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BlackBerry putting itself up for sale -

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception -

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nigeria Hits CNN’s List of World’s 12 sexiest accents…. -

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

N452t infrastructure funds from capital market coming -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Getting the right staff for your business -

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Nigeria, others to re-evaluate Trans-Saharan gas project -

Monday, August 5, 2013

How Nigerians use social media -

Friday, August 2, 2013

NSIA to manage N3.4tr pension funds -

Friday, August 2, 2013

GOOGLE UNVEILS MOTO X SMARTPHONE… -

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nigerian Troops Return from Mali, Storm Borno -

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Our role in the $1.09b Malabu Oil mess, by Shell -

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FG Can’t License Hotels, Hospitality Operators, Says Fashola -

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Why FG Must Urgently Invest in Efficient Rail System -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Lagos community begins energy generation from waste -

Monday, July 29, 2013

FG to privatise BoI, BoA in 2014 -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Cassava takes pride place in Nigeria’s agro-economy -

Monday, July 29, 2013

Future of Africa in food production depends on training, emerging technologies —Kabba college provost -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Will this fresh initiative against cyber crime work? -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Investors prefer Southwest, says LCCI -

Friday, July 26, 2013

Fed Govt stops project variation beyond 15% of initial cost -

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Heart Health Made Easy: How To Lower Blood Pressure & Cholesterol folder not found
  • BlackBerry putting itself up for sale... NAIJA INTEL

    BlackBerry putting itself up for sale

    Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, struggling to compete in a difficult market, has set up a committee to look at options, including joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company. This is the strongest indication yet that the smartphone maker won’t remain independent as competition erodes sales and hammers its stock price. A special board committee will consider ways to enhance BlackBerry’s value and scale, including joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company, according to a statement Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will serve as its financial adviser. BlackBerry shares gained as much as 9.1 percent in New…

  • FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception... NAIJA INTEL

    FERMA: A convergence of intent, engagement & perception

    ROAD is a very important resource ingredient of infrastructure for various important reasons. As a basic factor, it is a crucial part of resource system essential for collective development. Apart from its primary benefits of transportation, it is a key element in global economic rating of nations, as a measure of economic growth and development. Economic development experts’ worldwide, have remained consistent in pushingfor aggressive economic development of nations through diversification, industrialization, human capacity development, careful resources allocation and innovativeness. Despite the wonderful achievements in technology and internet-enabled communication technology/system, ROAD has seen no replacement, as a driver of the…

  • Nigeria Hits CNN's List of World’s 12 sexiest accents.... NAIJA INTEL

    Nigeria Hits CNN’s List of World’s 12 sexiest accents….

    In the unending pursuit of love, or its less eternal surrogate, the right accent can be as attractive as bright eyes, a beaming smile and a parabolic backside. For world travelers, a far-flung tongue promises the unknown, confirms the known and dispels the thought-we-knew. But no accent is sexy when it’s strong enough to crush a beer can. Which means not all accents are created equal. It’s estimated that there are nearly 7,000 languages on earth. That’s nearly 7,000 different ways to traipse clumsily through the English language — or to sex it up like a Justin Timberlake song wrapped…

  • N452t infrastructure funds from capital market coming... NAIJA INTEL

    N452t infrastructure funds from capital market coming

    The Federal Government will source the largest chunk of about N452trillion required for various infrastructure projects under its long-term development plan from the capital market. Minister of National Planning, Dr. Shamsuddeen Usman, who disclosed this yesterday at an infrastructure roundtable organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), said government will turn to the capital market to source the estimated $2.9 trillion required for Nigeria’s infrastructure development over the next three decades. He said government will require an average of $25 billion per annum from 2014-2018, compared to between $9 billion and $10 billion currently being spent. Government will have to…

  • Getting the right staff for your business... NAIJA INTEL

    Getting the right staff for your business

    Introduction Eighty percent (80%) of business success is tied to people. Recruiting the right people, motivating the right people, training the right people, retaining the right people while releasing the wrong ones is the key to your success. Many businesses under perform because they do not know to do this or they can’t do it well. Problem statement Current statistics note that the unemployment rate in the educated and productive age group of the Nigerian population is now close to 45 percent. With this large pool of job seekers one would assume that filling vacancies would be easy for employers…

BUSINESS NEWS

Bio-safety law’ll boost food security – NABDA boss... NAIJA INTEL

Bio-safety law’ll boost food security – NABDA boss

Jul 19, 2013

Food production will soon take an upward swing following the passage of the National Bio-safety Bill, Director-General, National Biotechnology Technology Development Agency, Prof. Bamidele Solomon, has said. Solomon, who spoke at the celebration of African Agricultural Technology Foundation in Abuja, said President Goodluck Jonathan would soon sign the bill into law to ensure food security in the country. According to him, the new law will usher in a new era in the deployment of biotechnology to boost food production, ensure food security and reduce the high incidence of food importation. He said, “Having a law will ensure the safe use…

