Powering prosperity: Unlocking Nigeria’s potential through U.S. partnership

November 29, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Nigeria is on track to be the world’s fourth-most populous country by 2050. It already has the largest economy in Africa and, with 60 percent of its population under the age of 25, it stands on the threshold of a demographic dividend that can dramatically transform its economy for the better. Nigeria’s strategic partnerships are essential in harnessing this potential, Read More

UBA’s $6bn partnership with AfCTA to boost Africa’s trade

November 16, 2023 David Agba 0

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has restated its commitment towards deepening intra-Africa trade to attain self-reliance and economic development. Abuja According to the bank, it is important for Africa to be deliberate about the economic liberation drive of the continent. UBA’s Deputy Managing Director, Muyiwa Akinyemi, said this during the Africa Day celebration at the ongoing Read More

FG declares emergency on Benue IDPs’ humanitarian situation

November 9, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The federal government Thursday declared a state of emergency on the humanitarian situation in Benue state caused by the continued attacks on the state by suspected herders. The federal government also called on all foreign development partners, humanitarian organisations working in Nigeria, institutions, organisations and private individuals offering humanitarian services in the country to move to Benue in order to tackle Read More

FG renews partnership with UN-Habitat on urban development

October 21, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

The federal government has reassured the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) of its continued partnership, saying that the previous collaboration yielded the desired results.The Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Architect Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, who spoke on Friday in Abuja when he received a delegation of officials of UN-Habitat, also assured of the Federal Government’s readiness to deepen its partnership with the Read More

Blueprint, Jaiz Bank in partnership to enhance business development

October 13, 2023 David Agba 0

The Chief Operating Officer, Blueprint Newspapers, Mallam Salisu Umar, Thursday stressed the need for the media and banks to uphold a healthy relationship, adding that its partnership with Jaiz Bank is geared towards business development. He said Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has simplified information dissemination and thus made it easier for banks to carry its products nearer to their Read More

Labour minister assures ILO of continued collaboration

October 10, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Minister for Labour and Employment, Simon Bako Lalong, has assured the International Labour Organisation that Nigeria will continue to work closely with the body to enhance the welfare and well-being of workers, as well as promote the dignity of Labour in line with all Conventions it is signatory to. The minister was speaking when the Country Director of ILO, Vanessa Read More

Needed: FG, agro bodies’ partnership

Successive Nigerian governments have always taken seriously, the issue of food sustainability for citizens. They have never joked about it. Abundant food supply is fundamental to achieving food security, for any nation. Low agricultural productivity has begotten malnourished, sick and disease-ravaged citizens, across many third world and war-torn countries. To guarantee a physically-healthy population, Nigerian leaders who have piloted the Read More

Catalyst 2030: CSOs seek FG’s partnership to achieve SDGs

June 19, 2023 Benjamin Umuteme 0

A coalition of civil society organisations, under the aegis of Catalyst 2030, Nigeria chapter, has solicited partnership with the federal government, organisations and individuals in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During a meeting of Catalyst 2030 members Friday in Abúa, with the theme “fostering change through collaboration: Embracing a cross-sector approach to development”, the co-chair and founder of Read More

NHIA-Roche partnership provides 55 patients access to affordable cancer treatment

April 6, 2023 Admin III 0

The National Health Insurance Authority’s (NHIA) landmark partnership with healthcare company, Roche has given 55 cancer patients access to innovative cancer medicines at a subsidised cost. Fundamentally, the partnership ensures the affordable of cancer medicines to beneficiaries through a costs sharing system. Within that arrangement Roche pays 50per cent, the NHIA pays 30per cent and the patient pays 20per cent. Read More

ILO is working with communities in Nigeria to eliminate child labour – Phala

March 28, 2023 Admin III 0

The country Director of International Labour Organisation (ILO) , Vanessa Phala, recently had an engagement with labour correspondents in Abuja. MOSES JOHN was there  ILO activities We supported the assessment of what we call public employment services in Nigeria. So, we are now at where we are evaluating the National Employment Policy of 2017. And out of that evaluation and assessment, we Read More

First Bank partner JA Africa in high school Entreprenuership competition

December 7, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme Abuja 0

FirstBank has partnered with JA Africa on Company of the Year (COY) Competition, Africa’s largest high school entrepreneurship competition scheduled to take place in Lagos, Nigeria from 7th to 9th December under the theme, “Fueling Changemakers.” The JA Africa Company of the Year (COY) is a program which equips senior secondary school level students with the entrepreneurial skillset and mindset Read More

2023 polls: Buhari gives army fresh marching orders

December 5, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Sokoto directed the Nigerian Armed Forces to remain apolitical and continue to operate within the framework of the constitution to ensure the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections. Declaring open the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2022, the President urged the Army to continue to improve their Human Rights obligations during operations in Read More

