Nigeria Newspapers: Today’s Businessday Newspaper Headlines [28 September, 2018].

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Unions wage hike demand could make Nigeria less competitive
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Cheap labour used to be one of the star attractions of doing business in Nigeria but major unions in the country seem bent on increasing wages in the country to a point where affordability and economic competitiveness become things of the past according to some renowned economists. Charlie Robertson, global chief economist , Renaissance Capital…
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Nigeria’s health sector reels under subpar expectations 58 years after
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Health systems worldwide share unified policy and regulatory goals: to ensure quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. Fifty-eight years after Independence, however, Nigeria has fallen far below expectations. OBOKOH ANTHONIA writes on the way forward to improve health sector and service delivery. As Nigeria celebrates its 58th Independence anniversary on October 1, the country’s ambition to…
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Veronica Ebie ‘ Odeka, the dynamic style consultant and fashion entrepreneur
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Veronica Ebie-Odeka is a seasoned international stylist consultant and fashion entrepreneur in the luxury and retail industry across diverse business sectors. Her areas of expertise include; luxury lifestyle consulting, import merchandising, personal styling with high profile clientele; business consulting and product marketing in interdisciplinary sectors, strategy development and implementation for corporate branding. She is the…
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Nigeria identified among countries requiring external food assistance
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Nigeria has been identified along with 30 other African countries, which remain in need of external food assistance, despite the country’s enormous agricultural potentials and continuous rhetoric on giving agriculture more attention. The FAO’s Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released this month, illustrates how conflicts and extreme climate change threaten access to food in…
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Rising incidences of mental challenges invite close scrutiny
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Drug abuse among Nigerian youths, depression among adults and stigmatisation are among the factors leading to increase in cases mental disorders. Despite some progress made, there is considerable neglect of mental healthcare delivery in Nigeria, say experts. Oye Gureje, staff of Psychiatry College of Medicine, University of Ibadan said people with stigmatised health conditions, such…
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Lack of data limits agricultural investments, productivity
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
The lack of timely and high-quality agricultural data has been identified as a limitation for critical investment decisions, as well as handicapping efforts for much needed agricultural development in low and middle income countries. Each year, the FAO notes around $240 billion is invested in agriculture in low and middle-income countries, but critical investment decisions…
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Parents advised to encourage children go into farming
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Parents have been advised to encourage their young children to take up practical interests in agriculture, as a way of making them appreciate the process of food production, while also developing skills that could come handy in making a profession out of it. Segun Atho, national deputy president, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria, said at…
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UCH consultants raise alarm over delay payment of salaries, allowances
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
The Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) University College Hospital, Ibadan branch, has raised concern over the delay in payment of salaries and allowances of its members in the last three months. The association however noted that despite this, it has been consistently delivering clinical services in the hospital. Victor Makanjuola, chairman of…
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CBN issues guidance notes on regulatory capital for non-interest financial institutions
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday issued a guidance notes exposure draft on regulatory capital for Non-Interest Financial Institutions (NIFIs). One of the objectives of this Guidance Notes is to assist the NIFIs in the implementation of a capital adequacy framework that will ensure effective coverage of risk exposures and allocation of appropriate…
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Stock market dips further as sell pressure weighs
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Stock investors at the Nigerian Bourse booked additional loss of about N128 billion at the close of trading on Thursday, September 27. More equities were on offer, which resulted to only 13 advancers as against 21 decliners. This comes on the heels of Lagos-based research analysts at Afrinvest expecting ‘bargain hunting to be sustained till…
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Managing time spent on administrative rewards tasks
Fri, 28 Sep 2018
Rewards management can be undoubtedly complex; often demanding administration of multiple pay plans with different modes of delivery for varying employee categories. In a bid to enhance the value proposition attached to pay, companies adopt different approaches to matching pay items to employee preferences. This varied approach potentially leaves the Rewards Manager with a bouquet…
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