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Equipment leasing: A creative financing option for MSMEs

Equipment leasing: A creative financing option for MSMEs

Robust economic growth cannot be achieved without putting in place well focused programmes to reduce poverty through empowering the people by increasing their access to factors of production, especially credit.…

Nigerians transfer N80b electronically daily – Diamond bank CEO

Nigerians  transfer N80b electronically daily – Diamond bank CEO

Uzoma Dozie, new group managing director and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Bank Plc, on Wednesday in Lagos said Nigerians daily transfer about N80 billion electronically from one bank account…

Sale pressure persists, as NSE Index down 0.36%

Sale pressure persists, as NSE Index down 0.36%

By Bamidele Ogunwusi –   Lagos   An indication that  pressure to off-load still continues was displayed on Wednesday on  the floor of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)  when indicators closed…

Nigeria, China trade volume hits N1.7tr in seven months

Nigeria, China trade volume hits N1.7tr in seven months

The Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Lagos, Mr Liu Kan, on Wednesday said that the  trade volume between Nigeria and China in the last seven months hit…

Fall in oil price, blessing in disguise – NPC minister

Fall in oil price, blessing in disguise – NPC minister

By Chibuzor Emejor  / Correspondent, Abuja   Minister National Planning/Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission, Dr. Abubakar  Sulaiman, has described the current fall in the price of crude oil in the international…

International community must support rule of law – IBA

International community must support rule of law – IBA

The 2014 International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference ended in Tokyo last Friday with a call to the world that the international community must work together to support the rule…

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Wali’s kidnap was traumatic for the NBA – Alegeh

Austin Alegeh SAN, President of the Nigerian Bar Association’s absence at the just concluded International Bar Association IBA Conference in Tokyo, Japan was as a result of the kidnapping of…

Pay more attention to groundnut, farmers urge FG

Pay more attention to groundnut,  farmers urge FG

Groundnut farmers in the country have appealed to the Federal Government to pay more attention to the groundnut  value chain programme to boost the nation’s economy and create employment opportunities.…

Lawyers hail Law Pavilion for unveiling legal research tool at international conference

By Adam Adedimeji  /  Law Editor (reporting from Tokyo, Japan)   Lawyers attending this years’ annual general conference of  the International Bar Association (IBA) in far away Tokyo, Japan have…

Obesity, alcohol more likely to trigger heart attack

By Ejikeme Omenazu  / Production Editor, Lagos (With Agency Reports)   It has been revealed that lifestyle factors such as a poor diet, smoking and a lack of exercise are more likely…

NMRC will soon start impacting mortgage market – Expert

Managing Director of TrustBond Mortgage Bank formerly known as  Intercontinental Homes, Mr Adeniyi Akinlusi, has given thumbs up to the establishment of the  Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company (NMRC), a special…

Stakeholders identify mortgage drawbacks, proffer solution

Stories by Bamidele Ogunwusi  /  Correspondent, Lagos    Stakeholders in the nation’s mortgage sector are not unmindful of drawbacks that has militated against the growth of the sector and they…

Pregnant women relive Lagos clinic experiences

• Most still face hurdles to safe delivery By Onche Odeh    It was a regular Ante Natal Clinic Day (ANC) at Orisunbare Primary Health Centre. The waiting hall of…

‘Nigeria can’t tackle breast cancer epidemic’

By Onche Odeh    Executive Secretary, Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), an organisation at the forefront of campaign on cancer prevention, Abia Nzelu, has said Nigeria currently lacks the…

Financial expert wants microfinance banks return to original mandate

A financial expert, Mrs Frances Beckey, has urged microfinance banks to return to their original mandate of intermediating in small and medium scale enterprises for economic growth. Beckey gave the…

Infrastructure inefficiencies choking Africa

Infrastructure inefficiencies choking Africa

By David Agba  /  Senior Correspondent, Abuja   Africa’s staggering infrastructure inefficiencies have been choking integration efforts, stunting growth and sapping national resources, both public and private. Chief Executive Officer…

Jaiz Bank commences financing in aviation sector

Jaiz Bank commences financing in aviation sector

By David Agba Senior Correspondent, Abuja   Jaiz Bank Plc, the first full-fledged non-interest Bank in Nigeria has financed an executive aircraft as part of its programmes to venture into…

SAHCOL acquires, deploys ground handling equipment

SAHCOL acquires, deploys ground handling equipment

• To commission cargo warehouse soon By Abel Orukpe Correspondent, Lagos   As part of its determination to change the face of ground handling business in Nigeria and carry out…

Intrigues in Nigeria being broke

Intrigues in Nigeria being broke

By David Agba  /  Senior Correspondent, Abuja   Nigeria is a country blessed with enormous human and natural resources. The country is the third highest oil producer in Africa after…

Insurers urged to implement enterprise risk management

Insurers urged to implement enterprise risk management

African insurance companies have been charged to implement Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) so as to be able to identify, monitor, mitigate and control the risk inherent in their business and…

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