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RUSSIA - UKRAINE CONFLICT

Red Cross wants Mariupol fighters to contact relatives

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) wants to ensure that the Ukrainian fighters who are now…

Germany’s leader Scholz to reach out to Putin, lawmaker says

German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz has told lawmakers that he wanted to hold renewed talks with Russian President…

Russia expels 10 Romanian diplomats in tit-for-tat move

Russia on Friday expelled 10 Romanian diplomats in response to similar expulsions by Bucharest. Moscow’s foreign…

Russia to mark Soviet WW2 victory as Ukraine decries school bombing

Kremlin forces bombed a village school in eastern Ukraine killing about 60 people, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy…

CLIMATE/ ENVIRONMENT

Nigeria, others benefit as Bloomberg invests $242 million in clean energy

Nigeria and nine other developing countries are set to benefit from a $242 million fund to expand Bloomberg…

Climate change: Seplat Energy to plant five million trees

Seplat energy has announced plans to plant one million trees every year for the next five years to produce cleaner…

Global temperature may temporary breach 1.5C in next five years – UK…

The Meteorological Office (Met Office), a UK national weather service stated in a new report that there is a 50…

AFDB commits to harnessing Africa’s clean energy potential by 2050

The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has affirmed its commitment to pursuing the continent’s ambition of harnessing…

Videos

PRINVEST 2022: Interview with COO, Arkland Properties & Investment…

BusinessDay's Dipo speaks with Evelyn Edumoh, Chief Operating Officer at Arkland Properties & Investment Company.

Less cars are produced in Nigeria because demand isn’t encouraging – Nord…

Oluwatobi Ajayi, is the founder and CEO of Nord automobile limited, also known as Nord Motion, a Nigerian automotive firm that assembles…

In memoriam: Dick Kramer, tireless builder, inspired BusinessDay

The life of Richard ‘Dick’ Kramer was remarkable enough that he was once described as a ‘modern-day pioneer and management missionary.’ That…

Remembering the Chibok girls 8 years after

Joy Bishara, Lydia Pogu and Mercy Paul were among 276 teenage girls who Boko Haram terrorists kidnapped from their school in April 2014 to…

Patrice Evra graces the exclusive with Kemi Ajumobi

Patrice Evra is not just a football legend and one of the best left-backs in the world, the ex-Manchester United player is an author and…

TechBridge new episodes

Akua Aboabea Aboah, CEO of Sambus speaks on the $18bn geospatial market in Africa

LBS at 30: Interview with Prof. Chris Ogbechie, Dean, Lagos Business School

A few months ago, the Lagos Business School (LBS) clocked 30 years, a milestone for an institution that has been redefining business…

Tony Elumelu receives Inspiring Woman Series HE FOR SHE award for…

West Africa's most authoritative business daily, a diversified provider of superior business, financial and management intelligence across…

We have supported thousands of farmers to double yields, farm sizes –…

Dimeari Von Kemedi, managing director of Alluvial, a company that supports smallholder farmers with inputs, #finance, and access to market,…

Inspiring Woman Series – The journey so far

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What’s News Today

Watch the review, in reference to reports from the Lagos Judicial Panel, on how the Nigerian army covered up the Lekki toll gate massacre…

BD Weekender

Getting your art into galleries

This digest is brought to you by Patrons MCAA. Patrons is a full-suite art advisory firm that helps private and…

Diary of a young executive

What was the last thing you did that required some courage? Deciding to become a certified mental health therapist…

Forever and never

I hate it when people say “everything happens for a reason.” I think that’s bullshit. Was there a reason the love…

Mercedes-Benz VISION EQXX, Travel 1,008km on one charge

Few vehicle manufacturers have been as historically creative as Mercedes-Benz, which should come as no surprise…

Entrepreneur

Small businesses need financial advisory – Ex Skye Bank CEO

In a bid to support overall growth in the SME sector, Timothy Oguntayo, veteran financial advisor and CEO of DLK…

Amusan: Entrepreneur using tech to support Africa’s migrants

Abimbola Amusan, the co-founder of Vesti Technologies Inc – a business disrupting migrant financing and migration…

Meet Chukwuemeka Orukwowu, a phenomenal social entrepreneur

Chukwuemeka Orukwowu is a man of many parts. He is an exceptional social entrepreneur making a tangible difference…

How Abdulrasheed is building a consulting brand from Abuja

Othman Abdulrasheed is one entrepreneur who is blazing the trail in Northern Nigeria. He's a business coach,…

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5 best Forex brokers with minimum deposit in Nigeria

Forex trading in Nigeria has become immensely popular with the increasing access to stable internet connection, a…

PISI Integrated Services unveils Spin Lotto to reward customers –…

According to Omar Farouk Edewor, the Managing Director, PISI Integrated Services, in a bid to reward their…

