24 Aug 2022

… To launch OGSCOFED CoopPay – a Digital Payment Platform for Cooperatives in Ogun State The President & CEO of CRASoN - The Cooperative Rating & Award Society of Nigeria Mr Victor Oyegoke on Monday, 22nd August 2022 led a delegation from the organization comprising of himself, CRASoN Secretary & Executive Director, Ms Victoria Adiaha Akpan and the Provost & Chairman o...

10 Jul 2022

The popular Ibom Hall was today filled to the brim as the Ministry of Rural Development and Cooperatives celebrated the grand finale of 2022 International Cooperative Day which is the 100th since its inception in 1923 when it was first celebrated. In his address, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Mr Udom Emmanuel ably represented by the Hea...

09 Jul 2022

... courtesy of the performing pragmatic Commissioner who has been delivering on her promises of bringing innovations and creativity into governance at the ministry. Ms. Afishetu Braimoh Hon. Commissioner, Ministry for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives The Edo State Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives, for the first time in the history of the ministry, marked the UN Intern...

05 Jul 2022

More investment is required in women’s cooperatives for them to attain their full potential and make major contributions to the country’s economic growth. This was the consensus at a high-level national symposium on women’s cooperatives held in Abuja on Tuesday. The symposium which brought together experts, policymakers and women in cooperatives was organised by the Cooperatives Fi...

05 Jul 2022

Mr. Emmanuel ATAMA Executive Secretary CFAN Cooperatives Financing Agency of Nigeria (CFAN) in collaboration with Partnership for Advancing Women in Economic Development (PAWED) has called for the review of the cooperative’s policies to better accommodate modern realities, especially as it concerns women and youth. The executive secretary of CFAN, Emmanuel Atama, who made the call ...

29 Jun 2022

… Calls for entry nominations Today, Wednesday 29th June 2022 The Cooperative Rating & Award Society of Nigeria (CRASoN), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development (FMARD) Federal Department of Cooperatives (FDC) Abuja has officially unveiled the calendar of events for its upcoming 4th edition of the National Cooperative Awards, Symposiu...

15 May 2022

Honour to whom honour is due. High Chief Ayeola Lifted his Award & Wife beside him "Render therefore to all their dues: a tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour." (Romans 13 vs 7) The above bible quote instructs that we always give all due honour,  respect, tribute and reverence, especially to those in Higher Auth...

15 Apr 2022

The Edo State Government has reaffirmed its commitment to promoting made-in-Edo goods to enhance economic growth and development, reassuring policies and reforms to ensure that businesses in the state thrive. The Edo State Commissioner for Industry, Trade and Cooperatives, Afishetu Braimoh, gave the assurance during a meeting with stakeholders, in Benin City, to review strategies for en...

11 Feb 2022

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has signed into law a bill to provide for the registration of cooperative societies in the state. Governor Sanwo-Olu said that the law to provide for the registration of cooperative societies in Lagos State will make it easy to regulate the operations of thousands of cooperative societies in the state for harmonious cooperation. The governo...

27 Jan 2022

The President of the Cooperative Federation of Nigeria (CFN), High Chief Tajudeen Oriyomi Ayeola was at the Statehouse in Aso Rock, Abuja, where he led some key personalities from the Cooperative Movement of Nigeria to meet with the Presidency in order to table matters relating to the Cooperative Development and Reforms in Nigeria. In his speech to the Vice President, High Chief Ayeol...

20 Oct 2021

We’ll Work To Ensure Adequate Security Of Lives, Property ― Oyo NSCDC Commandant Oyo State Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Michael Adaralewa, has assured the state residents of adequate security of lives and property in the remaining months of the year. The Commandant gave the assurance on Monday during the handover of motorcycles and tricycles purchase...

20 Oct 2021

The Immediate Past President of Lagos State Cooperative Federation (LASCOFED) and the Current President of the Co-operative Federation of Nigeria (CFN), High Chief. Tajudeen Oriyomi Ayeola, made History as the First Nigerian elected as the President of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) Africa Region. By the virtue of his current position as ICA Africa President becomes the N...

