Businessday Nigeria Archive for April 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jonathan sacks NPA managing director, appoints Sanusi Lamido as replacement

FG warns Buhari, APC against forming parallel government

IDC CIO Summit to attract 150 tech leaders from across West Africa

Rosabon’s parent company, The Concept Group, launches new career website

Dangote’s coastal pipeline venture aims to crack Nigeria’s gas quagmire

Shareholders to get more returns as Dangote Cement expansion gains momentum

Lagos blue line rail for test-run this year

Economy threatened as oil marketers stop importation

Airtel’s CEO to discuss future outlook of telecoms at BusinessDay CEO Forum

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Buhari faces high cost of governance challenge

PwC’s NNPC audit left gas sales record untouched

NATCOM finally takes over NITEL/MTEL after successful bid

Investors see value in SEC’s rule as new NASD trading accounts surge

SEC board defies due process, Federal Character in staff recruitment

Downstream investment can spur Africa’s economic development

Uncomplex Strategy

Higher borrowing cost crimps Forte Oil’s profit

The beauty of the PwC report on NNPC

Fighting shale oil: Venezuela proposes oil blending

Case for tax reform and increased VAT in Nigeria (1)

Vodacom boosts businesses with cloud services infrastructure

Banks rendition of untimely poor returns, challenge to AML/CFT

E-commerce firm Riella Direct out with new lifestyle focus

Troops rescue 200 girls, 93 women from Sambisa Forest 

Senate passes 2015 budget amid lower oil price

Cadbury Nigeria posts Q1 loss of N303m, revenue dips

IGP orders tight security around media houses

Explosion at radio station in Kogi kills four

IFC lends Zenith Bank $100m for power,infrastructure projects financing

Stakeholders call for oil production subsidy, diversification as oil prices remain low

Jonathan sacks NHIS boss, confirms Gwarzo SEC DG, Obi, chairman

Chinese rail firm signs $3.5 billion worth of deals in Ogun

Monday, April 27, 2015

Jonathan orders release of full forensic audit report on NNPC’s account

Stockbrokers fear spillover as SEC investigates BGL books

KDB Daewoo looks set for new frontier market deals

Analysts blame recruitment bias, poor orientation for low productivity in civil service

Champion Breweries share price seen rising on takeover rumours

What it takes to get there (2)

How many more will die in the Mediterranean before Africa acts?

Nigeria, Ghana become blooming e-waste graveyards

Improved economic fundamentals, rising middle class driving new neighbourhoods creation

Nigerian mobile apps drown in sea of global content

UBA PLC: Impressive earnings growth amid high interest rate environment

Agenda for change: Evolution of the real sector

Amosun’s re-election and prospect for ‘New Lagos’

President Jonathan names Peter Obi as Chairman of SEC

Mayweather Snr tells son to retire after Pacquiao bout

Deregulation will encourage private investments in refineries, says MOMAN

Seven Energy begins supply of gas to Calabar NIPP

Lagos port still a bottleneck for Africa’s top economy

Kidnappers take over deserted Police Post

Ondo House impeaches deputy governor Ali Olanusi

Poultry industry grows by 31% in 3 years

Lagos taxi market value put at N28bn

What it takes to acquire and retain bank customers

Atlas Mara to spend $22 m to build top Rwandan bank

Brands, creative agencies position for marketing summit

China promises stronger ties with Nigeria

SA Insurance appoints Bode Akinboye as GMD/CEO

Banks push gains with offshore operations

Foreign investors may seek flight on US Fed rate hike

Infrastructure, foreclosure law top investors’ roadmap for Buhari

World Bank approves US$500m for Nigeria to improve maternal, child health

Atiku Centre Lecture Series: APC manifesto in light of current economic realities – Chioke

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Nigeria loses N500bn yearly to failed freight rail services

Insights from BusinessDay’s SME forum

A farewell to Europe

Xenophobia: A world problem with an African root

Financially prepare for the unexpected

Nigeria Content enthusiasts excited over TGIL’s fabricating machine

CPC faces scrutiny over registration of manufacturing firms

Stakeholders synergise to make local footwear competitive

Pharmaceuticals demand Domestic Preference Policy implementation

First MFB for women entrepreneurs debuts April 30

NACCIMA sees power, security as biggest stimulants to MSMEs

Buhari vows to probe alleged $20bn NNPC missing fund

Okorocha declared winner of Imo State governorship election

Ikpeazu wins Abia governorship race

Sen. Aisha Alhassan loses in Taraba gubernatorial race

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wema Bank records earning growth amid macro-economic headwinds


MTN Nigeria subscriber base soars amid macro-economic headwinds

Being a business/career ‘’shark’’… pays!!

