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Businessday Nigeria Archive for November 2015Rss

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Negotiating with Europe: Nigeria and the Economic Partnership Agreement (2)

Chinese renminbi and the IMF’s reserve currencies  

Hazy economy keeps investors bet away from Nigerian equities

The crown and the jewel

Seplat remains profitabile despite oil crash

Oil prices slide on China worries, supply glut

Nigerian exporters overlook $150bn ECOWAS market for Europe, America

The task before the foreign affairs minister  

FCMB pledges more support for women entrepreneurs

Private Equity investments in West Africa continue to rise

Institutional investors identify growth opportunities in the Commonwealth

Capital market indicators down by 0.29%

Dangote to build 500mw power plant in Kano

‘SEC to relax listing requirements’

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Support our efforts to curb corruption in Nigeria’s oil sector – Buhari urges international community

Fury stuns Klitschko to win world heavyweight title

Reform! Reform!! Reform!!! (3): Transition from fake federation to true federation

How to leverage data analytics for competitive advantage  

Abubakar Audu (1947-2015)  

6 Ways to improve your business interactions

How to leverage data analytics for competitive advantage

Court of Appeal nullifies David Mark’s election

Pursuit, health and death

Building the Lagos cable car to positively impact and transform peoples lives

Evaluating your 2015 business/career activities in a sick economy

Who wins the London derby? …as Chelsea battle Spurs at White Hart Lane

West Africa Crude – India buys heavily, but backlog still big

Friday, November 27, 2015

SEC to relax its listing requirements – Gwarzo

Wake up to your responsibility, Adeosun tells NAICOM

Polish ship attacked off Nigeria coast, five sailors held

Reps summon Amaechi, Virgin Atlantic management over sack of Nigerian cabin crew

Cost-reflective tariffs top barriers to large-scale investment in Nigeria’s power sector – PwC

Petrol volume in depots near zero level – marketers

Experts canvass integrated transport system to solve Lagos gridlock

Boko Haram attacks: Police needs N4bn to rebuild destroyed police formations in North East – IGP

Nampak plans bottle plants in Nigeria, Ethiopia

Ogun moves to secure corporate funding for HIV/AIDS, other health challenges

1000 youths begin micro-work training as DBI establishes centre in Uyo

Nigerians growing poorer for first time since 1999

SEC launches corporate governance scorecard, National Investor Protection Fund

$5.2bn fine: Senate to invite NCC, MTN next week

Insurers’ concentration in cities exposes rural consumers to risk of fakes

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Dear Dad, it’s true

Prospectors detect hidden gems for Nigerian private equity

Reason to worry as Fed rate rise looms

Widening Nigeria’s tax base to drive non-oil economy

Crime and social security

Huawei power summit shows smart grid enhances energy efficiency

We have a sexuality problem in Nigeria!

Nigeria bond yields fall, naira eases on black market on rate cut

Facebook and Jumia inspire Nigerian entrepreneurs with growth ideas

FRCN vs Stanbic IBTC: Regulatory rascality and economic development

U-23 AFCON: Dream Team VI eye 2016 Rio Olympics ticket in Senegal

Jovago’s Black Friday Sale goes live at Midnight!

Union Bank of Nigeria appoints Cyril Odu as Chairman of board

Actis acquires majority stake in pension operator SIGMA

Africa: Agri-tech is the future of farming

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Report indicts NCAA, MTN over N1bn fine

In modern governance, governments do not do business – Etta, APC boss

Insurgency: Reps to probe alleged killing of 90,000 police

Naira depreciates across FX market after rate cut

NLNG, BGT commission four new hi-tech LNG vessels

Restructuring Nigeria’s Laggard federation   (1)

OPS sees diversification in CBN rate cuts, pushes for single digit

Customs’ revenue to fall below N944bn annual target as import drops

Buhari approves setting up of U.K. -style cost-cutting unit

Rethinking consumer credit analysis in Nigeria

Ambode expected to press Apapa gridlock case as Buhari visits Lagos

Nigeria’s January crude oil exports to reach three-month high

Investments in IT at Airports surge as experts expect budgets to hit $8.7bn in 2015

