How to influence people without making them feel like you're telling them what to do, using one simple phrase

26 June 2019
How to influence people without making them feel like you're telling them what to do, using one simple phrase

Jason Aten • If you want to influence people to do something, your job is to tell customers what they should do without making them feel like you're telling them...

Emefiele adopts ‘Soludo Solution’, as banks are required to boost capital base

25 June 2019
Emefiele adopts ‘Soludo Solution’, as banks are required to boost capital base

Depreciation of the naira between 2004 when the last banking sector recapitalisation took place and now has cut the value of the capital of each Deposit Money Bank by about...

Facebook just launched the latest strike in its cold war with Apple

25 June 2019
Facebook just launched the latest strike in its cold war with Apple

Jake Kanter • Facebook and Apple's cold war continued on Monday. • Nick Clegg, Facebook's head of global affairs and a top lieutenant to CEO Mark Zuckerberg, suggested that the...

The best bosses in the world do these 10 things

24 June 2019
The best bosses in the world do these 10 things

If your company can train and promote managers who do these 10 things, you'll build trust and inspire your people to become the best versions of themselves. A company could...

CBN promises 7-year loans to NYSC members to establish businesses

22 June 2019
CBN promises 7-year loans to NYSC members to establish businesses

Central Bank of Nigeria has said it will offer loans to National Youth Service Corps members to start small and medium scale enterprises, which they will repay in seven years....

5 signs you’re doing the job you were born to do, according to experts

22 June 2019
5 signs you’re doing the job you were born to do, according to experts

Lindsay Tigar If you're in the right role, you're excited about your responsibilities, deliverables, and impact on your team. How can you tell your current gig is actually right for...

Facebook's Project Libra: 5 things to know about the new cryptocurrency

19 June 2019
Facebook's Project Libra: 5 things to know about the new cryptocurrency

After months of speculation, Facebook finally announced details about its new cryptocurrencyon Tuesday morning. The digital currency, called Libra, will be available starting next year to the billions of people...

Zuckerberg's 'shadow bank': Pushback against Facebook's new cryptocurrency has already begun

19 June 2019
Zuckerberg's 'shadow bank': Pushback against Facebook's new cryptocurrency has already begun

Isobel Asher Hamilton • Facebook announced the launch of its new cryptocurrency, Libra, on Tuesday. But critics already have their doubts. • France's finance minister was among the first to...

Ghana gains as foreign investment into Nigeria drops by 43% - UN

14 June 2019
Ghana gains as foreign investment into Nigeria drops by 43% - UN

Foreign direct investment in Nigeria, Africa’s top oil producer, plunged by 43 per cent to $2bn, according to a United Nations report. Reutersreported on Thursday that investors were put off...

Rivers, Delta, other south-south states lead in alcohol spending - NBS

14 June 2019
Rivers, Delta, other south-south states lead in alcohol spending - NBS

Alcohol consumption is a big business in Nigeria with consumers spending just less than a quarter of a trillion naira in 2016. According to the latest data from the nation’s...

Denying Bloomberg report, CBN says not scrapping multiple exchange rates

13 June 2019
Denying Bloomberg report, CBN says not scrapping multiple exchange rates

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday refuted reports that it had floated the naira, Nigeria’s currency. Director, Corporate Communications, CBN, Mr. Isaac Okoroafor, stated this in reaction to a Bloomberg...

CBN hints at scrapping multiple exchange rates

12 June 2019
CBN hints at scrapping multiple exchange rates

Central Bank of Nigeria signaled it will allow Naira to weaken past its official rate as it gradually unwinds its regime of multiple exchange rates, data on its website shows....

Nigeria’s economy won’t grow for these reasons - Dangote

10 June 2019
Nigeria’s economy won’t grow for these reasons - Dangote

President of Dangote Group, Mr Aliko Dangote, says the availability of consumer credit facility is an important option in fighting corruption in the country. Dangote said this on Saturday in...

