FirstBank obtains approval to redeem $300m bond

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First Bank Nigeria Plc., have announced payment to bondholders in a bid to redeem its $300 million 8.25 percent subordinated notes, which was issued in 2013 having obtained the necessary approval. The announcement comes as a follow up to a notice given on Friday 6th July 2018 to FBN Finance Company B.V. stating the bank’s […]

Nigeria’s business leaders consider green bond development programme as FMDQ, FSD, CBI launch 3-year initiative

By Oluwaseun Afolabi A 3-year Nigerian green bond market development programme, developed by FMDQ, in partnership with the Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD) and Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has been launched to create awareness and drive education required to integrate the principles of green financing into the Nigerian debt capital markets. Explaining the initiative behind […]

Nigeria raised N50.45bn from bonds auction in May


The Nigerian government has raised N50.45 billion from its May bonds auction, about N20 billion lower than the N70 billion raising targeted, according to the Debt Management Office (DMO). The auction results for the 12.75% FGN APR 2023 (Re-opening 5-year Bond), 13.50% FGN MAR 2025 (Reopening 7-Year Bond) and 13.98% FGN FEB 2028 (Re-opening 10-Year […]

DMO opens FGN May savings bonds offer

The Federal Government on Monday opened its May savings bonds’ offer, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said. According to the offer circular obtained from DMO’s website, it offered the two-year bonds at 9.48 percent and the three-year bonds at 10.48 percent. The two-year bonds would be due in May 2020, while the three-year bonds would […]

Nigeria’s DMO strengthens financial market, lists $278m sukuk bonds at NSE

Nigeria’s Debt Management Office has listed N100 billion, $278 million, 7-year, federal government Ijarah Sukuk with a rental rate of 16.47 percent on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Patience Oniha, the director-general, DMO, said the listing of the FGN Ijarah Sukuk bond is about financial inclusion and deepening of the country’s financial market. […]

Nigeria’s central bank backs Crownrise Finance’s N1bn bond in debt market

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Crownrise Finance Plc, a non-banking financial institution, has gotten support from the Central Bank of Nigeria over the intention to float a N1 billion bond in the Nigerian debt market, which will be available to investors this month according to report.  CBN described the move as a laudable achievement. While congratulating the board, management and staff […]

Crownrise Finance to float N1bn bond in Nigerian debt market


Crownrise Finance Plc, a non-banking financial institution, is the first finance house to float a N1 billion bond in the Nigerian debt market and will be available to investors in April. Speaking at a stakeholders’ luncheon to introduce the investment note, Tokunbo Martins, director, other financial institutions department (OFID), Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said […]

Dangote Cement plans N300bn capital raise via bonds to fund expansion

Dangote Cement

Dangote Cement Plc. has unveiled plans to raise N300 billion ($833m) in bonds to fund expansion of its operations across the continent. Brian Egan, its chief financial officer (CFO), disclosed this during an investor conference call, according to Bloomberg reports The debt instrument would be issued in tranches of N50 billion at a time whenever […]