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Re-imagining the Business School Model – by Austin Okere

This pandemic has uncovered the soft underbelly of our unwillingness to think beyond the present and anticipate future eventualities. There have been various experiences and pronouncements regarding the education of our youth in the past couple of weeks. At the local secondary level, my son’s school completed the syllabus for the current term through online …

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uLesson Education Introduces Junior Secondary School Library

Nigeria’s Ed-tech start-up, uLesson Education Limited, has expanded the content library on the uLesson app to include lessons for Junior Secondary School students. This new library went live on the uLesson app on July 7, 2020. The uLesson app launched in March 2020, with a Senior Secondary School library, covering Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. …

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HP Introduces New Multifunctional Printers for Nigerian Families

…The model offers more options and fewer costs HP Inc. has introduced new printing devices for home use for its consumers in Nigeria, and around the world. They include the Deskjet 2300, Deskjet 2700, Deskjet Plus 4100, DeskJet Plus Ink Advantage 6000 and DeskJet Plus Ink Advantage 6400. The new multi-functional products are designed specifically …

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Always Look on the Bright Side of Life! – FBNQuest

With apologies to Monty Python for having borrowed the title of this column, we are looking for some positives to have emerged from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many personal stories of generosity and sacrifice: our favourite is that of the Catholic priest in his seventies who gave up his bed in …

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OUR YOUTHS AND THE SURGING DRUG CULTURE: One hit is too much and a thousand is not enough

by Austin Okere Nigerian reggae legend Majek Fashek dies at 57; was the screaming headline on BBC.com on June 02. Fashek died in his sleep on 2 June 2020 in New York City. He was 57 and was battling oesophagal cancer, while also known to be suffering from drug addiction. Initially going by the stage …

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Propertymart boosts affordable housing, allocates plots at Fairmont Hilltop Estate

Propertymart Real Estate Investment Limited has intensified its effort to provide affordable housing to Nigerians with the allocation of plots of land to subscribers at Scheme Two of its Fairmont Hilltop Estate, Alagbado, Lagos. Subscribers to the residential scheme, an affordable housing initiative, were full of commendations for the Company as they took possession of …

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LASUTH Holds First Virtual Meeting on Managing COVID-19 Incidence

The management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital held its first virtual meeting on managing COVID-19 through a virtual platform recently. The well-attended meeting drew about 250 participants from various parts of the State and the United Kingdom. While welcoming speakers and participants to the historic meeting, the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo …

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Raising Finance to Acquire A Marginal Field? Key Issues to Consider – FBNQuest

On the 1st of June 2020, the Federal Government of Nigeria (“FGN”) via the Department of Petroleum Resources (“DPR”) formally announced the commencement of the long-awaited marginal field bid round. According to the guidelines published by the DPR, a marginal field is defined as a field that has been discovered and left unattended for a …

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Some of the Tools for the Job in Hand – FBNQuest

The principal losers from COVID-19, as with other global viruses and all national disasters, are the poorest members of society. They have fewer if any savings. They generally live on top of one another. Their income is received in cash because their jobs, if any, are not secure. They depend upon the state for education …

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Safeguarding our Communities through the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Olga Arara-Kimani, Regional Head of Corporate Affairs and Brand & Marketing, Standard Chartered Africa & Middle East Financial leaders are at a tipping point. The choices they are making today will become the bedrock of the industry for years to come. Most organisations have been forced to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic without the …

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