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Economic Empowerment Is The Heart Of Women’s Rights – Beaufils

Economic Empowerment Is The Heart Of Women’s Rights – Beaufils

By Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – the Deputy British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Laure Beaufils, has disclosed that economic empowerment goes right to the heart of women’s rights. She made this disclosure yesterday during the International Women’s Day symposium held at the Nigerian Stock Exchange, Lagos. According to the Deputy Commissioner, “women make up


Sierra Leone Votes for New President

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE — Lining up hours before dawn, citizens of Sierra Leone went to the polls Wednesday to choose a new president, parliament, and local councilors in one of the most hotly contested elections in the West African nation’s history. Current president, Ernest Bai Koroma, of the All People’s Congress party must step down


Stock Market Reopens Bullish With N229 Billion Gains

Transactions on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), yesterday, re-opened in an upbeat note, as most bluechip stocks recorded price appreciation, causing market capitalisation to rise further by N229 billion. Specifically, at the close of trading, the All-Share Index increased by 637.7 points to 43,513.93 points from 42,876.23 points recorded on Friday.


NIM leader, Jolayemi, calls for Buhari’s Resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to resign with immediate effect in order to prove to Nigerians and the world at large that he is indeed a man of integrity which his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) perfunctorily dressed him up to represent when it hood-winked the nation almost three years ago. In


Nigeria Records $12bn Capital Inflow – NBS

Nigeria recorded a princely 12.2 billion dollars capital inflow in 2017, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The NBS made the disclosure in its “Nigeria Capital Importation for Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Report” posted on its website. According to the report, the inflow represents an increase of 7,104.4 million dollars or


Ex-NIMASA Boss, Omatseye Bags 5-year Jail Term

Former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency, Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, has been sentenced to five years in prison, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, over N1.5bn contract scam. Ex-NIMASA DG, Temisan Omatseye Omatseye was on Friday sentenced after his arraignment before the court on a 27-count charge bordering on alleged


Professor Kingsley Moghalu to Deliver The Bullion Lecture

Professor Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, will deliver The Bullion Lecture 2018. Professor Moghalu, currently the President, Institute for Governance and Economic Transformation, was until recently, Professor of Practice in International Business and Public Policy at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, United States of America. Professor

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37% of 142 privatised Nigerian firms are dying – BPE

The Bureau of Public Enterprises has revealed that 52 (32 percent) of the 142 enterprises privatised are about dying. The Director-General of the bureau, Mr Alex Okoh, disclosed this on Thursday, February 15, 2018, in Abuja during the visitation of members of the House of Representatives Committee on Privatisation. Okoh said the Bureau has privatised