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

International Women’s Day, Only these 6 countries treat men and women equally in the world

Only 6 countries treat men and women equally in the world

From pre-colonial days to the current century, the role and status of Nigerian women have continued to evolve in Nigeria.
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.
Elections postponement, Nigeria's GDP, 2018 GDP

Nigeria’s exports rose to a 6 year high in 2018

The value of Nigeria’s exports hit the ₦19 trillion mark in 2018. This is reflected in the report of foreign trade statistics (fourth quarter)...
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.
Nigeria's Petrol import hits 20.14 billion litres 5-year high in 2018, as Diesel decline

FG to pay ₦39.9 billion monthly Subsidy as Petroleum Import declines

The importation of refined petroleum products will decline in March 2019, even as Nigerians consume an average of 53.2m litres of PMS daily.
Latest PMI shows Manufacturing sector expands for the 23rd consecutive month

Latest PMI shows manufacturing sector expanded for the 23rd consecutive month

The manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the month of February indicates that Nigeria's manufacturing sector expands
Central Bank Continues intervention in Forex market to stabilize Naira

CBN’s intervention in FX market hit $39 billion in 2018

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)stabilized the Naira in 2018 by injecting $39.9 billion into the foreign exchange market (Forex). This is according to the...
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC's cuts

America’s Trump is once again ‘messing’ with crude prices

Donald Trump called on OPEC to lower oil prices because the world cannot handle a hike.
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.
Nigeria's Value Added Tax (VAT) inches up to ₦1.108 trillion in 2018

Nigeria’s Value Added Tax (VAT) inches up to ₦1.108 trillion in 2018

Nigeria's Value Added Tax (VAT) increased to ₦1.108 trillion in 2018 from ₦972.3 billion recorded in 2017. This is contained in the National Bureau of...
Transactions on e-Payment Platforms in Nigeria increases to ₦138.67 trillion

E payment transactions rise by 32% in 2018

The report on data for Electronic Payment (E-payment) Channels in the Nigeria Banking Sector has been released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS)....
Nigerian youths job dilemma

Nigerian graduates face further dilemma as 43% of Bank employees now contract staff

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), yesterday, released the report for selected banking sector data for the last quarter of 2018. A section of the...
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.
Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance

FAAC disbursement drops by 25.2% in January

The National Bureau of Statistics has released the report for the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursements, covering January 2019. The report shows that the...
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.
Nigeria weekly update: Nigeria's corruption index score

Nigeria weekly update: Nigeria’s corruption index score

In the run-up to general elections in two weeks' time, the subject of corruption comes up a lot in the press. Transparency International recently...
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.
Customer service, customer satisfaction, brand loyalty

why customer service is the new marketing strategy for your brand

All these companies pay out for customer service because they believe that it pays off. And it does.
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...


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.