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Businessday Nigeria Archive for December 2015Rss

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Nigerian govt has no clue on whereabout of Chibok girls

APM Terminals renovates LUTH Oncology dept to aid cancer treatment

High import tariff stifles vehicle business in Nigerian ports as volume declines

Shareholders task SEC on synergy among regulators in 2016

States still owe salaries, allowances in spite of bailout funds

Bleak outlook for Nigeria’s crude oil sales to Asiain 2016

Power sector under the Buhari administration: A 200-day review

Delta to invest N326million to boost cassava, palm oil production

FG pilots irrigation farming in Ogun

Nigeria agric imports hit N746bn in Q3 despite currency restriction

‘Plan your child’s education with educational trust policy’

Highlight of 2015 banking industry challenges

Addressing physical infrastructure to enhance bank lending

CeBIH calls for lifestyle-focused e-payment services for enhanced financial inclusion

FG reduces petrol price to N86 per litre

Reps assure on recovery of stolen funds from oil swap scam

Lagos records 1,898 fire incidences in 2015, as Fire guts Galaxy TV office

NLC directs affiliates to mobilise against removal of fuel subsidy

Naira stabilises at N265/$ as BDCs task CBN on sensitisation

Equity Assurance post N543.03 million loss in Q3

Central Bank cashless policy help bolster NCR sales

Ogun Assembly passes N200.2bn appropriation bill into law

Cost containment must guide SMEs in 2016

Hold on to your hats – next year will be a rocky ride for Africa

Tackle corruption in housing sub-sector, real estate expert urges FG

‘2016 budget proposal could spark up Nigeria’s economic recovery’

BoI partners FUNAAB to push $3bn investment in sugar industry through credit facilities

Bank costs threaten push for lower lending rates

Lagos trails Cairo as Africa’s worse performing bourse

ATMs, PoS falter as holidays test e-payment systems

Property market anticipates 52,000sqm prime office space in 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Buhari to speak on current National issues on media chat

2016 Tech Trends: Outlook on futuristic and innovative smart technologies

Stakeholders in a night with MTN

Pepsi Long Throat Campaign: A test of human desiresfully

Improving employee performance- best practices

Success coaching and inspired actions

UK varsity receives APHEA accreditation

Foundation boosts entrepreneurship drive among youths

Firstline group supports public school children in Lagos

Firm deepens interest in Sciences among students

Ogun to recruit 1,200 teachers in 2016, to equip co-operative college with e-library

JA Nigeria displays innovative drive to top Africa regional competition in Gabon

Monday, December 28, 2015

Afreximbank selects Nigeria for rollout of healthcare programme

Communication Minister applauds Omatek for pioneering job in ICT

IPMAN calls for total deregulation of petroleum sector

2016 Tech Trends: Outlook on futuristic and innovative smart technologies

Tiger Branded Consumer unimpressive results validate parent company relinquishing stake   

Oil above $37 as U.S. supply tightens, still near 11-year low

Artec Practice bags global certification

Brent traders said market was quiet with many participants away for the Christmas holidays

Skye Bank trains 100 journalists on digital reporting

Obi Worldphone announces silicon valley-designed smartphones in Nigeria

Jumia Nigeria appoints Juliet Anammah as CEO

Buhari is resolute to diversify economy – Adamu

2015: Locust year for Nigeria’s manufacturers

Local wine makers can revolutionise industry – Sheraton

Manufacturers ask CBN to channel forex to productive sectors

Saudi Arabia’s phony war on terror

No dragons or monsters

Harnessing the agro dollars in agribusiness (1)

Nigeria’s quest for democracy (3)

Abia will not downsize workforce – Ikpeazu

‘Regulators are not revenue or income generating agencies’

Naira to stabilise on low demand for dollar in festive season

Entitlement culture feeds political corruption in Nigeria

A meditation on peace

Leave me to enjoy my peace, Atiku tells mischief-makers

CBN rejigs forex strategy to save Naira, reserves

Umza not into smuggling of rice – Maifata

LG unveils dual door-in-door refrigerator

Opportunities in Nigeria’s housing deficit

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Fuel scarcity: Police intercept 33,000 litres of siphoned PMS in Ogun 