The Consulate General of Switzerland and Swiss Learning treat guests to A…

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Lagos, together with Swiss Learning, hosted an exclusive event on Wednesday…

How business bank, Prospa is helping Cross Grow his Sports Nutrition Brand

Prospa is a business account for managing your banking and business. Whether you’re a start-up, small or large…

Technology

Mastercard partners OPay to boost cashless payment in Africa

Mastercard has partnered with OPay, a seamless mobile money service provider, to grow a cashless ecosystem and…

Over 50% of Nigeria’s population lack digital skills- World Bank

More than 50 percent of Nigeria's over 200 million population do not have digital skills and therefore cannot use…

How to make money from cryptos amid price plunge – Analysts

Amid the decline in the prices of cryptocurrencies on the back of rising inflation rates and geopolitical unrest,…

Explainer: What are bots and why are they delaying Musk from buying…

At the end of the first quarter of 2022, the number of fake accounts on Twitter was less than five percent which is…

Economy

OECD’s corporate tax plan not in Nigeria’s interests – FIRS

Nigeria will not be endorsing a framework for what was called a two-pillar solution to the taxation of the digital…

NIS-2022: Spain government to send trade delegation to Nasarawa in July

As a fallout of the recently concluded investments summit, the Government of Spain says, it is going to send a…

Finance minister says poor payment of claims undermining insurance…

The Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed at the weekend decried the slow payment of…

Energy

ExxonMobil asset sale setback mirrors Chevron’s in 2017

The federal government’s decision to halt the $1.3bn planned deal between Seplat Energy Plc and US-based ExxonMobil…

Seplat Energy shareholders approve $0.10 dividend per share

Seplat Energy plc, an indigenous Nigerian energy company with a strategic focus on Nigeria and listed on both the…

FG to unveil regulations on gas pricing for midstream, downstream sector

The Federal government through the Nigeria Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has…

Nigerians groan as cooking gas price rises by 83.7%

As the nation prepares for its 2023 general elections, many Nigerian households and businesses are finding it…

Markets

Nigeria stocks shed N60bn in sell-pressured week

Investors in Nigeria’s stock market lost about N64billion in the trading week ended Friday May 20 following four…

NGX CEO canvasses increase in long-term sustainable finance

Temi Popoola, Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange Limited, has canvassed for increase in long-term…

Transcorp Hotels, Beta Glass, others reroute stock market northwards

Nigeria's stock market on Thursday recorded its first gain this week, thanks to investors who bought shares of…

WACMaC conference to focus on effective regulation

The West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) will hold its biennial West Africa Capital Market…

Interview

2023: PDP better positioned now than before to win Lagos – Aivoji,…

Philip Aivoji, a former commissioner for commerce, industry and tourism in Lagos State, is the newly elected…

‘We want to empower youths to become drivers of innovations in Nigeria’

Ashoka, a global organisation that supports the world's leading social entrepreneurs, recently launched the…

Nigeria’s high maternal death rate, avoidable with skilled health…

Nwamaka Onyemelukwe is the director of public affairs, communications, and sustainability at Coca-Cola Nigeria…

Ichechi Okonkwo has an unswerving passion for real estate business

Ichechi Chinarhu Okonkwo is the CEO of Victoria Crest Homes, Deputy Managing Director Nedcomoaks Ltd, a leading…

Companies

Africa Soft Power Summit: Stakeholders seek collaboration for progress in…

Ahead of the 2022 Africa Soft Power Summit in Kigali, leading stakeholders across Africa’s creative and knowledge…

Malta Guinness reintroduces special edition pack during Ramadan

Malta Guinness, Africa's non-alcoholic malt drink has re-introduced its Special-Edition Ramadan cans for the second…

Absa lauds SEC on proactive regulation of digital assets

Absa Nigeria has commended the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for proactively providing a…

Sterling Bank signs MoU with optometrists on funding, capacity building

Sterling Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s commercial bank, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the…

Politics

APC postpones screening of presidential aspirants

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed the screening of presidential aspirants scheduled for Monday, May…

Why there’s mass defection to NNPP – Party chairman

Rufai Ahmed Alkali, national chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has said many politicians have…

APC: Igbo presidential aspirants to support any candidate from S/East

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirants of Igbo extraction on Sunday resolved to support anyone…

Buhari appoints Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee Accountant General’s office

President Buhari has appointed Anamekwe Chukwunyere Nwabuoku to oversee the Office of the Accountant-General of the…

Women in Business

Bisola Fasade: Head, Affluent Clients (Private Bank), Stanbic IBTC, Nigeria

As Head, Affluent Clients, Bisola oversees private and executive banking businesses, develops and implements all…

