Investors sustain appetite for FGN bonds

In spite of the prevailing tight liquidity experienced in the financial market, investors have continued to show strong appetite for the FGN Bonds offered by the Debt Management Office (DMO) At the FGN bond auction held on Wednesday, the DMO issued N59.53 billion bonds for the three tenors offered to various investors, with N40 billion […]

Trump heaps pressure on Fed and its chairman Powell to cut rates

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued to pressure the Federal Reserve and the central bank’s chairman to lower interest rates, saying its policies were hampering U.S. growth and reducing the country’s ability to compete economically. “Doing great with China and other Trade Deals. The only problem we have is Jay Powell and the Fed. He’s […]

Humbled Deutsche Bank faces battle in its own backyard

Online retailer Zalando is just the kind of fast-growing German business with foreign expansion plans that Deutsche Bank chief executive Christian Sewing needs to help drive the struggling lender’s recovery. In an attempt to draw a line under years of scandals and heavy losses, Sewing is pulling back from investment banking and rebuilding Deutsche Bank’s […]

Money laundering: FATF to screen banks, BDC, others

The global body that sets standard for anti money laundering (AML/CFT) efforts, the Financial Action Task Force team, will assess banks and other financial institutions’ compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of terrorism measures. The team also plans to carry out checks at the branches of selected banks and Bureau De Change offices […]

Naira exchanges at N359 to dollar at parallel market

The naira on Monday traded at N358.6 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos. The pound sterling and the euro closed at N445 and N396, respectively. At the bureau de change segment, the naira was sold at N358.6, while the pound sterling and the euro closed at N445 and N396, respectively. Trading at […]

Fayemi mulls listing Ekiti State’s health, knowledge and tourism assets

…as brokerage community urges synergy between state spending and private capital Olukayode Fayemi, the executive governor of Ekiti State has hinted on the possibility of offering the state’s tourism, health and knowledge assets for investment from the public through Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). The governor was at the Exchange last weekend, for dual purposes, which […]

FG to auction N145bn long term bonds at 14%

The Debt Management Office (DMO) will offer a 5, 10 and 30 year bond totalling N145 billion at 12.7 percent, 14.5 percent and 14.8 percent interest rates respectively. A publication by the Debt Management Office (DMO) showed the breakdown of the N145bn bond include a N40bn 5-year reopening bond that would mature in April 2023; […]

90% of Nigeria’s 10m elderly persons live without pension support

About 90 percent of Nigerians aged 60 years and above live either with irregular pension or without pension support. In Nigeria, all citizens over the age of 60 years are classified as elderly and due for retirement in both the public and private sectors with few exceptions. The National Population Commission (NPC) estimated that in […]

Moody’s: Nigeria has less flexibility to cut spending


While most Sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns plan to consolidate their budgets to stabilise debt, they are now more vulnerable to potential negative economic and financing crisis because they are in a weaker fiscal position than five years ago, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report Thursday. The report which analysed the situation in some African […]

UBA in headline partnership with LCCI for 2019 Lagos international trade fair

… offers SME business customers 20% registration discount United Bank for Africa, which has the subrequet Africa’s global bank, is headlining this year’s Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) organised Lagos International Trade Fair as principal partner, it emerged Thursday. Between November 1 and 10th, when the 33rd edition of the fair is expected […]