Home Deepdive Page 2

Deepdive

Expert reviews and opinions from financial analysts, economist, professionals, business leaders and leading experts in Nigeria.

Power Ranking: These are the largest Insurance Companies in Nigeria (2017)

The Nigerian Insurance Sector is often regarded as the most under-performing in the financial sector, especially if you compare it to other insurance sectors...

Crowd Funding (Part II): 6 Success Tips

Have an intriguing and clear story.  Having a relateable story that solves a burning need makes people more willing to give you their money....

Crowd Funding: The coolest way to get your business idea on the fast track

In recent times, we at McBrain & Company have had lots of people come to us with lots of cool business ideas and in...

A business case for Private Equity Investment in Nigeria’s Entertainment Sector

The Entertainment and Media (E&M) industry has become a gold mine in the most advanced economies and other developing markets are just beginning to...

Tapping Opportunities in Nigeria’s Gaming Industry

Due to the rise in internet penetration, the gaming industry has continued to expand, benefiting immensely from the large tech savvy population, and increasing...

Much Ado About Nothing – The Andela Uproar!

Let me start with an apology. I was meant to publish the second episode of the ongoing series on capital raising, however, I got...

Tier One Nigerian banks rake in N452 billion from treasury bills and bonds

This article highlights how much Nigerian Banks raked in from investing in Treasury bills in the first 9 months of 2017. The 2017 9 months...

Cocoa… The sleeping beauty

Images which stuck in my memory from childhood were those of groundnut pyramids in the North, the rubber and palm oil plantations of the...

A case for public private partnership business model.

The global desire for infrastructural development is insatiable especially in an emerging market like Nigeria where there is a growing concern about the state...

Artificial Intelligence, Andela and Africa’s looming technology slavery

Globalization, software and the Internet are changing the world faster than we all can catch up. From election hacking to disruption of transportation to...
finance and accounting job vacancies

Why most Nigerian Startups can’t get funding – Elite Team and/or Elite Founder

You can call this the first episode of our series of posts trying to show founders or start up teams why their business is...

Taxify vs Uber: Who does ride sharing better?

Once upon a time, all there was to public transportation was hopping on buses or hailing taxis on the roadsides. Then came the e-taxi...

What SEC might do to the Oando Parties after Forensic Audit

The Security and Exchange Commission, SEC, on Wednesday issued instruction to the Nigerian Stock Exchange to place the shares of Oando Plc on technical...

The Buy Case for Nigerian Local Bonds

About two years ago, Nigerian bonds went from being a highly sought after asset to a “must avoid” country for most GEM and Frontier...

The political economy of change

At the inception of this Government, economic indices were somewhat stable: Inflation was single digit, fuel price was below the N100 mark, consumer price...

Rejoinder to Kemi Adeosun: Walking into a debt crisis by @nonso2

If you have been observer of the Nigerian economy in the past few years you must have read about the pending debt crisis. The...

The New type ‘wire fraud’ that’s spooking forex traders

Usually, a text message alert from a commercial bank is common for Mr Deji, a forex dealer in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub. But there...

Defiant Kemi Adeosun, “Deconstructs” Nigeria’s Debt Narrative

National debt is an emotive issue, as well as an economic one. The thought of saddling future generations with unserviceable debt, is not conscionable...

Opinion: Do companies gain anything from Brand Ambassadorship?

The past decade has been a very interesting one in Nigeria. We have grown as a people and have caught up with globalization trends....

CAP has been a piggy bank to the UACN group, but at a severe...

CAP Plc, a subsidiary of UACN Plc is in the paintings and coatings business. The company was established originally as ICI investments limited in...

5 issues Konga needs to deal with, as it scales

“Konga.com is Nigeria’s largest online mall. We launched in July 2012 and our mission is to become the engine of commerce and trade in...

This is why Nigerians are angry with the NGO Bill

Not more than a year ago, the Federal Government set up a committee to review the Orosanye Report. In case you forgot, the Orosanye...

3 occasions when you should say no to freelance gigs

Freelance jobs are quickly topping the chart on the most common job opportunities list recently. There are so many freelance gigs available and with...

An African Development Hypothesis – Corporates as Change Agents

“Large firms are more productive and more profitable than their more modestly-sized counterparts. They also pay higher wages and are more competitive in international...

Don’t lose the plot – agriculture in the right context

Here is something you’ve probably not heard regarding agriculture in Africa, African farmers are old. Think about it for a second. Do you know...

Why the M-Pesa miracle has failed to work in Nigeria

Funds transfer in Nigeria has come a very long way. Today, if you want to transfer money to your kid in a University located...

[Analysis] CBN’s deficit financing; A word of caution on interpretation

As is customary ahead of the start of its two day monetary policy retreat for September 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released...

On Nigerian Banks, Loans and the Economic Recession By @teniakeju

I watched the movie, The Big Short, a while ago. The movie piqued my interest in Finance particularly in how the unorthodox manoeuvers in...

Reformed pioneer status incentive in Nigeria: Any contradiction to tax revenue drive?

The Federal Government of Nigeria recently approved the eligibility of 27 additional industries for possible grant of pioneer status incentive (PSI). This move is...

ADR as a preferred choice in settling disputes

In today's business world, you are trying as much as possible to protect your own interests as a businessman. When those interests are not...