Nigeria: Youth-owned registered businesses could apply for up to N3m, as FG launches N75b youth investment fund

WorldStage Newsonline– Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has launched the N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) recently approved by Federal Government as youth-owned registered businesses could apply for up to N3 million while  a non-registered business could draw up to N250,000.

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Nigerian start-up is one sip closer to share of $1m Chivas Venture Fund

Social enterprise, Soupah, is preparing to go head-to-head in a series of spirited pitches with 25 of the hottest start-ups from around the world. Ifeoluwa Olatayo and her business Soupah has won the Nigerian final of the Chivas Venture; a global competition from leading blended Scotch whisky Chivas that gives away $1 million in no-strings funding every year to social businesses that blend profit and purpose to have a positive impact on the world.

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Uganda, Ghana, Botswana top on women business owners in the world -Mastercard Index

The third edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE) has listed three African countries as global leaders in terms of women-owned businesses. Uganda, Ghana and Botswana are ranked as the top three countries with the highest percentages of women-owned businesses across the 58 markets evaluated around the world.

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UBA grows net profit by 32.3%, as gross earnings hit N428.22b in Q3 2019

United Bank for Africa Plc, the pan African financial institution with a network that spans 20 African countries, the United Kingdom, the USA and with presence in Paris, has announced impressive performance in its unaudited 2019 Third Quarter Financial Results, with significant growth in Gross Earnings, which rose to N428.22 billion, representing a 14.2 percent increase when compared to N374.8billion recorded in September 2018.

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