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Could Singapore Convention on Mediation be to Mediation what New York Convention is for Arbitration?

By Aisha Ado Abdullahi The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreement resulting from Mediation “The Singapore Convention on Mediation”, was open for signature on the 7th of August 2019, in a signing ceremony in Singapore where 46 Countries signed. The Convention essentially focuses on the enforceability of a settlement agreement that arises out of […]

Railways as facilitator of African Continental Free Trade Agreement

By Olawale Rasheed The recent signing of African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a landmark development requiring of complementary growth and development in logistic and infrastructure sectors of the continent.   Harmonised development of railway at national and continental level holds the critical key to trade facilitation and human connectivity which are imperative for […]

Cost in Arbitration: An appraisal of its provision in the DRC ACCI Rules 2017

The Gist with DRC By Agatha Omokhuwa Edelegba Article 41 of the DRC ACCI Rules 2017, generally defines the term Cost: Article 41 (1) states that: The Arbitral Tribunal shall fix the costs of Arbitration in the Final Award and, if it deems appropriate, in another decision. Article 41 (2) further explains the term “Costs” […]

Ensuring private-sector driven national livestock development policy for Nigeria

By Prince Adetokunbo Kayode Livestock supports the livelihood of about 1.3 billion people in developing countries and contributes up to 30 per cent of the agriculture Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This is achieved through the provision of meat, milk, wool, hides and skins in activities that have great value chains […]

The GIST with DRC: The practical phases in mediation

By Amina Nwabueze All over the world, courts of law are overloaded and over burdened with cases. Invariably, there is usually considerable delay in the resolution of the disputes submitted to them. Court procedure is very formal and very complex. It is therefore inflexible, this greatly reduces the ability of litigants to participate directly in […]

Nigeria and economic benefits of the AfCFTA

By Prince Adetokunbo Kayode Nigeria has now made up its mind to join the league of other nations that have subscribed to a focused regional continental trade development initiative known as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which has a market penetration of over two (2) billion population. This did not come on a […]

Smart ways to advertise small business

Many small business owners may not have huge budgets to advertise their ventures in newspapers, on radio and television. This, however, should not stop small business owners from looking for affordable and smart ways to let their target clients know about their businesses and what they can offer to the public. So as a small […]

ACCI, SMEDAN signs MOU to enhance MSMEs

Text of address by Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the occasion of strategic partnership building meeting with SMEDAN DG on Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 held at ACCI Secretariat. Protocols: It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this strategic partnership building meeting with a critical […]

How good people averted coup at NACCIMA 59th AGM

A coup attempt was averted by some good people in the Organised Private Sector (OPS) led by Prince Adetokunbo Kayode, CON., SAN, four time cabinet Minister and current President of Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI).   The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture […]

Addressing skills, youth unemployment and job mismatch problems

By Prof. Adesoji Adesugba Unemployment in Nigeria can be traced back to several decades especially when the fortunes of the country in oil and gas deepened and other sectors of the economy were gradually been relegated to the background. Curiously, it was around this critical period that Nigerian government and individuals abandoned skills acquisition and […]

Gist with DRC: Online dispute resolution

By: Chidimma Onyiaorah “Now that society has embraced technology so thoroughly, the key question for dispute resolution professional is, how can we leverage technology to best assist parties in resolving their disputes?” Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is a field of Dispute Resolution, which uses technology to facilitate the resolution of disputes between parties whether or […]

Nigeria’s External Reserves and SWF: Why IMF cannot be ignored

Within the last decade, crises in emerging markets have not only underscored the importance of maintaining adequate external reserves, it has also underscored the need to identify its sustainability. In attempts to achieve macroeconomic stabilisation, Nigeria, like other developing economies, have accumulated substantial foreign currency reserves in recent years. According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), reserves management is a process […]

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