Nigeria has stepped up its fight against cancer with the launch of its National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022. During the inaugural event, BIO Ventures for Global Health, BVGH, presented AAI and its alliance with the Nigerian government to address the rapidly rising burden of cancer in the country.
The United Nations Secretary-General has appointed Bola Adesola of Nigeria, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Standard Chartered Nigeria, and Paul Polman of the Netherlands, Chief Executive Officer of Unilever, to serve as the two Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.
The European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank have agreed to support the creation of the new Development Bank of Nigeria to strengthen lending for business and agriculture investment in the country.
StartCredits is a Nigerian financial technology startup that is redefining borrowing by offering competitive terms that reduce interest rates while advancing transparency.
Olalekan Akinseye runs a clothing entity in Nigeria that is tapping the evolving nature of fashion and the apparel industry to champion the war on cancer. He spoke to Africa Business Communities about the milestones and ambitions of the venture.
[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Nigerian Economic Recovery through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy
The current economic crisis and recession in Nigeria has brought to the fore what is already known: that the existent Nigerian national economy is not organized for internal self-propulsion and autonomous economic and business activities.
Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President
Labour was competitive in Africa but was not a tradable asset, the President noted, adding, “at this stage, it might be better to import fabrics and transform them into garments or to produce and assemble other labour-intensive light-manufacturing goods rather than processing raw materials in a way that may not enable Africa to compete globally”.
Three African Renewable Energy Projects Announced as Winners of the USD7m Access Co-Development Facility Prize
Three projects from Nigeria, Madagascar, and Sierra Leone, fought off fierce competition from almost 100 entries to win a share of US$7million prize. The prize also includes a package of technical support designed to bring their renewable energy projects to life.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is pleased to announce its acceptance of a US$150 million 15 year loan facility from KfW [Development Bank] (KfW).
Africa’s CEOs look to innovation and technology to stimulate growth in uncertain global economic environment
After more than a decade of urbanisation, Africa is poised for a digital revolution. Increasingly, organisations are using technology to challenge business models and disrupt competitors in markets.