What to look for when renting or buying

High operating expenses compound struggling Chams’ woes


Oil prices won’t spike for years – Exxon CEO

Caring for your car battery

Promoting the capital market for inclusive growth

Build your brand

What businesses want from Buhari

A gastronomic journey with Chef Alex Mwaura

Nigerians lose N84m to xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Continental Re sees huge growth as Africa’s construction booms

Unpaid subsidy: oil marketers threaten to stop importation

CBN to bar bad debtors from FX market

Nigeria gets N886.5m disaster reduction grant from Japan

My conversation with Buhari is in Nigeria’s interest, says Pres. Goodluck Jonathan

Trading on NSE closed bearish

FBN holding Q1 pretax profit up 8.7 per cent

Nigerian interbank rates fall on matured bonds, T-bills

Friday, April 24, 2015

CBN orders banks discount houses to crack down on delinquent debtors

Technical glitch may affect Nigerian bond trade

Seplat Petroleum to comply with Nigeria’s existing laws, regulations on dividend payment

Uphill task ahead for Keshi, condemned to succeed or be axed

Transcorp agribusiness arm to begin farming in Benue

‘PDP does not have what it takes to make a viable national opposition’

Heineken unit Q1 pretax profit falls 2 percent

Guinness Nigeria says 9-month pretax profit falls 9 per cent

LP’s Princewill shuns PDP, APC

Polls: Prosecution of electoral offenders have commenced – Jega

FG set to begin privatisation of BoA, BoI, NCX

Lagos in search of investors in proposed forensic laboratory

CKF holds first Musical Award for Excellence

Aso Savings Union Homes acquisition creates mortgage behemoth

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Skills shortage weighs down ICTs contribution to economic growth

Prime residential property remains weak on low demand

Malware threats on the rise as hackers target e-banking platforms

Economic diversification and non-oil export growth back on the front burner

Adolphus Wabara loud on a wrong thing

Nigeria may miss 75% target drop in malaria deaths by 2015 -WHO

Baker Hughes Q1 revenue declines 20%, activity reduction projected in Nigeria

The people and the choices they make

What determines your buying a product

CSCS, FMDQ join AACN to extract opportunities at investor conference

Wema Bank records profit growth as Q1 net income up 4.13%

Victory FC, Famous FC battle for N1m in STAR Superfans show

Jonathan orders immediate removal of own campaign bill boards, banners, posters

Nigerian soldiers retreat from mined Boko Haram stronghold

Nike partners with Nigeria Football Federation

NPDC commences refund of missing NNPC $1.48bn, says Alison-Madueke

2015 polls: Suit challenging Buhari’s eligibility withdrawn

South African govt should be held responsible for xenophobic attacks – NLC

INEC erred cancelling elections in 3 LGs in Abia – Jega

Xenophobic attacks: Senate threatens to act against South Africa

Garo, Munguno task APC lawmakers on zoning of Speaker’s slot

Dickson commends stakeholders for peaceful polls

New govt faces daunting tasks on current economic realities – Afrinvest

Police, MDAs most corrupt institutions in Nigeria – NOIPolls

Turnover of top Lagos hotels in 2014 dropped by N8bn – Commissioner

Oil prices rise as Yemen crisis lingers

Why Buhari should urgently restructure Nigeria, by Uranta

LCCI expresses worry over mounting public debt

Jonathan hands over govt to Buhari May 29, says FG

ICAN honours Egbiki, others with merit awards

Protecting maternal, newborn and child health rights (1)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nigeria needs to raise gas prices to bridge $55bn gap

