​Aké partners is a pan African corporate advisory firm specialising in government relations, public policy and political risk analysis. It advises multinational clients on a wide range of issues from market access and establishment to regulatory and risk challenges. Its footprint across sub-Saharan Africa enables it to combine local knowledge with a world class approach to on the ground assistance and analysis.

Analysts

  • Boye Gbadebo

    Political Analyst

Nigerian Customs Service: Plus Ça Change?

​The Nigerian Customs Service (“NCS”), together with the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the now unbundled Nigerian National Petroleum Company, are arguably the most important state controlled parastatals in Nigeria. In 2015, the NCS generated NGN 905 Billion in revenue, an amount that dwarfs the combined revenues generated by other countries in the Economic Community of West African States. The organisation employs in excess of 12,000 employees, across all 36 states in the country and is a key stakeholder in the fight against Boko Haram and the illicit drugs trade. In addition, for many de...

Nigeria: Break up of NAFDAC?

​Nigeria is currently facing significant infrastructural problems in the drug market, rapid manufacturing and importation growth, increased demand for drugs to deal with lifestyle and infectious diseases and an ambitious initiative in West Africa for regulatory integration and rule harmonisation. Concerns have therefore been raised about the need to reform of NAFDAC the primary regulator of food and drugs in NIgeria. This article examines the background and issues to this debate.

MTN Fine And Political Interference in Nigeria.

​Negotiations embarked upon by the telecoms operator MTN with the Nigerian Communications Commission (“NCC”) in the hope of reducing the telecom operator's US$ 3.9 Billion fine has exposed an interesting new approach by the Nigerian government that should be of interest to foreign investors in Nigeria.

Risks to Doing Business In Angola

​Significant oil reserves and relative stability has for many years caused Angola to be attractive for foreign investors from its former colonial master Portugal to resource hungry economies such as China. However, falling oil prices, changes in the Chinese economy and growing political uncertainty has highlighted the risks of investing in the country. This article provides an analysis of those key risks a foreign investor has to consider, when deciding to invest in Angola at the moment.

Angola: Market Access, Establishment and Taxation

​The reports provides a comprehensive analysis of the practical, legal, regulatory and tax issues for foreign investors considering entering the Angolan market.  It details the appropriate legal vehicle, tax rates and rules, impact of the foreign investment legislation and legislation encouraging indigenous commerical activity. 

Nigerian Customs Service: Plus Ça Change?

​The Nigerian Customs Service (“NCS”), together with the Federal Inland Revenue Service and the now unbundled Nigerian National Petroleum Company, are arguably the most important state controlled parastatals in Nigeria. In 2015, the NCS generated NGN 905 Billion in revenue, an amount that dwarfs the combined revenues generated by other countries in the Economic Community of West African States. The organisation employs in excess of 12,000 employees, across all 36 states in the country and is a key stakeholder in the fight against Boko Haram and the illicit drugs trade. In addition, for many de...

Nigeria: Break up of NAFDAC?

​Nigeria is currently facing significant infrastructural problems in the drug market, rapid manufacturing and importation growth, increased demand for drugs to deal with lifestyle and infectious diseases and an ambitious initiative in West Africa for regulatory integration and rule harmonisation. Concerns have therefore been raised about the need to reform of NAFDAC the primary regulator of food and drugs in NIgeria. This article examines the background and issues to this debate.

MTN Fine And Political Interference in Nigeria.

​Negotiations embarked upon by the telecoms operator MTN with the Nigerian Communications Commission (“NCC”) in the hope of reducing the telecom operator's US$ 3.9 Billion fine has exposed an interesting new approach by the Nigerian government that should be of interest to foreign investors in Nigeria.

Risks to Doing Business In Angola

​Significant oil reserves and relative stability has for many years caused Angola to be attractive for foreign investors from its former colonial master Portugal to resource hungry economies such as China. However, falling oil prices, changes in the Chinese economy and growing political uncertainty has highlighted the risks of investing in the country. This article provides an analysis of those key risks a foreign investor has to consider, when deciding to invest in Angola at the moment.

Angola: Market Access, Establishment and Taxation

​The reports provides a comprehensive analysis of the practical, legal, regulatory and tax issues for foreign investors considering entering the Angolan market.  It details the appropriate legal vehicle, tax rates and rules, impact of the foreign investment legislation and legislation encouraging indigenous commerical activity. 

ResearchPool Subscriptions

Get the most out of your insights

Get in touch