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The Shift: Why WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram shutdown for 6hrs Monday

Private and personal information of over 1.5 billion Facebook users is being sold on a popular hacking-related forum, potentially enabling…

BusinessDay Diary (EP 11: Inside a Lagos factory changing the game in ice…

In today's episode of BusinessDay Diary, Kikelomo Adeniji, CEO, Iceplace Millennial, explains how she meets the demand for edible ice in the…

Businessday Diary Ep 10: Beyond the lens: The life, art of a Nigerian…

Today’s episode of BusinessDay Diary captures the life and art of Ayokunle, the CEO of Klala Photography. “The first person that booked us…

Businessday Diary Ep 9: How Olufon is helping businesses step up…

On today's episode of BusinessDay Dairy, Toyin Olufon, Principal Consultant, Lefort Consulting, speaks on managing finance, data analytics…

BusinessDay Diary Ep 8: Savenhart Technology Limited’s contribution…

On today’s episode of BusinessDay Media, Tolu Williams, founder of Savenhart Technology Limited talks about his contribution in renewable…

Announcing The Invincible Hands Exhibition

The Yemisi Shyllon Museum of Art is pleased to announce The Invincible Hands exhibition opening from August 28, 2021 – January 18, 2022.…

BusinessDay Diary (Ep 7): Farinu calls for more investment in digitisation,…

Today on BusinessDay Diary, the CEO of Swifta Systems and Services Limited Ayotunde Farinu speaks on digitization and automation. He also…

BusinessDay Diary (Ep 6): E’sorae Luxury on turning problems into profit

Today on BusinessDay Diary, Ewaen Sorae, CEO, E’sorae Luxury, shares insights on the hospitality business and how businesses can thrive in…

BusinessDay Diary (Ep 5): Surviving as an online meat vendor, Fola Balogun

In this episode of BusinessDay diary, Fola Balogun, founder of Ibile Treats, talks about key ingredients to thrive as an online meat vendor.…

BusinessDay Diary (Ep 4): With the CEO of Reals Pharmaceutical, Mr. Ade…

Mr. Ade Popoola, CEO, Reals Pharmaceutical, talks about the pharmaceutical sector and Nigeria’s chances of producing Covid-19 vaccines.

BusinessDay Weekender Turns One: The Editor Speaks

Over the weekend BusinessDay Weekender turned 1. 52 editions, 52 weeks, 52 weekends. On August 1st, 2020 we launched our first edition, and…

BusinessDay Diary (Ep 3): A dive into the world of baking with Nike…

In this episode of BusinessDay Diary, Nike Majekodunmi, the CEO, 'Nuts About Cakes', talks about the baking industry and shares lessons on…

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Fleri Inc, startup putting immigrant’s wellness at the forefront joins…

Fleri Inc., a personal finance company for immigrants known widely for the FleriHealth product which enables…

What Should You Do If You Don’t Like Selling? – A Review of…

Title: Sell Without Selling Author: Lady Theresa Publisher: Pholar Studios Year of Publication: 2019 Number of…

Lagos fashion week 2021: The future starts now

Following a pandemic-induced hiatus, Lagos Fashion Week is finally set to return from October 27th-October 30th at…

“ Start Small, Learn Fast, and Grow Big”

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reports Nigeria’s youth population eligible to work is about 44 million, out…

Entrepreneur

Dauda Oladimeji: Entrepreneur providing innovative maintenance solutions

Dauda Oladimeji is the managing director of GSO Facility Management, a technology start-up that provides seamless…

Novogratz backing was just the start for Nigerian upstart Alerzo

Alerzo, an e-commerce and payment solutions startup, backed by billionaire Michael Novogratz ’s family office,…

Meet Sola Adesakin, entrepreneur coaching on financial literacy

If there's one critical area of life many have not been able to demystify, it is gaining mastery of their finance.…

How Xolane Ndhlovu rose from dishwasher to high-flying entrepreneur

For someone born into poverty, whose childhood was spent on the dusty streets of Burgersfort, a town in Mpumalanga…
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Nigeria crypto startup, Skye Wallet completes seed funding round to expand…

