Businessday Nigeria Archive for May 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

FG 2016 deficit plans in doubt as militants raise risk premium

Halting Nigeria’s economic crisis: Glimmers of hope

Industrialization transforms nations’ poverty to prosperity

Is junk status befitting a South Africa?

FX constraints spark survival of fittest struggle among oil marketers

Passenger demand growth slows in April – IATA

‘Nigerians need true 4G mobile experience’

Equities on investor radar, post naira devaluation

Herdsmen attacks and FG’s hurting silence

Nigeria : Running on empty

Tomato scarcity: Investors seek 18month window for importation of concentrates

Equities on investor radar, post naira devaluation

Consolidate Hallmark Insurance PAT grows 182%, as firm pays 3k dividend

International Breweries beat expectations of poor sales, as net income jumps 37%

Africa must not be left behind! – Creating the enabling environment for the 4th Industrial Revolution

Metropolitan International Holdings increases stake in United Metropolitan Nigeria Life Insurance

FG will open coal deposits to investors for power generation – Minister

Reps set to adopt electronic voting, e-parliament

The change mantra has gone through hell -Buhari

2016 Access Bank-UNICEF Charity Polo: SA Poloafrica relish Fifth Chukker Resort experience

Business activities went uninterrupted, as police suppress Pro-Biafra rally in Aba

Ministers insist campaign promises will be fulfilled

Military Pensions Board arrests 10 fake pensioners in Adamawa 

WHO confirms Brazil-type Zika in Africa for first time 

President Buhari raises alarm over illegal mining, announces security team to check the menace

Sokoto Govt. awards N2bn contracts for construction, rehabilitation of schools

Afrinvest appoints new chairman, director

Industrialisation efforts yield dividends as coconut refinery takes off

‘We will recover N2bn youth enterprise fund from whoever stole it’

UNIDO now sure where Nigeria’s industrial train heads

Flag off of Ogoni clean up: Buhari’s visit certain as minister makes site ready

Winners emerge in UBA sponsored schools performing arts competition

N9.1bn monthly wage bill impedes investment in capital project in Ogun – Amosun

Economic crisis caused by easy choices – Dogara

FX market awaits CBN’s modalities for flexible interbank market

Pharmaceuticals push for self-sufficiency in drug production

Buhari announces N1.6bn women empowerment fund

E-commerce can be Nigeria’s ‘new oil’

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Free trade benefits elude Nigeria as firms can’t compete

Buhari vs Jonathan: One year on, how would you have voted?

The balance sheet one year after

Anti-corruption drive – critical to future, international by nature

Property price correction slows as developers dig in on old values

Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

Buhari and foreign exchange policy

Lagos aviation hub dream at risk as airlines pull out

Buhari, the legacy and his identical twin brother (3)

Understanding annuity as a retiree

Democracy Day : Little to celebrate, but Nigerians still hopeful

Renewable energy industry – biggest employer in energy sector

One year after: Where is the Nigerian economy heading?

2016 Budget review: Structural challenges likely to affect budget implementation

ECOWAS in financial distress as economy worsens in member countries

N9.1bn monthly wage bill impedes investment in capital project in Ogun – Amosun 

List of looted funds to be released this week- Lai Mohammed

Buhari warns of tougher days ahead, in efforts to rebuild the country

Buhari announces N1.6billion women empowerment fund

Ganduje to organise retreat for Kano APC leaders

16 years of locusts, 1 year of famine

Democracy Day: Mark urges Nigerians to remain optimistic in spite challenges

AfDB, World Bank launch $328m water, sanitation projects in Port Harcourt

Democracy Day: Full Text of National Broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari

Saturday, May 28, 2016

One year after, Nigerians silently watching and awaiting the promise of change

Online job firm, Careers24 unveils ‘Company Review’ to enhance employee/employer relations

Does Mourinho fits into Man United blueprint?

Group makes case for good men to build strong institutions

We are putting African literature in more hands – Etisalat

Of ‘tomato Ebola’, pepper and Dangote

Monopoly’s new era

Can we feed the world?

A city atop the hills

Rail Europe: A more appealing and exciting means to travel

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid to win 11th UCL trophy

NSE admitted to gold community of global reporting initiative

NSE admitted to gold community of global reporting initiative 

Michael Chu’di Ejekam comments on the compelling appeal of Longer-Life Private Equity

‘We have home grown solution to Tomato Pest, Tuta Absoluta’

Conoil canvasses hope, unity as Nigeria marks Democracy Day

Telecoms mull renewable energy option as power spend hits over N32.4bn annually

DMO advises Nigerians to adopt positive attitude to economic challenges

FX stalls Asaba shoe cluster’s order to supply 1000 pairs to British firm

Barclays Africa looks to insurance to support growth

BoI commissions 24Kw off-grid solar power in Kaduna

Nigerian interbank rates fall on expecations of budget disbursal

Shipping cost to Nigeria increases 60% as pirates’ attacks upsurge

Ikpeazunomics and the untold Abia Story (2)

Nigeria eyes maiden sukuk issue this year, may sell eurobond

British Airways Evaluates Its Nigeria Routes on Traffic, Dollar

Friday, May 27, 2016

Access Bank UNICEF Charity Shield Polo: Susplan edge Agad to stay on course

National Stadium witnesses low key Children’s Day celebration

‘Economic challenges are catalyst for resilient entrepreneurs’

AfDB arranges $300 million finance for African women entreprenuers

AfDB set to bridge Africa’s $120bn trade finance funding gap

Militant attacks dip Nigeria’s oil output to 1.1 million b/d

PwC report says Africa needs off-grid renewable technologies to achieve energy access

SEC bans BGL Managing Director, deputy from capital market activities

Militants blow up PPMC, NNPC pipelines

Customs to use N285/$ for duty from June 1

Naira falls as CBN directs banks to submit bids

United Airlines cancels Nigeria route, ending its only flight to Africa

Dangote donates N400m to Lagos poverty alleviation programme

Lagos begins self-employment initiative for graduates

Senate queries auditor-general over MDAs annual reports

Access Bank UNICEF Charity Polo’2016:  Children Day’s celebration takes centre stage

FG, Niger Delta stakeholders take step to stem pipeline vandalism

Disparities in extractive sector remittances down from $46.986m to $492,000

AFEX to commence Nigeria’s first ever exports through commodities exchange                                                                                                                          

United Capital divests from United Metropolitan Life, makes N1.5bn profit from sale

GE, Mara Group, Atlas joint venture to invest in infrastructure equity projects

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Nigerian artworks in record N500m sale at London auction

Oil rallies to $50 but militants rain on Nigeria’s parade

Lessons from the Egypt Air tragedy

Cyber security threats heighten in financial sector

Celebrating Family Values

Road to Milan: Who wins the UCL final, Real or Atletico?

