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Nigeria invites applications for regional 3.5GHz licences

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has invited applications from parties interested in acquiring regional spectrum in the 3.5GHz band. The regulator is offering up 25MHz of time division duplex (TDD) spectrum in each of the following 26 states: Adamawa, Katsina, Akwa-Ibom, Kebbi, Bauchi, Kogi, Bayelsa, Kwara, Benue, Niger, Borno, Ogun, Cross Rivers, Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Gombe, Plateau, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kaduna, Taraba, Kano, Yobe, Nassaarwa and Sokoto. Frequency licences will be auctioned off on a state-by-state basis. Interested parties have been given a deadline of 13 May 2016 to submit their applications for the concessions. For more information visit here

EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme

Applications are open until April 29 for the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women programme, which sees EY channel its resources and convening power to help female entrepreneurs achieve the full potential they envision for their companies.

The programme identifies high-potential female entrepreneurs and provides them with personalised one-on-one business insights and advice, along with insider access to strategic networks of established entrepreneurs, executives, advisors and investors.

“To accelerate Africa’s growth, we need to harness the potential of women entrepreneurs. Our program empowers women entrepreneurs to think bigger, gain access to capital, learn from their peers and find seasoned advisors. These connections help their companies scale, increasing employment and prosperity,” said Azim Omar, EY Africa strategic growth markets leader.

Selected female entrepreneurs will become part of a network of women from some of Africa’s best high-growth companies and have the opportunity to participate in a customised programme designed to expand their knowledge, strengthen their executive leadership, and increase their visibility.

The programme is open to female entrepreneurs with companies a minimum of three years old and with at least US$500,000 in revenue over the past two years. Nominees will need to demonstrate qualities needed to take the fullest advantage of the opportunity.

Interested parties can apply by completing an online form.