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Nahco Aviance H1 profit up 19.24% despite challenging operating environment

Nahco Aviance H1 profit up 19.24% despite challenging operating environment

The country’s transport and cargo business seems to be booming as Nigeria Aviation Handling Company plc’s…

Diamond Bank’s medical loan facility to deepen Nigeria’s health care delivery

Diamond Bank’s medical loan facility to deepen Nigeria’s health care delivery

Following increasing demand for health services, including diagnostic treatment and care, which presents a growing…

Continental Re records N8.6bn premium in Q2

Continental Re records N8.6bn premium in Q2

Pan-African reinsurer, Continental Reinsurance, said its gross premium income rose by 9 percent to N…

‘Nigeria needs professionals at every level’

‘Nigeria needs professionals at every level’

Oluwatoyin Ademola is the head of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Nigeria. She…

LASACO deploys ICT to boost consumer access

LASACO deploys ICT to boost consumer access

Underwriting firm, LASACO Assurance plc, has deployed new technologies that would enhance consumer access to…

MTN Group to cut nearly 850 managerial jobs

MTN Group to cut nearly  850 managerial jobs

South Africa’s MTN Group plans to lay off around 850 managerial staff, an official of…

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“Gentlemen, In a short while the whistle will go off” “Somebody stop him”…

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OPEC oil output rises in July on fragile Libyan rebound

OPEC’s oil production rose in July from June, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as a fragile recovery in Libyan supply outweighed fighting in Iraq and reduced output from Angola. Despite the increase, unrest in Africa and the Middle East is still weighing on supply. That could hinder OPEC’s ability to boost output later in…

OPEC oil output rises in July on fragile Libyan rebound

Transformation unfolds for oil futures trader

In a business environment that is ever changing and in which many chief executive officers pick up their choice books on the much sought after topic, “Managing in a changing world”, Akin Akinfemiwa, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Forte Oil Plc, is a man who knows that he has his work cut out. This…

Transformation unfolds for oil futures trader

Kwara to float N23bn bond as states push for infrastructure

The Kwara State government is set to float a N23 billion bond as it pushes for further infrastructure development. Governor Ahmed Abdulfatah said information from the Nigerian capital market indicates that the market is excited and reinvigorated in their interest to subscribe to the Kwara State proposed bond. He expressed confidence that the new facility…

Kwara to float N23bn bond as states push for infrastructure

Outsourcing model to improve service quality for Nigerian telcos

As the Telecoms industry matures, competition has enforced the need for differentiation amongst Nigerian Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and this, will ultimately lead to an improved value proposition and as a result; a dynamic shift from cost reduction efforts to efficiency enhancements. There is an increasing trend in the adoption of several forms of outsourcing…

Outsourcing model to improve service quality for Nigerian telcos

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Prestige Assurance reports 41% decline in H1 PBT

Prestige Assurance reports 41% decline in H1 PBT

Prestige Assurance Company plc yesterday released its half-year (H1) 2014 results at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The company’s statement of comprehensive income for the review period shows a decline of 8 percent in Gross Premium Written to N1.583bn, against…

As banks install anti-skimming device on ATMs…

As banks install anti-skimming device on ATMs…

With over 90 percent of deposit money banks (DMBs) have complied with installation of anti-skimming…

Banks’ performance under ACGS 13.9% low in July

Banks’ performance under ACGS 13.9% low in July

The Performance of deposit money banks under the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS) show 13.97…

Tripling the NSE: How to reach a $250 billion market cap by 2020

Tripling the NSE: How to reach a $250 billion market cap by 2020

The S & P 500 tripled between 1994 and 1999 as productivity gains exploded with…

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‘The economy is growing, but the people don’t feel it’

‘The economy is growing, but the people don’t feel it’

Pascal Odibo, group country director, Jeff & O’Brien, in this interview with KELECHI EWUZIE gives…

Effective negotiation skills

Effective negotiation skills

Do you feel that someone is continually taking advantage of you? Do you seem to…

‘Nigeria needs leaders with global perspective’

‘Nigeria needs leaders with global perspective’

SUNIL SAWHNEY, Managing Director, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc in this insightful interview with KELECHI EWUZIE,…

Reviving student loans in Nigeria

Reviving student loans in Nigeria

The Nigerian Students Loans Board was established in 1972 and by 1991 it had given out student loans valued at N46 million (3.8 million US dollars). In 1992, the Board had outstanding loans of 40 million Naira (3.34 million US…