Mobil Oil declares N2.5bilion dividend

Criminalizing banking on a whim

UBE policy falls short with enrolment down one million pupils

‘As an Africapitalist I’m concerned about economic empowerment of our youths’ – Elumelu

Insurance in Nigeria will thrive on positive customer experiences

Ending Nigeria’s fuel subsidy by default

Julius Berger promises to remain preferred partner on infrastructure

Skiing, a black man’s introduction

IMAN SULAIMAN-IBRAHIM,  A trailblazer with Mary Kay Cosmetics, rising to the top, positioning Nigeria aright    

Ikeja Electric urges customers to be Safety cautious

Apple plans to develop new wireless charging innovation

Student caught with 108 cough syrups sentenced to 9 months in prison

We will effectively protect you -Buhari tells Nigerian children

Nigerian varsities secure access to 100,000 e-books

Ministry plans installation of automated device for mineral verification

Done deal, Mourinho appointed Manchester United manager

Donald Trump reaches magic number of delegates needed to clinch GOP nomination for president

Minister charges new CEOs of Information Parastatals to raise credibility standard

Jericho get vital win over MR Steam

College set to offer N12 million scholarship to indigent students

Ambode outshines others in CGPI ranking

Emerging markets advance as $50 oil boosts energy shares

United Capital sells 50 per cent holding in United Metropolitan Life

FIFA acting sec. general Kattner sacked over bonus payments

Dana Airline  flights grounded as pilots go on nationwide strike

Government revenues fall in April on low oil prices – Adeosun

House of Reps. panel tells NNPC to halt refineries’ privatisation

Nigerian banks submit dollar bids at 197, eyes FX shift

Niger-Delta Avengers blow up another pipeline

Ikpeazu advises FG on adequate funding for security of borders

Port Harcourt gets first Variety Park

Wike flags off worship centre, explains why

Lagos holds strong at top spot on 2016 state performance index

FCT minister sets up task force for recovery of N9.2bn

Solid minerals is Nigeria new economic frontier – Buhari

Electoral officers, our weakest link in elections – INEC boss

FG appoints new CEOs of 6 information agencies

One dies, 27 rescued as boat capsizes in Lagos

Naira falls after CBN adopts flexible FX

Buhari declares open APRA Calabar 2016

Nigeria’s national infrastructure now a threat to public safety with ‘E2’ rating – NSE

LCCI tasks CBN on guidelines for new FX policy

Again, another court orders FG to allow Dasuki access lawyers

FG launches insurance coverage for IDPs

FG sets 4-year target to end huge import bill on agric products

Elumelu sets $100m for start-ups as AfDB targets 25m jobs

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Bank stocks rally as investors place bet on CBN forex fix

In favour of an elastic band (for the fuel price)

Obasanjo’s confession and the lessons of history

AFC, Access Bank JPMorgan to finance N844bn, 38km 4th Mainland Bridge

MTN utilises N34bn 700MHz spectrum licence

The chronicles of confusion

Dealing with youth restiveness: learning the very hard way

Coca-Cola restructures, Nigeria to serve as regional hub

Union Dicon completes purchase of 2,000ha Cassava farm

African leaders at AfDB meeting want increased nutrition investments

The roles of civil society in driving a sustainable future

5 things we learned at WEF Africa 2016

What does location independence mean to you?

Retirees’ annuity uptake sparks growth of life insurance

China-Nigeria Bilateral Swap Agreement (BSA): What’s the story?

Standard Chartered Bank Academy to raise financial crime compliance standard

N3.5bn project : Spaniard defaults Imo state N450million

As truce with NLC , Buhari appoints PPPRA board chairman

States endorse 22-point fiscal reform action plan as revenues thin out

Osinbajo inaugurates National Prosecution Coordination Committee

Siemens Financial Services to facilitate bankable PPAs in Nigerian power sector

Corruption prosecution: frequent medical trips, ruse to avoid justice – CACOL

Nigeria must work towards self-sufficiency, as it battles recession – Buhari

AMCON takes over Bacita sugar company in Kwara, appoints new director

EPL champions Leicester bid £23m for Ahmed Musa

Mourinho’s Man United move delayed over Chelsea rights to his name

Group tasks African leaders on common currency, African central bank as AU clocks 53 

Over 50 million Nigerians still have no access to portable water- Minister

Ambassador Sani, senator Kabir, others commend MTN for supporting Abuja Unity Polo tournament

Stars line up for Joseph Yobo’s testimonial match

Nigeria bond yields fall as traders buy debt after FX shift

Imo to generate N40bn from palm oil, rubber

FRSC clampdown on reckless commercial motorcyclists plying Benin-Ore Expressway

NACCIMA expresses support for FG’s economic diversification initiative

Senate summons Emefiele, Adeosun over state of economy

Nigerian stocks near 5-month high after central bank FX shift

Appelate court insists Metuh has a case to answer

FG should act with caution in Niger Delta – Dickson

BIAFRA: Appeal court affirms Kanu’s bail denial

How Nigerians react to economic slowdown

Sexual Harassment Bill passes second reading

MTN Group sees pressure on profit margins in South Africa, Nigeria

Oil trading close to $50 per barrel on lower inventories

Nigeria needs prices that work

Metuh loses bid to travel for medicals

Nigeria forwards surge as stocks rise on expected Naira adjustment

Army kill two suspects, rescues three in Rivers

PIND plans to partner Cross River in boosting agriculture

FG to receive looted £300m from European tax haven

Ease of Doing Business: FG sets up task team, targets 50th position by 2019

Man United close to reach £1b in EPL prize money

El-Rufai upgrades 17 grazing reserve

Osinbajo wants AfDB to prioritise development agenda

AfDB to invest $12bn in African energy sector

Naira drops against dollar as CBN adopts flexible FX

Buhari softens economic stance with second major policy shift

AfDB moves to boost electricity supply along Nigeria-Benin corridor

Stakeholders canvass single-digit loans for increased agric productivity

Manufacturers explore export markets to beat FX crunch

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Oh no, Shikena!

Buhari’s first year in office: A relatively mixed year for energy sector

How series of missteps forced government hands on fuel deregulation

Shattered dreams!

Agric extension services: From too few to none at all

Consider insurance as an asset (investment) class!

Dangote flour re-opens Kano plant to save 3000 jobs  

 Rescuing Abia public schools through FASAI

With technology, new product, e-business, Wema Bank positions for success

AfDB moves to shape Africa’s future

Rethinking youth entrepreneurship

Education cannot wait

Deregulation: Does Reuben Abati represent the elite?

