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Reignite Public Affairs National Dialogue Series (RPA NDS), which is in partnership with Nigeria’s foremost business media group, BusinessDay, is a knowledge-based policy dialogue series for collating refined submissions of thought leaders and stakeholders in order to promote dialogue on critical national issues,...
Ade Adefeko is the current Vice President, Corporate & Government Relations. He is also in charge of External Communication and Stakeholder Management at OLAM NIGERIA, a subsidiary of OLAM International of Singapore the parent company with a presence in 70 countries and the largest Agribusiness and food company in Nigeria.
His 27 years professional career spans diverse sectors including Broadcast/Pay-Tv, FMCG, Banking and Sports industries where he held senior management roles in Treasury, Credit and Operations.
Prior to joining OLAM, Ade played a pivotal role in broadcast policy advocacy as Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs with Multi-Choice Africa’s Nigerian subsidiary before joining British American Tobacco as Area Head of Communication and Regulatory Affairs for Benin, Niger and Togo; the office was based in Nigeria where he managed core regulatory issues in the highly sensitive West African Tobacco industry.
Ade is a polyglot, an avid writer, with a weekly column in Leadership Newspaper and a tenure as a football pundit on SuperSports.
He is also on the advisory board of the African Wealth Report (AWR) and SYNERGOS Nigeria’s State Partnership for Agriculture (SPA) in non-executive capacities.
He is also the current Chairman of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture Export Action Group (NACCIMA) NEXAG.
Olufemi Awoyemi, Founder and Chairman of Proshare Nigeria Limited (Nigeria’s foremost financial information hub) is a graduate of accounting and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), the Institute of Directors (IoD), and the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
He is an Associate member of the Institute of Management; and holds Honorary fellowships of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM), Institute of Credit Administration (ICA), Business Process Management Institute (BPMI) and the Institute of Information Management (IIM).
Olufemi has been able to build an impeccable portfolio of commercial and management achievements, garnered over three decades of progressive responsibility and results with well-known local and international firms including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, UAC of Nigeria, Eterna Oil & Gas Plc, Phillips Consulting, Fountain Trust Bank Plc, British American Tobacco and Proshare Limited.
President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has written the Senate to
confirm Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and
Tabiowo, Special Assistant on Press to Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, announced
this in a statement on Tuesday.
also said three other nominees were put forward by...
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control,
NCDC, on Sunday 17th of May 2020, said 338 new confirmed cases and 6 deaths
were recorded in Nigeria.
No new state has reported a case in the last
24 hours. Till date, 5959 cases have been confirmed, 4,183 cases are active,
The country’s foreign reserves which
stood at $38.07bn at the end of 2019 fell to $34.9bn at the end of the first
quarter of 2020.
To make forex available to operators
in the economy, the Central Bank of Nigeria sold forex from the country’s
foreign reserves to achieve stability of...
Lagos State, the nation’s commercial
city, will soon be reopened for businesses and other endeavors, Governor
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, raised the hope on Sunday.
But business owners and religious
centres must meet conditions set by the government.
Sanwo-Olu said pending when those
conditions are met, “the status quo will remain.”
The state, which...
Republic of Madagascar has asked
Nigeria to pay 170,000 Euros for the quantity of its COVID-19 cure drugs sent
to the Federal Government, it was learnt at the weekend.
The quantity of the consignment sent
to Nigeria through Guinea Bissau could not be ascertained yesterday.
Guinea Bissau President Umaro Sissoco...
The Minister of Mines and Steel
Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, blew the whistle on some “powerful and
influential” Nigerians recently during a briefing in Abuja. What was the story?
According to Adegbite, these economic
saboteurs – that’s what they are – have been putting pressure on the Federal
Government to free...
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in
Nigeria has now exceeded 5,000 on Thursday night. Announcing the new
development, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said the country on
Thursday, recorded 193 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of
infections in Nigeria to 5,162. The NCDC...
Federal Government, said yesterday it has deregulated the downstream petroleum
government, however, said it would continue to intervene in determining the
pump price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, also known as petrol, to
safeguard consumers of the commodity from being exploited by oil marketers.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, Minister of...