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  • FG Moves to Restructure BOI, BOA

    Crusoe Osagie The federal government has inaugurated the National Council on Privatisation (NCP) Steering Committee on the Restructuring and Recapitalisation of the Bank of Industry and the Project Delivery Team to revitalise the operations of the Bank of Agriculture. Inaugurating the Steering Committee and Project Delivery Team on behalf of the Vice President, Minister of […]

  • SON, MAN Partner to Drive SME Growth

    Crusoe Osagie Acknowledging that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a veritable role in economic growth and development of any nation, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have partnered to capture SMEs at the bottom of the pyramid in Nigeria. According to the Director General, SON, Mr. Aboloma Osita, […]

  • NAICOM to Undertake Verification of Capital Resources, Assets of Insurance Institutions

    Ebere Nwoji The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has said it will undertake a verification of the Capital resources of all insurance companies in the country in the first quarter of 2017. The commission, disclosed this in a circular titled “Statement of NAICOM’s Regulatory Priorities for the year 2017” sent to chief executive officers and boards […]

  • Mutual Benefit Assurance Plans to Invest Heavily in Technology

    Ebere Nwoji Mutual Benefit Assurance plc, said it plans to invest heavily in technological development in order to build innovative customer- Centric products that will meet the needs of its existing and potential customers and increase its market share in the current business year. The Company said this forms part of its strategic five-year plans […]

  • ARFESPON Demands Payment of Outstanding Pension Arrears

    Ebere Nwoji The federal government has been called upon to restructure the current leadership of the Pension Transition Arrangement Directorate( PTAD), to avoid the collapse of the current formidable pension system it has built for Nigerian workers. A group of pensioners under the aegis of Association of Retired Senior Public Officers of Nigeria (ARFESPON), who […]


    After three years of privatisation, the power sector is still in a shambles When in November 2013 the electricity distribution and power generation companies were handed over to some private operators at an elaborate ceremony, the hope was that daily blackouts and power outages would be minimised until they are gradually eased out. But it […]

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  • Getting the Economy Back on Track

    Beyond the implementation of appropriate fiscal and monetary policies, the federal government must also ensure that it enhances the quality of governance, restore confidence and send the right signals in order to reset the Nigerian economy, writes Obinna Chima  The focus of the federal government since this year has been how to revamp the ailing economy. […]

  • Strengthening Capital Market Regulation

    Goddy Egene writes that the frameworks for risk based supervision and systematically important financial institutions introduced by the Securities and Exchange Commission will bolster operations in the nation’s capital market The Nigerian capital market has continued to suffer the negative impact of the global financial crisis   of 2009.  Since that crisis, the market is yet to recover and enjoy high […]

  • The Sands of Relationships

    By Marie-Therese Phido I have always known that building relationships and maintaining these relationships is very crucial. I call it the life blood of a business. Products and services count for nothing if you do not have the right quality of win-win relationships. Kaleel Jamison said: “Relationships of all kinds are like sand held in […]

  • Israel approves West Bank construction

    Israel approved the construction of approximately 2,500 new housing units in West Bank settlements Tuesday, according to a statement from Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. […]

  • Protests ahead? Trump pushes controversial oil pipelines

    President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, he announced from the White House on Tuesday. […]

  • WH: Trump believes debunked claim millions voted illegally

    President Donald Trump believes millions of votes were cast illegally in this year's election, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said on Tuesday, but he wouldn't provide any concrete evidence for the claim, which has long been debunked. […]

  • Immigration: Feds still accepting applications from DREAMers

    On the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to repeal the measure that prevents immigrants known as DREAMers from being deported. […]

  • AFCON: Reigning champion Ivory Coast eliminated in group stages

    Two years ago, Herve Renard cemented his place in Ivorian folklore by leading the country's golden generation to Africa Cup of Nations glory in Equatorial Guinea. […]