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

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.
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Tracker: Nigeria’s External Reserve now at $43.08billion as at 20th December 2018

Nigeria's External Reserve was $43,084,864,561 as at December 20th, 2018.
Access Merger deal

Access buys Diamond for its Carats

Whilst the press release describe this transaction as a merger, it is rather clear that Access is buying Diamond. However, what is still not clear to me is, who really got the better deal.
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
Nigerian healthcare system

A Glance at the HealthTech and Healthcare startup space in Nigeria

It almost goes without saying that, the Nigerian healthcare system is in an abysmal state. 
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.

Using Moving Averages as Trading Strategy

A lot of investors do not have a trading strategy, therefore, lacking in entry and exit strategies. Such traders are those most affected whenever there is crisis in the market.
Red Star Express Plc

Focus on the opportunities and competition this logistics firm faces this season

For many years, Red Star Express Plc has been facilitating the overall business/commercial activities in the country and other countries.
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...
Nigerian American Business Forum, Nigerian Banks and corruption, CMB economic outlook for 2019, Nigerian Pension Fund, Non-Performing Loans, Inflation, Unemployment, CBN, Naira

Nigeria leads Africa in Non-Performing Loans

A non-performing loan (NPL) is a loan that is several months overdue or in default.
Understanding the dynamics of Interest rates on loan

Understanding the dynamics of Interest rates on loan

One important issue when giving out loans that cannot be overemphasised is the issue of interest rate.
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.
FSDH Merchant Bank Ltd, Inflation rate, private sector loans, NBS

How to standout in a saturated market

Saturated markets are everywhere. A saturated market is an active market.
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.
Instgram Vendors

Instagram vendors and the dilemma of ‘No Refunds’

while sellers are expected to deliver goods that are not fundamentally defective, buyers are also expected to manage their expectations.
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,...
Ikeja City Mall, Black Friday

Black Friday: Long queues as local traders storm Ikeja City Mall

It is the season of Black Friday, where selected products are sold at ridiculously low prices.

Focus on CAP Plc: Painting Nigeria since 1957 

This week's Nairametrics company focus, Chemical and Allied Products Plc, is one of the biggest paint manufacturers in Nigeria.
Side Hustle Business

15 Lucrative businesses one can own as a side hustle

Many people are looking to leave their 9 to 5 job for something that feeds their passion or something that supplements income from their regular jobs.
Nigeria Breweries Plc, Guinness, International Breweries

NB Plc leads as beer makers spend N32 billion on advertising and promotion

Nigeria Breweries Plc is outspending rival brands like Guinness and International Breweries in advertising and promotions.

As oil prices tank, these portfolios could go up in smoke

During the week, US President Donald Trump tweeted,  Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was...
Lagos traffic

Crazy Lagos traffic: The good, the bad and the frustrating

Despite its status as one of the world’s megacities, Lagos suffers major infrastructural deficits. Much like the rest of the country.
Central Bank of Nigeria, Emefiele replies Atiku

Will the MPC raise rates this week?

MPR is the interest rate at which CBN lends to the commercial banks.
Austin Laz & Company Plc

Focus on Austin Laz & Company Plc, the jack of all trades…

Austin Laz & Company Plc's many product lines range from ice block making machines to aluminium roofing sheets and disposable plates.