Category: Opinion

Time to End the Confusion of JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) was created with the best intention of ensuring seamless process of admission into universities in Nigeria by qualified candidates.

For many years, JAMB fulfilled this mandate with admiration and commendation, to the satisfaction of candidates and their parents. Then, JAMB was synonymous with excellence in examination practice-the process was simple and forward. And those that failed to make the mark did not complain, they simply knew they did not measure up to the challenge.

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Win it Like Buhari: 5 Start-up Lessons to Take Away from Nigerian Elections

March 28 was a historic date in Nigeria’s history as it marked the first time the opposition defeated the ruling party in democratic elections in Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy.

Muhammadu Buhari, a former military leader who had ruled Nigeria for a 20-month period in the early 1980s, campaigned as a born-again democrat and saw the tide of public opinion turn in his favor. Here, CNN’s African Start-Up examines Buhari’s campaign strategy and reveals the key business lessons entrepreneurs can adapt for startup success.

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Sub-saharan Africa, Most Expensive Region for Remittance

Sub-saharan Africa is the most expensive region for sending money inform of remittance from other parts of the world, according to the latest report by the World Bank Group. The report listed South Asia as the least expensive.

The World Bank said over $62.5 billion has so far been saved for migrants who send money home to their families in an initiative began in 2005 by the Bank and the international community to reduce the cost of sending money home. Each quarter the World Bank publishes data on how much it costs to send money home.

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