Commuters decline to travel as fares increase by 50%

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Cut in petrol price heralds end to subsidy

Friday, December 25, 2015

GOtv Boxing Night comes alive on Boxing Day

We are willing to persuade Boko Haram to accept peace- Buhari

Buhari mourns Nnewi gas victims, condoles Lamido, CBN Gov over mothers’ demise

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Diversification is essential and crucial to Nigeria’s survival – Ajayi

“FCT High Court Judges embrace ADR at the Lagos Court of Arbitration Workshop”

Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers wins NSE’s 2015 ‘Best Dealing Member Firm’ award

Year-end portfolio rebalancing may spur equities rally

‘We know the value of taking care of our customers’

Cutix boosts sales 21 percent in most recent period

Chinese phone manufacturer expands operations to Nigerian market

Teragro CEO, Dupe Olusola, Agbaje, Dangote Named 2015 Most influential CEOs

16th Shoprite supermarket in Nigeria unveiled by long-serving staff members

ICT and public health

Nigerian agric sector needs to dwell less on the rhetoric of its predecessors

Conoil urges unity as Muslims, Christians celebrate

Ambode seeks support for families of fallen heroes

Labour calls for effective implementation of 2016 budget

Abuja Disco installs 5000 meters in Niger pilot project     

Access Bank’s PayWithCapture kicks off  ‘12 days of Christmas’ promo

Fuel depots to operate for 24 hours

CBN appoints for NIRSAL executive directors

Kaduna Refinery begins petrol production of 3.2m litres daily      

Communication minister to address on blueprint for ICT development in January

IPOB sues FG for N150m in damages

African power: first turn the lights on, then keep them on

Compassion and the character of a dynamic governor

Hoteliers see rates stable as Diaspora home for Christmas

Finance minister cancels oil & gas pre-shipment tender exercise

FG claims military has met December Boko Haram deadline

Compensation for newspapers: Our story – NPAN

Road transport fares increase 100% on Christmas

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Top 100 CEO Interview

Nigeria orders MTN to pay $3.9bn fine by Dec 31

‘CBN’s forex restriction has increased our production capacity from 5 to 25%’

Innovation as key to addressing economic challenges

Skye Bank thrills consumers in Ikorodu with ‘reach for the Skye’ reward scheme

Elite consensus and national development

‘Subsidy regime must end, and we must stop application of equalisation fund’

‘As long as we help to produce one graduate, we are contributing to development of Nigeria’

Rejigging Nigeria’s education system, agriculture

Dasukigate: The vindication of Okonjo-Iweala

Legacy Pension reappoints Misbahu Yola as MD

New investments in retail will unlock insurance sector potential – Chike Mokwunye

FBNInsurance celebrates on major milestones

Insurance receives a boost as Ogun introduces scheme pilgrims

Insurance practitioners urged to shun unethical practices

Premium Pensions excited over contribution to economy 10-years after

Tantalizer recurring losses highlights QSR woes

Continental Re strengthens capacity for better performance

Brent crude skids to lowest since 2004

Transfer pricing rules/regulations in the African continent

Nigeria’s revenues, again slump N103 bn in one month

House prices seen rising 6% in UK as Nigerian market struggles into 2016

FG urged to enforce patronage of local iron, steel products

ETI appoints Charles Kié as MD designate

Buhari presents N6.08trn budget, targets 223% CAPEX rise

Remittances to Nigeria hit $20.8 billion in 2015 – World Bank

More homes, better roads coming as FG budgets N433.4bn for critical infrastructure

Nigeria seeks to reflate economy with record budgetings

Nigeria points to window for devaluation in 2016

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Concept Nova unveils IT sales programme for independent sales consultants

Why the great leader is the humanistic leader

Standard Chartered Bank’s analyst sees Nigeria devaluing currency in January

President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2016 Budget speech

Nigerian non-deliverable forwards hit 3-month high on budget worries

Elshcon Nigeria scoops CILT 2015 Awards

Diamond Bank partners Total Nigeria to deploy ATMs at select service stations

Dangote cement expends N3.4m on tuitions for indigent students in Ogun

EY donation deepens teaching and learning of science education

Union Bank donates two vehicles to Ogun State government

‘Only culture of science, technology will drive education growth’

East African countries seem to have cracked the Chinese code

Embracing national peace

Buhari presents record budget to revive slumping Nigeria economy

Demystifying and reforming the security vote cesspool

New online lifestyle channel; REDTV debuts

ICOBA will restore lost glory of Igbobi College, says Philips

Gazelle academy strengthens entreprenuership drive among youths

Solving Nigeria’s power crisis

Physically challenged persons now to ride free on BRT, LAGBUS

Fayemi unveils robust plan to expand Nigeria’s N400bn mining sector

Corruption, conspiracy and strategy for success (2)

First degree but no job: What next?

