Major near term risk face Nigeria economy in 2018 – PWC

Lower oil prices, slowdown in key economies, monetary policy normalization, high inflation rate, oil production disruption, Political risk and heightened insecurity are major near term risk that would affect the growth of Africa most populous black nation, according to a report by US-based global consulting firm, Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). The Nigerian economy has been……

Deep-pocket Sime Darby, Olam eye Nigeria’s oil palm industry

Two deep-pocket global oil palm investors – Sime Darby and Olam International – are planning to invest in Nigeria’s oil palm industry, BusinessDay exclusively gathers. Sime Darby, Malaysia’s biggest oil palm plantation company, and the Singapore-based Olam, are eyeing Cross River State, where PZ Wilmar already has 26,000 hectares of oil palm plantation. Sources told……

‘Start-ups need renewable energy, partnerships to grow’

Alice Adebayo is an entrepreneur and the founder of Africa Energy Advocacy Initiative (AEAI), an organisation that trains start-ups on delivery of clean energy options in Africa and Nigeria in particular. In this interview with JOSEPHINE OKOJIE, she talks about opportunities in the country’s renewable energy for start-ups. You groom start-ups in the Nigeria’s renewable……

Underage, alien voters fuel fear 2019 elections already rigged

Doubts and anxiety now envelop an appreciable number of Nigerians that the 2019 general elections may have already been rigged. This follows recent revelations in Kano and Katsina States, where underage voters were allegedly seen brandishing their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and voting in the just concluded local government elections in Kano State and the…

Secondus commends Ikpeazu for adopting cement technology in road projects

Uche Secondus, national chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has commended Okezie Ikpeazu, governor, Abia State, for adopting the cement technology in construction of several projects within the state. Secondus, while touring both completed and on-going projects in various parts of the state, also commended the governor for providing democracy dividends to Abians. “My surprise is…

Path to the unconquerable Christian life

Book Title: The Unconquerable Christian Author: W. F. Kumuyi Imprint: Lagos: Life Press Ltd., 2012 Pagination: 90 Reviewer: Chuks Oluigbo The Unconquerable Christian by W. F. Kumuyi sets out two primary tasks for itself. These tasks, as enunciated by the author in the Introduction, are, “first, to address the problems of ignorance, unbelief, satanic deception,…

Gulfstream G500 Jet launches in Nigeria

  The all-new Gulfstream G500 business jet made its Nigerian debut this week, with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s senior executives visiting Nigeria to give current and potential customers an opportunity to experience firsthand the new aircraft’s cutting-edge technology, unparalleled comfort and superior craftsmanship. The Gulfstream G500 business jet was on display for private viewing at the…

Finance Ministry names successful YouWin participants

The Federal Ministry of Finance has released names of successful Nigerians who scaled through the first phase of the 2017 batch of the YouWin! Connect programme. The first phase, an online capacity building training that ended in January 2018, required participants taking as much as six online business-related courses. According to a press statement released…

Governor Ahmed promises 80% implementation of 2018 budget

Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has promised that his administration remains resolute in achieving over 80 percent budget implementation on capital projects. The governor, who disclosed this in Ilorin, the state capital during an inspection of ongoing projects, reaffirmed the government’s determination to bridging infrastructure deficit in the state. According to Governor Ahmed, “the administration……