MTN launches livestock tracking solution

Buhari seeks collaboration on maritime security in Gulf of Guinea

Court Convicts Businessman for Laundering $50,000

UNICEF contributes 71.5m dollars for education of out-of-school children – Official

FG says it is committed to dialogue to ensure peace in Niger Delta

Buhari appoints Babandede,  Ja’afaru, CGs of Immigration, Prisons

Asoko Sector Brief – Nigeria Agri-Finance Q2 2016

Nigeria accounts for half of the world’s 45% without access to power- Osinbajo

Switzerland to repatriate $230 Million Stolen funds to Nigeria

Prioritize development above climate change, Osinbajo tells African leaders

AfDB to create vice-presidency on energy to oversee $12bn portfolio             

Oshodi transformation will depict the new face of Lagos- Ambode

MainOne clinches 3rd wholesale provider award, discusses broadband outlook at West African telecoms event

Badeh instructed me to front for his N1.8bn property – Witness

CBN succumbs to flexible FX regime, retains MPR at 12%

Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee leaves CRR unchanged at 22%

Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee leaves MPR unchanged at 12%

Forex: We get credit facility from outside investors – IPMAN

We removed Ali Modu Sheriff to save PDP – Fayose

Nigeria FX reserves down 2.7 percent as markets eye rate decision

El-Rufai renames hospital after Yakowa

AFDB tasks Africa on potential energy mix

Metuh’s ailing health stalls trial again

FG urged to recruit more youths into police force to beef up security

Imo adopts cashless payment policy in ministries

Oil attacks: Military high command storms Port Harcourt

MDAs worried 2016 budget may run into due process roadblocks

Olam expands operations to reduce agro-import bill‎

FG begins implementation of 2016 budget

IATA ranks Nigeria, Venezuela as countries with highest trapped funds

Nigeria Power Output Seen at 20% of 2016 Peak After Attacks

Legislations, PPP to open unexplored opportunities in ICT

2005 – 2013: NNPC failed to remit N2.23trn to federation account – NEITI

US, Discos sign $9m pact towards 30,000mw electricity target   

El-Rufai declares state of emergency on tomatoes

SEC moves to raise voting powers of retail investors

Egbin to build LNG terminal as it seeks fuel switch

Monday, May 23, 2016

Discos, Gencos to boost Capex as new funding derisks sector

Deregulation of the downstream sector: Matters arising 

GTBank redeems $500,000,000 Eurobond

Oil: A wealth provider, not wealth creator

Recession likely, devalue naira now.

Retail spending slumps as economy slows

Analysts place a BUY rating on UBA stocks amid economic turbulence

Giving bite to the concept of true federalism

Forex: FG to work out palliative package for manufacturers, says Osinbajo

Digital Encode named Cyber Security Company of the year

Buhari: Can he get it right?

Agrofood & Plastprintpack Nigeria 2016: Lessons for Nigeria

Improved mobile payment spurs Fortis Microfinance to growth

Megamound reviews projects size, products offering as market slows

Lubcon strikes manufacturing deal with Japanese firm

Using a credit card responsibly

Man Utd shares rise in New York as Mourinho hire expected

Ambode’s achievements in one year commendable- Buhari

FG needs $166bn to address transport, energy sector – Amaechi

Van Gaal gets £5m handshake from Man United

Amosun admits Nigerian economy is tough, urges Govs to consider waste to wealth

New report projects Africa’s economic growth at 3.7%

1000 repatriated artefacts in our collection for exhibition soon- D-G

Compensation: Fishermen call on President Buhari to intervene

Court orders Fani-Kayode’s remand in EFCC custody for 3 weeks

NCS generates N3.2bn in Seme Command

Militant group’s campaign takes Nigeria’s oil production to 20-year low

Nigeria’s stocks enter bull market on investor hope for devaluation

Fayose makes history, bans cattle grazing in Ekiti

9,000 Nigerians studying in Malaysia – envoy

Missing N30trn: Okonjo-Iweala takes legal action

Court orders FG to grant Dasuki neutral access to his lawyers

Jonathan paid N400million to “launder” his image – witness

Nigerian oil attacks

Man United finally sacks Louis van Gaal

Terrorism: Nigerian Navy to deploy troops to Lake Chad Basin

DSS and Police stall El-Zakzaky’s matter with absence

MTN slumps after Nigeria suspends talks on $3.9 billion fine

CBN seen loosening stranglehold on currency

Oil prices fall on strong dollar, firm global supply

NLC faction suspends 3-day protest, strike action

Ambode hands over roads, health facilities

Buhari cancels planned Lagos visit 

Jet A1 scarcity forces Arik, Ovaland airlines to cancel flights at Ilorin Airport as passengers get stranded

NUPENG threatens to down tool over poor condition of Ikorodu-Sagamu road

Fresh fuel crisis looms as oil marketers lament huge debt, FX constraints

Financial market activities calm, await MPC decision tomorrow

Fashola reiterates commitment to renewable energy

MPC has slim room to maneuver as economy nears recession

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Economy finally in recession!

Sad but true: Nigerians are fantastically relaxed about corruption

Confronting evil in the age of terror and the herdsmen of the apocalypse

Investors race to safety in fixed income market

Agric ministry fails to act as ‘Tomato Ebola’ claims 720,000mt

Nigeria’s missed opportunities and way future prospects

NNPC cash call debts hit $7bn

Onosode family in record N500m donation to LBS

Skills to build Nigeria

Another opportunity to create one million jobs for youth

Cornerstone Insurance profit rises 72.21% on bargain purchase

Are you struggling with Inflation?

Buhari, the legacy and his identical twin brother (2)

Fashola, go easy on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

Rencap predicts lackluster performance in foreseeable quarters

Domestic violence and the society

Buhari cancels visit  to Lagos

Steady power supply: Fashola says it’s achievable with cooperation of citizens

Buhari: 365 days of unending sighs, hopelessness

Government and Organised Labour’s chess game

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ganduje, Ambode moot idea of integrating Kano-Lagos economies

Uefa Champions League final live on SuperSport

‘Our mission is to encourage intra-African, foreign investments and help SMEs grow’

CBN disburses N55.46b to 24 power firms

‘ABL made in Africa for Africans’

Herdsmen attacks: Who will rein in the monsters?  

Tribute to my dear wife – Lady Justina Nonyem Chizea

The right diet for gender equality

Edo guber: Aspirants laying claims to Oshiomhole’s achievements

The portable wealth for Nigerians

Lagos’ renewed drive for wealth creation

Lagos welcomes Buhari on 2-day working visit

PDP convention will hold, says Gov. Wike

Friday, May 20, 2016

IWA urges FG to provide relieve materials to victims of Fulani herdsmen attack

2nd Chibok girl rescued was not taken from school

Shell, Exxon Seen as Majors Most Exposed to Nigeria Attacks

Unemployment rises to 12.1% in Q1 2016

Ecobank, Old Mutual announce enhanced strategic agreement

N1.5bn contract scam : Former NIMASA boss bags 5 years term

Nigeria’s GDP shrinks for the first time in 12 years

NLC strike fails to cripple National Assembly, as Wabba drums Saraki’s support

Toyosi Akerele – Ogunsiji to speak & mentor Young Innovators at Oxford Africa Conference in London

Oil prices rise as turmoil in Nigeria adds to global supply disruptions

Incident at Exxon terminal tests Nigeria’s foundering oil output

Access Bank, IHVN, Dangote Foundation collaborate to raise N5bn for research centre

Talks heighten on mergers in MFB sector

Lagos makes N8bn from land transactions

$34bn investment expected in Lagos – official

Governors mull World Bank loan to ease cash crunch

Rescued Chibok girl will return to school – Buhari

EgyptAir Flight MS804: What we know so far

Oil sector deregulation heightens confusion on naira devaluation

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Oil rally eludes Nigeria as pipeline breaks surge 24%

LEPACIOUS BOSE …a story of commitment, optimism and results

Nigeria’s ‘subsidised’ university education leaves students mentally poor

The dangers of pornography (2)

Gas supply to determine cement firms’ profitability

ABL teams to increase to twenty – Udezue

Even Abijan has stable power supply

Breaking free: Keeping fossil fuel in the ground

Nigerian vandals and an American example

Experts say smart meters to help Discos curb energy theft

AXA Mansard records N9.9bn net premium in fiscal year 2015

CHIOMA ONYENWE. . .Showing a fresh perspective to Nigerian music through cinema

What would hike in fuel price mean to your personal income?

