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CBN, NIBSS unveil ‘Afrigo’ to enhance payment service   

CBN, NIBSS unveil ‘Afrigo’ to enhance payment service   

In its moves to enhance payment service ecosystem, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday unveiled the Nigerian National Domestic Card Scheme – Afrigo, in conjunction with the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems (NIBSS) Plc, the Bankers Committee, and other financial ecosystem stakeholders Afrigo card is operated by AfrigoPay Financial Services Limited (AFSL), a national domestic card scheme duly licensed…
Equities market depreciates by N24bn as Investors dump  Geregu Power, 13 others

Equities market depreciates by N24bn as Investors dump  Geregu Power, 13 others

The equities market of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Tuesday reversed prior day’s gains, closing N24 billion lower as investors sold off Geregu Power Plc and 13 others. Also, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) unanimously voted to increase the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) further by 100basis points  to 17.5 per cent at…
Buhari did not commission 650,000 bpd Dangote Refinery project, says Spokesperson

Buhari did not commission 650,000 bpd Dangote Refinery project, says Spokesperson

Dangote Group has debunked reports that President Muhammadu Buhari during his official two-day visit to Lagos commissioned the 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Dangote refinery project. Online news had reported that the Dangote refinery was to commence operations on January 24, 2023. In a swift response, the spokesperson who is also the Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries…
BREAKING: CBN increases interest rate to 17.5%

BREAKING: CBN increases interest rate to 17.5%

Members of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at its first meeting in 2023 on Tuesday in Abuja voted to increase the interest rate by 100 basis points (17.5 per cent.) The members in 2022 voted four times and increased the interest rate to 16.5 per cent from 11.5 per cent in a move…
LIRS reaffirms Jan 31 deadline for filing of annual tax returns by employers of labour

LIRS reaffirms Jan 31 deadline for filing of annual tax returns by employers of labour

The Lagos State Internal Revenue Service (LIRS) has announced that January 31, 2023, remains the deadline for filing the annual tax returns by employers of labour. The LIRS Executive Chairman, Mr Ayodele Subair made this known in a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications of LIRS, Monsurat Amasa on Sunday. According to the LIRS Executive Chairman, all businesses and…
Analysts optimistic on Nigeria’s economic growth in 2023 amid headwinds

Analysts optimistic on Nigeria’s economic growth in 2023 amid headwinds

Top analysts on Monday x-rayed the state of the Nigerian capital market in 2022 and forecast recovery in 2023 despite the headwinds and uncertainties associated with the economy. The Nigerian economy is going through a tough period with headwinds, including imported inflation, huge debt service-to-revenue ratio, high exchange rates, forex scarcity, devaluation of currency, budget deficit of N12 trillion in…
Equities market appreciates by N34bn over investors interest in Geregu Power, 17 others 

Equities market appreciates by N34bn over investors interest in Geregu Power, 17 others 

Opening the week, the equities market of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) on Monday rebounded with a gain of N34 billion on buying interest in Geregu Power Plc and 17 others. The All Share Index (ASI) rose by 63.01 points or 0.12 per cent to close at 52,657.69 basis points as the overall market capitalisation value gained N34 billion to…
Dangote commissions fire hydrant system in Apapa port office

Dangote commissions fire hydrant system in Apapa port office

The Group Managing Director, of Dangote Industries Limited, Olakunle Alake, last weekend commissioned the “Terminal ‘E’ Fire Hydrant System” of the Greenview Development Nigeria Limited (GDNL), a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited. The event took place in Apapa, Lagos.
Increased investors interest on NGX drives turnover by 244%

Increased investors interest on NGX drives turnover by 244%

Trading volume on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) saw a significant increase on Friday, with investors exchanging 443.75 million shares worth N1.68billion in 3,100 deals, a 243.89perc cent increase from the previous day’s 129.04 million shares valued at N1.82billion in 3,183 deals. This is a positive sign for the market, indicating increased investor interest and activity. Despite the overall market…
New Investment Bill is game changer for commodities ecosystem, says Akeredolu-Ale

New Investment Bill is game changer for commodities ecosystem, says Akeredolu-Ale

The Investments and Securities Bill (ISB) has been described as a game changer that is capable of enabling the commodities trading ecosystem to thrive thereby diversifying the nation’s economy and provide the nation with foreign exchange. This was stated by the Managing Director of Lagos Commodities and Futures Exchange (LFCE), Mr. Akin Akeredolu-Ale while commenting on the ISB which was…
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