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Here're the top 10 items Nigeria imported and exported in Q1 2019

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. 
WEMPCO

Nigerian Steel Industry is getting crushed 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.
TRade

A look at Nigeria’s top ten exports in the first quarter of 2019

According to a recent data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria's total trade grew by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2019, and 7.5% relative on a year on year basis, with exports valued at N4.5 trillion.
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.
PenCom

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.
pension plans

About 160,000 more Nigerians registered to participate in Pension Plans in Q1 2019

Efforts by the National Pension Commission and other stakeholders through radio jingles and other enlightenment campaigns seem to be yielding results, as more and more Nigerians are joining the bandwagon of pension participation.
Bleach market, Hypo, Harpic products, OMO products, Jik

Hypo wipes out rivals in a market determined by price and media campaign 

The bleach category in the hygiene and households cleaning products segment has always been a monopolised market in Nigeria, with every new entrant backed by deep-pocketed investors always making the market their fortress.
MTN Nigeria

Nigerian Stock Exchange explains why you can’t buy MTN shares

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has addressed growing frustrations from retail and portfolio investors about their inability to lay their hands on MTN shares.
Breaking News, Godwin Emefiele, Senate confirms Emefiele's re-appointment for second term

BIG TROUBLE: CBN’s N650 billion ‘crisis’ explained

Last week, the Central Bank of Nigeria scrambled to respond to a leaked tape that alleged a huge fraud had occurred at the apex...
Central Bank of Nigeria

CBN blows $36 billion defending the naira in 2018, up 130% from 2017.

The Central Bank of Nigeria sold a whopping $36.6 billion in forex in 2018 according to a report released during the week on its website. This compares to $15.8 billion sold in 2017, a whopping 130% rise.
EFCC raif of MTN Nigeria

One bad info from MTN’s incredible result

Telecom Giant, MTN Nigeria, released its 2019 first quarter results ahead of its planned listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange later this week.
MTN Nigeria

How to buy MTN shares on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

It's official, Nigeria's largest GSM Company, MTN Nigeria, will be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday 16th of May 2019.
MTN listing

MTN will join these 3 stocks in the Trillion Naira Club (TNC)

As MTN prepares to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange later this week, the stock is expected to catapult straight into the trillion naira club list.
Emefiele’s reappointment

What Emefiele’s reappointment means for Nigerian economy 

What Emefiele’s reappointment means for Nigerian economy 
A Jumia warehouse, Police, Castle Logistics

Analysts declare Jumia a “fraud” sinking its share price

Analysts declare Jumia a "fraud" sinking its share price
Muhammadu Buhari

The crowding out effects of rising States’ debts: Why Nigerians should worry

The impact of government's debt size on a country's growth has been widely debated and this has generated rows among economists and policymakers.
Medview Aircraft

Medview Airline in financial trouble as Airpeace, Private Jets seize market share

It was January 2017 and one of Nigeria's leading aviation company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Medview Airlines listing on the exchange was...
Young Nigerians

Pension contributions from Nigerians under 30 dwindling at an alarming rate

Pension Fund contributors aged less than 30 years now make up a smaller number of pension contributors, going by the data released by the National Pension Commission.

Inflation rate up 207% since 2009 as bad economic policies ravages naira.

Nigeria's Consumer Price Index increased by more than 207% between 2009 and 2019 according to an analysis from Nairametrics research. Nairametrics took the difference...
As fears rise over the sustainability of America’s Social Security Fund...

As fears rise over the sustainability of America’s Social Security Fund…

The path to extinction seems to be the route on which the famous Social Security Trust Fund of America is on as at moment.
FUGAZ Banks

FUGAZ Banks gross earnings decline marginally in FY 2018

Nigeria's five largest banks made a total of N2.63 trillion as gross earnings in the 2018 financial year
Nine Nigerian youths on the 2018 Forbes' 30 under 30 Africans

Must entrepreneurs be in their twenties in order to succeed?

Nowadays, it seems like the sermon everyone is preaching is “entrepreneurs shall inherit the earth’’.
Mutual Fund fees

Is Nigeria’s mutual fund industry a duopoly dominated by two fund managers?

There is no doubt that the Nigerian mutual fund industry has come of age. Until 1991, there was no mention of mutual funds in the country.
Nigeria’s only listed waste management company serves a very specific market

Nigeria’s only listed waste management company serves a very specific market

There are firms dedicated to the managment of industrial waste. One of such is the little-known, NSE-listed The Initiates Plc.
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.
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.

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Uzoma Dozie

Podcast: Uzoma Dozie reveals his next project after Diamond Bank/Access Bank merger

@Nairametrics' @Rotankwot spoke with @Uzoma_Diamond, GMD and CEO of former Diamond bank (@access_more), at the launch of the PwC Experience centre about his future endevours.
Forte Oil Plc

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.
Femi Otedola, #10YearsChallenge

Otedola completes sale of Forte Oil, pivots fully to power generation

The share price of Forte Oil Plc opened at N32.30 per share at the Nigerian Stock Exchange yesterday up from its last week opening price of N25.75, signalling a 24.44% rise in value barely one week after the Exchange endorsed the transfer of the 75% majority equity stake in the company from its Chairman, Femi Otedola, to Prudent Energy and Services Limited in a share purchase deal.