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Data, Digitization and the Smart Store

December 29, 2017/Mastercard Stephane Wyper Stores are becoming increasingly more connected. The Internet of Things will allow retailers to transform their brick and mortar locations to offer more contextual and… Read more »

FirstBank Convenes Youth Mentoring Session with Ibukun Awosika

December 28, 2017/FirstBank Nigeria Nigeria’s Best Banking Brand, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced it is convening a Youth Mentoring Session, themed “Building a Financially Literate Tribe”. The event… Read more »

Women empowerment: Heritage Bank Partners Folio Group on 60th anniversary of Miss Nigeria

December 27, 2017/Heritage Bank Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider has partnered with Folio Media Group, publishers of the Daily Times to organise the 60th anniversary of… Read more »

Mastercard SpendingPulse: Retail Sales Grew 4.9 Percent this Holiday Season

Shoppers Online and Off Set Spending Record, Giving Many Retail Sectors Much to Celebrate this Year December 26, 2017/Mastercard Mastercard SpendingPulse today reports that holiday sales increased 4.9 percent this year,… Read more »

Tax Policy on SMEs in Nigeria – How Fair?

Culled—Proshare 24/12/2017/ Ani Chizoba, Tax & Regulatory Service, Deloitte  Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the bedrock of the Nigerian economy. They serve as an important source of employment generation,… Read more »

Steinhoff investor Wiese sells part of Shoprite stake

21/12/2017/Reuters South African investor Christo Wiese has sold an additional 1.1 billion rand ($87 million) of shares in supermarket group Shoprite, exchange filings showed on Thursday, after his exposure to… Read more »

Promasidor Among Top 50 Brands

21/12/2017/Promasidor A survey conducted by the Top 50 Brands Nigeria, a research organisation, has picked as Promasidor Nigeria Limited as one of the 2017 top 50 brands in the country…. Read more »

AfDB supports small businesses in East Africa with $15 million

December 21, 2017/AfDB The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved an equity investment of US $15 million in Catalyst Fund II, a second-generation private equity fund… Read more »

Holiday e-Commerce Spending Sees Record Year

December 21, 2017/Mastercard Beth Kitchener Nothing says the holidays like… delivery trucks? As the primary e-Commerce shopping period comes to a close due to shipping deadlines, Mastercard SpendingPulse reports that… Read more »

PwC France and Francophone Africa Names Nadine Tinen Lead Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa Region

December 20, 2017/PwC Nadine Tinen has been named Regional Senior Partner of PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa (, thus also joining the Territory Leadership Team for PwC France & Francophone Africa…. Read more »