Weep not for Jose Mourinho

Project managers as great change agents (3)

Ladder crisis: Aero indicts Bauchi airport manager

MTN states commitment to stakeholders as drive for judicial intervention

Total Nigeria boosts safer road transportation of petroleum products

Boko Haram: Britain to send additional 300 military personnel to train Nigeria’s army

FX liquidity challenges worsen banks asset, earnings outlook

MTN credit rating cut by Fitch on Nigeria, South Africa risks

Gridlock: Hope dimming on Apapa as FG keeps mute

Nigeria plays ostrich on tough decisions as oil slump intensifies

N/ Assembly shuts down as Buhari presents 2016 budget

Monday, December 21, 2015

Oil prices hit lowest since 2004 as supply balloons

General Electric expects to announce headquarters decision in January

CBN promises robust economy, stable currency in 2016

‘Appointment of Abia Rep in RMFAC is governor’s prerogative’

Ikpeazu makes case for disabled over discrimination

Akwa Ibom pledges commitment to provide counterpart funds for SDG projects, others

Shippers’ Council bans collection of union fees in ports

Fuel scarcity: Kachikwu orders for special supply of petrol nationwide

Ambode calls for investment in real sector

FIFA crisis: Blatter and Platini banned for eight years

Tokyo Olympics to cost £9.98bn, six times over budget

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Pension contributors to access mortgage homes Q2 2016

On the global climate deal and Nigeria’s pledged actions

Celebrating ECOWAS at 40

Cost of servicing $6.2bn FGN, corporate Eurobond to rise on weaker naira

A light fiscal read if not a thriller

Revival of steel plants signals Nigeria’s commitment to industrial revolution

Zenith Bank: Game-changer in innovative retail banking

Specialist investment firm Apis Partners looks to gain Nigerian and sub-Saharan exposure with deals

Nigeria’s quest for democracy (2)

A fair, efficient, and feasible climate agreement

Time to lend to the real sector

Coping with the pressure of Christmas

Ecobank partners Enterprise Development Centre for grants to SME operators

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Chelsea to miss out in £912.4m UCL prize money

The Money Man: Cristiano Ronaldo invests $40m in CR7 hotels

The Money Man: Cristiano Ronaldo invest $40m in CR7 hotels

“Cowards, at home and abroad”

Communication Skills and Temperament (Parent-Child relationship continues)

Tackling unemployment through entrepreneurship

Saving tomato paste industry…

A date with destiny…

Windows of opportunity out of the quagmire we presently find ourselves (Part 2)

Growing the middle class in A 3-year blueprint

African Basketball League berths in Lagos

Discover your skills & talents for a more successful 2016

Housing and leadership accountability

Nigeria’s trade balance weakens as oil prices, currency controls bite

Shell expresses disgust over ruling of Dutch court in favour of Nigerian farmers

Benue Govt. signs £1bn MoU with Trans-Sahara Consortium

Dutch ruling on Nigeria could prompt more environmental cases

Friday, December 18, 2015

Stocks down to 3-year low, tracks global market

Deep liquidity keeps Nigerian interbank rate flat

NNPC awards new crude for product swap deals to four refiners

LAPO Mfb empowers 2.1 million MSMEs with N416 billion in Nigeria, Sierra-leone

A time of promotion is coming for Nigeria irrespective of what she is passing through – Mbaka

FEC postponed to allow ministers rejig budget issues

Sterling Bank says open to merger to build scale

NNPC awards crude lifting contracts to 21 oil firms

Glo partners Akwa Ibom for 2015 Christmas carol

Shell may be liable for oil spill in Nigeria – Dutch court

Naira closes at N278 against dollar as banks cut spending limit

Lagos factors in APC meal-a-day promise in N665bn 2016 budget

NNPC tops losers’ chart as refineries record zero production

WAEC release Nov/Dec examination results

Senate seeks urgent revival of steel industries

Forte Oil targets N224bn turnover in 2016

iSON acquires Global Tech from ENOC

Biafra: Court orders unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu

ARM’s acquisition of Mixta Africa raises fresh hope for low-income housing

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Naira, banks to feel impact of US Fed rate hike

Parents be vigilant!