Why multinational firms flout gas-flaring laws in Nigeria – Senate

Why Africa needs capitalism that is aligned with its development needs

Buhari to participate in CHOGM, UN Conference on Climate Change

Deported Nigerians arrive Lagos airport

500 deported Nigerians arrive Lagos airport

Tin-Can Island customs generates N24.4bn

Naira closes at N240 as CBN cuts MPR, CRR

Financial experts deliberate funding opportunities for Nigeria franchises

Amosun proposes N200.27bn for 2016 fiscal year

Afreximbank closes $525m syndicated loan to improve Egyptian power pool

Stakeholders task Fashola on resolving Geometric-Interstate imbroglio

Buhari to unveil security helicopters in Lagos

Buhari to decide fate of MTN in national interest says minister

INEC holds Kogi supplementary election December 5

Bond yields fall, naira eases on black market on rate cut

Zamfara state sells N7bn bond at 17 per cent

Job losses hit maritime industry as economic downturn bites harder

Akwa Ibom moves to check payroll fraudsters, ghost workers

China set to pledge more aid to Africa ahead of Xi’s trip

London firm introduces zero fee money transfers to Nigeria

Relocation of street traders in Aba will continue – Abia govt

Coke studio campaign breaking new ground with Facebook’s slideshow Ad

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

CBN frees N700bn to real sector as analysts expect rates to fall

Low agricultural mechanisation limiting farmers’ potential

Strategic areas of focus for new power team

Power supply badly hit nationwide by two major cuts in TCN transmission lines

Re: Not yet the end of history: Between Dapo Thomas and Francis Fukuyama

Pfizer, Allergan to merge in $160bn deal

SEC new DG in move to broaden capital market reforms(Eniola pls use with picture of DG)

Manufacturers demand iron, steel sector revival to steer industrial revolution

How cloud is transforming today’s businesses- Oracle

Need for banks’ collaboration in fight against cyber attacks

Why is corruption so very resilient in Nigeria? (3)

CBN cuts benchmark interest rate from 13 to 11 per cent

ISIS claims responsibility for bombing in Egypt

Boy dies of Ebola in Liberia

Buhari vows to deal with saboteurs in the power sector

Udoma’s appointment bolsters hope of early resuscitation of ALSCON

Pension crisis: TUC says PenCom may have led workers into a trap

Nigeria re-affirms commitment to forum of gas exporting countries                       

UK investment delegation in Nigeria to promote trade in agriculture            

Tax revenue to double in 12 months – FIRS

Introducing TRANSFAST, Africa “Dual Entrepreneurship”

FirstBank promotes food economy initiative

eNigeria 2015: Jega, Shittu call for consolidation of eElectoral process

Victoria Island leads rent decline in Lagos office market, slips 13% to $750/sqm

Niger Delta group renews resource control campaign, seeks UN support

Stop using and dumping the electorates, Nwosu tells politicians

Abia pledges readiness to assist youths develop talents

The worst get rich quick schemes to avoid online

Regulatory high-handedness choking enterprises – NECA

Edo receives N547.9bn from federation account, IGR, VAT in seven years – revenue boss

Monday, November 23, 2015

Global terrorism: Living through the Third World War

Nigeria’s risk profile rising on MTN fine

Innovation – complex but inevitable (5)  

Project management and impact of time value of money (1)

Budget 2016 in prospect

SEC moves to consolidate market reforms

Continental Re maintains growth momentum as premium income surged

Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Q3 profit up 120%

The digital transformation of insurance

Media expert seeks government, Outdoor practitioners’ partnership on environmental sustainability

Benitez under pressure after El Clasico loss

Naira eases on parallel market after CBN cut dollar supply-traders

Omobola Johnson to declare open A4AI-Nigeria coalition

More teachers needed in Lagos public schools – NGO

Navy signs MOUs with 29 private maritime security companies

Sunday, November 22, 2015

FG’s extra N700bn Capex to boost cement firms’ revenue

The Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme – Why we must proceed carefully

Negotiating with Europe: Nigeria and the Economic Partnership Agreement (1)  

Govt may sack chief executives of parastatals as it sets up committee to reconstitute boards

Giving serious thought to your retirement

Dasuki and the rule of law

UPDC REIT reports top line growth

Leadership, change and continuity (2)

Channel 2 (on ‘Radio Tatoo’) Cambridge

The Western roots of anti-Western terror

Here is why the $5.2bn fine can kill MTN

Mixed reactions greet Kogi inconclusive Guber poll

‎Kogi tears apart as APC governorship candidate, Audu, confirmed dead 

INEC declares Kogi guber poll inconclusive

CBN saves $100m from Forex weekly as BDC operators drop by 58.42%

MTN, Globacom, Etisalat violate porting process time – NCC

China pledges over 14 million U.S. dollars for MH370 search

TMG says Kogi election records 75% early arrival of election materials, personnel

