Four Charts and two theories: Explaining Nigeria’s economic dilemma

Godwin Emefiele, the usually taciturn Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), governor smugly remarked that the country could not afford an interest rate reduction because the economy was still fragile and that it was in the overall interest of Nigerians to grit their teeth, hunch their backs and generally get on with their lives, even if this was at the cost More...

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By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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The market has been on its knees, but darkness ends now…Kayode Okunola

Kayode Okunola takes his stocking broking knowledge seriously, no more so than in these times of crippling recession when listed companies seem to be dropping market values like nine pins. Nevertheless, despite More...

By Vera Olubi On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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The market has been on its knees, but darkness ends now – Kayode Okunola

Kayode Okunola takes his stocking broking knowledge seriously, no more so than in these times of crippling recession when listed companies seem to be dropping market values like nine pins. Nevertheless, despite More...

By Vera Olubi On Wednesday, August 30th, 2017
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We are all T-bill junkies now

Treasury Bills (government IOU’s) used to be obscure creatures small and fragile, hiding in the deeper recess of the economy. Indeed, as recently as the year 2000 the total value of T-Bills in issue was N898.3 More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, August 21st, 2017
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Lafarge –Africa: Jumping a ditch

TESLIM SHITTA-BEY |   With the onset of recession last year several companies got punched and bloodied none so fiercely as those in the construction sector. Between 2015 and 2017 Nigeria’s construction industry More...

By hallmarknews On Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
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Broad Street Watch: What really is Nigeria doing right?

  Teslim Shittay-Bey  | It is almost cliché that Nigeria is the sick man of Africa. All things dark and ugly have gradually found a nestling home in Africa’s largest black nation.  Ranging from bloody More...

By Vera Olubi On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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UACN: Elegy for an octopus

UACN use to be a giant. In another life it was the most highly capitalized company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), if any stock qualified to be called a blue chip UACN was the bluest of them all; but that More...

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
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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...