Buhari and moral burden of subsidy removal [1]

W.A.E.C…Finally, it’s over!

Failing elites are to blame for unleashing Donald Trump

MTN raises Nigeria’s 2016 capex to $1bn

35 states seek for FG’s ECA-backed loans

Rescued Chibok girl will return to school, Buhari promises

Reps to investigate activities of NCAA, NAMA, FAAN

Govs in search of economic solutions, to access $3.3billion World Bank fund

British fraud investigator widens Rolls-Royce probe to Nigeria

Reps probe illegal importation of tomato paste via porous borders

Domestic passenger traffic slows on account of labour strike, scarce aviation fuel

Proposed ICT tax sparks reactions from stakeholders

Return government property within 24 hours – EDHA speaker orders ex-speaker’s aides

North-West leaders partner AfDB on agric development strategies

NIS discovers 48 illegal routes in Ogun, moves to check influx of aliens via Nigeria-Benin borders

VP Osinbajo to present N574m sports equipment to 2,000 schools

Aviation officials: EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

N10trn potential seen in cassava value chain

The chickens are finally coming home to roost

CBN warns small, medium banks against shocks in FSR

Challenges and strictures of 2016 budget

FG offers 30% tax rebate to infrastructure investors

Unity Bank records N78.8bn gross earnings in 2015

Women and food security in Nigeria

Do you invest in yourself?

Lagos, housing and megacity dream

NLC strike action fails to garner traction

Discos may collapse as revenue shortfall hits N300bn

Saudi Arabia’s Bold Vision for Economic Diversification

”Local Content Laws need to be fully enforced to make indigenous firms grow -LADOL CEO”

MPC minutes support claim of imminent FX policy review

Buhari’s first road?

Weapons found in my house belonged to NSA – Dasuki

Okupe says Metuh was paid N400m from party’s funds

Nigeria’s growing Fulani conflict stokes Biafran cause

Poultry contributes 25% to Nigeria’s GDP – PAN President

Amosun says Fulani herdsmen deserve respects from fellow Nigerians 

First missing Chibok girl found in parents’ group

FG ready to continue dialogue with Labour

FG lures potential investors in infrastructure with 30% tax remission

Strike: FG says security agencies will use force if need be

Exxon ramped up output of Nigeria’s Qua Iboe crude after pipeline damage

Nigeria looks to sukuk for infrastructure funding needs

NLC strike action: Business activities crippled in Jos

El-Rufai target 25, 000 entrepreneurs, as BOI disbursed N1bn to 298 graduates

NOA says fuel price increase is courageous step by government

Workers in North West shun NLC strike

Light up Lagos: 600km network of roads, 366 locations lit up across state

Senate to interface with FG, Labour to end strike, protest

Orange targets expanding Nigerian companies

Banks, customers in Lagos ignore NLC strike

Nigerian union goes ahead with fuel protest strike; few early disruptions

ENI gas pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta attacked

Experts decry Nigeria’s diminishing capability to earn forex from leather sector 

Rivers set for crackdown on refuse defaulters, extends disposal time to midnight

Mass death after consumption of dry gin: NAFDAC smashes syndicate on fake alcoholic beverages in Port Harcourt

The marketing and branding strategies of the fashion industry

NIS discovers 48 illegal routes in Ogun, moves to check illegal  influx of aliens via Nigeria-Benin borders 

FG targets over $25bn GDP from mining sector in 10 years

UBA appoints five new executive directors to group board  

FG to migrate military payroll to IPPIS before year-end to check arbitrary spending

Lagos to convert investment in transformers to shareholding in Discos

Fuel hike: Senate backs FG

Oshiomhole disburses CBN-MSMEDF to 10,000 entrepreneurs

Economic pressure, cyber risk threaten shipping industry safety

Diaspora group condemns activities of Fulani herdsmen

FG pays oil marketers outstanding N48.2bn subsidy arrears

Luxury bus owners hail FG on subsidy removal, deregulation

Economic downturn squeezes media agencies

Why stress when you can lease it!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

GTB, Zenith GDRs offer clues on naira market value

Airlines lose N45bn to aviation fuel scarcity

The case for downstream deregulation

Removal of subsidy – semantics, half-truths, and dithering

New fuel price regime: Buhari had no choice- Osinbajo 

Microfinance and the widening outreach horizon

Insurgency threatens Nigeria’s recovery as demand for West Africa crude surges in US

Examining low cost financing models for deploying solar energy in West Africa

Consumers switch to pastes as prices of tomatoes skyrocket

Demand for flats, terraces rise as slow economy weakens housing affordability

Buhari’s tolerance level: Learning the democratic culture

‘Reduction in retail price of gas to industry would foster significant industrial growth’

Diversification or competitiveness, which is Nigeria’s problem?

‘Nigeria spends $480m annually on ethanol importation’

Ports & Cargo’s multi-million dollar investment in infrastructure grows capacity by 220% in 10yrs

MTN introduces special tariff plan for subscribers

Ethiopia displaces Nigeria, as investor perception on growth potential worsens

Everything in Nigeria is going to kill you

Poor countries to bear brunt of climate change despite emitting least CO2

FG gets court injunction against NLC/TUC planned strike

This is the best time to deregulate petrol – Atedo Peterside

ECOWAS court orders FG to justify Dasuki’s continued detention

CCT says media is biased on Saraki’s trial

11 ships laden with petrol arrive Lagos ports

Lagos now officially an oil producing state- Ambode  

Oil advances to seven-month high as U.S. stockpiles seen falling

Naira depreciates further as dealers await new FX regime

Microsoft Nigeria to empower 6000 public school students in FCT

FG, Labour meeting deadlocked

PENGASSAN urges FG to tackle resurgence of militancy in Niger Delta

Monday, May 16, 2016

Crude oil: Nigeria loses 800,000 barrels daily to pipeline vandalism – Kachikwu

One year in office: Ambode commissions roads, schools, jetty, market, others

Rising inflation, slowing economy add to rate hike dilemma

FG to announce bids for 3 modular refineries in coming weeks

Fantastically corrupt? Probably an understatement

Can Nigeria go nuclear now?

