Business Specials

Managing Director/CEO, MATRIX Group,, Adisa Aliu

INTERVIEW: Why unmonitored borders, fuel subsidy are harmful to Nigerian economy — Matrix Group CEO

“…Subsidy is not good for us. Subsidy is harmful to our economy. Subsidy creates arbitrage. If it is possible, government should avoid fuel subsidy…”

Chief Operating Officer (Upstream), Bello Rabiu

$62bn Controversy: Why Nigeria could not amend contracts with IOCs — NNPC COO

The Chief Operating Officer (Upstream), Bello Rabiu, explains why it has been difficult for the government to renegotiate the fiscal terms and amend the PSC with the IOCs

Heineken in Africa (Photo Credit: Hurst Publishers)

INTERVIEW: Why I investigated Heineken’s activities in Nigeria, other African countries – Dutch journalist

Olivier van Beemen is also the co-author of an investigative piece on the activities of the former Dutch head of Nigerian Breweries, a subsidiary of Heineken.

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and ex-Minister of Finance, Olu Falae

INTERVIEW: Why SAP was essential for Nigeria’s economy – Olu Falae

“Shagari created the problem. When Buhari came as military head of state, he slowed down the rate of importation, but continued the issuance of import licenses,” Mr Falae says.

How small-holder farmers can attract funding – Business Heads

The business leads say groups and cooperatives are important structures if small-holder farmers want to be attractive for funding.

Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote

Why it’s difficult to enforce local content laws — Board Secretary

Mr Wabote says Nigeria continues to provide leadership and guidance to other African nations that want to understudy its content law implementation.

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

INTERVIEW: Payment of 33% arrears to over 180 agencies uncompleted — Ex-PTAD Boss

Sharon Ikeazor, who is now a minister, says she transformed the pension agency but work remains to be done.

Henrich Akomolafe is one of the 28 Nigerian global influencers

INTERVIEW: I was rejected by Nasarawa University – Young Nigerian businessman recognised by Forbes

Henrich Akomalafe says he wants to be on Forbes billionaire list.

Titilope Adeyemo, Managing Consultant, Geocardinal Engineering Services Limited

Why Nigerian indigenous miners are not succeeding – Operator

”The solid minerals sector is facing the challenge of the dearth of capacity. The government must enhance the capacity of those operating in the sector …”

Olukayode Pitan, Managing Director of Nigeria’s oldest, largest and the most successful Development Finance Institution, the Bank of Industry

Nigeria’s BOI: What next after N1 trillion asset base

“For the first time in the history of the bank, we surpassed N1 trillion in asset base.”

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.