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Moderna’s fresh trials find vaccine still protects against emerging…

Results from Moderna’s latest clinical trial on how its vaccine reacts against emerging variants of COVID-19 has…

COVID-19: FG extends guidelines for another one month

The Federal Government on Monday announced the extension of the extant measures prescribed in the guidelines for…

Osinbajo raises hope for Nigeria-made COVID-19 vaccine

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said Nigerian scientists are currently engaged in ground-breaking research…

FG allocates N55.1bn for basic healthcare provision, approves N6.45bn for…

In a bid to strengthen the health sector ramp up oxygen supply for COVID-19 patients, the Federal government on…

Recession Watch

More Nigerians lose job, fall back on pension savings for survival

Incidences in Nigeria in 2020, particularly Covid-19 pandemic, #EndSARS protest and eventual nose-diving into…

Nigeria may not wriggle out of recession in first quarter of this year –…

Johnson Chukwu, an economic/ financial expert, has said that Nigeria cannot wriggle out of the present recession in…

The perils of being an economist

The year 2020 was a rather tumultuous one for the world economy. The spread of the novel coronavirus from the…

Leadership: Addressing the challenges of a Recession

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a virulent recession in many countries globally, Nigeria's case is a bit…

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Tips for setting financial goals in 2021

Our financial experiences can change if only we are willing to change our approach. Here are a few tips to help you…

What to know before you delete your #WhatsApp

Here are some things you should consider that WhatsApp is not doing with your data

What did Nigeria gain from Border Closure?

After 16 months of shutting the country's land borders, they are now being reopened but the reasons for which they…

5 Reasons why Bitcoin prices fluctuate

When it comes to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin if there is one thing you can be sure of, it is that the prices can…

#EndSars

233,000 candidates miss NECO exams due to ENDSARS protest

A total of 233,000 candidates could not write the National Examination Council (NECO) Senior School Certificate…

#EndSARS protest: How best to mitigate the losses at least in the future

The chickens have finally come home to roost nationwide as the dusts raised by the #EndSARS crisis settle – at…

#EndSARS losses: What assets, business owners need to do to have adequate…

The aftermath of October 2020 #EndSARS protest in Nigeria and subsequent loss experienced by businesses and…

EndSARS protest: The youth rage that defined 2020

The EndSARS protest that rocked Nigeria in early October 2020 was perhaps the most significant event that shaped…

AFRICA

Dangote retains spot as richest man in Africa for 10th time -Forbes

For the 10th time in a row, Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Group, retained his spot as being the wealthiest man…

Nigeria offers $100m to ECOWAS anti-terrorism action plans

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate remittance of $100 million to support the Economic Community…

Gambia’s ex-vice president nominated for AU Commission deputy…

Republic of The Gambia has named former vice president, Fatoumata CM Jallow Tambajang, as the nation’s candidate…

Uncertainty dots Africa’s COVID recovery but AfCFTA could hold key

Africa’s path to economic recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic is uncertain and fragile, investment experts…

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Start-Up Journal

SMEs in catering industry urged to embrace innovation to scale

Experts have urged operators of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in the country’s catering and…

Ngozi Ikemefuna: Passionate about making memorable events for clients

Like the mother hen, completely immersed in the affairs of her chick, Ngozi Ikemefuna once desired a complete…

Meet Maryann, entrepreneur redefining Nigeria’s luxury and lifestyle…

Over the last decade, Nigeria’s with its growing consumer class has represented exciting and vast marketing…

Kehinde Muibi: Entrepreneur building a successful construction business

In the highly competitive world of the construction industry, it is traditionally difficult for young entrepreneurs…

Sponsored

Otunba Subomi Balogun officially Hands over Otunba Tunwase National…

The Founder of FCMB Group and notable philanthropist, Otunba Olasubomi Balogun (CON), has formally handed over his…

Fidelity Bank Hosts National Capacity Building Webinar For SMEs

Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender, is set to organise a National Capacity Building Webinar For Small Medium…

Top Reasons to Invest in Grenada

Investors looking for a solid, international real estate investment should consider the unique opportunity…

Unicaf Essay Competition for Women empowerment

Unicaf invites all women Bachelor degree holders in Nigeria, between the ages of 25 and 50, to take part in the…

Women in Business

Esther Longe, a story of determination, focus and commitment to impact…

Esther Longe (PhD) is a transformative leader, pioneering the new movement of the 7000 audaciously. She is…

