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CCECC Tops Six Corrupt Chinese Firms Blacklisted By World Bank In Nigeria

The World Bank has blacklisted six Chinese companies currently operating in Nigeria over alleged fraud and corruption. The companies, according to an announcement published on the World Bank’s website, are CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum and Gas Company Limited and CCECC Nigeria Company Limited. Others are China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, […]

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Kennedy Uzoka

UBA, LCCI Collaborate Over 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair

Nigeria’s major  financial services institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry(LCCI), have entered into a partnership over the organization the of the 2019 Lagos International Trade Fair. With the collaboration, the 33rd edition of the annual Fair, which holds between November 1st and 10th, 2019, is expected […]

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Foreign investors Taking-Over Insurance Firms Over Recapitalisation

It has been revealed that many indigenous underwriting firms have been taken over by foreign investors since the last recapitalisation that took place in the insurance sector. The Punch reports that the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), apex regulator of the Insurance sector, confirmed that a number of local players in the insurance sector preferred being […]

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Nigeria Loses $482 million From External Reserves In One Month

Nigeria’s external reserves dipped by $482.18m from N45.14bn as of July 8 to $44.65bn as of August 8, latest statistics from the Central Bank of Nigeria have shown. The reserves which had maintained a steady rise in recent months has started suffering decline. A research by FSDH according to The Punch, noted in its monthly […]

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CBN Gets Buhari’s Directive to Stop Forex for Food Imports

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been directed byPresident Muhammadu Buhari to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country in a bid to ensure Nigeria attains food security. A statement yesterday by a presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, quoted Buhari as telling All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, who came to […]

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Zenith Bank, Cross River Collaborate on Agricultural Revolution

A partnership has been established between Zenith Bank and the Cross River State government and towards the industrialisation of the state through its agricultural value chain policy, which is aimed at complimenting efforts by Governor Ben Ayade. This followed a visit by the management of the bank led by its Group Managing Director and Chief […]

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CBN auctions N34bn T-bills after public holiday

The Central Bank of Nigeria announced on Wednesday august 14th, that it’s auctioning N34bn worth of Treasury bills, 14, roll over existing Federal Government T-bill maturities. Analysts at Zedcrest Capital Limited said upon resumption from the Salah break, despite the small volume of T-bills on offer, they expected stop rates to clear above their previous […]

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Aisha Umar

Workers total pension assets hit N9.32tn

Total assets under the Contributory Pension Scheme for workers in Nigeria, rose to N9.32tn as of the end of June 2019. The Punch, reported that the funds, which had continued to record a steady rise, hit N8.33tn as of the end of August 2018. Figures obtained from the National Pension Commission on Thursday revealed 69.5 […]

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World Bank Investments portfolio in Nigeria now $11bn

The World Bank has disclosed that its net portfolio commitment into Nigeria currently stands at over $11 billion, with 30 operational projects in all the states of the federation. The disclosure by the bank’s Country Director for Nigeria, Mr. Rachid Benmessaoud, coincided with the call by Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai, on […]

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MfBs’ Bad Loans Decline By 5.3% To N25bn — NDIC

The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC Bad or nonperforming loans (bad loans) in the portfolios of microfinance is said to have declined by 5.2 percent in 2018 to N25 billion against N26.18 billion in 2017. NDIC disclosed this in its 2018 annual report, which also revealed 14.7 percent increase in total deposits of the industry […]

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Ebenezer Onyeagwu


Foremost Nigeria’s financial institutions, Zenith Bank Plc, has introduced a high interest-yielding target savings account named “SAVE4ME”, which enables customers plan and save towards their aspirations and needs conveniently. The new product is designed to support flexible savings for predetermined purposes such as asset acquisition or even marriage, and offers a higher interest rate than […]

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Osinbajo Sees Nigeria’s Future Prosperity In Business Environment, Talents, Creativity

Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said that future national prosperity will be consummated by the handshake between the business environment, talents and creativity. Osinbajo stated this at the second Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Award 2019 held at the State House Banquet Hall on Thursday in Abuja. The awards are in recognition of MSMEs that […]

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