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Why Millennium Development Goals Elude Nigeria– Udoma

Why Millennium Development Goals Elude Nigeria– Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udoma, has explained why Nigeria and other African countries could not achieve their target of the Millennium Development Goals, blaming the development on the region’s over-reliance on foreign aids. Udoma disclosed this on Wednesday, in Abuja, while speaking at the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Development Planning




Motorists Lose N2bn Monthly On Lekki-Epe Road – Expert

Many motorists are guilty of lane indiscipline, a major cause of highway gridlock that is costing the nation a huge loss, the Founder, Safety Beyond Borders, Mr. Patrick Adenusi, has said. For instance, he said about 100,000 vehicles were daily being trapped in avoidable gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway due to lane indiscipline, resulting in




Former Governor Suntai of Taraba Passes On in the US

Alex Ekemenah The former Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Danbaba Suntai, has passed on. The former governor, whose helicopter crashed in 2012 during flying, died in the United States of America. A former Commissioner of Information in the state, Mr. Emmanuel Bello, confirmed the death of the former governor in an interview with pressmen Danbaba




ASEA and CFA Institute Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – In order to raise the standards of education and professionalism in the investment management industry throughout Africa, the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CFA Institute to increase access to the professional education programs and standards of professionalism within the ASEA community’s




NSE Wins Employer of Choice Award for the 2nd Time

..as Oscar Onyema was named 2016 HR Champion By Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – It was jubilation throughout the Exchange Building when it was announced that the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has won for the second consecutive year, the Employer of Choice Award, 2016, in the “Under 1,000 Employees” category. This award which is in




Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices?

Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely disappeared. All signs point to a period of “lower for longer” for oil prices, a refrain that is all too familiar to those in the industry. WTI dipped below $44




Closing Gong Ceremony in Honour of Dr. Abraham Nwankwo

Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – At the Nigerian Stock Exchange, it was the turn of Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, the Director General of Debt Management Office (DMO) to sound the gong in closing ceremony for the stock market. This was in his honour as he retires from the DMO after ten years as the Director General.




UBA Wins Again! Emerges Financial Brand of the Decade

Alex Ekemenah Lagos, Nigeria – It was jubilation galore within the rarefied halls of the UBA headquarters, Marina, Lagos, over the weekend. The cause of the jubilation was the emergence of the pan African banking and financial services giant as the Financial Brand of the Decade at the Marketing Edge Awards which was held on




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