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Nigeria dominates Africa Business Awards nominations

14 September 2015, 14:29

Abuja - Nigeria is leading the nominations for the upcoming 2015 African Business Awards.

Among the nominees are Aliko Dangote, the Chief Executive Officer of the Dangote Group, and Oscar Onyema, Director General of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, who are both nominated for Business Leader of the Year.

The Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, Amy Jadesimi, is nominated for the Most Outstanding Woman in Business.

The Dangote Group and Red Media are nominated in the African Business of the Year category.

In the Good Corporate Governance category are Guaranty Trust Bank, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and Red Media.

The winners will be presented at the Awards ceremony, which will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York on Wednesday next week.

Now in their seventh year, the awards will be held on the eve of the African Leadership Forum, a high level dialogue bringing together some of Africa's leading political and business actors.

The events are taking place on the fringes of the UN General Assembly, which, this year will agree on the next set of Global Development Goals.

Also read: Africa's richest man Dangote plans Zimbabwe investments

The African Business Awards, launched in 2008, are a platform to celebrate excellence in African business, by recognising the individuals and companies that are driving Africa's rapidly transforming economy and creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities all over the continent.

The awards have had a number of distinguished winners in the past.

The last edition saw Bola Adesola, Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Nigeria winning the Most Outstanding Woman of the Year. Other previous winners include Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings who won the African Business Icon.

GT Bank, Agility and Cofina support the awards.

- CAJ News

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