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Tech Roundup

Tech roundup: Africa’s fastest train not in Nigeria

Nairametrics’ weekly tech news roundup brings you a compilation of the major tech events and activities that made the news. 
How young Nigerians invest

Exclusive: A look at how young Nigerians invest their money nowadays 

As his phone finally buzzed with the notification of his salary payment, John pondered whether to stick to his investment plans or cheat for the last time. 

Investment options for the salary earners

Since salary is assumed to be the only source of income for the salaried, it is advisable that such an individual fortify himself financially before investing.
Hair extensions

The booming business of hair attachments

Nigeria's beauty industry has experienced impressive growth in recent years, and it is largely buoyed by patronage
Customer service, customer satisfaction, brand loyalty

How to convert customers’ feedback into actionable business decision

Business owners are often tasked with managing countless customer requests. They should also be keenly aware that they need not allow their business plans to be driven solely by these requests.
Access Bank and Diamond Bank

Can Access Bank actually buy Diamond Bank? How it could happen

The banking sector was rocked by a purportedly reported that Access Bank was considering acquiring Diamond Bank Plc.
Union Dicon Salt Plc

Focus on this small-cap company and its very ‘salty’ business 

The small-cap company, with its authorised share capital of N300 million, is based in Lagos where it operates at the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Phase 2.

Taxing Nigeria’s fledgling economy: between tax penetration and economic recovery (1)

Nigeria has rolled out another tax amnesty scheme. Backed by Presidential Executive Order No 8 signed on 8 October 2018, Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization Scheme (VOARS) became the latest effort at combating money laundering and tax evasion.
Money hawkers, Naira hawkers

The “illegal” business that thrives at Nigerian Owambes

Nigerians are hardworking people who also create time to unwind; this they do by hanging out with friends and families at joints after work.
Global Spectrum Energy Services Plc

FOCUS: Could this little-known oil service firm be the next big deal?

Many Nigerian oil companies and service firms have reported good results this year.
Nigerian People

World Bank doing business report 2019: Nigeria records mixed fortunes

The World Bank Group (World Bank) on Wednesday, 31 October 2018, published it’s 2019 Doing Business Report (the Report). This latest report sees Nigeria ranking 146 out of 190 countries on the ease of doing business index, a drop by one place from 2018 ranking of 145.
Xi Jinping and Buhari

Nigerian assets that may be taken over by China

In the past three years, Nigeria has gotten over $5 billion loan from the People’s Republic of China.
Treasury Bills or Commercial Papers

Should I invest in Treasury Bills or Commercial Papers?

Investing in the capital market, like most productive endeavors in life, presents with choices.
Top 10 stockbrokers of 2018, Nigerian Stock Exchange - nairametrics, stock market

Daily update on Treasury Bills, Bonds, Forex, oil price and more

Daily performance of major economic indicators and highlights from trading sessions and key statistics such as Treasury Bills, bonds, Forex
Influencer Marketing, social media influencers

Social Media Influencers are kicking out PR agencies

Meet Sola, a brand manager in a multinational PR and marketing firm which has been operating in Nigeria for over 50 years.
Central Bank of Nigeria, Foreign exchange market, Naira vs dollas, IMF, Foreign Reserves, External reserves, CBN

Again, external reserves falls by $500 million in one week

CBN data reveals the nation’s external reserves fell by $500 million in the past one week.
GENCOS, Electricity, Power plant

Power generation drops, as GENCOs now operate below capacity

The total power generation in Nigeria has been moving between 3,000 megawatts and 3,500 megawatts in the last few months.
Buhari and the Banks

As the economy splutters, banks show how to rake billions under Buharinomics

In the wake of the Soludo led bank recapitalisation drive Nigerian banks saw their balance sheet rise to N17.3 trillion.
Customer service, customer satisfaction, brand loyalty

How to keep your customers coming back

On average, your loyal customers are worth up to 10 times as much as their first purchase.
Ekocorp Plc

Company Focus: Is Ekocorp Plc still making money in 2018?

Ekocorp Plc is one of the biggest private healthcare providers in Nigeria, and the only one listed on the NSE.

Why Nigeria is in deep revenue problem, despite rise in oil price

For every litre of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) consumed in Nigeria, Akabueze confirmed that the nation spends N55 to subsidise the fuel through the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

A look at projects that may suffer after Ambode’s exit – Part 2

The stage is now set as the two main parties in Lagos state, PDP and the ruling APC.

Is the naira depreciating slowly?

The Nigerian Naira has been relatively stable in relation to the US Dollar since the CBN began to defend the currency.
New Minimum Wage

Executive order 6: How FG plans to implement VOARS

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN), on 8 October 2018 (Effective Date), issued Executive Order 008 (Order), backing the implementation of the Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularisation Scheme (VOARS or the Scheme).

Buhari administration on track to double Nigeria’s fiscal deficit

Nigeria’s budget deficit is expected to rise to 2.59 trillion in 2019 according to the Federal Government’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2019 – 2021....
Market insight

Market/Economic Insight: The Weekly Brief (October 15th – 19th 2018)

The performance of the Nigerian Equity Market remained bullish last week with the index (NSE ASI) up by 1.19% WTD to close at an index level of 32,841.98 and Market capitalization of N11.99trillion.
PENCOM, Pension Funds

8.24 million Nigerian workers are registered in pension programs

More Nigerians are waking up to the need to save for the rainy day as indicated by the trends.
Financial Inclusion, Bank Verification Number

How CBN has been lagging on its own financial inclusion drive

Data suggests that CBN has been lagging in its drive to achieve 80% financial inclusion in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari

FG tightens economy, proposes N8.6tn budget in 2019

the nation is targeting a tighter fiscal plan for the economy by projecting a budget of N8.6 trillion in the next fiscal year -2019.
Central Bank of Nigeria, Foreign exchange market, Naira vs dollas, IMF, Foreign Reserves, External reserves, CBN

Foreign Reserves drop by $1.1 billion in 2 weeks, now $43 billion

the external reserves currently stands at $42.92 billion as at Tuesday, October 16,