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Getting Your Workplace Ready For COVID-19

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease in Hubei Province, China to be a Public Health Emergency...

WHO Steps Up Action To Improve Access To Safe Blood

The World Health Organization’s new action plan to speed up universal access to safe blood and blood products pulls together existing recommendations and recommends...

Google And Flutterwave To Train 5000 SMEs Across Nigeria

Next week, Google Nigeria, in partnership with digital payments company Flutterwave, will kick off a series of business clinics aimed at helping 5000 merchants...

Emergence of Max.NG in Ibadan – Origins, Implications, Projections

After establishing its presence across four locations in Nigeria and barely a month after the Lagos Okada ban, Max.ng, the pioneering bike hailing company...

Telecom & IT

World’s Leading Farm Equipment Maker Taps Tractor-Hailing Technology in Bid to Break Ground in Africa

Deere & Co., the world’s leading farm equipment maker, is joining forces with the “Uber of tractors” in Africa...

9mobile To Invest 220 Million USD in 4G Expansion in Nigeria

Bouncing back from the rough 2019, 9mobile has announced its plan invest $220 million in the expansion of its 4G LTE to more Nigerian...

HP Nigeria Unveils HP Elite Dragonfly PC (Photos)

HP West Africa has launched the new HP Elite Dragonfly PC as part of its desire to continue driving innovation in the technology space. Speaking...

Text, Don’t Call: Messaging Apps Statistics for 2020

Chances are your phone has already vibrated a few times since you started reading this article. Messaging apps statistics also tell us there’s a...

Clarifying Fintech Categories In Nigeria

Financial Technology (Fintech) refers to the use of technology to improve the delivery and use of various financial services. Primarily, it is utilized to...

Business & Economy

Zenith Bank Sustained rise in Non Interest Income Drives Earnings Growth

Zenith Bank published its Full year 2019 audited financials for the period ended 31st December 2019, recording a 5.06% y/y increase in Gross Earnings...

Africa Prudential PLC Reports N1.68bn Profit After Tax in 2019

Africa Prudential Plc has reported a profit after tax of N1.68bn for the financial year ended December 31, 2019, compared to N1.95bn in FY...

Dangote Cement Plc FY’19 – Promotional Commitments Yet to Boost Sales

CardinalStone Research Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCEM: TP N201.29) reported a 48.4% YoY decline in profit after tax to N200.5billion in its FY'19 audited report released...

Standard Chartered Records 46% jump in profit to $3.7bn but warns of 2020 Coronavirus hit

All figures are presented on an underlying basis and comparisons are made to the full-year 2018 on a reported currency basis unless otherwise stated DUBAI,...

Dangote Cement Records 48.63% Drop In Profit For 2019; Declares N16 Dividend Per Share

Dangote Cement announced 48.63% declined in profit after tax for the financial year ended December 31, 2019. In the financial results released through the Nigerian...

SME Corner

‘LSETF Employment Summit will help other State achieve Job Creation Successes’ – Sanwo-Olu

…Stakeholders Gather To Showcase Leading Practices, Learnings In Job Creation Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged representatives of...

OPay, GOKADA and MaxNg, Please accept my sympathy

Your story has been a fairy tale and I know it's still evolving. I pray it ends well. A...

Top 5 Investments to consider in 2020

Few weeks into the new decade and you are already backtracking from our new year resolutions? Come on now, its...

LASG to Monitor, Regulate Activities of Informal Businesses

…Advises Business Owners to Comply With Operational Standards The Lagos State Government has reiterated the need for Lagosians in...

Re: It Is When You Start Business That You Know How Dishonest Nigerians Are…The Fate Of Underpaid, Work-For-Long Hours Nigerians

I know we all have collective excesses as a culture... breeding children anyhow, spending to prove self-worth and impress...

Beverages

AB InBev lost $170m profit in two months due to Coronavirus

AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, said it lost $170 million in profits during the first two months of 2020 because of the coronavirus...

Nestlé India Ranks Joint First In ATNI’s India Spotlight Index 2020

Nestlé India is ranked joint first in the second India Access to Nutrition Spotlight Index 2020. The index is an independent national assessment to...

Nestlé And Starbucks Continue Innovation Streak With Launch of Starbucks Premium Instant Coffee

Nestlé today announced the global launch of Starbucks premium instant (soluble) coffee. The new range consists of Medium Roast and Dark Roast coffees, as...

Must Read

Lagos Embarks On “Operation Show your Planning Permit” (Photos)

In a bid to curb the menace of illegal building construction and building collapse, the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Physical Planning...

List of Guaranty Trust Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is held. The sort code is...

Top 10 Most Expensive Universities In Nigeria

For many Nigerians, high-quality higher education is a luxury. There are many private universities who are known not only for their top-notch teaching staff...

