FIRS reconfirms support for empowerment program


Africa’s largest entrepreneurship network, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.E) recently met with FIRS chairman, Mr. Babatunde Fowler at his office in Abuja. In the meeting, the Chairman of FIRS acknowledged the role of A.Y.E in development and commended the organization for its growth and impact on entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Africa. The

Corps members to access soft loans for 2017 farming season – DG


The Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.- Gen. Suleiman Kazaure, said on Thursday that arrangements were being made to enable  corps members interested in farming to access soft loans for the 2017 farming season. Inspecting 145 hectares NYSC farmland in Bauchi, Kazaure explained that the aim was to train corps members

BoI partners RUFIN on soft loans for MSMEs


The Bank of Industry (BoI), executor of MarketMoni, one of Federal Government’s social intervention programmes, has sealed a pact with the Rural Finance Institution Building Programme (RUFIN) to provide access to soft loans to 100,000 small businesses. RUFIN is an initiative of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD). The

FAO targets 10m youths in aquaculture programme

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) says its Youth Empowerment in Aquaculture Programme is targeting 10 million youths in West Africa within the next three years. Mr Nourou Tall, the Acting FAO Representative in Nigeria, who said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday,

Osinbajo inaugurates MSMEs Council

Vice President Yemi Osinabjo on Wednesday inaugurated a streamlined and refocused National Council on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Council, which is chaired by the Vice President and assisted by the Minister of Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, has been reduced from an initial membership of 43 to 21. Osinbajo attributed the

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