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Nigeria ready to blossom

April 6, 2008

Over the past decade, the word ‘potential’ has become synonymous with Nigeria, as the resource-rich nation’s progress has been stymied by political and economic instability. Much progress has been made on both fronts, and under new president Umaru Yar’Adua Nigeria looks set to deliver on its promise. Charlie Corbett reports.

The potential for wealth

March 4, 2008

Is the African renaissance for real? Or will development hopes again be dashed? Nigerian president Umaru Musa Yar’Adua makes the positive case.

Signs of Nigerian lift-off

December 1, 2007

South African banks remain dominant as Nigeria’s programme of capitalisation starts to bear fruit.

Bond markets walk tall

July 3, 2007

Primary and secondary Nigerian government bond markets are undergoing structural change with bond indices serving as economic benchmarks. Nick Kochan and Dapo Olagunjo explain.

Pensions alter the landscape

July 3, 2007

Pension reforms are expected to transform the lives of Nigerians but capital markets need to be transformed to cope with the accumulation of liquidity created as a result. Nick Kochan reports.

Public speaking

July 1, 2007

Ndi Okereke-Onyiuke, director-general of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, tells Nick Kochan of her mission to convince local businesses to float their firms publicly.

Round two of Nigeria’s

July 1, 2007

The number of players in Nigeria’s banking sector is falling again as a desire to maintain a top 10 listing, as well as a nationwide presence, pushes a new wave of mergers, writes Nick Kochan.

Fast train

April 1, 2007

Nigerian banks know that expanding branch networks and introducing new technology requires a skilled workforce. Nick Kochan reports on staff training efforts.

Same song sheet

April 1, 2007

Banking consolidation has given Nigerian banks the headache of integrating a variety of disparate technological systems onto single platforms. Nick Kochan reports.

Fuel injection

April 1, 2007

High prices and new finds mean Nigeria’s dependence on hydrocarbon exports will go on, albeit with a greater emphasis on in-house refining. John McCarthy reports.

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