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Nigeria bets on research and tech as it launches four year cancer control plan
24-04-2018 | 15:59:18
Nigeria has stepped up its fight against cancer with the launch of its National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022. During the inaugural event, BIO Ventures for Global Health, BVGH, presented AAI and its alliance with the Nigerian government to address the rapidly rising burden of cancer in the country.
Agritech startup, Farmcrowdy, enables UK-based Nigerians to invest in poultry and local farms via mobile phones
24-04-2018 | 15:49:00
UK-based Nigerians are investing in Nigeria’s booming agricultural sector from the comfort of their homes, thanks to one and half year-old, VC-backed agritech platform, Farmcrowdy.
Bola Adesola appointed Vice Chair of the UN Global Compact board
24-04-2018 | 15:31:42
The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed Bola Adesola of Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Nigeria, and Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, to serve as the two Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.
Bank of Agriculture, SunTrust Bank ink agriculture financing deal
23-04-2018 | 11:39:00
Bank of Agriculture and SunTrust Bank have sealed an e-banking agreement described by the Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbe as ‘landmark’ and instrumental to the development of agricultural sector in Nigeria.
Nigeria approves 14 of Shell’s 17 renewal applications
23-04-2018 | 11:36:13
Nigeria’s Ministry of Petroleum has approved the recommendation by the Department of Petroleum Resources to revoke three Oil Mining Leases operated by Shell Petroleum Development Company, a local arm of Shell, the Anglo Dutch major.
European Investment Bank and AfDB collaborate to support private sector investment in Nigeria
19-04-2018 | 14:25:24
The European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank have agreed to support the creation of the new Development Bank of Nigeria to strengthen lending for business and agriculture investment in the country.
[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business
19-04-2018 | 11:49:33
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from a recession which had lasted about a year.
First Bank bets on ATMs to grow customer base
17-04-2018 | 12:02:45
First Bank of Nigeria Limited continues to count on Automated Teller Machines, ATM, to improve customers’ experience and currently accounts for 37 percent of bills payment services on ATMs in Nigeria’s banking industry.
[Nigeria] NNPC to support local investors on advancement of technology
17-04-2018 | 10:31:00
The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has said that the corporation was committed to supporting local investors towards growing the engineering profession.
Fintech startup Zoto grows transaction base by 56%
12-04-2018 | 11:56:55
Zoto, a product of Hedonmark Management Services Limited and Nigeria’s growing payment solution, today announces that its transacting user base and order volume grew by 56% and 200% respectively.