Companies

Companies Insider

The “return” of Chief Erisco

April 21, 2017 0

It was hard to suppress the laughter as I read last night of the triumphant return to Nigerian production of Erisco, the tomato processing company. The news was trumpeted by the ever flamboyant and perpetually […]

Companies Insider

Please applaud Ecobank

April 19, 2017 0

Let us take a minute to applaud Ecobank. Admittedly they are not wholly Nigerian (only 40% of their business is in Nigeria and one of the largest shareholders is South Africa’s Nedbank), but they appear […]

Companies Insider

Unilever is betting on Nigeria’s Success

April 18, 2017 0

Unilever Nigeria last week announced through Reuters a rights issue of N63bn. This is enormous. The mainstream media barked this like lap dogs. The only decent analysis was completed by the excellent Nairametrics (credit where […]

Commentary

Tomato Paste Ban and Import Tariffs

March 30, 2017 0

By Olu Harrison If ThisDay’s slightly unclear report of an impending ban on the importation of tomato paste, powder or concentrate and a related tariff on the importation of concentrate is true, surely this is […]

Economy

Economy Insider

Budget Scandal

June 8, 2017 0

Can there be anything as embarrassing as symptomatic of our dysfunctionality as a country than the ability of our country to pass the budget? The sectarian fighting, stuffing and now capital starvation creates a clear […]

Economy Insider

Falling Oil Prices – The New World Order

June 8, 2017 0

Rip up the dated and simplistic oil rule book we have been running the country with because there is a new game in town and it doesn’t look good for slow moving and moribund Nigeria. […]

Economy Insider

Oil Price Up on low US Inventory

May 11, 2017 0

Crude Oil prices had its best day of the year yesterday – rising above $50 per barrel after a terrible week which saw prices fall as concerns about excess supple rose. The price jump was […]

Economy Insider

OPEC: Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

May 11, 2017 0

As oil prices continue to reflect uncertainty, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC) finds itself in a no-win situation with prices almost certainly to soften over the next year. This would obviously be dire for […]