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REVIEW: NIGERIA IN 2021

5 inflation highlights that trended in 2021

As the tension and panic that associated the COVID-19 pandemic in the earlier parts of the year began easing off…

How rising insecurity affected the economy in 2021

Nigerians cheered when new service chiefs were appointed in the first month of 2021 to fight the rising insecurity…

OUTLOOK: NIGERIA IN 2022

Cautious optimism reinforces analysts’ stance of another positive year

Nigeria's equities market ended the year 2021 with an impressive positive return of 6.7percent amid remarkable…

Nigeria will need more than oil to lift economy

Nigeria will get another chance this year to lay the building blocks of a long-touted transition away from oil and…

CLIMATE/ ENVIRONMENT

How to unlock, mobilise private capital for climate change action

As the world faces extreme weather conditions that underpin climate change, the need to mobilise private capital…

Global coal demand set to hit new high stirring fresh climate concerns

One month after the world pledged to abandon coal at COP 26, global demand for the commodity is set to hit an…

Climate change: Businesses, Nonprofits leading momentum towards net-zero

The enthusiasm among non-Party stakeholders around the globe towards achieving a net-zero, resilient future…

Days after COP26 deal, oil producers angle to pump more

While the ink on which the climate change agreement was written has barely dried, oil producers gathered at a…

Videos

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

Inspiring Woman Series

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…

Des Amey is guest on The Exclusive with Kemi Ajumobi

DES AMEY, Founder/CEO, Amey Finance Academy was recently in Nigeria to connect project owners with potential investors. In this exclusive…

Airtel Africa could double mobile money revenues with Nigeria operations

Airtel, Nigeria’s second-largest telco by number of subscribers, could make an additional $405 million a year from mobile money operations…

What’s News Today

Watch this week's summary report on trending stories on our BusinessDay website.

Dr. Ogho Okiti – Managing Director, BusinessDay Media talks about…

"Don't think too much about economics as the Macro, just think of your personal situation"

Think Business with Dr. Ogho Okiti

Dr. Ogho Okiti - Managing Director, BusinessDay Media talks about Nigeria's economic recovery. "Don't think too much about economics as…

What’s News Today

BusinessDay introduces you to 'What's News Today'- a summary report on trending stories on our BusinessDay website. Watch today's recap in…

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…

BD Weekender

Interview with the producers of Binti

Alinda and Angela Ruhinda are Tanzanian sisters who have made history by producing Binti’, the first Tanzanian…

Some Lessons can only be learned during difficult times – A review of…

Title: Built for the Storm Author: Bridget Oyefeso-Odusami Publisher: S W Advantage Resources Year of…

Locked up

I was 19 years old in 1981 when I met Titus. He was an apprentice at an electrical workshop. He was a very…

Netflix reviews for the week

ARMY OF THIEVES (2021) I have had this movie on my list for such a long while, I was glad I finally made out time…

Entrepreneur

How government policies push Nigeria’s 1.8m MSMEs to the brink

Apart from the coronavirus outbreak which adversely impacted the business activities of Micro, Small and Medium…

Bamidele Idris: Entrepreneur helping job seekers secure jobs

Many entrepreneurs are driven by a passion to solve societal problems. For Bamidele Idris, founder of Getjobs, his…

Tunde Coker: Building agribusiness for health-conscious Nigerians

Tunde Coker is the founder of True Call Farms, a startup focused on organic agriculture. The young entrepreneur is…

Meet Benjamin Aduroja, startup providing smart financial advice

If there's anything Benjamin Aduroja detests, it is seeing people lose hard earned money to scams or wrong…

Sponsored

DPO Group granted regulatory licence to provide payments services in…

One Payment Limited, a subsidiary of the leading Pan-African digital payments group, DPO Group has been granted a…

‘Biodun and Ibikunle Foundation names Oriyomi Adebare-Anthony as PRESIDENT…

Lagos, Nigeria (January 17, 2022) - ‘Biodun and Ibikunle Foundation today announced Oriyomi Adebare-Anthony as its…

How Iroham is making waves in Nigeria’s energy space

Faith Iroham FCPAN, FIOGR is the founder and managing director/CEO of Gove Energy. Gove Energy is an indigenous Oil…

Fairway partners Punuka consulting to unveil investment opportunities

The Fairway Group in conjunction with PUNUKA Consulting Inc. will be hosting a webinar on January 20, 2022, to…

Technology

How technology can ease ‘Back to School’ rush – Google

Google has recently shared what it calls a five-point listicle, on how technology may assist parents to make their…

Binance becomes official sponsor of Nigerian Idol Season 7

Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has announced its…

Instagram introduces ‘Remix’ for public content

Instagram announced on Thursday, that it will allow users to remix any public video content on the app, not just…