IFC, Microsoft partner to promote sustainable agriculture in Africa

November 16, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

pressure from climate-related shocks. However, the use of digital tools in Africa’s agriculture sector remains limited, often because of infrastructure, affordability, awareness, and regulatory issues,” said Henrik Elschner Pedersen, IFC’s Director for Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services in Africa. “IFC and Microsoft are working together to change this so more agricultural players in Africa can leverage the power of the digital Read More

Mouka foam rewards partners nationwide, assures endearing relationship

August 10, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Mouka, Nigeria’s leading manufacturer of mattresses, pillows, and other bedding products, has rewarded its loyal Business Partners with fabulous prizes in recognition of their contribution to the company’s growth trajectory. Gifts such as Tricycles, Air Conditioners and Television sets were presented to the highly elated Business Partners amidst the glitz and glamour of the African-themed evening. Celebrities, medical practitioners, media Read More

Fidelity partners ImpactHER to empower 1,052 female entrepreneurs

June 22, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

Fidelity Bank, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, has collaborated with ImpactHER to support 1,052 female entrepreneurs across the 36 states of Nigeria in addressing the challenges they face in their small and medium-sized businesses. Through diverse training on digital skills and direct business support, beneficiaries from two cohorts have been able to improve visibility for their businesses and consequently, Read More

Sterling Bank partners Community Pot to feed 500 malnourished children

June 13, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu, Lagos 0

Sterling Bank Plc, Nigeria’s leading commercial bank, has entered into partnership with Community Pot, a social impact project, to launch a pilot project in Lagos to feed 500 malnourished children across Nigeria. Speaking at the launching of the project with the theme: Adopt a Child to Recovery, Mrs. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sterling One Foundation, Mrs. Olapeju Ibekwe, said Read More

IsDB’s partnership with Nigeria

The forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group in Egypt from June 1 to 4, 2022, should be yet another forum for Nigeria to actively explore more areas of mutually beneficial partnership with the bank. Nigeria joined the international financial institution in 2005 with the main objectives of gaining stronger and wider economic linkages with sister countries Read More

Nigeria, UK education partnership is about inclusiveness – British delegation

May 20, 2022 Ene Oshaba 0

The British Council delegation to Nigeria on Transnational Education (TNE) has said the partnership it is seeking to solidify in Nigeria is aimed at providing quality international UK curriculum education to citizens seeking to travel abroad to study in the country. UK Government’s Education Champion and head of the delegation, Professor Sir Steve Smith, stated this in Abuja, when the Read More

NYSC partners TStv, set to launch internet protocol TV

March 25, 2022 John Oba 0

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has indicated interest on collaboration with an indigenous satellite television outfit, TStv, for the smooth take-off of its Internet Protocol Television. NYSC Director-General, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim disclosed this, Thursday, when he paid a courtesy visit to the TStv headquarters at Idu Industrial Layout, Abuja. Ibrahim, who was led on a guided tour of Read More

Ecobank partners Ogun, extends mortgage finance to civil servants

March 9, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

Ecobank Nigeria has entered into a partnership agreement with the Ogun State government to provide mortgage financing to interested civil servants who are allottees of the state’s housing scheme. Under the housing scheme, the Ogun State Government has developed an acquisition arrangement to build and allocate houses to senior civil servants, to be purchased through installment within a defined period Read More

FBN partners CDC to assist women-owned businesses

March 9, 2022 Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

First Bank of Nigeria says its new partnership CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance institution on a $100 million finance facility will help direct funding to women-owned and led businesses as well as to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. The deal will support FirstBank to deliver financial solutions that help to address the challenge of limited Read More

NGOs partner to facilitate effective advocacy ahead 2023 polls

March 3, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

Two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) Nigeria Network of NGOs and the Conference of Northern States Civil Society Networks on Wednesday collaborated to focus on facilitating effective advocacy on issues of civic space, national development and election credibility. The development was reached by both NGOs while signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalise a partnership between the two networks at a Read More

MTN partners Finnish-based firm, launches digital platform

March 1, 2022 By Benjamin 0

MTN Nigeria has launched a digital multi-experience platform in partnership with Tecnotree, a Finnish-based global provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers CSPs and Digital Service Providers DSPs. The multi-experience partner ecosystem offering aims to create lifestyle bundles of content, applications, and connectivity through a pre-integrated digital partner ecosystem for global, local and global high-demand and hyper-growth sectors. Read More

Zulum meets Egyptian ambassador on education partnership 

February 23, 2022 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Tuesday, met with the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria on a follow-up visit to his initial visit to Egypt on education partnership. The follow-up visit by the governor was to strengthen his initial visit to Egypt early November, 2020, during which he sought partnership for the training of academics in Borno’s tertiary institutions and Read More

FBN partners CDC group to boost women-owned businesses

February 23, 2022 Admin III 0

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its partnership with CDC Group, the UK government’s development finance institution on a $100 million finance facility to FirstBank. This new investment will direct funding to women-owned and led businesses as well as to local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. The deal will support FirstBank to deliver financial solutions that help Read More