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Access Bank says Diamond not bringing toxic assets to books

December 19, 2018     4:26 pm
The management of Access Bank Plc on Wednesday December 19 said the merger with Diamond Bank will not in any way add toxic assets to its books, adding ...
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Buhari presents N8.83trn 2019 budget to rowdy lawmakers

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presented a 8.83 trillion naira ($28.80 billion) budget for 2019 to parliament on Wednesday, and laid out a plan t ...
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Update: Nigeria’s unemployment rate rises to 23.1% in Q3 2018, NBS says

Nigeria’s unemployment rate rose to 23.1 percent at the end of Q3 2018, up from 18.8 percent in the corresponding quarter in 2017, the National Bure ...
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Falling oil prices opens exit window for costly N1.6trn fuel subsidy

An agreement to cut 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) from global oil production by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-m ...

Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion

Promoting use of disruptive technology to enhance financial inclusion in Africa

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is collaborating with the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Ant Financial (Ant) to ...
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Digital technology, financial inclusion major successes for banking industry in 2018’

Ebehijie Momoh, head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited has been in the banking industry for over 26 years, and currently hold ...
Financial Inclusion

LBS proposes finance-led growth hypothesis to increase Nigeria’s financial inclusion

Digital Financial Services in Nigeria- State of the market Report 2018, a financial inclusion report by the Lagos Business School (LBS) has point the ...

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Experts urge 21st century skills for entrepreneurs to drive growth

Experts in the educational sector have called on entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to equip themselves with the 21st century skills to forester economic growth and development in the country. The expert ...

Lagos 2019 budget caught in web of politics as governance slows

For the first time in five years, the Lagos State government would be presenting its most delayed annual budget estimate for 2019 in what is believed to be a reflection of a struggling governance in t ...

N30,000 minimum wage:  Labour opposes FG’s technical c’tte option

The organised labour says the plan by the Federal Government to set up a technical committee to review the recent N30,000 agreed to by the tripartite committee national minimum wage committee will not ...

Century Power is trying to boost power supply, grow economy

Chukwueloka Umeh, is the managing director of Centaury Power Generation Limited which is building a 495megawatts plant at Okija. The plant, when completed, he said would boost power generations and al ...

‘Progressive tax system requires closing economic gap’

Bridging the widening economic gap among Nigerians of low and extremely high income cadre will require government adopting progressive tax systems as both an avenue for adequate income generation and ...

Inflation rate to rise to 11.8% in December – FBNQuest

Tuesday, FBNQuest released a report stating their expectation on a further uptick in inflation rate to 11.8 percent for December 2018. This will represent an increase by 0.52 basis points from Novembe ...

Stakeholders mobilise against threats to submarine cables, internet traffic

Threats facing Nigeria’s five submarine fibre optic cables delivering over 40 terabytes of internet traffic capacity will henceforth receive maximum attention from a new group called Association of ...

Why an African artificial intelligence is not optional

At the UNESCO Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Morocco, experts reiterated the urgent need for a framework that recognises the peculiarities of the African continent. African countries, they said, ...

2019 budget: Reps hold executive session ahead of Buhari’s arrival

Members of the House of Representatives are currently in closed door meeting. While the meeting is ongoing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in company of Udo Udoma, Minister of Budget and National Plannin ...

Intra-African Trade Fair records $32.6bn in concluded deals

Deals valued at $32.6 billion dollars were recorded at the inaugural Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) which ended in Cairo yesterday, according to preliminary figures released by the African Export-Imp ...

Osinbajo, Reps in closed door session over non-release of N100bn constituency projects allocation

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and some members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) are in closed door meeting in the bid to pave way for smooth relationship during the formal presentation of the 201 ...

NASS in rowdy session as lawmakers chant solidarity song ahead of Buhari’s arrival

In confirmation of BusinesDay’s earlier report, aggrieved members of House of Representatives staged a mild protest ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s arrival to address the joint sess ...

Reps: SGF parleys APC caucus ahead of 2019 budget proposal presentation

Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) o Wednesday held a strategic meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the House of Representatives ahea ...

INEC devolves distribution of PVCs at ward level as states collect 1.9m cards this week

To ensure that registered voters get their permanent voter cards, PVCs before the 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC will soon devolve collection of PVCs at th ...


Life & Arts

Amstel Malta awards Itodo “Young Person of the Year” at Future Awards Africa

The nation’s No 1 premium malt brand, Amstel Malta, has once again demonstrated its support for Nigerians stepping into the...

Nigeria plunges to 133rd on Gender Index as women shrink in economy, politics

Opportunities are shrinking for Nigerian women in terms of participation in politics, attainment of educational heights, health and survival, according...

‘I am working to leave a legacy on fashion world’

Ayangbade Seyi Philip is a fashion designer and graduate of Computer Science. Ayangbade says he has been in the fashion...



Sports

Solskjaer replaces sacked Mourinho as interim Manchester United coach

Former Red Devils’ striker, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has been appointed as interim manager for Manchester United following the sack of Jose Mourinho...

What next for Man United as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes over?

After parting ways with Jose Mourinho yesterday, Manchester United has confirmed that club legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would take over...

Man Utd fires Mourinho after Liverpool humiliation, Carrick set to take charge

Jose Mourinho has left his job as Manchester United manager after two-and-half years in charge. A club statement said: “The...