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Finance Minister, President Muhammadu Buhari, AFCTA

5 things Buhari’s new Finance Minister must do within 100 days

5 things @MBuhari's new Finance Minister @ZShamsuna must do within 100 days
International Breweries beer war

Beer Wars: International Breweries takes number 2 market share from Guinness Plc

Beer Wars: International Breweries takes number 2 market share from Guinness Plc
Nigeria's top 10 exports, Top trading partners

Top trading partners for Nigeria’s exports and imports in 2019

Top trading partners for Nigeria's exports and imports in 2019
Highest Paid CEOs, MTN completes listing with SEC, registers 20.3bn shares

Highest paid CEOs in Nigeria earn N5.4bn as salaries in 2018

CEO's of some of the largest publicly quoted companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange earned a whopping N5.459 billion in 2018
Finance Minister, President Muhammadu Buhari, AFCTA

$1 billion military spending shrinks Excess Crude Account to $480 million

$1billion military spending shrinks Excess Crude Account to $480 million
PFA

Ranking: Best Performing PFA’s in Nigeria as at June 2019

Thie list contains the best performing PFA's in Nigeria since the introduction of the multi-fund structure for pension funds.
Mutual Funds, debt service

Debt servicing gulps N7.04 trillion under President Buhari’s administration

Nigeria's rising debt profile is fast becoming a worrisome trend. Successive governments have, over the years, spent a large chunk of the country's revenue to service debts.
the best mobile banking apps

See the best Nigerian mobile banking apps in H1 2019

See the best Nigerian mobile banking apps in H1 2019 #Banking #Apps
Nigerian Millennials

Nigerian Millennials have figured where to invest their money

This why Nigerian Millennials will rather invest in cryptocurrency and ponzi scheme.
Cutix Plc, dividend

Company Profile: How profitable is Cutix Plc considering its dominance?

It is in this regard that Cutix Plc has been playing a major role over the past three decades, manufacturing and distributing assorted, quality cables used in the conduct of electricity across the country.
Cable TV

How Cable TV could die in Nigeria

It’s a football weekend, but something is missing. The usual deafening screams and chants have gone silent; the football viewing center in your street has been replaced by a grocery store. Not because people are no longer watching matches, but this is 2030 and no one needs Cable TV.
AfCFTA, NECA, AfCFTA National Action Committee

How AfCFTA affects every Nigerian Business

A detailed breakdown of howAfCFTA affects Nigerian businesses and the economy in general.
Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc

Focus: Is Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc still listed on the NSE?

Occasionally, some companies flout these rules and it is understandable. However, what is not understandable is when companies like Nigerian-German Chemicals Plc consistently fail to release any financial statement for four whole years.

Random RUGA stats. What is 63.81 percent?

There has been a lot of talk about RUGA recently. Apparently, there may be a National Livestock Plan driven by the Vice President’s office which is different from the RUGA initiative which was pushed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Sovereign Trust Insurance

Why Sovereign Trust Insurance’s Proposed Rights Issue Does not Make Economic Sense

Recently, Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc notified NSE  that its right issue of 4,170,411,648 ordinary shares has opened for subscription.
Uber Boat

Should Gokada be afraid as Uber launches boat service in Lagos?

US ride-hailing company, @Uber, is set to face off in stiff competition with Gokada, as it announces a plan to help Nigeria (particularly Lagos) to solve its traffic issue through the launch of boat service.
Why Airtel's IPO is not for you.

Why Airtel’s IPO is not for you.

Airtel Nigeria Ltd has opened its much awaited Initial Public Offering in Nigeria.
U.S-China Trade War

Critical times for Nigeria’s oil money as US-China trade war escalates

Global trade is currently at a standstill, as the Chinese president Xi Jinping and his U.S counterpart President Donald Trump prepare to meet at the G-20 summit in Japan this week.
Forte Oil Plc, Femi Otedola, Forte Oil to change name, Olumide Adeosun

What next for Forte Oil Plc following Prudent Energy’s takeover?

Femi Otedola's exit from the @forteoilng means Prudent Energy the new key shareholder will have to make several key decisions.
Should Gokada and Max.ng be afraid of ORide?

Should Gokada and Max.ng be afraid of ORide?

ORide is fast penetrating the market by leveraging on the N100 bonus offer to any destination of any distance within Lagos. This move has attracted the competitors’ customers, at least if not for anything, till the promo offer ends. 
Money market fund investments

INSIGHT: Why you really should consider investing in mutual fund today

A Mutual Fund is a Trust or Company that pools money from many investors and invests in a specified class of securities such as stocks, bonds, real estate or a balanced mix of asset classes.
Nigeria's healthcare sector

How Government’s under-investment is limiting growth in health sector

Despite the plethora of opportunities for health care providers and drug makers, underinvestment by the government in Nigeria's health care sector has made it difficult to attract investments.
AfCFTA

Top 10 items imported and exported from Nigeria

The latest trade data recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), contains some interesting information about the products that were imported and exported by Nigeria during the first quarter of 2019. 
galvanised sheets

Why the Nigerian Steel Industry is Crippled by Smuggling

That the Nigerian steel manufacturing sector, arguably the most critical element in the nation’s industrialisation drive, is massively threatened by smuggling and racketeering, is a development government should worry about.
Why MTN share price may have peaked

Why MTN share price may have peaked

MTN Nigeria listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the 16th of May 2019 immediately making it one of the hottest stock in the...
This report makes a case for dumping stocks in this sector

This report makes a case for dumping stocks in this sector

If you are asked to name the leading food manufacturing companies in Nigeria at the moment, chances are that you will likely list out the biggest, oldest, and quoted ones among them.
Pension contributors hit 8.5m, but statistics still show worrying signs

Pension Funds lose N60 billion to Nigerian stock market as index return 12% loss

Nigeria's Pension Fund Index closed the Month of May in negative territory posting a return of -4.12%.
SEC Hammer: Oando share price crash to 5 month low

SEC Hammer: Oando share price crash to 5 month low

Oando's share price fell 9.6% to N4.20 on Friday as news made rounds of an imminent SEC ruling.
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Find out how much fee your fund manager charges

Find out how much fee your fund manager charges
PenCom, unremitted pensions, Lagos State Pension Commission, LASPEC, Pension Fund Assets

Federal Government increases borrowing from Pension Funds

The way different people perceive and interpret the involvement of pension funds with financial products issued by the Federal Government has always been a battle of semantics or nomenclature.
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Not less than 80 Nigerians have been put in the public domain by the United States Government over fraudulent activities, the FBI termed to be one of the massive frauds that have gone down in history.
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FBI’s list of 80 Nigerians indicted for fraud : Nigerians react

Following the FBI’s release of a list containing about 80 Nigerians who were involved in a money laundering case, Nigerians have taken to social media platform, Twitter to react and express their views on the matter.