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Turn your words to income online

Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr.Technology has brought a world of new opportunities for us all. Yes, you too can turn your words to income. Not convinced? Well, let me explain. You may already have the knowledge that I frequently publish articles online. I also write books. How did I ...

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FAO food price hits six-month low

Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014. The Food and Agricultural Organisation Food Price Index decreased for a fourth consecutive month in July mainly due to a sharp decline in international prices for maize, wheat and certain oilseeds, reflecting ample supplies for these ...

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Game bird rearing spreads wings

This summer, around 30 million pheasants and 10 million partridges – mostly the redleg variety, but also some grey partridge – will be let out by gamekeepers in readiness...

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How financially healthy are you?

Managing a personal budget is truly one of the more difficult parts of life. For some people, it seems as though something always comes up that quickly absorbs the extra money in the budget...

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US-Africa Leaders Summit: In whose interest?

Odilim EnwegbaraIn its recent publication, The Economist describes how Africa ‘’is set to deliver a fresh asymmetric shock to the global order, taking its place as the last great emerging market.’’ The Economist no doubt truly captured how suddenly...

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Funding crisis: African Bank survival in doubt

African Bank Investments Limited, South Africa’s largest unsecured loan provider, lost about 90 per cent of its market value after forecasting a record loss and saying it needs to tap investors for $791m of fresh capital. The shares plummeted 81 per cent to 51 cents as of 4:41 p.m. in Johannesburg, adding...

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NSE index rises by 0.64%

The stock market closed on a positive note on Thursday, lifting the major market indicators for the third straight session. At the end of the day’s activities...

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Maximising the emerging middle class’ potential

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Oluwafemi OyefesoI recently read an interesting report from the McKinsey Global Institute and it presented some thought-provoking data on the enormous potential that are inherent in the Nigerian market. Nigeria has been termed by some analysts ...

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Nigerian pilots should be more professional – IAC Rector

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Abdulkarim     The Rector, International Aviation College, Ilorin, Kwara State, Capt. Abdulmumin Abdulkarim in this interview with Success Nwoguaddresses sundry issues in the aviation sector Unemployed pilots under an umbrella have been crying out that they have not been given jobs. Are these pilots employable...

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SIDEL plans value creation day for beverage producers

Global providers of liquid packaging solutions, Sidel, on Thursday said it would host a one-day event next week for its existing and potential customers in Lagos. The event which will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos will feature discussions on local ...

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Overcoming your fear of selling

The fear of selling varies from person to person. Usually, there is a specific aspect of sales that triggers unpleasant feelings. The first step to overcoming this fear is pinpointing it. Think about each step of ...

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Africa’s economic growth offers US huge opportunities —Obama

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President ObamaThe United States President, Mr. Barack Obama, says Africa’s fast-growing economies represent a great opportunity for American companies to expand their investments if governments curb corruption and human rights abuses. “Africa’s rise means opportunity for all of us,” Obama told heads of state that gathered for a ...

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Union Bank targets 40% loan growth

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is aiming to boost its loan portfolio by 30 per cent in the second half of 2014, after increasing it by 10 per cent in the first six months, targeting retail ...

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CAC goes tough on defaulting firms

Companies and businesses that fail to comply with the provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act will soon face severe sanctions, according to the Corporate Affairs Commission. The CAC said in a...

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Dell develops mood-reading tech for office, play

BEIJING: The head of Dell’s new research and development division has said the company could release a mood-reading application as soon as 2017, the British Broadcasting Corporation reported on Tuesday. Jai Menon told the BBC that Dell Research...

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Macau casino workers demand bigger share of winnings

HONG KONG: Disgruntled casino workers are becoming a costly thorn in Macau’s side, Reuters reported on Tuesday. As the Chinese territory races to build eight new resorts in the next three years, labor strains look set to intensify: workers are demanding higher...

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NBCC appoints new DG

The Executive Committee of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce has appointed a new Director-General, Mrs. Joyce Akpata. According to ...

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Ojo Rotary Club inducts 29th president

The Rotary Club of Ojo, of Rotary International, District 9110, Nigeria, has officially inducted the 29th President of the club, Mr. Odusanya Olasunkan. At the induction ceremony held in Lagos, the club also expressed concern over the ...

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Can you afford your children’s school fees?

Author of   ‘Practical Steps to Financial Freedom and Independence’, USIERE UKO, writes about sending your children to schools you can afford If paying your children’s school is a constant struggle, then that is a...

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Mushroom cultivation: Empowering the mind and hand

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Arinze Onebunne | credits: File copyMy personal experience as an agric entrepreneur has proved that farming Mushroom and Grasscutter is second nature. In the particular case of mushroom cultivation, its production gives small holder farmers a big chance to increase their income, improve their health and offers an ...

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FG insures civil servants for N5bn

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Managing Director, Capital Express Assurance Limited, Mrs. Bola OdukaleLife insurance firms have been paid about N5bn by the Federal Government as premium for the insurance of its workers in the 2014 financial period, investigation has revealed. Some of...

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CEBIH to boost CBN’s cash-less policy drive

The Chairman, Committee of E-Banking Industry Heads, Mr. Tunde Kuponiyi, says he will work to boost the Central Bank of Nigeria’s cash-less policy drive. As a result, he said he would engage with stakeholders to facilitate the growth of electronic payment ...

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ICANN accredits Upperlink as registrar

The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers has announced the accreditation of Nigeria’s registrar, Upperlink, which makes the company first Nigerian and eighth accredited registrar in Africa. With the new status...

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ADH attributes growth to business specialisation

Associated Discount House Limited says consistent and strategic focus on core discount house operations has helped to sustain its strong asset quality amid tough challenges in the discount house sub-sector. In a statement on Monday, the company observed...

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Inlaks gets Uptime data centre accreditation

Inlaks Computers has become the first Nigerian company to be data centre design certified by Uptime Institute. The Director, Managed Services for Inlaks, Mr. Oladimeji Koyejo, has been awarded the Uptime Institute’s accredited tier designer certificate. Uptime Institute is recognised in the industry as the world leading standards body ...

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NIOB canvasses capacity building in construction industry

The Nigerian Institute of Building has said there is a need for professionals in the built environment to focus on capacity building and development collaborations in the industry. The institute said this would provide opportunities for a review of global best practices that would help the...

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Ibadan Disco promises 15-hour electricity supply

The Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company says at least 15 hours of electricity will soon be made available to its customers per day as it is currently intensifying efforts to achieve the target. The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Fortunato Leynes, said this at ...

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