Saudi Arabia Suspends Entry for Umrah Pilgrimage Over Coronavirus Fear

Restrictions are temporary and will be continuously reviewed by the health authorities Saudi Arabia has placed a temporary ban on Umrah pilgrims in an attempt...

List of Access Bank Sort Codes & Branches (with addresses) in Nigeria

The sort code is a number which usually identifies both the bank and the branch where an account is held. The sort code is...

Wrong Words And Phrases Commonly Used By Nigerians! These Are The Right Things To Say

On paper, Nigerians are supposed to speak British English due to their past as a British colony. However, most Nigerians speak a unique combination...

Agro News

CBN, Unity Bank Partner To Flag Off Distribution Of Seeds/Inputs To Cotton Farmers

In line with the commitment to grow the Nigerian economy through the revival of agriculture as the major catalyst, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in partnership with Unity Bank and the National Cotton Association of Nigeria (NACOTAN), has...

World’s First Sustainable Rice Partnership In The Running For MacArthur Foundation US$100 Million Grant

The Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) - of which Olam International is a founding member -  has been shortlisted for a US$100 million grant from...

All Hands On Deck To Implement Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones, says Minister Nanono

The African Development Bank, in collaboration with the government of Nigeria, has held a meeting with stakeholders to discuss details around Special Agro-Industrial Processing...

Namibia is the First African Country to Export Beef to the US

NAMIBIA'S first consignment of beef to the United States of America has left, after 18 years of extensive negotiations between the two countries. Deputy prime...

The Oil Palm Sector: Review and Outlook

According to the World Bank, Nigeria is the largest consumer of palm oil in Africa, driven by its huge population. In 2018, Nigeria was...

Video and Magazine News

6 Ways you may be Crushing your Team without even knowing it.

If you are responsible for the employee(s) at the workplace, then you need to read this. I have found these tips very helpful for...

Energy & Power

NERC Stops Estimated Billing By Discos

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the 11 electricity distribution companies (Discos) to stop further collection of electricity bill under the estimated...

Could The Coronavirus affect Manufacturing and the Price Of Solar?

Since 2009 China has been the world’s largest exporter of goods across various sectors. Whilst its key exports are automatic data processing machines, clothing,...

Nigeria to receive US $1.16m grant for new Abuja power plant

Nigeria is set to receive a grant of over US $1m from the U.S. government for technical and financial work on a power plant...

The Off-Grid Solar Industry Has Grown To a $1.75 Billion Annual Market Serving 420 Million Users – Report

The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on...

Real Estate

LSHA gives Deadline to Sangotedo Housing Scheme Contractors

The Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Housing today summoned contractors responsible for the delay in delivery of Sangotedo Housing Scheme in Eti-Osa...

Cement Sector: Overview and Outlook

According to the latest FY-2019 GDP report published by the National Bureau of Statistics, the Nigerian Cement sector remained in growth in 2019, up...

Building Collapse: LASG Calls For Voluntary Testing of Construction Materials

In its quest to proffer a lasting solution to building collapse in different parts of the State, the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory (LSTML)...

Google Maps reveals Favourite Lagos Bars, Restaurants and Tourist attractions

Lagos, 7 February 2020 - Lagos is famous for being a city that never sleeps, that is always changing, evolving and moving onto the...

Y2020 HAJJ: Lagos targets 4,000 Intending Pilgrims

The Lagos State Government has expressed its determination to put necessary strategies and machinery in place towards ensuring that the number of intending pilgrims...

Konga Travel Shares True Meaning Of Valentine, How To Celebrate It

Konga Travel and Tours, a 21st-century lifestyle travel booking agency, has disclosed the true meaning of Valentine, even as it shared some useful tips...

Airlines Face Growing Pressure From The Coronavirus – Fitch Ratings

30 January 2020: The novel coronavirus will likely put pressure on airlines' performance, especially APAC carriers, Fitch Ratings says. The duration, scale and geographic...

Retail - Brick & Click

Konga Targets $10 Million Turnover By 2024

E-commerce giant, Konga has revealed that the business will hit the $10 million daily turnover mark by 2024. To realise the target, Konga has disclosed...

Shoprite Announces Interim Results, Gains Market Share as Store Expansion Continues

Key information Sale of merchandise increased by 7.0% to R81.2 billion. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) increased by 5.3% to R6.8...

Excitement As Kelly Junior, First Winner Of Konga Travel Rolls Royce Promo, Arrives Airport In Style

Kelly Junior Babatunde, the first winner of the Rolls Royce promo organized by Konga Travel and Tours, has heaped praises on the company for...

Eyowo Hosts Retail/Business Workshop Series, Plans to Ease Business operations in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria. February 8, 2020 - 360 financial solution platform, Eyowo Integrated Payment Limited has launched the Boost Your Business with Eyowo retail/business workshop series...