The making of Africa’s first female President – Book review

Liberia is a word that derives from the latin word ‘liber’ meaning ‘free’ but this is ironical when juxtaposed with the real story of the people of Liberia for whom true freedom proved to be elusive since the country gained independence in 1847. In her sensational memoir ‘This child will be great’ Ellen Johnson Sirleaf reveals the…

MINT: A new acronym in the global vocabulary?

Happy New Year to all readers and followers of this blog. Thank you for your support in 2013. We look forward to a year of fulfillment in 2014 as we strive to provide a refreshingly different perspective to business and investment related issues in the heart of Africa – Nigeria. We begin the year on…

Mandatory biometric data capture for trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange: A proposed amendment to the rules.

Introduction The Nigerian Stock exchange is proposing amendments to the Rules and Regulations Governing Dealing Members (The Rules) to bring it in line with global best practices and achieve a balance between promoting investment and deterring wrongful behaviour in the market. One of the key amendments proposed is to effect the prohibition of money laundering…

Take the limits off and make your life count

    It was a Sunday afternoon with little or nothing particularly special about it. I walked in a bit late into an awareness session organised by my church for autism spectrum disorder and related child developmental disorders after the worship service. As I settled into the business of the moment, I could not help…

Consumer rights protection: what the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) needs to learn from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)

Introduction The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority is the apex regulatory body for aviation in the country while the Nigerian Communications Commission is its counterpart for the telecommunications industry. Both regulatory agencies of government are involved in regulating two of the most vital industries in the country with the daunting task of ensuring that these industries…