Recession is tough, but full of opportunities, say CEOs

The ongoing recession forecast to end in third quarter has been adjudged a morale booster for innovation, which has led many corporate organisations to profitability despite the general economic hardship. Already, optimism is high that the worst of the recession is over, although businesses that suffered erosion in bottom lines, and forced them to tweak models to stay in business are still reeling under the effects. Consequently, chief executive officers across sectors, at the Nigeria Stock Exchange-Bloomberg CEO Roundtable, were unanimous that the recession provided an opportunity for entrepreneurs to display dynamism, as it has become a matter of “innovate […]

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Ondo records five cases of Lassa fever

Five fresh cases of Lassa fever were yesterday confirmed in Ondo State with two incidents in Akoko South West council and three in Owo council areas of the state. This created tension in Owo town, which has the higher cases leading to the closure of Achievers University, where a female student was confirmed to have caught the fever.

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Reading culture will boost economic recovery

Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu has disclosed that promoting reading culture among Nigerians would help the country confront its economic challenges. Shaibu who spoke in Benin City ‎at the launch of a book entitled “The Broken Hedge” lamented the declining reading culture among the people stressing, “If Nigeria must exit the club of the third world countries, its people must embrace reading and writing. He said, “The key to success is nothing secret; it is all in the books and you only have to read to discover it. So for me, Nigeria has the potential to become one of […]

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