16 Oct 2021

Cooperative Federation of Nigeria (CFN) President, High Chief Oriyomi Ayeola elected International Cooperative Alliance (ICA)-Africa President. He is the first Nigerian to be elected as President of the International Organisation since its creation. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERY NIGERIAN COOPERATOR…This is a ground breaking achievement for us all in the movement. I pray God Almighty gra...

09 Oct 2021

Participants at the just concluded Batch B training on ICT Skill Acquisition on products and wares marketing for co-operators in Oyo State have commended Senator Teslim Folarin and the management of Federal Cooperative College, Ibadan for the exercise, which they said have turned their lives around for good. They said the one-week intensive training has just exposed them to ne...

09 Oct 2021

IBADAN – Some beneficiaries of the just concluded one-week training on Elementary Management Techniques for Cooperators, sole traders, and partners in Oyo state have commended Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin and the Management of Federal Cooperative College Ibadan for Initiating such life-changing opportunities. Some of the participants described the opportunity as a life-saving p...

09 Oct 2021

….Says It Is Time To Encourage Young Nigerians To Depend Less On Government IBADAN – Senator Teslim Kolawole Folarin, lawmaker representing Oyo Central Senatorial District has said the capacity building training organized for Artisans, Traders, Youths, and Entrepreneurs in his constituency is another form of empowerment for self-reliance and development. The All Progressive Co...

09 Oct 2021

The Federal Cooperative College Ibadan, Oyo State has trained Women and Youth traders and artisans on Management techniques within the Oyo State Central Senatorial District. It was reported that In a bid to enhance sustainable development and growth in the country, Federal Cooperative college Ibadan has trained scores of artisans, traders, and others on modern management techniques ...

01 Oct 2021

Eko Akete Cooperative holds 59th AGM. Elects New Excos One of the most outstanding cooperative societies in Lagos State -  The Eko Akete (Mainland) Cooperative Multipurpose Society  Ltd last week held its 59th Annual General Meeting and presentation of its Annual Reports, also announced its elected new management committee members. The event was held at the Sir Gabriel Or...

01 Oct 2021

ADESUWA IFEDI DISCUSSES THE IMPACT OF AGRITECH INNOVATIONS AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN AFRICA’S AGRICULTURE Agriculture accounts for approximately 23 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP. Smallholder farmers account for more than 60 percent of the region’s population. Yet, Africa’s full agricultural potential remains untapped due to several factors ranging from a lack of investment to low ...

01 Oct 2021

Charting New Economic Roadmap with FinTechs Emma Okonji examines the economic potential of FinTech players in the development of Nigeria and the need to grow and mentor technology startups to drive such development All over the world, there is a paradigm shift from an oil-based economy to a knowledge-based economy that is driven by technology. Just as technology rules the world, na...

01 Oct 2021

Why Youth does not want to be a part of Cooperative Became the youth representative and working on the youth cooperative advocacy. Gained insights among them to reflect on the issues as a youth and what “youth” is? The big question that I faced a lot from my journey as a youth cooperator and advocacy was around, “How do we motivate youth to join the cooperative?”, “Youth only wants...

01 Oct 2021

Tech Startups and the Profit of Cooperatives Blessed with a large population of young, creative minds, Nigeria stands to gain a lot by encouraging the tech-savvy segments of the society to come together and form cooperatives to allow them to take control of their economic future and enjoy the benefits of their activities. Humanity acknowledges that the current global realities dema...

07 Sep 2021

CRASoN seeks partnership with City People Media Group to support their upcoming CoopAWARDS event as regards Media & Publicity above all, help proffer advises and counsel on organizing the event. Its good news for us, and we are glad to officially announce that City People Media Group – Owners and Publishers of City People Magazines, City People Online TV, City People Event & P...

28 Aug 2021

During the time Alhaji (Dr). AbdulRazaaq Ola Balogun FHNR, CBD, assumed office in the year 2013, Alhaji Balogun led administration conceived the idea of taking the Federation to the zenith. Being a high – performer with genuine interest to better the lives of cooperators and improve Ogun State Cooperative Movement, Alhaji (Dr). AbdulRazaaq Ola Balogun FHNR, CBD and his hardworking team h...

