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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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Ideas of on how to spend your Independence day weekend in Lagos Nigeria

Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks Nigeria's…

“I left the security of 9 – 5 and ventured into entrepreneurship 5…

An interview with Lehle Balde Elizabeth Osho is a detailed strategist and a communications expert who is…

Elias Nickolaos harps on three characteristics of positive work environment

Countless studies have unearthed that the majority of today’s working population either hates its job or just gets…

Exquisite Culinary Delights at Vendome Lagos

As the hospitality industry reopens, exquisite casual dining restaurant, VENDOME - is coming to the ever-bubbling…

Entrepreneur

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…

Awabah: Curating retirement schemes that cater to Nigeria’s informal…

Nkechi started her food business selling by the roadside to workers returning from a stressful day at work.…

Nigerian-American to empower female entrepreneurs with $3500 grant

Nancy Aragbaye, a Nigerian-American business development expert is set to support Nigerian female entrepreneurs…

How SMEs can attract funding, investors with ease

Oluwatoyin Aralepo, a seasoned strategic finance expert and Founder Africa Finance & Strategy Hub, has assured…
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Guinness set to host Bright House Event; where creativity meets fun

Guinness is opening the doors to the Guinness Bright House, an immersive experience off its Black shines brightest…

How to put your money to work: a guide to the best ways to invest in 2021

Investing in Nigeria offers many opportunities for you to grow your wealth. It is possible to make millions on the…

Fincra, A Global Fintech Begins Operations With Payment Infrastructure For…

Fincra, a payments infrastructure for fintechs, platforms, and global businesses has launched this September. The…

Another view on e-money and e-naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria should be commended on their giant strides in driving E-Banking Business in the…

Technology

Nigeria’s Flutterwave seeks cash to triple valuation to $3bn

Flutterwave, a Nigerian payments firm, is seeking fresh funding at a valuation of $3 billion or more, a figure that…

IHS listing seen as investment magnate for Nigeria’s telecom sector

The successful listing of IHS on the New York Stock Exchange would likely encourage foreign investors to once again…

Here’s why MTN Nigeria’s service went down

The network disruption experienced by over 73 million subscribers on the MTN Nigeria network on Saturday was caused…

Sparkle secures $3.1m seed round from all-Nigerian investors

An all-Nigerian group of investors is leading a $3.1 million (N1.3 billion) seed round in Sparkle, a mobile-first…

Economy

Nat’l devt plan: FG wants N300trn from private sector but policies harsh

Private sector operators have raised concern over the Federal Government’s pronouncement that the sector would…

Nigeria’s inflation slows for 6th straight month in September

Africa’s biggest economy's headline inflation rate fell for the sixth straight month in September owing to…

Evidence-based policy needed to rebuild Nigerian labour market…

Tara Vishwanath, World Bank lead-economist, has called on the Nigerian government and policymakers to embrace…

Higher oil prices fail to plug trade deficit as in 2019

Unlike in 2019, higher crude oil prices in 2021 have failed to lift Nigeria’s one and half years’ trade deficit out…

Energy

NCDMB, partners to complete 4 projects this quarter

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and its partners are set to complete four major…

OPEC cuts this year’s global oil demand forecast by 160k barrels daily

Global oil demand is estimated to increase by 5.8 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2021, revised down from 5.96…

Renewable energy start-ups to pitch ideas at SUNREF Nigeria conference

Entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector will have the opportunity to pitch innovative ideas face-to-face with…

US Company unveils plans to provide solar mini-grids for 5000 Nigerian…

Barkin Kogi, a farming village in Nigeria of about 2000 people, has never had electricity, despite being located in…

Markets

NGX relaunches Market Making Programme to Deepen Liquidity

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) has relaunched its Market Making programme which became effective October 4, 2021.…

NGX Group successfully lists shares on NGX

Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) has successfully listed its shares on the Main Board of Nigerian Exchange…

Nigeria’s equities market advances further by 0.19%

Nigeria's equities market furthered its journey to the north by 0.19 percent on Thursday, October 14 as investors…

NGX CEO applauds technology as strategic switch for Exchange of the future

The Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), Temi Popoola reiterates its commitment to leverage…

Interview

ERYCA FREEMANTLE, the conscientious businesswoman living for global impact

Eryca is a Life Coach, Entrepreneur, Global Beauty Strategist, Counsellor, Property Expert, School Governor and…