Nigeria crypto startup, Skye Wallet has announced the completion of a successful seed fundraising of an undisclosed…

St Kitts and Nevis Helps Nigerians Unlock Greater Financial Freedom with…

The cryptocurrency market is witnessing a significant recovery as it passes the $2.5 trillion mark and continues…

The reasons Nigerians need an E-2 investor’s visa of the USA and how to…

Nigerians have strong family and business ties with the USA and, with Nigeria being an active trade partner with…

Technology

Nigerian fintechs tap ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ to grow credit…

Some financial technology (fintech) companies in Nigeria are democratising consumer lending, making it more…

NCC, stakeholders move to tackle electronic frauds, roaming tariffs

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and other telecoms regulators under the protection of West African…

South Africa’s Stitch expands into Nigeria

South African Application Programming Interface (API) fintech company, Stitch on Thursday announced expansion into…

8 questions about e-Naira you are too embarrassed to ask

After weeks of anticipation and postponement, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari finally launched the Central…

Economy

FX inflow to Nigeria rises to $3.08bn in July – CBN

Net foreign exchange (FX) flow through the Nigerian economy increased to US$3.08 billion in July 2021 from US$2.38…

FX scarcity puts importers on edge ahead yuletide

Few weeks into the festive season, importers are presently agitated as they now find it very difficult to access…

Nigeria now borrowing to fund petrol subsidy

Nigeria is spending more on a controversial fuel subsidy projected to hit N3 trillion by the end of 2021 than the…

Foreign capital inflows to Africa to reach $3bn by year-end

Optimism about investment opportunities in Africa is on the rebound as venture capital flows doubled this period in…

Energy

Nigeria’s annual spending on subsidy could exceed Eurobond borrowing

Nigeria’s excessive borrowing could spark fresh agitation after it emerged that Africa’s largest oil producer could…

How backward integration in Nigeria’s downstream sector can drive growth

Nigeria can take advantage of the opportunity to play regional dominance in the West African market if it embraces…

Electricity is a necessary input for poverty alleviation in Nigeria- Sanusi

For Nigeria to lift millions of its population out of the extreme poverty line, the most populous nation in Africa…

Nigeria to end petrol subsidy June 2022 – Finance minister

The minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government has made provision…

Markets

Hassan-Odukale built First Bank majority stake in less than a year

Tunde Hassan-Odukale, through direct and indirect shares, built a majority shareholding in FBN Holdings plc (FBNH),…

Investors pile into 1yr Nigeria T-Bills despite lower return

Investors overlooked lower interest rates on the one-year Nigerian Treasury Bill at Wednesday’s primary market…

Nigeria’s stock market sees first dip in 5 days

Nigeria’s stock market closed in red on Wednesday as sell pressure finally outweighed bargain hunting, making the…

Investors expect lower returns ahead T-bills auction

Investors are expecting lower returns during a Treasury Bills Primary Market Auction (PMA) today even when they…

Interview

UK, US preferred by Nigerians seeking dual citizenships – Iduh

Steve Iduh is the managing partner of A.D & Partners, a firm specialising in global citizenship and residency…

‘There must be transparency in execution of projects government has…

Following the recent Eurobond issuance by the Nigerian Federal government, which was oversubscribed by investors,…

Developing countries need easier access to vaccines and to manufacture…

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the director-general and first African head of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In this…

‘Real estate sector players need financing opportunities to contribute more…

For real estate sector to contribute more to the growth of the economy and also for more affordable homes to be…

Compaines

Q3’21: Seplat Energy to pay interim dividend of US 2.5cents per share

Seplat Energy Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Exchange Limited and…

Nigeria’s hospitality industry sees rebound as Ikeja Hotel’s 9-month loss…

Nigeria’s hotel industry is finally on the path to the long-awaited recovery after reporting its worst year on…

BUA Cement ride on construction uptick to record 23% growth in 9-month…

The full re-opening of the Nigerian economy following the ease in lockdown restrictions and increase in investors’…