SARB’s gradual tightening stance calls for rate hike in May

Non-oil exporters not ready, as EU to lift agro-commodities ban

Nigeria disruptions trigger oil rally to near $50 per barrel

Indorama’s $1.5-bln fertilizer plant, port terminal, gas pipeline set for inauguration

Naira forwards jump by record as traders see devaluation

Consumption slowdown to hit Nigeria beverage makers’ profits in 2016

ICT stakeholders support LCCI’s ICTEL Expo 2016

The Leicester City story: Lessons in there for Nigerian entrepreneurs

‘Visa’s vision is to bring more Nigerians into the formal banking system’

FCMB Group announces N34.4b gross revenue in Q1

The rise of future cities in Sub-Saharan Africa: A spotlight on Lagos

Under-communicating the anti-corruption vision

Enter the Surgeon-General

Arik Air alerts passengers over aviation fuel scarcity  

Low prices remains obstacle to closing $55bn investment gap in Nigeria’s gas industry             

Sheriff to quit as PDP Chairman by 2018

Fuel price: FG appeals to workers’ unions to shelve planned strike

UK’s Foreign Sec says Nigeria’s trials extend beyond Boko Haram

Orji Kalu’s rearraingment meets brickwall

Nigeria inflation quickens to fastest pace in almost 6 Years

Kenyan Yields Slip Below Nigeria’s as Fortunes Diverge: Chart

Nigeria denies report of plan to devalue Naira; no request for IMF fund

Access Bank partners UNICEF to support IDPs, vulnerable children

Fight for foreign investors: Wike shows off projects to German journalists

ICPC recovers N7.9m outstanding benefits for PHCN retiree

Ambode seeks end to domestic violence

NECA backs FG on deregulation, says protests unnecessary

UNDP names South East as safest place to live in Nigeria

Reps summon Kachikwu over N145 new price regime

Kwara withholds salaries of 1, 427 workers over invalid payment verifications 

Oil rises sharply as market glut turns to deficit

Ex-Venezuelan energy minister hails FG on downstream liberalization

Dangote to suspend production of tomato paste

FX dealers, analysts renew call for currency adjustment

Implication of oil discovery and production in Lagos

BIFM, BusinessDay launch Nigeria’s first FM Business Confidence Monitor

How 2016 Lagos Fair will steer SMEs, support diversification

New aviation regulation to take effect July 1 – NCAA

CBN, NDIC, risk managers, others consider ‘private AMCON’ on rising NPL

Firms outsource $2bn services as economy gets tougher

Nigeria records poor growth in value added agriculture

NUPENGASSAN explains support for deregulation

Banks’ Q1 slump shows high oil exposure, FX, limit credit growth

FG doles out N259bn to extremely poor, unemployed graduates

Fresh power crisis as Discos pull plugs on historic debtors

CBN set to announce FX policy reform

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Let’s talk: Identity politics and brinkmanship can tear Nigeria apart

We must industrialise or perish

How not to be a ‘fantastically’ corrupt country

Unity Bank on shaky ground as earnings slump

Post-London corruption summit: lessons for Africa and the West

The ‘Internet of Things’ Needs Design, Not Just Technology

African borrowers take pragmatic view of IMF loans

David Cameron’s London gaffe

Imperatives for relevance in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Fidelity bank, EFCC, CBN and misdirected aggression

Citydia launches a brand new store in Surulere

Diamond Bank gives out N3m each to budding entrepreneurs

We’ll create conducive environment for commerce, industry to thrive – Ambode

We need €916m to develop Lake Chad region – Buhari

Germany commits €3m to boost construction, agricultural sectors in Ogun

CBN warns customers against fraudulent SMS on ATM cards

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Nigeria signs bilateral agreements with France – Minister

EPL players, managers saying goodbye this weekend

On Lagos’s boost for local products

The anti-corruption blow back in London

Nigeria’s dipping Forex earnings, diversification and Indorama fertilizer

Information minister defends request for loan from NBC

FIFA independent audit committee chairman quits

LCCI to promote investment in solid minerals sector

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hamilton: The Mercedes W07 feels different

Key oil unions back sector deregulation

TUC gives FG ultimatum to discuss fuel price increase

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT: THE FUEL PRICING DEBATE: OUR STORY

Buhari ‘shocked’ by extent of corruption in Nigeria – CNN

ALP Seminar Series – PPP and infrastructure

Dangote want Nigeria to capitalise on the oil market glut

Smart energy mix key to Africa’s future says Tinubu

Nigeria attains full membership of international energy regulators                  

Abaraj readies Nigerian fertilzer deal, others

FAAN assures stakeholders of conducive business environment

Nigeria Oil Output Slumps Further as Exxon Pipeline Damaged

Abuja Chamber partners Czech Republic to raise $80m trade volume

Lagos to harmonise conflicting hotel licensing fees, permits

Corruption: International community unfortunately looks the other way

Disruptions in Nigeria, others resetting global oil markets imbalance

Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu cautions Buhari over ‘prejudicial comments’

Deregulation, new pump price is long overdue – Kogi activist 

FG orders audit of military payroll after revelations of alleged fraud in Air Force

Power: TCN, NDPHC to sign agreement on 265mw spinning reserves

Eurasia Commentary: Fuel deregulation shows Buhari administration’s renewed appetite for reform

Naira falls to N330 against dollar after fuel increase

Lekki Gardens assures subscribers of commitment to deliver their housesleaving

One down, one to go! Analysts say next up, action on FX policy one day after deregulation

Unilever grows N59.2bn revenue amid operating challenges

Small businesses, households begin adjusting to new fuel price

Africa must tap international capital to meet infrastructure needs

Petrol pricing: A good stitch in time

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Pastor Femi Paul … Custodian of values

Do charms grant success in Soccer?

Decline in biological assets revaluation gains dampen Presco’s profit

The massacres by marauding herdsmen and the resort to self-help

Nini flower farm, a beauty to behold

Djokovic $1.04m richer after winning Madrid Open

Nigeria on my mind

AshakaCem makes N2.7 billion as profit after tax in 2015

Julius Berger defies economic lull to pay N1.50k dividend

Who wants the writer dead?

