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Ecobank Ivory Coast subsidiary listed on West Africa Bourse

ABIDJAN, Dec 12 - Ecobank Cote d‘Ivoire IPO-ECO.CI, the Ivorian subsidiary of Togo-based pan-African lender Ecobank was listed on the West Africa bourse in...

Access Bank Denies Media Reports On ICPC‍​ Arraignment

NOTES MEDIA REPORTS ON CO AND PRINCIPAL OFFICERS ARRAIGNED BY INDEPENDENT CORRUPT PRACTICES AND OTHER RELATED OFFENCES COMMISSION (ICPC)‍​ * REPORTS ON CO ARRAIGNED BY...

Nigerian Breweries Says Johan Doyer Will Resign As Managing Director

Nigerian Breweries Plc: * JOHAN DOYER WILL RESIGN AS MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CEO OF THE CO ON JAN. 21 2018‍​ * JORDI BORRUT BEL HAS BEEN...

GTBank Wins Nigeria’s Best Bank & Africa’s Best Bank for CSR at EMEA Finance...

….. MD Named CEO of the Year Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand with its...

Sterling Bank Revives Bond-Sale Plan as Nigerian Rates Ease

Lagos-based lender seeking to issue 27 billion naira in 2018 Bank aims to boost capital adequacy ratio to 14% from 11.4% Sterling Bank Plc revived...

Seven-Up seeks shareholder vote in $61.5 takeover bid

Nigeria’s Seven-Up Bottling Company will hold a meeting of shareholders in January to approve a bid by majority investor Affelka to buy out minorities...

The Big Read

A common enemy can be the foundation of a beautiful friendship. Snapchat and Twitter have a shared foe in Facebook, and to a lesser extent Google. And the two should find ways to join forces to connect their products and businesses to address their weaknesses. Broadly, each company has the same root problems: Their audiences are dwarfed by Facebook,...
If behavioral economics can eradicate global poverty, the United Nation’s #1 sustainable development goal, then cryptocurrencies may be fuel for the good CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 7, 2017/ -- Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler — this year’s Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect. Since humans are irrational we don’t fit neatly into economic models; we...

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9mobile wins 2017 SERAs’ Most Outstanding Company in CSR

Lagos, Nigeria, December 13: Nigeria’s most innovative and customer-friendly telecommunications company, 9mobile, has emerged the Most Outstanding Company in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)-Online Category...

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Funding Rates remain elevated as the CBN maintains its FX and OMO T-bill Interventions

Bonds The bond market was relatively quiet today, with some sell on the 2027s bond taking yields slightly higher by 2bps across the curve. Average...

Nigeria’s economy:Another Small Step Forwards For Growth

The NBS has released the national accounts for Q3 2017 to show an acceleration in growth from an upwardly revised 0.7% in the previous...

The Untapped Power of Citizens in Governance

Being a speech delivered at the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan on November 4 2017.  The role of active citizens in an effective democracy...

The Future Of Money

PayU Nigeria Goes Bigger on Online Payments with PayU Receive

LAGOS, Nigeria, December 12, 2017/ -- Businesses in Nigeria can securely request and receive payments directly from their customers without any hassles using PayU’s...

FirstBank Drives Convenience and Financial Inclusion with Firstmonie Agents

…Activation Kicks off in Lagos and Ogun states First Bank of Nigeria Limited has continued to demonstrate its commitment to providing the best financial...

WorldRemit raises $40m to target 5 million customers in Africa

Series C funding round brings the total amount raised to $220m JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, December 7, 2017/ -- Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com)...

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Tithes: To pay or not to pay By Tony Ogunlowo

The controversy surrounding the payment of tithes rages on with those for and those against giving good arguments for paying or not paying. I’ll...

Now that Atiku Has gone Beyond The Last Bus Stop.

Wednesday, 6,2017 @ 12:36 PM By Jerome-Mario Utomi That  Atiku  Abubarka has resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress(APC) is no longer a news. The...

Taxes, Debt and Development: A One-Percent Rule to Raise Revenues in Africa

Tax revenues play a critical role for countries to create room in their budgets to increase spending on social services like health and education,...

GLOBAL ENTREPRENUERS

Dangote's contribution to the world this year revolves around his dynamic attention to lessen food imports into his own country and Africa's largest nation, Nigeria NEW YORK, United States of America, December 5, 2017/ -- Aliko Dangote was honored last night at the Bloomberg 50 annual gala dinner at New York's iconic Gotham Hall. Bloomberg's list of 50 most influential...