INEC lauds stakeholders over peaceful conduct of Kogi guber poll

Buhari says Nigeria on the rise again

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Most memorable El Clasico matches

Reform! Reform!! Reform!!!: The “when-able” Constitution (2)

Ending blowback terrorism

Towards attainment of workplace gender balance

Women Affairs Ministry and the women begging on the streets

Deepening consumer engagement through sensory experience

Fostering loving relationships, a sociological factor to fathom

Is there dignity in labour in Nigeria?

Lagos traffic congestion: Are urban cable cars a viable alternative?

Kogi Decides: Voters accredited as voting starts

Friday, November 20, 2015

Buhari to lead Nigeria’s delegation to forum of gas exporting countries in Tehran

Mitsubishi Motors plans Nigerian assembly plant in next year-executive

Interbank rate rises on drop in liquidity

FG hopes to reach rice mill deal with China by year-end

Current policy regime inconsistent with growth, job creation, poverty reduction – Soludo

Illegal mining: Nigeria loses N8trn biennially – Senate

Ambode, US envoy, others point way to deepening democratic culture in Nigeria

LAMATA implements new measures against Mile 12 gridlock

Power ministry to prioritise TCN funding towards 10,000mw transmission                      

FMDQ becomes full member of African Securities Exchanges Association

Akwa Ibom seeks improvement in IGR collection

Nigeria is most dangerous country to drive in – FRSC

Reps stop AMCON on sale of banks’ assets, 32 tank farms

FIRS identifies over 200 non- compliant oil, gas companies

Can a new Buharinomics save Nigeria?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

NLC factions may sign agreement of reconciliation

Police halts robbery, rounds up suspected seven-man gang

Banks dither on CBN’s push for lending rate cut

Youth unemployment: Fan mails (2)

A capital market visionary in full bloom  

Governors insist MTN must pay $5.2bn fine

Fidson Healthcare remains profitable amid sector doldrums

MASSOB, IPOB and the neo-Biafra movement

Kerosene scarcity to persist till 2016

One protest too many

FSDH Merchant Bank attains ISO 27001 Certification

N465.64bn supplementary budget passes second reading at House of Reps

NLNG dividends: FG, States to share $150m, invest $250m in NSIA

Who wins the El Clasico? . . . Real Madrid or Barcelona

FG inaugurates committee on renew of MDAs

Wema Bank plans to raise $100m in Tier 2 capital

Central Bank Nigeria sells N120b in T-bills at lower yields

Kogi poll: NYSC deploys 4,000 corps members to INEC

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nigeria’s $5.5-billion arms scandal tests Buhari’s war on graft

Traction not seen after years of mouthing diversification

Gridlock, congestion and the megacity syndrome

Brent oil eases as focus returns to global oversupply

Actis, RMB Westport and Paragon sell Nigeria’s Ikeja City Mall to Hyprop and Attacq

Pfizer awards outstanding pharmacists at PSN conference

Group seeks to unlock over $100bn potential in Nigerian mineral resources

Investing across Africa: Debunking the myths

A market approach to ending child deaths from preventable disease

Buhari’s economic way forward: It’s all about people

Moody’s says multinationals see long-term growth potential in Nigeria

OPIC backs CBO Investment Management Fund with $19m

Buhari seeks NASS approval of N467bn supplementary budget

Buhari condoles with victims of Yola bomb blast

FEC fails to convene

APC should show transparency in the operation of TSA – Metuh

27 ships to arrive Lagos ports with petroleum products, foods

Buhari orders arrest of former security adviser for graft

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Policy conundrums

Buhari endorses new rice policy as CBN unfolds N40bn support

Resolving BVN challenges

Understanding and managing delinquency  

Ambode’s Lagos: Beyond cynicism and distraction

MTN tries to regroup after $5.2bn Nigeria fine and mis-steps

Build wealth with your money team

What financial market expect from finance minister

Oando to raise $402 mln, sell subsidiaries

Investors’ expectations of new agric minister

Refineries should be retained by NNPC

A broke or broken economy? (1)