Govt to monitor real-time oil production... NAIJA INTEL

Explorationists seek new licensing round for oil sand deposits

Jul 19, 2013

THE current decline in conventional crude oil reserves has sparked renewed interest in unconventional energy resources from the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE). Specifically, the association would want the country to increase its crude oil reserve by encouraging exploration of 40 billion barrels of tar sands deposit in Ondo, Oyo, Ogun and some parts of Edo State. Tar sands, also referred to as oil sands are a combination of clay, sand, water, and bitumen, heavy black viscous oil. The oil sands are loose sand or partially consolidated sandstone containing naturally occurring mixtures of sand, clay, and water, saturated with…

Africa water..  AfDB President Presents the Africa50 Infrastructure Fund in Geneva,... NAIJA INTEL

AfDB President Presents the Africa50 Infrastructure Fund in Geneva,

Jul 19, 2013

At the invitation of the World Trade Organization, African Development Bank Group President Donald Kaberuka participated in the opening day of the 4th WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade (AfT) on July 8 in Geneva. The AfT review took place from July 8-10 under the theme “Connecting to value chains”. The global review is the pre-eminent forum for discussing trade and development issues and brought together numerous Ministers, Heads (or Deputy Heads) of International Organizations and private sector leaders to discuss how Aid for Trade can help firms in developing countries to develop productive capacity and connect to value chains. In…

CASSAVA BREAD... LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread... NAIJA INTEL

LCCI canvasses consumption of cassava bread

Jul 15, 2013

AS the campaign by former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for bread mixed with cassava reached its crescendo, one of the mouthpieces of Organised Private Sector (OPS), the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) called for high quality cassava flour to satisfy the yearnings of Nigerians. Stakeholders agreed that the contributions of the agricultural sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of country may remain low until government addresses the issues of value-addition and inconsistency in its policies. The stakeholders, while speaking at a forum organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on “High Quality Cassava Flour…

CHINA FLAG ... Chinese Investors Besiege Nigeria as Annual Trade Hits $13bn,..NAIJA INTEL

Chinese Investors Besiege Nigeria as Annual Trade Hits $13bn

Jul 12, 2013

At least nine memoranda of understanding  (MOUs) were signed between Chinese investors and Nigerian government and private sector  Thursday at the Nigeria-China Investment Forum as Chinese businessmen besieged the China World Hotel, Beijing venue of the event. The forum, which had over 300 Chinese investors in attendance culminated in the signing of MoUs in the areas of power, agriculture, industrial zones, automobile, science and technology. The high point of the meeting was the directive given by President Goodluck Jonathan that serious Chinese businessmen investing in Nigeria should be given up to 10 years visa. According to Jonathan, the various MOUs …

chinese yuan... Sanusi Goes for the Chinese Yuan as a Reserve Currency... Naija intel

Sanusi Goes for the Chinese Yuan as a Reserve Currency

Jul 11, 2013

As the United States remains embroiled in its economic malaise, Nigeria’s Central Bank has chosen to stock up on the Chinese yuan as part of its reserves. Central bankers across the world are getting more nervous about holding vast amounts of U.S. dollars due to huge U.S. deficits  – currently about $14.6 trillion dollars – and the increasing likelihood of continued dollar devaluation. This is also compounded by the toxic political environment which makes it difficult to get even the most simple laws passed in the U.S Congress and the increasing likelihood that the U.S. will keep printing money as…

1,008 housing units for Lagos slums... NAIJA INTEL

1,008 housing units for Lagos slums

Jul 11, 2013

Ijora- Badia, a Lagos slum, will soon wear a new look as the  Lagos State government is set to construct 1,008 modern housing units under a home ownership scheme for the area. Housing Commissioner Mr  Bosun Jeje told a stakeholders’meeting with residents of Badia East at the National Theatre Complex in Lagos that the proposed houses were part of the government’s effort in transforming Lagos into a mega city. He said the first phase of 288 units would be completed in December 2014 to provide affordable housing to the people. The commissioner said: “To be able to achieve our vision…

NIGERIAN PLANE... FG is Seeking $500m Loan for Aviation Sector. NAIJA INTEL

FG is Seeking $500m Loan for Aviation Sector

Jul 10, 2013

The Minister of Aviation, Ms. Stella Oduah, Tuesday stated that the $500 million loan being sought by the federal government from the Chinese government for the ministry, was for the  construction of four new international terminals in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano. Oduah made this known in  a statement, signed by her Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Mr. Joe Obi, in Beijing, China. Besides the loan,  Oduah added that government had also concluded the signing of  the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), to deliver the four new international airport terminals in…

Financial services consumers only 20% of telecom network – Sanusi... NAIJA INTEL

Financial services consumers only 20% of telecom network – Sanusi

Jul 9, 2013

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi, on Monday, in Lagos, spoke of the need to extract more value from the existing telecom services provided to ensure financial access Delivering a keynote address at the formal launch of the Geospatial mapping of Financial Institutions in Nigeria in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Sanusi urged stakeholder to collaborate in achieving targets set in the Nigerian Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS). Fielding questions after the event, Sanusi told journalists of data showing “that out of all the areas where we have network coverage, only 20 per…

