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The support base of embattled President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), DR. Akinwunmi Adesina has been strengthened by two top level individuals, Sierra Leone President, Julius Maada Bio and Harold Doley, the first United States representative to the AfDB. They are the latest joining in with their voice. In...
President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja assented to the Companies and Allied Matters Bill, 2020 recently passed by the National Assembly. The President’s action on this important piece of legislation, therefore, repealed and replaced the extant Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990, introducing after 30 years, several corporate legal innovations...
Idowu Sowunmi For the third time in a row, Dangote Group has emerged as the most admired brand of African origin by consumers. Also, GTBank has emerged as the most admired financial brand in Africa and the United Kingdom's BBC retained its media category ranking as the most admired media brand...
The Presidency says it will require additional fresh external loan of $5.513 billion to finance 2020 budget deficit. In a letter addressed to the House of Representatives to seek approval and read during Thursday's plenary by the Speaker, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila, President Muhammadu Buhari appealed that the fresh funds...
One of Africa’s largest food retailers, Shoprite, has announced plans to exit the Nigerian market after posting continuous losses from its operations in the world's populous Black nation. Shoprite, in a trading update filed at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on Monday morning, said it was planning to discontinue its...
Idowu Sowunmi To reaffirm its status as the biggest cement producer in Africa, Dangote Cement has set the pace with the exportation of 27,800 metric tonnes of clinker to a neighbouring African country, Senegal. With this historic maiden voyage from its Export Terminal located in Apapa Port, Lagos at the weekend,...
A pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings, has announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as the Group Executive Director with effect from August 1. Okeke has had a distinguished three-decade career at the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), where he recently served as an Executive Director in charge of leading...
New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), a socio-economic flagship programme of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA), otherwise called AUDA-NEPAD, has launched the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Academy, in partnership with Ecobank Group. Spearheaded under AUDA-NEPAD '100,000 MSMEs by 2021' (100K MSMEs) programme for Africa’s Micro, Small and...
Idowu Sowunmi President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said Nigeria would stand solidly behind Dr. Akinwumi Adesina in his bid to get re-elected as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB). The President stated this at State House in Abuja, while hosting Adesina on a courtesy visit. According to him, “In 2015, when you...
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government Sunday handed over the National Arts Theatre complex in Lagos State to the private sector for a complete revamp and modernisation. This was coming as Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the proposed transformation of the theatre complex give Nigeria an opportunity to harness...