Saturday, April 14, 2018 08:00 AM / Proshare
From the Editor’s Desk
During the previous week, we released our Proshare Confidential Report titled “Judging the IMF’s Position on Development Indices”. Findings made available in the report reiterate the position that Economic Growth has largely remained at the top of the pyramid when compared with other economic indicators, leaving both the middle income and the poor (base) behind. The decline in the growth of per capital income as well as the nation’s Human Development Index (HDI) provides the needed precursor. Thereby, pinpointing the fact that policy over the years has failed to neither improve income distribution nor organically boost gross national income.
Fig 1: Nigeria’s Development Indices
Evidently, it will take some form of lifting for HDI to be properly reignited from the woods. More of the self- automation in oil cannot be enough. Therefore the back dialing of policy to remedy such flaws has become a critical component.
Creating an alignment between quantitative and qualitative growth have become the crux of policy makers. Undertaking the necessary investment in human capital and further strengthening economic freedom must return to the front burner if Nigeria has any chance at re-correcting the depression felt in HDI. Certainly, removing pediments such as infrastructural deficits is critically in order to reduce the existing level of dependency and income inequality.
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Nigerian Stock Exchange will today host the board and management of approved companies to be migrated onto the Premium Board namely Access Bank Plc, Lafarge Africa Plc, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc and United Bank for Africa (UBA), while the Official Launch of the NASD Enterprise Portal themed “Taking the Capital Market Upstream” holds.
The 3rd Annual Mining Investment Nigeria Conference will commence today, while the Lagos State Tourism Summit and the National Education Summit themed “Sustaining Local Content through Quality Education and Training” holds in Lagos.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The 2018 Nigeria Energy Forum will commence today with the title “Accelerating Access to Sustainable Energy for all”, while the ICSAN Public Practice Day holds today.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) in collaboration with the Lagos Business School will today hold the 2018 International Seminar with the topic “Managing Weak Insurance Companies amidst Industry Re-branding in Nigeria”.
The Board of Public Finance Management Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) will today host a one-day training/enlightenment programme for members of the Institute as well as other stakeholders engaged in pension scheme administration in Nigeria, while the Africa AgriWeek - Trade, Investment & Technology Seminar holds.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will hold its first Capital Market Committee (CMC) meeting in 2018 today, while the World Bank Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice (ELLED CoP) Webinar with focus on lessons from Nigeria holds.
The 2018 leadership and technology summit with the theme “Leading for Optimal Performance in the Digital Age” and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism’s 5th Convocation will commence today.
The Nielsen’s Practical Category Management Workshop, the Mobile Africa 2018 summit and the McNichols Plc’s Annual General Meeting will hold today.
Friday, April 20, 2018
The Education Risk and Governance Summit powered by Conrad Clark and theNiche Lecture Series themed “Development Reporting and Hysteria Journalism in Nigeria” will hold today.
The DAWN Commission Dipo Famakinwa Colloquium and the Nigerian Breweries Plc Annual General Meeting will hold today.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
UBA will hold its CEO Awards today, while the Education Convention 2018 holds.
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