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Ultra broadband is becoming more prominent in Africa
07-26-2016 | 11:44:00
The Huawei ICT Summit & UBBS (Ultra-Broadband Summit) was held in Pretoria on the 19th July 2016. With the theme of “Broadband for All, Building a Better Connected Africa”, the summit was attended by some 300 delegates, including operator executives, experts from industrial standards organizations and consultants.


The employment relationship and how it is affected by business transfers in countries across Africa
07-25-2016 | 13:13:00
Different African countries regulate the employment impact of business transfers differently. The key distinction across jurisdictions is whether or not there is an automatic transfer of employment with going concern transfers, and if there is, whether this applies in outsourcing situations as well.


OPEC Sees Brexit Risk to Oil Demand, Slide in Non-OPEC Supply
07-14-2016 | 12:07:00
OPEC said the U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union could curb global economic growth next year, notably in Europe, where the risk is that demand for oil could fall.


[Column] Top Six Free Apps for Busy Nigerian Mothers
07-12-2016 | 14:33:00
Mothers can only do their best. But with mobile apps, they can achieve more. There are tons of helpful apps for busy Nigerian mothers.


[Rudolf Huber] Those Low Oil Prices the Best Chance Africa has had in a Long Time?
07-04-2016 | 13:02:00
We are halfway through 2016 and Africa looks set for despair and gloom. Faltering oil prices have brought misery to many African countries that have grown dependent on the oil income and yet, there is a strong silver lining as the easy clippings from oil and gas gave all African nations the wrong sort of incentives for years.


Chioma Nnani: Dead Weight at Work
07-04-2016 | 11:44:00
So, I think I previously mentioned that I'm working on this project where I have to do something about an autobiography of one of the most inspirational men that Nigeria has ever produced; he is truly one of Nigeria's best-kept secrets.


[Korede Ologun] How does Brexit affect business in Africa?
07-04-2016 | 09:15:00
The world continues to weigh in on the impacts of Britain’s exit from the European Union especially with a tone of epitaph. Obviously, there will be consequences such as painful renegotiation of trade deals, security and movement.


Stallone-Obaraemi Samuel: Repositioning Yourself – find a job, Keep it (Part 2)
06-30-2016 | 11:42:00
Many job-seekers are prepared for employment; however, a segment of people looking for work don't have what are called job readiness skills. Job readiness skills are the basic, fundamental skills that a job seeker or an employee must have to be employable.


Africa Offers Huge Potential for Cashless Payment – MasterCard VP
06-28-2016 | 11:45:00
Vice President and Area Business Head West Africa, Mastercard, Omokehinde Adebanjo has said that African countries share some of the world’s highest speeds of digital growth with people now constantly in pursuit of faster and more convenient ways of paying for goods and services.


Rita Cheng: 5 Free Apps to Help You Control Your Finances
06-27-2016 | 11:06:00
In a not-so-distant past, people tracked their personal finances by saving every single receipt and painstakingly balancing a checkbook. Technology has evolved over the decades, and now financial help is literally at our fingertips. Here are five apps I recommend to get your financial life in order:


Buhari’s first year: Five ways Nigeria has changed
06-22-2016 | 12:35:00
President Muhammadu Buhari came to power promising Nigerians "change". Novelist and writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani gives five examples of what has changed in Nigeria since 29 May 2015 when he was sworn in.


Stallone-Obaraemi Samuel: Repositioning Yourself – find a job, Keep it (Part 1)
06-22-2016 | 12:11:00
Practically speaking life itself could be tiring. Looking for, finding, and keeping a job could be mountainously challenging. I cannot promise you that what I am going to say will form a miraculous wand with which you could get a job in a flash, or that will guarantee your keeping the one you have.


Chioma Nnani: When things go right in the Nigerian Industry
06-21-2016 | 12:56:00
I remember being so mad that on a weekend, I tweeted a bank about the inept account manager they had lumbered me with. First thing on Monday morning, I got a call from my new account manager.


Rita Cheng: How Small Businesses Can Control Costs in the Early Stages
06-20-2016 | 12:44:00
We asked Rita Cheng, a financial advisor who works with small businesses, about ways entrepreneurs can keep costs down in the early months. She is a member of NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor network.


Investing in science and research has massive benefits for Africa’s economy - AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina
06-20-2016 | 12:17:00
The Bank’s President Akinwumi Adesina was speaking at the 7th Agriculture Science Week (AASW) and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), where he was awarded the FARA Leadership Prize for advancing agricultural science, technology and innovation in Africa.


World Telecom Labs Unveils Findings of 2016’s Only Survey about African Telecom Development
06-20-2016 | 11:51:00
World Telecom Labs (WTL) has unveiled the findings of its recent survey about the management and rollout of voice and/or data deployments in Africa that have been financed by Universal Service Funds (USF).


Stallone-Obaraemi Samuel: Building a Winning Team
06-09-2016 | 09:42:00
In a team, being smart does not mean being the most intelligent, but having simple, common-sense about people and situations.


Chioma Nnani: Sycophancy in Business
06-07-2016 | 12:59:00
A business-owner takes the time to create job descriptions and specifications, then recruits staff only to surround themselves with sycophants whose strength is eye-service.


Kevin Avila: 6 IoT Applications that Improved Lives in Africa – A Story of 6 Countries
06-02-2016 | 12:31:00
The last seven years have seen a rise in activities geared towards IoT across the globe among technology practitioners, private businesses and education institutions. In 2013, it was estimated that there were about 80 things being connected to the internet per second.


Motola Oyebanjo: Innovation? What a Terrible Idea!
05-31-2016 | 12:34:00
May is Innovation Month here at Union Bank as we think up great ideas via our Ideas Bank to create new products and improve our processes, so we can give more value to our customers.