Could this be the worst Real Madrid side?

Binding strings: The Bayelsa story

Nigeria’s pension regulator: ‘Ghosts don’t have biometrics’

US Congress agrees budget deal to lift crude export ban

MTN heads to court to challenge outsized $3.9bn fine

Mourinho’s ‘betrayal rant ‘a slap in Chelsea players

Our destiny in our hands

Mispricing derivatives a danger for real assets

Breakthrough for women in Saudi Arabia

Madrid top list of world’s most valuable football club

N10.7billion left from recovered Abacha loot

Chelsea finally sack Mourinho

Mali produces 2.45m tonnes of rice as 2015/16 harvest nears end

NNPC issues 2016 crude oil contracts worth $13.5 billion

South Africa’s MTN pays $196m to buy licences in Ivory Coast, Ghana

Global remittances company, Transfast, to boost IT literacy in Nigeria with computers donations to orphanages

Inadequate investments drive NPDC into low equity production

Again, Reps suspend new electricity tariff

Abuja Disco distances self from Dasuki’s $2.1bn scam

Reps summon service chiefs over military, Shi’ite clash

MTN’s N3.9bn fine: WSTC analysts raise concern on FDI

Regional unity, a panacea to terrorism, Buhari tells ECOWAS

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pro-Biafra agitators protest in Lagos

Dangote gives out 150 trucks ‎to ease distribution, availability of cement nationwide

Nine foreigners bag five years jail term for illegal bunkering

Entrepreneur seeks business friendly policies in A/Ibom

Appeal Court verdict: Wike heads to Supreme Court

RSCHST holds 15th convocation, graduates 1,439

Okorocha directs payment of 10 months arrears of health workers

Magistrate court discharges Nnamdi Kanu

Oil price pressure may lead to naira adjustment above band

Subsidy removal: coming full circle

MTN’s Nigeria business threatened as no clarity on fine 2 weeks to deadline

Nigeria, to benefit from Afreximbank’s $3 billion Programme to address Africa’s trade finance liquidity shortage

International breweries records N705 mn profit as finance and Opex cots bite

Nigeria cannot afford to wait for its electricity grid

OPEC Secy-Gen says low oil price will not continue

Nigeria’s housing deficit: Challenges and possibilities

Understanding President Buhari’s ‘system thinking’ approach

FG commends BUA Sugar on investment, pace of work in Lafiagi Sugar Company

Our last best chance?

Naira at new low on unofficial market, CBN rations dollars

FG to raise N67.45 billion in T-bills

$2.1 arms deal probe, indictment of Senate – Saraki

NDLEA arrests South African, two Nigerians with N163m worth of drugs

Magistrate Court ‘discharges’ Nnamdi Kanu

Buhari presents N6.4trn budget to National Assembly next week

Wike loses appeal

Afreximbank plans $3.5bn in trade finance to ease Africa forex crunch

Akwa Ibom lists strategies to mitigate climate change impacts

‘90% of children with disabilities in Nigeria are out of school’

Reps fault review of $5.2bn fine imposed on MTN

Oriental Energy takes full operational control of Ebok fields

Are you a sales marketer looking to earn additional income?

