Tag "World Economic Forum"

    Oby Ezekwesili attending WEF on her own, says Buhari aide

Oby Ezekwesili attending WEF on her own, says Buhari aide

Obiageli Ezekwesili, former minister of education, attended the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, despite the federal government's boycott.In an earlier tweet on Wednesday, Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, had said Ezekwesili was attending the conference in her own capacity."Nigerian government has boycotted the World Economic Forum holding in Cape Town, [...]

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    Buhari off to Jordan, Dubai for economic summits

Buhari off to Jordan, Dubai for economic summits

President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to participate at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa scheduled to hold in Amman, Jordan.In a statement on Thursday, Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media, said Buhari is participating in the event based on an invitation by King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of Jordan.Adesina said the [...]

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    Nigeria moves up 10 places in Global Competitiveness Report

Nigeria moves up 10 places in Global Competitiveness Report

Nigeria moved up 10 places in the Global Competitiveness Report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday.Africa's largest economy moved from its 2017 spot of 125 to 115.According to the report, national competitiveness is measured by the institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country.Nigeria had an overall score of 47.6 out of [...]

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    We’re committed to diversification, says Sahara Group

We’re committed to diversification, says Sahara Group

Tonye Cole, executive director and co-founder, Sahara Group, says the company is committed to sustaining its growth and expansion across global markets through diversification, collaboration and innovation.Cole made this known in the release of Sahara Group’s second sustainability report titled 'Sustainability through synergy'.The report highlights the company’s key investments, innovation in the power sector and its newly adopted supply chain [...]

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Nigeria ranks 125th in WEF global competitiveness report

According to the latest world economic forum (WEF) global competitiveness Index (GCI) for 2017-2018, Nigeria has placed 125th out of a total of 137 economies surveyed.This is the first time the country’s ranking has improved in the last five years, according to WEF’s report released on Tuesday.The report also asserted that some of the challenges hindering the country’s performance on [...]

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    In quotes: What to know about doing business in Nigeria

In quotes: What to know about doing business in Nigeria

Doing business in Nigeria requires opening your hands to work. This is a country where you can’t afford to fold your arms; you need to put your hands to good use. Lazy people do not have a future in this nation. We cannot have Greenland and yet have people who will not roll up their sleeves and get to work.In [...]

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    NCCN faults Nigeria’s ranking on Global Competitive Index

NCCN faults Nigeria’s ranking on Global Competitive Index

Chief executive officer of the National Competitiveness Council of Nigeria (NCCN), Mr. Chika Mordi, has faulted the recently released World Economic Forum Global Competitive Index (GCI) ranking, saying it does not truly reflect the present realities of the country’s GDP.Mordi told ThisDay that although the GCI referred to Nigeria as Africa’s largest economy, which is its present position following a [...]

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    Shema: Agriculture is a must-do enterprise

Shema: Agriculture is a must-do enterprise

To break the circle of unemployment in Nigeria and open the "window of opportunities" for young entrepreneurs, Agriculture must be taken as a must-do enterprise.Speaking on Friday in Abuja at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema, said the time has come for Nigeria see Agriculture as a major economic venture, as the sector can only [...]

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    Jonathan: Equal income distribution is impossible

Jonathan: Equal income distribution is impossible

President Jonathan has reiterated his commitment to developing policies that will encourage Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SMEs), as well as protect local manufacturers, even though he reckons it will be impossible to distribute wealth evenly.The president said this step will help the country move towards equal distribution of income among its citizens.Speaking at the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA), Jonathan [...]

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    Bharti Chairman, Tanzania President, hold talks at WEF

Bharti Chairman, Tanzania President, hold talks at WEF

Chairman of Bharti Enterprises, Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal, and President of Tanzania, Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, held bilateral talks on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on Africa, which began on Wednesday.During their meeting, they discussed an array of issues relating to telecommunications development.Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder and chairman of Bharti Enterprises — one of India’s leading business groups [...]

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    Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

Jonathan names committee on rescue of Chibok girls

President Goodluck Jonathan held a high-level security meeting in Aso Rock focussing on the latest blast at Nyanya and the kidnapped secondary school girls in Chibok.He also named a Presidential Committee on the Rescue of the Abducted Female Students at Government Secondary School, Chibok.The meeting had ended with a decision to set up a fact-finding committee comprising security agencies, civil [...]

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    Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Jonathan tells the world: You’re safe in Abuja

Ahead of the World Economic Forum on Africa slated for May 7-9 in Abuja, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has assured the global community of the safety of all participants.Jonathan made the assurance at the presidential villa on Thursday, April 24, 2014 while receiving letters of credence from Mr. Gu Xiaojie, China’s new Ambassador to Nigeria.According to the president, security challenges [...]

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