Tony Okpanachi

No Bank will take credit risk for political borrowers – Tony Okpanachi

The Development Bank of Nigeria was established in 2017, with the aim of alleviating financing constraints faced by micro, small and medium enterprises in the country. The Managing Director of the bank, Mr. Tony Okpanachi, in this interview speaks on the achievement of the bank one year after it commenced operations. Goddy Egene provides the […]

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INTERVIEW: Billionaires make money in Nigeria, evade tax but pay abroad –Adeosun, finance minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has once again read the riot act to tax evaders in the country. According to her, the Federal Government would come hard on the tax dodgers from next April when the grace period for voluntarily assets and income declaration would have been over. In this interview, she explained […]

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We’re changing Nigeria from import oriented country – Alok Gupta, CEO, African Industries Group

Alok Gupta is the Group Managing Director, African Industries Group. In this interview, he discusses the challenges of exporting steel from Nigeria and a variety of issues affecting the steel industry in Nigeria. Excerpt. By Franklin Alli How long have you been operating in Nigeria and how much you have invested in the economy? African […]

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Mukhtar TSA boss tells why they want Wale Tinubu Oando CEO removed

Alhaji Mukhtar is the National Chairman of Trusted Shareholders Association of Nigeria. The shareholder activist recently spoke to Daily Sun on some of the major development on the Nigerian capital market and lamented that regulators have allowed some of the problems in the market to fester. Excerpt: My views on controversy surrounding Oando Plc It […]

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INTERVIEW: Nigeria to ensure safe drone operations – Dunoma, FAAN boss

Saleh Dunoma, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has 37 years of cognate experience in the aviation sector. A 1979 graduate of Building Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Dunoma had a brief stint in the public and private sectors before being employed in the Civil Engineering Department of the […]

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Is buying Arsenal F.C still on ‘Africa’s Richest’ wishlist?

“Nothing is impossible.” These three words are on a plaque that Aliko Dangote keeps on his office desk in Lagos, Nigeria, constantly reminding Africa’s richest man how to approach the world. Dangote, who was worth $12.3 billion as at mid-August, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, is modest in his personal life but bold in […]

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Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC), is improving non-oil export revenue – Olusegun Awolowo

The Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Olusegun Awolowo, whose responsibilities include promoting the development and diversification of Nigeria’s export trade, as well as promoting the development of export related industries, implementing export policies and programmes of the Government, sheds light in this interview on the role of the organization […]

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Bank customers opinion on ₦138 billion alerts, withdrawal charges

The top 10 banks earned ₦138 billion from charges on electronic payment transactions. This represented 26 per cent increase from the ₦109.1 billion earned in 2015. Bank customers who spoke to correspondent, however, differed in their views about this development. ood, but it is double attack on citizens – Adeoye Abiodun – Commecial banks earning […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘How government can encourage growth in 2017’

Dr Frank Udemba Jacobs, President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) in this interview with Bukola Aroloye speaks on the nation’s manufacturing landscape, expectation for the 2017 budget among other sundry issues. Excerpts: What is the state of manufacturing in the country now? The manufacturing sector has remained in a precarious situation over the years, […]

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“Nigeria will come out of recession stronger in 2017”

The President, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Dr Nike Akande, has predicted that Nigeria will surmount its economic woes and come out of the recession stronger in 2017. Akande said this on the sidelines of the LCCI 128th Annual General Meeting (AGM) dinner in Lagos. She said that Nigeria, as the giant of […]

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Interview: Usain Bolt talks about his new documentary

Usain Bolt is now a movie star. He refuses to say he’s an actor. Such a distinction is important for the Jamaican sprinting great and nine-time Olympic champion. Until his competitive career ends next year, Bolt will continue playing only one role — that of the world’s fastest man, someone who beat the odds to […]

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INTERVIEW: “Anyone that betrays Tinubu is bringing curses upon himself”

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, in this interview with KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE, bares his mind on many issues You made some predictions about Nigeria. Have they come to pass? The predictions were published in December last year. After the publication, so many people attacked me and said I predicted doom for Nigeria. But today, I won’t […]

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