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Why the future belongs to firms that embrace blockchain

If 2017 was the year of blockchain early adoption by mainstream businesses, 2018 to 2027 will be the decade blockchain solutions will be disrupting...

A tale of 7 Startups that have failed in Nigeria

In Nigeria’s technology and startup community lies several dead ideas and concepts— from the ones that failed to take off fully to the ones that...

Globacom, 9mobile lose more grounds to MTN on GSM subscriber list for 2017

MTN Nigeria has maintained its lead in the mobile internet space, gaining a total of 5,054,192 internet subscribers in 2017. The company started 2017...

Konga’s Sale – A Classic Case of “Death is Better than Mockery”

The title of this article is a loose translation of the Yoruba saying – “Iku ya j’esin”; for me, this is one of the...

Making Sense of Nigeria’s Federal Government Budgeting Efficiency

It is true that governments all over the world continually argue for and indeed deploy public expenditure to put their GDP on the desired...

Here is How Much You Pay as Electricity bill in Your State

The Federal Government in January 2016, introduced new electricity tariffs raising rates by a whopping 40%. The government explained that this was necessary to...

Nigeria’s Payment Channels Made a Record-breaking ₦86 trillion in 2017

Nigeria's payment channel transactions hit an all-time high of ₦86.1 trillion in 2017 according to the data from the National Bureau of Statistics. This...

Nigerian Millennials are Not Making Pension Contribution

Nigerian millennials may not be taking retirement savings seriously. The latest release from the National Bureau of Statistics reveals that out of the 7...

Emefiele explains why he supports higher interest rate for Nigerians

Last November, the Central Bank voted to keep Monetary Policy Rate, at 14% for the 16th consecutive month. The MPR is the rate at...

What on earth happened to OLX?

OLX, an online classified ad has reportedly announced it is shutting down operations in Nigeria and some other African countries. The workers have been...

Fortis Microfinance Bank confirms it has a big problem

Beleaguered Fortis Microfinance Bank, informed investors on Tuesday, that it is in talks with its financiers to restructure its loans and working with experts...

This Rencap report predicts boom for African economy; And they said Nigeria will lead

The Nigerian economy is on track to achieve an economic growth of 2% this year, according to latest report from Rencap. Last September, Rencap wrote...

No more 50kobo price floor from Monday; See how it affects your portfolio

On Monday, the 29th of January, the Nigerian Stock Exchange will officially yank off the 50kobo minimum floor or par value for stocks trading...

Flourmills stock; Why it’s worth N38 (42% gain from current price)

Flourmills Nigeria Plc is one of Nigeria's largest companies. The company is quoted on the Nigerian stock exchange and is also one the largest...

Mr Emefiele, It’s time to lower interest rates

The Central Bank of Nigeria increased the monetary policy rate in 2015 from 12 to 14% because it concluded that the high inflationary rate...

The Future of Africa’s Online Travel Agency; Likely mergers and acquisitions

Introduction The market was thrown into shock at the report that Nigeria’s leading online travel agency (OTA),  Wakanow, might be in some financial crises due...

These factors could lead the exchange rate to depreciate to N403/$1

Nairametrics readers and followers have sent us messages asking what we think will happen to the Naira in 2018. It's an interesting question considering...

REVIEW: Guide to the Best Mobile Banking apps in Nigeria today

You would agree that the number of Nigerians keying in to the use of mobile banking apps keeps growing by...

Nigerian cement: Three can play that game

By Rencap Our 2018 outlook for Nigerian cement is predicated on a moderate rise in cement volumes, bolstered by the recovery in the economy, and...

These Nigerian Startups may not ‘make it’ to 2019, If….

These Nigerian Startups may not 'make it' to 2019, if they don't change their business model. Disclaimer! This is not a death sentence and we do...

Scorecard of the Buhari Administration in 2017

Despite the unimpressive outing of the Buhari-led administration in 2017, there are still laudable efforts like some on-going projects which, when completed, are expected...

Vitafoam experiences third consecutive loss making year

Vitafoam Plc, has released its audited results for the 12 months ended September 2017, and they are nothing to cheer about. While revenue increased...

Agritech startups to watch in 2018

The general perception about agribusiness being a ‘dirty job’ that requires you owning and cultivating your own farm with hoes and cutlasses is gradually...

A rundown of Buhari’s economic blunders of 2017

Despite the achievements of the Buhari Presidency in securing the North East, and battling corruption, the state of the economy was kept on the...

Words of advice for Finance Forecasters in 2018

Formidable Forecasting for Finance Forecasters in 2018 Forecasting is dangerous business; was once said by many a wise philosopher a long time ago. The start...

Plan D-2023: A solution to the fuel crisis, President Buhari will like

PRESIDENT BUHARI SEIZE THE INITIATIVE! KICK-START PETROL PRICE DEREGULATION “…Nations sometimes do manage to adopt efficient institutions and achieve prosperity, but alas, these are the...

One thing the Nigerian government must do to before deregulation of petrol prices

The Case for Deregulation We probably all agree, to varying degrees, on the need for a full deregulation of the Premium Motor Spirit (popularly known...

The Problem of Free Petrol in Nigeria by Mannasseh Egedegbe

That’s right. You can actually get free petrol in Nigeria if you are lucky enough to be at a fuel station that is selling...

Nigeria’s Mutual funds hit N400b in NAV; But we noticed one worrying pattern

Fund Managers have largely missed out on stock market rally as Mutual Funds NAV hit N400 billion ...

Where are the Jobs? by Akin Oyebode

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics just published its unemployment report for Q1-Q3 2017 and as expected, it was a bloodbath. Not sure if anyone...