Women in Business: Carolyn Seaman

Carolyn is a development professional highly experienced in program design and management with bias in girl-centred…

Women in Business: Doris Okechukwu Mbadiwe

Doris Okechukwu Mbadiwe is the Executive Director at InterBau Construction Ltd, a leading indigenous construction…

Women in Business: Abiodun Mamora

Abiodun Mamora is the Executive Director, Finance at Construction Kaiser Limited, a highly reputable construction…

Interview

‘Concentration of Nigeria’s wealth in the hand of a few people, bane of…

Fijeh Roseline Aadum is a renowned corporate trainer, an enterprise and human capital development expert. In this…

‘Transport industry has capacity to generate more revenue to Nigeria if…

Dr Bayero Salih-Farah was appointed Director-General/Chief Executive Officer Nigerian Institute of Transport…

‘2020 Finance Act will adversely affect Nigeria’s automotive…

Luqman Mamudu is the managing partner Transtech Industrial Consulting and a former director of Policy and Planning…

The future of energy is sustainable, clean and green – Maryam Shehu…

The state and future of power supply remains a recurring decimal for Nigerians, and over the years, several…

Companies

Nigerian Islamic finance industry nascent but with growth potential—Fitch

Nigeria’s Islamic finance industry remains nascent and in its early stages of development, but potentials for…

AVCA appoints new CEO

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has appointed Abi Mustapha-Maduakor as its new…

SIFAX Group appoints new group executive director, head legal

SIFAX Group, a group of companies with investment in Maritime, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Haulage & Logistics,…

Cars45, Gokada collaborate to drive consumers’ ecommerce convenience

Nigeria’s leading tech-enabled automotive trading platform, Cars45 and Gokada have announced a partnership deal to…

Economy

CBN holds rates, defends financing of FG

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has signalled intentions to continue financing the Federal Government through…

CBN votes to retain MPR, citing inflation concerns

In line with wide expectations by analysts, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria…

PE firms acquire stakes in Nigerian private schools

Private equity (PE) firms are seizing the opportunity rising demand for quality education is presenting in Nigeria…

Inflation, dollar pressure drive expectations for ‘hold’ as MPC meets

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) first meeting of the year, which started on Monday, is expected to announce a…

Energy

Oil Companies fear Nigerian plan may deter offshore investment

International energy companies working in Nigeria are worried that proposals in the country’s long-delayed oil…

Electric Cars’ Looming Recycling Problem

In September, Tesla announced that it would be phasing out the use of cobalt in its batteries, in an effort to…

Solar energy demand to rise 30% in 2021 – study

A strong rebound in renewable energy of at least 30 percent increase in demand for solar, a continued surge in…

What lifting of force majeure on Qua Iboe export terminal means for Nigeria

For the first time in almost six weeks after a fire at the terminal halted operations, Exxonmobil has lifted a…

Politics

Disappointment, excitement as Buhari bows to pressure on service chiefs

Perhaps, for many Nigerians the news of the appointments of new service chiefs Tuesday by President Muhammadu…

Nigeria on course despite COVID-19, security, economic challenges –…

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, says Nigeria as a nation is on course despite the COVID-19 pandemic,…

Governors nullify eviction order in Ondo, Southwest

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) has overruled the eviction order earlier given to Fulani herdsmen to quit the…

Markets

Naira falls by 0.63% to N480 on strong demand for dollar

Nigeria’s currency on Tuesday depreciated by 0.63 percent as the dollar traded at N480, weaker than N477 traded on…

Nigeria’s Collective Investment Scheme now worth N1.512trn

The value of Nigeria’s Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) increased to N1.512 trillion as at week ended January 15,…

MPC’s ‘hold’ decision to strengthen investors’ interest in…

At the end of the two-day policy meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) members voted to hold all policy…

Nigeria’s Collective Investment Scheme now worth N1.512trn

The value of Nigeria’s Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) increased to N1.512 trillion as at week ended January 15,…

Technology

FirstCheck launches to level equity field for women founders

Eloho Omame, managing director, Endeavor Nigeria, and Odunayo Eweniyi, co-founder and COO, Piggyvest have launched…

How exchanges’ investment in crypto education is paying off in Nigeria

The cryptocurrency market has gained popularity in Nigeria no thanks to persistent economic headwinds that have…

