Today’s Business Day Newspaper Headlines Friday 3rd May 2019

Today’s Business Day Newspaper Headlines

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Dreams die as graduates wait endlessly for transcripts
Fri, 03 May 2019
Elvis Izekor graduated from the University of Benin in 2015. Two years later, he wrote to his university seeking his transcript to secure a spot among the bright African brains that the Africa Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was offering a scholarship for a Masters programme. That was when he discovered that a camel could []
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Asthma should be a top priority of public health intervention in Nigeria
Fri, 03 May 2019
Chiwuike Uba is the founder and chairman of the Board, Amaka Chiwuike-Uba Foundation (ACUF). In this interview with ANTHONIA OBOKOH of BusinessDay, Uba spoke about Asthma health condition and why it should be a top priory for intervention programs. How can you describe asthma prevalence in Nigeria’ Asthma prevalence and incidence have been increasing worldwide []
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Making quality focus of Nigeria’s universal health coverage
Fri, 03 May 2019
Nigeria’s government report on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), says achieving universal health coverage (UHC) to provide about 198 million population with access to a collective set of comprehensive health services of adequate quality, at the same time as financial protection is achieved when direct payments made to obtain health services do not expose people []
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Populism of successive governments holding Nigeria back, says Moghalu
Fri, 03 May 2019
The populist approach of successive Nigerian governments since the 1970s is impoverishing the nation and holding the economy back, says Kingsley Moghalu, a lawyer and political economist. Moghalu, in a statement, ‘Beyond Minimum Wage: The Limits of Populism and the Need for Fundamental Economic Reforms’, issued in Abuja on Thursday, congratulated labour and the Federal []
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Nigerian states generate N1.1trn in 2018 as Ondo records fastest IGR growth
Fri, 03 May 2019
Ondo State outran 35 other states in the country in the accrual of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in 2018, latest states IGR data by the National Bureau of Statistics have shown. Ondo grew its IGR by more than double to N24.79 billion in 2018 from N10.93 billion achieved a year earlier, causing the state to []
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Again, Reps summon Buhari over killings, banditry
Fri, 03 May 2019
The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on measures being taken to tackle the rising cases of killing, banditry, armed robbery and kidnapping in parts of the country. The House had on April 11, 2019 extended the same invitation to the President, giving him 48 hours ultimatum to []
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Lessons in ageing
Fri, 03 May 2019
Ageing has become a thing these days because millennials seem to be in a world of their own where parents and older relatives are often excluded. As the world spins on its axis, we see the most amazing elder abuse going on. Either the elders are attacked by miscreants for money or they are attacked []
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Solidarity forever!
Fri, 03 May 2019
Last Wednesday 1 May was Labour Day. I have great esteem for working people. Every day, as early as 7.00 am, as I saunter out of my shower to grab a cup of tea, I often see across the distant horizon that labourers in the building sites are already at work. As early as 5.00 []
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Apapa: Logistics, infrastructure delay opening of Lilypond Terminal, Trailer Park
Fri, 03 May 2019
Contrary to expectations, the opening of the Lilypond Terminal in Ijora and Trailer Park on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos earlier scheduled for yesterday (Thursday) and today (Friday) is being delayed due to logistics and infrastructure challenges, BusinessDay findings have revealed. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Federal Ministry of Works had on Monday assured []
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Rising co-working locations underpins growth in start-ups, millennial population
Fri, 03 May 2019
Contrary to high vacancy rates for Grade A office buildings resulting from space oversupply across major cities of Nigeria, development and demand for co-working locations are on the rise, underpinning growth in the start-up community and millennial population in the country. Co-working spaces, commonly called collaborative work-spaces, are today in high demand driven largely by []
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High unemployment rates in Q3 2018: What other states can learn from South West
Fri, 03 May 2019
Unemployment rate in Nigeria rose from 14.4 percent at the end of the first quarter of 2017 to 23.1 percent by the end of the third quarter of 2018, based on the data provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). If you haven’t understood the implication of that, the next statement should remove any []
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Stock market kicks off new trading month in green
Fri, 03 May 2019
Nigerian stock market on Thursday May 2 halted a three-day sell pressure to kick-off the new trading month in the green. Though, at the close of equities trading session on the 9th floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), only 21 companies gained as against 26 losers. The equities market closed on a positive note []
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Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke renews call for listing of government projects on the NSE
Fri, 03 May 2019
The professor, Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, who is longest- serving Director-General of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE), has renewed her call for listing of government commercial ventures and small businesses on the NSE as the only guarantee for sustainability, profitability and continuity. Okereke-Oyiuke made the renewed call in an exclusive interview with BusinessDay in Bonny at the []
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