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ECONOMIC RECESSION: Dangote fires 48 Staff


The current recession rocking the Nigerian economy has hit one of the biggest employers of labour in the country outside of the government as the Dangote Group, belonging to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has fired 48 members of staff. Our correspondents gathered that those sacked were made up of …

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NNPC cuts oil prices ‘by at least $1′ to boost sales


The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has cut the price of every variant of its crude oil by at least $1 a barrel in a bid to boost sales and regain market share. According to Bloomberg, the country has been recording a huge glut of cargoes, and traders had been …

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Nigerian power sector debt hits N809b


The indebtedness to Nigeria’s power sector as a whole is worth N809bn, industry operators have revealed. According to the chief executive officers and senior management members of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company; Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, an umbrella body of the power distribution companies; Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission; …

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IMF declares Nigeria as Africa’s biggest Economy


Nigeria has been affirmed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the biggest economy in Africa — ahead of South Africa and Egypt. In August 2016, Nigeria was reported to have lost its spot as Africa’s biggest economy to South Africa, following the recalculation of the country’s gross domestic product …

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Recession: Femi Otedola no longer a billionaire — Forbes

Femi Otedola

Femi Otedola, Nigerian businessman, is no longer a billionaire following a huge decline in the stock price of Forte Oil, according to Forbes. According to Forbes, Otedola’s net worth, previously $1.8 billion, has plunged to $550 million. Forte Oil, a petroleum distribution and marketing company, is listed on the Nigerian …

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Stakeholders charge FG to pump more money into the economy

Federal Government

Stakeholders in both the Nigerian capital and money markets have called on the Federal Government to quickly act by using fiscal and monetary policies to reflate the economy and bring down interest rate. Speaking at the triennial delegates’ conference of the Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria, ISAN in Lagos, Mr. …

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Nigeria may remain in recession for 20 years — Jimoh Ibrahim

Jimoh Ibrahim

Businessman and Ondo governorship aspirant, Jimoh Ibrahim, has warned that the current economic recession facing Nigeria may last for another 20 years if the global oil price continues in its downward trend. According to Premium Times. Mr. Ibrahim gave the warning on at the launch of the book, Worshipper In …

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CBN prohibits 19 Banks from selling Forex to BDCs


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has suspended all the banks, with the exception of First Bank, from selling dollar proceeds of International Money Transfer Services, IMTS, to Bureaux De Change, BDCs. Two months ago, the CBN had directed banks to sell proceeds of their international money transfer services to …

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FG pumps N2.419t into economy

Kemi Adeosun

The Federal Government has injected over N2.419tn into the economy out of the total of N6.06tn budgeted for 2016, according to its 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. The figure covered recurrent and capital expenditures incurred as of the end of June this year. The recurrent expenditure …

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