Many blessings from the 2015 elections

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However these elections go, Nigeria is a winner. Big time. I am prepared to bet with my entire pension savings that Nigeria will come out of these elections much better than it started.

Commonwealth observer group hails elections

The Commonwealth Observer Group has commended Nigeria and the Independent National Electoral Commission for successfully conducting Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections, saying it was peaceful and transparent. A former Malawian President and Chairperson of the group, Mr.

Experts see blend of academics, leisure as crucial to students’ balanced development

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Undergraduates in the nation’s tertiary institutions have come under severe criticism following what observers term their inability to strike a balance between academics and leisure. This situation, experts insist, has the potential to negatively impact on not just students’ personal lives but also the opportunities open to them after graduation.

UBA’s loan book crosses N1trn mark

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Last week, pan-African bank, United Bank for Africa plc (UBA) released its 2014 full-year results, which showed a 14 percent year-on-year growth in its loan book to N1.12 trillion in 2014. This is the first time the bank is crossing the N1 trillion mark in its loan book.

Senate Leader loses seat, Saraki wins

The Senate Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi of the Peoples Democratic Party has lost his bid to return to the Senate, as Isah Misau of the All Progressives Congress was declared the winner of the Bauchi Central Senatorial District. Declaring the results on Monday, the INEC Collation Officer for the Bauchi

Communication largely shaped outcome of presidential election?

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All Nigerians, including businessmen and women must be heaving sighs of relief as the presidential election, which generated much ‘noise’ and tension has been concluded. According to observers, this was the first time a near free and fair election was held as INEC introduced a biometric data voter ID cards.

BusinessDay 2015-03-31 00:31:39

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Last week, pan-African bank, United Bank for Africa plc (UBA) released its 2014 full-year results, which showed a 14 percent year-on-year growth in its loan book to N1.12 trillion in 2014. This is the first time the bank is crossing the N1 trillion mark in its loan book.

UBA plc: remarkable growth in profitability despite headwinds

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MODERATE GROWTH IN INTEREST INCOME A MAINFESTSTION OF TOUGH ENVIROMENT UBA plc was incorporated on February 23, 1961 and was the first of the international banks operating in Nigeria at the time to be registered under Nigerian Law. Today the bank has over 700 branches and cash offices in Nigeria’s

APC loses six reps seats in Lagos

The All Progressives Congress has lost five House of Representatives seats to the Peoples Democratic Party and a seat to the Accord Party in Lagos. Investigations by our correspondent showed that most of the reps lost in Igbo- dominated local government areas.

How Fashola boosts Lagos’ night economy

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Various people view night time from diverse angles and perspectives. While some see the night as a period associated with danger, immorality or something sinister, others see it in positive terms as the ideal time for socialization, merry-making and partying. In some organisations, government and business circles, very crucial issues

Our youths and demand of local industries

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This piece adds my voice to the discussion on the topic ‘Nigerian graduates: Unemployed and Unemployable’ which was transmitted on Channels TV Station on Sunday, March 22, 2015 during the programme, ‘Seriously Speaking’. I am aware that government is ‘working very hard’ to ensure that our youths are educated and

What’s an industry?

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Carmakers are afraid of Apple. YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon are upending the television industry. Skype, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and others have changed consumers’ notions of how – and how much it costs – to communicate with one another.

NCC postpones 2.6GHz spectrum auction again

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For the second time, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has postponed the proposed auctioning of the 2.6 gigahertz spectrum band ‘till further notice’, a situation that is frustrating the business plans of prospective investors seeking to play critical roles in Nigeria’s emerging broadband market, industry observers have said. According to

Police fire tear gas at protesting APC women

Policemen on Monday fired tear gas at protesting women, who were marching to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Port Harcourt. They were marching to express their grievances over the handling of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

Nigerian economy underperforms due to oil and politics in Q1 2015

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The Nigerian economy has significantly underperformed in the first quarter of 2015, latest economic data shows. Africa’s largest oil producer surrendered to several months of battering from negative oil price shocks and political uncertainty, as economic growth slowed to 4.6 percent this quarter, versus 6.

Nigeria and the passing of Lee Kuan Yew

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I happened to be sitting in front of the television in the two hours following the official announcement by the Prime Minister’s office of the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, widely revered as the founding father of Singapore. Despite the time difference, leaders from all over the globe were outdoing each

4 shopping rules that really work

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Changing your habits and way of life takes time. Implementing a new fitness routine, diet, or spending pattern doesn’t happen overnight. In an attempt to change our shopping habits, my family and I have started buying in bulk (when it makes sense) as a way of saving money.

How much financial support to provide for parents

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When Sara was born, we were already thinking about her college fund. I remember my wife asking me whether we should setup a bank account for her many months ago, but at the end, we decided to just write down how much she actually owns without setting up an explicit

‘Coke’s new consumer campaign is unique in CSD market’

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Business environment is tough and competition is fierce in every segment of the market. It is only those companies that are consumer centric at this time that would survive the storm. John Ajayi, publisher of MarketingEdge Magazine and marketing consultant in this interview with DANIEL OBI singled out Share-A-Coke campaign

Boss-ology or leader-ology?

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Have you ever had a boss who frequently interrupted you during conversations, didn’t show appreciation, or spoke to you in a rude manner more often than you can remember? If yes, think about how this drained you and reduced your energy level. When employees don’t feel safe to speak up,