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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.
Naira free float, Central Bank of Nigeria, Emefiele replies Atiku, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Analysts

Nigeria’s Naira: To float or not to float

The presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar recently advocated for the floating of the Nigerian currency, the Naira.
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.
World Bank

Time for A Nigerian To Preside Over the World Bank

Nigeria has been known all over the world for various reasons, the good, the bad and at times, the ugly.

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.
Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria investment outlook - Lafarge rights issue

4 things to consider about the Lafarge Africa rights issue

Following the consolidation of Lafarge’s operations in Nigeria and South Africa, the company has reported negative earnings.
9mobile court case. Investors sue 9mobile, Owners of 9mobile, Teleology, 9mobile, KPI, NCC, CBN

What Teleology Nigeria must do to save 9mobile

This article seeks to highlight five areas of 9Mobile's business that will require urgent attention to turn the network's fortunes around in the shortest time possible.
Lafarge Africa Plc, Nigeria investment outlook - Lafarge rights issue

Nigeria’s investment outlook and Lafarge’s rights issue

In 2018, from Nigeria’s perspective, three important dynamics started to shape the investment outlook for 2019.
How much Zenith Bank and GTBank made from e-business in 2018

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.
NNPC petroleum importation December 2019 deadline

NNPC set to meet December 2019 deadline on petroleum product importation

NNPC was created by the merger of NNOC and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources in accordance to decree 33 of 1977.

Have you prepared your 2019 budget yet?

Budgeting is the process of creating and following an explicit plan for spending and investing the resources available to you.
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, International Women's Day

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.
Photo by Olga DeLawrence on Unsplash

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, International Women's Day

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.
Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria, SEC might nullify Access Bank and Diamond Bank merger, 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.


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.