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…

Nigerian Stock Exchange to introduce Corporate Governance Index for listed companies

It is now a well settled fact that good corporate governance is instrumental to the overall well-being and productivity of corporate organisations. The global financial crisis provided a classic case of the effect of weak corporate governance in corporate organisations. In Nigeria, some corporate failures exposed the gross deficiencies in the area of Corporate Governance…