The Sovereign Wealth Fund And The Urgency For Economic Diversification

The Sovereign Wealth Fund And The Urgency For Economic Diversification

Delivered By Olusegun Aganga,  CON, At The EY Alumni Event  1. OPENINGFirst, I must thank the EY Alumni and the organising committee for asking me to speak at this inaugural event. I have declined to speak at many events since I...
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Opinion: COVID-19 Debt Relief Must Consider The Vulnerabilities Of Small States

Opinion: COVID-19 Debt Relief Must Consider The Vulnerabilities Of Small States

 By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General A lethal combination of disease, extreme climate events and economic crises is threatening the smallest and most vulnerable nations of the world. To tackle it, we must overhaul how we understand and ad...
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ILO Renews Commitment To Create Better World Of Work After COVID-19

ILO Renews Commitment To Create Better World Of Work After COVID-19

The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Guy Ryder, has welcomed the commitment and determination of world leaders to build a better world of work as a core element of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis . Speaking at the close of ...
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Edo 2020: The Dilemma Of Edo Central People

Edo 2020: The Dilemma Of Edo Central People

By Ehichioya Ezomon, 08033078357 It’s official. Governor Godwin Obaseki will not contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19, 2020 governorship poll in Edo State. The party has disqualified him from the June 22...
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Opinion: Racism Seeks To Drive Us Apart But There Are Rays Of Hope

Opinion: Racism Seeks To Drive Us Apart But There Are Rays Of Hope

By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Today, I received a message from a parent. Her nine-year-old son, Oscar, had been sitting in his living room during the Covid-19 lockdown, watching coverage of protests, sparked by the death of George Floyd ...
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Opinion: Hidden Pandemic Of Domestic Violence Alongside COVID-19

Opinion: Hidden Pandemic Of Domestic Violence Alongside COVID-19

  By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General — Waking up to screams, thuds, angry shouting and the sickening sound of someone crashing into a wall, a table, a door. This is the cruel reality of many children and young people across...
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Opinion: Dealing With Deadly Concoction Of Disease And Disaster

Opinion: Dealing With Deadly Concoction Of Disease And Disaster

 By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Today in India and Bangladesh, millions of people are hunkered down in shelters, many with masks on their faces – a chilling reminder of the COVID-19 outbreak that still grips the densely populated c...
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Covid-19: Protecting Workers In The Workplace

Covid-19: Protecting Workers In The Workplace

COVID-19 lockdown  and containment measures threaten to increase relative poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by as much as 56 percentage points in low-income countries, says a new briefing paper  issued by the International Labour...
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Tribute To Willie Anumudu

Tribute To Willie Anumudu

By Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba I first met Willie, whom we fondly called Pa Willie, through my late friend Dr. Ime Umana ( Imesco) in the mid 1980,s. He and Ime were partners in a new BMW franchise with offices in...
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The Paramount Salesman of A Generation Takes A Farewell Bow – Remembering Willy Anumudu

The Paramount Salesman of A Generation Takes A Farewell Bow – Remembering Willy Anumudu

                                  By   Pat Utomi The news came like a bolt from a stormy Sky. Brother Willy had made his last Sale. But it was...
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Emefiele’s One Good Term Deserves Another, By Abba Adakole

Emefiele’s One Good Term Deserves Another, By Abba Adakole

Public offices are held in trust for the people. Therefore occupiers of public offices are the golden fish that have no hiding place.  It is thus instructive that they should justify their appointments by demonstrating competence, accountability, discipli...
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Emefiele And Financial Inclusion In Nigeria

Emefiele And Financial Inclusion In Nigeria

Andrew Idakwo -- In developing countries, there is a consistent challenge of ensuring that more and more persons, especially those in the rural areas and the poor, have access to financial services. Therefore, the term ‘financial inclusion’ is a const...
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Anchor Borrowers’ Programme As Bragging Right

Anchor Borrowers’ Programme As Bragging Right

Johnson Momodu: —- Amid intense electioneering, ahead of the just-concluded general election, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government legitimately marketed its achievements to persuade a mandate renewal. The Anchor Borrowers’ ...
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Making CBN’s Policy Rescue Of Textile Industry Work

Making CBN’s Policy Rescue Of Textile Industry Work

Nigeria’s moribund textile industry has received a boost in a Central Bank of Nigeria policy measure, restricting the sale of foreign exchange to importers of textiles and other clothing materials in the country. Announced recently, the directive takes immed...
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