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Headline Inflation Sustained Uptick in September Albeit Slower than Expected

October 16, 2018/Cordros Update The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) just published September 2018 inflation report, showing that Nigeria’s headline consumer price index sustained uptick for the second consecutive month…. Read more »

The Rockefeller Foundation and EPIC-Africa launch the first African CSO Excellence Awards

October 16, 2018/EPIC Africa The Awards highlight the importance of organizational capacity for civil society organizations to achieve program impact. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) are awarded for excellence across eight… Read more »

How Technology is helping to Increase Access to Financial Services in Nigeria

October 16, 2018 By Feranmi Ajuwon One of the most critical drivers of economic growth is financial inclusion. This is because access to financial services have so far been proven… Read more »

Nigeria’s Inflation Rises Second Straight Month to 11.28% in September 2018

October 16, 2018 By Peter OBIORA InvestAdvocate Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-Nigeria’s inflation rate has risen for the second consecutive month from 11.23 percent in August to 11.28 percent in September 2018, according… Read more »

Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Dies at 65 after Battle with Cancer

16/10/2018/Market Insider Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates, died Monday afternoon after a battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his family confirmed to Business Insider. He was 65. Allen, a… Read more »

Dangote introduces new cement brand

October 16, 2018/Punch Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi Dangote Cement Plc on Monday unveiled a new brand of its product known as the Dangote BlocMaster, a 42.5 grade cement. The Group Managing Director,… Read more »

WFE Responds to Global Financial Network Consultation

15/10/2018/WFE The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for exchanges and CCPs, has today responded to the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN) Consultation Document. On 7 August… Read more »

Technology and Innovative Finance Key to Reaching End Users in the Value Chain through Technology-AfDB

October 16, 2018/AfDB New technology and blended finance will help to bridge the “last mile” of the infrastructure gap by getting goods and services to end users, and connecting underserved… Read more »

AfDB and Peers Leverage Blended Finance to Unlock Nearly $9 Billion for Developing Countries

October 16, 2018/AfDB The African Development Bank and other development finance institutions (DFIs) last year used about US$1.2 billion in concessional funds to support nearly US$9 billion in private investment… Read more »

Consumers Paid More for Kerosene in September 2018-NBS

October 15, 2018/NBS Average price per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 2.95% month-on-month and 12.40% year-on-year to N297.28  in September 2018 from N288.75 in August… Read more »