Business Specials

President Muhammadu Buhari signing the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), on behalf of Nigeria

EXPLAINER: 10 potential benefits of AfCFTA

With a GDP of about $405 billion, Nigeria is considered the largest economy in Africa.

Samaila Zubairu, Third President & Chief Executive Officer of the African Finance Corporation

INTERVIEW: What Nigeria, other African countries must do to fix infrastructure deficit – Ex-AFC President

“We think that if we can have regional infrastructure that cuts across countries we would have helped.”

Musikiliu Mojeed, Chief Operating Officer, Premium Times; Bisi Koleoshe, Deputy Chief Operating Officer (Technical), Globacom; Bayo Onanuga, and Managing Director, News Agency of Nigeria, at the presentation of Globacom’s New Business Direction in Lagos on Friday.

In major investments, Globacom moves to shape Africa’s digital fortune, future

Globacom says its mandate remains the building of Africa’s biggest and best telecommunications network.

Djibouti (Photo Credit: Google Map)

Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

China Merchants Port Holdings controls the controversial 1,150-hectare Port of Hambantota, which Sri Lanka handed over to China on a 99-year lease.

President Muhammadu Buhari signs the Executive Order No. 007 of 2019 on the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja

Nigeria Industrial Council and development of road infrastructure scheme

The Executive Order is a Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo with ministers at the event

Six Ministers tell story of decline and recovery of Nigerian economy

The ministers briefed leaders of the Organized Private Sector in a manner that told the story of the economy and addressed contemporary issues.

Sayedero market were garri is being sold

How technology can boost Nigeria’s untapped cassava wealth

Automated systems can enhance not only the local production of cassava, but the crop’s potential foreign earnings.

Nigerian-Stock-Exchange

NSE: Investors net worth drops by N581bn in November

Diamond emerged worst performing stock in percentage terms, dropping by 53.24 per cent to close at 65k.

Executive Vice President (Business Development & Corporate Banking), AFREXIMBANK, Amr Kamel

INTERVIEW: Intra-African trade: Why we must take our destiny in our own hands — AFREXIMBANK VP

The volume of trade between countries in Africa currently accounts for only 15 per cent of total world trade.

Executive Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor [Photo: icpc.gov.ng]

INTERVIEW: How we’re addressing pensions of govt retirees despite challenges – Executive Secretary, PTAD

Sharon Ikeazor also speaks on the allegations levelled against her in the handling of PTAD.

MALABU: Shell-and-Eni

MALABU SCANDAL: Shell, Eni officials’ trial continues as anti-corruption group head appears before court

The trial resumes Wednesday October 24 in Milan.

MALABU: Shell-and-Eni

We expect Malabu corruption trial in Italy to drag for months, Shell tells staff

Emeka Obi, a Nigerian consultant in England, and Gianluca Di Nardo, an Italian, were jailed four years each in September

Panama Papers

EXCLUSIVE: I moved to Nigeria from UK for tax reason – Indian Businessman

Although an Indian national, the businessman says he has never worked or done any business in India.

Group Managing Director/CEO of Notore, Onajite Okoloko.

Notore, Eroton partnership enhances productivity at fertilizer plant

Notore is the primary supplier of fertiliser for the ongoing Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) of the Federal Government.

The Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Alex Okoh

Why Nigeria’s power privatisation hasn’t achieved full objective — BPE boss

The DG speaks about the (in)efficiencies of the current operators of the electricity distribution companies.

VFS Global visa centre

SPECIAL REPORT: How visa processing firm, VFS Global, ‘extorts’, ‘mistreats’ Nigerians

Complaints, allegations of exorbitant service charges trailing visa processing company.

African Union [Photo: Wikipedia]

Understanding the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement

About 44 of 55 African countries signed the treaty.

Fuel Queue used to illustrate the story.

ANALYSIS: How politics and economics determine fuel price, By Bisi Daniels

The NNPC says it will cut the level of fuel consumed from 60 million to 40 million litres.

How I nearly bought Chevron Netherlands without my family’s support — Paddy Adenuga

“You mean you took on a whole Chevron, with no noise, no fanfare and none of us knew? Ahh bros you try!”

Jubril Adewale Tinubu

OANDO: 5 key posers arising from Emir Sanusi’s ‘peace deal’ with Tinubu, Mangal

PREMIUM TIMES highlights five key issues that perhaps remain unresolved from the crisis.

NNPC Headquarters, Abuja

ANALYSIS: The widening debate on oil exploration in the North, By Bisi Daniels

“While the chances of oil discovery in the north cannot be ruled out, the bigger question is whether the timing is in the best interest of the country.”

Godwin Emefiele

The Emefiele CBN: A Review, By Bisi Daniels

The Anchor Borrowers Programme is one of the CBN’s key intervention programmes.

Nigerian oil company, Oando. [Photo credit: Guardian Newspaper]

How Oando declared dividends from unrealised profits, released false financial statements — SEC

The regulatory body says a consortium of experts would audit records of the firm.

Aishah Ahmad

PROFILE: New CBN Deputy Governor Aishah Ahmad

She is the chairperson of the executive council of Women in Management, Business and Public Service, WIMBIZ.

Powering Nigeria’s global economic rise

End-to-end electrification can push Nigeria to a top-20 economy.