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6 Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

6 Startup Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

It’s not uncommon for women to face unique challenges, especially when trying to juggle traditional roles of wife and mother with the demands of starting and running a business. Over the years as a business owner myself, and through training women to run their own etiquette businesses, I have learned a few tips that may […]

Dangote Flags Off U.S.$1 Billion Cement Factory in Edo

Dangote Flags Off U.S.$1 Billion Cement Factory in Edo

Dangote Cement Plc at the weekend launched the construction of a $1 billion investments in cement plants in Okpella, Edo State, with potentials to generate 6,000 new jobs in the country The new cement plants are expected to further increase the $3 billion the country has been saving from import substitution in cement yearly, according […]

If Only Industries Could Be Provided With Power, A Lot Of People Will Enjoy — Mrs Adebisi Kuforiji

If Only Industries Could Be Provided With Power, A Lot Of People Will Enjoy — Mrs Adebisi Kuforiji

Mrs Adebisi Kuforiji is the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Hindle Plastics Limited, plastics manufacturing outfit based in Lagos. In this chat with Vanguard, the Abeokuta, Ogun State-born computer scientist-turned-manufacturer, speaks on how she ventured into manufacturing, the challenges, and says getting raw materials is very difficult despite the fact that Nigeria produces oil, their […]

Governor El-Rufa’i – Kaduna Has More Gold Than South Africa

Governor El-Rufa’i – Kaduna Has More Gold Than South Africa

A recent survey shows that there is more gold deposit in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State than South Africa, Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i has said. Speaking yesterday at the opening of the 2-day Economic and Investment Summit, El-Rufa’i said the state could generate about N40 billion from solid minerals. Declaring the summit open […]

Choosing Your Leadership Style? Start with The 5 Must-Have Traits

Choosing Your Leadership Style? Start with The 5 Must-Have Traits

Whether you are the owner of a business or without a leadership title, you can choose the type of leader you want to be. There is a lot of research on this topic with articles and books devoted to the types of leadership and the many different leadership styles. Many leaders believe that others must […]

Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Eight Questions

Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur? Ask Yourself These Eight Questions

Before getting started on the road to founding a business, there is one question that every potential entrepreneur needs to ask the mirror: “Am I entrepreneur material?” Because if you are not- the ride can be a rather painful one. While there is no simple way of gauging whether you are or not, there are […]

ECA Regional Integration Report Calls for Greater Focus on Human Capital, Science and Technology

ECA Regional Integration Report Calls for Greater Focus on Human Capital, Science and Technology

Addis Ababa — Most African countries agree that regional integration is a goal which they should all aspire to, in order to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development. The report Assessing Regional Integration in Africa VII: Innovation, Competitiveness and Regional Integration (ARIA VII) launched on 2nd April during the African Development Week states […]

Govt Rules Out Fuel Price Increase, Return of Subsidy

Govt Rules Out Fuel Price Increase, Return of Subsidy

Fuel subsidy has not been re-introduced by the Federal Government, according to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). And the government has not increased the prices of petrol. It remains at the regulated prices of N86 at Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) filling stations and N86.50 at order outlets. It was learnt that that […]

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Obama Young African Leader Andrew Longwe Brings Microfinance to Malawi Women and Youth

Andrew Longwe co-founded Capital Financial Services, a youth microfinance program in Malawi, with an ambitious goal — to bring about socio-economic empowerment to youth and women in low-income groups through financial services. In addition to being CEO of Capital Financial, Longwe was also a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow and participant in U.S. President Barack Obama’s […]

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestle Sets Up Online Platforms for Expectant Mothers

Nestlé has launched facebook pages where parents and mothers-to-be can source guidance and expert advice on good nutrition for their babies. Nestlé’s new Start Healthy Stay Healthy Facebook pages are available in Ghana and Nigeria. Philippe Hascoet, Country Business Manager for Nestlé Nutrition in Central and West Africa said the online social platforms, which are […]