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Africa’s leading payment technology and card business, Verve International, has launched a nationwide promo to reward its cardholders with cash prizes and airtime. The promo tagged “The Verve Good Life Promo” kicked off on September 1, 2020 and will run till November 29, 2020. The Verve Good Life Promo seeks to enable Verve’s loyal card…

A leading nutrition expert has urged Nigerians to explore soybeans as a good food source, to alleviate malnutrition and achieve good health. Professor Ibiyemi Olayiwola, Professor of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), who made this assertion recently, described soybeans as an excellent source of protein, with the added advantage of…

A baker is only as good as his flour. The type of flour utilized in the bakery determines the quality of the output which in turn influences patronage and profitability. These 2 factors will ultimately determine whether a bakery will thrive, remain stagnant or perhaps even decline and ultimately close shop. There are certain performance…

While global food supply chains may be starting to heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, food and agri-business, Olam International, underlines the importance of addressing the long-term wellness and operational resilience needs of those small-scale farmers in emerging markets who provide much of the world’s ingredients and raw materials. A survey undertaken by Olam in July…

The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), the body responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the WHO Africa Region (WHO-Afro), has granted the region ‘wild poliovirus free’ status. This follows after Nigeria, the last wild poliovirus endemic country in the region, recorded no new cases in three years – the requisite period…

Food security, nutrition education and the need to increase the nation’s budget for health and nutrition emerged as some of the issues that dominated conversations at the latest Protein Challenge webinar designed  to address the problem of protein deficiency in Nigeria. The webinar, themed: ‘The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition – Connecting the Dots for…

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has partnered the United Nations on an initiative to provide seed funding for women across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. This is in furtherance of the organisation’s commitment to enhancing food security and providing employment for women in…

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it uncertainty, fear and anxiety. These emotions have crept into how most of us carry out our jobs. While we cannot deny that pressure at the workplace is inevitable, the presence and spread of the virus has clearly made such pressure almost unbearable. This pressure, when not carefully managed,…

A lot of people, regardless of whether they effectively use social media or not, would concur that it is a very good engagement tool. Entrepreneurs and marketers are aware that social media is one of the most important marketing channels, enabling a company’s message to be delivered to a large audience with few clicks of…

The Nigerian private sector returned to expansion during July, following three successive months of decline. Both business activity and new orders increased, but the severity of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) downturn meant that spare capacity remained evident, leading to a further reduction in employment. The recent surge in prices extended into the second half…

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