Did you know that Nigeria loses N127bn yearly to cases of Internet frauds across all sectors of theeconomy and N10 billion annually on hosting domain names abroad? Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), a self-regulating body that manages the .ng national resource has said that it is focused on championing the course of ensuring that Nigerians begin to inculcate the culture of registering everything in .ng domain name and then check thecapital flight that goes with hosting such domain name aboard. With 99% of what NiRA has registered being hosted outside Nigeria, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has mapped out strategies to deal with issues of internet abuse by various forms of arrangements. Join us this Sunday on” The Economy and You” as the President of NiRA, Rev. Sunday Folayan, will be in the studio to talk more about NiRA , its efforts in identifying those contributing to the growth of the.ng domain name registration and the promotion of the DNS Industry. Date: Sunday 11th June, 2017
59,000 Nigerian women die every year from pregnancy and childbirth according to the Center for Reproductive rights, and 1 in every 8 children dies before the age of 5. In Nigerian hospitals, kidney related diseases account for about 20% of deaths and malaria kills about 180,000 annually according to WHO data. These are disturbing statistics as a sizeable percentage of the Nigerian populace do not have access to good health care services. On the bright side, the current government at the center seems to have made healthcare delivery a priority. For one, they have promised to build or equip 10,000 primary health centers across the country with a budgetary allocation of 3.5% of the 6.07 trillion Naira budget for 2016. On the other hand the private health sector has also recorded a boost in their capacity to offer solutions with new entrepreneurs bringing in innovations with multinational specialist care centers opening up in different Nigerian cities.
This week on Enterprise Stories, we feature the story of Ifeoluwa Olatayo, who sold her computer to start a food business. Sometime back in 2010, Ifeoluwa was in her hostel in the University when a roommate announced she was going to the market and several of her roommates started making requests for various food items from the market, at that moment the idea hit Ifeoluwa, there is an opportunity here! Ifeoluwa immediately sold her laptop computer to get capital to start her business, she purchased a bicycle and a fridge to set up her business right on campus. By the time she graduated 2 years later she had expanded beyond delivery of cooking items from the market, she was offering ready to cook soup products, employed 2 staff and this earned her recognition as the student entrepreneur of the year 2012. Today Soupah kitchen has 5 outlets and has won a several business plan competitions. How did she do it? is she a born entrepreneur? does luck play a part in success? Tune in to Inspiration 92.3Fm or log on to edcradioonline.com to listen to Ifeoluwa’s inspiring story.