ENTER: The Enterprise Challenge 2016

ENTER: The Enterprise Challenge 2016

As a follow up to the successful launch of the Enterprise Challenge in 2014, the British Council in partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Zenith Bank and a new partner Samsung, proudly present the 2016 More »

Economy: Performance Intelligence Conference holds in Abuja

Economy: Performance Intelligence Conference holds in Abuja

Key stakeholders and policy makers will gather at the Hilton Hotel, Abuja on February 23 and 24, for the 2016 International Performance Intelligence Conference poised to be a change catalyst for the Nigerian economy. More »

Apply For Empowering People Award 2015

Apply For Empowering People Award 2015

The “Empowering People Award” aims to identify simple and appropriate technical innovations with business potential and make them visible and accessible to everyone. This is a global call out to submit practical More »

Apply for SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge 2015

Apply for SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge 2015

HiiL Innovating Justice, together with the Global Agenda Council on Justice and the Ford Foundation, has embarked on a pioneering new endeavor to accelerate justice ventures in East and West Africa. The SME Empowerment More »

Renaissance Capital appoints Elena Kolchina

Renaissance Capital appoints Elena Kolchina

Renaissance Capital, a leading emerging and frontier markets investment bank, has appointed Elena Kolchina as Director, Fixed Income Desk Strategist and Credit Analyst. Based in London, Elena will cover Russia and the More »


Grofin Is Accepting Applications For Small And Growing Business Fund


About GroFin: GroFin is a pioneering development financier specializing in financing and supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) across Africa and the Middle East. GroFin combines patient capital and specialized business support to grow emerging market enterprises. SGB Fund: First of

Siemens Nigeria Hosts Customers To Create Partnerships for IPPs

Siemens Nigeria

Siemens has hosted its inaugural Forum for Power and Gas Customers in Nigeria to aid its long term focus on Public-Private Partnerships for the development of Independent Power Plants (IPPs) and provision of its associated services for such development to

Nigeria Tech Startups To Enjoy Tax Holidays, Special Intervention Funds

ICT Minister

Startups across the country are to enjoy tax holidays and special intervention funds from the federal government. Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu said Government has a plan to create three million jobs by 2018 and Information Communications and Technology (ICT)

Global Tech Investor, Techstars, Selects Bamba Group

Bampa Group

The international investors that have boosted more than 650 technology startups have thrown their weight behind their first East African company, Kenya’s Bamba Group. US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya’s Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the

Orange launches Entrepreneur Club for start-ups in Africa


Orange is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa and the Middle East. The website is a source of information for entrepreneurs that puts them in touch with a variety of

Why MSMEs Don’t Grow In Nigeria – World Bank


The growth of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria have been curtailed by access to finance, power, infrastructure, taxes and corruption, to according to a survey result shared by the World Bank Country Programme Director in Nigeria, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, Mr.

Nigeria represented at IFIF Islamic banking forum


A former minister, prominent business leader and Chairman of Jaiz Bank Plc, the pioneer Islamic Bank in Nigeria, Alhaji (Dr.) Umaru Abdul Mutallab, CON, is one of the key speakers as Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and

Jumia owners, AIG partners AXA to insure African customers

Jumia AXA

Interesting news if you are a regular user of the e-commerce platform, Jumia. Its parent company, the Africa Internet Group (“AIG”), a leading e-commerce group in Africa, and AXA, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, today announced a partnership whereby AXA will

[Headlines] Nigeria Business News

Nigerian-Economy - Copy

Punch CBN backs real sector with N1.3tn: The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has supported the real sector of the economy to the tune of over N1.3tn as part of its efforts to tackle the challenges facing the economy.

Travestart raises U$40m investment from Amadeus Capital

Travelstart Nigeria
Credit: Dealday.com

Travelstart, the leading Internet travel booking company in Africa has announced an investment of US$40M led by Amadeus Capital Partners (London). With the new funding comes a strategic partnership with Nigeria’s largest mobile telecommunications provider MTN which has a subscriber base of