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The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), in partnership with the Convention on Business Integrity (CBi) has established a Corporate Governance Rating System for listed companies to strengthen the corporate regulatory and supervisory capacity in Nigeria, and provide solid information for investors and consumers to differentiate between companies on the basis of their compliance and integrity with minimum acceptable standards of Corporate Governance. The Corporate Governance Rating System for listed companies in Nigeria will achieve the following objectives Elevate existing corporate governance...
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Corporate Governance in Nigeria is Evolving

By Soji Apampa, Co-founder of The Convention on Business Integrity – Nigeria   In a speech chronicling what went wrong in the Nigerian banking industry in 2009, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi said that “Governance malpractice within banks, unchecked at consolidation, became a way of life in large parts of the sector, enriching a few at the expense of many depositors and investors. Corporate governance in many banks failed because boards ignored these practices …” Have Nigerian companies ceased the practice of selecting board members mainly...
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Is there a Right Corporate Governance Framework for Nigeria?

In developing an appropriate corporate governance framework, should Nigeria copy international paradigms that may or may not fit our context? Should we borrow wholesale the rules-based or principles-based approaches to corporate governance or would we be better off developing our own unique response based on lessons from these international approaches? The role of sound corporate governance practice in creating market transparency and efficiency is undeniable, however, there is currently on-going debate around the world regarding what the optimal corporate governance framework is. Is the ri...
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Are our Corporate Governance Standards High Enough?

By Soji Apampa Corporate governance is at the heart of how businesses are run. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperative Development (OECD), “corporate governance involves a set of relationships between a company’s management, its boards, its shareholders and other stakeholders”. Corporate governance, broadly speaking, includes board efficiency, transparency, reporting requirements, investor communications and sustainability. Corporate governance includes rules and practice guiding such matters as selection of the board and management, roles and responsibilities of a boar...
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