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Dangote Cement Plc

Dangote Cement’s Q1 Result: Weak topline and higher OPEX drive weak earnings

Dangote Cement Plc has reported a marginal decrease of 0.8% y/y in revenue to N240.2bn in Q1 2019 from N242.1bn in Q1 2018.

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...
FBN Holdings, FBN Holdings Annual general Meeting, FBN General Insurance Limited CEO Bode Opadokun, FBN General Insurance Limited 2018 financial result

Quick take: Non interest income lifts FBN Holdings’ pre-tax profit marginally

FBN Holdings Plc's latest financial report for Q1 2019 showed that Interest Income grew 1% y/y to N112.0bn. 
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.
Samsung Galaxy Fold screen malfunction, Samsung launch Galaxy Fold, Foldable phones

Samsung’s N712,000 foldable ‘Galaxy Fold’ can break without falling

Dear future owners of Galaxy Fold, there is one thing you need to know before you purchase the new innovation which is valued at N720,000.
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’’.
blockchain technology

Blockchain is on its way to making the world a better place

How could blockchain technology work towards the betterment of the world as we know it? Well, let's find out by clicking the link below.
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.
Paga

Tayo Oviosu shares his entrepreneurial experience as Paga clocks 10

Tayo Oviosu, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the mobile payments company Paga, took to Twitter, yesterday, to share his entrepreneurial experience. In a question...
Sterling Bank Plc FY 2018 results

Quick Take: Sterling Bank’s earnings momentum slows on cost inefficiencies

Sterling Bank's (Sterling) FY 2018 results showed that Gross Earnings grew 14% y/y to N152.2bn, slightly below our FY 2018 estimate of N153.2bn.
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.
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.
Nigeria spent N161 billion to import used Vehicles from US in 2018

Nigerians spent N161 billion to import used Vehicles from U.S in 2018

There is the need to revive the automobile industry in Nigeria to encourage local production of vehicles in Nigeria.
Mavin Records

Mavin Records signs a new artist, few months after Kupanda partnership

Mavin Records' boss, Don Jazzy, announced via his social media pages that the label just signed its newest artist.
Central Bank of Nigeria

Will Monetary policy Committee (MPC) alter rates this week?

The CBN Monetary Policy Committee meeting commenced today, the first to be held since Nigeria's last elections. 
Treasury Bills

Yields rise as liquidity thinned in pre-MPC trading

The bond market remained scantily traded, with yields on the benchmark bonds trending higher by c.6bps as demand interests remained relatively weak.
Guinness Nigeria AGM

List of Dividends announced so far in 2018 (Updated March 25th 2019)

List of Dividends announced so far in 2018
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.
Gloopro

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.
Nigerian Pension Fund

Nigeria’s abysmal Pension System, where only 12% of workers have pension accounts

Only 8.41 million Nigerians currently contribute to the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Nigeria Weekly Update: Naira interest rate adjustment

Nigeria Weekly Update: Focus on P&ID’s threat to the Nigerian economy

Welcome to the Nigeria weekly update on treasury bills, bonds, crude prices, equities, and other macroeconomic indicators...
Why you should Naira Cost Average your Investments

Why you should Naira Cost Average your Investments

Naira Cost Averaging (NCA) is an investment technique of buying fixed amounts of a particular asset on a regular schedule, regardless of price.
Muhammadu Buhari

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.
Nigeria's GDP grows by 2.01% in Q1 2019

Nigeria could learn from Ray Dalio’s ‘How the Economic Machine Works’

When I read the book “Principles” by Ray Dalio, I immediately made a decision to adopt him as a virtual mentor.
Nigeria Weekly Update: Naira interest rate adjustment

Nigeria Weekly Update: Reporting season continues well

The reporting season for banks continues, with two high-quality banks enjoying big increases in Non-Interest Income in 2018.
licensed cars on Nigeria’s roads

Number of cars on Nigerian roads hit 11.8m in a year

Latest figures from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics have shown that there were 11.8 million licensed cars on Nigeria’s roads as at Q4 2018.

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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.