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Access Bank, UBA partner AFD in €74m investment in Nigeria’s renewable energy sector

Nigeria’s two leading banks, Access Bank and United Bank for Africa (UBA) have partnered with foreign development agency of France, Agence Francais de Development (AFD), to invest €74 million in renewable energy, just as the French Secretary of State to the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mrs Delphine Geny-Stephann, has pledged skill transfer from their companies.

Private sector endorses Buhari’s economic policy directions

Sunday Ode, Abuja

Private sector chieftains have endorsed the economic policy directions of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.This endorsement came at the 8th edition of the Presidential Business Forum hosted quarterly by the administration with participant’s praising government’s ongoing reforms.

Accolades for Leo as UBA emerges best institution in digital banking across Africa

Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc, has again made an addition to its growing list of enviable laurels as it was named Africa’s best bank in the Digital category at the prestigious Euromoney awards in London.

National Carrier: Nigeria opens negotiation with Airbus, others

Ahead of the December 2018 dateline for the commencement of operation by the proposed Nigeria’s National carrier, the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has commenced negotiations with aircraft manufacturers and investors at the ongoing Farnborough International Air Show in the United Kingdom (UK).

Bluechip Technologies celebrates 10th anniversary

Business applications and data management solutions firm, Bluechip Technologies Limited, on Friday concluded the celebration of its 10th anniversary with a series of events including the launch of an endowment fund at Matori Grammar School, Lagos.

Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) has certified Dangote Cement as having passed the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP), a development the agency said has stood out the company among its competitors in the industry.

CBN pumps additional $210m into forex market

The inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market has received additional $210 million from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), to meet customers’ requests in various segments of the market. The injection of the fresh funds is part of CBN’s regular interventions at stabilizing the foreign exchange market.

Dumbiri tasks FG on youth empowerment

Managing Director, Sapient Hadassah’s Touch Limited (SHTL) Publishing, Esther Dumbiri has stressed the need for the federal government to channel resources towards making Nigerian youths more successful in order to achieve the desired economic growth.Speaking weekend in Lagos at the 2018 Mental Wellness Conference and Book Reading Presentation, organized by John Shaibu Consulting, with the theme, “Youths Staying Unbroken: Thriving in the Nigerian Economy”.

Entrepreneurs mull establishment of special banks for SMEs


Association of Micro-Entrepreneurs of Nigeria (AMEN) has called on the federal government to establish a special bank for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs). Such a bank the association said would be able to process and release loans for the sector within 48 hours.

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