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In three quarters, economy gained $101m from IT start-ups – NITDA

In three quarters, economy gained $101m from IT start-ups – NITDA

In the first three quarters of the year, start-ups in Information Technology contributed $101m to the Nigerian economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency, has said. The Director -General of NITDA, Dr Isah Ibrahim, said this at a pitch by new ICT companies during a programme – Start-up Friday – organised by the IT development

Amnesty asks ICC to probe Boko Haram conflict atrocities

Amnesty International on Monday said the International Criminal Court should start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice. ICC chief prosecutor Fatma Bensouda opened a preliminary examination in 2010 into eight potential cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity during

Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law

The Forum of Presidential Candidates on Sunday backed President Muhammadu Buhari for declining assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018. The forum took the decision at a meeting held to review the matter. According to a statement made available to our correspondent, the 40 presidential aspirants under the forum said they supported Buhari’s position that

2019: Obasanjo hits Buhari Again, Denies Being Neutral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday denied a report which indicated that he had dropped his support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He faulted the report which also stated that he had no preferred presidential candidate. Obasanjo said only a fool would sit on the fence. The ex-President said these in

Egypt-based Nigerian Professionals Announce Sponsorship of Nigerian SMEs to Intra-African Trade Fair

Cairo, Egypt – The Association of Professional Nigerians in Egypt (APNEG) has announced sponsorship of four Nigerian small businesses to participate in the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) taking place in Cairo from 11 to 17 December. The trade fair, which is being organized by the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the African

AMPs Will Bring In N740billion as Recoveries – Kuru

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Lawan Kuru, has again pledged the full support of AMCON to its Asset Management Partners (AMPs) in the pursuit to recover the 20% or N740billion of the total Eligible Bank Assets (EBAs) of AMCON portfolio of N3.7trillion that are out there

#TOEWAY: 5 Tips for Young Professionals

By Tony Elumelu Lagos, Nigeria – Still in a great mood from the UBA Red Tv rave over the weekend, I spent my Monday with five outstanding young men and women – Daniel, Ifenlota, Francess, Olaoluwa and Nnamdi from the United Bank for Africa. I’d like to think of them as part of the next

Privatization and Atiku Abubakar

By Alex Ekemenah As the country move rapidly towards the 2019 General Elections, we have been inundated with news stories of attacks and counterattacks on individual political actors, political parties and corollary substantive issues at stake. There are innuendoes, direct attacks and significantly allegations of corrupt practices, inept handling of public affairs, etc. These are

REDTV Rave is The Official Headliner GIG OF 2018

The much anticipated and talked about REDTVrave3 finally rocked Lagos on Saturday, the first day of December. The online lifestyle network owned by the United Bank for Africa Group is one that is fast becoming a leader when you refer to lifestyle brands. The REDTV rave which was attended by over 3500 youths in Lagos

ETP Product Issuers And Intermediaries To Expand Their Footprints

By Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – Exchange traded products’ issuers and intermediaries have been advised to expand their footprints by broadening distribution channels, introducing other asset classes/strategies, entering new markets, leveraging technology and data analytics to understand the market and demand. The advice was given by the Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange,