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FINAL CALL!!! Applications To The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Closes March 31

FINAL CALL!!! Applications To The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Closes March 31—The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, will close applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme on its TEFConnect digital platform (www.tefconnect.com) on March 31.

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FINAL CALL!!! Applications To The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Closes March 31The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, will close applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme on its TEFConnect digital platform (www.tefconnect.com) on March 31.

This year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption to economic activities.

 

To address the unique challenges arising from the pandemic, lift millions out of poverty and create sustainable employment across the continent, the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme will empower over 3,500 young African entrepreneurs in collaboration with global partners.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which celebrated ten years of impact in 2020, is empowering a new generation of African entrepreneurs, through the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.  Successful applicants receive a world-class business training, mentorship, non-refundable seed capital up to $5,000, and global networking opportunities.  The Programme is open to entrepreneurs across Africa, both new start-ups and existing young businesses, operating in any sector.

According to the Director of Partnerships & Communications at the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Somachi Chris-Asoluka, “Africa’s growing, and active youth population must take advantage of this opportunity and apply for the programme before the 31st of March, as their full participation will create a pathway to economic prosperity. This year, we have the capacity to empower more African entrepreneurs than ever, further ensuring that they have adequate training, funding and mentorship to boost their performance. It is time for young African entrepreneurs to embrace this much-needed support system to enable thriving and sustainable economic activity. We believe we will continue to see exponential change in sectors across the continent.”

Applications To The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Closes March 31

The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s $100million Entrepreneurship Programme, launched in 2015 to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years, is now entering its 7th year and has empowered to date, over 9,000 young African entrepreneurs from 54 African countries.

Prospective applicants should apply on the digital networking hub for African entrepreneurs, www.tefconnect.com.

 

 

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Trending #PantamiWillStay Is A Very Stupid Idealogy – Man Declares

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Trending #PantamiWillStay Is A Very Stupid IdealogyMan Declares—The Genius Media Nigeria reports that a Nigerians have taken to their social media to express displeasure over the trending #PantamiWillStay moment some Nigerians believes the minister for communication, Sheikh Isa Pantami should stay irrespective of any allegation.

Recall that in the early hour of Friday, Nigerians calls fro the removal of the minister over an alleged ties with Boko Haram.

Reacting to the trending hashtag, the aggrieved man tweet saying: People aren’t saying #PantamiResign because he’s a Muslim. They’re saying #PantamiResign because he said. He supports Taliban and Al-Qaeda, not Boko Haram. He also said

Trending #PantamiWillStay Is A Very Stupid Idealogy - Man Declares

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People aren’t saying #PantamiResign

because he’s a Muslim. They’re saying #PantamiResign because he said. He supports Taliban and Al-Qaeda, not Boko Haram. He also said. We’re happy whenever unbelievers are being killed. Trending #PantamiWillStay is a very stupid idealogy.

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JUST IN: WTO Ranks Nigeria As No 1 Importing Country In Africa

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JUST IN: WTO Ranks Nigeria As No 1 Importing Country In Africa

JUST IN: WTO Ranks Nigeria As No 1 Importing Country In AfricaThe Genius Media Nigeria reports that the World Trade Organisation, WTO, has ranked Nigeria as the number one importer of commercial services in Africa in 2020.

Nigeria ranks 25th commercial importer in the world but the first commercial importer in Africa followed by Egypt.

While Egypt and Morocco made the list of world exporters led by the United States, Nigeria was conspicuously absent in the global commercial exporters’ list.

The US also ranked first in the commercial importers’ list followed by China, United Kingdom and Japan; while US, UK, China and India topped the exporters’ list.

JUST IN: WTO Ranks Nigeria As No 1 Importing Country In Africa

WTO noted that preliminary estimates were based on quarterly statistics.

“Figures for a number of countries and territories have been estimated by the Secretariat,” it said.

“Data for 2020 are not yet available for the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, commercial services exports were valued at US$72 billion and imports at US$73 billion.”

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BREAKING: Central Bank Includes Sugar And Wheat On FX Restriction List

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BREAKING: Central Bank Includes Sugar And Wheat On FX Restriction ListThe Genius Media nigeria reports that the Central Bank of Nigeria has announced plans to place sugar and wheat on its FX restriction list.

This reliable platform gathered this information via the Apex bank verified Twitter handle in a statement credited to the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele.

BREAKING: Central Bank Includes Sugar And Wheat On FX Restriction List

The tweet stated: “Sugar and Wheat to go into our FX restriction list. We must work together to produce these items in Nigeria rather than import them. #Emefiele.”

 

The CBN governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, had earlier (on Thursday) given this hint while on an inspection visit to the proposed $500 million sugar processing facility in Nasarawa state, belonging to Dangote Sugar.

In 2015, the CBN listed 41 items that had been placed on its FX restriction list citing that the move was necessary to conserve the nation’s foreign reserve and boost local production of the items on the restriction list.

Some of the items which made the 2015 list are margarine, poultry and eggs, rice, and cement.

In 2020, the apex bank included maize in its FX restriction list.

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