28 Aug 2021

A Cooperative Publication Committee led by Alhaji S. I. Adeniji visited Ogun State Cooperative Federation Limited (OGSCOFED) to produce a book on the Historical Development of Cooperatives in South West Zone, Nigeria, to mark the Conglomerate 70th Foundation Anniversary early next year, 2022 was inaugurated on the 24th June, 2021 by the Board of Odua Cooperative Conglomerate Limited (OCC...

28 Aug 2021

Cooperative societies in Lagos State have been told to embrace digitalisation in their business processes to gain a competitive advantage. This was stated at a capacity building programme with the theme ‘digitalisation transformation strategy for cooperative societies’ organised by the Lagos State Cooperative College. An Information Communication Technology expert, Joseph Onyema, s...

28 Aug 2021

The Abia State Micro Finance Cooperative Union Limited (AMCUL) is seeking a partnership with the Abia State Government to monitor the activities of fraudsters who use micro-finance cooperative societies to defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Addressing newsmen after the body’s Executive Committee meeting over the weekend, the State President, Comrade Ummunakwe Kenneth, said th...

25 Aug 2021

Dear members,Today marks 100 days to the 33rd World Cooperative Congress, and this year more than any other, I am very proud to be attending this event in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 1-3 December. Congress will be the first opportunity since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for cooperators from around the world to meet, network and learn from each other and from internationally r...

25 Aug 2021

Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) has embarked on the construction of 79 units of two and three bedroom flats for its staff in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of the state. The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Nse Essien, made this known at a news conference in Mkpat Enin yesterday.Essien said that the staff housing estate, which would be completed in three months, was built ...

17 Aug 2021

Salamatu Ahmed is a level 9 administrative officer with the Citizenship and Leadership Training Center in Abuja. Shortly after she gained employment, she registered and consistently contributed to the National Housing Fund (NHF) Scheme. The NHF is a federal government program created in 1991 to pools long-term housing finance to drive delivery of affordable housing to Nigerians through t...

17 Aug 2021

Director-General of Michael Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies (MINILS), Issa Aremu, has called on the resident doctors to suspend their industrial action to save the nation’s health sector from collapse. According to Aremu, as the strike enters second week, the call was for urgent reform to strengthen the industrial relations in the country’s health sector for sustainable p...

17 Aug 2021

In Somalia, drought is an all too frequent occurrence. As a result, nearly 6.3 million people are acutely “food insecure” – meaning they are at risk of extreme hunger. Drought and other extreme weather events are killing off crops and livestock – and threatening the lives of the people who depend on them. Drought also diminishes people’s incomes, making it harder for them to find ways...

17 Aug 2021

The Oyo East Local Government has launched the Isokan Cooperative Scheme for members of the public with N2 million. This was revealed in a statement by the executive chairman of the council, Hon. Saheed Arowosaye Adeyemi, after the launch in Kosobo, Oyo town. The cooperative society, according to Hon. Arowosaye, will be giving out interest-free loans to members in the local government...

17 Aug 2021

CO-OP Financial Services is one of several co-op and credit union organisation to be included in the world’s 50 most engaged workplaces by Achievers, a provider of employee voice and recognition solutions. Achievers president and CEO Jeff Cates said the winners “embody what it means to be a ‘people-first’ business and have proven how the prioritisation of employee exper...

17 Aug 2021

The Abuja International Housing Show has emerged the largest housing and construction event showcase Nigeria to serve the world in 15 years, with proven record of excellence in meeting the teeming needs of the built industry and the market it serves in a most dynamic way. The International Housing Show/Exhibition that featured Products Presentation, Exhibition of Building Technology o...

17 Aug 2021

ICA is showcasing 25 Voices, featuring the stories of 25 members of the cooperative movement who are under the age of 25. These powerful stories, which come in the form of short videos, photographs and other digital media, offer real-life examples of how cooperatives make a difference. To help drive this agenda, the World Cooperative Congress on 1-3 December will include youth events ...

17 Aug 2021

By Dr Sudhir Mahajan, Chief Executive, NCUI As a major initiative for popularizing cooperative model amongst all sections of the society through display/sale of unique cooperative products, National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI) being an apex organization of the cooperative movement is involved in active preparations for setting up a Cooperative Craft Centre (NCUI Haat) at it...

