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About Us

Nigeria has been faced with huge difficulties in the area of access to authentic information; be it Business related or General information. The lack of a Proper, Trusted and Authentic Source of Information in Nigeria has left no choice to the general public both Local and Foreign to resort to using various Search Engines, which exposes them to the danger of falling prey to Imposters, Fake Websites, Un-Censored, Un-Verified and Misleading Information resulting to losing huge sums of monies to fraudsters annually. The above scenario has Deepened and labeled Nigeria with serious bad image.

In our effort to proffer solution to the above issues and revolutionize the dissemination of business information in a unified and coordinated way in Nigeria; create easy access to Genuine Companies, Business/Services, especially the SME’s in Nigeria for wider patronage; Contact Technologies Limited and Wand Inc, USA initiated this world-class custom built Business Taxonomy. Businessindex-Nigeria is a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project in partnership with Federal Ministry of Information and Communication (FMI&C), National Planning Commission (NPC), Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Nigerian Import-Export Bank (NEXIM) and other relevant agencies/organizations both governmental and private.

Businessindex-Nigeria is fully automated and a comprehensive Business Search Engine, covering over 42,000 terms in major sectors, Services, Products and industries. Our aim for this project is to deliver authentic business information in Nigeria into people’s hands with precision; to create a National database and a proper channel for Business Information in Nigeria. Apart from integrating the Nigerian economy into the global market place for wider patronage and putting business information on the fingertips of the public, Businessindex-Nigeria is set to be a reference point for research, market survey and e-commerce thereby reducing the level of cash transactions in the Nigerian system.

BUSINESSINDEX comprises of a comprehensive library of information about products and services traded worldwide; it uses state-of-the-art retrieval technology based on a data-rich electronic thesaurus and integrated knowledge management system. Businessindex is in partnership with Wand, USA; as partners, Businessindex-Nigeria is integrated into Wand’s Global Network of Business Search Engines/Directories accessible in 14 languages including Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba to enable users on the globe and in our network countries search locally and get business information both locally and internationally.

  • Global network distribution
  • Businessindex-Nigeria is linked together in a global distribution network to allow a company that publishes into local directories in various countries to appear in all the other directories on the network. Basic registrations on businessindex are free, upon payment (upgrade); subscriber’s company, service or product will be synchronized into our network of Directories/Search Engines for wider publicity and patronage. Click below to see our network

    WAND Network of Directories

      About CTL And WAND, Inc.
      Since 1995, WAND has developed structured multi-lingual vocabularies with related tools and services to power precision search and classification applications on the Internet. From our custom travel, jobs and skills, and medical taxonomies to our cornerstone and product and service taxonomies, WAND's taxonomies are well-structured, deep, precise, and best in class. In addition to licensing its taxonomies for integration into third party applications, WAND leverages its taxonomies internally to build, precision online horizontal and vertical business directory applications. Powered by WAND directory applications have been matching buyers and seller on the Internet since 1996. WAND serves customers on five continents. Learn more about WAND's products and services at

      Contact Technologies Limited has been pioneering e-Directories and Travels Directory in Nigeria since year 2000. CTL are the initiations of ‘‘Tourism and Information Technology, Challenges, Impact and Application in the Management of Tourism Establishments in Nigeria. A national seminar, which held in Abuja in year 2003 in partnership with Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Nigerian Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and ZINOX Computers. For more about Contact Technologies Limited at