We are stripping Boko Haram of all religious pretensions – Buhari

Reps query alleged $14bn missing fund

Ikpeazu donates cars to Abia T. C chairmen

Parents hail FG over setting up investigative committees on varsities

Port Harcourt to host West African architecture festival next year

Refineries: Nigeria’s $100m annual process chemical investment in recession

Buhari received no money compensation from Jonathan presidency 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Dasuki affair

Nigerian assets may gain as investors sell S/Africa on Zuma

Marketers say N97 per liter petrol feasible with total deregulation

Bad roads frustrating Nigerian farmers

Ten stupid mistakes I’ve made with my money

Nigeria is open and ready for business and investment  

Broadband penetration plan at snail pace

What Nigeria can do to weather low oil prices and slow economic growth

Ikpeazu: Combining physical and stomach infrastructure

Rice farmers commence harvest for first organic induce production

Ogun needs N400m daily revenue to meet obligations – Amosun

FG arraigns Yuguda, Sambo, Bafarawa and others on 22 count charge

Monday, December 14, 2015

The judicial decimation of PDP and its implications

Power crisis returns, hits businesses, households

Save the Nigerian child

NDIC MD ends tenure as analysts see successful navigation of financial crises

Union Homes Savings expenses responsible for loss position

Domestic factors may trump US Fed rate hike risks for key African economies  

Tiger brands sells stake in Nigerian business to Dangote Industries

NEPC proposes increased investment in palm oil, other agricultural produce, to diversify economy

Social media bill: Closing space for free speech

ASUS launches the ZenFone family smartphones in Nigeria

Apple iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus Launched in Nigeria

Project managers as great change agents (2)

Buhari govt to reel out policies for ease of doing business in Nigeria 

APM Terminals Apapa earns ISO 28000:2007 Certification

Amaechi orders financial, staff audit of NIMASA

Africa needs $100bn annually to close infrastructure-financing gap – AfDB

NEPC proposes increased investment in palm oil, other agro-produce to diversify economy

Rivers police crack squad kills four suspected kidnappers, rescues victim

Lagos approves flyovers for Ajah, Abule-Egba

Power minister advocates willing buyers/sellers arrangement in power sector

Journalist launches crime control initiative

GTBank payment solution enables receipt of Western Union funds via ATMs

Manufacturers call on agric minister to rescind ban on raw material

Guinness Nigeria to distribute Diageo’s international premium spirits

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Petrol to cost N97a litre with subsidy off

There was no country – The fallout

Africa hosts the WTO this week amid its negotiating inertia

Moody’s affirms Nigeria’s Ba3 FG issuer rating with stable outlook

CBN, banks set aside N300bn for agricultural lending in 2016

Discos may pass cost to consumers as NERC abolishes fixed charge

Do not panic or despair (God is always faithful)

Payment inadequacy reduces sales in Nigeria’s E-commerce

ARM Trustee ‘Will’ helps RSA holder in distribution of assets

Biscuit makers chase N70bn market with acquisitions, innovation

ConocoPhillips cuts spending to half of 2014 level

Africa needs $100bn annually to close infrastructure financing gap – AfDB

Banks target N300bn to develop SMEs, Agric sector in 2016

Analyst advises NAICOM to reduce licence requirements for brokers

Senator, Reps’ sack by Appeal Court is enough signal to PDP – Peterside

Fuel crisis knocks Buhari, APC credibility

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Sosoliso air-crash: Tears still flowing 10 years after

‘Inconclusive’ as new vocabulary in INEC lexicon

X-raying Uefa Champions League round of sixteen

Jigawa’s targets sustainable economy with N137bn

Is Europa League best for Man United?

Fuel crisis: Vandalism reduces Suleja Depot to parking yard

Dominance: Factors working for Orijin brand

Kogi, Bayelsa polls question INEC independence – Afenifere, Gulak

Apocalypse

Producing tomato paste locally

6 Christmas ‘keep in touch’ business plan

Nigeria’s dependence on foreign technologies

Biafra: Ojukwu’s last testament and what Biafra must now mean (1)

FIFA’s own goal

Windows of opportunity out of the quagmire we presently find ourselves (Part 1)

Friday, December 11, 2015

FG assures payment of N47bn debt to Egbin Power Station

NSE: Investors’ staked N3.07bn on 141.40m shares

Lower Ivorian crop to drive global cocoa deficit: ECOM

US did not issue security alert to Americans in Abuja

Nigeria to raise N1.2 trn in T-bills in Q1 2016

Fitch cuts MTN’s rating

Nigeria tightens rules for retail bureaux de change, naira falls

Ambode says investment in water transportation will reduce gridlock

Rev King knows fate on February 26

FG Signs MOU with Chinese Firm, Huawei to train 2000 young Nigerians on ICT

Reps call for payment of salaries, emoluments of 176 injured, families of stampeded Immigration candidates