NNPC will cough up more than $1.5bn under APC Govt

2014 performance levels unlikely for banks as outlook dims

Ecobank profit surges 179% on diversified business model

Power, policy consistency, EEG top private sector demand on Buhari

Nigerian economy generated 1,219,052 jobs in 2014

Moody’s: EMEA high-yield bond issuance grows year-on-year to $31bn in Q1 2015

Bearish start elicits mixed sentiment among equity buyers

United Capital grows total assets by 20% FY 2014

Dangote Sugar Refinery: No clear-cut positives in FY’14

Zululand and story of how we begin to remember

After the deluge

“Recall our high commissioner in South Africa” -Agbakoba

How to get out of financial dependency

Meristem Investment Guide: Bearish mood fails to abate

MasterCard partners AFI network to advance financial inclusion

Wyndham Hotel Group opens in Eastern Africa

A global Marshall Plan

Addressing electoral violence and money politics in Nigeria

FG summons South Africa’s High Commissioner over xenophobic attacks

NSE All-Share Index records marginal growth

Court orders FG to pay ex-NITEL/MTEL staff 20% of annual salary

NLNG generates over $10bn revenue in 2014

E-commerce, MOBOfree, celebrates high performances in Nigeria

Wema Bank says Q1 pretax profit rises 4 per cent

Ogun farmers set to grow revenue as Amosun okays cargo-bound rail line network

Akinwumi Adesina: cocoa production to hit one million tonnes in 2020

NAHCO, Sokoto to partner on state development

African sugar producers should eye regional markets-minister

Polls: ECOWAS chairman says Jonathan has earned international respect

FG revenue falls 21.5% in March due to oil outages

Buhari to face employment generation hurdle as job gap drags

Fashola, diplomats preach collaborative approach to mitigate climate change

US VP commends Jonathan for setting strong example for Africa, world

Sterling Bank’s Q1 profit rises by 25% to N3.9bn

INEC erred cancelling polls in 3 Abia councils, says Jega

Stock market bows to Forte, Guinness, Nigerian Breweries dictates

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Poor JV funding shows FG failing the people

Etisalat Group Q1 2015 revenue surges 30% on strong Nigerian growth

SA Insurance merges with SA Life Assurance for bigger capacity

Fidson Healthcare sees significant 308% growth in PAT in FY 2014

Buhari faces poverty, rancour in oil-rich delta

Halliburton beats estimates as oil crash slows drilling

‘Investors need institutional framework that will outlive governments’

Promosalons leads Nigerian firms to INTERMAT trade show in France

Nigerians vie for Toyota Dream Car contest honours in Japan

Critical questions pension contributors ask…

PenCom releases draft regulation on investment of pension fund on infrastructure

Implications of CBN’s review of IT standards in financial services industry

FXTM recognised as ‘Best Educational Broker’ by FXEmpire

Nigeria’s power woes mount as businesses gasp for breath

Coscharis unveils new car buyers finance scheme  

Buhari and the yearnings of Nigerians for change

Companies that put premium on risk management see better growth, says PwC

World Bank outlines agenda to help end poverty, hunger

Banking sector investment strengthens as CIBN wins WCBI hosting right

GSK rewards consumers in Lucozade Ribena campaign

President urged to push for Maritime strategy master plan in transition note

Investing in fish smoking, packaging, distribution

Why NIMASA extends deadline for phase out of single-hull tankers

The silent heroes in the emergence of Buhari

NCAA lifts ban on Discovery Airline

SEC investigates private placements’ defaulters

Banks to face increased credit losses in 2015

Jonathan sacks Suleiman Abba, appoints Arase as acting IGP

Capital market to experience increased activity after May 29

Pipeline shutdowns, lower oil earnings drop Nigeria’s revenue to N315.04 bn in March

Former Egyptian president Mohamed Mursi jailed for 20 years

Protest in Abuja over South African xenophobic attacks

Bayelsa House deputy clerk killed in Yenagoa

Cattle breeders urge Buhari to recover grazing reserves, end cattle rustling

South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation” turns dark as immigrant attacks rise

Islamist group claims attack on U.N. peacekeepers in Mali

EU leaders call for emergency talks after 700 migrants drown off Libya

Mugabe “shocked, disgusted” by South African anti-immigrant violence

Wall St Week Ahead-Investors look to earnings for market direction

Oil slide slashes Q1 profit, not investment plans at Saudi’s SABIC

Mass defection in PDP tilts Nigeria to one party state

7-Up, Forte, Guinness, 22 others drag equities southwards

Access Bank reports 34% increase in Q1’15 earnings

The Sports Market: Technology and the Future

MDAs, banks’ sharp practices delay single account

“Economy: Short term hurdles, but Nigeria’s fundamentals strong – Okonjo-Iweala”