GE: Pioneering the Digital Industrial Revolution

Hamilton: My life away from F1 will help me

Adeosun orders audit of military payroll on graft

Mixed reactions greets new price of Petrol in Kano

US deputy secretary of state in Abuja for security summit            

FG ready to get EU certification on Nigeria export

Fuel queues are longer in FCT after price increase

Lagos to establish mobile cancer centre

South Africa loses spot as Africa’s second largest economy

Islamic MicroFinance Banking set to debut in Nigeria as CBN releases guidelines

Lagos makes progress at tackling maternal mortality

Unilever Nigeria rewards shareholders, declares N189.2 million naira dividend

2016 Budget: FG commences capital releases today

Kwara Assembly urges FG to checkmate lapses, porosity at border areas

BoI, Katsina to float N2bn MSMEs fund

KOCCIMA urged to beef up network of business

Geometric Power: Abia urged to create satellite towns to accommodate new investments in Aba

Abia to establish marketing/standard board to support Aba artisans

Abia rice farmers send SOS to governor over destruction of farmlands by herdsmen

Ganduje wants Imams to promote inter-faith understanding

Spate of building collapse in Rivers: Create Building Control Agency – NIoB

Disruptions from Nigeria, others resetting global oil markets imbalance

Lafarge Nigeria positions to play big in FG’s N66bn housing budget  

NDA attacks: No soldiers yet in Oporoza, but communities in Gbaramatu Kingdom fear imminent invasion

Nigeria, oil firms losing over N5bn daily as attack on oil infrastructure claims 592,000 barrels per day

LAPO advocates DMBs, MFBs linkage for SME funding 

Lagos saves N6bn from TSA in 11 months

Oil could end year at $50-60/bbl say analysts but is Nigeria ready?

EXIM Bank signs MoU with UBA to expand trade between US, Africa

Agriculture, agro-industries present viable business opportunities for investors in Ogun

Rivers violence: MOSOP cries out over serial killings in Ogoni

Eminent restructuring looms at NIMASA

Economic contraction forces construction firms to operate below 30% capacity

AGRA, UPL launch initiative to boost Africa cold storage capacity at WEF in Rwanda

Customs official turns unruly over delayed flight, destroys airline property

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Deregulation at last! FG bows to common sense

Like Zuma like Saraki

Commodity slump opportunity for Nigeria to diversify as growth rebound seen

The sun has not set on oil and mining industries in Africa

Vice President Osinbajo says Nigeria needs substantial rethink of FX policy

Buhari hits back at corruption claim

Julius Berger defies economic lull to pay N1.50k dividend

Onset of militancy in the Niger Delta

The Guardian (UK) view on corruption: David Cameron should look closer to home

Analyzing the Buhari appeal

Our very own ‘yes we can’

Breaking up with your bank without the heartaches

CBN: Defining a new economic direction

Peering into Nigeria’s states finances

The influence of fossil fuel on democracy

Air France-KLM group Q1-2016 revenue up by 0.4% to €5.6bn

Analysts see budget consent further stoking equities demand

Fuel to sell at less than N145/litter at some NNPC outlets

Petrol to sell for at most N145/litre

FG may announce oil sector deregulation tonight

SERAP seeks Alison-Madueke’s extradition

I don’t want any apology, just repatriate our funds – Buhari

Nigeria oil output set to fall to 22-yr low on pipeline outage

Britain’s queen caught on camera calling Chinese officials “very rude”

Abraaj to spend $500m growing African hospital business

Children dying among detained “Boko Haram suspects” in Nigeria – Amnesty

Court upholds Stella Oduah’s election

My administration will partner state governments in revamping economy – Buhari

Killers storm Port Harcourt court, kill 2

Indorama investments redeem Rivers image – Wike

FAAN advises travellers on traffic upsurge at Abuja airport

Aircraft movement in, out of Nigeria, up by 6.9% in Q4 2015 – NBS

Buhari, Hollande, Biya, USA, Britain, EU, ECOWAS, others for security summit in Abuja

Resident doctors declare five-day warning strike

Aig-Imoukuede sees effective leadership as key to unlock doors to success

Nigeria’s rising prices put monetary policy in focus

‘Lagos@50: Celebrations will be all embracing’   

African firms must develop a pipeline of qualified female leaders – Ahmad

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Weak Q1 earnings show Nigeria in tough times

Fashola and Nigeria’s electricity challenge

High food prices squeeze consumers amid brighter prospect for oil revenue

Buhari’s fiscal policy and the poor

More troubles for airlines as trapped funds rise to $700m

Expanded product portfolio spurs Nestle to grow as earnings spike

Bank probe sends shockwaves across sector hit by oil exposures

Low quality seeds cripple farmers’ income

Doing business in Motion without movement

As Buhari visits UK, Cameron calls Nigeria ‘one of most corrupt nations in the world’

Assessing Fashola’s roadmap for change in the power sector

Placing banking sector confidence at risk as EFCC arrests more MDs

Time to restructure the Nigerian federation

Beware of financial quacks & charlatans on the road to wealth

Militancy resurgence plunges Nigeria’s oil output to 20-year low

Let’s transform the NYSC scheme

‘Retail, consumer banking strategy dominate our strategy’

Cameron calls Nigeria, Afghanistan ‘fantastically corrupt ‘ countries

FG requires 36 states to generate 3,600MW electricity for economic growth

Nigeria spends $5bn annually on importation of dairy products – Minister

Petrol most expensive in North-East and South-East – NOI Polls

NIMASA: N97m was transferred to my account for Forex, says Bank Official

Saraki had over N4bn in assets before 2003 – Witness affirms

Aviation union urges FG to rehabilitate Lagos airport taxiway

Discos commit to customer satisfaction, vow to redouble metering effort

Airtel, Facebook to launch Free Basic Internet Services in Nigeria

Nigeria, France to sign defence pact

France’s Hollande to Attend Talks on Militant Threat in Nigeria

Nigeria investigates banking deals, questions CEOs

Tinubu to chair session on ‘LAKAJI’ economic corridor at Katsina summit

Kogi public schools to bounce back to life as model school – Bello

CBN releases guidelines for switching companies

NASS moves to strengthen AGF’s powers to sanction MDAs over financial infractions

Analysts’ expectations on financial system stability dim over rising NPL ratio

Non-sustainability of programmes, polices from successors, impede ‎Nigeria’s progress – Obasanjo

US firm partners UNILORIN to build $2.3bn 500mw solar plant

Oshiomhole has so far received over a trillion naira from federation account, IGR – Ize-Iyamu

NCC, NITDA support 2016 Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on IG4D, IPV6

FG to commence licensing exercise for bitumen miners in Ondo

Armed men kill undergraduate, abduct seven women

Reps seek downward review of eligibility age into political offices

Equatorial Guinea seeks Nigerian doctors for its hospitals

‘800 repentant Boko Haram insurgents under CDS’ training’

CBN carrying out special investigations on alleged strings of bank ‘rogue’ deals

Monday, May 09, 2016

Nigeria least prepared in OPEC for higher oil price regime

60 manufacturing sub-sectors suffer as FG fails to plan

Championing the cause of a new Nigeria

Is it possible to re-invent the PDP?

