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President Muhammadu Buhari Friday applauded the generous interventions of affluent Nigerians such as Aliko Dangote, Atiku Abubakar, Abdulsamad Rabiu, among others in the fight against COVID-19.

President Buhari applauds Tony Elumelu, Abdulsamad Rabiu, Aliko Dangote, Atiku Abubakar, others over donations...

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday applauded the generous interventions of affluent Nigerians such as Aliko Dangote, Atiku Abubakar, Abdulsamad Rabiu, among others in the fight against COVID-19.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

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Quite a challenging week it has been for Nigeria, and, indeed, the rest of the world. Except perhaps in China only, where the affliction started from, figures of Coronavirus infections continue to mount in other parts of the world. Italy and Spain have been particularly badly hit.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.

Era of borrowing from banks, not repaying gone – CBN chief

The era of entrepreneurs borrowing from banks and not paying back is gone, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele said on Saturday.

Senator Izunaso dedicates National Productivity Award to PWDs

Former Senator representing Orlu Zone in Imo State, Osita Izunaso, has dedicated his National Productivity Order of Merit Award to the teeming population of People With Disabilities (PWD) in Nigeria.
UBA - United Bank for Africa

UBA announces board appointments

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has announced the appointments of Aisha Hassan-Baba and Kenneth Orji as Non-Executive Directors on the Group’s Board.

Tony Elumelu: Africa needs massive capital investment in power, human resources to drive economic...

The Chairman, United Bank for Africa (UBA), and Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, has advocated massive private capital investment as well as increased support to youth development as catalysts for driving the much needed economic growth on the continent.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Aliko Dangote’s fortune increased by $4.3 billion in 2019

African richest man Aliko Dangote has significantly moved up in the World billionaires’ list as he emerged 96th richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $14.8 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world.

Tony Elumelu: Improve business environment to drive industrialisation

The Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings and United Bank for Africa Group (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday advised African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Heads of State to improve the business environment in their countries to drive industrialisation and wealth creation in member states.
Is-haq Oloyede JAMB

JAMB registrar bags productivity award

The Registrar, Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has been nominated for this year’s National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) award, to be conferred by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

UNILAG: As alumni, our successes become testaments to the university’s success – VP Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Lagos spoke glowingly of the University of Lagos and members of its alumni association for being outstanding.
Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo lists illustrious citizens who attended UNILAG

Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday in Lagos spoke glowingly of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and members of its alumni association for being outstanding.

Tony Elumelu Foundation shortlists 5,240 Young Africans for business training

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, the Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced the selection of 5,240 young African entrepreneurs to receive business training.

Tony Elumelu seeks $2.5 billion Japanese investment for Africa

Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has asked Japan to invest $2.5 billion representing five per cent of its $50 billion commitment to Africa.
At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one conversation at the event, both speakers called for a new private-sector-led approach to humanitarian development in Africa.

ICRC: Why we are partnering Tony Elumelu Foundation

Mr. Maurer said: “On one side, it is important that we assist and protect people when they are disrupted by violence and war. But what brought me together with Tony is not the white shirt and the blue suit, it is his deep conviction that with longer and protracted conflict we need to bring people much earlier into independence.”

Tony Elumelu challenges Japan on empowering African entrepreneurs

African investor and philanthropist, Mr. Tony Elumelu, has challenged the Government of Japan to invest 5 per cent of its $50 billion commitment to Africa towards empowering African entrepreneurs.

Tony Elumelu seeks $2.5 billion Japanese investment for Africa

Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu, has asked Japan to invest $2.5 billion representing five per cent of its $50 billion commitment to Africa.
Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, says access to electricity is critical to growing Nigeria’s economy.

Tony Elumelu to deliver keynote address at TICAD conference in Japan

Elumelu will speak alongside global and African political and business leaders, including Prime Minister Shinze Abe of Japan; H.E. Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria; H.E. Mr. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of Egypt and Chair of the African Union (AU); H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa; and H.E. Mr. Paul Kigame, President of Rwanda.

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