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ASeM: NSE should increase engagement with SMEs – Kurfi

The truth of the matter is that those companies that are listed in the ASeM are more like moribund. They are not active in terms of releasing their results. What the alternative market is supposed to be is the stepping stone to the main market. A company that is aiming to go to the Main Board will first be listed there, and after it has demonstrated some level of competence, it will be graduated to the main market, but that is not the case in our country. If you look at it, for the last three to four years, no single company has moved from the alternative market. Rather, the companies will want to jump from the starting point to the main broad.

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‘I don’t want to talk about Wike anymore – Gov. Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom, who is facing raging security challenges unleashed on Benue State by herdsmen and a local militia, allegedly led by a fugitive, Gana, is full of praises to God and security agencies for warding-off the malevolent elements attacking his state. He confesses that if God had not been on the side of the state, the local militia, whom he suspects has ties to Boko Haram terrorists, would have overrun Benue. He also explains why his administration had to enact a Bill seeking to end open grazing in the state.

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Nigeria’s pension assets should have surpassed N37trn – Chidi Duru

It is impossible and I say it with every sense of responsibility, it is impossible for an individual be it Nze Chidi Duru or any other party not to have an investment in any PFA and yet the shares of a PFA are credited in his name. In the PRA that we innovated or for which I chaired in the House of Representative and which I also was a joint chair in the Hamonisation Committee of the House and the Senate, there were extant regulations that the National Pension Commission innovated, in sense that for every investment of a shareholder in the industry whether it is a PFA or a PFC, that investment is subject to verification by the National Pension Commission and all those investment including the investment that was done by the shareholders of FGP was verified by the National Pension Commission.

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Strategic issues leaders of Nigerian organisations should focus on – Carpenter

Clive Carpenter is Vice Chairman, Business Council for Africa, UK. An international banker and company director with track record in management at board level, Carpenter and Prof. Emeritus Andrew Chambers, a former Dean of Cass Business School, are due to deliver These Minds Executives (TEXEM) lecture entitled, ‘Strategic Leadership for Results-driven Change Management In a Recession’, at the British Deputy High Commissioner’s residence on May 24 and 25. In this interview, he speaks on the essence of the lecture.

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