5 things to expect this week

| Monday, 09 October 2017 5:17pm | news

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo | source: @ngrSenate

This week is all about the economy as world leaders and captains of industry gather to deliberate on economic policies & sustainability at national, regional, and global levels. Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, delivers the keynote address at this year’s Africa Summit, themed “What Makes Africa Work” in London today. "The Africa Summit hosted by the Financial Times of London is a global forum reputed as one of the leading conferences in the world on African business and economic matters", a press statement signed by his SSA on Media and Publicity read.

The 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit will hold this week from the 10th to the 12th of October 2017. The theme of this year's Summit is "Opportunities, Productivities, & Employment: Actualizing the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan". The Summit will feature its first Startups Pitching Event where entrepreneurs from across the country will get a chance to showcase their business ideas to a panel of seasoned business people.

Over one thousand entrepreneurs from across the continent are expected to converge in Lagos by Friday for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The two-day forum will feature plenary panels, masterclasses, and discussions on initiatives for enhancing the continent's business environment.

On the global scale, central bank governors and finance ministers from the G20 will meet in Washington on Thursday the annual conference of the IMF and World Bank. Some of the areas of interest are the future of globalization, rising inequality, rise in sovereign debt vulnerabilities, and climate change.

Shifting to other matters, the trial of over one thousand alleged Boko Haram terrorists begins today, October 9th, according to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.