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ENTER: 2018 Cartier Women’s Initiave Awards For Women Entrepreneurs

For its 2018 edition, the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are looking for inspirational women entrepreneurs worldwide starting up their business, in all fields of activities, to solve contemporary global challenges. Since its inception in 2006 and in less than a

How African entrepreneurs seize opportunities in uncertainty

CEOs will need to focus on their business strategies and processes and will be expected to play a part in the broader community Notwithstanding the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, numerous companies in Africa are still positive about the growth

Nigerian entrepreneur among Cartier Women’s Initiative Award finalists

The following 6 extremely talented female entrepreneurs from both the Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa have been chosen: – Nneka Mobisson, Nigeria, mDoc Healthcare (an integrated healthcare management platform providing 24/7 access to doctors, nurses and

Healthymagination: GE graduates Africa’s maternal/child health social entrepreneurs

Today, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa This programme culminates in a “Premier Pitch” event where 14

How Dangote Is Revving Rice Entrepreneurs in Northern Nigeria

By end of 2017, Dangote Rice will have 25,000 Ha under rice cultivation across 3 sites in Northern Nigeria Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group is set to launch in Sokoto. Sokoto state it’s multi-million naira 25,000 hectares of

Nigeria’s Price Comparing Startup, TopCheck Acquired

Silvertree Internet Holdings, Africa’s leading Internet platform, has acquired Nigerian price comparison site TopCheck for an undisclosed amount. TopCheck is Nigeria’s leading price comparison site for financial services offering free online comparison for insurance products, loans, and broadband internet plans.

Nigerian Content: Stakeholders Hold Forum To Tackle Challenges

Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), National Assembly Legislators & Oil & Gas Industry will convene in November at Practical Nigerian Content Forum. Engr Simbi Wabote, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board will convene with

How Jega Became AIG’s First Visiting Fellow

The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) has announced Professor Attahiru Muhammadu Jega as the first AIG Visiting Fellow of Practice at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. The AIG entered into a partnership with the Blavatnik School based

Nigeria Helped by low debt as it tackles slump spending

EUROBONDS By David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg News Nigeria is facing a recession, a plunging currency, inflation at a decade-high and a widening budget deficit. It has one going for it; low debt. That means the West African nation has room

Oando Foundation Partners Theirworld To Teach Nigerians Girls Coding

Young Nigerian girls will be among over 600 girls aged six to twenty-five that will join the Code Clubs in its pilot phase with the aim of reaching thousands more with its self-sustaining model. Other countries include Kenya, Uganda and