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Keke Marwa: New Business Frontier for Women

Keke Marwa: New Business Frontier for Women

Driven by the need to make ends meet, many women have abandoned their traditional area of business to become commercial tricycle operators, which they consider more profitable Time was 7.30am, Tuesday, February 4, 2014, and Bose Ogunlana, 34, had just finished preparing her three children for school. She too was getting ready to leave the

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IDH to Establish Ethanol Refinery in Edo

Efforts by the Edo State government to industrialise the state are beginning to bear fruits. Recently, Industrial Development Holding, IDH, a group of South African investors, expressed its resolve to turn Edo State into the China of Africa, beginning with the establishment of an ethanol refinery in the state. Mxolesi Mbetse, executive chairman, IDH, told

Akure Airport Now Cargo Terminal

The Akure Airport has been designated a perishable and non-perishable cargo airport by the federal government. Stella Oduah, minister of aviation, announced this during her courtesy visit to Olusegun Mimiko, governor, Ondo State, recently. According to the minister, the perishable cargo terminal project at the airport is meant to harness the agricultural export capacity of

Boom or Burst for Investors?

The Nigerian Stock Exchange outperformed others in Africa in 2013 posting 44.6 per cent return on investment, which experts say is a reflection of the growth of the economy. But are the returns sustainable? Since the Nigerian stock market witnessed a near crash in 2009, several investors have been sitting on the fence. However, with

Glamour at UBA Awards

For employees of United Bank for Africa, UBA, and other stakeholders in the bank, it was a night of fun, entertainment and rewards February 8, 2014 as they gathered from across the country and beyond to celebrate members of staff who distinguished themselves in the 2013 financial year. The annual UBA CEO Awards ceremony, which took

Jonathan sacks Oduah, three others

  President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday finally sacked the embattled Stella Oduah, Minister of Aviation, Others ministers that equally received the president’s boot are Caleb Olubolade, minister of Police Affairs; Godsday Orubebe, minister of Niger Delta and Yerima Ngama, minister of State for Finance. Whereas it is not yet clear why president Jonathan sent the

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The Politics of Privatisation of Refineries

After several years of tinkering with privatisation of the nation’s ailing refineries, the government yields to pressure again to put the process on hold, creating room for more years of rot in the oil sector Investors who are prospecting for Nigeria’s moribund refineries may have to wait for a longer time for inexplicable reasons. In

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