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Virgin, Vodacom and BUA Group eye former Etisalat Nigeria unit

Virgin Mobile and Vodacom, as well as Bua Group, are among companies interested in acquiring 9mobile, formerly Etisalat Nigeria, according to ThisDay.

Boye Olusanya, CEO, 9mobile. Credit: This Day

Former Etisalat Nigeria, 9mobile, is open to new investors, says CEO Boye Olusanya

Telecoms group 9mobile is open to new investors but will continue to manage the business in the meantime, its chief executive said on Wednesday at an event to officially announce the company’s new name to replace Etisalat Nigeria.

Etisalat Nigeria's new CEO targets profit after regulator rescue

Etisalat Nigeria's new CEO targets profit after regulator rescue

Etisalat Nigeria is focused on getting the telecoms group back on track to make a profit after it was saved from collapse, while working on the paperwork to eventually raise new capital.

Kamar Abass, CEO, Ntel

Nigeria's Ntel seeks $1 billion for mobile broadband growth

Nigerian Internet provider Ntel is seeking more than $1 billion to invest in 4G mobile broadband by 2020 as the owner of the former state landline company seeks to take advantage of a rising number of smartphone users in Africa’s most populous country.

Nigerian pop star, D'banj has been one of the continent's biggest names over the years (Reuters/Afolabi Sotunde)

The sound of young urban Africa is set to take over the world's pop charts

London has long been one of the world’s most influential pop culture centers, particularly with fashion and music.

South Africa's MTN is the most admired brand in Africa

MTN, Samsung and Coca-Cola top list of most admired brands in Africa

Brand Africa has announced that MTN is the overall best brand in Africa and reclaimed the #1 spot as the Most Admired Brand in Africa at a gala launch of the 4th Annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands at Sandton Convention Center.

Globacom remains Nigeria's second-largest phone company, approaching 30 million national subscribers

Globacom remains Nigeria's second-largest phone company, approaching 30 million national subscribers

Globacom now has almost 30 million subscribers on its network, according to the company.

Zain Asher: From May 8th, the British-Nigerian CNN anchor will front the network’s premier weekly business show about Africa and its place within global markets – CNN Marketplace Africa.

CNN International revamps features programming to reflect the modern Africa

CNN International is overhauling two of its major Africa-focused shows as the network reaffirms its commitment to covering the continent’s trends, culture and personalities.

Mike Adenuga, Chairman & CEO, Globacom. Credit: buzznigeria.com

Nigerian billionaire Mike Adenuga's Globacom makes $600M bid for Ivorian mobile phone company

Nigerian mobile operator Globacom‘s founder, Mike Adenuga, has told shareholders that he has made a bid to buy Comium Cote d’Ivoire for USD 600 million including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tayo Oviosu, CEO, Paga

21 Nigerian tech CEOs at the top of their game

Here are 21 of the country’s tech entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game and are making serious waves in the tech space.

Brand Africa 100 - 2014

Fact of the Day: MTN is the most valuable brand in Africa - Brand Africa announces top 100 brands in Africa for 2014

The annual ranking of the most admired and most valuable brands in sub-Sahara Africa, Brand Africa 100, was announced earlier today at the Nairobi Securities Exchange, in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

Folorunsho Alakija of Nigeria is the richest black woman in the world, ahead of Oprah Winfrey, with a personal fortune of $7.3bn from oil and gas. Photograph: Bennett Raglin/Getty Images

Nigerian billionaires dominate African rich list with £49B ($78B) between them

Nigeria has more billionaires than any other country in Africa, including the continent’s wealthiest man and the world’s richest black woman, according to a ranking published this week.

Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group

Nigeria's Aliko Dangote and Mike Adenuga top Venture Africa's list of Africa's richest

Ventures Africa just released its 2014 list of the richest individuals in Africa. The usual suspect, Nigeria‘s Aliko Dangote, tops the list with a net worth of $25.7B.

Oscar Onyema, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange

Nigeria's mobile phone companies move closer to listings on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

The Nigerian Stock Exchange said it’s making headway in persuading the four mobile-phone companies in Africa’s largest economy to sell their shares

Jason Njoku

Top 10 Tech CEOs In Nigeria

Drawing from statistics of Nigeria’s rebased GDP figures, information and communication technologies (ICT) and its sub-sectors are key drivers of Nigeria’s impressive economic growth.