido Children’s home at Otta and showered the orphanage with gift donations worth millions of Naira as part of it corporate social responsibility to its operating environment.

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Long delays, high bribes at checkpoints bane of export in Nigeria

By Daniel Gumm Facilitating the  smooth, efficient movement of goods and people across West Africa should be easy but for long delays, high bribes at checkpointst. Trucks, cargoes and drivers that are properly documented  should not be subjected to delays and bribes. Unfortunately, road harassment is the norm along major routes in West Africa. Drivers
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Goodwell West Africa to grow MFIs

By Amaka Agwuegbo Alitheia Capital,Goodwell Investments BV and JCS Investments are set to further facilitate the growth of microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Nigeria and Ghana. Announcing the first close of a $60 million equity fund focused on microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Nigeria and Ghana, Tokunboh Ishmael, Managing Director of Alitheia, said a number of Dutch
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CPC moves against consumer abuses in ICT sector

…. introduces new Initiative for pro-consumer regulation By Oscarline Onwuemenyi Abuja – The Consumer Protection Council  (CPC) announced on Tuesday that it has commenced a pro-consumer initiative aimed at driving unprecedented and positive changes within the ICT sector in the country. This, according to a statement signed by the Head of Public Relations, Mr. Abiodun
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FG loses over N100b to foreign freight forwarding operations

By Godfrey Bivbere Federal government is losing over N100 billion annually to activities of foreign freight forwarding groups in the country. A frontline indigenous freight forwarder in the country, Prince Olayiwola Shittu  said in an exclusive chat with Vanguard. Shittu who is the former Public relations officer of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents
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