Oluwatoyin Aralepo: Director, Corporate Excellence and Programme…

Oluwatoyin Aralepo is a first-class Accounting graduate. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of…

Naomi E. Nwokolo – Executive Director, UN Global Compact Nigeria

Naomi is an International Development Attorney offering expert legal counsel and representation. She is skilled in…

Foluke Michael – Founder, The Green Entrepreneurs

Foluke Michael is a Project Management Consultant, Author, IBM Enterprise Design Thinker and SDGs Implementer. She…

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Life + Art

Buga becomes the most shazamed song in the world

Oluwatobiloba Daniel Anidugbe, better known as Kizz Daniel has added his name to the list of artists whose songs…

AMVCA throws up more recognitions for continent’s talents in 8th…

As promised by Multichoice, the organisers, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) returned this year with more…

Kendrick Lamar releases album as Davido drops ‘Stand Strong’

It’s a good Friday the 13th for afrobeats and hip hop fans as Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar releases album ‘Mr…

N50bn comedy industry: Meet top 8 Instagram skit makers in Nigeria

Broda Shaggi, Mr Funny, Cute Abiola, Taaooma and Brain Jotter have been ranked as the top five Instagram Skit…

Africa

Mozambique declares public emergency after first wild polio virus in 30…

Mozambique Health Ministry (MISAU) has declared a public health emergency in the country after confirming that a…

FX risk, others stall venture capital funding in Africa

Foreign exchange risk, difficulty in repatriating funds and other challenges are limiting venture capital financing…

Africa’s democracy under threat, retreating – Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives says democracy is under threat and in retreat…

Guinea orders legal proceedings against ousted President Conde

Guinea’s attorney general has ordered legal proceedings against ousted President Alpha Conde and 26 of his former…

World

Taliban orders female tv presenters to cover their faces

The Taliban authorities on Thursday issued an official order that female journalists in all Afghan media outlets…

Poland will help Sweden, Finland if attacked before NATO membership – PM

Poland will assist Sweden and Finland, should they be attacked before obtaining membership in the North Atlantic…

Israeli forces shoots Al Jazeera journalist dead

Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist with Al Jazeera, was shot in the head by Israeli forces while on assignment in…

Mali says France violating its airspace to ‘spy’ on troops

Mali’s military rulers have accused the French army of repeatedly violating controlled airspace over the country’s…

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Red Cross wants Mariupol fighters to contact relatives

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) wants to ensure that the Ukrainian fighters who are now…

Abiodun to APC members: ‘We’ll be fair to all irrespective of past misdeeds’

Ahead of the election primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State…

CLIMATE/ ENVIRONMENT

Nigeria, others benefit as Bloomberg invests $242 million in clean energy

Nigeria and nine other developing countries are set to benefit from a $242 million fund to expand Bloomberg…

Climate change: Seplat Energy to plant five million trees

Seplat energy has announced plans to plant one million trees every year for the next five years to produce cleaner…

Global temperature may temporary breach 1.5C in next five years – UK…

The Meteorological Office (Met Office), a UK national weather service stated in a new report that there is a 50…

AFDB commits to harnessing Africa’s clean energy potential by 2050

The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has affirmed its commitment to pursuing the continent’s ambition of harnessing…

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cases rise in Africa driven by South Africa – WHO

World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said Africa COVID-19 cases had risen largely by the doubling of cases…

Kamala Haris, US VP, tests positive for COVID-19

Kamala Harris, Vice President of the United States has tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, underscoring the…

Local vaccine production now matter of national security – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said building capacity for in-country production of vaccines and medical supplies…

Nigeria to produce COVID candidate vaccine in 2023

The Nigerian government says it has begun processes to produce the first candidate vaccine for the prevention of…

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Getting your art into galleries

This digest is brought to you by Patrons MCAA. Patrons is a full-suite art advisory firm that helps private and…

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Poor hearts in barrels of harmful oils

As unbridled access to unhealthy fats consumption increasingly hurts the human heart, thousands of Nigerians die…

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It was getting close to midnight on Saturday, April 30, 2020 and there we were by the poolside at Heidi Court,…

2023 presidency: The shameful behaviours of Jonathan, Emefiele

Well, here’s the award for the ‘Most Disgraceful Political Behaviour’ ahead of 2023. And the joint winners are:…

Dismal tones from the day’s papers

Good news is not marketable, so goes the old adage. To this extent, newspapers thrive mainly on the dismal. So if…

Nigeria’s shrinking governance amid maximum politicking

To say that governance is on holiday in Nigeria today is to understate it. Unlike what we have ever seen in the…

APC postpones screening of presidential aspirants

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Why there’s mass defection to NNPP – Party chairman

Rufai Ahmed Alkali, national chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has said many politicians have…