Federal Government in Talks With Embraer SA Over Plane Deals for Local Airlines

According to the Ministry of Aviation spokesperson Mr Joe Obi the Nigerian government is in talks with the world’s fourth biggest planemaker Embraer SA (EMBR3) on how its domestic airlines can secure aircrafts from the plane manufacturer. Mr Obi who had earlier confirmed preliminary agreements to pursue discussions during a visit last weekend to the… Read More »

Common IP/Patent Issues Entrepreneurs Run Into When Starting A Business

Intellectual property, which includes patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, are often times the heart and soul of a company and the engine that keeps it running. Entrepreneurs need to know how to navigate common IP (intellectual property) issues they may run into when starting up a business in order to assure that they’re protected… Read More »

Dangote Still Tops List of 40 Richest Africans Again

Aliko Dangote, the owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities with operations in Nigeria and several other countries in Africa, topped Forbes Africa’s 40 richest list released on Wednesday. The business mogul led the list with a net worth of $ 12billion, an increase from his net worth of $10.1 billion in… Read More »

Airtel Announces 2012 Second Quarter Revenues, Sees 17% Increase

A press release made available by Bharti Airtel Ltd shows a 17% increase in revenu for the second quarter of 2012 ended September 30, 2012. The telecom giant also announced it has become the fourth largest global mobile operator with overall customer base of over 262 million across 20 countries. You can National Press Release_Q2FY13… Read More »

Forbes Magazine Releases List of Most Powerful Women in 2012, Okonjo Iweala Named

Nigeria’s Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister of the Economy Ngozi Okonjo Iweala has recently been named by American business magazine Forbes in their ‘Most Powerful Women in 2012‘ list. Ngozi Iweala, who comes in at the 81st position, is one among only three Africans who made the list. The two other Africans on the list… Read More »

Nigeria to Award New Fixed-Line Telecom Licenses in Early 2013

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed plans to award new licences to provide fixed-line internet services early next year as the country aims to transform its underdeveloped and unreliable network. According to Reuters Nigeria is forecast to have 120 million mobile subscribers by 2013-end, out of a population of 170 million. In 2011 Nigeria… Read More »

8 Simple Steps for a Successful PPC Campaign for Your Business

Any product that is advertised in newspapers, television and internet receives special attention and popularity. The traditional way of advertising has been replaced with advanced trends. Social media and websites are used to market the products because of the huge traffic they receive. Out of the several methods to advertise, Pay Per Click (PPC) advertising… Read More »

E-Commerce Startup to Bring Gaming Systems and Tools to Nigerians to Debut Soon

The e-commerce space in Nigeria is certainly shaping up for more competition with the likes of Sabunta, Jumia already launched and making inroads into a country known more traditional commerce. E-commerce sites selling things ranging from fashion items to books already existing but there appears to be a new player in the e-commerce turf that… Read More »

An 8 Step Guide to Attracting and Pitching Investors for Your Startup Funding

Getting investors to take a look at your startup and agree to part with their much coveted funding is about the most difficult work for startup entrepreneurs. My little Experience I got my best lesson till date as a startup entrepreneur and co-founder sometime last year when one of the start-ups I co-founded was contacted… Read More »

US List Nigeria, Brazil and China as Priority Nations for US Visa Application

The U.S has listed Nigeria, Brazil and China as priority nations on its visa application following a surge in consular demands, Patty Neary, a consular officer, said on Wednesday. Neary told newsmen in Abuja at the country’s embassy weekly briefing that more than 40,000 visa applications had so far been processed in Nigeria this year.… Read More »

Etisalat Introduce $35,000 Prize for Innovation in Mobile Broadband Innovation

Etisalat Nigeria on Saturday announced it has launched a 35,000-dollar prize for innovation in mobile broadband product or service in Africa. A statement by Mr Steven Evans, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday, said that the prize – ‘Etisalat Prize for Innovation’ –… Read More »

How Nigerian Militants Make Millions From the Jonathan Presidency

The respected Wall Stree Journal made a startling revelation on the million dollar sums that the Nigerian government has been paying Niger Delta warlords to keep them off the oil pipelines in the past 12 months. It can be recalled that various militant groups from the Niger Delta region had held the nation’s oil production… Read More »

Shoprite to Invest $205 Million in Nigerian Real Estate Development

Businessday reports revealed that Africa’s largest retailer Shoprite plans to invest about 32 billion naira ($205 million) on real estate development in Nigeria, to provide infrastructure for its deepening expansion. The influx of foreign direct investment in the country and the sheer strength of the number of its booming population has effected a slight climb… Read More »