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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 […]

Appraising Nigeria’s business climate since 2016

The Federal Government in 2016 established the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), to boost Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) reforms To give teeth to EoDB chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; in 2017, as acting President, Osinbajo signed the Executive Order (E001). E001 was aimed at giving the desired zing to the implementation of […]

Eurobonds in Nigeria: What they are and how to invest in them

Going by the over subscriptions that followed each of the eurobonds issued in Nigeria by both the Federal Government and corporate organisations, one may not be wrong to say that eurobonds seem to have become a household name and a darling of bond investors in Nigeria and those that want to take advantage of the […]

Educating a New Generation of Practitioners

By Chidimma Onyiaorah One of the most overlooked areas, which must be addressed, as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) evolves, is the importance of educating and empowering a new generation of emerging practitioners. Some universities and institutions currently offer post graduate degrees and diplomas for students interested in ADR.   However, if the focus is solely […]


By Agatha O. Edelegba As we all know, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) remains the fastest and cheapest mechanism for conflict resolution when disputes arise in any business relationship. Ordinarily, Small businesses contribute to the economy of any country by bringing growth and innovation to the communities where the businesses are situated. It also means that […]


By Aisha Ado Abdullahi Preventive diplomacy may be described as action taken to prevent disputes from arising between parties or to prevent disputes from escalating into conflicts and also measures taken to limit the spread of the conflict when it arises. The actions or measures referred to here may take the form of; confidence building, […]

The legal framework of arbitration and enforcement of arbitral awards in Nigeria

By Amina N. Nwabuezeh  WHAT IS ARBITRATION? Arbitration as a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), is a settlement technique in which a third neutral party or parties also called “arbiters” review the case of disputants and decides on the basis of their claims. Also, Arbitration has been aptly defined as a mechanism for the resolution […]

How small holder farmers are contributing to food security

Yusuf Sherifat Small holder farmer in Nigeria strive to ensure food security. They are not just owners of small-based plots of land, but they are also those with little number of workers and small capital investment. More than 80 percent of farmers in Nigeria are small holder farmers. By international standard, a farm that is […]

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