Sunday, 22nd May 2022
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26 Oct 2021
The Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs has proposed an extra-budgetary intervention for inclusion of the East-West Road Sections I-IV in the 2021 Sukuk issuance programme of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Debt Management Office (DMO).
1 Jun 2020
Worried about the emerging reality of global COVID-19 pandemic and the need to grow the economy, the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) has urged Nigerians to support...
10 Mar 2020
Lagos is the 5th largest economy in Africa and home to the continent’s 2nd largest stock exchange. It is no surprise then that Nigeria’s financial activity and innovation is heavily concentrated in Lagos.
14 Dec 2018
The Debt Management Office has appointed Lotus Financial Services Limited as joint financial adviser to the second tranche of the N100bn Sukuk floated by the Federal Government of Nigeria. According to a statement from the firm, the appointment is coming for the second year running as a result of the firm’s performance and role in…
22 Apr 2018
The Technical Committee on Non-interest capital market has said the first sovereign Sukuk attracted over N5b into the market from 1,600 retail investors in 2017.   It also said the next level of engagements was to work with supra-national entities (such as IFC, AfDB), state governments, institutions, such as Federal Mortgage Bank to include Sukuk…
16 Apr 2018
Efforts to tackle the nation’s infrastructure deficit is yielding a reasonable result, as the Federal Government through the Ministry of Finance, and the Debt Management Office (DMO), last week, listed the ₦100 billion Federal Roads Sukuk on the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange platform. The seven-year, 16.47 per cent Ijarah Sukuk due 2024 and the first…
2 Mar 2018
The Federal Government is to utilise Infrastructure Bond Investment from finance institutions and investors to fast-track road/bridge projects development across the country.
1 Jan 2018
President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to deal with those responsible for the fuel scarcity that inflicted severe hardship on Nigerians, especially during the yuletide.
8 Nov 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday presented to a joint session of the National Assembly a budget estimate of N8.612 trillion for the 2018 fiscal year.
24 Sep 2017
We, in the Christian Association of Nigeria and all objective citizens of this country have observed that for a long time now, one government after the other has been tilting policies and actions towards making our country an Islamic one.
12 Aug 2016
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has stated that the sovereign sukuk bond to be launched in the first quarter of 2017 would enjoy all tax concessions granted to the corporate bonds.


Napoli ended their season with a comfortable 3-0 Serie A win at Spezia which was stopped for over 10 minutes following clashes between opposing supporters on Sunday. Luciano Spalletti's team were already leading against Spezia on captain Lorenzo Insigne's last game for the club thanks to Matteo Politano's fourth-minute opener when objects were thrown by…
34 mins ago
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 24 parcels of cocaine concealed in 12 tyres of lawnmowers imported into the country through the Port Harcourt International Airport (PHIA). Mr Femi Babafemi ,NDLEA Director ,Media and Advocacy,said  this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Babafemi said that a Brazilian returnee, Okechukwu Francis Amaechi,…
43 mins ago
Pope Francis said Sunday that he was following "attentively" the "often complex" life of Catholics in China, without directly referencing a 90-year old cardinal arrested in Hong Kong this month. "I attentively and actively follow the often complex life and the matters of the faithful and pastors, and I pray every day for them," the…
1 hour ago
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its primary elections to nominate candidates for the 2023 general elections will commence as officially scheduled on Sunday, May 22.
2 hours ago
Pep Guardiola has urged his Manchester City side to grasp the chance at greatness by claiming a fourth Premier League title in five seasons by holding off Liverpool's title charge on Sunday.