Movie Review: Acrimony

It’s been such a very long time, since I last saw a fantastic well written sorrowful, yet exciting story.   This movie had loads of lessons to pass across; one that words couldn’t really explain except you saw the movie yourself. There were mixed feelings in the cinema that night and in all my years of…

Let’s prioritise African youths, Elumelu tells govt, OPS, development partners

Tony Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu foundation on Thursday urged African leaders, private sector operators and development partners to focus efforts on developing youth on the continent as this presents a quickest strategy to drive the much needed development. Elumelu was speaking at a session on ‘Digital Economy for Africa’ at the ongoing 2018…

GTBank’s Q1 profit up on revaluation gains

Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) Plc, Nigeria’s largest lender by market value, has once again surmounted the tough and volatile macroeconomic environment as first quarter profit increased, thanks to foreign exchange revaluation gains. For the year ended December 2017, GTBank’s net income increased by 7.71 percent to N44.67 billion in December 2017, from N41.67 billion the……

Abiola Adekoya, working her way to the top

ABIOLA ADEKOYA is a financial expert with over 18 years’ experience working with leading financial service firms whose activities span across various continents. She is currently the MD/CEO of RMB Nigeria Stockbrokers, a subsidiary of the First Rand Group, a leading financial services group in Africa with footprints across the globe. She speaks with KEMI AJUMOBI…

Young people to Buhari: If you can’t help us, don’t spoil our hustle

A country badly in need of reputation make over, now has its chief marketing officer, de-marketing it. President Muhammadu Buhari, the CEO of the Nigerian enterprise, who should naturally double as the country’s chief marketing officer, is sadly doing significant damage to the country’s reputation. Even sadder is the fact that he chooses the most……

Israel at 70

Thursday April 19 marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of Israel as a sovereign state. The event is being celebrated with fanfare and drums throughout Eretz Israel. The number 70 in Jewish mysticism represents completeness and new beginnings. The world was created in 7 days. Seven times 10 also represents fulfilment of potential. It…

Premium Board exposes high concentration risk at stock market

The shallowness of Nigeria’s stock market which gives stock investors little or no options to diversify their portfolio has further manifested in the recent increase in the number of Premium Board listed companies. The cumulative value of just seven listed companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) elite Board represents approximately 50 percent of entire……

Why it pays to invest in people

Abubakar is a young friend of mine. His parents migrated from Lagos to Kaduna, where he was born. He later studied pharmacy at the premier University of Ibadan. Over launch at a restaurant the other day he told me all about his life and career. He attended Capital School in Kaduna before matriculation at Ibadan…….

Half-empty FEC, stolen mace herald governance slow down, tension ahead of 2019

It was a half empty Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presided over yesterday as most key ministers are out of the country on official assignment. President Muhammadu Buhari, who usually presides over the meeting is on a two-week official trip to the UK. At the meeting were only 18 Ministers……