BOI, telecoms launch tech hubs in OAU, UNIOSUN

The Bank of Industry (BOI) and a group of telecommunications companies and commercial banks have teamed up to launch technology hubs at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and Osun State University (UNIOSUN). The objective of Opolo Initiative, as the schemes are called, is to source and harness the potentials of undergraduates and tech entrepreneurs in […]

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25,000 more youths to benefit from FG’s N75b loan

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare Saturday revealed that an additional 25,000 youths are waiting to undergo training to benefit from a N75billion soft loan for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs), which President Muhammadu Buhari approved in 2020. According to him, 6,054 entrepreneurs have so far benefited from the loan. Noting […]

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Buhari hails Tony Elumelu Foundation over selection of 2021 beneficiaries of entrepreneurship programme

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr Tony O. Elumelu over the selection of 4,949 beneficiaries in its 2021 entrepreneurship programme. He praised the industrialist on his remarkable vision in training, mentoring, and funding entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, describing it as “a truly lasting legacy.” A statement […]

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Founders & fixers: Entrepreneurial pursuits of four exceptional women

Patience Bamidele Amaebite (The Springboard), Kalanne Ebiye-Koripamo (Kayge Cosmetics), Ifeoma Egbuonu (CEO, Homey Thrills & GCAP) and Tareela Okene (Dripples Cakes) are young, intelligent, ambitious and innovative Nigerian women who founded their businesses and are nurturing them against all odds. From business growth to skincare and beauty, edutainment and baking, these audacious women spoke to […]

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Importance of public relations to businesses

By Afolabi Akinkuehin Does your business have a public relations strategy? Do you think that applying just a marketing strategy is enough for your business? No matter how small the business, a public relations strategy is essential to your success. What is the difference between marketing and public relations? Marketing is traditionally viewed as promoting […]

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