New banks fight for survival 

By Okey Onyenweaku A clutch of new financial institutions are beginning to slowly appear on Nigeria’s banking scene as the once fragile economy wriggles out of a recession that held sway between the middle of 2015 and the second quarter of 2017. The renewed institutional confidence in the economy (which has grown more recently at 1.5 per cent) and More...

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By Felix OLOYEDE On Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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Ambode 2019: The godfather’s revolt

Governor Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode By OBINNA EZUGWU As uncertainty continues to hover around the second term bid of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, following an alleged plot by the state’s political More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Chinese invasion exposes Nigeria’s debt crisis

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping By TESLIM SHITTA-BEY Nigeria’s rambling debt stock continues to raise doubts amongst analysts about the African nation’s financial health. More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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UBA leads pan-African banking

Kennedy Uzoka, GMD, UBA By OKEY ONYENWEAKU Despite recent bleak pictures painted about the Nigerian Economy by international organisations, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) has kept a firm focus on building up its More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Adeosun: Adeosun’s honourable exit

Kemi Adeosun, former Finance Minister By OBINNA EZUGWU Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, it was reported, who submitted her resignation letter last week following lingering controversies about her National More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Osun 2018: Five giants fight over Aregbesola’s office

The main contestants in Osun State governorship election. Picture credit: The Punch OLUSESAN LAOYE As the governorship election in Osun State comes up on Saturday, the parties and their candidates have intensified More...

By Felix OLOYEDE On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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By Felix OLOYEDE On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Afreximbank seeks to bolster African trade with $850m Chinese loan

Prof. Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank President African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has promised to leverage on the $850 million in financing facilities being made available by two Chinese financial institutions More...

By Olaolu Ayoola On Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
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Editorial: Lagos 2019: The case for Ambode

As far as governance goes Lagos, the smallest state in Nigeria, has had the good fortune of being the general icing on a politically tasteless cake. Since 1999 the state has had a decidedly uncommon strand of leadership. More...