N2billion not N6bn has been spent on Presidential air fleet- Presidency

Nigeria has to return to Agriculture – Buhari

Airtel plans next growth phase with repositioning

Finance minister to inaugurate Insurers Committee

Monday, November 16, 2015

Quick wins for the new ministers  

Innovation – complex but inevitable (4)  

Adeosun makes non-oil revenues top priority

Ecobank surmount headwinds with 15 percent profit rise

Project cost management (2)

Fashola: The man who ended Ebola

N9bn regulatory fines raise governance, risk management issues in banking industry

Growing demand on media companies prompts C & F to retool PR education programme

On financing infrastructure with pension funds

MTN’s N1.04 trn fine still remains- NCC

FG will explore a mix of energy sources to attain power needs

We are diligently against those who stole govt’s fund- Buhari 

NASS urges Buhari to urgently transmit PIB for quick passage

Nigeria’s inflation moderates to 9.3 percent

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Solid minerals minister faces funding, technology worries

N49.5bn Lekki tank farm to relieve Apapa gridlock

Banks face rates headwind as liquidity surge lacks outlet

Private coys leverage OTC bond market as Basel-III spurs cut in loan risks

Jega’s stewardship and lessons of the 2015 general elections

On being grandfatherly – The United Nations at 70 (2)

Resolving the MTN conundrum

Staco Insurance records upswing in premium income

NEXIM and World Bank to collaborate on developing Nigeria’s mining sector

Phase3 Telecom recounts success after 12 years of operation

Leadership, change and continuity (1)

Africlear outlines initiative to promote financial inclusion across Africa

Thai-Africa corporation, Cross River to build rice city in Calabar

Emirates Group profits up 65 % for half-year 2015-16

Moody’s unveils first Nigeria credit risk conference

Our future in your hands, Nigerians tell ministers

Be patient with APC over campaign promises, Dogara tells Nigerians

Ambode sends N25bn Employment Trust Fund Billl to Assembly

Amnesty programme in dilemma over reintegration of 7,652 ex-militants

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nigeria in trouble as oil prices plummet to $45 on limited buying interest

AfDB creates $300m loan facility to assist women in agribusiness

How UCL football and kit sales shoot Man Utd revenues by 39%

Halting global diabetes epidemic

Business Journalism can help Africa fulfill its promise

Communication Skills and Temperament(Parent-Child relationship continues)

The new INEC

Thrills, excitement as Southern Sun Ikoyi 5th annual golf tournament ends in grand style

NTF urges FG to support Taekwondo sport

Economists warn Buhari against devaluing naira

Expert advises African businesses to take advantage of African finance institutions

Interbank rate flat as OMO bills mature

Guinness denies usage of expired raw materials

Friday, November 13, 2015

AfDB creates $300m loan facility to assist women in agri-business

Nigeria does not want MTN “to die” from $5.2bn fine

BoI approves 1000 business proposals under GEF scheme

NLC, TUC seek 40% reduction in federal legislators’ allowances

Fashola will succeed as minister – Tinubu

FirstBank sees pro-activity, innovation as solution to sustainability challenges

NDLEA intensifies airport screening, intercepts cocaine in whiskey packs and wooden frames

7th anniversary: Oshiomhole commends Edo people for confidence, trust repose in him

Travelex moves to ease FX transactions in Nigeria

Abia embarks on institutional reforms to drive state industries

Okorocha prunes ministries from 22 to 13

PENGASSAN tasks new ministers

Wike tells new appointees they are not there to make money

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Commodity exchange on verge of revamp

Youth unemployment fan mails (1)

Okomu’s Q3 strong performance attributable to aggressive expansion

Why gender parity matters

Challenges of surviving on lean budget as a student

Enelamah, Udoma talk up business environment, 2016 budget goals

Stakeholders task minister to see tourism as investment attraction

Access Infra Africa signs plan for $100 mln Nigerian solar plant

Why hasn’t the Biafran spirit died?

