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Real estate needs good environment to thrive – RICS

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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Nigeria Group, has called on the government and professionals in the built environment to create an enabling environment for real estate to thrive in the country. According to the institution, with the rising housing deficit in the country, there is a need for the industry to grow beyond its current status. The Chairman, RICS ...

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Facebook, StartZone empower 500 front-end developers

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Facebook Developers Circles Lagos and StartZone, a Nigerian innovation hub, have partnered to empower 500 front-end developers in the country. During a React Summit 2017 in Lagos, React and JavaScript experts and beginners converged to discuss how they could build better products using the framework, and proffer solutions to common challenges in their workflow. According to the organisers, the summit is ...

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Oando Foundation, Sumitomo create solar-powered ICT centres

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Oando Foundation and Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese Chemical Company, have partnered to support Information and Communications Technology education through the establishment of three solar-powered ICT centres in public primary schools across the country. The foundation, in a statement on Monday, said the collaboration would impact on the lives of over 2,400 beneficiaries, bridge the existing gaps in the implementation of ...

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FG targets N5tn from non-oil export

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The Federal Government through the Nigerian Export Promotion Council plans to grow the country’s non-oil export revenue from N1.5tn per annum to N5tn within the next three to four years. The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, confirmed the figure to our correspondent in Abuja. To achieve the target, he said the agency was implementing ...

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Fuel: Nigerian airlines spend 11% more than global average

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Nigerian airlines spend more on aviation fuel than their counterparts in other parts of the world, experts in the industry have said. On the average, Nigerian carriers are said to spend about 40 per cent of their expenditure on fuel, whereas their counterparts globally spend about 29 per cent, showing a difference of 11 per cent. The Chief Executive Officer ...

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Nigerian companies, employees now prefer Apple products – iStore

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Apple’s flagship store in Nigeria, iStore, on Thursday, said companies in the country were fast adopting Mac computers, MacBook laptops and iPhones as official gadgets for their employees. The firm stated this as part of activities to mark its fifth year anniversary in Nigeria and the formal unveiling of Apple’s new devices – iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The ...

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China produced 1.26bn mobile phones in eight months – Report

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China produced over 1.26 billion mobile phones in the first eight months of the year, including 932 million smartphones, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The figures were announced at a summit on mobile innovation Thursday by Qiao Yueshan, with the ministry. According to the ministry, China produced about 1.3 billion mobile phones during the same period ...

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Tips to take charge of your finances and live within your means

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(NC) Are you stressed about money? Being in control of your spending is one way of reducing stress in your life. According to Statistics Canada, most of us are burdened with high levels of household debt. Simply put, too many people are spending more than they earn. They are saving less and not saving enough for retirement. At the same ...

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Nigerian Breweries empowers 32 entrepreneurs in Ekiti, Osun

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Nigerian Breweries Plc has boosted the businesses of 32 entrepreneurs operating in Ekiti and Osun states with grants of N300,000 each. The brewer, in a statement on Friday, said it was driving the scheme through the Goldberg’s Isedowo empowerment initiative, which would also be extended to other South-West states. The initiative, which was recently launched by the Ooni of Ife, ...

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Top tips for financing a small business

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(NC) The old adage, do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life, is the mantra many entrepreneurs use to justify the endless time and energy needed to successfully start a small business. And while their passion and energy may be limitless, most of the time their resources are not. “Many people looking to start their ...

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6 ways volunteering can help you find work

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(NC) Even though looking for work can be time-consuming, consider volunteering to help with your job hunt. It’s a great way to gain skills and experience for the job market. It also allows you to try out new things, network with people and have fun. Here are 6 ways volunteering can help when looking for work: It gets you out ...

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3 success tips for small business owners

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(NC) Being an entrepreneur means that you’ll often figure things out as you go along, without guidance or an established structure to help you navigate. Though it is one of the most exhilarating aspects of the job, it can also be daunting, especially when you’re first starting out. Dan Kelly, CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, offers his ...

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‘NNPC will find crude in commercial quantities in inland basins’

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The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Maikanti Baru, on Tuesday announced that the aggressive exploration of the inland basins would soon yield result with hydrocarbon finds in commercial quantities. Baru stated this when he received a delegation from the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists, led by its President, Mr. Abiodun Adesanya, in Abuja. He noted that based on ...

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Spender versus saver: How to reach financial bliss

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(NC) When it comes to romantic relationships, the traditional thought is that opposites attract. But personal finance experts say that couples with different attitudes towards money need to find a middle ground to achieve financial bliss. “Many couples include a spender and a saver. The spender is the one who sees a sale and thinks they can buy more; whereas ...

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FG to begin crude oil tracking next year

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The Federal Government announced on Monday that plans were in top gear to deploy technology that would track and account for every molecule of crude oil produced in Nigeria by 2019. It also stated that investment requests by multinational oil firms seeking to invest in the country’s oil and gas sector were currently in excess of $15bn. In the latest ...

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AfDB cancels $400m loan to Nigeria

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The African Development Bank has called off a loan to Nigeria that would have helped fund the country’s budget, the Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth, AfDB, Amadou Hott, has said. He said the bank would likely be redirecting the money to specific projects in Nigeria rather than give to the country to fund its budget. Hott ...

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Microsoft rolls out family benefits for employees

Microsoft on Wednesday informed its employees in Nigeria that it was enhancing its family leave benefits to ensure that they had adequate time to care for the people who matter most in their lives. The company stated that it had increased maternity leave to 20 weeks paid at 100 per cent and paternity/parental leave to six weeks paid at 100 ...

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Top retirement tips for small business owners

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(NC) Do you keep an eye on your retirement nest egg despite the distracting, day-to-day tasks of running your small business? Many of us don’t, but there are some clever ways to be proactive for future financial security. Meridian, Ontario’s largest credit union, offers the following tips to help small business owners start saving for their dreams:   Start now. Retirement ...

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