12 Aug 2021

We are pleased to present to you the Calendar of Activities for the 3rd Nigerian National Cooperative Awards, Symposium & Exhibitions 2021. Find tabulated in the table below; DATELINE EVENTS/ACTIVITIES Starting Aug. 2nd Unveiling of the 2021 calendar of activities for the CRASoN projects & Programs Event Teasers to create awareness begins Continuous Advocacy and Supp...

11 Aug 2021

THE 3rd NATIONAL COOPERATIVE AWARDS, SYMPOSIUM & EXHIBITIONS 2021 Taglines: #TheCoopStakeholders #CoopAWARDS #CoopSYMPOSIUM #CoopCARE #CoopCOUNT Theme: “The CooperativeStakeholders: Synergizing for Cooperative Growth & Development in this New Normal” With the unprecedented health crisis that hit the world at the close of 2019 caused by the Coronavirus that led to a global pand...

02 Jul 2021

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] As part of the activities marking the 2021 International Day of Cooperatives, the Department of Cooperative Economics & Management, School of Management Studies, Kano State Polytechnic in Collaboration with Institute of Cooperative Professionals of Nigeria (ICOPRON), Kano State Chapter organized it's 1st National Cooperative Conference with the...

15 Apr 2021

The more than one billion cooperators worldwide continue to prove that no one needs to face a crisis like the pandemic on their ownNext 3 July, the International Day of Cooperatives (#CoopsDay) will be celebrated as “Rebuild better together”. Cooperatives around the world will showcase how they are meeting the COVID-19 pandemic crisis with solidarity and resilience and offering communiti...

02 Jul 2020

LET'S COOPERATE AND INVITE EVERYONE TO FIGHT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE No country is immune from it. Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than it was in 1990, and global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system which threatens irreversible consequences if we do not act. Cooperatives for Climate Action was chosen as this year's theme to address this, a...

03 Apr 2020

The theme of the International Day of Cooperatives 2020 is COOPERATIVES FOR CLIMATE ACTION. We are inviting the global cooperative community to continue pushing for actions that will address climate change. This critical situation is putting lives and livelihoods at risk, disrupting vital ecosystems for people and the planet. “Our common home is in danger. There are methods ...

22 Nov 2019

The Cooperative Rating and Award Society of Nigeria (CRASoN) has appealed to the National Assembly to review the Nigerian Cooperative Act of 2004 to meet international best practices. The President of CRASoN, Mr Victor Oyegoke, made the appeal at the 2nd National Cooperative Awards and Symposium organised by the society in Abuja on Saturday. Oyegoke noted that the law was outdated ...

13 Nov 2019

CRASoN CEO Demands for FG Recognition of Cooperative Societies The chief executive officer of cooperative rating and award society of Nigeria CRASoN, Victor Oyegoke has called on the federal government to start considering cooperative society groups as a huge contributor to the GDP growth of the country The cooperative guru who said this while on Rave TV breakfast show, morning rav...

05 Nov 2019

CRASoN Executives at the Press briefing: R-L: Akande Olayinka, Director of Finance; Muhammed Bello, Chairman, College of Juror; Victor Oyegoke, CEO/President; Victoria Akpan, Director of Administration/Secretary and Idowu Oluremi, Director of Programme With over 300,000 Cooperative Societies in Nigeria, an asset base of N1trillion and capable of creating over 600,000 jobs/employments,...

05 Nov 2019

With an asset base of N1 trillion, annual savings/shares mobilisation of N850 billion, and the capacity to create about 600,000 jobs, the cooperative movement of Nigeria has sought the collaboration of the Federal Government to boost the nation’s economy, and create more jobs. Besides its strong presence across the federation, the society also urged the three tiers government to be si...

12 Aug 2019

That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well. Know this today, if God has Placed It in Your Heart, just Believe It! It is Doable.. No matter how tall the dream might be. Go achieve it now! Get Recognised & Receive Global Accolades! National Cooperative Awards 2019 REGISTER NOW at: www.crason.coop/entries Entries closes September 30th ...