Insurers offer tonic for Buhari’s infrastructure development plan

Monday, April 20, 2015

Africa Re net profit up 39% to $118m

Stockbrokers race to register with NASD in reaction to new SEC rule

Premium Pension out with mobile application to enhance consumer access

UBA records strong growth in profitability amid headwinds

G-20 says volatile currencies pose risk after dollar surges

MTN’s Visafone acquisition bid reflects changing market dynamics

Afrinvest improves convenience in equity trading with new mobile app

Making brand Nigeria work under Buhari

Ad body urges Buhari to review national communication method

Nigeria leads with highest mobile share of Web traffic

Signs to show you’re significantly doing well in your finance

Naira devaluation fuelling real estate business transaction in foreign currency

GMAC, GMAT and last Thursdays

Lekki Gardens plans malls, office blocks for estate residents

‘Solution to Nigeria’s challenges in science, technology improvement’

How to reform the IMF now

Ubuntu, not yet in South Africa?

Bring them back now

‘69 buildings have to be demolished if Fourth Mainland Bridge is built now’

Emirates signs $9.2bn order with Rolls-Royce for A380 engines

Global Property earns European CEO recognition for quality service

Lenders Zenith and Sterling make Q1 gains

Ecobank proposes bonus issue after pretax profit rises 144 per cent

I expect Buhari to treat this country as an indivisible entity – Ayade

Dangote Sugar 2014 pretax profit falls to N15.27bn

Build on 2015 elections success, Awoleye urges INEC

Uche Chukwumerije dies at 75

Why Orji prioritised healthcare in Abia

North’s OPS wants Buhari to tackle depopulation of industries

All set for KADCCIMA annual international trade fair

Nigeria’s indigenous diaper coy sales to hit $1bn in a decade

Fuel scarcity looms as marketers threaten withdrawal of service over payment

Up to 700 feared dead after migrant boat sinks off Libya

African economies panic over China’s slowed growth

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PSC contract deadlock stalls gas supply to power plants

Banks show strength against regulatory headwinds with N586bn profit

Your Excellency, Mr Governor

A vision of the united nations of Nigeria

Access Bank, Stanbic IBTC, Coscharis partner on vehicle purchase finance scheme

‘Future of power sector reform is tied to meeting deficit in supply of gas’

Elephant Group gets new funding from AfricInvest to boost commodities market

Asset mgt coy Liberty broadens Nigeria plans

Ending the uncertainty over policy direction

Union Bank’s profit surges 600.26% on reduced impairment charge

BVN will boost retail credit, says NIBSS boss

The managing of great expectations

How backward integration drives PZ Wilmar

President-elect versus citizens-elect

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Good time to clean up the house

Dear politician,your body speaks…

IMF warns of rising risks as dollar hits emerging markets

Securing capital for your business – bank loans

Life goes on

Sub-Saharan Africa behind in fight against poverty – World Bank

Oil price outlook still uncertain amid surge in global demand and supplies – IEA

Elections are over, now’s time for business

As an employer, how do you manage loose cannon employees?

Back to the ‘Mother City’

World leaders draw up ambitious goals to end extreme poverty by 2030

India’s Reliance to restart all fuel pump outlets by March 2016

Yields on bonds seen falling further next week

Friday, April 17, 2015

Inflation inches up to 8.5% as naira struggles to firm up

Sterling Bank partners firms to simplify learning process

Wal-Mart closes 5 stores, lays off thousands of workers

Boko Haram kills 10 in north Cameroon

India’s Reliance Q4 profit boosted by strong refining margins

Guinness Nigeria’s MD promoted president, Diageo Africa

Council on privatisation approves handover of NITEL/MTEL

Fitch says Nigeria’s transition smooth but creates policy uncertainty

Taraba guber poll rerun: Replace indicted INEC, security officials – Atiku

Pan-Yoruba group sends ‘Good Governance Charter’ to Buhari

Emulate Jonathan’s spirit of sportsmanship – Varsity don, cleric tell leaders

April polls: Senators want INEC to cancel Akwa-Ibom election

Cleric wants Buhari to tackle electricity crisis

World’s biggest wealth fund turns to Africa for profit growth

140,000 APC votes voided in Edo, says Oshiomhole

Union Assurance gets $21.8m additional capital injection

West African financial system loses $5bn to cyber fraud, crimes

Union Bank reports 635% growth in FY’14 PBT

‘Nigerians not affected in South Africa’s xenophobic attacks’

