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As stakeholders continue to search for way out of vandalism of telecommunication infrastructures and challenges in securing Right of Way (RoW) on federal, states and local government roads, Executive Director, Broadbased Communications (BBC) Limited, Mr. Chris Erewele has called for the establishment of separate agency to manage the security of information technology infrastructure across the country for the interest of investments in the sector.

KELVIN EGERUE (Business Editor) with agency report

Brent crude oil futures held above $48 a barrel on Thursday as investor inflows offset data showing that U.S. crude stocks had hit a record high.
U.S. crude traded at about $44.50 a barrel yesterday, up 5 cents and off a six-year low hit on Wednesday. Brent was up 26 cents at $48.73 a barrel.



Dealers in the foreign exchange market said the naira shed 1.64 per cent to close at 189.10 against the greenback on Thursday, despite dollar sales by the central bank and oil companies.
The naira traded at around 191 on Thursday, prompting the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to intervene, which helped lift it to 185.20. But it then finished weaker compared with its close of 186 on Wednesday after demand surged.

Running a business from home is a tricky thing because, on one hand, you have decided to work from home for the flexibility; while on the other hand, everyone (including you, sometimes) seems to think working from home means a vacation with a computer. Taking advantage of the flexibility of working at home does not mean that you must answer to everyone’s beck and call, or be distracted by each little thing. This is easy to say, but hard to do when you are in the moment.

“I can do it better.” This is what most entrepreneurs are thinking when they start, or buy, a business. And most can! A successful small business owner usually has the skills required to sell and provide good customer service. If they are good enough, the excellent service they provide leads to even more work. Sooner or later though, the workload becomes too much and they need help.

By Duncan brodie

Leading is a tough role. The reason individuals make it into a leadership role is because they are very good at what they do. However, effectively facilitating and orchestrating every leadership aspect is challenging. For example, leaders may set out with the intention of building a team that delivers. Many succeed, while others struggle. So how can you, as a leader, build a team that delivers?

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market.
Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the biggest weekly decline since November 2012.

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