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Op-Ed: A one size fits all solution to IPOB and regional agitations in Nigeria by @chxta

Op-Ed: A one size fits all solution to IPOB and regional agitations in Nigeria by @chxta

One of the intractable challenges that Nigeria has to deal with is that we often do not properly define the scope and scale of...


Report reveals retail investors are back and mopping up stocks like ‘never before’

Report reveals retail investors are back and mopping up stocks like ‘never before’

A report by the Nigeria Stock Exchange for the month of June, 2017 revealed that retail investors’ participation surpassed that of institutional investors for...


Opinion: The Need to Stop Eating with Ten Fingers

Opinion: The Need to Stop Eating with Ten Fingers

A popular saying admonishes us not to eat with ten fingers. This axiom is not a homily about table manners. It is a metaphor...



9Mobile made N228 billion revenue in 2016 but faces a dicey future

9Mobile made N228 billion revenue in 2016 but faces a dicey future

The Central Bank Governor on Tuesday, explained for the first time why they (in conjunction with NCC) intervened in Etisalat Nigeria, now 9Mobile. According...


CBN Governor says Nigerian stock market may be in a bubble

CBN Governor says Nigerian stock market may be in a bubble

In comments that may scare the investing community, Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele said as part of yesterday Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held...


Credit to Public Sector hit all time high as borrowing spree continues

Credit to Public Sector hit all time high as borrowing spree continues

Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria reveals Nigeria’s credit to the private sector as a percentage of credit to the Federal Government is...


Nigeria’s $1M Venture Capital Fund for Nigeria’s Creative Industry: A Deconstructive Analysis

Nigeria’s $1M Venture Capital Fund for Nigeria’s Creative Industry: A Deconstructive Analysis

Money fall on you, Banana fall on you…Davido One must commend the Federal Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and its partners successfully organising...


Approaching N1 trillion, should we be worried about Lagos State’s rising debt?

Approaching N1 trillion, should we be worried about Lagos State’s rising debt?

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics reveals Lagos State is by far the most indebted state in Nigeria. The state owes about $1.3...


Worrying signs as Nigerians under 30 miss out on pension contributions

Worrying signs as Nigerians under 30 miss out on pension contributions

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) shows that about 7.5 million Nigerians contribute pensions via the Retirement Savings Account contributors scheme, under...


Nigerian Company reports 99% drop in Cocoa butter exports

Nigerian Company reports 99% drop in Cocoa butter exports

Nigeria’s sole cocoa export company trading on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange reported a 99% drop in export sales for the period...


Innoson moves into the big league with export of cars to Mali

Innoson moves into the big league with export of cars to Mali

Innoson moves into the big league with export of cars to Mali In what is a major stamp of approval for its products, Innoson...


UBA share cancellation explained….. but questions remain

UBA share cancellation explained….. but questions remain

United Bank of Africa, (UBA), announced earlier in the week that it had obtained shareholder approval to cancel over 2 billion ordinary shares held...


Genius or luck? Emefiele’s NAFEX window seems to be working

Genius or luck? Emefiele’s NAFEX window seems to be working

Stroke of genius or just...


7 ‘unexpected’ lessons learnt from the CBN FX Windows

7 ‘unexpected’ lessons learnt from the CBN FX Windows

Back in February 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria opened a window that allowed retail buyers access forex for invisible transactions, at N366. To...


In denying branding claims, Etisalat Nigeria may have dropped a hint for its new name

In denying branding claims, Etisalat Nigeria may have dropped a hint for its new name

Etisalat Nigeria has reacted to recent reports that its former UAE owner and affiliate has demanded that it stops trading under the Etisalat Brand....


A troubling pattern is emerging as CBN designates Etisalat as “systemically important telco”

A troubling pattern is emerging as CBN designates Etisalat as “systemically important telco”

The Central Bank of Nigeria earlier in the week took the reigns at embattled Etisalat, forcing a resignation of the current board and appointing...


7UP reports N10b loss and won’t pay dividends for first time in 5 years

7UP reports N10b loss and won’t pay dividends for first time in 5 years

A spike in raw materials cost has caused 7UP Nigeria Plc to record  a N10.7 billion loss before tax for the financial year ended March...


This is a copy of the FG approved National Gas Policy

This is a copy of the FG approved National Gas Policy

Last week the Federal Government approved the new National Gas Policy. The new Gas Policy’s main objectives is to transform Nigeria from a crude oil...


Did MTN just drop hint of an impending IPO in Nigeria?

Did MTN just drop hint of an impending IPO in Nigeria?

MTN Nigeria’s planned listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)may open a new chapter in the Nigerian capital market. Nigeria and Africa’s largest GSM...


Twitter Nigeria erupts with tales of woe about the Nigerian Stock Market

Twitter Nigeria erupts with tales of woe about the Nigerian Stock Market

A thread started by Nairametrics founder Ugo Obi-chukwu @ugodre erupted into a tale of bitter stories about experiences of Nigerians investing in the Nigerian...


This is a comprehensive report on the state of African Hotel market

This is a comprehensive report on the state of African Hotel market

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 per cent increase in 2017,...


Are foreign investors avoiding Nigeria’s hotel sector?

Are foreign investors avoiding Nigeria’s hotel sector?

Recent reports of a “crash” in foreign investments into Nigeria’s hotel sector are rather wide of the mark. Here is why; A general decline...


PWC, KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte earn N 6.4 billion in audit fees from Nigeria’s biggest companies

PWC, KPMG, E&Y, Deloitte earn N 6.4 billion in audit fees from Nigeria’s biggest companies

Data from some of the biggest quoted companies by market capitalization in Nigeria reveals the big 4 audit firms earned a whopping N6.4 billion in...


Official: Nigeria’s consumer spending tops  N11.3 trillion in the 3rd quarter of 2016

Official: Nigeria’s consumer spending tops N11.3 trillion in the 3rd quarter of 2016

Data from the National Bureau of Statistics show Nigerians spent a N11.3 trillion in the third quarter of 2016 as household consumption expenditure. This...


Likely effect of an Etisalat solvency on the profits of these banks

Likely effect of an Etisalat solvency on the profits of these banks

Summary: An equivalent of 49% of the profits made by Fidelity Bank in 2016 could be lost Access Bank could lose an equivalent of...


An independent assessment of Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business activities by @yomitheprof

An independent assessment of Nigeria’s Ease of Doing Business activities by @yomitheprof

On campus students have several strategies for academic success. For subjects that are easy to read, understand and pass, they may approach the examination...


Ten things we learnt from the 2017 National Assembly Budget by @BudgIT

Ten things we learnt from the 2017 National Assembly Budget by @BudgIT

It’s over! The era of secrecy surrounding the details of budgetary allocations to the National Assembly is now well and truly over. The four-year-old...


Nigeria: Time to change the old order of economic thinking around education

Nigeria: Time to change the old order of economic thinking around education

Nairametrics| 2017 is proving to be an interesting year for Nigeria. The headwind that seemingly cast the economy into the dark hole of the...


THE CREDIT CRUNCH: A Study On Financial Literacy in Nigeria

THE CREDIT CRUNCH: A Study On Financial Literacy in Nigeria

Nigeria is an entrepreneurial economy with an estimated 37 million micro-, small-, and medium-sized companies in the country, and their contribution to economic growth...


The Evolution Of Virtual Cards In Emerging Markets

The Evolution Of Virtual Cards In Emerging Markets

The global arena’s focus for financial trading has always been on those with top-end earning potential. While a lucrative market to date, no doubt,...