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Add value and be willing to learn –Tricia Ikponmwonba

Add value and be willing to learn –Tricia Ikponmwonba

Tricia Ikponmwonba, 31, is the Lead Strategist at TriciaBiz, a business consulting firm. She speaks about her career and passion How did you develop the interest in growing business and brand strategy? I started my career as an intern at a public relations firm and it exposed me to several brands and various techniques on […] …

Quitting paid employment to start your own business

Quitting paid employment to start your own business

Have you ever considered quitting your job and starting your own business? If so, you probably have wondered how and when to put in your notice. Here are some tips to help you make a smooth transition When should you start? There is no perfect time to quit your job and start a company. The […] …

Insurance sector needs more patronage, govt support – Irene

Insurance sector needs more patronage, govt support – Irene

In this interview with NIKE POPOOLA, the Interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, International Energy Insurance Plc, Peter Irene, speaks on the need for government to give insurance sector more support. What are the major challenges facing insurance industry in Nigeria? The number one challenge is poor penetration. Insurance is predicated on a pool of large […] …

FG explores local technology for refineries’ revamp

FG explores local technology for refineries’ revamp

Okechukwu Nnodim The Federal Government is pushing for the use of local technology for the rehabilitation of the four refineries located in Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Warri aside sourcing for third-party financiers for their revamp. The government also says that international oil companies that are joint venture partners with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in […] …

US cuts Nigerian crude oil imports by 62%

US cuts Nigerian crude oil imports by 62%

‘Femi Asu The United States cut its crude oil imports from Nigeria by 62.08 per cent to 3.92 million barrels in March, the lowest monthly level since February 2016. The latest data from the US Energy Information Administration seen by our correspondent on Friday showed that the country imported 10.03 million barrels and 10.34 million […] …

VAIDS: EFCC, FIRS begin recovery of unpaid taxes from July 1

VAIDS: EFCC, FIRS begin recovery of unpaid taxes from July 1

The Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme will come to an end on June 30. In this piece, IFEANYI ONUBA examines the level of compliance and the strategies of the government to prosecute tax offenders after the expiration of the amnesty programme As the tax amnesty programme under the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme […] …

N4.18tn commodities exported through Apapa Port in Q1

N4.18tn commodities exported through Apapa Port in Q1

Ifeanyi Onuba Between January and March this year, commodities worth N4.18tn were exported through the Apapa Port in Lagos, figures obtained from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed. An analysis of the foreign trade statistics by our correspondent showed that the N4.18tn worth of exported commodities through the Apapa Port was 89.1 per cent of […] …

Experts hopeful of better budget implementation

Experts hopeful of better budget implementation

Feyisayo Popoola Economic, financial and  accounting experts have expressed optimism of a better implementation of projects contained in the 2018 budget. The budget, which was signed on Wednesday by President Muhammadu Buhari, had a total size of N9.12tn. The experts, who spoke during separate interviews with our correspondent, said being an election year, there was […] …

Sterling Bank rated best in employee lifestyle

Sterling Bank rated best in employee lifestyle

Sterling Bank Plc bagged the award for ‘Best Quality of Life in the Large Corporate’ category at the 2017/2018 Great Place to Work Awards held in Lagos recently. The bank, according to a statement, won the award for prioritising employee well-being alongside various flexible working options. The lender, according to the statement, was able to […] …

OPEC agrees 1 mb/d increase in oil production

OPEC agrees 1 mb/d increase in oil production

What shaped the past week? Global Markets: Trading in global markets this week was steered by growing concerns over escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and its major trading partners, with both parties looking to hike tariffs on select traded products. After trading lower on Monday and Tuesday, sentiment in European and Asian markets perked […] …

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