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Why Nigeria, India must sustain economic and technical ties

Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN  India and Nigeria enjoy warm, friendly and deep-rooted bilateral relations. India established its Diplomatic House in Lagos, Nigeria in November 1958 even before our independence in 1960. Both countries were in the forefront of international anti-colonial, nonaligned and later anti-apartheid struggles. Close collaboration on diverse global issues in international fora […]

Identify your opportunities, and do not let the unicorn go!

By Prof. Adesoji Adesugba, DBA I have always pondered at the word “opportunity” and how it affects our lives. The oxforddictionaries.com defines the noun “opportunity” as “a time or set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something” To have a greater understanding of the word “opportunity”, I decided to check the synonyms, and […]

Branding the merged biggest bank in Africa

This is Chidi Nwakanma’s post with regards the scheme of arrangement of Access Bank and Diamond Bank unlocked some insights.    The merger of Diamond and Access banks should interest all of us. Before our very eyes, they are creating a bank that would be Africa’s biggest. Would it boost financial services, create a new banking […]

The shameful, agonising state of Apapa seaport and the business community

BBy Anayo M. Nwosu A tuberculosis patient was once asked how he was faring and he answered that he did not know. But when pushed to further explain his condition, he said that “today is worse than yesterday”. That, I suppose, captures the feelings of the inhabitants of Apapa, its environs and all those whose […]

Development or De-industrialisation? A new look at Chinese engagement with Africa

By Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Africa’s relations with China have been the subject of interest for decades. At a deeply personal level, my own first contact with China was almost romantic. My father was Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of China in the early seventies and lived in Beijing, at the time of Chairman Mao […]

Address by Iyalode Alaba Lawson, NACCIMA National President at the Kano Youth Enterprise Summit

ADDRESS BY IYALODE ALABA LAWSON, MFR, FIoD, JP, NATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE, INDUSTRY, MINES AND AGRICULTURE (NACCIMA) DURING THE YOUTH ENTERPRISE SUMMIT, KANO 2018 HOLDING ON WEDNESDAY, 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2018 AT THE CORONATION HALL, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, KANO STATE. PROTOCOL I thank you all for the invitation to be part […]

Could the future of food in the world depend on what Africa does with agriculture?

With over 800 million people worldwide suffering from hunger and more than two billion affected by malnutrition, food insecurity remains a real threat to global development. Addressing a standing room only crowd of global agriculture experts at the FAO headquarters in Rome, 2017 World Food Prize Laureate and President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi […]

Boosting agriculture through insurance

By Ogunnubi Tola Agriculture plays a vital role in the Nigerian economy and is a critical source of growth in many developing countries. It is also a means of livelihood for rural populace and a source of investment opportunities for the private sector. However, Agriculture is exposed to adverse natural events, such as drought, flood, […]

Critical Factors To Fuel The Data-Driven Enterprise

Successful digital businesses depend on data to provide the insights necessary to deliver new innovations, products, and services. But those insights are only as good as the underlying data. As the number of business decision-makers who depend on real-time data increases, the issue of data governance grows increasingly important. Data governance is the overall management […]

Deepening economic ties between Nigeria and Vietnam

Being text of speech by President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN at the Nigeria-Vietnam Institutional and Trade Mission to ECOWAS held in Abuja on 5th July, 2018 Opening shot Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Le Danh Vinh (designation might have changed) once said: “We […]

Land Reforms: A sure way to unlimited agricultural productivity in Nigeria

Land reform is a deliberate change in the way in which agricultural land is held or owned, the methods of cultivation that are employed, or the relation of agriculture to the rest of the economy. According to the World Bank, Land reform is concerned with changing the institutional structure governing man’s relationship with the land, […]

Tech review: A gadget that everyone needs

It is not often I find a gadget that everyone should buy, but today is one of those days. It seems not a month goes by that I don’t read or watch a news report about a home that has exploded because of a buildup of natural gas. And everyone read the stories about the […]

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