Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018: necessity or superfluity?

Preamble Plans to harmonize the corporate governance legal framework in Nigeria began in January, 2013 when a Steering Committee on National Code of Corporate Governance was commissioned to harmonize and unify all existing sectoral codes in Nigeria. Consequently, in 2016, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) published a draft 3-part National Code of Corporate … More Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance 2018: necessity or superfluity?

New Corporate Governance code limits tenure of founders and leaders of religious and other non-profit organizations in Nigeria.

The financial Reporting Council of Nigeria recently released a harmonized code of corporate governance applicable to three key sectors – public, private and non-profit sectors. The unified code is coming on the heels of the identified need to infuse and standardize healthy corporate governance practices for the various sectors and strengthen accountability and transparency in … More New Corporate Governance code limits tenure of founders and leaders of religious and other non-profit organizations in Nigeria.

Harmonised Code of Corporate Governance for Private Sector in Nigeria, 2016: Highlights and salient provisions

A milestone has been achieved in Nigeria’s Corporate Governance landscape with the commencement of the much anticipated National Code of Corporate Governance from October 17, 2016. The commencement is coming almost three years later than the originally planned date – January, 2014. According to The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), the Code of Corporate … More Harmonised Code of Corporate Governance for Private Sector in Nigeria, 2016: Highlights and salient provisions

Regulatory intervention in Skye Bank Plc: outcome of failure in Corporate Governance

On Monday July 4, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released a Press Statement on Skye Bank to inform the public of its decision to effect key changes on the board and management of Skye Bank Plc because the bank had fallen short of minimum thresholds in critical prudential and adequacy ratios. The statement further … More Regulatory intervention in Skye Bank Plc: outcome of failure in Corporate Governance

Statistics of Board composition of 30 most capitalised companies on the Nigerian Stock Excahnge

Corporate Governance is about how organisations are managed and it encompasses a range of aspects with various roles for various participants or stakeholders in the organisational system of a company. A critical participant in this system is the Board of Directors. Universally, it is accepted that the Board is responsible for the performance of the … More Statistics of Board composition of 30 most capitalised companies on the Nigerian Stock Excahnge

Corporate Governance in action: The Afren Plc example

The global architecture of corporate governance is certainly witnessing increased activism as corporations have begun to take drastic measures to check abuse of executive office more than ever before. In recent times, shareholder activism, board diversity and corporate governance enforcement are some themes that have received increased attention in the sphere of corporate governance. With … More Corporate Governance in action: The Afren Plc example

Sanction-backed corporate governance code for Banks and Discount Houses in Nigeria

  With effect from October 1, 2014, a new regime of corporate governance is expected to be in operation in the Nigerian banking industry. By a circular  dated May 16, 2014, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) forwarded the new code of corporate governance and guidelines for whistle blowing in the banking industry to the … More Sanction-backed corporate governance code for Banks and Discount Houses in Nigeria