How Fashola’s portfolio may boost Lagos infrastructure

Buhari admits breaking norm in appointment of Perm Secs

Afreximbank trains 1,500 bankers on trade finance

BVN is affecting sales of foreign exchange – BDC operators

OPEC sees oil glut shrinking in 2016 as low prices curb rival output

NAFDAC fines Guinness $5m over expired raw materials

DMO praises N70 billion in bonds at lower yields

Buhari cabinet: Of ministers and half ministers

Around 25 dead in Boko Haram raid in Niger and clashes with army

Lai Mohammed faces task of weaning self from propagandist role

NACA puts Delta HIV/AIDS prevalence rate at less than 1%

Reps task NCC, telecoms operators on pornographic materials

APM Terminals announces job cut over 30% drop in import volume

N25bn TSA fraud: Senate urges CBN, finance ministry to suspend remittances

Abia to partner industrialists to create employment

Sokoto woos investors with tax holiday, other incentives

Stakeholders bemoan dilapidated state of South-East roads

South East leaders move meeting over pro-Biafra protests to Enugu

Oil theft: Report puts 2014 loss at $14bn, recommends community-based prevention approach

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Portfolios show Buhari’s commitment to economy

Like Londoners, Lagosians deserve respect: LASG replies The Economist

Nigerian equities still at the mercy of investor apprehension

Investors demand inclusive policy, data, improved yields from agric minister

ETranzact takes a leap forward as mobile banking pays off 

A step forward for sovereign debt

Reforming the Nigeria Police

The economy and foreign technologies

Adeosun, Ogbe, others hit ground running, point way forward

Ashaka Cement Q3 2015 results review: Moving to neutral on weak Q3 results

Oando presses ahead with growth plans despite 2014 losses

U.S., EU air concerns at WTO about Nigeria’s forex curbs

FG to raise N119.9bn in T-bills

Buhari’s Cabinet

Buhari names Fashola Minister of Power, Works and Housing

An analytical view on China’s rate cut and how it’s affecting the Forex market trends

PDP apologises to Nigerians over ‘mistakes in governance’

Will Bitcoin continue its hot streak in the year 2016?

SEEPCO fined N68m for failure to report oil spill

Reps receive petitions on N31.8m against CCT chairman

Ambode names new board for Lagos security trust fund

Buhari retires 17, appoints 18 new permanent secretaries

Lagos Red Line rail project to be funded by PPP – Ayorinde

Nigeria needs $20bn annual investment in oil/gas industry – Chevron boss

Abuja Disco moves to phase out estimated billing with vending centres

Apapa gridlock: Complete abandoned trailer park, Ambode tells FG

Ogun renewed interest in Olokola FTZ signposts re-investment in N2trn OKLNG project

200 communities set to benefit from MTN Foundation’s projects

FG set to drive accessibility of improved seeds to farmers

Delta inherit N33bn pension, gratuity debt from Uduaghan – Okowa

Investors already buying into Nigeria’s $3.1bn Sugar Master Plan

PH experiences movement restriction

CBN tells bank customers BVN enrollment still on after deadline

MASSOP/IPOB protest: Aba is peaceful – governor

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Buhari’s pro-growth budget funding seen from four means

Reversing economic slowdown

Oil, gas reforms for FDI optimisation: Nigeria may arrive late

Power minister must resolve tariff, gas to power, obsolete infrastructure

Microfinance: A return to orderliness (3)

A tale of two sleeping giants

Why is corruption so very resilient in Nigeria? (1)

Buhari’s broader reform needs a solid economic anchoring  

DFIs can help finance development as oil prices remain low – NEXIM  

NPA backs LADOL’s $600m logistics facility for maritime, oil and gas sectors

Analysts seek comprehensive reform to free land for productive activities

Aisha Buhari Appeals To APC On N5,000 Unemployment Package

Buhari to redeem 30-year-old pledge

Customs generates N747 billion revenue

Access to invest in $100m Nigerian solar project

Dogara, Gbajabiamila’s supporters exchange blows

Buhari carries out mass retirement of permanent secretaries

Nigeria bond yields fall sharply as central bank eyes lending

MTN’s Largest Shareholder seeks more scalp After CEO departure

Monday, November 09, 2015

President Buhari and the freedom of speech

Innovation – complex but inevitable (3)

Niger Insurance low combined ratio means company is profitable  

Conoil posts profit of N1.19 billion despite currency devaluations

Project cost management (1)

The African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) Conference reflects strength of continent’s capital markets

Nigeria’s economic crunch re-enforces case for subsidy removal

Canoe changes marketing strategy in multibillion naira soap business

Nigerian broadcasting moves to new level of technology

Hard policy choices await incoming Finance Minister as economic indicators sag

Economies within economy, task before investment minister

Buhari sacks EFCC boss Lamorde, appoints Magu as acting Chairman

Osinbajo deeks comprehensive vehicle purchase credit scheme for Nigerians

INEC ready for Kogi, Bayelsa elections- Chairman

Buhari vows not to interfere with the operations of INEC

Buhari swears in new INEC Chairman, Commissioners

Buhari congratulates victorious Golden Eaglets

MTN CEO Dabengwa resigns over outsized fine in Nigeria

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Gallant Golden Eaglets rule the world

