Broad street Watch – UACN: Elegy for an octopus

By TESLIM SHITTA-BEY  | In the last two decade the company has unraveled like a poorly baked loaf of bread by plunging into a place reserved for corporate grandees and ancient marinas. Thankfully, however, in the last few months something seems to be stirring in the old giant bones as its half year result (H1) for 2017 seems to suggest that there is More...

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Nigeria's Finance Minister by AbdulRicho 2017
By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 31st, 2017
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Nigeria’s economic policy jam

Two things are clear about Nigeria’s fiscal and monetary policy options in 2017, one is that there are no easy choices and two; the choices available would require spandex tight collaboration between the fiscal More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 17th, 2017

SEC and its Renegades

Few feel comfortable with big brother (or perhaps big sister?) breathing down the neckline of their Curtis & Hawke shirts or Versace skirt suites. The experience could be disorienting. Apart from the considerable More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 10th, 2017
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Economy’s Half year heart beat

TESLIM SHITTA-BEY |   This is a great time to take a second look at your shareholdings. How many shares do you own? In what companies? For how long have you held the shares? What do you know about the company, More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Wanted: Shareholder Activism

Markets are like colonies of ants each ant milling around busy at its own unique orgy of activity. The sum of all ant activities gives life, vigour and purpose to the commune as a whole. The communes balance rests More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, July 2nd, 2017


The problem with the preparation of the national budget is like a bad coin that refuses to go away. When after so much delay the Acting President eventually signed the Budget, it was clear to those who had discernment More...

By hallmarknews On Friday, October 28th, 2016

How the Current Cocaine Drug Trade Is Affecting West Africa

Story by Sharon Therien  | There is a long history of illegal cocaine moving from South and Central America to North America, yet within the last couple of decades, the trade has at least in part been shifting More...

By Prince Emeka Obasi On Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Why I apologized to Ojo Maduekwe

On January 1st this year a shrill telephone call woke me from sleep. In the past, New Year morning naps used to be a lengthy affair for me. I would have kept vigil on the New Year eve, reveling in the giddy atmosphere More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Buhari, so what has changed?

By PRINCE EMEKA OBASI   In less than a week, it will be one full year since the President came to office on a platform of change. Whereas one year is a very short time in the life of any nation; in politics More...