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International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) gathers powerhouses from across global Islamic finance industry

  Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East gathered today at the 2nd annual International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016) ( ). Held under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of the Sudan, the Central Bank of Sudan and the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning – and in strategic partnership with the Bank of Khartoum - IFIF 2016 hosted 200 dignitaries, central bank representatives,


By Niyi Tabiti The Governor of Nigeria's apex bank, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, disclosed that four of Nigerian rescued banks are expected to sign a momoradum of Understanding (MOU) with their new investors later this month (February 2011). gathered that the banks are Intercontinental Bank,Oceanic Bank,Bank PHB and Finbank Plc. The banks had earlier being bailed out in a $4 Billion (USD) deal.Shortly after Sanusi was made the governor of CBN, CBN detected that some banks are weakly capitalised due large toxic loans, mismanagement of funds and breach of trust by Chief Executives of the banks and their close associates.In all,there was shake up in the banking sector. CEOs of the affected banks such as Cecilia Ibru, Charles Atuche,Erastus Akingbola and others were removed.They are already being prosecuted in a court of law by Nigeria's anti-graft agency, EFCC. Other rescued banks are at the final stage of concluding deals with investors