Another era begins

Access Bank Plc begins a new era as its main man; Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede takes a bow after over 11 years in the saddle, leaving behind his soul mate, Hebert Wigwe and a new set of executive directors to pilot the affairs of the bank. But how... Read more →

Scottish estates attract global buyer interest

Many International businessmen, with a passion for beautiful houses, country sports and the great outdoors have an estate in Scotland at the top of their Christmas wish lists, according to property firm Savills. The total value of Scottish estates... Read more →

Pension: Six states remit N26.17bn to RSAs

Six out of 21 state governments that have enacted laws to adjust to the Contributory Pension Scheme have remitted N26.17bn into the Retirement Savings Accounts of their workers registered under the plan. Investigations by our correspondent... Read more →

Average US 30-year mortgage rises

Average United States rates for fixed mortgages crept higher this week but remained low by historical standards. According to the Associated Press, mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.48... Read more →

Conflict shuts in 18% of S’Sudan oil output

South Sudan’s oil production has fallen by 45,000 barrels per day to 200,000 bpd after oilfields in Unity state shut down due to fighting, the petroleum minister said. “We have temporarily shut down oil production in Unity state, which was... Read more →

How to create better customer experience

Did you know the fastest way to be forgotten by your customers is to provide them with a completely average customer experience? Yeah, not a bad one, because for that you will be memorable, just not the way you hope. However, I have long thought... Read more →

BPE to open bids for NIPP plants January

The financial bids for the 10 power plants constructed by the Federal Government under the National Integrated Power Project will open in January, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said. Dikki said... Read more →

QoS: Telecoms subscribers count losses

More than a decade after liberalising the nation’s telecoms industry, telephone subscribers continue to groan under heavy losses occasioned by poor quality of service even as regulator sanctions appear ineffective in stemming the trend, KUNLE... Read more →

Sanusi’s dangerous gaffe

Barely a week after a letter sent to the President by the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi over an alleged non-remittance of huge oil funds caused tremendous stirs; the CBN governor beats a retreat, bites the humble... Read more →

European stocks edge up

European shares inched up on Friday with riskier assets still in demand following a broadly neutral shift in US monetary policy, and the euro dipped after rating agency S&P downgraded the European Union from triple-A. Reuters reported that... Read more →

How many bank accounts do you need?

It sounds simple: one current account and one savings account probably both in just one bank or at most two. But for many of us, life is a little more complicated, and it can be reflected in the number of bank accounts or banks we have.  In... Read more →

No to mobile phone calls on planes — Delta

Delta boss Richard Anderson said the airline will ban mobile phone calls on planes even if United States regulators allow the technology to be used in-flight. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Federal Communications Commission... Read more →

48-hour cargo delivery projection still a mirage

Nearly eight years after the conclusion of Nigeria’s port reform programme designed to enhance efficiency, prompt clearance of cargo has continued to be a mirage despite yearly projection of achieving 48-hour cargo delivery. FRANCIS EZEM reports. Successive... Read more →
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