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Access Bank Plc holds Signing Ceremony for N15 Billion Green Bond Issuance

EXPLAINED: What Access Bank and Diamond Bank merger means for shareholders

Very recently a high court sitting in Lagos State sanctioned the merger between Access and Diamond banks. The court sanction, more or less, put...
Proposed NHF Law takes a twist, as top Nigerian experts differ on its impact

NHF Bill: Experts differ on implications for the economy

Nigeria's housing sector has been characterized by a housing deficit estimated at 18 million units.
Blue BRT Takeover: How Primero is transforming Nigeria’s transportation system

Blue BRT Takeover: How Primero is transforming Nigeria’s transportation system

Three years ago, Primero came onboard with its blue BRT buses and changed the transportation game.
Diamondxtra, Access Diamond merger, Diamond Bank, Access Bank, Consolidation, Merger, Shareholders, International Women's Day

How to protect your deposits during a bank merger or acquisition

Upon hearing that the bank you do all your monetary transactions with is being acquired by or merging with another bank, your first thought goes to your money.

Focus on this IT firm, its glorious days and rough patches

CWG Plc is segmented into five core areas which include: IT infrastructure services, communications, software solutions, wtc
Shoprite, SPAR International, Supermarkets chains, Growth outlook

Superstores in Nigeria: Can SPAR and Shoprite’s business models keep them afloat?

The two superstores worthy of note in Nigeria are Shoprite and SPAR.
National Housing Fund

P&ID’s Hedge Fund purchase underscores fiscal and monetary risks to Nigeria

The Nigerian Government could be forced to pay the company, P&ID, US$9.0 billion, or otherwise face freezing of US dollars.

Visionscape Municipality Bond default and the need for credit default Swaps

Municipality Waste Management Contractors Limited, promoted by Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Limited, has failed to pay the N4.5 billion coupon interest
Visionscape Municipality Bond Default: An indictment on credit rating agencies?

Visionscape Municipality Bond Default Explained

Last week, reports confirmed that a subsidiary of Visionscape Sanitations Solutions Limited may have defaulted on N4.5bn coupon payment due on March 4th.
Live and work in Canada

How to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency from Nigeria on Your Own

We live in a world where we have many more opportunities today than we did yesterday. So many people can move, travel and build...
Day-light robbery behind Apapa gridlock

Day-light robbery behind Apapa gridlock

What used to be a friendly gesture has now metamorphosed into daylight robbery.
Visionscape Municipality Bond Default Explained

FOCUS: These companies aren’t generating wealth for shareholders

There are more than a hundred companies whose securities are listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. But not all of them generate wealth for investors.
Naira Exchange rate under Buhari, Implication of APC victory, Buhari Valentine's Day Speech, Nigerian Election, Nigeria Election and GDP, Nigerian GDP

“Worst is behind us” Research sees improving economy under Buhari second term

If external shocks in the coming period 2019-23 are not as great as those during 2015-19, then the nascent economic recovery might give this administration an opportunity to address pressing domestic issues.
2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar

6 quick wins for an Atiku presidency

The winner of Nigeria’s most contested election is set to be announced by Tuesday the 26th of February 2019.
Evans Medical Plc Employees

How much longer would this pharmaceutical company remain listed on the NSE?

Some companies continually disobey the rules, and one of them is Evans Medical Plc, Nairametrics’ company focus for the week.
Nigeria's 2019 presidential election, Atiku vs Buhari, Nigeria's 2019 election

Who becomes Nigeria’s next “CEO” after this weekend?

After a controversial one week delay, Nigeria's 2019 elections will finally commence tomorrow as the people elect their next president.
Social intervention programme, SIP, Tradermoni, Farmer Moni, Market Moni

How well has President Buhari delivered on his empowerment promises?

This is arguably the first time that the Federal Government is involving the very bottom of Nigeria’s economic pyramid.
about 11 Plc

FOCUS: How this oil company went from popular to ‘unfamiliar’

It is not all the time that companies decide to change their names. And whenever they do, it is usually for important reasons...
2019 Nigeria Elections, Elections postponement

Counting the cost of the Election postponement

We calculated Nigeria’s losses at $2.23 billion, which is not beans.
FSDH Merchant Bank Ltd, Inflation rate, private sector loans, NBS

INEC’s shift of the 2019 elections may have cost Nigerians over N500 billion

Kelechi and Ifeoma had fixed their wedding for Saturday, February  23, 2019, six months ago. They had toiled all through last year to raise...
Macroeconomic data that should have decided 2019 elections

Macroeconomic data that should have decided 2019 elections

Nigerians go to the polls on the 16th of February 2019 in what most analysts view as the most contested election in the history of Nigeria.
Nigeria's 2019 presidential election, Atiku vs Buhari, Nigeria's 2019 election

Whoever wins Saturday’s election has their job cut out for them

The most important presidential election in Africa in 2019 is finally about to happen. And as expected, many people are agitated.
Elections postponement, Nigeria's GDP, 2018 GDP

Is the GDP appropriate as an indicator of Nigeria’s economic progress?

A quick glance at the GDP data revealed that Nigerian GDP hits $417.1 billion in 2018, as against $375.8 billion in 2017.
Capital Hotels Plc - FOCUS: This hospitality company’s finances suffered recently

FOCUS: This hospitality company’s finances suffered recently

Despite the vibrant nature of the Nigerian industry, only a few of the players are prominent. One of them is our company focus this week.
Minimising foreign exchange risks for your transfers

Minimising foreign exchange risks for your transfers

Before transferring that money, there may be need to look for ways to manage or minimise the attendant risks and costs.
Meyer plc appoints Devashish Nath

Focus: This old paint company is struggling to remain king

There are about five paint manufacturing companies that are currently listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Stock investing

Why I lost money investing in stocks [lessons I learnt]

I started investing in stocks in 2008, when I was in my final year and I remember vividly how bullish the market was then.
prices of major goods

Household Survey: Good times for Nigerian as Food Prices record drop

House hold food prices drastically fell in some of the major markets in Lagos, according to data tracked by Nairametrics...
Tantalizers Plc

The NSE’s only listed fast food company has been struggling

Tantalizers Plc is a Nigerian fast food company which has more than sixty outlets located across major cities in the country.
Facebook ads, small businesses in Nigeria

Facebook’s new policy on political ads and threat to SMEs in Nigeria

From late January to early March 2019, it’s no longer going to be business as usual for Nigeria’s small and medium scale enterprises that depend on digital platform like Facebook to run promotion and create awareness for their products and services to prospective customers not within their immediate environment.


Application for Canadian Permanent Residency hits 27900

Applications for Canadian Permanent Residency hit 27,900 in 4 months

According to the April edition of the Canadian Immigration Newsletter, Canada has issued a total of 27,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates so far in 2019. 
Canadian permanent residency

Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry Candidates to apply for PR in its April draw

Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR) in a new draw held on April 17. This is contained in the country's recently released monthly newsletter.

GTBank holds 2019 AGM in Lagos to discuss important company matters

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc held its 29th  annual general meeting (AGM)  in Lagos, yesterday, to deliberated on a number of important issues.