SOAN decry N2 Trillion annual loss to capital flight in Maritime sector

Moody’s affirms Nigeria’s Ba3 Federal Government issuer rating with stable outlook

ACI Commences Training For FAAN Staff

Pressure mounts on Wada not to handover, to wait court order

Reps pass 130 bills through first reading

Agbakoba accuses elite of frustrating Buhari’s change agenda

Nigeria needs $250bn to tackle infrastructure deficit – DMO

FG needs N900bn for rehabilitation of federal roads

Aig-Imoukhuede advocates issuing deposit-taking licence to telcos

Nigeria’s trade, investment encourage British investors

Court threatens Prison official with ‘trial in absence’

FG constitutes 10-man committee to investigate petitions against some tertiary institutions

Labour says investors doing nothing to grow power sector

Thursday, December 10, 2015

FG defaults push up power sector debts to N102b

Football and all that frenzy

CBN threatens to withhold N700bn CRR liquidity from banks

Setting the agenda for delivering change  

Niger Insurance records strong underwriting performance in half year

Building the future of real estate in Nigeria

Our roads of misery

Triggers of terror

Poor capacity keeps youth in search of jobs

Bond rally may defy FG 2016 borrowing plans

Anti-social media bill: Before they enter ‘Yaba Left’

Yahaya Bello and the hand of fate in Kogi

Kogi speaker impeached, replaced

Nigeria raises N50bn 2020, 2024 bond at higher yields

Donald Kaberuka joins TPG/Satya as Senior Advisor

PZ Cussons reports broadly flat operating profits in H1, expects squeese in Nigeria

What is the true cost of petrol in Nigeria?

Naira stabilises as CBN cuts dollar sales to BDCs

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Reps decry increasing debt… as MTEF passes second reading

Oshiomhole retires HoS, permanent secretary over pension fraud

Fashola to end housing deficit with aggressive national intervention policy

Investors plan cocoa processing factory in A/Ibom

Senate to pass MTEF next week, confirms Fowler as FIRS boss

Yuletide: Lagos bans open procession, fireworks

Omidyar Network leads investment in eCurrency tech

NERC to inaugurate board on local content in power sector

Seven UP records sales growth of N39.4 bn

Payment of subsidy not efficient, Saraki

When death is big business

N1.2bn generated on rice importation through land borders – NCS

States should centralise database of taxpayers to boost IGR -expert

Investors urged to bet on Nigeria’s growth opportunities

Nigeria and China deals: what’s the benefit for us?

NUATE protests against Dana’s commencement of regional flight from MMA2

Banks grow earnings amidst slow deposit mobilisation

Buhari: Changing times, old strategies

Stock Exchange says opportunities still exist for investors

Generating investment in Africa’s energy sector: Nigeria must go further

Dream Team VI book 2016 Rio Olympics ticket

Saraki dissociates self from N310m robbery

Reps probe N10.7bn abandoned MDGs water project in 9 states

More Irish investments expected in Nigeria’s transport, construction, agro sectors

ILO pledges support for employment generation in Nigeria

Lake Chad suicide blasts stretch aid agencies, displaced “live in fear”

Fayemi to release mining roadmap out next week

Alten, IFC to co-develop 120mw solar power in Kogi

Real estate accounts for 11% of $36.4bn investment in infrastructure construction

Delta records N152.1bn revenue in 9 months

Delta presents N265.6bn budget estimates for 2016 fiscal year

Dream Team VI and the titanic battle of Teranga Lions

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Protesters storm NASS over anti-social media bill

800-man troop from Benin Republic to join fight against Boko Haram – Yayi

AMCON forecloses purchase of new bad debts

Absurdity in Kogi

Slide in oil price threatens 2016 budget benchmark

The 10 biggest foreign policy challenges facing the Buhari administration

Completing NIPP GENCO privatisation

Stop chasing profit, lend to real sector, Onasanya charges banks

Jaiz bank begins N2.9bn rights issue

MSMEs: It’s time for disruptive innovation  

Can Nigeria position as the sustainability giant of Africa?

