Insider Insights

Danger: Nigeria’s press freedom under threat

May 3, 2017 admin 0

Amnesty International has cited concerns over the freedom of Nigeria’s press in a press release. This is based on well known harassments and attempts to criminalise journalists and bloggers trying to bring information to the […]

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Buhari: His health and the markets

April 28, 2017 admin 0

The strange statements coming from the villa and Mr. President’s absence at key meetings this month have increased suspicion that all is not well with Baba’s health. Of course, this is not a new story. […]

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Railway Robbery Update

April 27, 2017 admin 0

So instead of issuing Euro bonds, the Nigerian Government has managed to get the Senate to approve $1.25bn of debt from China’s Import Export Bank to fund Chinese companies to build or resuscitate Nigerian railways. […]

Companies Insider

Please applaud Ecobank

April 19, 2017 admin 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 […]

Commentary

Zombie Banks

April 8, 2017 admin 0

Times should have been tough for banks and so why are they able to announce higher year on year profits? It seems a couple of reasons. Firstly, non-performing loans are not being declared. The banks […]