I.T. GADGET INFO

BlackBerry putting itself up for sale... NAIJA INTEL

BlackBerry putting itself up for sale

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry, struggling to compete in a difficult market, has set up a committee to look at options, including joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company. This is the strongest indication yet that the smartphone maker won’t remain independent as competition erodes sales and hammers its stock price. A special board committee will consider ways to enhance BlackBerry’s value and scale, including joint ventures, partnerships or a sale of the company, according to a statement Monday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. will serve as its financial adviser. BlackBerry shares gained as much as 9.1 percent in New…

How Nigerians use social media... NAIJA INTEL

How Nigerians use social media

With a population of 167 million and 56 million internet users as at December 2012, Nigeria is the biggest internet market in Africa. Of the 115 million mobile telephone subscribers in the country, 35 million use their handheld devices to access internet data services. Between 2000 and 2012, internet penetration grew from a paltry 0.06 percent to 34 percent, and there are indications that this trend will continue well into 2020. Nigeria will remain the largest internet market on the continent in the near future because it has a large youth population (one-third of the population is between the 10-24…

GOOGLE UNVEILS MOTO X SMART PHONE... NAIJA INTEL

GOOGLE UNVEILS MOTO X SMARTPHONE…

Google’s new Moto X smartphone doesn’t aim to be the fastest, biggest, or prettiest smartphone. It wants to be the smartest. The search giant on Thursday unveiled the first smartphone of its own design since it bought struggling Motorola last year. Rather than go toe-to-toe with top-of-the-line smartphones, such as Apple’s (AAPL, Fortune 500) iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S4 or HTC’s One, Google (GOOG, Fortune 500) designed the Moto X to make clever use of sensors and language processors to stay one step ahead of you. The Moto X is built upon a chip called the X8, which allows the smartphone to understand natural language and gives it situational…

Will this fresh initiative against cyber crime work?... NAIJA INTEL

Will this fresh initiative against cyber crime work?

Perhaps, one of the legacies Prof Cleopas Angaye would love to leave behind as helmsman of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is the actualisation of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) designed to secure the country’s cyber space. Angaye said if the nation is to achieve its Vision 20:2020, it must embrace the PKI initiative. The project, he said, would be founded by the public and private sectors. He added that PKI is the only framework that satisfies the privacy, authentication, integrity and non-repudiation (PAIN) principle of security. “A PKI is a collection of security technologies, procedures and policies…

Software Development Can Boost Nigeria's Economy - IBM Official... NAIJA INTEL

Software Development Can Boost Nigeria’s Economy – IBM Official

Mr Taiwo Otiti of International Business Machines (IBM) West Africa, said on Monday that software development has the capability to produce high paying jobs and immensely increase Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Otiti, the General Manager, IBM West Africa, made the remark in an interview with newsmen in Lagos. He said that software development had boosted the economy of many developing countries like India, and that Nigeria should exploit its potentialities. “Even in the developed countries like U.S. and the UK, software developing companies like Microsoft and Apple are major contributors to their GDP,” the IBM official said. Otiti also said…

Samsung I9505G Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition review.. NAIJA INTEL

Samsung I9505G Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition review

Introduction We’ve got something special at HQ today. The perfect Nexus phone has arrived and it looks like a Galaxy S4. This shameless poser embodies everything worth admiring from both worlds – timely updates, the unblemished stock Android experience, the highest-grade hardware money can buy and expandable storage. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition makes the LG-made Google Nexus 4 look like it should be in the minor league. With one swift blow Samsung managed to create a mouth-watering Nexus smartphone, featuring some really hot hardware coupled with the latest software bundle. Key features Stock Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2…

Media buyers need to look beyond the click in digital buys... NAIJA INTEL

Media buyers need to look beyond the click in digital buys

Digital advertising will not get the respect it deserves in the marketing mix, until media buyers and advertisers look at the value that it offers beyond the click, and execute their campaigns accordingly. The rise of digital is causing mayhem in the media buying market as media buyers grapple with its role in the marketing mix. The digital advertising space is rife with confusion because many of the  stats about the digital landscape are incomplete or inaccurate, and because agencies, brands and buyers do not understand its full value. Increase in the online market With the number of unique browsers (not…

Financial services consumers only 20% of telecom network – Sanusi... NAIJA INTEL

Financial services consumers only 20% of telecom network – Sanusi

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi, on Monday, in Lagos, spoke of the need to extract more value from the existing telecom services provided to ensure financial access Delivering a keynote address at the formal launch of the Geospatial mapping of Financial Institutions in Nigeria in conjunction with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), Sanusi urged stakeholder to collaborate in achieving targets set in the Nigerian Financial Inclusion Strategy (NFIS). Fielding questions after the event, Sanusi told journalists of data showing “that out of all the areas where we have network coverage, only 20 per…