Gender bias: Bane of emerging economies’ development
With the rising level of discrimination, violence and outright lack of jobs in many developing countries, pay disparity, suppression of entrepreneurship initiative and punitive culture, the unequal gender treatment, which is currently taking a global dimension, is taking a toll on the emerging/developing economies.
EPIC’s 107,000bpd Refinery In Bayelsa Ready In 16 Months
AS part of efforts to end the importation of refined petroleum products into the country, the Federal Government has granted licence to Epic Refinery and Petrochemical Industries Ltd to build a 107,000bpd refinery in Oporoma, Bayelsa State. Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Barango Matthew Wenke Jnr., who disclosed this to journalists in Lagos…
Cyber Act: Making it work for e-payments
Nigeria has had its share of the rising trend in cyber crime globally, particularly as it affects the electronic payments system in the country. But the coming of the cyber law in 2015 is surely positive. CHIJIOKE NELSON writes on the development and the stakeholders’ recipes for effective application of the law The Federal Government,…
Why Fidelity Bank rebranded, by MD
The rebranding project of the Fidelity Bank Plc is borne out of the need to reflect the changing times, acquired strength, strategies and renewed drive to serve in a competitive environment. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo, in his presentation at the official unveiling of the financial institution’s new…
Stanbic IBTC, PAN partner on vehicle financing
STANBIC IBTC Bank and PAN Nigeria Limited, have signed a Finance Lease Agreement, in a move expected to redefine vehicle financing and acquisition in the country as well as empower Nigerians to own new vehicles.
Getting ready to start forex trading
TECHNOLOGICAL advancements and widespread internet connectivity have made forex trading one of the most popular and easily-accessible forms of retail investment.
Nigeria’s evolving concession and PPP architecture
Nigeria has an infrastructural deficit that is difficult to calculate. Every industry is restricted by a lack of power, by inadequate and failing road infrastructure, by crowded ports, and by the paucity of rolling stock to transport goods across the nation’s vast geography.
Banking fraud attempts hit 1,544 in six months
INDICATIONS have emerged that electronic fraud attempts in banking industry in the first half of the year reached 1,544, with value in excess of N1 billion.
Diversify economy to boost GDP, say stakeholders
Stakeholders in the financial industry have stressed the need for government at all levels to urgently create enabling environment that would favour economic diversification with less emphasis is made on mono-economy system, in order to increase its GDP and revenue for sustainable development.