On being grandfatherly – The United Nations at 70 (1)

NSIA co-investment strategy targets $2bn amid low oil prices

Buhari’s cabinet: Between politics and technocracy

N8trn budget spend signposts FG inroad into debt market

What you should know in your motor insurance certificate

Financing development under Buhari: The role of pan-African DFIs

AXA Mansard Insurance links PBT growth to 55% rise in investment income

Vodacom boost firms capacity with fleet management solution

Ken Saro Wiwa, 1941-1995

Black Friday in October in Cambridge

Buhari to preside over swearing-in of ministers on Wednesday

FG plans N2.5trn special intervention fund

Saturday, November 07, 2015

NSE market indicators record 0.50% growth

INEC captures additional 99,281 voters for Bayelsa, Kogi polls

FIFA U-17 W/Cup: Can Golden Eaglets clinch fifth crown?

Reform! Reform!! Reform!!!: The “when-able” Constitution (1)

This Biafra matter

Best ways to fly this season without breaking a bank

The young ceo’s business summit London 2015 set to hold at Imperial College in November

‘Be phenomenal or be forgotten’ …. Mark Idiahi

The supremacy of title deed (3)

Unwholesome handshakes at the borders

The Gambia sets for Boat Fishing fiesta

FG plans rice and wheat self-sufficiency within three years

Taraba: Tribunal nullifies Ishaku’s victory, declares Alhassan governor

House of Reps inaugurates standing committees today

Friday, November 06, 2015

Telcom operators stealing from customers

Falae’s kidnap case helped to trigger fine on South Africa’s MTN

Interbank rate flat on ample liquidity

Tribunal judgment sets stage for more legal fireworks in A/Ibom  

Gridlock: Ambode gives tank farm owners 90 days to get parking bays or shutdown

Lagos plans to manage agricultural wastes

Don canvasses for completion of Ajaokuta steel company

We will keep our promise on N5,000 to vulnerable Nigerians – APC

Shekarau declares support for Buhari’s antigraft war

Statoil reduces ownership in Nigeria’s Agbami Field after expert ruling

Golden Eaglets whip Mexico to reach FIFA U-17 W/Cup final

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Chelsea staring at the door of relegation  

FCMB partners NEPC, NEXIM to promote export growth in Nigeria

Coca-Cola elevates grassroots football in 4 Lagos communities

Ogun warns against consumption of poisonous  ‘ponmo’ as product circulates markets

Egba summit urges FG to resume redevelopment of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Despite porous borders, Nigeria generates N1.5bn daily from duties

Lagos urges investors to invest in water hyacinth recycling

Youth unemployment: Living the story

‘Ambode not deducting from Lagos councils’ accruals’

Naira trades N230/$ as BDC customers refuse BVN disclosure

‘Incessant strike may truncate national development’

National Assembly receives knocks for increasing standing committees

Economy slowdown, investment apathy slow trading at NSE branch offices

Reps urge FG to build buffer dam in Adamawa

N3trn fails to raise Nigeria’s low human development index

Mild drama at tribunal as Saraki’s lawyers stage a Walkout

ECOWAS plans to deepen trade among members

Mark Zuckerberg’s chief messenger

Buhari backs effort to expand Nigeria’s maritime boundary

Global air travel demand rises further in September – IATA

You must not waste public funds- Buahri tells ministers

Guinness Nigeria announces 3% growth in revenue for first quarter

IFC Nigeria’s portfolio hits $1.7bn – Lore

CBN releases N318.145bn for 399 projects under CACS

First Ebola survivor gives birth in US

Airport rating: NAMA boss assures air travellers of safety

Low response trails CBN’s directive on BVN for BDCs

Larusson, others to address teaching, learning for the Next Generation

Lagos to strengthen arbitration law to boost economy

FirstBank restates support for economic growth, sponsors Lagos trade fair

Nigeria raises N123bn on T-bills at lower yields

Revisit abandoned Omotosho-Epe-Ajah power project, Reps tell FG

House to probe N2.7bn severance pay for NERC board

South Africa govt says concerned about MTN fine in Nigeria

South African lawmakers say MTN fine row risks Nigeria trade ties

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Economic slowdown shows up in surging bank bad loans

