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Nigeria: 12 Things to Know About Nigeria’s 2017 Budget

By Bassey Udo 1. For the first time ever, the 2017 Budget was collated using a web-based application that allowed Ministries, Departments and Agencies to upload their budget proposals to the new budget preparation portal, making the preparation process more efficient and transparent process. 2. President Buhari presented the draft …

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Ecobank Group Named Most Innovative Bank Of The Year

PRESS RELEASE Ahmedabad, India 24th May 2017 – Ecobank Group’s pioneering work to use digital technology to financially empower millions of people across Africa has been recognised for driving ‘Innovation in Banking’ at the African Banker Awards. Held under the patronage of the African Development Bank, the annual event is …

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South African Traditional Leaders Urged to Play Role in Tourism

PRESS RELEASE Address by Minister Tokozile Xasa at the Inaugural National Traditional Leaders Indaba taking place at Birchwood Hotel, Gauteng Your Excellency, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, Your Majesties and Royal Highnesses, Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the National House of Traditional Leaders, Chairpersons …

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Nigerian Airline Med-View Banned From European Airspace

By Oladeinde Olawoyin Nigerian air operator, Medview airline, has been banned from operating within the airspace of the European Commission. A statement released by the commission said that a total of 181 airlines have been banned from EU skies. “Today the European Commission updated the EU air safety list, the …

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African CEOs Positive About Continent’s Growth Potential

Many companies in Africa are still positive about the growth potential of the continent despite the current economic and socio-political uncertainty, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) research indicates. According to the survey conducted across the continent shows that 91 per cent of CEOs are confident about their own companies’ growth prospects …

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