Cybersafe Foundation, UK government take cyber hygiene to 10m Nigerians

Over 10 million Nigerians have benefited from the campaign to digitally equip vulnerable groups and small and…

SEC backs committee to police crypto scams in Nigeria

The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) said it is supporting a new committee to police the proliferation of…

Life and Culture

The Jimi Tewe company to showcase income, investment windows in millionaire…

For thousands of employees who daily struggle with indecision on how to invest, what to invest in, and where to…

At 87, Legendary Larry King is dead

Larry King, the host of the show Larry King Live is dead. Larry, the 87-year-old was previously admitted into a…

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, historic inauguration, all shades of…

I was in America when President Obama became the President of America. I couldn’t sleep a day before…the anxiety…

BusinessDay’s Desmond Okon wins reporting grant by Maternal Figures

Maternal Figures has selected Desmond Okon, a reporter with BusinessDay for a reporting grant, for an investigation…

Market Intelligence

Shell, Wike and OML 11 – reaching a compromise

A news story in The Sun newspaper of Friday November 27th, 2020 was trigger for this piece. The headline – “Supreme…

Nigerian Banks groan under huge write offs

As 2020 dawned, bankers were digging out of the harsh regulatory environment and a stock market rout that sent…

Zenith Bank is Nigeria’s largest lender by total asset as valuations remain…

Zenith Bank Plc is Nigeria’s largest lender by total assets as valuations remain attractive even amid a punitive…

Cement makers’ earnings surge during pandemic as economy slumps

The coronavirus pandemic and a difficult business environment have sent the economy in a tailspin, and a recession…

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Coronavirus

Moderna’s fresh trials find vaccine still protects against emerging…

Results from Moderna’s latest clinical trial on how its vaccine reacts against emerging variants of COVID-19 has…

CACOVID supplies oxygen to isolation centres as COVID-19 second wave rages

The private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has again stepped up the fight against the pandemic…

COVID-19: FG extends guidelines for another one month

The Federal Government on Monday announced the extension of the extant measures prescribed in the guidelines for…

Covid-19 is a drain on Kano economy – Ganduje

Kano State has not been spared the ravaging impact of the raging Covid-19 pandemic, which has wrecked economies…

Recession

More Nigerians lose job, fall back on pension savings for survival

Incidences in Nigeria in 2020, particularly Covid-19 pandemic, #EndSARS protest and eventual nose-diving into…

Nigeria may not wriggle out of recession in first quarter of this year –…

Johnson Chukwu, an economic/ financial expert, has said that Nigeria cannot wriggle out of the present recession in…

The perils of being an economist

The year 2020 was a rather tumultuous one for the world economy. The spread of the novel coronavirus from the…

Leadership: Addressing the challenges of a Recession

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a virulent recession in many countries globally, Nigeria's case is a bit…

Top Videos

Tips for setting financial goals in 2021

Our financial experiences can change if only we are willing to change our approach. Here are a few tips to help you…

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Businessday Investigates

Ticketing corruption by railway staff, soldiers, policemen derailing Abuja-Kaduna rail project (2)

‘Army general buys 30 tickets’ I step out of the train knowing, without being told, that…

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Women In Business

Esther Longe, a story of determination, focus and commitment to impact humanity

Esther Longe (PhD) is a transformative leader, pioneering the new movement of the 7000 audaciously. She is…

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The far side of the 2020 finance act

The Federal Government, in December 2020, signed what is now the 2020 Finance Act. Apparently, the Act aims to…

Consumers to enjoy better services as NAICOM comes hard on firms over claims

Insurance consumers will be major beneficiaries in the National Insurance Commission’s (NAICOM’s) latest routine…

Finance bill 2020: Promoting financial inclusion or exclusion?

While there is no doubt that the government is broke and desperately looking for all sources of additional revenue,…

And off we go again

I remember when my mum would take us shopping before resuming a new term at our boarding school in Oxfordshire and…

Ganiyu Musa becomes chairman of Council of Bureaux, ECOWAS Brown Card 

Nigeria’s Ganiu Musa has been inaugurated as the chairman of Council of Bureaux, ECOWAS Brown Card at the 37th …

AFC: Plugging the gaps to drive lucrative trade in Africa

Africa’s infrastructural needs are just as many as its untapped potentials for growth. Fixing these infrastructural…