Columns

Debasing Africa’s Largest Economy, By Soji Apampa

There was outrage in Nigeria when the National Intelligence Council (NIC), at a conference in 2005, “Mapping Sub-Saharan Africa’s Future,” dared to foresee Nigeria’s outright collapse before 2020 dragging down with it a large part of the West Africa region. The Nigerian Government, who preferred to underscore the fact that…
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Columns

Chibok and the Policy Choice of Silence, By Soji Apampa

On April 14, life as we knew it in Nigeria changed forever. Boko-Haram abducted over 200 teenage secondary school girls from their hostels in Chibok. Till date, they remain unfound. In the almost 5 months since their abduction, the President of Nigeria has wrongly chosen a policy of silence. President…
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Issues of the Day

Using Carrots and Sticks in the Fight Against Corruption, By Soji Apampa  

In 2008, the US Securities and Exchange Commission charged Siemens AG for engaging in Worldwide Bribery. Siemens paid just under $2bn to the US Department of Justice to settle the matter as against the $ it allegedly made in profits through corrupt deals. The company subsequently sacked and cleared out…
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Guest Columns

Are our Corporate Governance Standards High Enough? By Soji Apampa

Corporate governance is at the heart of how businesses are run. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperative Development (OECD), “corporate governance involves a set of relationships between a company’s management, its boards, its shareholders and other stakeholders”. Corporate governance, broadly speaking, includes board efficiency, transparency, reporting requirements, investor communications…
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