15 sentences that most successful, genuinely likable employees say at the office

06 June 2019
15 sentences that most successful, genuinely likable employees say at the office

Taylor Tobin, Fairy God Boss • Want to stand out as a particularly collaborative colleague? Continually making yourself available to help with professional projects is one auspicious way to start....

The richest people do one thing that makes them richer. Here’s it

03 June 2019
The richest people do one thing that makes them richer. Here’s it

Emmie Martin Suze Orman: Rich people all do this one thing that makes them even richer From the outside, being a part of the 1 percent looks like an all-access...

Manufacturing declined by N78bn in Q1 2019 - NBS

02 June 2019
Manufacturing declined by N78bn in Q1 2019 - NBS

Manufacturing sector recorded a decline of about N77.92bn in output in the first quarter of this year, figures obtained from National Bureau of Statistics have revealed. An analysis of Gross...

Nigeria has become Africa's money-losing machine - Forbes

01 June 2019
Nigeria has become Africa's money-losing machine - Forbes

Want to lose money in one of Africa’s biggest markets? Put it to work in Nigeria. Despite sitting on nearly 40 billion barrels of proven oil reserves and over $48...

SEC removes Tinubu, 5 others from Oando, bars them from public companies

01 June 2019
SEC removes Tinubu, 5 others from Oando, bars them from public companies

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday barred Group Chief Executive Officer of Oando Plc, Mr Wale Tinubu, and his deputy, Mr Omamofe Boyo, from holding director positions of public...

Extroverts have 4 consistent advantages over everyone else at work

29 May 2019
Extroverts have 4 consistent advantages over everyone else at work

Shana Lebowitz • An extrovert has a leg up over introverts at work, according to a new study. • For example, extroverts are more skilled at schmoozing with coworkers. They...

These are 7 types of people who never succeed at work

27 May 2019
These are 7 types of people who never succeed at work

Una Dabiero There are seven common professional personalities that never succeed at work, along with their tell-tale signs. Those who are on the low end of the emotional intelligence (EQ)...

Nigeria lost N4.6tn to import waivers in 2 years - FG

24 May 2019
Nigeria lost N4.6tn to import waivers in 2 years - FG

Federal government has stated that it lost N4.6 trillion to waivers granted to importers in 2017 and 2018. As part of her commitment to block leakages and improve revenue base...

FG plans to involve youths in export business - NEPC

22 May 2019
FG plans to involve youths in export business - NEPC

A major corporate focus of Nigerian Export Promotion Council, NEPC, in the coming months, will be systematic involvement of many Nigerian youths in exporting Nigerian products to African countries and...

Soon, you won’t need to own gas cylinders to buy cooking gas. Here’s how

22 May 2019
Soon, you won’t need to own gas cylinders to buy cooking gas. Here’s how

Federal Government is coming up with a policy that will remove ownership of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) cylinders from consumers. It stated that the move would help deepen the...

Niger state gov’s dad, 10 others revealed as owners of MTN Nigeria

20 May 2019
Niger state gov’s dad, 10 others revealed as owners of MTN Nigeria

Last Saturday’s listing of MTN Nigeria shares on Premium Board of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has made it possible to identify shareholders of the telecoms firm. Many Nigerians believed the...

Shake-up in NNPC, subsidiaries, as 50 top managers lose positions

20 May 2019
Shake-up in NNPC, subsidiaries, as 50 top managers lose positions

There has been a massive reorganisation of top management staff of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, as about 50 senior personnel of the oil firm and its subsidiaries have either been...

Oil surges after OPEC indicates it will maintain output cuts

20 May 2019
Oil surges after OPEC indicates it will maintain output cuts

Oil rose to multi-week highs on Monday after OPEC indicated it will likely maintain production cuts that have helped support prices this year, while tensions continued to escalate in the...

FG to collect VAT on online transactions - FIRS

19 May 2019
FG to collect VAT on online transactions - FIRS

Federal Inland Revenue Service ((FIRS) plans to extend Value Added Tax (VAT) to online transactions soon, according to chairman of the agency, Mr. Babatunde Fowler. He said in New York...

