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Leadway Assurance To Empower 1,000 New Franchise Business Owners

Leadway Assurance has announced its Franchise Branch Ownership Opportunity scheme, called: Revolupreneur, a third-party opportunity for 1,000 enthusiastic entrepreneurs to build their businesses and profit from the imminent growth of the Insurance sector. The scheme is a “no fees” franchise for supporting the franchisees with franchise software, applications, advertising and promotions. It was conceived to deepen the penetration rate in the retail insurance market in Nigeria. The Revolupreneur scheme is open to business-minded small and medium enterprises (SME) owners, corporate officers or salespersons looking to make extra income, entrepreneurs seeking to explore more profitable ventures and any other person interested ...
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2.5m Children To Be Immunised Against Measles In Kano

Over 2.5 million children within the range of nine months and five years are expected to be vaccinated against measles in the 44 local government areas of Kano State. Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje made the disclosure during the launch of Measles Immunisation Exercise in Faragai town in Albasu Local Government Area of the state. A statement signed, on Wednesday, by Alhaji Ismail Garba Gwammaja, the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Health, said the Governor was represented by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Kabiru Ibrahim Getso. The governor, said the statement, described measles as a dangerous disease which could affect ...
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900 Traders Benefit From ENSG Empowerment Grants Of N45m

No fewer than 900 traders have benefitted from the Enugu State Government on-going empowerment grant to market traders, to boost their trade in the state in the last one year. The Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mr Sam Ogbu-Nwobodo, disclosed this in an interview with the press in Enugu. Ogbu-Nwobodo said the state government had also spent N45 million for the programme within the period under review. He promised that the programme would go around 37 markets in the state; both urban and rural based. The commissioner said that the grant was open to all traders in the state, irrespective ...
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Foreign Shipping Firms Re-introduce Congestion Fee At Nigerian Ports

Foreign shipping companies have re-introduced fee for congestion due to inefficiency on the seaside at the nation’s seaports, LEADERSHIP findings have revealed. Nigeria had been saving over N320 billion yearly for the past 11 years before the return of the levy at seaports. Congestion fee is slated when there is an incident of cargoes piling up at the Quay apron and stacking area and is not being moved out. Investigations showed that shipping companies now ask importers to pay this surcharge ahead, even before the ship arrives in the shore of Nigeria. An accounting firm, Akintola Williams Deloitte, in its ...
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Naira Firms At N363/$ As CBN Pushes In $195m

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday continued its intervention at the foreign exchange market injecting another $195 million into the inter-bank market to buy liquidity, even as the naira remained stable at the parallel market. In spite of the intervention the value of the naira at the official market was down to N306 from N305.95 which it closed last week while it closed at N360.20 at the Investors and Exporters window. Figures released by the CBN showed that it offered the total sum of $100million to the Wholesale segment, while the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) segment received the ...
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Nigeria Gets $64.63m From Sale Of Power To Benin, Niger Republics

The Federal Government has made $64.6 million revenue from sale of electricity to neighbouring Benin and Niger republics, Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola gave the figure in an address presented at the 21st meeting of the Power Sector Stakeholders Conference in Asaba. The minister said that the government had made efforts to recover the huge debt owed by its international customers to reduce liquidity challenges in the power sector. “Only recently, the federal government received the sum of $64.630.65 million from the republics of Benin and Niger for electricity power supplied to these two ...
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CBN Produces 7.1m Jobs Through Mediations

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said it has created over 7.086 million jobs directly as at August this year through its several interventions in the real sector even as it plans to increase its reach to farmers though the Anchor Borrowers Programme from 200,000 to 500,000. It said it was going beyond working with only the state governments as it is partnering with the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) to mobilise 300,000 rice farmers who are expected to add at least two million metric tonnes of rice to the national output of the country. Speaking at the CBN ...
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Principles Of Health And Longevity

Health is wealth they say. All human everywhere desire to be in good health. This quest for healthy life has given rise to diverse definitions for health. According to Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 2007, ‘health is simply the absence of physical and mental disease.’ The word health comes from the old English word ‘hale’ meaning wholeness, being whole, sound or well. The definition closest to the meaning of the word health is that given by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, which is “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease.” This definition ...
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NNPC Assures Nigerians Of Problem-Free Products Supply At Xmas

As the festive periods draw near, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has assured that it would ensure a hitch-free supply of petroleum products nationwide during the season. Group managing director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who made the commitment during the inauguration of the board of directors of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), a subsidiary of the NNPC, charged that the company must ensure steady supply of petroleum products even well beyond the festive periods hitherto often characterised by supply hiccups. “The festive season is fast approaching, a period when almost always, people expect queues to happen ...
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Anti-Malaria Campaign Records Major Decline In Disease Prevalence — Minister

The Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole, says the anti-malaria campaign has achieved remarkable progress with the prevalence dropping from 42 per cent in 2012 to 27 per cent in 2015. Adewole said this at the launch of the 2017 Long Lasting Insecticidal (LLI) Nets replacement campaign in Owerri. The minister, who was represented by the National Coordinator, Non-Communicable Diseases Programme of the Ministry, Dr Nnenna Ezeigwe, described the campaign as “absolutely important”, adding that the use of LLI nets had been adjudged the most effective strategy against the disease. He, therefore, urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of using ...
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