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

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

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 reacts to publications about FIRS' shut down of its premises

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.
Household Survey: Good times for Nigerian as Food Prices witness drop

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.

Fintech companies to watch out for in 2019  

The disruption fintechs have brought about is certainly undeniable, even as their effectiveness is one of the qualities that have distinguished them.
Rak Unity Petroleum Company Plc

Focus: This small-cap oil company is seriously lagging behind 

The company's major shareholder owns about 85% of the shares, leaving the rest with a paltry 15% and an almost non-existent liquidity.
Nigerian under 40 CEOs, Jason Njoku, Linda Ikeji, Ola Brown Orekunrin, Adeniyi Makanjuola, Odunayo Eweniyi

Nigerian under 40 CEOs to look out for in 2019

Meet the Nigerian under 40 CEOs who have been executing their great visions, and whose excellence in 2019 cannot be questioned.
digital payment systems in Nigeria

Nigerians are falling More in Love with Digital Payment Systems

The use of cash and cheques are becoming a thing of the past in Nigeria.
About McNichols Plc

Can this little known FMCG player ever compete with the big names?

Happy New Year and welcome back to Nairametrics’ company focus. It’s early January 2019, and as always, the business environment is trying to pick...
Cinema in Nigeria, Nollywood movies

Nigerians spent over N600 million at the cinemas in December 2018

Nigerians may have an immense love for the cinemas, going by statistics from the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) website.
business lessons

Don’t start work in 2019 without noting these important lessons

2018 — another year has gone by. The seconds have ticked into minutes, and minutes rolled into hours, and hours to days, days turn to months, and this year is finally at its end.
Nigerian musicians, burna boy, wizkid, davido

Nigerian musicians make over N1 billion in December EOYP 

As corporate Nigeria ushers in 2019, it’s back to business in earnest. In an election year full of uncertainty.
Diamondxtra, Access Diamond merger, Diamond Bank, Access Bank, Consolidation, Merger, Shareholders

Is this proof that Access and Diamond Bank broke the disclosure rules?

Diamond Bank and Access Bank were expected to inform shareholders and the investing community about this transaction considering that rumours had started circling.
Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria investment outlook - Lafarge rights issue

This is why you should think twice before subscribing to Lafarge Africa Plc rights...

Following Lafarge Africa Plc’s notification to the Nigerian Stock Exchange of the clearance by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to open its announced N89.2 billion Rights Issue
Diamondxtra, Access Diamond merger, Diamond Bank, Access Bank, Consolidation, Merger, Shareholders

How Nigerians reacted to Diamond Bank’s potential merger with Access Bank Plc

Nigerians have reacted to the impending merger/acquisitio of Diamond Bank Plc by Access Bank Plc.
Access Bank and Diamond Bank

Why Access Bank is acquiring Diamond Bank

Nairametrics confirms that a merger deal between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank will be announced on or before Close of Business Monday, December...
How would you spend your Xmas bonus?

How would you spend your Xmas bonus?

Nairametrics samples opinions from different Nigerians, and then suggests how one can spend an Xmas bonus.
FSDH Merchant Bank Ltd, Inflation rate, private sector loans, NBS

Nigerian banks and the under utilisation of human resources

Nigeria is a country blessed with abundant supply of human resources. Unofficially, there are upward of 200 million people in Nigeria.
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?
Goldlink Insurance Plc, Free float deficient companies

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,...