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Why Fidelity Bank Is Committed To Enhancing Competitiveness Of Nigerian Exporters In Global Marketplace – Balarabe

Mohammed Balarabe is the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) of Fidelity Bank Plc. In this interview, he identifies fresh business opportunities for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the non-oil export space. Balarabe says the bank delivers tailored financial solutions by leveraging on its extensive on-lending relationship with development finance institution. What is the Export Management Programme (EMP)? The Export Management Programme ...

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Non-Oil Exports: Fidelity Bank, NEPC, LBS Trains 100 MSMEs In Kano

Set To Unlock Potentials of Northern Export Market Fidelity Bank Plc, top Nigerian lender, is training over 100 SMEs at the 8th edition of the highly acclaimed Export Management Programme (EMP) with the aim of providing impactful, world-class support to Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Kano State. Organised by the bank in strategic partnership with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council ...

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U.S. Senators Grill Facebook On Crypto Plans As Bitcoin Tumbles

The cryptocurrency market took a beating on Tuesday with bitcoin losing over 10% in value after U.S. lawmakers grilled Facebook (FB.O) on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies. The social media giant is fighting to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on June 18 that it was hoping ...

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Shell, Other IOCs Take On Pioneer Students Of Rivers University Centre Of Excellence In Offshore Engineering

Pioneer students of The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC JV)-sponsored Centre of Excellence in Marine and Offshore Engineering at the Rivers State University (RSU CoE), Port Harcourt, have commenced the mandatory six months Research Internship with Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCo) in Lagos. The Research Internship is a key requirement for the award of the ...

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Shell Wins 2019 Nigeria Oil And Gas Excellence Award

Shell Companies in Nigeria on Wednesday won the coveted Excellence Award at the Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, held in Abuja. This is coming on the heels of a streak of other industry leadership awards recently garnered by Shell including the best local content company from the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board and another from the Petroleum ...

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A ‘Computer Village’ in Lagos offers lessons on what it takes to help small firms thrive

The Otigba Computer Village shows that sharing knowledge widely benefits all businesses in a cluster. Shutterstock Oluseye Jegede, University of Johannesburg Nigeria’s Otigba Computer Village is arguably the biggest information, communications technology (ICT) market in Africa. It started off as a one-man business on a street called “Otigba” in Ikeja, the capital of Lagos State. Within a short time it ...

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How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs

Giving young people financial skills can lead to much better education and job outcomes. Shutterstock Leila Patel, University of Johannesburg; Lauren Graham, University of Johannesburg, and Zoheb Khan, University of Johannesburg The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15 – 24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in ...

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Breaking: Buhari Appoints Kyari New GMD For NNPC

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The corporation disclosed this in a statement released by the  NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu,in Abuja, on Thursday. He said that the appointment will take effect from July 8, 2019 adding that the president  ...

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