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NSE demutualisation: The journey so far

As the demutualization process of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) nears completion, members of the exchange passed the requisite resolutions at a Court Ordered Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting on the third of March. When complete, the exchange will convert from a not-for-profit entity limited by guarantee into a profit-making, public limited liability company owned by shareholders. In an exclusive interview, CNBC Africa's Esther Awoniyi caught up with Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange to breakdown how the journey so far, and how this process will impact operations at the Exchange going forward....

Expo 2020: DDCI, Farmcrowdy partner to tap start-ups for solutions

Ahead of the Expo in Dubai later this year, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) selected Nigeria's Farmcrowdy among ten start-ups for business partnership. The chamber says start-ups are an important step in establishing bridges of communication and cross-border co-operation. CNBC Africa's Kenneth Igbomor caught up with Kenneth Obiajulu, Managing Director of Farmcrowdy Nigeria to get more insight on this partnership....

Fixing inefficiencies in Nigeria’s power value chain

Nigeria’s electricity regulator has put a cap on the amount electricity distributors can charge unmetered residential and commercial customers. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has also called for the metering of customers on higher tariff classes no later than the 30th of April this year. Abimbola Banjo, Director & Head of Finance Advisory at PwC West Africa joins CNBC Africa to explore ways to fix challenges in Nigeria’s electricity value chain....

Attracting investors into Africa’s energy mix

General Electric’s CEO for Gas Power business for Sub-Saharan Africa Elisee Sezan says as more Africans get better access to power, it could become a driver to unlock economic growth in the region. He also notes that there is an evolution on how to attract the right number of investors to drive growth in the power sector in Africa. CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi caught up with him for more.

Sustainability & improving ESG outcomes in Africa

At the World Economic Forum in Davos earlier this year, global stakeholders launched the future of sustainable data alliance which aims to accelerate the allocation of capital into sustainable investments through better environmental, social and governance data. Franita Neuville, Director for Investment and Advisory Performance at Refinitiv joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi to discuss some trends to expect in the ESG investments space going forward....

Making sense of Nigeria’s visa policy

The Comptroller General of Nigeria’s Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede says Africa’s future may include a common passport and no land borders. In an exclusive interview with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole, he says clears the air on the new visa policy and how it affects Africans....

Dubai Expo 2020: How Africa can benefit from its close ties with Dubai

Dubai-based President for SAP South Europe in the Middle East and Africa, Steve Tzikakis says Dubai is a hub and countries in Africa can benefit from the proximity with this hub as the links between Africa and Dubai can only be beneficial for companies and countries. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop caught up with him to discuss how the Expo 2020 can act as a catalyst to build links between Africa and Dubai....

Nigeria unveils National Action Plan to improve its ease of doing business

As part of efforts to reach its ease of doing business targets, Nigeria has unveiled its National Action plan 5.0 that will run from the 5th of February to the 4th of April this year. Jumoke Oduwole, Special Advisor to Nigeria's President on ease of doing business joins CNBC Africa to discuss the components of this plan....

Dubai Expo 2020: Dubai’s young tech entrepreneurs

CNBC’s Dan Murphy caught up with some young tech entrepreneurs in Dubai to find out how they are using innovation to add value to everyday life. CNBC International filed this report.

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