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Why You Could Pay Tax For Using Your Computer To Stream Videos

  In Nigeria as is most countries in the world, people are mandated to pay TV/Radio Licensing as a form of tax. In Nigeria, that...

WHY ATM TRANSACTION SHOULD TOP N1.5TR IN 2012

I have always been fascinated about e-payment solutions as a means of paying for goods services. So, it pleases me to see that the...

ARE WE BUCKING THE TREND? NIGERIA NOW EXPORTS MORE THAN IT IMPORTS

According to the recently released Economic Outlook for Nigeria, trade in 2011 grew  Nigeria grew 47.9% higher than the 2010 figures. It also grew...

CHOOSE THE ODD ONE===>SPAIN 7%, ITALY 7%, PORTUGAL 7%, NIGERIA 15%….?

If you follow events around the world closely particularly in Europe then you should be familiar with the association of the above percentages and...

IS IT TIME FOR THE CBN TO STOP CHASING INFLATION AND REDUCE MPR?

The Central Bank of every country sets benchmark rates which banks and other financial institutions rely on to determine borrowing cost. Depending on inflation,...

NATIONAL ASSEMBLY; MR SANUSI IS RIGHT TO LEND AND TO DONATE

  The National Assembly recently summoned the Central Bank Governor for questioning regarding why he donated N100m to Kaduna Bomb Blast Victims and about N620b...

Are We Getting Any Better? May Inflation Rate Rises Year On Year To 12.7%

The National Bureau of Statistics recently reported that the Consumer Price Index which measures the rate of inflation rose 12.7% year on year. It...

LUANDA (ANGOLA) VS LAGOS (NIGERIA)- GUESS THE MOST EXPENSIVE CITY FOR EXPATRIATES TO LIVE?

A recent report published in Yahoo list Luanda Angola as the second most expensive place for Expatriates to live in the world and the...

WHAT IF GEJ IS PAINTED WITH HIS GENITALS EXPOSED?

All hell will let loose!!!!!!! That's the likely answer. In fact the painter will be declared wanted by the Ijaw people and the entire...

DISSECTING THE NUMBERS- EL-RUFAI’S “ANAMBRA’S BUDGET OF MISPLACED PRIORITIES”

As one who is increasingly disenchanted with reading Nigerian Newspapers I heard about the controversial Elrufai article on a friend's facebook post. It had...

Choose 1, Owning Facebook Vs Owning All The Stocks On The Nigerian Stock Exchange?

  Last week Friday, I featured on the popular BBC Radio Four Programme More or Less, where my blogpost about how at $104b facebook was...

THE CASE FOR A SINGLE CURRENCY IN AN EVOLVING GLOBAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM (I)

Preamble Appreciating the risk of sounding like a lunatic, lone dissenting voice given the apparent turmoil engulfing the world’s financial markets especially the Euro currency,...

WHY I BELIEVE THE PROPOSED CBN ACT AMENDMENT IS GOOD FOR YOU AND I

  I have read with great interest the calls by various stakeholders for the National Assembly to STOP its plan to amend the Central Bank...

GUESS WHICH NIGERIAN BEER HAS THE HIGHEST VOLUME OF ALCOHOL?

  Alcoholic drinks in Nigeria are very popular and have for decades served as a profitable business for the likes of Guiness and Nigerian Breweries....

IS FIRST BANK’S “SAVE & EXCEL PROMO” WORKING ALREADY?

  On my way to work today, I heard a promo on the radio from First Bank giving bank depositors the chance to win prizes...

PRESIDENT GEJ’S DEMOCRACY DAY SPEECH ANALYZED BY THE NUMBERS

  President Goodluck Jonathan gave a speech on Democracy day which even though was self exalting I thought was impressive for once. However in his...

How Unilag can loose billions of Naira due to name change

      "If this business were split up, I would give you the land and bricks and mortar, and I would take the brands and trade...

IT’S OFFICIAL – GTB WAS THE MOST PROFITABLE BANK FOR 2011

  I know its 5 months into the financial year which some may consider late for figuring out which bank was the most profitable. However,...

Making Sense Of Economic Jargons – Common Man’s perspective

  As an Accountant and one who thinks he understands some of the financial nomenclatures/numbers that we are bombarded with on a daily basis I...

How At $104B, Facebook Is Worth 2.26 Times The Value Of All Quoted Stocks...

  At the close of trade today, the Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index had a market capitalization of N7,137,597,021,094.14 or $46,049,013,039.32 ($46b). That basically is the...

Just how much for a VIP?

Ok! I'm at this club in downtown Rhode Island for with my buddies. We were looking for where to sit and the guys here...

BANK CREDIT TO PRIVATE SECTOR UP N4TR???? PLS WHO IS BORROWING?

According to the Central Bank bank credit to the private sector was N14.206trillion in March 2012, over N4tr more than it was just a...

INFLATION RATE RISES TO 12.9% IN APRIL 2012

According to the Bureau of Statistics, the consumer price index which measures inflation rose 12.9% year on year for April 2012. This was 0.8%...

7 Wonders Of Doing Business In Nigeria

According to a recent report FDI's into Nigeria is expected to top $23b per year over the next five years. The Federal Government has...

Review of Ndi Okereke Onyuike’s apperance at the House of Rep Hearing on Capital...

It was fun today at the House of Rep hearing on Capital Market. The erstwhile DG of the Nigerian Stock Exchange Ndi Okereke Onyiike...

Why we consume so little Cooking Gas in Nigeria

  If you reside in Lagos and Ogun State and use cooking gas then you probably pay between N3,000 to N3500 for a 12.5Kg cylinder...

My take on Tiger Brand acquiring Dangote Flour Mills

Just learnt Tiger Brand, a South African Based company is in discussion with Dangote Group to acquire its much maligned food business, Dangote Flour....

Should the NHF be scrapped?

The National Housing Fund (NHF) was set up in 1992 via a decree to provide a source of funding for Nigerian employees to own...

Is Dangote Cement the Apple of Nigeria?

Just over 20 years ago the Nigerian corporate landscape was dominated by companies with strong foreign affiliations. Corporate Giants like Nestle, Guinness, Nigerian Breweries, Leventis,...

Is ABC Transport Company on a slippery slide to Financial Oblivion?

Five years ago, just after my wedding, my wife and I decided to spend our honeymoon in the Gold Coast popularly called Ghana. At...

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