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Ozwald Boateng Steps in as Guest Editor for a Leading Issue of New African

Made In Africa Foundation

The Made In Africa Foundation is a charitable organisation, established to support strategic infrastructure projects and create sustainable solutions to some of Africa’s most pressing problems. It works to support technical feasibility studies, to kick start key infrastructure developments and to engage the African diaspora in innovative fund-raising activities. The Foundation was founded in 2011 by international designer Ozwald Boateng OBE, and Nigerian businessman Kola Aluko, and is supported by Atlantic Energy.

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IFC to Support Central Bank of Nigeria in Strengthening Sustainable Banking

About IFC

 

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. We help developing countries achieve sustainable growth by financing investment, mobilizing capital in international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. In FY12, our investments reached an all-time high of more than $20 billion, leveraging the power of the private sector to create jobs, spark innovation, and tackle the world’s most pressing development challenges. For more information, visit http://www.ifc.org.

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MasterCard to Power Nigerian Identity Card Program

13 Million Cards to be issued first, in largest card rollout of its kind in Africa

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PLATINUM SPONSOR INTERVIEW: “Symbion and many other companies from the United States are ready to invest in Africa.”

Exclusive interview with Paul Hinks, CEO of Symbion Power, platinum sponsors at the upcoming African Utility Week (http://www.african-utility-week.com).

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British-Nigerian Femi Oke to host Al Jazeera’s The Stream

 

International broadcaster Femi Oke has been revealed as the new host of Al Jazeera English’s hit social media show The Stream.

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MITSUMI wins IT Distribution Company of the year award at BoICT Awards Nigeria

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Stanbic IBTC declares N12bn profit on gross earnings of N92bn

Stanbic IBTC Holdings, a member of Standard Bank Group, has declared a profit before tax of N11.7 billion for 2012, an increase of 16 percent above the N10.1 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2011, according to its audited results for the financial year ended December 31, 2012. Similarly, profit after tax rose to N10.2 billion, translating to an increase of 53 percent over the prior year’s N6.6 billion.

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Last Flight to Abuja

Last Flight to Abuja the blockbuster airplane disaster thriller from multi award winning Nollywood filmmaker Obi Emelonye

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On February 6, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2012 Article IV consultation with Nigeria.1

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Airtel appoints Charity Chanda Lumpa as MD for Zambia operations

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the appointment of Ms. Charity Chanda Lumpa as Managing Director (MD) of Airtel’s operation in Zambia with effect from May 1st 2013.

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ESQ ENERGY/ OIL AND GAS SUMMIT, 2013

EVENT OVERVIEW

 

Notwithstanding the prolonged reforms of the legal and regulatory framework governing the energy sector in Nigeria, especially due to the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), international and local companies continue to find and take advantage of several investment opportunities. Such opportunities arise amidst substantial legal risks and regulatory challenges. How has the industry capitalized on the opportunities and dealt with the legal risks and regulatory challenges? Looking ahead, what are the options to be considered in creating a fair and effective legal/regulatory framework in the mid and long-term to enhance investments and growth in the industry? At this two day event to holding at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria, between 9th and 10th April 2013, from 9:00am daily, representatives of oil and gas as well as Power companies will meet with Nigerian financial, legal and insurance experts to discuss some of the perennial challenges facing the sector today, and point the directions for their future closer interface in a robust and reformed energy industry. Legal Blitz publishers of Esq Legal Practice Magazine hereby invites you to participate at this all important event.

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GT BANK TO SUPPORT AFRICAN METROPOLIS

Project will highlight young directing talent in seven African nations

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Wema Bank Becomes First Nigerian Bank on MoneyGram’s Latest Innovative Payment Platform, AgentWorks … Rolls Out in All Branches

Wema Bank, Nigeria’s most resilient and longest surviving has rolled out MoneyGram’s latest money transfer platform, AgentWorks across its business locations making it the 1st Nigerian Bank and second in West Africa to do so.

 

Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2013 –(PR.com)– Wema Bank, Nigeria’s most resilient bank has once again, demonstrated its commitment to providing faster, efficient, innovative IT-backed services to clients with its recent implementation of MoneyGram’s latest platform, AgentWorks®. Through this development, Wema Bank becomes the first organization in Nigeria and the 2nd in West Africa to fully implement MoneyGram’s latest solution across all its service locations. This was made known during a visit by MoneyGram International representatives to the Bank.

AgentWorks® is the latest upgrade to the MoneyGram money transfer platform that provides for better security of funds and transactions, quicker authentication and a more efficient service delivery on the MoneyGram network.

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Atlantic Energy : comment les sociétés autochtones sont en passe de transformer l’industrie pétrolière et gazière nigériane

Contrairement à ce qui a été annoncé par erreur dans le communiqué précédent, l’événement s’est déroulé au NIGERIA et non au NIGER

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Atlantic Energy: How Indigenous Companies are Transforming the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry

 

Atlantic Energy (http://www.atlanticenergy.com) is a private upstream oil and gas group founded by Nigerian and international exploration and production (“E&P”) executives with an extensive track record and experience in the Nigerian E&P sector. The company currently operates in Nigeria and will continue in its Enduring Commitment to develop Nigeria and its abundant resources through energy and infrastructural development.

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AfDB Approves US $300-Million Loan to Nigeria

 

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, February 28, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (http://www.afdb.org) approved Wednesday in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, a loan of US $300 million to finance the Transport Sector and Economic Governance Reform Program and the Nigeria Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for the period 2013-2017.

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African Utility Week to focus on getting investors excited about power projects on the continent

African Utility Week brings together the entire ecosystem for the African water and power sector, from high level government representatives, utilities and municipalities, regulators and power pools to consultants, vendors, service providers and energy intensive power users for the purpose of sharing and determining the future development of Africa’s power industry.

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