Tag: World Economic Forum

According To This Report, The Nigerian Economy Amongst Least Competitive Globally

The Nigerian economy is one of the world’s least competitive, and currently ranks 127th out of 138 economies globally, a 2016-2017 report by the World Economic Forum, says. In the 2015-2016 edition of the Global Competitive Index, Nigeria ranked 124th out of 140 countries. The latest ranking means the country[Read More…]

Davos 2015: Abuja Shapers To Participate In LIVE Interactions

The World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community in Geneva has named Abuja as one of the cities it will connect to on 10 key issues through live, interactive webcast sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos-Klosters. According to a statement released by the Abuja Hub of[Read More…]

Here’s A Quick Peak At The Island That Trumps Nigeria, SA As Most Competitive African Economy

Following the recently released World Economic Forum report on the global competitiveness index, a measurement of countries’ productivity and investment landscape, one would expect high flyers like Nigeria, the continent’s largest economy, and South Africa, its most developed, to lead Africa’s economic train. But a less talked about island, Mauritius[Read More…]

WEF: Frank Nweke Jnr Appointed Member, Global Agenda Council

The World Economic forum, a network of Global Agenda Councils, has appointed the  former Minister of Information, Frank Nweke Jnr as a Member of the Global Agenda Council on Africa for 2014-2016. In a letter of appointment/invitation extended to Nweke dated June 3, 2014, founder and Executive Chairman of WEF,[Read More…]

Babatunde Fashola: My World Economic Forum (WEF) Takeaways #WEFAfrica2014

As we expect life in Abuja to return to normal, hopefully for the better, I feel the urge to share my thoughts about the World Economic Forum (WEF). Although security concerns and discussions were constant mentions at a Forum to discuss Africa’s economy hosted in Africa’s largest market (by population),[Read More…]

‘I Will Not Sleep Until Abducted Girls Are Rescued’, Says Jonathan

NAN President Goodluck Jonathan says he will “not sleep” or rest on his oars until the over 200 abducted girls in Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, are rescued. He stated this at a world press conference to mark the end of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) hosted in Abuja. Jonathan, who appealed to the[Read More…]

Dangote To Invest $16BN To Create 180,000 Jobs In 4 Years

NAN The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said the group would invest 16 billion dollars to create various businesses in Nigeria and other African countries in the next four years. Dangote made this known on Thursday in Abuja at the plenary of the ongoing World Economic Forum (WEF)[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria’s Baby Boom Will Lead To An Explosion

Earlier today, a statement was credited to Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays, who is attending the World Economic Jamboree in Abuja. Mr. Diamond is credited with saying that, “Nigeria is the place to be if you want manufacture diapers.” Mr. Diamond is right on that count. But, that statement[Read More…]

Olusegun Adeniyi: World Economic Forum In The Shadow Of Chibok

The African edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) began yesterday in Abuja but not many Nigerians care since our people are being treated as some families would treat their eccentric relations that have to be locked out of view when important visitors come calling. It beggars belief that our[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: The Contradictions Of Doyin Okupe’s CNN Interview Over The Abducted School Girls

I don’t believe in false pride. The problem has been allowed to fester for too long. We are dealing with monstrosity, the kind we’ve never known before.-Wole Soyinka There were a few rather interesting interviews yesterday, one was #DoyinOkupe on CNN, telling the world that Nigeria has “every capability of getting the[Read More…]