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Analysis of companies, stocks, investments, products and services, economy, budgets, business decisions in the Nigerian economic space.

Afromedia billboard

Company Profile: How Afromedia Plc became a shadow of itself

Outdoor advertising companies such as Afromedia Plc typically charge millions of naira just display products on billboards across Nigeria.
Real Estate in Lagos

Who is to blame for real estate scams in Lagos?

Housing is one of the basic needs of all humans. Over the years, the surge in population of the nation’s commercial centre,
Financial inclusion

Financial Inclusion: How the unbanked access financial services

Nigeria today has 21 commercial banks, 942 microfinance banks, and numerous financial technology (fintech) and mobile money operators, yet the Nigerian adult population is...
Beta Glass Plc

Focus: This company makes billions manufacturing the bottles for your drinks

Every time you sip from a bottle of cold soft drink or wine, do you ever wonder where the bottle comes from?
NSE fines

How stockbrokers are coping with a bear market

This article discusses the various strategies adopted by stockbrokers to stay afloat in a bear market that has seen the NSE All-Share index down 17.2% year to date.
Alcoholic drink

Are spirits, bitters eroding the value of beer makers? 

Alcoholic drink consumption among Nigerians is one of the common societal norms almost everyone now proudly associates with. This is because it is not forbidden,...
Ikeja City Mall, Black Friday

Black Friday: Long queues as local traders storm Ikeja City Mall

It is the season of Black Friday, where selected products are sold at ridiculously low prices.
Side Hustle Business

15 Lucrative businesses one can own as a side hustle

Many people are looking to leave their 9 to 5 job for something that feeds their passion or something that supplements income from their regular jobs.
Nigeria Breweries Plc, Guinness, International Breweries

NB Plc leads as beer makers spend N32 billion on advertising and promotion

Nigeria Breweries Plc is outspending rival brands like Guinness and International Breweries in advertising and promotions.

As oil prices tank, these portfolios could go up in smoke

During the week, US President Donald Trump tweeted,  Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was...
Lagos traffic

Crazy Lagos traffic: The good, the bad and the frustrating

Despite its status as one of the world’s megacities, Lagos suffers major infrastructural deficits. Much like the rest of the country.
CACS, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, anchor borrowers

Will the MPC raise rates this week?

MPR is the interest rate at which CBN lends to the commercial banks.
Austin Laz & Company Plc

Focus on Austin Laz & Company Plc, the jack of all trades…

Austin Laz & Company Plc's many product lines range from ice block making machines to aluminium roofing sheets and disposable plates.   
Tech Roundup

Tech roundup: Africa’s fastest train not in Nigeria

Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup brings you a compilation of the major tech events and activities that made the news. 
How young Nigerians 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. 
Hair extensions

The booming business of hair attachments

Nigeria's beauty industry has experienced impressive growth in recent years, and it is largely buoyed by patronage
Access Bank and Diamond Bank

Can Access Bank actually buy Diamond Bank? How it could happen

The banking sector was rocked by a purportedly reported that Access Bank was considering acquiring Diamond Bank Plc.
Union Dicon Salt Plc

Focus on this small-cap company and its very ‘salty’ business 

The small-cap company, with its authorised share capital of N300 million, is based in Lagos where it operates at the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Phase 2.
Money hawkers, Naira hawkers

The “illegal” business that thrives at Nigerian Owambes

Nigerians are hardworking people who also create time to unwind; this they do by hanging out with friends and families at joints after work.
Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc

FOCUS: Could this little-known oil service firm be the next big deal?

Many Nigerian oil companies and service firms have reported good results this year.
Xi Jinping and Buhari

Nigerian assets that may be taken over by China

In the past three years, Nigeria has gotten over $5 billion loan from the People’s Republic of China.
Influencer Marketing, social media influencers

Social Media Influencers are kicking out PR agencies

Meet Sola, a brand manager in a multinational PR and marketing firm which has been operating in Nigeria for over 50 years.
Naira vs dollas, IMF, Foreign Reserves, External reserves, CBN

Again, external reserves falls by $500 million in one week

CBN data reveals the nation’s external reserves fell by $500 million in the past one week.
Buhari and the Banks

As the economy splutters, banks show how to rake billions under Buharinomics

In the wake of the Soludo led bank recapitalisation drive Nigerian banks saw their balance sheet rise to N17.3 trillion.
Ekocorp Plc

Company Focus: Is Ekocorp Plc still making money in 2018?

Ekocorp Plc is one of the biggest private healthcare providers in Nigeria, and the only one listed on the NSE.

A look at projects that may suffer after Ambode’s exit – Part 2

The stage is now set as the two main parties in Lagos state, PDP and the ruling APC.

Is the naira depreciating slowly?

The Nigerian Naira has been relatively stable in relation to the US Dollar since the CBN began to defend the currency.

Buhari administration on track to double Nigeria’s fiscal deficit

Nigeria’s budget deficit is expected to rise to 2.59 trillion in 2019 according to the Federal Government’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2019 – 2021....

8.24 million Nigerian workers are registered in pension programs

More Nigerians are waking up to the need to save for the rainy day as indicated by the trends.
Naira vs dollas, IMF, Foreign Reserves, External reserves, CBN

Foreign Reserves drop by $1.1 billion in 2 weeks, now $43 billion

the external reserves currently stands at $42.92 billion as at Tuesday, October 16,