How we fight corruption in Nigeria (2)

Towards a deeper, stronger Nigeria-South Africa relationship  

Wapic Insurance premium growth validates AM BEST ‘B’ Ratings

MTN seeks to cut $5.2bn fine by up to 80%, RenCap says

Security, economy, job creation top agenda as Buhari meets ministers-designate today

Taming Lagos traffic chaos

Of power probes and national interest

Renewal season heightens competition among insurers

CWG revenues soar to N12bn in Q3

African financial markets outlook: Reflections on Nigeria’s banking reforms (5)

Multi-dollar Badagry port signals major shift for large vessel repair

Nigeria to benefit as EDC aims to grow African business to $10 billion

APC, PDP spent N11.7bn on presidential campaigns – report

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

FMDQ OTC transactions hit N105.37trn in Sept

How to decommission an economy

NERC, Discos yet to agree on new electricity tariffs

Microfinance: A return to orderliness (2)  

Dangote Cement Africa growth pays off as earnings surge

African financial markets outlook: Reflections on Nigeria’s banking reforms (4)

Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia offer lowest diesel prices in West Africa

The Fed’s communication breakdown

Visa agrees to buy Visa Europe for up to $23.4 billion

How naira devaluation, inflation bring down banks asset quality

CBN slams FRCN over ‘drastic regulatory decision’ on Stanbic IBTC

Buhari’s govt fully set to kick off, as he receives list of confirmed ministers

Oando reports $938 million oil, currency write downs

Tribunal dismisses Otti’s petition, affirms Ikpeazu as winner

BVN: CBN extends enrolment for Diaspora Bank customers

Egbin power plant to increase capacity to 2,670mw in four years

Naira closes stable as CBN plans to auction N122.95bn treasury bills

Telecoms: 40,719 porting activities occurred in September – NCC

DPR warns oil marketers against scarcity, profiteering

Wike, Peterside disagree over alleged N55bn loans

Loss making StanChart in $5.1bn rights issue

Anxiety over MTN Nigeria eases as license renewed by NCC

FG workers salaries now ready as government restores crashed  computers

Monday, November 02, 2015

Defaulting oil marketers to face licence revocation, N2m fine – DPR

Discontent brews in business circles over MTN’s outsized fine

Innovation – complex but inevitable (2)

CBN intervention fund: Dismantling roadblocks for SMES

PwC fingers Nigeria’s automotive industry for big investment

Nigeria needs urgent steps to deal with its unemployment crisis  

Diaspora Nigerians in long queues for BVN

Ember month purchases : How not to risk your money

Project management as a tool to stop waste, fraud and abuse (3)

Experts decry Nigerian industries huge dependence on foreign technologies

Africa’s biggest economy defying currency critics chokes growth

Right reasons, right position, right person

Telecoms: 40,719 porting activities occured in September – NCC

N39bn debt hampering electricity generation at Egbin plant – Chairman

MTN seeks to reduce $5.2bn NCC fine

NCC to issue new licences in 2016

BVN deadline: Banks witness rush

MTN shares halted in Johannesburg amid Nigeria fine uncertainty

Ikpeazu out to create gas city in Ukwa area

Abia attorney general describes comments by opposition as contemptuous

Abia to distribute free uniforms, shoes in rural public schools

Banks deprive private sector as credit to FG rises 118.45% H1

Osinbajo, Ambode urge women to be resilient

Shell begins local training of engineers with PETAN

BDC operators want CBN’s consent to handle PTA, BTA businesses

How FG plans to shore up value of the naira – VP Osinbajo

Ambode appoints new head of service

Buhari to boycott Audu’s, Sylva’s campaign over corruption

Sunday, November 01, 2015

The West’s noble but tough ambition to light up Africa

India and Africa

Security tax bill targets 5% of firms’ profits

Fidelity Bank Q3 earnings delink from struggling economy

Oxford blues and bad blood

Bets are off for Naira devaluation

Are you a vehicle owner… here is your insurance rights?

Transcorp hotels issuesN10bn bond to investors

Matters miscellaneous

African financial markets outlook: Reflections on Nigeria’s banking reforms (2)

Kola Aluko admits paying rent for Diezani’s mum

Afreximbank partner Dangote in promoting intra-African trade

Despite walk out, ‘juicy’ committees still cage PDP senators

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The real cost of Rivers’ election nullifications