Wednesday, 24 February 2016

News Release: African Deal Making Reaches Turning Point, Major Obstacles Remain

After several years of steadily increasing M&A activity, African deal making has made the final step to firmly entrench itself into the global marketplace. Despite political turmoil in many countries, a prolonged downturn in the commodities cycle and related currency risk, Africa’s top economies have maintained investor interest with strong momentum in M&A across the majority of sectors. This is one of the key findings of the fourth edition of “Deal Drivers Africa”, published by Mergermarket in collaboration with Control Risks, the leading business risk consultancy.

News Release: EiE Hosts Conversations on Citizens, Technology & Government at Social Media Week

For the 4th year, EiE Nigeria will provide a space for citizens to learn and share how technology helps facilitate engagement with government during Social Media Week Lagos. EiE will also host its 3rd annual evening of music & spoken word to celebrate the space that social media provides for freedom of expression.

Article: Nigeria’s FRSC And Her N58m Media Budget

By Phrank Shaibu

In Nigeria, road safety is still a very complicated, highly misunderstood and an under addressed issue. The reasons are very many but they all hang on a long chain of non appreciation of the magnitude of the problem as a major disaster which claims many lives unnecessarily. Besides the traditional beliefs cum fatalism attached to road crashes by many under informed individuals and the circle of ever emerging religious groups that deliberately associate such incidents to blood sucking demons on the roads, the inaptitude of both the government and the governed count most for retarding the growth of road safety.