Thursday, 23 October 2014

Article: Relocation Of APCON South East Zonal HQ To Onitsha

By John Mgbe

APCON is an  acronym   for “Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria”.It  is  a Federal  Government  regulatory  agency set  up  to  control  advertising in  all its aspects and  ramifications in  Nigeria. It  was  set  up under   Act 55 of  1988,  as  amended by Act  93 of  1992.APCON  is  the  umbrella  body  which ensures  decorum  in the  advertising   profession  as  it  co-ordinates  the    activities  of  a  wide  spectrum  of  advertising  groups  in  Nigeria.Some  of  the  groups  which  operate  under  the  canopy   and   strict  surveillance  of  APCON  include advertising  agencies,  media  independents, media  professionals  and  the  like.In  order  to   inject  sanity  and  discipline  in  the   advertising  profession,  APCON   has  a  number  of  departments  which  focus  on  several   areas  of  its  operations .One  of  such   departments  is  the   Advertising  Standards  Panel(ASP)  which   severely  monitors   all  advertisements  and  any  offensive  ones  are     censured. In  order  to   facilitate  efficiency   in  its  operations,  the  ASP  has   classified  products  into  “Controlled  Products “ and “General  Goods  and  Services”. It  is  mandatory  that  vetting   by the  ASP must  be   carried  out  on  all   controlled  products

News Release: Afreximbank’s Back-To-Back Trainings To Boost African Trade

 To achieve its mandate of expanding intra- and extra-African trade, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is holding a series of back-to-back training activities aimed at enhancing the finance capabilities of African financial institutions and corporates.

News Release: With Afreximbank’s $272 Million Facility, Heritage Concludes Enterprise Bank Acquisition

Afreximbank President Jean-Louis Ekra (left) exchanges documents with Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director of Heritage Bank, following the signing of the $272 million facility agreement.

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria’s Heritage Bank today in Cairo signed the agreement formalising Afreximbank’s $272 million facility in support of Heritage Bank’s acquisition of Enterprise Bank from the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

News Release: Quality Of Life Issues Main Drivers Of World Social Science Forum 2015

For over four days policy makers and shapers comprising scientists, politicians, activists, civil society organizations, activists, labour and business leaders will gather at the Durban International Conference Centre (ICC) for the 2015 World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF), to be held from 13 – 16 September.