Cost of food soars in Nigeria despite fall in global prices

SWF withdraw $19bn from asset managers

Secured credit to household looks brighter next quarter

Caregivers identify stigmatisation, religious beliefs as major challenges against PMTCT in A/Ibom

Ayade to extend Calabar Monorail to airport

Rivers allocates land for Port Harcourt Trade Fair complex

Area councils get N1.464bn federal allocation

Buhari faults social media bill, may not assent

PDi bags $2.25 million worth contract in Nigeria

FCT minister clamps down on land racketeers

Senate tasks FG on decay infrastructure at airport

All FX demand for petroleum has been met – CBN

NUPENG charges FG on poor state of federal roads

Stakeholders converge in Lagos for BusinessDay’s 2015 capital market confab

Second Ibom runway for inauguration next year – Udom

NNPC to privatise pipelines to end JV cash call challenge

Abia PDP chieftain now Eze-elect

Senate to engage CBN on FX for fuel importers

Gas marketers advocates end to N1.7trn kerosene subsidy racket

Monday, December 07, 2015

FG Pegs oil benchmark at $38 per barrel, 2.2m barrels per day for 2016

Innovation – complex but inevitable (7)

FG faces daunting task over state of refineries

Afren administrators struggling to attract interest for ARL sale

Pro-Biafra protests, Northern traditional rulers and peacemaking

A four-point plan can boost mining in Nigeria

Bayelsa: Analysts decry socio-economic implications of canceled Southern Ijaw poll

Transcorp’s solid profit position attributable to diversified investment base

Project managers as great change agents (1)

Fashola: Succeeding as minister of power

UBA plc: Interest, non-interest income drive profitability despite FX restrictions

Capital market indices record 0.73% growth

I will not be available for swearing in with Bello – Faleke

Social Media Bill: Buhari would not assent to any unconstitutional legislation – Presidency

Bayelsa election: INEC cancels election in Southern Ijaw

FG allays investors’ fears about Nigeria’s business climate

South Africa’s credit rating under threat after downgrade

Bayelsa guber latest: Police ban processions, rallies

Bayelsa election: Women protest election in Southern Ijaw

Bayelsa election update: PDP wins in Ogbia, Nembe

Naira to stabilise as CBN admits back BDCs

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Banks re-price deposit rates lower but not credit

My odyssey as a columnist: One year of intervening from London

There was no country

FG’s touted blockage of leakages fails to lift revenue profile

Tough operating environment leaves Learn Africa with low profit margins

Looking for a Christmas gift…get insurance

Anglo-Nigeria relations: The next 100 years

Buhari’s statist leaning leaves ministers effectiveness in doubt

All change in Economic reform begins with a crackdown on corruption 

OPEC divided over oil output cuts

Nigeria needs N23bn annually to develop its infrastructure – TIB boss

PDP rejects Kogi governorship election results

Be patient with Buhari’s government – Kalu urges Nigerians 

DSS arrests 2 staff members over N310m robbery

Minimum wage, maximum trouble: Crisis looms as governors shirk responsibility

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Why NHTIC 2015 matters

INEC declare APC candidate winner of Kogi governorship election

Re-looting the loot: Nigeria’s story of Ali Baba &  the 40 thieves

Tyson Fury: From a premature baby to World Champion

Wars without end

Moderation in consumption: Key to healthy living

Stopping the child killers

From NET to ntel: A tribute to VA Haffner

The tragedy of patronising the fraudulent property agent

Uncommon solutions in decision making

The essentials of effective business operation:

Stress management & working women

Friday, December 04, 2015

Can Newcastle survive Liverpool onslaught?

How student entrepreneurs can benefit from AYESA

NCC reaffirms 25 percent MTN fine reduction

FG sells N129bn in Treasury bills, yields mixed

2016 budget: Planning ministry offers technical support to MDAs on zero budgeting

Dwindling oil prices: World Bank supports Nigeria on diversification of economy

FG proposes dedication of 1% airlines’ fares to fund tourism

National employment policy to focus on youth employment – Osinbajo

Naira falls as CBN denies 1,599 BDCs access to FX sale

NAMA: Ministry stops deduction of workers check-off dues

Intel impacts learning with tech through teacher education

A/Ibom works commissioner assures communities on prompt payment of compensation

Buhari, Saraki meet again behind closed doors

China’s Xi pledges $60bn for development in Africa

Nigerian regulator raises MTN’s fine to $3.9bn in shock move

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Senate pushes president, govs to nominate cabinet within 60 days

Equities near 3-year low to defy all fundamentals

Bayelsa: PDP Reps warn security agencies, INEC against bias

Do Super Eagles need a ‘Heavyweight’ coach?

