Thursday, 23 October 2014

Article: Relocation Of APCON South East Zonal HQ To Onitsha



By John Mgbe

APCON is an  acronym   for “Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria”.It  is  a Federal  Government  regulatory  agency set  up  to  control  advertising in  all its aspects and  ramifications in  Nigeria. It  was  set  up under   Act 55 of  1988,  as  amended by Act  93 of  1992.APCON  is  the  umbrella  body  which ensures  decorum  in the  advertising   profession  as  it  co-ordinates  the    activities  of  a  wide  spectrum  of  advertising  groups  in  Nigeria.Some  of  the  groups  which  operate  under  the  canopy   and   strict  surveillance  of  APCON  include advertising  agencies,  media  independents, media  professionals  and  the  like.In  order  to   inject  sanity  and  discipline  in  the   advertising  profession,  APCON   has  a  number  of  departments  which  focus  on  several   areas  of  its  operations .One  of  such   departments  is  the   Advertising  Standards  Panel(ASP)  which   severely  monitors   all  advertisements  and  any  offensive  ones  are     censured. In  order  to   facilitate  efficiency   in  its  operations,  the  ASP  has   classified  products  into  “Controlled  Products “ and “General  Goods  and  Services”. It  is  mandatory  that  vetting   by the  ASP must  be   carried  out  on  all   controlled  products

News Release: Afreximbank’s Back-To-Back Trainings To Boost African Trade



 To achieve its mandate of expanding intra- and extra-African trade, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is holding a series of back-to-back training activities aimed at enhancing the finance capabilities of African financial institutions and corporates.

News Release: With Afreximbank’s $272 Million Facility, Heritage Concludes Enterprise Bank Acquisition

Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra (left) exchanges documents with Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director of Heritage Bank, following the signing of the $272 million facility agreement.


The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria’s Heritage Bank today in Cairo signed the agreement formalising Afreximbank’s $272 million facility in support of Heritage Bank’s acquisition of Enterprise Bank from the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

News Release: Quality Of Life Issues Main Drivers Of World Social Science Forum 2015



For over four days policy makers and shapers comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organizations, activists, labour and business leaders will gather at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 2015 World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF), to be held from 13 – 16 September. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

News Release: Tanzania To Host The Economist Events’ Health Care In Africa 2014



 The Economist Events (http://www.economistevents.com) will be hosting their Health Care in Africa Summit (http://www.africahealth.economist.com) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro on November 18th and 19th 2014.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

News Release: Supporting The Vectors For Innovation



For more than a year, experts and members of Senegalese civil society have been rallying together to plan the topics for the 15th Francophonie Summit programme (http://www.francophoniedakar2014.sn), which will focus on the themes from the previous Summit in Kinshasa – "Francophonie's women and young people: vectors for peace and actors for development".

News Release: General Electric Bags Two Prestigious African Awards



General Electric Company (GE: NYSE) (http://www.ge.com) picked up two awards at this year’s Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards. GE Africa was awarded Green Investment Initiative of the Year for the Power Africa initiative. In addition, GE’s global Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt was awarded Global Investment Personality of the Year. These awards are evidence of GE’s belief in the vast investment opportunities on the continent and the company’s commitment to the sustainable development of Africa.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Special Report: Text Of The Court Judgment Delivered In Favour Of The Founders Of Nigeria’s Newswatch Magazine



IN THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT
IN THE LAGOS JUDICIAL DIVISION
HOLDEN AT IKOYI

SUIT NO. FHC/L/CP/1367/2012
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES AND ALLIED MATTERS ACT
IN THE MATTER OF NEWSWATCH COMMUNICATION LIMITED
(RC 163545)
BETWEEN:

1.  MR. NUHU WADA ARUWA
2.  PROFESSOR JIBRIL AMINU                PETITIONERS

AND
1. NEWSWATCH COMMUNICATIONS LIMIITED
2. GLOBAL MEDIA MIRROR LIMITED
3. MR. JIMOH IBRAHIM    RESPONDENTS
4. NEWSWATCH NEWSPAPERS LIMITED
5. CORPORATE AFFAIRS COMMISSION


Article: Just Before Affliction Arises The Second Time

Adebayo Alao Akala


By Kola Salau

When the Indian sage, Mahatman Ghandi said that “Politics without principle is one of the seven social sins”, he philosophically perhaps have Adebayo Alao Akala and his likes in mind as grave sinners.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Article: Weapons Of Mass Deception In The Church (Part 2)



Rufus Kayode Oteniya

In the first part (http://bit.ly/1wIQaky), I started with introduction of the topic by examining how the Church has derailed and slipped from the glorious past to an unenviable position that it is today and I promised to start looking at the different weapons deployed in the mass deception and destruction of the Church by the leaders and the congregants alike.