Zambia to maintain tight monetary policy

Military says ready for oil rig vandals, as stakeholders condemn carnage, preach caution

Leadway Assurance gross premium up 20 percent to N46.6 bn

Global stakeholders must be engaged to develop 5G standards -Gwandu

The growth of cloud technology is dependent on skills- Raffensperger

Standard Chartered Bank profit falls on huge impairment loss

Emefiele and the Economic Crisis Burden

Cement makers look to budget to lift profits

SEC Deepening the capital markets through innovative reforms

Parking Demands in Lagos – Prefab parking

Nigeria and others face deepening vulnerabilities as growth stalls

Signs of the times: From JP Morgan to Mood’s

Dangote moves to rehabilitate troubled Apapa-Wharf Road

Platini to resign after ban appeal fails

CJN canvases ICT empowerment, cautions against corruption

CBN probes questionable bank transactions

Natures Gentle Touch partners Diamond Bank to reward card holders

Accion Microfinance Bank targets grassroots

FG to partner leather professional bodies for economic growth, diversification – Onu

Nigeria oil infrastructure threatened by cuts to amnesty fund

Shell says Nigerian output continuing despite reports of militant threat

Sen. Aliero commends FG for pledging N60b to revive cotton farming

N10bn Benue Investment : Prosecutor’s absence stalls Suswam’s trial

Lagos records surplus revenue of N4.85bn in first quarter 2016

WHO consultant demand N500m from FG for unlawful detention

N30bn state contract : Again, Lamido deters trial

Ethnicity, reason they attacked my administration  – Yahaya Bello

Energy theft killing GDP, now Nigeria’s national problem – American expert

Rivers journalists plead for protection, ask governments to factor media into democracy

Unbundle Nigeria Railway Corporation, now – NSE

Access Bank hosts 2016 Innovation Challenge

Debtors face mass disconnection

‘We are the custodians of all the shares that have been dematerialised’

Commonwealth appoints Ambode VP of CWEIC

I want to be remembered as someone who speaks truth to power’

‘BCC was established to save time, reduce bureaucracy, make channels navigable for users’

NPA keys into diversification of the economy to engender more activities

Airspace violation: NCAA to sanction illegal drone operators

End of medical tourism nears as Indian doctors train Nigerians on new technology

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Nigerian economy nears breaking point as militants add to FX woes

Poor and unpaid wages are an affront to social justice

Markets upbeat as investors react to budget consent

The Oba of Benin: When the leopard takes leave of the Savannah bush

Huge burden forces discos to recover debts from FG, military, others

Insurance will help you protect your child’s education

Analysts want CBN framework for medium-long term FX management

Buhari’s secret identical twin brother

Cost cuts help John Holt revert to profitability

Equalize oil and non-oil sectors to free economy, experts urge FG

Lekki Intl’ airport: Lagos opens fresh discussions with prospective investors

PAL Pensions records N983m profit after tax in 2015

Citydia bringing world class retail experience to every neighbourhood in Nigeria

From Nappies to University

Debt: To consolidate, or not to consolidate?

Reforming the federal government budgeting process

Transcorp accelerates expansion drive with new Hilton Hotels in Lagos and PH

First Bank raises the bar for SMEs

2016 Budget: FG insists 100% implementation still possible

2016 Budget: Execution of railway projects a priority – Oyegun

NNPC pays N69bn to Federation Account – report

2016 budget signing: NSE market indicators improve by 0.54%

Unlawful detention : Court awards N10m against EFCC

Stakeholders carpet NNPC’s move to resume drilling for oil in Chad Basin

How US Department officials told Amaechi of $7bn loot

Maritime, soul of Nigeria’s economy – Peterside

Mega Churches amid mega crimes

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Nigeria-Cameroon: Neighbours mending relations

Fast-track budget implementation to control inflation, FG urged

‘Higher gas prices in Nigeria, a big detriment to industrial growth’

Anthony Joshua: From street fighter to Heavyweight Champion

Tree planting and extreme heat wave

Donald Trump: In politics,bullshit works

Hamilton remains positive despite poor start

Change will come but we must all be patient

Renault to test B-spec engine at Barcelona

If Yar’Adua had let sold refineries be

How far has SON fared in raising quality of Nigeria’s products?

Adaptive leadership for the vuca world: A case study of two managers (part 2)

Friday, May 06, 2016

US ambassador congratulates 100 newest Mandela Washington fellows      

EFCC moves to arrest Fani Kayode

NERC, SON collaborate to ban inefficient electrical appliances                  

Nigerian oil output plunges to 20-year low as attacks escalate

Kano to partner FG in development of rural areas

2016 budget: Saraki assures Nigerians of  adequate oversight

Diaspora Nigerians unveil plan to create 1 million jobs        

Buhari signs 2016 budget

Adeniji Adele, ex-Lagos commissioner, dies at 60

‘Nigeria lags behind global benchmarks on steel consumption per capita’

Naira to remain stable as businesses await 2016 budget passage

Lagos approves 4-year tenure for council chairmen, others

Succour as Buhari receives final copy of 2016 budget for assent

FoIA constraints suppress investment inflow – experts

African airlines, others witness drop in demand in March 2016

Internet Solutions bags service provider of The Year Award

U.S. seeks to approve attack aircraft for Nigeria in Boko Haram fight

FG earns N1.8bn from licensing 3 firms to commence digital TV switchover

Wema Bank positions for acquisition, merger, equity investment

Herdsmen: Nigeria cannot afford another civil war, analysts warn

Moody’s reaffirms Sterling Bank ratings

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Oil majors, others unbundle privately managed pension schemes for CPS

Tomato Ebola disease spikes price, forces sellers to import

The coming out of Tiwa Savage 

OTTO ORONDAAM, Shares with KEMI AJUMOBI on his ardor for change in the lives of young children through his project Slum2School Africa

Do big names, money win title in football?

Fashola unveils FG’s road map for solving Nigeria’s power crises

Boosting domestic gas supply

Repositioning Nigerian maritime business as alternative revenue earner

Leicester £150m richer from Premier League title

Fiona Musana passionate about Africa’s development

Ethics and values must be espoused

AXA Mansard delivers strong performance in Q1 2016

Ikpeazu’s new urban cities

Slight improvement masks ongoing concerns

Leicester’s EPL win biggest sporting story – Scudamore

Blood cattle

Positioning Nigeria for innovation economy

Meeting the organisational needs of the future through the game changers

10 most expensive yachts in the world

Barclays makes $876 million from African business share sale

NERC, NIPSS forge collaborations to hosting electricity conference

Suswam gave me N3.11bn to convert to $15.8million – BDC operator

BoI seals N2billion MSMEs funds deal  with Sokoto govt

Vice President’s wife urges Corporate bodies to offer literacy Opportunities to girl child

Nigerian capital importation hits 9 year low

Arms Deal: Metuh moves to arrest trial

UN pledges support for fight against corruption, terrorism, illicit drugs in Nigeria            

Nigeria will not encroach on Bakassi Peninsula, Buhari tells Cameroon

FG owes N79.16bn contributory pension remittances

BusinessDay/Time Economics roundtable suggests holistic reforms to revive economy

Kwara lawmakers‎ frown at building on waterways

Senate okay death penalty for kidnappers

Herdsmen/farmers clashes: Northern senators caution leaders on inciting comments

‘We have no link with Auctus Integrated’

Stakeholders tackle government over environmental, health concerns caused by gas flaring

Witness unravel how Ohakim bought $2.3m property by proxy

PENGASSAN’s strike grounds economic activities as petrol scarcity hits A/Ibom

Wealth creation: Lagos to set up 5 employment centres

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

2016 budget won’t scratch surface of Nigeria’s major economic pains

How Nigeria can raise crude, gas production to 3mbd, 10scf in 4yrs – stakeholders

The politics and costs of regulation in Nigeria 3

First Bank’s fundamentals remain strong despite challenging year

In trying to be frugal, fine out where you are overspending

Preparing for post-2020 Nigeria of global economic stature 

Investors doubt progress on 2.6GHz spectrum auction

Wapic Insurance surmounts economic downturn as premium income rises  

Investment inflows dip the lowest in 9yrs on challenging economic environment

On Nigeria’s declining economic activities and falling export market

Halliburton and Baker Hughes abandon $28bn tie-up

Rural electrification: Why Nigeria needs to end grid extension to remote and rural areas (2)

Julius Berger posts profits amid tough operating environment  

Is a new party the solution?