‘Corporate governance is strategy for success in corporate…

From a seed capital of N2.5 million about 12 years ago and shares priced at N2.00 per share during the company’s…

‘Workplace culture determines employee behaviour and productivity’

MARY ALADE is the Chief Strategy Officer to the Global Chairman of Aon Reinsurance Solutions, the owners of Dive-In…

How Afrikrea uses tech to push Africa’s fashion industry globally

Moulaye Taboure, CEO and Co-Founder of Afrikrea in this interview with BusinessDay's Frank Eleanya speaks on how…

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How digital payment is boosting women-owned businesses in Nigeria

Eight out of ten women-owned businesses in Nigeria that have moved to digital payment have seen a positive impact…

More Airlines implement IATA travel pass as global aviation rebounds

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that Etihad Airways, Jazeera Airways, Jetstar,…

Tech, clean energy, others top as Hogan Lovells holds 8th annual Africa…

From tech to entrepreneurship, clean energy to trade, Global law firm, Hogan Lovells has lined up panellists and…

Unity Bank boosts capacity building, empowers 3,000 girls

No fewer than three thousand girls drawn from Senior Secondary Schools across Nigeria have benefitted from a 3-day…

Politics

Bakare meets Buhari, kicks against rotational presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with Lagos-based Cleric, Tunde Bakare at the Presidential Villa,…

We will continue to promote religious harmony – Makinde

Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, reiterated his administration's commitment to the promotion of…

Obiano presents N141.9b appropriation bill for 2022

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State on Thursday presented N141.9 billion for 2022 fiscal year budget proposal…

Ayu emerges PDP’s consensus national chairmanship candidate

Iyorchia Ayu, former Senate President, has emerged as the consensus candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(…

Women in Business

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…

Adanwimo Okafor, General Counsel, Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion…

Ada Okafor serves as General Counsel and Chief Diversity Equity and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) for American Board of…

Lola Adeyemi, Founder and CEO at Mentoring Her

Lola Adeyemi is a Clinician, researcher, and public health specialist in the public and private sector across…

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Adaora Nwodo, young, techy and honing her skills

Nenne Adaora Nwodo (who fondly likes to be called Adora), is a Software Engineer based in Lagos, Nigeria. She…

Charles Onyeabor set to drop new ‘Heartbreak’ song

Nigerian born Italy based singer, Charles Onyeabor seems ready to drop yet another song. Charles, the son of…

Budget should not be a constraint in making a hit song – Bun Bydaway

The music industry has changed beyond imagination. An increase in the use of technology and international awareness…

How to naturally detoxify your body with effective breathing techniques…

Breathing is an autonomic activity, meaning it happens without thinking. Our human brain sends messages to the…

Africa

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…

Gurnah becomes East African first Nobel Literature Prize winner

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2021 has been awarded to Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah, it was announced…

World

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…

Taiwan building fire leaves 46 dead, dozens hurt

The death toll from a fire in the city of Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan that engulfed a building on Wednesday night…

Vietnam cancels lockdowns in bid to let economy recover

The Vietnamese Government has decided to cancel lockdowns applied for the past year and a half after the country’s…

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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…

Federal workers to start showing proof of COVID-19 vaccination

The Nigerian government on Wednesday said all federal workers across the country will from 1st December 2021, show…

WHO says evidence on widespread need for booster doses still limited

Evidence on the need for a widespread administration booster doses, following primary vaccination rounds remains…

Merck seeks US approval for acclaimed COVID-19 pill

Pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co Inc said Monday it has applied for U.S. emergency use authorisation for its…

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Bakare meets Buhari, kicks against rotational presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari met behind closed doors with Lagos-based Cleric, Tunde Bakare at the Presidential Villa,…

Covid-19: Stakeholders seek strategies to deepen financial inclusion in insurance, pensions

Stakeholders in insurance and pension industries have deliberated on measures and strategies to deepen financial…

Aderinto congratulates Adebowale, says UI must sustain greatness

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Nigeria’s stock market gains N328bn in bullish trading week

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Use earth-friendly body products to end water pollution – Expert

Femi Agbaje White, the Kwara State commissioner for water resources has warned that the use of some chemically…

Ideas of on how to spend your Independence day weekend in Lagos Nigeria

Independence Day is an official national holiday in Nigeria, celebrated on the first of October. It marks Nigeria's…