Foreign Direct Investment In Nigeria – A Challenge To The Foreign Investor

By Bisi Akodu* The Nigerian Government has over the past twenty years liberalized its hitherto strict laws and regulations relating to foreign investment in Nigeria. Nigeria now offers foreign investors various incentives for the much needed capital investment required for the development of public sector infrastructure such as roads, power, water and transport as well…

Doing Business in a Just Way: A Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility

By Willy Mamah* As Nigeria confronts the current challenge of an Empty Treasury and need to encourage private capital, it is crucial to alsointerrogate, more closely, the notion of ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ as a framework for doing business in a just way. ‘Property’, the ‘having mode’ is crucial to ‘people’, the ‘being mode’, but the…

Promoting Arbitration As A Tool For Encouraging Investment

By – Ridwan Bello* Commerce, the live wire of every nation, thrives on globalization. In our today’s interconnected world, cross boarder transactions are the norm and cannot be avoided. International business contracts as well as Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are signed daily to protect international commerce, cross border transactions and investments. Human nature dictates that…

Towards A Paradigm Shift From Portfolio Investment To Foreign Direct Investment

By Aderinsola Fagbure* Time Magazine January24th 2015 was of particular interest to me as it featured two different articles on the potential growth expectations of Private Equity (PE) investments in Africa. These publications succeeded in raising in my mind a recurrent image of Wall Street investment bankers running, briefcases in hand, into tropical, rich and…