World Bank outlines action agenda for food system to help end poverty, hunger

Struggling West African airlines seek capital, partners

NFF, Stephen Keshi contract feud ends today

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Nigerian banks face elevated risks from FX liabilities

Nigeria’s prospect brightens as oil shoots above $63 per barrel

Fairfax Financial acquires 7.5% equity stake in Africa Re for $61m

IMF prescribes fiscal prudence for Nigeria

Travails of Aba power project

DHL, Cisco IoT report reveals $8trn global revenue potential

Nollywood: Fighting the monster called piracy

The CET implications for Nigerian economy

Dufil Prima commits to Indomie heroes award, begins 2015 edition

Oil rises to three-month high

Shaping development in Nigeria within a global post 2015 agenda

Tell the president: This is Nigeria

DStv to air re-run of Airtel Touching Lives from April 12

How to find your hidden talents

Implication of political change on Nigeria

Low shelf life, poor cassava flour may stall production of cassava bread

Thin imports from Nigeria, others stabilise Asian rice prices

Forte Oil narrows Q1 pretax loss to N59.19m

Eutelsat’s 16A satellite to carry Arewa24 in Nigeria

FG sells N70 bn bond at lower yields

Inflation edges higher to 8.5 per cent yr/yr in March

GT Bank Q1 pretax profit rises 17 per cent

Stanbic IBTC Holdco Q1 pretax profit falls 46 pct

LG chair suspended in Edo, faces probe panel

NUT seeks 26% budget allocation to education

CBN asks banks to stop rendition of returns on micro credit fund

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nigeria can raise $75bn selling down oil assets – CBN Gov

Banks loan growth masks SME pains

Abia-PDP chooses do-or-die

Shoot out at high noon

Market recovery ignites buying interest in banking stocks

Nigeria records second largest global LNG supply addition

Beyond CBN’s power sector stabilisation fund

Nigeria in talks with Russia to build 4 nuclear power plants

Diamond Bank makes N7.16bn profit in Q1 2015

Jonathan directs ministers, MDAs to submit handover notes Monday

The solar price revolution

UACN: Positive sentiments spur ‘Buy’ recommendation

Oil assets divestment and the economy

The nexus between sustainable branding and organizational leadership

Angola’s sovereign fund allocates further $1.4bn to Africa projects

The stock exchange: The ultimate voting machine (Part 1)

Shell-BG mega deal takes center-stage

OPEC no-cut strategy called to question

Buhari’s oil policy to focus on reform first, taxes last

Nigeria needs $60m for measles pre-elimination programme

Agric ministry moves to protect poultry industry against epidemic

Enugu Assembly orders arrest of state accountant-general

ConocoPhillips to reduce costs by $1 billion

Nigeria in talks with Russia’s Rosatom for nuclear power plants

Community reports fresh oil spillage in Bayelsa’s Kolo Creek

CBN limits usage of naira denominated cards overseas by 66.7% to $50,000

Naira stabilises across markets as overnight inter-bank rates hit 78.5%

AMCON awaits Buhari’s govt for sale of Keystone Bank

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Electricity: grid capacity to jump as Buhari plans to privatise TCN

Insurers jittery over ‘transformation project’ as new government take over

Buhari may surprise with bold stimulus to jumpstart Nigeria growth

Law Union and Rock records N4.16bn premium

Change and No Change

Oando increases reserve, value hits $1.7bn

Nigeria, emerging economies fail to exploit ICT potential for growth

The proposed National Grazing Commission (1)

BMW flaunts exceptional, expressive 5-Series GT

Encouraging responsible borrowing in banking sector

Cassava peels’ commercialisation viable with growing usage

Why Nuhu Ribadu Lost Adamawa governorship race

Unity Bank’s earnings spike amid macro-economic challenges blankets Lagos with 100% free same day delivery

Overnight rate hits 90 pct, nears record high

Nokia in talks to buy Alcatel-Lucent

Nigeria has 142.5 million active telecom users

US firm completes financing for coal and power project in Niger

World population to hit 8.4 billion by 2030

Supreme Court affirms Fayose’s election victory

Supreme Court dismisses APC’s appeal, affirms Ayo Fayose governor

‘Well structured online learning enhances human capital development’

Chevron not liable for January 2012 rig explosion, says Deji Haastrup

43 ships with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos

Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers, NSE organise forum on retail bond market

