Despite challenges that cause some investors to gloss over Nigeria, Africa's largest market is working to smooth the way for U.S. companies, government officials said in Atlanta. Swayed by negative media reports of widespread violence and rampant corruption in the country, many foreign investors have been reluctant to take a closer look at Nigeria, said Read more
Olufunke “Lateefah” Taiwo, an accounting major at Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business who moved to the U.S. from Nigeria in 2006, was on the winning team of the CIBER Case Challenge held Oct. 30-31 at Ohio State University. The CIBER Case Challenge is an annual undergraduate competition where teams composed of students from Read more
Babtunde Fashola, governor of the Lagos state in Nigeria, will be honored at a trade and investment conference in Atlanta Nov. 11-13. Mr. Fashola will receive the governor of the year award at the conference, which is sponsored by the Nigerian Export Promotion Council. It will held at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Read more
Two faculty members and one student at Georgia State University have been awarded Fulbright scholarships to study and conduct research abroad. Vijay Vaishnavi, a professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems of the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, was awarded a Fulbright to teach and conduct research at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Read more
At an April 12 trade conference in Atlanta sponsored by the government of Nigeria, one of the African country's agency directors, who had been scheduled to speak, was not there.
He was instead in China on government business, it was announced.
During the conference, China was mentioned repeatedly as an aggressive suitor for trade in oil-rich Nigeria…
A trade conference on Nigeria April 12-13 in Atlanta is scheduled to include that country's ambassador to the U.S., Adebowale Ibibapo Adefuye, as well as several other high-ranking government officials. Sponsored by the government of Nigeria, the Atlanta conference, which is free and open to the public, will be the first of three in the Read more
Delta Air Lines Inc. is mulling a partnership with a Nigerian airline that could result in joint marketing efforts between the two carriers as they seek to build business in Africa's most populous nation. Delta, the only U.S. carrier currently flying directly to Africa, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nigerian Eagle Airlines, a domestic Read more