Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Nigerian central banker
Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR is a Nigerian economics professor and the immediate past Governor and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He was named Governor on 29 May 2004. He is also a member of the British Department for International Development's International Advisory Group.
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Africa needs honesty over EU trade deals
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Europe’s approach is the equivalent of the Berlin Conference that divided the continent among the great powers, writes Chukwuma Charles Soludo
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Political Metabolism: We must help Sanusi now! - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Soludo. Indeed, that is about one of the good things I know that Sanusi has even credited Soludo's tenure with. But what should ordinarily have been a quiet and harmless banking product has now been steered into controversy with Sanusi's
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Useless 'miracle first class' university degrees - Nigeria Daily Independent
Google News - over 5 years
The consolidation of the nation's universities along the line that Charles Soludo adopted with the then mushrooming fraud called banking in Nigeria a few years ago is one sure way to reverse this intellectual decadence now confronting the nation
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Nigeria: Opponents of Islamic Banking Need a Second Thought -Rev. Ikweh - AllAfrica.com
Google News - over 5 years
It was approved by Professor Charles Soludo. I don't think you are more Christian than Soludo. Soludo will not close his eyes and see something coming in to hit the Christians and he will approve it. We should look at it very dispassionately and very
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Issues from Okotie's charge on Islamic banking - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Charles Soludo, after his own controversial recapitalisation programme, was questionable. If not, Sanusi's quick intervention soon after taking over shouldn't have been so compelling. The truth before us in retrospect is that, the on-going reform
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Afribank, oh my Afribank! - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
Or was this another idea started by Professor Charles Soludo which he had no chance to perfect before leaving office? •Lewis, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (08055001746)
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Banking reforms: Between lies and illusion - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Just under the CBN regime of Charles Soludo we had another which was aimed at capacity building. We are yet at another round of more comprehensive 'reforms'; aimed at good corporate governance, capacity building and systems re-engineering with a tonic
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Six governors and their 2012 agenda - The Nation Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
It went to Professor Charles Soludo. The same rule may apply in this case. The machinery for a fresh primary may be set by the PDP which would enable Echocho to test his strength. A former Executive Director of troubled Afribank, Echocho is said to
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CBN's reform & World Bank's ranking of Nigerian banks - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
Six years ago, the performance of most of the nation's commercial banks declined, and that brought the emergence of 25 out of 89 banks in 2005, through the consolidation exercise initiated by the former CBN governor, Professor Charles Soludo
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Group blames hike of commodity prices on exchange rate, Customs duties - BusinessDay
Google News - over 5 years
... explained that the naira-to-dollar exchange rate fluctuates between N157 and N158 currently, as against N48 and N100 at which it was tagged during the regime of the late Sani Abacha as head of state and Charles Soludo as CBN governor, respectively
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Islamic banking, terrorism and Nigeria's economy - Nigeria Daily Independent
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According to Boyo, the former CBN governor, Professor Charles Soludo's Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (SMEIS) is similar in many respects to the concept of non-interest banking. “Unfortunately, Soludo chickened out under pressure from
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Hypocrites as leaders (2) - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
In January 2007, then Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo gave a lecture to a group of young Northern intellectuals in Kaduna at their invitation. He told them that the North (especially North West) going by available
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CBN stirs fresh dust over Islamic banking - Vanguard
Google News - over 5 years
Thus, the approval by the CBN under former CBN Governor Charles Soludo saw the emergence of the proposed JA'IZ Bank, which has been working to raise 25 billion naira capital base as required (under BOFIA), showing that Islamic banking system was
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Dora Akunyili: 'God is in this with me' - Daily Sun
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Talking of brothers and sisters, one of the problems you may have had in PDP may be due to the strained relationship between you and your brother-in-law, Charles Soludo? As a person, I don't have any problem particularly with PDP, because I never ran
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Obi, Soludo agree on adoption of schools - NEXT
Google News - over 5 years
The guest speaker, Charles Soludo, said wealthy people in the society should adopt schools in their localities instead of lavishing their wealth on inanities. But Mr Obi, whose friendship with Mr Soludo had been strained by the latter's energetic
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Charles Chukwuma Soludo
    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 52
    He later joined the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in preparation for the November 2013 governorship race in Anambra state.
    More Details Hide Details 1992 1993 1994 1995 1998 1999 2002 2004 2006 Buhari vs Jonathan, Beyond the elections. Soludo's name and position are frequently used by con artists in their attempts to add credibility to their advance-fee fraud activities (also known as 419 scams).
    On 17 July 2013, Soludo resigned from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) after a letter to the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
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  • FORTIES
  • 2009
    Age 48
    After this initial rancour, 36 out of the 47 candidates, and several top shots of the PDP, affirmed their support for Soludo on Wednesday 14 October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details However, Soludo went on to lose the election to Peter Obi in an election which was largely considered free and fair according to major election observers. However, with the perceived solid performance of Soludo as the CBN Governor he remains a respected economic policy authority in Nigeria. Political commentators in urging an issue based election campaign in the coming 2011 election has called on aspirants to work with respected economists like Soludo towards an acceptable Economic Plan.
    On 9 October 2009, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) chose Professor Soludo as their consensus candidate for the position from a field of 47 candidates, after repeated attempts to hold elective primaries were stalled by court injunctions.
    More Details Hide Details However, his nomination was contested by 23 of the 47 aspirants, citing lack of transparency in the process.
    In September 2009, Soludo announced his aspiration for the seat of the Governor of Anambra State, in the south-eastern Nigeria state's election of 9 February 2010.
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  • 2008
    Age 47
    In January 2008, in a speech to the Nigerian Economic Society, he predicted consolidation in the private banking industry, saying "By the end of 2008, there'll be fewer banks than there are today.
    More Details Hide Details The restructuring of the banking industry has been attracting funds from local and foreign investors, which have increased banks' ability to lend to customers". He hopes to see Nigeria become Africa's financial hub, and considers microfinance important to the federal government's economic policies.
  • 2004
    Age 43
    Prior to his May 2004 appointment to the bank chairmanship, he held the positions of Chief Economic Adviser to former President Obasanjo and Chief Executive of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria.
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  • 2003
    Age 42
    Soludo joined the federal government in 2003.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1998
    Age 37
    In 1998 Soludo was appointed to the position of professor of economics at the University of Nigeria; the next year he became a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, US.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 23
    Soludo is a core professional in the business of macroeconomics. He obtained his three degrees and then professorship at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Enugu State. He graduated with a First Class Honors degree in 1984, an MSc Economics in 1987, and a PhD in 1989, winning prizes for the best student at all three levels.
    More Details Hide Details He has been trained and involved in research, teaching and auditing in such disciplines as the multi-country macro econometric modelling, techniques of computable general equilibrium modelling, survey methodology and panel data econometrics, among others. Soludo studied and taught these courses at many Universities, including Oxford, Cambridge and Warwick. He has co-authored, co-edited and authored about ten books on this subject matter.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1960
    Born
    Born on July 28, 1960.
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