Football Sports Top Story

NFF to hire expatriate technical adviser amidst World Cup Qualifier struggles

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) announced plans to employ an expatriate technical adviser for the Super Eagles in the coming weeks. This decision, aimed at bolstering the team’s performance ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers and remaining FIFA World Cup qualifying matches, was revealed in a communiqué issued following the Federation’s executive Read More…

Nigeria Politics Top Story

“Tinubu never built Lagos” – Sule Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has dismissed claims that President Bola Tinubu built modern Lagos, attributing the development of Nigeria’s economic capital to federal government efforts. Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Lamido criticised Tinubu’s supporters for overstating his achievements as governor from 1999 to 2007. “Lagos was built with Nigerian Read More…

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Business Power Top Story

Nigeria to cut electricity subsidies for high-end consumers, sparking fresh inflation concerns

Nigeria plans to axe electricity subsidies for a select group of consumers in a bid to rein in ballooning public finances, the presidency announced on Tuesday. This move follows a series of reforms undertaken by President Bola Tinubu aimed at stimulating economic growth. “With the huge subsidy burden and high cost of gas … the Read More…

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Business Forex

Naira gains strength as CBN tightens monetary policy

The Nigerian Naira saw a notable appreciation against the US dollar, closing at N1,300 per dollar, a 5.97% increase at the official market by Wednesday’s end. This marked improvement from Tuesday’s rate of N1,383 per dollar is a reflection of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) recent monetary policy actions. The trading session witnessed a Read More…

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Business Forex Monetary Policy Top Story

Naira hits new record low amid dollar truggle

Despite Central Bank efforts, currency plunges below parallel market rates In a disconcerting turn of events, Nigeria’s naira has plummeted to a new record low during intraday trading on Thursday, as reported by FMDQ Exchange data. This decline occurred despite the central bank’s vigorous efforts to stabilize the currency by selling dollars and infusing liquidity Read More…

Business Inflation Monetary Policy Top Story

Nigeria braces for double-barrelled rate hike to tame inflation, boost Naira

Brace yourselves, Nigerians! The nation stands on the cusp of two potentially aggressive interest rate hikes in quick succession, a Reuters poll revealed on Friday. This bold move aims to curb soaring inflation and bolster the battered naira currency. After a two-meeting hiatus, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is poised to hold its first Read More…

Business Economy Featured Notes Owei Lakemfa

World Bank and IMF: In the shadow of their talons.

The American World Bank and the European International Monetary Fund, IMF, in the past few weeks, circled Nigeria like vultures waiting for the prey to die. The twin organisations have become more active and quite audacious since President Bola Ahmed Tinubu came to power on May 29, 2023. They are like predators, ready for the Read More…

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Business Economy Featured Manufacturing Notes

Inflation: Specific blueprint critical to manufacturing, other performances in 2024

By Rukayat Moisemhe, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Some Stakeholders in the manufacturing sector say Nigeria needs a specific blueprint to critically address the impact of inflationary pressures on all economic activities in the country. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2023, the world’s top current risks are energy, food, inflation, and Read More…

Business Forex Top Story

Nigeria’s foreign reserves hit 6-year low amid Naira’s struggle

Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves plunged to $32.87 billion by the end of December, marking a six-year low, as revealed in recent data. The country’s central bank had been actively selling dollars to stabilise the weakening naira, exacerbating the ongoing challenges faced by the currency. Kyle Chapman, an FX markets analyst at London-based Ballinger & Co, Read More…

Business Debt Economy

Approval Granted: Nigeria Secures $1 Billion AfDB Loan for Budget Support and Forex Supply

Finance Minister Olawale Edun announced the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC) approval of a $1 billion concessional loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB) aimed at bolstering the budget and enhancing foreign exchange reserves. Edun revealed the loan details, citing a 4.2% interest rate over 25 years with an eight-year moratorium, following a cabinet meeting in Read More…