Department of common sense

Mobile money utility and financial inclusion

FBN Insurance targets more low income earners to deepen penetration

Achieving better sanitation for a better environment

The case for true leadership on climate change

PZ Cussons, PZ Tower, PZ Power set to merge

INEC: Kogi, Bayelsa beckon

Kogi guber: DPC expels candidate

MTN seeks further reduction in record Nigerian fine

Tanzania universities introduce course in female genital mutilation to fight the practise

Naira falls 1.2 per cent on unofficial market

MTN appoints Jyoti Desai as COO

Currency trafficking: NDLEA arrests woman with $114,245, €2,020

Buhari to ask China’s Xi for urgent infrastructure funding

NLNG under pressure to fund NDDC

Restore ban on rice importation, Senate tells FG

Abia inaugurates committee on financial autonomy of judiciary

Lagos to host ‘hour of code Nigeria 2015’

Government’s direct investment in PHC to save Nigerians N643bn – UNICEF

MTN Nigeria CEO Michael Ikpoki resigns

NCC cuts MTN fine to $3.4bn

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

$8.3bn Lagos-Kano rail tops agenda as Buhari meets Jinping

Marginal oil fields make gains amidst falling global prices

Restructuring Nigeria’s laggard federation (2)

Progress at Nigeria’s OTC debt capital market seen attracting WB

Nigeria 2014 gambling revenues up despite weakening economy

From good intentions to deep decarbonization

Seizing the moment to protect our world

As world leaders meet in Paris

OPEC November oil output rises, led by Iraq, Saudi -Reuter’s survey

Nigeria and the Commonwealth

Analysts’ sentiment still favours the bears

Okonjo-Iweala exposes Oshiomole’s ‘suspicious’ N15 bn loan request

BusinessDay Kemi Ajumobi, Lemechi selected among distinguished journalists for prestigious ALI Media Fellowship programme

Guinness Nigeria announces appointment of Edozien as a Non-Executive Director

Cameroon frees 900 Boko Haram hostages in military operation

FG to raise N50 billion in 2020, 2024 bonds

OPEC hawks push for output cuts; Russia pumps record volumes

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Insurers grow profits on better costs, risk control

Transition at LSSTF

China by far the largest investor in African infrastructure

Looking ahead to this week’s OPEC meeting

Nigeria’s largest power plant owed $202m

Positioning Nigerian youth for the future of work  

Havard graduate works to produce tomato paste in Nigeria

Ogun partners Kenya on agric exchange programme

Need for de-risking retail, SME sector for increased bank lending

FUNAAB canvasses biotechnology as panacea for food insecurity in Nigeria

Transcorp hotels post N2.34 billion PAT, pursues aggressive expansion  

PwC seeks to unlock opportunities in mining sector

South Sudan understudies Nigeria on Debt Management

Samsung Nigeria named Best Company in Youth Focused CSR at SERAS 2015

Man City group sells 13% stake to Chinese investors

Lekoil to acquire Afren’s Ogo stake for $13m

Egbin Power plant owed $202 million, debt payments

NSA, Microsoft tackle cyber-security scourge in Nigeria

‘$530m Geometric power project, the single largest investment in South East’

Value of 97% of Nigeria’s landed property unknown – Don

Nigeria to focus on cutting cost of government – Adeosun

Boko Haram expanding, chance to stop it is now – U.N

Rivers orders heightened work on key economic roads as rains cease

Xi arrives in Zimbabwe, expected to sign major deals

UN rewards SPDC JV Afam VI Power plant for carbon emissions reduction

Investors express interest to partner Akwa Ibom in oil/gas sector, others

President Buhari to deliver Anyiam-Osigwe 2015 lecture  

NSE, CSCS start post-trade allocation service today