Stanbic IBTC reiterates commitment to youth development agenda

Determined to further strengthen the strategic position young Nigerians occupy in the country, Stanbic IBTC, a…

Politics

Federal allocations will continue to shrink unless fuel subsidy is removed…

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has asked fellow governors of the 35 states of the Federation to devise…

2023: Implications of PDP’s internal crisis ahead national convention

Some chieftains and stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed concern that the internal…

National convention: PDP knows fate on Thursday

An Appeal Court sitting in Port Harcourt will decide the fate of the National Convention of the People’s Democratic…

No going back on PDP national convention – NCOC

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention Organising Committee (NCOC) has said it was aware of the…

Women in Business

Habiba Balogun, Principal Consultant, HB Consulting

Habiba is an alumnus of Harvard Business School Executive Education in Strategic Leadership. She has worked with…

Excellence Joshua, Founder, Techy Train Incubator

Excellence is the founder of Techy Train Incubator, a Nigerian based onshore and offshore training and recruitment…

Yemi Keri, Non-Executive Director, Investment One Financial Services…

Yemi Keri is the Chief Executive Officer of Heckerbella Limited, a digital transformation company. She is Chair,…

Roselyn Onalaja, managing consultant, StreSERT integrated limited

Roselyn is experienced in leadership, strategy, client services, and talent management. She worked with Accenture…

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Scarlett Duchess set to shoot video for hit song, ‘Gyal Dem’

Nigerian socialite, fashionista and musician Dr. Scarlett Duchess is set to return to the music industry with the…

How Burna Boy shutdown Los Angeles with his Space Drift Arena Tour

It was an incredible night in history for Burna Boy, a multiple award-winning Afrofusion singer, when he brought…

Nigerian Afro-pop artiste, Dreycoded shares lessons learnt in the music…

Nigerian Afro-Pop artiste, Dreycoded has highlighted some of the lessons he has learnt so far in the music…

Ohafia festival will boost Abia tourism, economic, says Runsewe

Segun Runsewe, director general, National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC), has described the Ohafia Heritage…

Africa

Foreign capital inflows to Africa to reach $3bn by year-end

Optimism about investment opportunities in Africa is on the rebound as venture capital flows doubled this period in…

US adds 17b doses of J&J vaccine to AU basket

The United States has pledged 17 million additional doses of J&J vaccines to the African Union, boosting supply…

South Africa won’t bow to pressure on coal ban for climate aid- Mantashe

Gwede Mantashe, South Africa's energy minister has expressed his stand against the coal ban for climate aid.…

Namibia under pressure amid influx of Angolan migrants

Namibia said on Friday that thousands of Angolans, crossing into the country to escape hunger, is adding extra…

World

Otoniel, Columbian drug lord is trending, this is why

Dairo Antonio Úsuga, Colombia’s most wanted drug lord, also known as Otoniel, has been caught and will be…

Trump set to launch own social media platform

Donald Trump, former president of the United States of America is set to announce the launch of his own social…

MP David Amess dies after being stabbed

David Amess, a British conservative member of the parliament has died after being stabbed at a constituency…

Russia battles to meet global demand for Sputnik V vaccine

Russia is in a race of its life to meet the demands from across the globe on Sputnik V, a Covid-19 vaccine…

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NLC kicks against forced COVID-19 vaccination for workers

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has kicked against the Nigerian government’s directive mandating civil servants…

Active Covid-19 cases hit record low as NCDC discharges 4,188

The Nigerian Centre for Disease and Control has reported that a total of 4,188 covid-19 patients were discharged on…

India to restart covid vaccine export in January to poorer nations

The Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's biggest vaccine maker, has nearly quadrupled its monthly capacity…

Russia battles to meet global demand for Sputnik V vaccine

Russia is in a race of its life to meet the demands from across the globe on Sputnik V, a Covid-19 vaccine…

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Over 106 bidders apply for primary school intervention projects

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Buhari approves new structure for Federal Housing Authority

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NPDC, Seplat collaboration in Delta and Edo fruitful – Okowa

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