Lagos listed in top 10 African cities

Overnight inter-bank rates rise to 66.8%

Monday, April 13, 2015

Nigeria loses $350bn in oil industry investments

Let those who voted for change, please not fight change

‘Education and youth empowerment should drive vision 20:2020 attainment’

Choose brains in our collective interest

Opportunity for fabulous returns opens at Houston EB5 Marlowe project

Pay TV provider, StarTimes boosts viewers’ digital TV access

2015 polls: X-ray of unprecedented use of media

American leadership in a multipolar World

Resettlement of IDPs, agric tasks before N/E governors

Jonathan as a great Nigerian President

Cyber security concerns rises as Jonathan tenure nears end

CBN’s directive on foreign currency in domestic transactions: A confusing signal

NASD gains as SEC unveils new rules on trading unlisted securities

Three kidnapped from boat off Nigerian coast

Guinness leads gainers’ chart as NSE closes on positive note

World Bank forecasts 0.5 percent drop in economic growth of sub-Saharan Africa

Diamond Bank says Q1 profit falls 9.5 per cent

FBN Holdings sees modest loan growth this year

Kano Water Board generates N247.4m in 3 months

Abraaj closes $990m sub-Saharan Africa fund

Samuel Ortom ends PDP’s dominance in Benue

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Infrastructure, industrialisation bring back 4 incumbents

New governors face challenge of managing state economies

Barbarism and Civilisation

The world is right to care who leads Nigeria

Gubernatorial poll results confirm PDP’s receding status

Buhari & Nigeria’s future 2

What to do as you approach retirement

Insecurity lowers Learn Africa’s turnover by 2.9% in 2014

Non-Executive Director compensation – a balancing act

Entrepreneurs say finance not basic requirement for start-up success

10 key sector challenges facing incoming government

Ambode polls 811,547 votes to win Lagos governorship seat

APC’s Aminu Masari wins governorship election in Katsina State

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi wins Enugu

Udom Emmanuel wins Akwa Ibom governorship polls

PDP wins 19 seats in Ondo Assembly, APC clinches 5

Dankwambo retains Gombe State seat

APC wins 24 seats in Osun Assembly

Ribadu concedes defeat in Adamawa

Yero concedes defeat to Nasir El-Rufai

66 violent incidents recorded nationwide in Saturday polls

Amosun wins in Ogun

INEC releases state assembly results in Niger

Buhari to give priority to capital expenditure to develop Nigeria

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Big guns drawn in 2017 AFCON qualifiers

Reform of Police Force is a defining character test for Buhari’s CHANGE mantra!

Fidelity Bank plc: 2014 impressive results validate growth strategy

First impressions last

A self-help model of development (3)

Be a power-house to your woman exploring her talents and skills

Why social progress matters

Glut of unplaced Nigerian crude expected to flow to Europe

China products in Price versus quality

Jonathan says elections will consolidate democracy

Elections in Akwa Ibom witness large turn out

Umeh calls for cancellation of elections in Abia

Nigeria yields on bonds to fall on vote outcome

FG to limit debit card spending abroad to support naira

INEC cancels elections in Ondo over violence

Lagos: REC expresses concern at low turnout of voters as voting progresses

Man, 23, shot dead over alleged ballot box snatching

Poll: Police may extend restriction of movement to 8p.m. in Lagos — AIG Mbu

Crisis rocks Benue polls, dozens feared killed

Low turn out of voters in Kano

Gunmen take over Osun’s Ilase-Ijesa polling unit

Jonathan accredited in Otuoke

Massive violence marks kick-off of elections in Rivers

Nigeria’s Governorship Elections

Live Updates Of Nigeria’s Governorship Elections

Friday, April 10, 2015

Amaechi hale and hearty, says Rivers government

Nigeria’s presidential helicopter crashes at Lagos airport

BPE receives final payment for NITEL, MTEL

FAO expects global rice trade to drop 2.5 percent in 2015

MTN to buy Visafone Communications

Unilever Nigeria Q1 pretax profit falls to N864.7m

Maria Hadiza Iye-Ojo Abu: Still waters run deep

I’ll connect govt with citizens and investors

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Aspirants battle for Nigeria’s biggest economic states

MTN quest for market dominance fuels Visafone acquisition bid

CBN bars debtors from access to foreign exchange

Mega malls are revolutionising Nigeria’s retail sector

Infinity Trust taps into Nigeria’s housing market as earnings spike

Celebrating an icon of humanity at 50 -Abimbola Emanuella Fashola

IBEDC seeks solution to bill distribution delays, pre-paid metres unavailability

Access Infra Africa launches $5m competition for renewable energy projects

RenCap frontier markets activity rise amid Russia deals slump

Hostile bank lobby, telcos’ apathy stall mobile money growth

How to save for retirement when you’re broke

Navigating uncertain times

BoI gets A- rating from Agusto & Co

How to make money from your blog? …tips for beginners!

