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Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

by Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria     Indeed to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had ...

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Google Launches Online Portal for Nigeria’s 2015 Elections

Google has launched an online portal (http://www.google.ng/elections/) where voters can keep an eye on the latest news about Nigerian politics in the run-up to the general elections in February.     According to Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager for Nigeria, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, ...

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First Bank of Nigeria Unveils Credit System on eCommerce

Those days of saving up all you had only to buy one single product are over. Jumia Nigeria in partnership with Nigeria’s best banking brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited again brings more convenience to Nigerian shoppers with a first of its ...

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Hottest Executive Jobs of 2015

Even as companies continue to look for indicators of ongoing economic growth and stability that could boost overall business confidence, job growth in 2015 should continue to expand incrementally, as it did in 2014. In its 19th annual Hot Jobs ...

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[REGISTER] Effective Cybersecurity Practice & Management

Effective Cybersecurity Practice & Management – Creating Outstanding Cybersecurity Leaders – Duration: Three months Cost – Call/Email   Modules •    Seven weeks — Module 1 (Correspondence) •    One week — Module 2 (In Person, Africa) •    Four weeks — Module 3 (Correspondence)   Short Introduction With the advent ...

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Iowa could become the first U.S. state to make smartphone apps official stand-ins for driver’s licenses as soon as 2016. But the idea of having police officers scan a driver’s smartphone during a traffic stop has left some legal experts wondering about possible privacy and security complications. The Iowa Department of Transportation hopes to offer drivers the choice of using either the traditional plastic card or digital licenses on their smartphones, according to The Des […]


Menorca Millennials is a 20 days FOCUS program in an island just for invited and selected second time entrepreneurs that are building the next big thing   Menorca Millennials—an all-ages program, despite the name—is the brainchild of Marcos Martín, a lobbyist for the European bioenergy industry, and Ricard Garriga, director of strategy at YouNoodle, a San Francisco startup that runs business contests. Garriga says they’re pitching the 20-day retreat as a “distraction-free paradise” where participants […]


by Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria     Indeed to preface this article with a few clarifications. I have taken a long sabbatical leave from partisan politics, and it is real fun watching the drama from the balcony.  Having had my own share of public service (I do not need a job from government), I now devote my time and energy in pursuit of other passions, especially abroad. A few days ago, […]


As internet penetration continues to advance in Africa, so are the perils that come with the increased degree of digital connectivity – cyber crime. However, most organizations lack both proper security plans and trained in-house staff to counter or quickly recover from cyber attacks.   Also, in warfare, the game has gone beyond bullets and ammunitions. Nations wage cyber warfare where they work hard to steal digital assets and secrets of other countries. The 21st […]


EDITOR’S NOTE: The authors are co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their 2015 Annual Letter, from which this article was adapted, is available at www.gatesletter.com. Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet.   We started our foundation in 2000 with the idea that by backing innovative work in health and education, we could help billions of people improve their lives. The progress we’ve seen so far is so exciting that we are […]


Minelab has officially opened the Minelab MEA General Trading LLC facility in Dubai, representing a major strategic advancement for the ‘Gold’ division of its worldwide business.  This significant US $2m recognises Dubai as a key hub for its ‘Gold’ business into the Middle East and Africa. The move will enable Minelab to support the efforts of its excellent dealership network, including its education-based anti-counterfeit strategy.     Since its origins in 1985 Minelab  has been the world leader […]

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Now, more than ever before, print, mobile, and web-based media go hand in hand. Marketers and brand owners are looking for providers who can fulfill marketing campaigns that cross multiple media forms to reach a now multi-channel audience. In September 2013, InfoTrends, in partnership with the North American Publishing Company (NAPCO), surveyed 142 printer service providers, which included 99 print-for-pay and 43 in-plants. Because cross-media and variable data technology enables print service providers to help […]

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