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FinTech: Protection of investors high on SEC agenda– Uduk

FinTech: Protection of investors high on SEC agenda– Uduk

In its desire to transition towards a technology driven capital market as well as protect investors, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has said that the Commission would soon come out with regulations that would guide such products in the capital market. This was disclosed by the Acting Director General of the SEC, Ms. Mary

Court Dismisses BGL Applications; definite hearing fixed for October 2

Chief Magistrate Chinyere Nweoachenu of Wuse Magistrate Court in Abuja has dismissed all applications brought before her by BGL Plc and her subsidiaries objecting to their trial before the court. The Chief Magistrate therefore fixed definite hearing of the case for Wednesday October 2, 2018. In her ruling on the applications, Magistrate Nweoachenu stated that

Ruling on BGL fixed for Wednesday Sept. 5

The Chief Magistrate court in Wuse Zone 6, Abuja has fixed Wednesday September 5, 2018 for ruling on the various applications brought before it by BGL Plc and its subsidiaries. BGL Plc and her subsidiaries had filed four different applications against their trial. These Applications centred on the First Information Report (FIR) before the court

SEC charges business owners to embrace corporate governance

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria has restated the need for business owners in the country to embrace corporate governance as a desirable option to grow their enterprises, improve shareholders’ funds and profitability on a sustainable basis. The commission’s Acting Director General, Ms. Mary Uduk, gave the advice during her comments as one of

NBA Seeks Collaboration with SEC

The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) is seeking collaboration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the Commission’s efforts to deepen the capital market. Chair NBA Section on Business Law (SBL) Mr. Olumide Akpata, made the call when members of the NBA-SBL visited the SEC office in Abuja While assuring the Ag. DG of the

UTILIZATION OF RETURNED LOOT: ANEEJ applauds Buhari for including CSOs

The Africa Network for Environment & Economic Justice, ANEEJ, has applauded the plan by the Buhari administration to expend the $320million loot returned from Switzerland to Nigeria on the poorest of the poor through a conditional Cash Transfer Programme. In a statement released to the media after 8th Commonwealth Conference on Anti-Corruption, organized by the

SEC restates commitment to ensuring fairness and transparency in Capital Market transactions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has restated its determination to ensure that every shareholder is fairly, equitably and similarly treated and given sufficient information regarding transactions in the capital market. Acting Director General of SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk stated this while delivering a keynote address at the 1st Annual Seminar of the Committee on

Oando shareholders want Adeosun sacked

Some Oando Plc shareholders on Sunday demanded the immediate sack of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, accusing her of “unwholesome interference in the smooth operation of the capital market.” The aggrieved investors also accused Mrs Adeosun of meddling with the functions of the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), causing “severe damage to the capital

Gwarzo, it’s time to face your allegations

By Chikwelu Chukwujindum There is no doubt that one of the biggest drawbacks to national development particularly in African countries south of the Sahara is the reckless and bare-faced conversion of public funds and property to personal use by public officials. In Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nations, the challenge of rising to its full potential

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