New Ranger challenges world of Pick-up trucks

NUPENG resumes loading of petrol at Apapa Dockyard

UBA N30.50bn bond on FMDQ seen boosting market liquidity

Jonathan’s closest aide, Oronto Douglas, is dead

Nigeria raises N183bn in T-bills at lower yields

ZTE selects Mitsumi as distribution partner in Africa

Positive outlook seen for cement producers despite challenges

Thomson Reuters Market Tracker Solution goes live CBN, FMDQ OTC PLC

Nigeria, others miss 2015 goal of primary schooling for all

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Moody’s rates Nigeria peaceful election credit positive

Is ‘Buhari bounce’ sustainable            

Shell to buy BG Group in $70bn energy deal

Headwinds stunt Unilever growth prospects

NIPC makes case for doing business in Nigeria at Dubai AIM conference

Creative self-disruption

Agenda for the president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari (2)

Iran versus Saudi Arabia

Nigerian courts taking arbitration seriously: Speedy Proceedings on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards

‘Indigenous oil/gas players must embrace corporate governance’

TD, EMC in pact to expand technology industry

Buhari rekindles hope of bridging $25bn infrastructure deficit

FirstBank’s N410bn earnings leads as Tier 1 banks results tumble in

CBN moves against use of foreign currency as medium of exchange

Oyo PDP regroups, begs supporters ahead April 11

APC victory: Owerri as an emerging political capital of Igboland

Buhari’s victory: New political leadership emerges in Edo

Naira gains at parallel market as speculators release dollars after presidential poll

Nigerian stocks drop to end 10-day rally as vote euphoria fades

Heritage Bank advises students on interest in money management skills

Oil leaps 5% on tempered Iran view, slowing US inventory rise

Efficient underwriting capacity spurs Mansard Insurance to growth

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Change in Lagos!

Agrikexpo partners EU Conference as event date shifts

Lagos guber, Ambode and logical case for continuity

Safeguards under the Contributory Pension Scheme

Analysts seek shared experiences for Sub-Saharan Africa upstream

Reduced cost spikes AshakaCem profit as insurgency weighs on sales

Insurance firms face strategy pressure over consumer choice

Potential triggers for crude oil prices

CITN sets tax agenda for Buhari

Fixed instruments, investors re-price Nigeria’s socio-political stability

Nigerian troops capture Alagarno in Borno

Rivers APC demands removal of state REC

PZ Cussons acquires Glanbia stake in Nutricima JV

Elections 2015 and lessons of history

Equities show strength, attract premium on Buhari’s victory

Small businesses spring on low cost N220bn MSME fund

Voice remains king, contributes $7.3bn of telcos revenue

United Capital makes full-year profit amid tough environment

Bullish oil fund managers start to capitulate on oil prices

Niger, Chad hope for a fresh start with Buhari

Monday, April 06, 2015

Retail banking helps FCMB boost earnings

Presidential polls: How Nigeria ‘disappointed’ the World

Cards readers should be improved upon ahead April 11 elections – Fomunyoh

ICAN backs Ambode’s bid to become Lagos governor

INEC insists on use of card readers in Saturday’s elections

Boko Haram kills 24 in fresh Borno village attack

Shippers urge Buhari to reduce costs of business at ports

MFBs experienced low business during elections

Lawmaker advocates establishment of Re-afforestation Commission

Aisha Buhari promises better deal for women

Jonathan says Nigerians should make sacrifices for Buhari to succeed

The Lee Kuan Yew exemplar for President-elect Buhari

Beyond the elections: Prospects for the Buhari Presidency

Investors advised on short, medium term bond following post-election confidence

OPS lays down economic demands on president elect, Buhari

Massive hi-tech eased Buhari’s path to presidency

NPC plans soft landing for low income earners on pension benefit

Discordant voices from militants as Niger Delta remains calm

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Rebounded economic activities after pre-poll lull excites ABUCCIMA

