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Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc merger, a lofty deal or a damp squib?

In our recently published equity commentary on Diamond Bank, we had stated three options the bank’s management will adopt to keep the bank operational.

NIGERIA: Daily Parallel Market Exchange Rate (December 18th 2018)

Parallel market exchange rate between the Naira and three of the world's major currencies.

Using moving averages cross over to pick stocks

In my last article on moving averages, I discussed how moving averages can be used to make stock selection decisions.

How Nigerians reacted to Diamond Bank’s potential merger with Access Bank Plc

Nigerians have reacted to the impending merger/acquisitio of Diamond Bank Plc by Access Bank Plc.

This is what you get if you buy the latest FGN Reopening Bond 

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Debt Management Office, (DMO) will start auction of the new Federal Government Bond Reoffer for the month of December

Nigerian Stock Market Gainers and Losers (Updated 12/17/2018)

Nigerian stocks closed trading on a positive note as the all share index rose by 0.15%.

NM Partners

Tony Elumelu Foundation appoints Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s leading philanthropic organisation empowering African entrepreneurs, announced the appointment of Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

A guide to blockchain and data protection

A good place to start is to look at lessons learnt in the development of cloud computing and how these apply to blockchain projects.

Heirs Holdings Signs $600 million Facility Deal with Afrexim Bank, to scale its Energy Investments.

Afrexim today, signed financing facilities totalling US$600 million with the Heirs Holdings Group, a pan-African proprietary investment holding company.

Nigeria’s OneFi Secures First Ever Credit Rating for an African Fintech

One Finance Limited (OneFi) today announces that is has been assigned a “BB” rating with a Stable outlook, from Global Credit Rating Co

Energia, Oando JV Deliver Multibillion Naira Infrastructural Projects to Host Communities in Delta State

Oando Energy Resources, (a subsidiary of Oando PLC) one of Nigeria’s leading indigenous oil producers and Energia Limited, the Operator of their Joint Venture - Ebendo/Obodeti Marginal Field (OML 56), on Monday December 3, 2018, commissioned and handed over multi-billion Naira infrastructural projects

Axxela Diversifies Gas Markets; Signs Gas Transportation Agreement with West African Gas Pipeline Company Ltd.

Axxela Limited (“Axxela”), sub-Saharan Africa’s preferred fast-growing gas & power portfolio company, has signed a Gas Transportation Agreement (GTA) with the West African Gas Pipeline Company Ltd. (WAPCo) to transport over 15 million standard cubic feet per day (“mmscf/d”) of natural gas via the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) to Lome, Togo.

Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc merger, a lofty deal or a damp squib?

In our recently published equity commentary on Diamond Bank, we had stated three options the bank’s management will adopt to keep the bank operational.

Using moving averages cross over to pick stocks

In my last article on moving averages, I discussed how moving averages can be used to make stock selection decisions.

This is what you get if you buy the latest FGN Reopening Bond 

The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Debt Management Office, (DMO) will start auction of the new Federal Government Bond Reoffer for the month of December

Daily update on Treasury Bills, Bonds, Forex, oil price and more

Daily performance of major economic indicators and highlights from tradings sessions and key statistics such as T-bills, bonds, FX rates, inflation, oil price.

Diamond Bank tops gainers chart in Monday’s trading

The Nigerian Stock Exchange ended today’s trading on a negative note, continuing the bearish pattern from last week. The All Share Index closed at...

Using moving averages cross over to pick stocks

In my last article on moving averages, I discussed how moving averages can be used to make stock selection decisions.

Judge’s reasons for convicting ENI and Shell middlemen could help Nigeria’s case

A judge in Italy have highlighted the reasons for convicting Mr Emeka Obi and Gianluca Di Nardo, both middlemen to Shell and ENI during the OPL 245 deal.

Why ex-Skye Bank officials may bag jail term

Court admits ex-Skye Bank Chairman, MD to bail

2018 Sustainable Banking Award: Unity Bank clenches CBN recognition

Unity Bank Plc recognised for active role in agricultural development in Nigeria

Linkage Assurance Plc appoints new Executive Director

Linkage Assurance Plc Board approves appointment of new Director

Alleged Wrong Inscription: Nigerian Breweries Plc oppose court judgement

Nigerian Breweries Plc has disclosed its intention to appeal an Edo State High Court judgement in a suit filed by one Professor Ernest Izevbigie. Ernest...

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Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc merger, a lofty deal or a damp squib?

In our recently published equity commentary on Diamond Bank, we had stated three options the bank’s management will adopt to keep the bank operational.

NIGERIA: Daily Parallel Market Exchange Rate (December 18th 2018)

Parallel market exchange rate between the Naira and three of the world's major currencies.

Judge’s reasons for convicting ENI and Shell middlemen could help Nigeria’s case

A judge in Italy have highlighted the reasons for convicting Mr Emeka Obi and Gianluca Di Nardo, both middlemen to Shell and ENI during the OPL 245 deal.