Caverton remains profitable amid downturn in oil and gas sector

Why are Nigerians paying for wasted energy?

NCC-MTN fine: Lessons from the CBN

7 reasons your neighbours have more money than you

Senate okays death penalty for kidnappers

Witness unravel how Ohakim bought $2.3million property by proxy

Lagos signs agreement for establishment of DNA forensic centre

‘We are the custodian of all the shares that have been dematerialised’

Boko Haram: Buhari says Cameroon houses 56,000 Nigerian refugees

EDHA impeaches speaker, deputy

Accountant general upholds TSA as tool to combat corruption in Nigeria

Graft war is collective responsibility – stakeholders

Inflation to hit 13.2% in April-Financial Derivatives

Expert advocates establishment of energy bank, tax cut

Spike in price of Jet AI, weak naira, others worsen airlines’ challenges – NCAA

‘To encourage investment, address infrastructural imbalance in oil, gas sector’

FG to focus on in-country capacity building

Nigeria not losing $1.5bn monthly to sea pirates, oil thieves – findings

Afreximbank gets $50m loan

Capital market turnover drops by 31.6% in April

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Fall in PMI below 50 confirms manufacturing sector’s crisis

Buhari receives clean copy of 2016 budget for assent

The BRF era

Are all subsidies bad?

FG to review tariffs in oil & gas sector

What small business must do as change unfolds

UBA’s growth expansion drive targets 25 African countries

Low crude oil prices: The toll continues on oil majors

Afreximbank gets $50million line of credit from BADEA

As Nigeria’s economic malaise worsens

Argentina could issue $30bn debt this year

NSIA and Health Ministry Launch Healthcare Investments Across Nigeria

Rural electrification: Why Nigeria needs to end grid extension to remote and rural areas (1)

Obasanjo, IITA unveil roadmap to zero hunger in Nigeria

OPEC oil output surge as Iraq, Iran growth offset outages from Nigeria, others

Resolving TSA Transaction Fees controversy

Experts uphold forensic accounting as key to combat fraud, corruption in Nigeria

Lagos commences implementation of National Policy on MSME

Lagos targets 25 percent increase in food supply by 2019

FG to pay subsidy on PMS

Career Insights e- platform to boost job creation prospects for Nigerians

Buhari orders security agencies to deal decisively with rampaging herdsmen

NBS, UN begin National survey on corruption in Nigeria

Nigeria keeps frontier status, for now at least

Kano assures on prompt payment of salary

Lagos needs to build 187,000 housing units annually to bridge 3m deficit

Hiccups in oil industry have cost 150,000 jobs – TUC

Indigenous firm secures 5,000 hectares of land for rice production in Adamawa

National Assembly compiles for review 250 laws that hamper businesses in Nigeria

Businesses see red flag as consumers’ confidence declines

Edo guber: Condemnations trail alleged attack on deputy governor

Six fear dead as Customs, smugglers clash in Ogun

Customs raise revenue by N50bn, but doubt heightens on meeting N1trn target

NDLEA discovers cocaine in sweets, arrests two suspects

Labour asks FG to draw up road map for ailing economy

Corruption scourge: Dogara tasks Nigerian media on enhanced investigative journalism

LAPO’s N113.7bn lifeline boosts 2.5m SSA’ region SMEs in 2015

Scarcity of forex, fuel contribute to dip in aviation traffic  

6.9m Nigerians contribute N5.3trn to Pension Fund Scheme

NSIA, health ministry in new effort to reverse $1bn outflows for medical tourism

NADDC, SA in talks to attract automobile OEMs to Nigeria

Indigenous companies to enjoy first consideration on oil and gas contracts

Dashed airfreight project hurts Nigeria’s N100bn trade receivables

Monday, May 02, 2016

Can Nigeria survive another Civil War?

A nation on treadmill

Non-violence is Juju’s best bet

Indigenous VAS providers fear local content neglect

The looming food crisis

Budget delays undermine construction industry as Julius Berger gets squeezed

Tobacco industry, forex depletion and the role of effective regulation

Sub-Saharan Africa’s outlook: Time for a policy reset

Transcorp to buy NNPC’s abandoned gas plant – Elumelu

Celebrating amazing woman @ 50

Kogi to pay salaries, wipe out ghost workers

Sorting culture threatens Nigeria’s international competitiveness 

Oil exploration in Chad basin Nigeria’s top priority – Kachikwu

NDDC boosts health in Niger Delta states

Reps to engage ministers on real sector development, economic diversification

Presidency to receive 2016 budget from National Assembly today

CBN, OAGF seek resolution to TSA transaction fees

Ambode declares open Lagos MSMEs’ fair tomorrow

‘Lagos emerging Africa’s capital of arts, entertainment’

NPA keys into government’s drive to diversify economy

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nigeria’s export to ECOWAS market falls 56 percent

Yuan’s magnet pulls Nigeria into the ‘Beijing Consensus’

President Buhari’s balancing act between the US and China

Proposed NLNG amendment questions Nigeria’s commitment to contractual agreements

Made in Nigeria

Companies re-route to debts market in capital raising plans

Collapse the states now!

Economic slowdown hits insurers as premium income falters

Smuggling, gas, FX threaten survival of Lucky Fibres

Is that dream looking daunting, this is the time to start?

No IMF Loan for Nigeria

FCMB assures enhanced performance, as shareholders approve N1.98bn dividend

AfDB to invest $12bn in energy development in five years

Lafarge shows manufacturers can still be environmentally responsible

Transcorp group operating profit grows to N15. 03b in 2015

What’s your definition of financial well-being?

N139.3 billion required to upgrade refineries – says Kachikwu

Sterling Bank optimistic as core banking profit rises

Between Boko Haram and Fulani Herdsmen

While they ‘work silently’, these herdsmen are ‘working stronger’

The herdsman as an assassin

The return of extortionists: Arase’s men back on roads

Nigeria in a Trump presidency

For Nigerian workers, it’s weeping on celebration morning

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rise in sudden deaths traced to Nigeria’s economic woes

Enugu massacre: Ugwuanyi raises commission of enquiry

Threats of heat-related illnesses, mortality as global temperatures rise