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#CorporateStories: NSE and the 14.29 protocol

This is a narration on a stock market phenomenon called 14.29. It explains how the stock prices of some listed companies act suddenly to achieve...

The Naira’s Hide and Seek game with currency analysts

That Nigeria has one of the most complex currency systems in the world is an open secret to professionals. However, up until now, analysts...

Here is how Nigerian stocks could perform this week

The Nigerian stock market closed the week ended September 15th on the losing end shedding about 2.65%. This was the worst week in about...

#CorporateStories: Eko Hospital and the ‘Barbarians’ at its gate

This story delves into the world of corporate mind games, maneuvers and one of the deftest company takeovers ever seen in Nigeria It all began...

A certificate of occupancy (C. of O) is not all it is.

Picture the guy who sells handkerchiefs and face towels in traffic? Ever wondered why he is still sweating profusely with so much amount of...

NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS: Contracts that can save you from putting your ideas in the wrong...

What is a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)? A non-disclosure agreement is a written contract between two parties that prohibits the sharing of confidential information that has...

Corporate Story: Under siege, the battle for Oando

This is a story of Nigeria's biggest indigenous oil and gas company, a 61-year-old entity that was morphed over the years by a combined...

St Louis Vs Dangote Sugar – Beyond their sweetness, are they really the same?

There have been debates among consumers regarding what brand of sugar leads the pack in terms of quality and value for money. To the...

The importance of a side hustle

Finding a job in Nigeria is no easy feat – and it's often hindered by limited experience and high competition, particularly for recent graduates....

Oando and IAS 24: What the law cannot do by @Doubleeph

When you prepare a set of accounts to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), one of the things you are required to do is disclose...

ANALYSIS: Recovery at mercy of telecoms ‘Wild’ Card

Nigeria’s economic recovery stalled in the second quarter in spite of an improvement in oil production. A sharp decline in telecoms output explains a...

TechFriday: How not to build an App

Investor: Can you share your idea? Entrepreneur: I want to revolutionize the transport system in Lagos. I want to “disrupt” all these danfos Investor: So how...

Oando vs Volpi vs Mangal explained

After a series of vague press releases, Oando Plc and its aggrieved shareholders have revealed the details of their disagreement contained in a petition...

Analysis: Unity Bank must raise equity to maintain convalescence

Unity bank is one of the tier 2 commercial banks in the country, but has lagged behind its counterparts for several reasons. Here's a...

Nigeria’s exit from recession is ‘pedestrian’ – Rencap

Nigeria grew 0.5% YoY in 2Q17 vs -1.5% YoY a year earlier. The oil & gas and financial services sectors pulled the economy out...

Hurray, we exited recession without reforms by @nonso2

Hurray, we are finally out of recession. The NBS announced this morning that the economy grew by 0.55% year on year in the second...

APP for the week: Cowrywise Personal Finance

Cowrywise is a personal finance app that enables people save by making automated deductions from their account. Money saved is then invested in money...

3 important findings from UBA’s half year results

UBA Nigeria Plc, one of Nigeria's top banks released its 2017 half-year results indicating pre-tax profits rose 65% to N57.5 billion (2016 HY N42.3...

Buhari’s return could impact the economy in these areas

Nigeria President Buhari returned on Saturday after being away in the United Kingdom for over 100 days on medical vacation. His return has been cheered...

Nigerian stocks that can benefit from the new Pioneer Status Industries

The Federal Government recently announced that a list of 27 new industries have been included in the list of companies eligible for Pioneer Status...

Nestle Nigeria Plc- Has the bull run its course?

Seven-months ago, Nestle’s share price hovered around a five-year low of N591.95, which we linked to a combination of fundamental concerns and absence of...

Dear Adeosun, please drop the dollar treasury bills refinancing idea, do this instead.

Last week, the Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun announced that the Federal Executive Council had approved a plan to refinance $3billion (N1.1trillion) worth of Nigerian...

How to obtain a Pioneer Status in Nigeria

The Federal Government during the week announced that it had included a list of 27 industries as eligible for pioneer status, bringing the total...

Explained: FG’s plan to refinance treasury bills with dollar debts

The Federal government is to refinance maturing domestic debt with $3 billion treasury bills. Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun disclosed this at a press...

Tantalizers reveals its seeking equity, renegotiating debts & cutting cost

In an apparent response to an article that featured in Nairametrics, Tantalizers has revealed that it had commenced corporate restructuring of its existing debts...

Limited upside as Forte Oil announces equity offer to HNI’s and QII’s

Nigeria's leading integrated energy company, Forte Oil Plc has announced plans to offer for subscription up to N20 billion through book building. The announcement...

Is this who sold 4.4% equity stake in Livestock feeds?

Data from the Nigerian Stock Exchange reveals that 132 million shares of Livestock feeds were traded at an off market transaction valued at N133...

Op-Ed: A one size fits all solution to IPOB and regional agitations in Nigeria...

One of the intractable challenges that Nigeria has to deal with is that we often do not properly define the scope and scale of...

Report reveals retail investors are back and mopping up stocks like ‘never before’

A report by the Nigeria Stock Exchange for the month of June, 2017 revealed that retail investors’ participation surpassed that of institutional investors for...

Opinion: The Need to Stop Eating with Ten Fingers

A popular saying admonishes us not to eat with ten fingers. This axiom is not a homily about table manners. It is a metaphor...