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SAT 3 is set for re-launching – NITEL

NATCOM is set to re-launch the SAT-3 undersea facility, which will set the pace for the next level of telecommunications and internet bandwidth so as to tap broadband stakes in the country, the Managing Director, Mr. Kamar Abass, has said. The SAT-3 rebound, to be driven by NITEL, the new company formed from the NITEL acquisition, is part of a ...

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President Buhari declares SURE-P cancelled!

Breaking times reports that President Buhari also ordered the presidential committee and workers of the agency to close shop. The order was delivered to the SURE-P committee via a letter from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF). President Buhari in the letter directed the panel to wind down the operations of SURE-P on or ...

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African Economic Merit Awards To Boost Africa Economic Growth

The organisers of the African Economic Awards (AEMA) have expressed optimism that aside from  rewarding African entrepreneurs and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have ‎contributed immensely to the development of Africa, it would also stimulate international business community. The President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO), AEMA, Mr. McEva Temofe‎ disclosed this on Wednesday at a press conference in Abuja where he said AEMA ...

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“Anti graft agencies often conduct shoddy investigation” – Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has revealed why anti-graft agencies in the country often fail to successfully prosecute high profile criminal cases. According to the CJN, aside the fact that the agencies conduct shoddy investigations before rushing accused persons to court, in some cases, “up to 200-count charges are brought before the court”, a procedure which ...

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APPLY: Bank of Industry Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) for NYSC Graduate

Are you a youth corp member or you know someone who is? The BOI and NYSC graduate entrepreneurship fund (GEF) application is now open. You would have access to loan between 500k to N2m to start-up a business. CLICK HERE Application closes soon. Bank of Industry …transforming Nigeria’s industrial sector WWW.BOINIGERIA.COM

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Adesina laments over Nigeria’s dwindling agricultural sector

  Former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, and current President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Akinwumi Adesina, has lamented that despite Nigeria’s huge capacity of 50% of the world cassava’s production, less than 1% of its produce is exported. Adesina made this known through AfDB Country Director, Ousmane Dore, who spoke in Abuja stating that Nigeria produced 53 ...

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CODE’S FOLLOW THE MONEY RECEIVES GRANT FROM OMIDYAR NETWORK

The support will help local group that promotes accountability in rural communities Follow The Money [www.followthemoneyng.org], a non-profit initiative of Connected Development [CODE] has been awarded a one-year grant of US$100,000  ( NGN19, 894, 994 million) by Omidyar Network, mainly towards the cost of their projects in local communities which includes stakeholders meetings, focus group discussions, travel support, and visualization. ...

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Buhari urged to Probe N9.2 billion National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS)

Abuja-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CODE), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to probe transactions related to the N9.2 billion National Clean Cookstove Scheme (NCCS). Chief Executive of CODE, Hamzat Lawal, stated in a circular that, after over six months of frequent engagement with stakeholders both in private and public sector on the issue government should take a closer ...

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2016 Voqal Fellowship for Emerging Social Entrepreneur/Change Makers ($USD 30,000 stipend)

  The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in a new generation of social entrepreneurs. Fellows will receive financial resources and mentoring to help bring an early stage idea to life. The Voqal Fellowship is an opportunity for young innovators to test assumptions, research target audiences and build strong business plans.   The Voqal Fellowship is designed to further progressive, social ...

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GT Bank, AFD launch N3b initiative for SMEs

The scheme provides banks, private equity investors and other financial institutions a safer platform to increase participation in SME financing by providing foreign guarantees to local credit facilities advanced to SMEs   The Guarantee Trust Bank Plc has launched a N3 billion scheme in partnership with Agence Française de Development to promote Small and Medium Enterprises development in the country. ...

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