Monday , January 21 2019

Dockworkers new wage deal: Maritime Union hails terminal operators

The President-General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, has described the newly signed Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between port terminal operators and the union as the best agreement made so far as it entails all benefits due to workers. Speaking while briefing dockworkers on the new agreement …

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Special Feature: Iddris Sandu, the 21 year old Ghanian Tech Genius behind Instagram, Snapchat & Uber

When Iddris Sandu was in high school, he developed a mobile software that would later gain the attention of former U.S. president Barack Obama and land him at the White House, where he received the honorary presidential scholar award. He was only 16 years old. Now 21, the Los Angeles-based …

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UK lauds Africa’s achievements in Fintech

Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, has commended Africa’s increasingly impressive achievements in Fintech. She expressed this recently while delivering a keynote speech at the third annual Africa Fintech Festival held at the Landmark Event Centre, Lagos. Beaufils added that United Kingdom’s plan to be one of the …

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CITN, others insist tax remains sustainable revenue for development of government projects

The President of CITN, Chief Cyril Ikemefuna Ede has stated that tax remains the most sustainable source of revenue for government to fund development projects. Backing its position, the institute said that experiences from other jurisdictions attest to this fact, as developed countries have been able to leverage on effective …

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Development Bank achieves significant progress with energy projects across Africa APO Group

The just-concluded Africa Investment Forum (AfricaInvestmentForum.com) successfully convened key stakeholders, and provided an unprecedented platform for effective dialogue to drive investments into the continent. Running on the margins of the Forum, the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP) (https://bit.ly/2PXQEa3) progressed with country-specific discussions that began at the inaugural AEMP in July …

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Kano: Ministry set to revolutionize agriculture

The Ministry of Commerce, Kano State has proposed the Kano Agro-Industrial Revolution Project (KAIREP) as a solution for the transformation and growth of the state’s agricultural sector. According to the Ministry, KAIREP will implement the agric industrial transformation agenda of the state with a view to modernizing the traditional agricultural …

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Nigerian Stock Exchange: Financial Services sector trail equity turnover ahead of Christmas

A total turnover of 1.472 billion shares worth N18.678 billion in 15,610 deals were traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 1.169 billion shares valued at N14.762 billion that exchanged hands last week in 14,554 deals. The Financial Services Industry …

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NTC Bill on transportation: Operators call for approval as solution to hiccups

Stakeholders in the Maritime sector have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the National Transport Commission (NTC) Bill in order to solve the challenges in the nation’s transport sector. The President of the Institute, Ibrahim Jubril, urged the government and the private sector to ensure the passage of the …

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Schneider Electric, Visiola Foundation, empower girls in STEM

Schneider Electric, under the framework of its access to energy (A2E) program, recently partnered with the Visiola Foundation to empower girls in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), as part of a commitment to develop local content. The Schneider Electric’s second edition of a sponsored training took place in Abuja. …

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