3 trends to expect in African mobile app market in 2022

The mobile app market has grown over the years driven by continuous improvement in devices, growing consumer…

Economy

Nigeria’s FX usage rebounds but lags pre-pandemic levels

Nigerian households and businesses utilised more foreign exchange (FX) in the third quarter of 2021, after a 26…

Single-digit inflation eludes Nigeria in 72 consecutive months

Nigeria in the last 72 consecutive months (6 years), has been entangled in the web of the double-digit inflation…

National Assembly to further empower SEC to sanction unregistered schemes,…

In a bid to combat the menace of Ponzi schemes and ensure that the apex regulator of the capital market is well…

EXPLAINER: Why Nigeria’s inflation rate grew in the last 9 Decembers

One of the most consistent features associated with Nigeria's inflation rate in the last decade (10 years) is its…

Energy

13 start-ups win $100,000 in All On/USADF off-grid energy challenge

Thirteen energy enterprises have emerged successful winners in this year’s edition of the annual United State…

Politics behind Ghana’s plot to become West African gas hub

Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign may have resulted in a humiliating end after losing to the fourth-smallest…

Petrol subsidy: N302/litre recommendation divides NEC

The National Economic Council (NEC) may have dropped the recommendations of its ad-hoc committee which pegged the…

Green energy investments could grow African economy by 6.4%

Switching to renewable energy from conventional power sources could attract a wave of new sustainable energy…

Markets

Market operators’ renewal registration: SEC insists on Jan. 31 deadline

Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its decision not to extend the January 31 deadline…

Nigeria’s stocks gain over N800bn in week ended Jan.21

Nigeria’s equities investors gained about N809billion in the trading week ended Friday January 21. Despite its…

Stockbrokers’ Institute commences remote certification examination

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has fully globalized its certification processes as candidates across…

Nigeria’s stock market rises further by 1.01%

Nigeria’s equities market increased further on Thursday by 1.01 percent or N248billion, pushing higher the market’s…

Interview

Nigeria has to look to the church for solution to her challenges –…

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) recently inaugurated the first set of executive members for its newly…

Functioning across Africa, Temitope Iluyemi exudes competence

Temitope Iluyemi is the Senior Director, Global Government Relations for Africa region at P&G. She is a…

No African firms like ours

Recently, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, a leading Nigerian law firm announced that it had opened a London office with three…

2023: I want to be president to restore the dignity of Nigerians –…

Chukwuka Monye is aspiring to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. In this interview monitored on Channels…

Compaines

Global nuclear investment to attract more $90bn in next two years -Report

Nuclear power can be a polarising energy source, but as Nigeria and other countries seek greener, low-carbon…

Achieving robust digital economy goes beyond policies – Alerzo CEO

The Chief Executive Officer, Alerzo Limited, Adewale Opaleye has urged government agencies saddled with the…

BUA petrochemical will add value to A/Ibom economy

The Akwa Ibom State Government says the BUA petrochemical project to be located in Ibeno local government will add…

Big ideas emerge from maiden edition of Flour Mills prize for innovation

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc on Thursday officially announced the names of the five finalists from category one of…

Politics

The Wike factor and PDP strategies for 2023

Governors of major political parties usually form a powerful caucus and rotate their meetings to their states. This…

I’m a registered member of APC – Yari replies Shinkafi

The former Governor of Zamfara State and aspirant for the office of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National…

A/Ibom assembly approves N4.7bn loan for Udom

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has approved Governor Udom Emmanuel's request to guarantee a loan of N4.7…

Ondo: PDP urges leaders to unite, support candidate after primaries

Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo state have been called upon to unite and support whoever…

Women in Business

Bukkie Adeyemi Adewuyi, Vice President, Internal Audit at Prospera Credit…

Bukkie is a business leader with over 18 years of consulting and audit experience. In her past role with SNG Grant…

Ibilola Amao, Principal Consultant, Lonadek Global Services

Ibilola Amao is the Principal Consultant of Lonadek Global Services Lonadek is a multi-award-winning, woman-owned,…

Inimfon Etuk, Founder She Forum Africa

Inimfon Etuk is a versatile and resilient person driven by purpose and a plan. A 2015 alumna of the International…

Adenike Olumide- Emmanuel, MD/CEO at Shea Baby Brand

Adenike Olumide-Emmanuel, is an entrepreneur and a young global leader with several years of productive experience…

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Life + Art

Tony Elumelu C.O.N wins Inspiring Woman Series ‘He For She’…

10th of December 2021 was the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Inspiring Woman Series, and one of the…

Streaming vs cinemas: How Nollywood can thrive

Nigeria’s over 100 million internet subscribers may not fit into the about 70 cinemas across the country or even be…

