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First Aluminium Nigeria Plc

Company Profile: Is First Aluminium still “the first”?

One company is credited for pioneering the aluminium roofing sheet movement in Nigeria, and it is aptly named First Aluminium Nigeria Plc.

Visionscape Municipality Bond default and the need for credit default Swaps

Municipality Waste Management Contractors Limited, promoted by Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Limited, has failed to pay the N4.5 billion coupon interest
Visionscape Municipality Bond Default: An indictment on credit rating agencies?

Visionscape Municipality Bond Default Explained

Last week, reports confirmed that a subsidiary of Visionscape Sanitations Solutions Limited may have defaulted on N4.5bn coupon payment due on March 4th.
the Max Yield Savings Account

Stanbic IBTC FY 2018 results: Strong profitability and growth in several key areas

Stanbic IBTC released its FY 2018 results today and, at least in terms of loan growth and Net profits, the report looks stellar. Net...
the Nigerian telecoms sector - cyber-crime control

Boost for Nigeria’s economy as Mobile Internet Subscribers hit 113.9m

Mobile Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 113.9 million in January 2019, data from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed.
Live and work in Canada

How to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residency from Nigeria on Your Own

We live in a world where we have many more opportunities today than we did yesterday. So many people can move, travel and build...
Nigerians hit with over 60% delayed and cancelled domestic flights in 2018

Nigerians hit with over 60% delayed and cancelled domestic flights in 2018

No fewer than 36,350 cases of delayed flights were recorded in 2018 from domestic airlines operating in Nigeria, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority said.
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.
Treasury Bills

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)...
Nigerians are responsible for rising unemployment and economic woes-Buhari

“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 expansion, despite slow growth in Manufacturing sector

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)....
Contract staffing in Nigeria Banks

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.
FAAC disbursed N617billions in April, as South-South scoop N72billions

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.


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.