The Responsibility of Growing CSR in Nigeria

First things first: contrary to the belief of the majority of corporate Nigeria, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not fulfilled by corporate philanthropy. In fact, there is a clear difference between the two as succinctly stated by Peter Baines (a business consultant and philanthropist) as follows, “The differences between the two can be measured in the return that flows back to the giver.” While corporate philanthropy produces benefits including improved employee engageme

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Applications Open for Trust Conference Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 31 July, 2017

The Trust Conference Scholarship, a part of the Trust Conference is now open for applications inviting all applicants working in the areas of human trafficking, slavery and human rights. Priority will be given to applicants from developing countries who demonstrate their participation at Trust Conference will enhance their work in their own communities.

This year, up to 60 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from diverse discipli

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Recession: CSR Suffers, As Companies Spending Power Shrink

The unrelenting economic recession in the country has been impacting all facets of activities of companies. The worse hit is their implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR. OLAJIDE FABAMISE writes.

The shrinking of the economy and businesses has compelled many firms to scale down every aspects of their activities as they face financial and operational challenges daily. Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR is usually associated with the term, com

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Edo Govt to Create Ministry of Mining

Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki has disclosed that Ministry of Mining would be established in the state to fast-track the development of mining activities.

He noted that the state was yet to take full advantage of the investment potentials in the mining sector due to lack of a structure to coordinate its activities.

The governor announced this while reacting to elucidations made by Minister of Mines and Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at a two-day workshop on

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Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle XXV

Dream of using technology to change the world?

Join the Andela movement, to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, and cities across Africa.


The Andela Fellowship is a four-year paid technical leadership program designed to shape you into an elite software developer. The program requires that you dedicate yourself to th

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CSO Professionalism and Effectiveness Therapy (C-PET) Workshop Series

CSR-in-Action is offering members of qualified Non-profit organisations the unique opportunity to learn from seasoned experts on the theme -  Resource and Partnership Mobilisation. This training - fully sponsored by Access Bank Plc - will equip you with the requisite skills to properly attract, create, and sustain new resources and partnerships as well as develop the financial systems that will safeguard the resources raised.

The workshop is scheduled to hold in Lago

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The Solution Lies In Our Solutions

It is no secret that Nigeria has been dealing with recession worse than ever before. The reasons for this are also well known to include the crashing oil prices, the weakening currency, the increasingly disturbing security challenges, and a host of other socio-political issues. Fortunately, in recent times, it has not been all bad news. It appears that experts have hope that things will begin to turn around in 2017, with a prediction of a 1.3% increase in economic growth by the end of 2017. H

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What Buhari Govt Must Do to Develop Niger Delta, Implement Action Plan - Development Expert

Deirdre LaPin is a development expert currently based in the US. She is an also Africanist scholar who has studied Nigeria for over 45 years. She lived in Nigeria for extended periods totalling 18 years and for ten years worked in and on the Niger Delta as a managing advisor on development to the oil industry and later for international agencies. Between 1997 and 2001, she helped Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, establish the first corporate community inves

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Adio, 9 Nigerians become fellows of African Leadership Initiative

Ten Nigerians, including Waziri Adio, executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), have become fellows of the Africa Leadership Initiative – West Africa (ALIWA).

The initiative, which is in partnership with the Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN), recently announced the graduation of her 5th class in ten years.

The programme is one aimed at raising a new breed of community spirited leaders who have ach

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UNIDO to Develop Action Plan on Use of Mercury in Mining

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization, UNIDO, has concluded arrangement to help Nigeria develop a National Action on Mercury Use in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.
Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi disclosed this at inauguration of Development Partners and Donor Agencies Coordination Group on Mining in Abuja, said this would grow the sector to reposition the country for self-sustained inclusive growth.

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