Nigeria’s Yola, Afam power companies set for privatization as BPE meets transaction advisers

The Nigerian government through its privatisation agency, the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has kick-started the process of privatizing the Afam Power Generating plant and the re-privatisation of the Yola Power Distribution Company. To this end, the BPE Wednesday met with FBN Quest Consortium, the sole transaction adviser for the privatisation of the two entities, […]

Nigeria’s central bank holds interest rate meeting April 3-4

Nigeria’s central bank plans to hold its next interest rate meeting April 3-4, a spokesman said on Monday, contingent on the upper house of parliament confirming the president’s nominees for the monetary policy committee (MPC). The spokesman according to Reuters said, “the new dates for the MPC are April 3 and 4. “We are hoping […]

Central bank issues regulation for payment of bills in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in an effort to promote sound financial, efficient and effective payments system in the country, has unveiled regulations for the payment of bills. In a circular released on its website at the weekend, the CBN explained that the move was to document the minimum standards that must be complied […]

Egypt debt to UAE oil company drops to $228m

Egypt has paid $164 million to the UAE-based Dana Gas reducing its debt to the company to $228 million, a statement on the organisation’s website on Sunday said. The funds, according to middleeastmonitor, were paid by Cairo last year, the company added. Egypt has faced difficulties in paying foreign companies’ debts since the January revolution of […]

UK offers initiative for holistic approach to infrastructure devt in Africa

UK has indicated that it would increase its efforts to work closer with African governments and private sector on infrastructure development through a vehicle, the Africa Infrastructure Board. On the sidelines of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town last Friday, the UK government and private sector presented the Africa Infrastructure Board and emphasized the unique […]

New Zimbabwe government seeks to sell stakes in state-owned companies

Zimbabwe has invited bids for stakes in up to eight loss-making state-owned enterprises, including its national airline and power utility, to help plug a ballooning budget deficit, its deputy finance minister said on Wednesday. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who took over from Robert Mugabe two months ago, is under pressure to deliver on his promises to […]

Nigeria’s central bank to auction N1.27trn treasury bills in Q1 2018

Nigeria plans to sell N1.27 trillion worth of treasury bills in five auctions in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Treasury Bills Issuance Calendar, seen by Businessamlive. Specifically, the CBN would offer N87.71 billion in the three-month paper, N244.27 billion in the six-month bill and N933.61 billion in a […]

Nigeria central govt. saves N24.7bn monthly via TSA, IPPIS/BVN implementation

President Buhari presents 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government has leveraged information and communication technology (ICT) as well as the enforcement of bank verification number (BVN) to make monthly savings of about N24.7 billion. The president disclosed this when he declared open the 2017 eNigeria Conference, organised by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) at […]