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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

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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…

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

News Roundup: How Nigeria can ease subsidy removal pain, Despite high oil…

How Nigeria can ease subsidy removal pain The Federal Government has said it is unwilling to inflict an additional…

Homemade lemonade recipe

There is nothing better than a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed lemonade on a hot day. Luckily, learning how to…

The art market from an artist point of view

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

There is No Such Thing as a Secret-A Review of Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s…

Title: Never Marry a Writer Author: Tolu' A. Akinyemi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Year of Publication:…

Entrepreneur

Meet Nkesi Enyioha, entrepreneur changing the face of Nigeria’s…

Nkesi Enyioha is a seasoned cook and executive chef and owner of HSE Gourmet, a restaurant in Lekki area of Lagos…

Wumi Jubril: Raising the bar in hospitality industry

Wumi Jubril is the CEO steering the wheels of the Seattle Residences and Spa, a leading luxurious residence in…

Kay Obi: From finance executive to serial entrepreneur

If there's one person who has found success in the investment space, it is Kay Obi. Although he has had his fair…

Jennifer Awirigwe: Building a community of financial experts

Many entrepreneurs often struggle to find a community they can serve early in their entrepreneurship journey, and…

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Expanzo launches N5Million annual grant in partnership with the University…

Expanzo, a Technology Consulting firm in Lagos Nigeria has announced a partnership with the University of Lagos to…

AFCON 2021: Tough test for Super Eagles as Nigeria face familiar foe…

The Super Eagles of Nigeria face a sort of difficult test in the last 16 of AFCON 2021 after their record finish at…

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…

Technology

Bitcoin to surpass $90,000 this year despite regulatory clampdown –…

The price of Bitcoin (BTC) will peak at $93,717 in 2022 on average, before ending the year at $76,360, a 33 member…

Money laundering accounts for 0.05% of crypto transaction volume in 2021

Cybercriminals laundered $8.6 billion worth of cryptocurrency in 2021 representing 0.05 percent of the total…

TLcom secures first close of $150m fund to invest in African tech companies

TLcom, an Africa-focused venture capital firm has secured the first close of $70 million for its $150 million tech…

FEC approves Revenue Assurance Solution to block leakage in telecom sector

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the deployment of Revenue Assurance Solution (RAS), for the Nigerian…

Economy

Top 10 food items Nigerians spent most on in 2021

Yam tuber, maize, beans, and plantain are some of the food items that gulped the most incomes of Nigerians in 2021…

Five big companies enjoying Nigeria’s low-interest rate

Nigeria’s low-interest-rate environment has created an opportunity for corporates in the telecommunication, agric,…

Amid dollar curb, BDCs remain small business saviour

Micro, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria are left at the mercy of black market operators in…

World Bank sees oil price rally eluding Nigeria on N3trn subsidy

For cash-strapped Nigeria, it may not matter if oil prices top $100 per barrel this year, not with a controversial…

Energy

New refinery is only solution to petrol subsidy crisis – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has declared that the lasting solution to the crisis associated with petrol…

Husk Power Systems to deploy 500 mini-grids in Nigeria

Husk Power Systems, a clean energy company that has been at the forefront of fueling rural electrification since…

How Nigeria can ease subsidy removal pain

The Federal Government has said it is unwilling to inflict an additional burden on Nigerians as a major reason for…

Next-generation batteries get wet in dollar rains

On Tuesday, General Motors Co. announced the single biggest manufacturing investment in its history - $7 billion to…

Markets

Stocks gain N138bn in week ended Jan. 28

The value of Nigeria’s listed equities increased by N138billion in the trading week ended Friday, January 28 amid…

Stock market dips by 1.12% as investors sell Dangote Cement, others

Nigeria equities market rerouted to the red zone on Thursday, January 27, declining by 1.12 percent or N281billion…

Nigeria’s Fixed Income, Currencies Markets turnover up 29.9% to N20.54trn

The turnover in the Fixed Income and Currencies (FIC) Markets in December 2021 was N20.54trillion, representing a…

Airtel, other stocks cause over N680bn gain on Nigerian Exchange

Nigeria’s equities market gained about N682billion on Wednesday as investors raised bet on stocks like Airtel…

Interview

Azukaego Chukwuelue, leading commercial and supply chain strategy is her…

Azukaego Chukwuelue is a certified professional with a wealth of commercial experience spanning over two decades in…

Nigeria needs a global-thinking president from 2023 to lead her –…

On February 24, 2022 the Apostolic Round Table (ART) which was inaugurated in 2020 will be hosting another ART…

Regulators count on custodial services to protect investors – AACN…

BABATUNDE MAJIYAGBE, Vice President of the Association of Asset Custodians of Nigeria (AACN), speaks on a wide…

I am going to give Abia Central quality representation in 2023 – Ikoh

Henry Ikoh, from Ahuwa Oboro in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, is a former commissioner for Industry…

Compaines

MTN Nigeria grows full year profit by 45.5% to N298.7bn

MTN Nigeria Communications Plc (MTN Nigeria) on Friday January 28 announced its audited results for the financial…

CAP reports 15% decline in full year pre-tax profit

Chemical and Allied Products Plc (CAP), Nigeria’s leading paints and decorative companies has announced its…

Acumen injects $1.05m in Nigeria’s Koolboks, Sierra Leone’s Lizard Earth

In a bid to harness the power of entrepreneurship to disrupt poverty in Africa, Acumen, a global non-profit…

Oando Foundation promotes environmental health, sanitation awareness

A not-for-profit organization, which supports environmental education, has continued to promote environmental…

Politics

How economy, security, zoning will dominate debate ahead 2023

As aspirants for the position of the president are moving from one part of the country to the other, making wide…

Amid Nigeria’s leadership crisis, School of Politics holds convocation for…

In a move to solve Nigeria’s leadership crisis and inculcate new orientation among young aspiring leaders, the…

2023: North should produce the next president- Dokpesi

Technical Committee for the actualization of Atiku Abubakar's presidential ambition in 2023 Thursday visited Ebonyi…

Musa vows to end APC crisis, lead party to victory in 2023

As the February 26 National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) inched closer, an aspirant for the…

Women in Business

Rita Opiah, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartments, VI,…

Rita Opiah is the General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson Serviced Apartments, Victoria Island, Lagos. She is a…

Ifeoma Chuks, Adizue Chief Commercial Officer at CAP PLC

Ifeoma is a seasoned professional with a rare mix of experience in brand management, sales, media and over 16…

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,…

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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

IMF downgrades 2022/2023 global economic forecast amid “multiple…

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its recent World Economic Outlook (WEO), downgraded the global economic…

Pressure mounts for Boris Johnson to go as Police investigators move in

British police will investigate alleged lockdown breaches at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street…

Impeachment managers present powerful case against Trump’s impeachment…

On the second day of the impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump, on Wednesday, House Impeachment…

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…

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday directed Federal Government’s agencies, to provide immediate palliatives for…

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…

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…

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