Lending to emerging markets comes to a halt


The surge in lending to emerging markets like Nigeria that helped fuel their own  and much of the world’s  growth over the past 15 years has come to a halt, and may now give way to a “vicious circle” More...

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Cassava growers to set up ethanol factories in 10 states

In an effort to broaden the cassava value chain, the Nigeria Cassava Growers Association (NCGA), an umbrella body of cassava growers More...


Nigeria can only meet 2% of total local wheat demand

At the moment, Nigerian wheat growers are said to have the capacity to meet only 2 percent of the total national wheat demand, which More...


Nigerian maize price soars on global prices increase

The price of Nigerian maize has risen as imports are speculated to have reduced to 200,000 metric tonnes (MT), as a result of global More...


IITA launches initiative to improve cassava yield

The African Cassava Agronomy Initiative (ACAI) project has kicked-off with plans to improve the livelihoods and incomes of cassava More...


Nigeria ranks low on agric mechanisation scale

For Nigeria to attain the level of food security, diversify its economy away from oil, and reduce dependency on food imports, it has More...


Oil palm: Stakeholders endorse Nigeria’s RSPO national interpretation plan

Stakeholders in the Nigerian oil palm supply chain have endorsed the national interpretation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm More...


Rising packaged foods boost demand for plastic containers

The increase in demand for packaged foods and the stocking of these locally produced foods in mega stores has been driving up demand More...


Polish, Nigerian firm invests $3m in agric equipment manufacturing factory

Federal Government of Nigeria policy on diversification of the economy from oil to non-oil sectors may have begun yielding fruitful More...


AMCON dissolves Aero board


As part of its statutory responsibility of acquiring eligible bank assets and putting them to economic use in a profitable manner, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) More...

Hard times hit manufacturers in Kano


Manufacturing activities in the northern state of Kano, which before now used to be one of Nigeria`s manufacturing hubs has continued to experience downward movement in the recent More...

In Strategic “Homecoming” to Lagos, Unity Bank Squares Up for Fierce Competition 

Unity Bank

As the Nigeria’s economy nosedives with dwindling foreign exchange earnings, resulting in a free-falling Naira value at the forex capital market, Nigerian banks would have More...


Edo is in dire need of a prudent resource manager –  Ize-Iyamu  

 Osagie Ize Iyamu, was secretary to Edo State Government during the Lucky Igbinedion administration between 1999 to 2007. He was also a former chieftain of Action Congress (AC); More...

Boosting Abia economy through Inland Container Depot

The sharp and continuous fall of oil prices globally has forced governments to deploy the resources and potentials that abound within their territories to achieve economic growth. Abia More...

BHM’s annual PR report to place Nigeria’s industry on global map


Global media and public relations organization, BlackHouse Media Group has launched the Nigeria PR Report, the country’s More...

Cosse celebrates legacy of brand building in Nigeria


Twenty years ago 90 to 95 per cent of advertising budgets in Nigeria went to above-the-line (ATL) and below-the-line More...

ojemie_new Degrees of backwardness (4): The bride killers

Clearly, not every tradition is worth preserving and celebrating,” I said, taking over the task of...

Eugenia Abu Manhole: Safety and health issues

My sister Mary Anavhe has only just recovered from a nasty accident occasioned by an unprotected...

Christopher Akor The need for a capable state in Nigeria

The buzz word in Nigeria these days is the “war against corruption.” This is understandable. Most...

Technology, lack of awareness slow agent banking operations


Poor network, inconsistent biometric-enabled Point of Sale (PoS) and tedious account opening processes, among More...

GTBank seeks redemption on $500m Eurobond

Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank) launched a tender offer on Friday to repay a $500-million Eurobond early, a move to..

GTBank launches cash tender for $500,000,000 7.50% Eurobond

Nigeria’s GTBank yesterday launched a cash tender for its $500,000,000 7.50 percent Eurobond maturing May 2016. This being the first transaction..

Stakeholders want FG to stop exporting crude oil


As the dwindling fortune of Nigeria continues with the falling oil prices at the international market, stakeholders More...

Firm targets 60 million Nigerians for N220bn SMEs fund in 2016

A Kaduna-based financial consultancy firm, says it is targeting 60 million Nigerians for financial inclusion through bottom-up approach to access the..

Nigeria’s total debt hits $65bn in December says DMO

The Debt Management Office (DMO) said yesterday that Nigeria’s external and domestic total debt rose to N12.60 trillion ($65.42 billion) as..
FILE - This Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, file photo, shows a sign in front of Yahoo headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. In discussions that began Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, Yahoo’s board is mulling an activist shareholder’s demand to sell the Internet services that define the company to avoid paying more than $10 billion in taxes on its gains from a lucrative investment in China’s Alibaba Group. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Yahoo cuts jobs and explores sale options

Yahoo will lay off 15 per cent of its workforce, the group said on Tuesday, as it announced it would explore..

Nigerian economy, entrepreneurship and banking

Entrepreneurs occupy a central position in any market economy. They serve as the spark plug in the economy’s engine, activating and..

Ecobank plans to increase support to SMEs

Ecobank Nigeria has restated its commitment to be the leading Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) friendly and supporting bank in the..

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