Lagos traders shun insurance policy, say operators not sincere

Dons advise Buhari to resuscitate Nigeria’s economy

If you don’t perform, you are out too

The media, CSOs and campaign promises

Holiday communication pays

Buhari Pursues Cabinet to Boost Economy, Battle Boko Haram

Patronage of ‘made in Nigeria’ goods key to shoring up foreign reserves

Historical moment for government of knowledge and big ideas

Why Buhari’s government must strengthen anti-corruption institutions, by Agbakoba

How PDP’s sins worked in APC’s favour

South East voting pattern tests Buhari’s all-inclusive pledge

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Easter: Nigerians have reason to thank God—Oshiomhole

Gunmen kill 9 in Rivers ahead guber poll

Friday, April 03, 2015

Presidential election outcome seen lifting naira

Jonathan, Buhari in closed door meeting

Kano REC, wife, two children die in fire incident

Shell denies shutting down operations over presidential polls result

Thespian Family Theatre presents ‘Midnight Hotel’

Wema Bank raising $100m Tier II capital to grow loans

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Investors, analysts seek signs in Buhari’s key appointments

Diamond Bank records 12.67% rise interest income

Chimamanda Adiche’s TedX paper  

Hotel room rates to peak on back of peaceful election

Business confident ex-military Buhari can beat Boko Haram

How to borrow money from a friend without breaking the relationship

NIBSS boss says banks will not charge customers for BVN cards

Stanbic IBTC Bank opens new branch in Kano

MainOne advises firms to cut cost with data centre services

Ikeja Electric plans enumeration of customers to drive efficiency

Nigeria’s cloud market worths N20bn annually amid broadband constraints

Travellers beseige Lagos airport, cause traffic snarl

NSE reviews composition of Lotus Islamic Index

Custodian & Allied posts N5.15bn profit

Equities garner N910bn in one day as Nestle leads 68 gainers

Yield on 5-year bond sheds 25 bps

Naira gains for second straight day on parallel market

Agric investors urge ATA sustenance in Buhari’s administration

GSK Nigeria proposes N0.75 dividend, one new share for shareholders

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Businesses back to life as fear of violence ebbs

Equity investors may reduce bet on post-elections scenario

The Truth about Medical Consent

Buhari’s victory rekindles hope, redefines ethnic regions

Buhari’s corruption focus makes contract renegotiation, cancellations feasible

Caverton’s 2014 revenue increases 33% to N24bn with improved operating margin

Cadbury earnings falter on headwinds

Nigeria’s Electricity Regulator’s reduction of tariffs

MTN shares gain most in five years after peaceful Nigerian vote

Inexpensive measures to help alleviate the Lagos traffic situation

Buhari receives certificate of return from INEC

FULL TEXT of Muhammadu Buhari acceptance speech

Enugu residents hail Jonathan’s sportsmanship over presidential election result

Be magnanimous in victory, Obasanjo tells Buhari

DPI exceeds target, closes oversubscribed pan-African ADP II fund at $725m

Oil producer Afren to name new CEO soon

Buhari’s supporters ‘go wild’ in Abuja, as ADC presidential candidate congratulates ex-General

Senatorial elections: Suswam set to challenge Gemade in court

PDP restricts APC to Edo North senatorial district

Plateau: Sambo rejects election result, set to seek redress

PZ Cussons buys Glanbia’s 50 per cent stake in Nutricima

Buhari’s victory has rescued Nigeria from the jaw of death -Aregbesola

SacOil terminates participation with Transcorp

Naira firms 0.46 per cent on parallel market

Yields on FG 5-year bond falls

Fayemi congratulates president-elect

Yuguda loses senatorial election

West African crude oil exports to Asia rise to 2.34m bpd in April

PDP members protest results of House of Reps poll in Apapa

Why Orubebe disrupted result collation

Mansard makes list of top growth strategy leaders in Nigeria

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nigerians give Buhari mandate to change Nigeria

US Drillers vs. OPEC: The battle intensifies

Refiners profit from cheaper crude, shore up battle for market share

Awaiting Buhari’s anti-corruption strategy

An Important Election (2)

The man Buhari journey to Aso Rock

The coming emerging-market debt squeeze

The price of biodiversity

Towards internal transformation at NNPC

Fidson Healthcare in growth spurt as earnings surge