Why ex-Skye Bank officials may bag jail term

Court admits ex-Skye Bank Chairman, MD to bail

How to Invest

Exclusive: A look at how young Nigerians invest their money nowadays 

As his phone finally buzzed with the notification of his salary payment, John pondered whether to stick to his investment plans or cheat for the last time. 

Market/economic insight: the weekly brief ( November 5th – 9th 2018)

The performance of the Nigerian Equity Market returned bullish last week with the index (NSE ASI) up by 0.23% WTD to close at an index level of 32,200.21 and Market capitalization of N11.76 trillion.

Eurobonds in Nigeria: What they are and how to invest in them

eurobonds are bonds that are denominated in a currency other than that of the issuer.

How I Would Invest My Mother’s Retirement Funds

After weighing all the pros and cons, this is how I have decided to invest her money.

STOCK IDEAS

Market/economic insight: the weekly brief (December 10th – 14th December 2018)

The performance of the Nigerian Equity Market remained bearish last week with the index (NSE ASI) down by 0.63%WTD to close at an index level of 30,672.79 and Market capitalization of N11.20 trillion.

This is why AIICO Insurance is a HOLD

Stocks on our Buy/Sell/Hold list are drawn from the gainers and losers of the previous week.

Market/economic insight: the weekly brief (December 3rd– 7th 2018)

The performance of the Nigerian Equity Market remained bearish last week with the index (NSE ASI) down by 0.02% WTD to close at an...

Why Diamond Bank and Seplat have a HOLD recommendation

Stocks on our Buy/Sell/Hold list are picked from the gainers and losers of the prior week.

Mutual Funds

This is why you should be consistent with your investment and retirement account

When it comes to consistency in investment, it is not only the consistency of fund or investment performance that matters

Nigeria’s alternative investment assets grow at a slower rate

The Nigerian alternative investment space represented by pension and mutual funds saw their assets increase at a slow rate.

The 4 mutual funds to count on for consistent returns

A consistent fund is one that delivers returns that are above its benchmark almost all the time. Consistency of returns is one of the things smart investors

September mutual fund performance ranking

The Nigerian stock market continued its lacklustre performance in September by recording a month to date, MTD, negative performance of 6.05% to bring its Year to date, YTD, performance to minus 14.39%.

Financial Literacy

Differences between an Angel Investor and a Venture Capitalist explained!

Venture capitalists tend to have financial management or professional investment backgrounds, while angels tend to be former or current entrepreneurs.

What you should not do when you just receive a severance package

Through the experiences of people who have squandered their severance packages and those who made very good use of it, we provide you a step by step guide.

Investment options for the salary earners

Since salary is assumed to be the only source of income for the salaried, it is advisable that such an individual fortify himself financially before investing.

PenCom releases guidelines on voluntary contribution under the contributory pension scheme

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) recently released guidelines (the Guidelines) to provide clarity on voluntary contributions (VCs) under the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

Corporate Stories

Cement Wars: The battle for Cement dominance between Ibeto vs Dangote

A story of the battle for Cement dominance in Africa's largest economy, Nigeria.

Corporate Story: The rise and fall of HiTV

In this latest installment of Corporate Stories, we are going to tell the story of a young man, who dared to take on a...

Corporate Stories: The back story behind the UBA & STB Merger

In this month's episode, we tell the story of how one of the biggest deals in Nigeria's corporate history was executed with the heart...

#CorporateStories: Tiger Brands’ misadventure into Dangote Flourmills

This is a short account of the activities that underpinned Dangote Flour Mills’ remarkable 288% share price rally in 2016. The precursor to this,...

Corporate Profiles

How people doubted us because we were young – Herbert Wigwe

Herbert Wigwe, in an interview with Peace Hyde on My Worst Day, touches on a wide variety of issues.

This oil and gas billionaire has plotted his exit

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Seplat Petroleum Development Company (commonly known as Seplat), Austin Avuru, seems to be planning ahead of his retirement. In an interview with Thisday Style Magazine,...

Meet the CEO of Nigerian company with the highest share price

A typical example of such stocks is Nestle Nigeria Foods Plc, which yesterday ended trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange at N1,485. The company's CEO is Mauricio Alarcon.

This billionaire has a major deal in the works

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede during the ASEA conference gave a rare insight into how himself and Herbert Wigwe bought and transformed Acess Bank.

Podcast

BHH Podcast: How I started Afritickets by Olaotan Towry-Coker

Business Half Hour is a podcast show targeted at Startups and Entrepreneurs.

EMM Podcast: How drop in oil price is affecting the economy and the ‘fall fall’ of Bitcoin

Everyday Money Matters is a Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Podcast powered by Nairametrics.

BHH Podcast: The story behind my-medicine.com by Morakinyo Adejare

Business Half Hour is a podcast targeted at Startups and Entrepreneurs.

EMM Podcast: Are collateral free and unsecured loans really cheap?

Everyday Money Matters is a Financial Literacy and Personal Finance Podcast powered by Nairametrics. On this episode, Ugodre delved into a number of conflicting personal finance questions...