FirstBank partners LSETF to offer funding at attractive interest rate to low-cost private schools in Lagos State

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider, has announced its partnership with Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) in a matching fund scheme.  The scheme aims to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on low-cost private schools by ensuring lending at an attractive interest rate.

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NCDC hosts inaugural meeting of National Antimicrobial Resistance Coordination Committee

The threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is growing at an alarming rate and the situation is aggravated due to the inappropriate use of antimicrobials. Self-medication is a common practice where patients often get antimicrobials without prescription and through unregulated supply chains. This results in the exposure of pathogens to antimicrobials that do not work sufficiently, thus increasing the chances of acquiring resistance and all its consequences. The emergence of multidrug-resistant organisms has led to increased mortality and economic burden. The Federal Government of Nigeria is contributing to the global response to the AMR threat, including the establishment of a committee that will work together to advocate for the responsible use of antimicrobials.

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Nigeria urges leaders of destination countries to insist on repatriation of illicit funds, proceeds

Leading the call for an effective global action against Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) and related vices, which is negatively impacting progress in developing countries especially in Africa, Nigeria’s  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN has called for an overhaul of the international tax system in order to tackle the scourge.

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Wema Bank sets to hold innovation challenge, calls for entries to Pitch Solutionsin Agritech, Healthtech, others

Advances in banking and financial technology means more efficient solutions in dealing with the demands of an evolving market. As a bank marked with an identity of innovation, Wema Bank is a proven incubator of inventions and creative solutions, traits that continue to remain the hallmark of its operations long after its establishment in 1945.

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African Risk Capacity Limited Partners with Insuretech Pula to Deliver Best-in-Class Agric Index Insurance Products to Protect African Farmers

The African Risk Capacity Limited (ARC Ltd), the commercial subsidiary of African Risk Capacity Group (ARC Group), has announced a partnership agreement with Pula to deliver best-in-class agriculture index insurance products to protect African farmers from climatic risks.

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