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Tony Elumelu Foundation highlights relevance, urgency of supporting entrepreneurial led economic growth in Africa

AT a time when Europe’s relationship with Africa is high on foreign policy and developmental agendas and with the European Union beginning to deliver on its 2017 External Investment Plan, targeted at attracting investment and job creation in Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation brought together leading stakeholders in the development …

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Air Peace, Embraer ink $2.1bn deal for 30 brand new E195-E2 jets

AIR PEACE today (Wednesday) set a continental record in Africa with the signing of a US$2.1bn deal for 30 brand new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft. The deal which was unveiled during Embraer Business Meeting with the Aviation World in Port Louis, Mauritius, makes Air Peace the first to order the brand …

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FAAC shares N619,857b to FG, states and local governments

FEDERAL Accounts Allocation Committee(FAAC) has shared N619,857 billion federal revenue generated in the month of February 2019 among the three tiers of governments This is just as the FAAC has announced that the Excess Crude Account has the sum of $183million as at March 27, 2019. A communique issued by …

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UBA says diversification, stable funding structure will strengthen bank despite operating environment

UNITED Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has stated that its well diversified asset book supported by stable funding structure, has placed it in a prime position to perform remarkably despite the falling economic indices in its operating environment. This is just as the Bank has assured its local and international …

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Shareholders approve 15k per share as dividend for Transcorp Hotels plc

Lauds company’s  impressive performance AFRICA’s leading hospitality brand, Transcorp Hotels Plc recorded a 26% increase in turnover, with shareholders unanimously endorsing a final dividend of ₦1.14bn for the 2018 financial year translating to 15kobo per ordinary share, which is a 20% improvement over the 12kobo per ordinary share for 2017. …

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme application closes March 1

founded by Abiodun Adereni, Help Mum, a Nigerian based enterprise that provides low-cost birth kits to prevent child and maternal mortality recently won the first ever Google Nigeria Impact Challenge and has attracted additional capital investments; iMed Tech, founded by Nneile Nkholise, innovates in the medtech space in South Africa by using technology to create breast prostheses for women with breast cancer;

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CCNN tops gainers, Newrest ASL led losers as Equities Market rises 0.58%

CEMENT Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) led the gainers chart as Newrest ASL Nigeria led the losers’ chart as the Nigerian equities market rose by 0.58 per cent amid bargain hunting activity. The All Share Index (ASI) was up by 172.74 basis points, representing an increase of 0.58 per cent …

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Delta Air Lines announces December Quarter and full year 2018 profit

DELTA AIR LINES has reported financial results for the December quarter and full year 2018. Adjusted pre-tax income for the December quarter 2018 was $1.2 billion driven by over $700 million of revenue growth, allowing the company to fully recapture the $508 million increase in adjusted fuel expense and produce …

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FIRS targets N 8.3trn in 2019, N3trn revenue increase from 2018

FEDERAL Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has disclosed that it is targeting N8.3trn from the collection of various taxes in 2019, an additional N3trn from the N5.32trn realized in 2018. FIRS Executive Chairman, Dr. Babatunde Fowler, stated this at the ongoing 2019 stakeholders’ retreat in Lagos with theme: ‘Parliamentary Support for …

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Emirates Group announces AED 48.9 billion half-year performance for 2018-19

EMIRATES Group today announced its half-year results for 2018-19. The Group revenue was AED 54.4 billion (US$ 14.8 billion) for the first six months of its 2018-19 financial year, up 10% from AED 49.4 billion (US$ 13.5 billion) during the same period last year. The Group saw steady revenue growth …

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