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CBN’s policies in best interest of Nigerians at this time – Emefiele

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday offered insights into the prevailing economic crisis in the country, explaining that it was caused by the nation’s failure to diversify the base of its economy. The CBN chief, who spoke in Abuja at the Annual Media Trust Dialogue, with the theme, “Beyond Recession: […]

CBN’s policies in best interest of Nigerians at this time – Emefiele

DMO sells N215bn bonds at yields below inflation

Nigeria has raised N214.95 billion in local currency bonds at its first auction this year, with the debts sold at yields below galloping inflation, the Debt Management Office said on Thursday. Though yields were higher than at its last auction in December, the debt office said it received subscription of N235.05 billion for the bonds […]

DMO sells N215bn bonds at yields below inflation

NIBSS backs ban on bitcoins, virtual currencies

The Managing Director/CEO, Nigeria Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS), Ade Shonubi has backed the recent decision of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ban the use of Bitcoins and other virtual currencies in the country. Speaking yesterday in an interview on the sidelines of the launch of Ficannews.com, an online news website published by Finance […]

NIBSS backs ban on bitcoins, virtual currencies

 

The Federal Republic of Nigeria, known as Nigeria, is Africa’s most populous country. Globally, Nigeria is 10th largest by population having approximately 137,253,133 million people and a GDP of $238.920 billion. Nigeria shares land borders with the Republic of Benin, Chad and Cameroon, Niger and the Gulf of Guinea.


The most popular African business destination is Nigeria, second only to South Africa. The Nigerian currency is the Naira. (1.00 EUR = 207.30 NGN) 

The country has abundant resources waiting to be responsilby exploited. The market is large and includes 120 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. The potential market stretches into the growing West Africa sub-region.

As of December 31, 2012 the Nigerian Stock Exchange had 198 listed companies with a total market capitalization of approximately N8.9 trillion ($57 billion).

The Nigerian Government has created a free market economy for business and industrial ventures signaling a favorable environment for streamling administrative and bureaucratic procedures. This will lead to a dynamic private sector, in turn assuring great opportunities under the present economic environment.

A CFO Community is now being initiated in Nigeria. Are you a trusted advisor or supplier to the CFO Office? Perhaps you will join us in supporting the launch of CFO Nigeria - Contact us here.

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Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International: Contributing to Africa’s agricultural future

“Africa should be a net food exporter, but it is a net importer at the moment,” says Bikash Prasad, CFO South and East Africa at Olam International, a Singapore-headquartered integrated supply chain managing firm and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients. The Durban-based Prasad has a passion for the continent. “We want to play an important role in the growth of Africa,” he says. 

Olam International started in 1989 as a cashew nut producer in Nigeria and…

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 23, 2015 at 13:00

CFO of the Week: MTN’s Brett Goschen, part 2: stick to ethical business in Africa

After conquering Nigeria and Ghana for MTN in various CFO and CEO roles, Brett Goschen was ‘redeployed’ last year as Group CFO. Today we publish PART 2 of an exclusive interview with Goschen, in which he explains how to successfully do business in West Africa.

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 21, 2015 at 13:00

CFO of the Week: MTN’s Brett Goschen, part 1: successfully playing devil’s advocate

After conquering Nigeria and Ghana for MTN in various CFO and CEO roles, Brett Goschen was ‘redeployed’ last year as Group CFO. Today we publish PART 1 of an exclusive interview with Goschen, in which he talks about the business support role of a CFO and the challenges a mobile…

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 20, 2015 at 13:00

Going to Ghana? Why CFOs shouldn’t lose out

Last week on the plane from Accra to Amsterdam, the lady next to me asked me: “Do you work for a NGO or for the government?” “Neither, I represent a private company and I just visited our branch office in Ghana”, I replied. This question from my fellow traveler illustrates the out-of-date image that many people still have of Africa: Africa as the continent where aid dominates the economy and all countries are the same.

Obviously, this image does not comply with reality.…

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Posted by CFO Nigeria on September 19, 2015 at 13:00

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