Tony Elumelu Foundation Funds 5000 African SMEs from 54 African Countries for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme

2021 Entrepreneurship Programme

…. each entrepreneur receives non-refundable US$5,000 ….68% of beneficiaries are women entrepreneurs   The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has selected 4,949 entrepreneurs from across Africa for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme. The 2021 beneficiaries were selected from a pool of over 400,000 applications, based on their innovation, performance, and growth potential to create jobs and eradicate poverty on the continent. Consisting of both new start-ups and existing small businesses, the 2021 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs have undergone world-class business training, mentorship…

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FirstBank Celebrates Youth Week 2021


From showcasing of talents to the art of fashion design, identifying youths in the food business and lots more, Nigeria’s leading financial services providers, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has reiterated its commitment to Youth Empowerment and Entrepreneurship through the celebration of its ongoing 2021 Youth Week. The Youth Week, themed “The Future is Now, Let’s Takeover” started on Monday, November 8, 2021. The event comprises a variety of activities, including: Youth themed Future Forward activities, First@arts Creative Artistry Empowerment Workshop, Grooming and Wellness Workshops, Digital Engagements, Virtual Mini Concert,…

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Nnamdi Okonkwo Debunks Report of EFCC’s Arrest over NDDC Fraud

Fidelity Bank Ex-CEO

Nnamdi Okonkwo has debunked report of EFCC’s arrest over NDDC fraud. Nnamdi Okonkwo, the immediate-past chief executive officer of Fidelity Bank Plc and newly appointed group managing director of First Bank Holdings has debunked a report that he has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Reports in the online media suggest that Okonkwo was picked up three days ago by the anti-graft agency and “has been providing useful information on his role in the sleaze and monumental fraud to the tune of N1.3 trillion in the…

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Anambra Election: INEC Presents Certificate of Return to Soludo

Certificate of Return to Soludo

INEC has presented the Certificate of Return to Soludo in the Anambra election. Angeladaviesblog reports that Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate in the November 6 election in Anambra, on Friday received his Certificate of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the state Governor-Elect. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the INEC National Commissioner Supervising Anambra, Mr Festus Okoye, presented the certificate to Soludo in Awka. NAN reports that the Deputy Governor-Elect, Dr Onyeka Ibezim, also received his Certificate of…

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FG Increases Prices of Pre-paid Meters

Prices of Pre-paid Meters

FG has increased the prices of pre-paid meters. Angeladaviesblog reports that beginning from Monday, November 15, Nigerians will pay an additional N13,766 and N26,829 to get single-phase and three-phase pre-paid meters from the 11 Distribution Companies, DISCOs. This online platform understands that according to a circular issued Friday in Abuja by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), the regulator raised the price of a single-phase meter from the current cost of N44,896.17 to a revised price of N58,661.69. It also increased the price of a three-phase meter from the current…

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Sterling Bank Commended for Supporting Ake Arts and Books Festival

Ake Arts and Books Festival

Sterling Bank Plc has received commendation from poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin who is the founder and Director of the annual Ake Arts and Books Festival. This year’s edition featured 30 events, including book chats, panel discussions, documentary and film screenings, a poetry video album, an art showcase, and a music concert. The festival curated five intergenerational conversations that reflected the 2021 festival theme: Generational Discordance. In her closing remarks at this year’s edition of the festival, which was held virtually for the second year because of the Covid-19 pandemic,…

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