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EIB, AfDB to boost private sector investment with $70m in Nigeria The European Investment Bank (EIB), and African Development Bank, (AfDB) Thursday, in Abuja, said it has plans to support private sector investment in Nigeria with the establishment of Development Bank of Nigeria. While European Investment Bank is contributing 20m USD in the new financing institution, ADB will contribute  50...
 “Read 500 pages every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” – Warren Buffet. Achieving quality education for all is one of the signs of a sustainable economy yet in Nigeria, just a little above half of the adult population...

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$30,000 from Facebook, Africa entrepreneurship Award grant and more With support from BMCE Bank of Africa, the Africa Entrepreneurship award is providing African entrepreneurs with $1 million to improve the standard of living and also create job opportunities. The award is aimed to inspire African entrepreneurs to develop businesses across the African continent, thereby creating jobs that improve lives. Read more   World...
Facebook is inviting academic community to respond to their call for research proposal to better understand global illiteracy and accessibility issues. A grant award of up to $30,000 per proposal will be awarded to successful applicants. Research awardees will be expected to contribute to the field of literacy and accessibility through qualitative or quantitative research, including, but not limited to: ...
According to reports by The Vanguard newspaper on the 12th of April, 2018, the Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu was quoted to have a strong belief in the possibility of developing smart cities in the country. In his words, “Smart cities involve the transport system in our localities, communities and states. It involves the sanitary disposal system and...

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ExxonMobil receives champion in sustainability malaria programming award ExxonMobil has received the Champion in Sustainability Malaria Programming award in recognition of its contributions to the fight against malaria in Africa. The award was presented at the West African Corporate Malaria Award Ceremony, which recognizes private sector companies that take extraordinary steps to protect their employees and communities from the disease....
The first Green Chemistry Workshop held recently in Pretoria, South Africa, was organized by the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA), in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Center for Green Chemistryand Green Engineering at Yale University; to address how chemistry and chemical engineering can be done to improve safety, sustainability and efficacy...

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FG Declares State of Emergency in WASH Sector In a bid to revitalize the deplorable situation of the Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in Nigeria towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target for Water and Sanitation by 2030, the Federal Government has declared a state of emergency in the sector. Read more   Shell Moves To Stop Gas Flaring In...
The Humphrey Program was founded in 1978 to honor the memory and accomplishments of the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. The Humphrey Fellowship Program provides mid-career professionals from designated countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia with an opportunity to enhance their professional capabilities through participation in a specialized 10-month...
The Andela Fellowship is a full-time employment opportunity that will enable participants learn how to hone the skills needed to become global technology leaders. Participants will go through four years of intensive learning and real work experience at the world’s leading engineering teams where they will gain the professional and technical skills needed to become global technology leaders. Andelan Fellows will...
Company: Africa Development Bank (AfDB) Position title: Lead Economist Country: Tunisia Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  THE COMPLEX: The position holder contributes to policy dialog and coordinates the Bank’s economic analytical work, with the...

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UK government pledges £61m to fight plastic waste in Commonwealth countries The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, is using a meeting of Commonwealth nations this week to accelerate action against plastic pollution. The government is also to set aside £61.4 million to support efforts against plastic waste and boost global research. Read more   Firm donates boreholes, learning materials to Osun community In line...
The 4th China-Africa Small and Medium Enterprises Convention, organized by Reliconn and Global Alliance of SMEs, is set to hold from May 27th-31st, 2018 in Shanghai, China. Reliconn is a consulting service that helps SMEs trade in the International scene by finding business partners and investors on a daily basis using its current database and relationships. It also organizes business matchmaking Conventions for potential...

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ISO 26000 and Social Audit Expert Certification Course ThistlePraxis Consulting Limited – a Strategy and Assessments Consulting Firm, in partnership with the CSR Company International and the Austrian Standards Institute, is pleased to invite you to the ISO 26000 and Social Audit Expert Training scheduled to hold from June 18 – 22, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria. Read more   UNILAG targets Africa’s research...
JP Morgan in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct is launching its Africa Rising 4.0, which is a 3-month incubation programme in South Africa. The aim of Africa Rising 4.0 is to power digital entrepreneurship and early stage startup growth in Johannesburg. The Africa Rising 4.0 incubation programme is designed and committed to producing leading digital entrepreneurs & technology companies at startup...
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Since the days of the “Greek eisphora”- tax was used for special wartime expenditures, taxes have been a significant constituent of governance across the world. Taxes are a major source of government revenue and a strong driver for economic development in any country, as long as collection and utilisation are approached effectively. In simple definition, taxes are compulsory financial contributions imposed by the...
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) provides the opportunity for large corporations to justify their existence, improve their public image and build relationships with their local communities. CSR offers Public Relations of companies the possibility to restore and maintain the sense of community that has been lost in Contemporary society. The prevailing socio-political and economic conditions in Africa together with the effects...
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