Friday, 27 December 2013
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The Banker magazine, a publication of Financial Times of London, has named Zenith Bank this year’s Bank of the Year in Nigeria. The award ceremony, which was attended by leading personalities and institutions in business and finance from around the world, held at the Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel in London.
It celebrates the achievements of the world’s leading financial institutions. Nominees for the award were judged by their ability to deliver shareholder returns and gain strategic advantage in market visibility and positioning.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
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Energy
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As a way to tackle the power supply challenge in the country, the federal government has been advised to pay more attention to modular power generation.
Modular power generation is a system where electricity is generated using available renewable energy source and distributed within a particular community or supplied to a home or an office complex without tying it to grid. An energy expert, Philemon Adjekuko, who gave the advice while speaking exclusively with LEADERSHIP in Abuja, also urged the government to encourage citizens to engage in modular power generation to serve their homes and feed their excess generation to the national grid.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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For the average Nigerian, it is always easy for the opposition political class to mislead him, saying that government has done nothing to improve his living condition. It is the same story for the average Nigerian non- governmental organisation, NGO. They thrive on criticising government, no matter how noble government’s actions are.

Thursday, 5 December 2013
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ICT

 

Mr Matthew Willsher, acting chief executive and chief commercial officer of Etisalat Nigeria speaks to CHIMA AKWAJA on how the network is going the extra mile to address subscribers needs, quality of services, rewards systems for high value customers and plans for the next five years of operation
As the year winds down, what are your plans for 2014? First, you have to get the basics right in terms of people being able to make calls, send texts and so on. We track our quality of service everyday. We make sure things like call connections, call drops and availability of base stations are not ignored because they are the foundations. Some of the things we are looking forward to, next year, include playing a deeper role in the e-commerce space. I think there are lots of opportunities for telecoms operators to contribute to cashless transactions. I think we can do a lot there.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
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Oscar Chirino
ICT

 

At the risk of a charge of undue glorification, particularly by his opponents and traducers, I dare say that the Sokoto State governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko, is one of the best performing among his peers, a fact that is little known to many outside the state.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013
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The Federal Government says it will invest about N10 billion to strengthen various organs that will scale up the supply of cassava flour. The Minister of Agriculture, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Addis Ababa on Sunday. Adesina said that the scaling up of cassava supply would ensure a gradual replacement of wheat flour in bread by 50 per cent within the next three to five years.