Shatta-Burna Boy feud: Ajisebutu urges African artists to unite

Following recent rifts between Nigerian and Ghanian music artists, Ayo Manuel Ajisebutu, an entrepreneur and…

Nigerian Breweries sponsors major #DettyDecember Concerts for Christmas

The memories of Christmas still lingers as Nigerian Breweries, supported musical concerts that took place across…

Africa

UK’s DFI surpasses £2bn investment pledge in Africa

CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, on Thursday announced that it had exceeded its 2020 commitment…

US billionaire opens vaccine manufacturing plant in South Africa

U.S. billionaire and founder of NantWorks, a multinational biotechnology firm, Patrick Soon-Shiong and South…

Africa in race to buy Pfizer’s COVID-19 pills

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking to work with Pfizer to supply its COVID-19 oral…

Tanzania’s $1.9bn with Turkey to deliver 368km of rail tract

Tanzania is turning away from China as it seeks to rebuild its vital railway links and has instead turn to Turkey…

World

US 5G problem: Airlines worldwide hasten to change flights

Airlines across the world rushed on Wednesday, January 19 to cancel or change flights heading into the United…

Copper shortage to hit 6m tons by 2030 threatening energy transitions

Global demand for copper in the international market will surpass supply by more than 6 million tonnes by 2030, a…

Ex-Ukrainian president ready to appear in court

Petro Poroshenko, the former Ukrainian president has returned to Ukraine on Monday, January 17, 2022, to face court…

Djokovic faces deportation from Australia Open, visa revoked again

Novak Djokovic faces expulsion from the Australian Open and deportation after the Australian government revoked his…

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ALAT food challenge to deepen culinary culture among young Nigerians

Nigeria’s leading digital bank, ALAT by Wema, has announced the commencement of the second edition of its popular…

Today's E-paper

2021 IN REVIEW: Four force majeures that shut down Nigeria’s oil production in…

Nigeria’s struggles to stem falling oil production suffered four major force majeure in 2021. They happened for…

Industry to see uniform reporting of PFAs’ performance

In 2022, contributors and retirees would begin to see clearly the difference in performance of all the registered…

Bunkering and Port Harcourt soot wars

Rivers State exploded last week when Governor Nyesom Wike marched into the forests on his own to hunt down illegal…

Victoria Island to the World

In the space of two decades, Sam Darwish built a global giant. The company he co-founded, IHS Towers, has become…

CLIMATE/ ENVIRONMENT

How to unlock, mobilise private capital for climate change action

As the world faces extreme weather conditions that underpin climate change, the need to mobilise private capital…

Global coal demand set to hit new high stirring fresh climate concerns

One month after the world pledged to abandon coal at COP 26, global demand for the commodity is set to hit an…

Climate change: Businesses, Nonprofits leading momentum towards net-zero

The enthusiasm among non-Party stakeholders around the globe towards achieving a net-zero, resilient future…

Days after COP26 deal, oil producers angle to pump more

While the ink on which the climate change agreement was written has barely dried, oil producers gathered at a…

Coronavirus

COVID-19: Nigeria missing as South Africa, Kenya, Egypt to produce Merck…

Nigeria is missing on the list of African countries that have been selected in a landmark deal to produce low-cost…

Africa in race to buy Pfizer’s COVID-19 pills

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is seeking to work with Pfizer to supply its COVID-19 oral…

Why Lagos ranks low despite hitting highest COVID-19 vaccination volume

Rating the fraction of the target population vaccinated over the absolute amount of individuals vaccinated from the…

COVID-19: WHO to decide on extending public health emergency

The World Health Organisation (WHO) will consider whether to extend the global public health emergency on Thursday…

COVID-19 VACCINE TRACKER

BD Weekender

Interview with the producers of Binti

Alinda and Angela Ruhinda are Tanzanian sisters who have made history by producing Binti’, the first Tanzanian…

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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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Shoprite: How Nigerians can impact the economy leveraging local investors

In June 2021, Shoprite’s Nigerian operations were taken over by Ketron Investment Limited, a Nigerian company owned…

Greensprings School’s Fareedah Oyolola wins IMOC elitist title

Fareedah Oyolola, a student of Greensprings School, Lagos, has received the Elitist title of the International…

Abia HoS tasks FG on workers’ welfare

Onyii Wamah, Abia State Head of Service, has called on the Federal Government to embark on more programmes and…

Ekiti to drive airport, other critical projects with 2022 budget

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AFCON 2021: “33” Export applauds Super Eagles group stage performance, calls for clinical finish against Tunisia

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Adanian Labs powers five Nigerian tech start-ups to join global innovation

Adanian Labs, a venture building studio revolutionising the tech community globally from Africa, is set to kick off…