MTN listing on NSE increases market value by N1.8trn

17 May 2019
MTN listing on NSE increases market value by N1.8trn

Listing MTN Nigeria Communications Plc on Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, yesterday, boosted market capitalisation by N1.8trillion, even as the limited supply of the shares constrained deals. Consequently, NSE market capitalisation...

I interviewed 100 of the world’s wealthiest people and learned 4 tricks that explain how the super-rich get to the top - and stay there

17 May 2019
I interviewed 100 of the world’s wealthiest people and learned 4 tricks that explain how the super-rich get to the top - and stay there

Greg Reid • Greg Reid interviewed 100 of the world's richest people — from entertainment pioneers to real estate tycoons — to find out how they built their wealth and...

NSE approves price for MTN share

15 May 2019
NSE approves price for MTN share

Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday approved the listing of MTN Nigeria shares on the nation’s bourse. A senior management at NSE, who pleaded anonymity, said MTN Nigeria’s application for listing...

No money to start? No problem. Try these 5 options to fund your business

15 May 2019
No money to start? No problem. Try these 5 options to fund your business

Sujan Patel Follow these simple guidelines to fund the business of your choosing for little to no capital. As mentioned previously, you can use sites such as Fiverr or Elance...

Buhari reappoints Emefiele CBN gov for second term

10 May 2019
Buhari reappoints Emefiele CBN gov for second term

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele has been reappointed for a five-year tenure by President Muhammadu Buhari. The news of his reappointment was broken when Senate President Bukola...

Emir of Kano, others appointed into MTN Board

04 May 2019
Emir of Kano, others appointed into MTN Board

MTN Group has announced significant changes to its Board of Directors with the Emir of Kano, Mr Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, getting on the board by July 1, 2019. Another Nigerian,...

O'dua group appoints new MD/CEO for Western Hotels

03 May 2019
O'dua group appoints new MD/CEO for Western Hotels

Odua Investment Company Ltd, holding company for the joint investments owned by the 6 States of southwest has announced the appointment of Mr Abimbola Alagbe as new Managing Director/CEO of...

Nigeria finding it difficult to sell crude oil in international markets - Report

02 May 2019
Nigeria finding it difficult to sell crude oil in international markets - Report

About 15 to 20 cargoes of Nigerian crude oil from the April loading programme remain unsold despite the cut in selling prices. Some of those cargoes are expected to be...

Here's how to know workers who’ll quit 9 months in advance

02 May 2019
Here's how to know workers who’ll quit 9 months in advance

Jessica Stillman • A new survey of 34 million employees in 125 countries carried out by employee engagement platform Peakon insists it's possible to know who in your office will...

Economy bleeds, households in darkness, as power generation drops by half

30 April 2019
Economy bleeds, households in darkness, as power generation drops by half

Nigeria’s economy over the weekend witnessed a major setback as consumers – individuals, households, companies and others experienced prolonged power outages, following a huge drop of power supply from 4,000...

Nigeria’s oil exports plunge as oil companies declare force majeure

30 April 2019
Nigeria’s oil exports plunge as oil companies declare force majeure

Exports of Nigerian crude oil have suffered a significant disruption as two international oil companies operating in the country declared force majeure on two crude grades. Force majeure is a...

CBN to withdraw dirty, mutilated notes from circulation

29 April 2019
CBN to withdraw dirty, mutilated notes from circulation

A large proportion of the N7.9 trillion pieces of naira notes in circulation are dirty, mutilated, unfit for Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and over-the-counter payments, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...

Oil falls after Trump urges greater OPEC output to replace Iranian oil

29 April 2019
Oil falls after Trump urges greater OPEC output to replace Iranian oil

Oil prices fell on Monday, extending a slump from Friday that ended weeks of rallying, after President Donald Trump demanded that producer club OPEC raise output to soften the impact...