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Are foreign investors avoiding Nigeria’s hotel sector?

Are foreign investors avoiding Nigeria’s hotel sector?

Recent reports of a “crash” in foreign investments into Nigeria’s hotel sector are rather wide of the mark. Here is why; A general decline...


How to start up a Snail Farming business

How to start up a Snail Farming business

Snail farming is one of the numerous goldmine that people are yet to grasp, all thanks to a bit of ignorance. The business is...


Alternatives To Floating The Naira

Alternatives To Floating The Naira

In case you missed the first part of this article. You can get it here Nairametrics| At this juncture, while I am willing to...



A Case For And Against Floating The Naira

A Case For And Against Floating The Naira

Nairametrics| On Friday, the Naira closed at N390/$ down from N520/$ in January. The development follows a change of heart by the Central Bank...


Analysis: “Strong Buy” Recommended After GTB’s Record Breaking Profit

Analysis: “Strong Buy” Recommended After GTB’s Record Breaking Profit

GTB released its 2016 FY results showing profits rose 33% to N132 billion. Here is a cursory analysis of the result. Guaranty Trust Bank...


Analysis: Dangote Cement Beats Estimates; Post N186.6 Billion Profits

Analysis: Dangote Cement Beats Estimates; Post N186.6 Billion Profits

Commentary This morning, Dangote Cement Plc (DANGCEM) released its audited FY 16 results with EPS of N11.34 — 6% ahead of our call. In...


Analysis: Zenith Bank Beats Estimates, “Strong Buy” Implied

Analysis: Zenith Bank Beats Estimates, “Strong Buy” Implied

Analysis of Zenith Bank’s 2016 Full Year Results Commentary Zenith Bank Plc. (Zenith) kicked off the FY 2016 earnings season for Nigerian banks with...


Naira Struggles: And Another One

Naira Struggles: And Another One

Nairametrics| This is really becoming tiring but we must. The central bank announced yet another intervention program disguised as a policy yesterday. The policy...


Analysis: Is Forte Oil Plc Highly Inflammable?

Analysis: Is Forte Oil Plc Highly Inflammable?

Forte Oil Plc: Highly Inflammable? In contrast to sector peers, which had a stellar 2016 performance, Forte Oil (FO) grappled with impact of NGN...


Access Bank Divests From Stanbic IBTC Pensions: Implications For Dividends and Profits

Nairametrics| Last weekend, the Access-Lagos Marathon took place with Kenyan runner Abraham Kiptum winning the 41km dash round the streets of Lagos for the...


Everybody In NNPC Is A Thief By @DoubleEph

You can't be working in a corrupt organisation and claim that you are one of the...


What Govt. Should Do With The $9 million Loot. By Joseph Edgar

Nairametrics| It has been announced by the EFCC that they have recovered an estimated $9m and another £750,000 in the Kaduna house of a...


Two Reasons Why The CBN Won’t Let The Naira Float By @BDurojaiye

We all know that the Central Bank of Nigeria needs to float the Naira. Hopes that this had been done in mid-2016 when the...


Dem Say We Do Eurobond; Guy, wetin be Eurobond? by @DoubleEph

Dem Say We Do Eurobond; Guy, wetin be Eurobond? by @DoubleEph

A layman's explanation of what Nigeria's successful Eurobond Means to you and...


Nigeria This Week: Good News Presents Opportunities by SBM Intels

Nigeria This Week: Good News Presents Opportunities by SBM Intels

Here is a review of the week and an outlook into the week ahead. Chief Justice of Nigeria Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has nominated...


Why Is ‘Cooking Gas’ Costly in Nigeria? By @Damoche

Why Is ‘Cooking Gas’ Costly in Nigeria? By @Damoche

Why is ‘Cooking Gas’ costly? The sudden high cost of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), cooking gas has made the news, compounding what has been...


How This Undergraduate Thinks Nigeria Should Combat Recession

How This Undergraduate Thinks Nigeria Should Combat Recession

On Nairametrics, we also provide platform for young Nigerians to express their views on the economy no matter how inexperienced they are. They are...


Is Nigeria Closed for Business? By @TunjiAndrews

Is Nigeria Closed for Business? By @TunjiAndrews

Nairametrics|Friday welcomed more bad news for the Nigerian economy, as news filtered in that, MSCI (a US-based provider of equity, fixed income, and hedge...


6 Key Areas Technology Can Help Nigerian SME’s Reduce Cost

6 Key Areas Technology Can Help Nigerian SME’s Reduce Cost

18 months ago, in June 2015, whilst the rest of the country was still caught up in the euphoria of a newly elected government,...


Message To CBN: ‘Blockchain Is Taking Over, Swim or Sink’

Message To CBN: ‘Blockchain Is Taking Over, Swim or Sink’

Note: This article was culled from Coin Telegraph Concerned about the rapid encroachment of Blockchain into the country, Nigeria’s top bank chief has sounded...


Oil and Gas Roundup: Chevron, PIB, Aje Field, Dangote, Crude Oil Contracts

Oil and Gas Roundup: Chevron, PIB, Aje Field, Dangote, Crude Oil Contracts

After two years of pain, the real OPEC, the big boys, Saudi Arabia and Iran decided to act on proposed production cuts, sending prices...


Analysis of Buhari’s 2017 Budget: Heads In The Clouds by ARM Research

Analysis of Buhari’s 2017 Budget: Heads In The Clouds by ARM Research

On Wednesday, President Muhammadu Buhari presented the proposed federal budget for 2017 tagged “the Budget of Recovery and Growth” to the National Assembly with...


Analysis Of Buhari’s 2017 Budget – Rencap

Analysis Of Buhari’s 2017 Budget – Rencap

Nigeria: FY17 budget – Ambitious revenue target Nigeria’s strategy to get the economy out of recession is captured by the following phrase: ‘grow what...


Monetization of Fiscal deficits: Is The CBN Above the law?

Monetization of Fiscal deficits: Is The CBN Above the law?

Back and forth on ‘ways and means’: Over the weekend, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Emir Muhammad Sanusi II stated that...


On Garba Shehu’s Latest Lie…

On Garba Shehu’s Latest Lie…

Yesterday, a spokesman to the President told the media that we are the “largest producers of grain in Africa.” He also went on to...


6 Key Clarifications On The FIRS Tax Amnesty Program (Updated)

6 Key Clarifications On The FIRS Tax Amnesty Program (Updated)

New Update Subsequent to our recent tax alert on the ongoing tax amnesty, we have received further update from the FIRS regarding eligibility for the waiver....


Why It’s Important For Nigerian Entrepreneurs To Consider Selling Their Businesses

Why It’s Important For Nigerian Entrepreneurs To Consider Selling Their Businesses

This is an important area most entrepreneurs forget...


5 Tips For Every Nigerian Couple’s First Trip Together

5 Tips For Every Nigerian Couple’s First Trip Together

Travelling with a romantic partner is always an exciting and awesome idea, especially when it is the first time. Not only do you get...


4 Challenges Hindering The Success of Women-owned Businesses in Nigeria

4 Challenges Hindering The Success of Women-owned Businesses in Nigeria

How can we ovecome...


A Review Of All The Major Talking Points In Nigeria – SBM Intel

A Review Of All The Major Talking Points In Nigeria – SBM Intel

Breaking down all the major talking points of the...