On Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Villa Toscana, Oniru, Lekki, Okhai Akhigbe & Co. (OAC)—a Lagos-based legal services firm—will be hosting small- and medium-size businesses to a free legal workshop: SME Legal Clinic. Sound legal health is a crucial part of business success. SME Legal Clinic aims to unravel the...
FBN Merchant Bank will team up with the global research and consultancy firm, Oxford Business Group (OBG) to produce the financial chapter of The Report: Nigeria 2017, highlighting the pivotal part Nigeria’s banks are playing in the country’s broader diversification efforts by boosting lending to the private sector. The...
Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), is back to profitability, after it declared a profit after tax (PAT) of N4.2 billion for the half-year ended 30th of June 2017 from a loss of N12.19 billion recorded in the corresponding period in 2016. According to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Transcorp Plc.,...
Kano: January 26, 2017. The series of customer fora organised by First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited on export trade has been described as laudable and an impressive initiative as it will go a long way to assist the growth of businesses and activities of the government, particularly in its...
Top Services Limited (TSL), one of Nigeria’s leading property development company with specialty in providing “neighbourhood” Malls has announced it will float a N20 billion Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). The close-ended TSL REIT offer, consisting of 20 million units for subscription at N1, 000 per unit and opens...
This summer promises to be an exciting one for holiday makers with First Bank’s bouquet of Dollar denominated cards.  Convenience, security, flexibility and improved spend are the key defining features of these Dollar cards. To delight customers, wherever they travel this summer, First Bank offers three Dollar card products...
The creativity, capacity, tenacity and resilience of Nigerian youths can make a difference in enhancing development across the nation if adequately harnessed, Tonye Cole, Executive Director and Co-Founder Sahara Group has said. Cole made the above submission whilst speaking to State House Correspondents in Abuja on Sahara’s new initiative tagged...
Andersen Tax makes its debut in Africa as the former Partners of WTS ADEBIYI & Associates, a tax firm based in Nigeria, adopt the Andersen name. The firm, which joined as a collaborating firm in May of 2017, has locations in both Lagos and Abuja. This week they become...
In mid 2016, First Bank revamped her USSD banking service in a bid to further drive financial services to the financially excluded and underbanked. USSD is a GSM Mobile Technology trend that is redefining the way we make payments and other value added services as an emerging economy. It enables users...
Meristem Securities will be launching Merigame, an interactive game based on the Nigerian Stock market on the 17th of October 2017. The game is based on the exact replica of stocks traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Players can practice how to buy stocks without losing money. The launch will...
For Africa to attain its desired goal in real growth and development, prominent African leaders and top entrepreneurs across the continent have decided to work effectively together towards integrating their economies to enable free trade among its members. Specifically,Vice-President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo,  Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of...
Ideally, you should pay yourself at least 10% of your monthly income first and foremost, then live off the remaining 90%. These accumulated savings should then be invested in earning assets that will form another brick in your pillars of financial freedom. I use the phrase “pay yourself” deliberately...
The Management of Dangote Industries Limited (Dangote Group) has issued a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring and reporting both recklessness and illegal haulage of contrabands goods by some of its truck drivers. The company has also set up hotlines for the public to report such...
First Bank of Nigeria Limited has initiated a whole week of celebrating its Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) initiatives from September 25 – 29, 2017. The historical First Bank CR&S week themed ‘Promoting Kindness; Putting You First’ would witness the culmination and consolidation of the Bank’s interventions in social responsibility,...
Hilton (http://Newsroom.Hilton.com) (NYSE: HLT) has committed a total of $50 million over the next five years towards the Hilton Africa Growth Initiative to support the continued expansion of its Sub-Saharan African portfolio. These funds are intended to support the conversion of around 100 hotels (roughly 20,000 rooms) in multiple African...
The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, its sprawling horizon is dotted with hills that sit magnificently accentuated by lush greenery indicating unusual potential for fruitfulness. What and where are we talking about? It is the Sunshine state, Ondo, a land flowing with an abundance...
The Ondo State Governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has said that his major priority in office is to make the state the number one destination of investors in Nigeria by year 2020. Speaking during the Inauguration of the board of the State Development and Investment Promotion Agency (ONDIPA) on Thursday in Akure,...
Following the August 14 unprecedented disaster, Tony Elumelu, Founder of Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), yesterday, Wednesday 23 August, paid a state visit to the people and Government of Sierra Leone to commiserate over the great loss caused by devastating mudslides and floods...
Axxela is set to build a 510km pipeline across Central and Western Nigeria. This pipeline is expected to run through Ibadan-Illorin-Jebba. This was stated at the ceremony conducted to submit a feasibility report on the proposed project to the Nigerian Gas Processing and Transportation Company (NGPTC) a subsidiary of the...
As part of its commitment to being the leading bank in Nigeria, First bank has partnered with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group to host the ongoing Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja. The summit which is the 23rd in the series with the theme: Opportunities, Productivity & Employment: Actualizing the Economic...
The Entrepreneur Mind-set - A mentoring session with Ibukun Awosika For the average undergraduate, getting a well-paying 9 to 5 job after graduation is the dream. However, this is one dream that is fast eluding a number of graduates today given the prevailing socio-economic conditions in the country. Working for someone else...