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Pension Fund Hits N12.66trn, Says PenCom

The National Pension Commision (PenCom), on Monday disclosed that pension fund assets had risen to N12.66 trillion as at June 30, 2021, with contributors under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) hitting the 9.38 million mark.  Speaking at the 2021 Journalist Workshop in Lagos on Monday, the Director General, PenCom , …

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Oluwasina Phillip The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum has said that the Federal Government was committed to boosting the economy through gender focused activities that foster an enabling environment and stimulate economic activities for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Minister stated …

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Farmers Seek More Funding Support For Mushroom Production

Ebuka Daniel The Nigerian mushroom sub-sector can contribute N1.8trn to the country’s revenue base if properly developed by the Federal government. The Chairman of the Mushroom Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria, Michael Awunor disclosed this at the inaugural summit of the National Mushroom Growers, Processors and Marketers Association …

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FG To Provide 20,000 Jobs Annually For Graduates

Ebuka Daniel Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has unveiled plans by the federal government to launch a job fellowship scheme for graduates under which 20,000 youths will be employed annually. Osinbajo said the programme was being supported by the European Union (EU), Dangote Group, Bua Cement, Lafarge Cement, Visa, Microsoft, among …

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AfDB urges enablers to apply for funding to support women entrepreneurs

Babajide Iletogun This Month, the African Development Bank Group is launching a call for proposals for projects enhancing the viability and sustainability of women entrepreneurship enablers. Women’s business associations, incubators, accelerators, and cooperatives that advance women’s entrepreneurship, can apply for funding for innovative projects or programs to bolster the skills …

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New UNIDO DG To Emerge In July As Three Candidates Nominated For Position

Oluwasina Phillip The governments of the State of Bolivia, Ethiopia and Germany have nominated candidates for the post of Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The nominations received by the President of UNIDO’s Industrial Development Board, in accordance with applicable legislative procedures, consist of Bernardo Calzadilla Sarmiento …

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