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…

How to enhance minority shareholder protection in Nigeria

Introduction The minority shareholder is one without controlling interest in a company. A direct consequence of the majority rule in corporate administration is the fact that the minority shareholders are at risk of exploitation by the majority. Thus, there is need to protect this group of shareholders in order that their interest in the corporation…