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Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

NITDA calls for FutureHack challenge applications

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has urged interested Information Communication Technology (ICT) start-ups, youths to apply for 2019 edition of FutureHack challenge.

Facebook, CCHub to mentor 12 startups in Nigeria, Ghana

Facebook says it is collaborating with Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) to mentor and empower 12 startups in the ”Season 2 FbStart Accelerator Programme.”
University of Abuja - UniAbuja

2,000 UniAbuja students participate in financial literacy training

No fewer than 2,000 students of the University of Abuja(UniAbuja), on Thursday participated in a financial literacy and employability training sponsored by Pensions Alliance Limited (PAL), a Pension Fund Administrator (PFA)
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi government to empower 200 professionals

The Ebonyi government says it has concluded arrangement to empower 200 young professionals who are indigenes of the state under its Stimulus Development Project (SSDP).
Francesca Tilley-Gyado

Nigerian filmmaker shortlisted for Cannes’s ‘short film’ competition

Nigerian filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019.
Abiodun Adedipe

Economist says increasing tax rates not solution to growing tax revenue

Dr Abiodun Adedipe, a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, says that increasing tax rates is not the cure all for growing tax revenue in Nigeria.
Nigerian Youths

Young entrepreneur advises youths to avoid the tendency of staying idle waiting for jobs

A 33-year-old entrepreneur, Miss Rachael Ogungbesan, on Wednesday in Abuja, advised unemployed youths to go into liquid soap making business, as it was easy to learn, lucrative and very rewarding.

Nigeria, Kenya lead as African tech startups attract $1.2 billion

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa received 78 per cent of the total funding of $1.163 billion for Africa’s technology startups last year confirming the attractiveness of African entrepreneurs and their ability to transform the continent into a global power house.
Interswitch

e-Tickets: Nigerian, UK tech companies sign £56 million contract

Two technology companies, from Nigeria and the UK, have signed a £56 million agreement to provide card technology, which would allow commuters to travel with public transport without cash or a paper ticket.
Mokgweetsi Masisi

President Masisi begins campaign to market Botswana

President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana has embarked on campaign to market his country, saying the nation is investment destination of choice.
Bank of Industry (BoI)

Bank of Industry releases N3 billion to Jaiz Bank

The Bank of Industry (BOI) has released N3 billion to Jaiz Bank Plc for development and expansion of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria.

Jumia: ‘Africa’s Amazon’ in landmark stock market listing

Shares in Africa's largest e-commerce retailer are set to start trading in New York on Friday in a move that could pave the way for other tech start-ups from the continent.

Envoy: US passionate about developing Nigerian youths

The United States of America Consul General in Lagos, Mr. F. John Bray, Wednesday said the youths in Nigeria represent the greatest resource for a prosperous future.
President Buhari arrives Dubai for the Annual Investment Meeting on 7th April 2019 4

President Buhari calls for safe, inclusive digital world

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on world leaders to come up with proposals to create a digital world that is accessible, inclusive and safe to all.
Dangote Group founder Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man withdrew $10 million just to look at it

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, known as Africa's richest man, told a forum in Ivory Coast on Saturday how he once took $10m in cash out of the bank just to look at it and get it into his head that this was real money, not just figures on paper.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari in Dubai for investment meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Amman Jordan for Dubai, to begin the second leg of his Middle East visit.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

President Buhari leaves for UAE to attend investment meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Amman, on Sunday for Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) to participate in the ninth edition of the Annual Investment Meeting, April 8-10, 2019.
Mary Ekpere-Eta

NCWD empowers 76 women with laptops

The National Centre for Women Development (NCWD) has empowered 76 female farmers and entrepreneurs with laptops as start up tool, to enhance their business using Information Communication Technology (ICT).

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Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: N30, 000 new minimum wage started April 18

The Federal Government has said that no governor in the 36 states of the federation will say that he will not pay the new minimum wage of N30, 000.
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Igbo Movement backs Babajide Sanwo-Olu on inclusive government

The Igbo Movement in Lagos State has thrown its weight behind the Lagos governor-elect, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on his plan to run an inclusive government, pledging to work with him to ensure the success of his administration.

Nasarawa commissions 115 rooms liaison office in Abuja

Nasarawa state government has commissioned a newly completed 115 rooms liaison office complex in Abuja.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Transition committee suggests ways to make Adamawa ‘Japan of the North’

The transition committee which the Adamawa State Governor-elect, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, constituted to review the activities of the outgoing government and suggest the constitution and running of his own government, has recommended the training and establishment of youths in gainful employment as a way to turn the state into ‘Japan of the North.’
Walter Duru

Group backs NFIU on directive on local government funds

An advocacy-based Civil Society Organization, Media Initiative against Injustice, Violence and Corruption (MIIVOC), has thrown its weight behind the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) over its directive on the management of local government funds.