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Privatization: 19 firms jostle over Genco and Disco

Not less than 19 firms have indicated interest to acquire majority stakes in Afam Power Company and Yola Distribution Company, the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, has disclosed.

According to the bureau, the submission of bids for the Expression of Interest for the two power companies which e [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


States enter agreement with ICRC on infrastructure development. PPP

All the 36 states of the federation have entered an agreement with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, to develop Public-Private Partnership projects across the country.

The pact signed by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on behalf of the state governments, will allow t [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


Strike cripples economic activities in FCT …May delay Sept. salaries

Economic activities in the nation’s capital were almost grounded over the weekend, following the indefinite strike action embarked upon by members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC .

Though skeletal services are offered by banks and other service providers, our correspondent observe tha [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


CIBN to partner NUC on SME certification

The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, CIBN, will soon commence a certification programme on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises financing in starting from 2019, to address some of the factors militating against their contribution to the economy.

President of CIBN, Dr Uche Olowu, who dis [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


NBS puts foreign debt at $22.1bn in H1’18

Nigeria’s foreign debt profile has risen by 17percent at the end of the second quarter of this year to hit $22.08billion, as against the $18.9billion recorded at the end of 2017.

Figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, reveals that foreign borrowings amounting to $10.88billio [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


Economic recovery: Nigeria needs 3% growth rate

Despite the steady economic growth being experienced since September 2017, the federal government says the economy needs to record a minimum growth rate of 3percent before Nigerians can feel the impact of the country’s exit from recession.

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


Forex sanction: CBN to reconsider decision on MTN, banks

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, said it is still engaging affected banks and MTN Nigeria over the recent sanctions placed on them for their role in the illegal repatriation of forex, insisting the decision was made in the public interest.

In response to the recent regulatory actions, CBN said [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


Telecoms industry attract $67bn FDI

The telecommunication sector alone has attracted a total of $67billion in foreign direct investment into the country over the last 17 years, the Nigerian Communications Commission has disclosed.

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta while highlighting some of the sector’ [...]

Sun, 30 September 2018


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