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Stakeholders in the health and nutrition sector have called for dietary diversification in Nigeria, to reduce the rate of malnutrition and curtail protein deficiency in the nation. The call was made during a recent Protein Challenge webinar themed: “Protein deficiency: Bridging the knowledge gap”. Speaking at the session, Professor Henrietta Nkechi Ene-Obong, Nutritionist and Professor of…

Crown Flour Mill Limited an Olam Group company, has emerged the Most Active Corporate in the FX Futures Market, in the domestic (non-bank) category, at the 2020 Financial Market Dealer Quotation (FMDQ) Gold Awards announced on Friday, November 6, 2020. The wheat milling firm and makers of a rich portfolio of food brands beat two…

Professionals in the nutrition and healthcare industry have agreed that using the food-based approach is one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent malnutrition. This, they explained, begins with adequate nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life and adequate maternal and adolescent nutrition. This assertion was made by panelists at the Protein Challenge Webinar…

The Nigerian private sector experienced a positive start to the final quarter of 2020 with output and new orders both rising at a robust and accelerated pace. Firms continued to expand purchasing activity and employment in line with higher levels of new work. Sufficient capacity and higher staffing numbers led to another decline in the…

Standard Bank is participating in the China International Import Expo (CIIE) this year for the third time, as it proves to be an invaluable platform for exposing African client businesses to opportunities in the world’s largest consumer markets. The third rendition of CIIE, to be held between November 5 and 10 in Shanghai, is one…

As business conditions steadily improve and business confidence remains positive, Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, has urged Nigerians to maximise savings and investment opportunities available to them. The foremost financial institution has advised customers to be deliberate in achieving their savings and investment goals in order to access rewarding…

In furtherance of efforts to stem the tide of protein deficiency in the country, especially in the light of the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Nigerians have been advised to complement their meals with protein food sources.   Beatrice Oganah (PhD), a nutritionist and Chief Lecturer at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos, who…

Verve, a leading payments technology company and card scheme in Africa, on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 announced a partnership with dLocal, the leading cross-border payment platform connecting global merchants to emerging markets, enabling the company add Verve’s 47 million cards and tokens on its payment platform. With the partnership in place, dLocal’s 450+ global online…

The Federal Government has been called upon to urgently develop and implement a national protein-led nutrition policy to address and curtail the rising incidence of protein deficiency in Nigeria. Dr. Adepeju Adeniran, a professional physician and an experienced public health expert, who made this call recently, noted that efforts to effectively tackle protein deficiency must…

In a bid to increase financial literacy amongst the younger generation, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, recently held virtual sessions to educate preteens and teenagers on how to develop a savings and investment culture. Through its New School Money Initiative, the organisation aims to improve and deepen the financial knowledge of Nigerian children. This year’s event…

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