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National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Service sector contributed N1.2 trillion to Edo’s GDP in 2017

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that Edo state’s service sector contributed N1.2 trillion to its N2.3 trillion Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.
Olukayode Pitan

BOI chief calls for more technology universities to drive development

The Managing Director of the Bank of Industry, Mr Olukayode Pitan, has urged State and Federal Governments to establish more universities of technology to drive development.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Federal government pledges support for SMEs to grow

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday in Abuja, reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to provide Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) with the needed support to grow.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo shifts base to Kebbi for MSME Clinics

The 24th edition of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Clinics will hold on Thursday in Kebbi with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in attendance.

Keystone Bank partners Google, Facebook on digital marketing for MSMEs

In demonstration of its commitment to consistently promote and support the growth and development of the real sector, Keystone Bank Limited has embarked on a series of capacity building training in digital marketing and bookkeeping for its micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) customers across the country.
Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Micro pension plan, grassroots campaigns lift assets to N9.33 trillion

The rising acceptance of micro pension scheme being driven by the National Pension Commission (PenCom), has led to steady rise in pension assets. The pension funds grew from N9.12 trillion in April to N9.33 trillion in June 2019, indicating a N21 billion increase.
Access Bank has unveiled a new brand logo to reflect its new status following the completion of its merge with Diamond Bank.

Access Bank’s collateral-free loan targets 30, 000 MSMEs in 2019

Access Bank Plc is offering collateral-free financing support targeting 30, 000 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) this year alone.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s future bright

Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has again reassured that Nigeria’s future is bright going by the progress being made by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
Access Bank has unveiled a new brand logo to reflect its new status following the completion of its merge with Diamond Bank.

Access Bank: We granted N37 billion in loans to SMEs in 2018

Access Bank Plc has said it granted up to N37 billion in loans to its Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) customers in 2018.

Ondo partners Facebook for business prospect

Ondo state government has reaffirmed its commitment to providing support for its residents as it partnered Facebook through its partners, 360 media to organize a capacity building training on digital marketing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) owners in the state.

Central bank to create awareness on development initiatives in Jigawa

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has organized a sensitization fair for low income earners that are economically active on how to access the apex banks economic development initiatives designed for re-positioning entrepreneurship and agricultural production in Jigawa state.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

Medium scale enterprises drop by 60 per cent – survey

A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) has indicated that Medium scale enterprises dropped significantly by about 60 per cent, due to economic recession that spanned through 2017.

Nsukka pepper: MSMEs registration surges in South-East – NAFDAC

National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says `Nsukka pepper’, a popular local pepper spice, has pushed Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) seasoning registration in South-East.

NAFDAC suspends new tariffs on pharmaceuticals, others

The Governing Council of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), said it has suspended implementation of the new tariffs which came into effect on 1st June, 2019.

NAFDAC governing council suspends implementation of new tariffs

The Governing Council of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has suspended implementation of the new tariffs which came into effect on June 1 2019 in order to douse tension and assuage the yearnings of stakeholders in the pharmaceutical, Food and Allied Industries.

Keystone Bank empowers 10 Nigerian entrepreneurs

In demonstration of its commitment to promote and support the growth and development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Nigeria, Keystone Bank Limited, has empowered 10 Nigerian entrepreneurs in the maiden edition of its “Growing in Love with MSMEs Challenge” scheme.

How MSME represented 96% of business activities in Nigeria

The Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr Dikko Umaru-Radda, said on Saturday that Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) represented 96 per cent of business activities in the county.
Senator Buruji Kashamu

Election: Market women, non-indigenes, others back Senator Kashamu

Scores of market women and their leaders in Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State have expressed their readiness to back the Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Senator Buruji Kashamu.

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