Five important details in business proposal writing

Ozioma Ubabukoh Have a registered business name, and use that business name throughout the proposal except where you have to sign. Corporate organisations don’t relate or discuss business with individuals. To get the attention of organisations or government, you need to have a registered company. If not, none of them would take you seriously. Getting …

FG’s allocation to health sector too poor, says Emeka Anyaoku

Tony Okafor, Awka A former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and others saddled with health care delivery services to give improved funding to the sector. He decried the brain drain in the health sector, blaming various tiers of government for the lapse. The former Commonwealth top official …

The scam elements in external debt

Sheriffdeen A. Tella Debt is a necessary part of prosperous living. Businesses that intend to grow cannot rely solely on the funds of owners. Joint stock businesses start with the idea of few but expand on the funds of shareholders who are in multiples of the original concept developers. The shareholders who lend their funds …

Best ways to scan documents using phone

Anna Okon To be sure, a dedicated scanner is still great to have if you frequently need to scan a large handful of documents. But using your phone also works great if you only have a couple of documents to scan every now and then. The following tips from howtogeek.com should come in handy. How …

Mark, Adeyeye okay PDP ward congresses results

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti A former Senate President, David Mark, and a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, have hailed the outcome of the ward congresses conducted on Saturday in the state. Five hundred and thirty one delegates were elected across the 177 wards in the state in the …

Two UTME candidates get scholarships

Afeez Hanafi Two indigent students in Lagos State have been awarded university scholarships for their brilliant performance in the Senior School Certificate Examinations and Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The beneficiaries – Miss Oladunni Akisanmi and Master Agwu James – won the scholarships at the second edition of the annual University Scholarship Award of the Education …

Police increasing extortion under Idris

Punch Editorial Board Scandals that question the integrity of the police are not scarce in the country. In Lagos and Imo states, the recent squeezing of bribes out of Nigerians posted on the social media grabbed the headlines. These episodes should instruct the police authorities that if any moral re-orientation is on, the impact is …

Publisher, journalist seek to succeed Aregbesola in Osun

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Publisher  of the Nigerian News Direct Newspaper, Dr. Samuel Ibiyemi, and a former Political Editor of the Nigerian Tribune, Mr. Olawale Rasheed, have shown their interest in contesting  the governorship election in Osun State in order to succeed the incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola. While Ibiyemi declared his intention to contest on …

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is

’Nimi Akinkugbe (nakinkugbe@punchng.com) Gbenga Thomas recently got a well-deserved promotion in a leading manufacturing company. He earned a decent income with good perks and had plans to move his family to a new apartment in a nicer neighbourhood. He had managed to save N3.5m for two years’ rent and placed it in a fixed deposit …

Tata to produce 40% of trucks in Nigeria

Rasheed Bisiriyu Tata Africa Services Nigeria Limited says it plans to manufacture 40 per cent of its trucks being sold in the country locally from next year. It also hinted about establishing a production centre for vehicle components in Nigeria as part of its contribution to the development of the nation’s automotive industry. These disclosures …

Federal retirees protest unpaid pensions months after verification

Nike Popoola Some federal retirees have staged a protest on non-payment of their pensions and other entitlements eight months after their verification by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate. During the protest which took place in Lagos, the Defined Benefits Scheme retirees tagged the protest ‘From retirement to grave’ and called on the Federal Government to …

Quantity surveyors seek improvement in profession

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Quantity surveyors in Lagos State have expressed concerns over the challenges facing the profession. They spoke at a business luncheon organised by the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Lagos Chapter, which provided a platform for interaction among members. During the luncheon, the experts brainstormed and proffered solutions to some of the identified challenges. …

Lagos LUC: Academia calls for valuation procedure review

• ‘New tax regime’ll discourage real estate investment’ Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Real estate and tax experts at the University of Lagos have called for the review of certain aspects of the Lagos State Government’s Land Use Charge. One particular aspect focused on was the property valuation method used to determine the LUC rates. According to the …

Insurers get relief from heavy tax burden

Nike Popoola Insurance companies have got some relief from heavy tax burden, which they have been grappling with for many years. The Chairman, Nigerian Insurers Association, Mr. Eddie Efekoha, said this during a press briefing in Lagos. He said, “In the last few weeks, we were all witnesses to the invasion of member companies by …

Ambode promises good governance

Sesan Olufowobi Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State says his administration will continue to keep the ideals and philosophy of the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, alive by ensuring social justice and good governance. Ambode said this on Sunday while inaugurating a new 34-feet statue of the late Fawehinmi at the new Liberty …

LASG trains residents to create jobs

Sesan Olufowobi The Lagos State Government says it will intensify efforts to make residents employers of labour through a series of intervention programmes meant to create jobs. It added the desire to do such had made it to upgrade and expand the existing skills acquisition centres in the state to ensure that every citizen, irrespective …

Robotic Olympics team gets FG’s commendation

Nike Popoola The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has praised the efforts of Team Nigeria that participated at the First Global Robotic Olympics in Washington DC, United States last year for their outstanding performance at the challenge. A statement obtained on Sunday said he made the commendation while receiving the six-member team, their project director, …

FIRS, SMEDAN to increase voluntary tax compliance by MSMEs

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Inland Revenue Service, the Joint tax Board and the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria have entered into a partnership to improve the level of voluntary tax compliance by operators in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector. The collaboration was sealed during a meeting that attracted key …

Structural engineers laud Oshodi bus terminal construction

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Members of the Nigerian Institution of Structural Engineers have urged the company constructing the Oshodi Bus Terminal in Lagos, Planet Project, to ensure quality delivery. They said this during a facility tour of the work site, noting that the structural design was world class. The President, NIStructE, Mr. Eddy Atumonyogo, expressed satisfaction with …

Realty Point, Bersama collaborate on access to housing

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Property development firm, Realty Point Limited, is collaborating with Bersama Real Estate Co-operative Multipurpose Society to ease access to housing. The initiative is expected to make more homes available to aspiring homeowners by improving access to rent-to-own. The Managing Director of Realty Point, Mr. Debo Adejana, stated that rent-to-own, an initiative promoted by …