Wednesday, 29 October 2014

News Release: Opening Of The Afreximbank Customer Due Diligence And Corporate Governance Forum

 Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra addressing the press following the opening of the Forum in Dakar

The increasing costs confronted by African banks and financial institutions in complying with the constantly evolving compliance regulations imposed by the principal international financial centres has made it necessary to find standardized Africa-specific solutions to challenges in the financial services sector, Jean-Louis Ekra, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has told the first-ever Customer Due Diligence and Corporate Governance Forum organized by the Bank.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Article: The Owelle Rochas Okorocha You Don’t Know

Owelle Rochas Okorocha

By Kenneth Uwadi

Since May 29th, 2011, Imo State and her people have been witnessing ‘ Abracadabra’ in governance, lawlessness, insecurity, kidnapping , negative and half hazard polices, deceit and the more you look the less you see, showmanship, lies and falsification, lack of procedure and total neglect to lay down procedure and heavy debt burden to the incoming Administration .

News Release: Tanzania’s 2014-2025 Energy Reform Road Map To Success

In its recent Investment Policy Review the OECD cited energy in Tanzania as a “critical bottleneck” and that the problem of reliable energy was the top barrier to doing business in Tanzania. This view was echoed during the Tanzania panel at the Africa Energy Forum in Istanbul in June at which TANESCO and EWURA specifically addressed this point. (

News Release: New Music By S-Team5: “Champion” & “Ring Your Body”

Introducing fast-rising Nigerian music group – the S-Team5 – with their massive debut singles and party anthems “Champion” & “Ring Your Body” .

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Article: On Abia And Olisa Metuh’s Contrived Rating

Olisa Metuh

By Onuoha Amadi

Recently, the media reported that a so-called Peoples Democratic Party Performance and Publicity Tour led by  Chief Olisa Metuh, the party’s national publicity secretary visited Abia State on the watch of His Excellency, Governor Theodore Orji and rained accolades on the performance’ of the governor. The accolades came when while on the puzzling mission, the Metuh-led team which had a band of journalists in tow confessed what it called a "media conspiracy" against Governor Theodore Orji. It required little imagination to deduce that the main target of the excursion and attack is His Excellency, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, former governor of the state who anointed the current governor.  According to a report by a national daily, “This corroborates the earlier position of the state government that some sections of the media, whose annoyance is that Orji's towering achievements have dwarfed the purported records of his predecessor, Orji Kalu, have deliberately decided to propagate lies on the efforts of the governor to change the face of Abia.”

U-Report: Onitsha People Back Princess Stella Oduah For Senate

Stella Oduah

Report By Patrick Nnaemeka

The decision by Nigeria’s Former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah to yield to popular demand and step out to vie for the Anambra North Senatorial seat under the platform of PDP received a major boost yesterday when the Onitsha community fully threw their weight behind her aspiration.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Article: Orji Uzor Kalu And His Support For President Jonathan

Orji Uzor Kalu

By Olaniyi Olanike
The former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu is a politician and business mogul whose interests cut across national boundaries. He is a Nigerian so concerned about his country, Nigeria. How to remake Nigeria has been his concern. He has to be restless at this stage, because according to him, he might not have such strength to do all that he is doing for Nigeria today in the next 10-15 years.

Article: Unveiling The Masquerade

Musiliu Obanikoro

By  Kola Salau

As long as the priorities of those in government remain the interests of big business, rather than the people they hope to serve, the impact of voting is negligible and it is our responsibility to be more active if we want real change. Turns out that among the biggest culprit is 'Obanikoro' who spends most of his time at the meek heart of the political establishment and can't summons up the self-delusion to drag his nib across the box of truth. 

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.