Nigeria: Securities Commission set up Investors Protection Fund

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), has leveraged further investors’ confidence and mitigation of losses on the nation’s bourse with the inauguration of a National Investors Protection Fund (NIPF). The quasi investors’ insurance scheme worth, N5 billion, would serve as a buffer for compensating investors for pecuniary losses, liquidation, insolvency, bankruptcy or negligence of non-broker/dealer […]

Global Investor ACTIS takes majority stake in Nigerian pension firm Sigma

Lagos — ACTIS, a global pan-emerging markets investor, has acquired a majority stake in Sigma Pensions in a transaction valued at US$62 million. Sigma is a leading pension fund administrator (PFA) in Nigeria. Natalie Kolbe, Partner at Actis, said building on their extensive experience in the asset management and distribution sector, they were excited to […]

GTBank unveils Nigeria’s first virtual MasterCard

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has reaffirmed its position as a leading provider of e-payment gateway solutions with the recent launch of its Virtual Prepaid MasterCard. The card which is issued instantly via Internet Banking, provides an added comfort for security conscious online shoppers who prefer not to use their regular debit/credit cards when making online […]

Malawi: Africa’s Richest Man Aliko Dangote Sets Business Sight On Malawi

Africa’s riches man, Aliko Dangote who is worth an estimated $15.7billion , is expected in Malawi as a prelude to prospective investment in the country. According to Malawi’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Joseph Mwanamvekha, while in the country, the Nigerian businessman will hold private talks with President Peter Mutharika during which investment prospects will […]

Nigeria: Shareholders Laud Suspension of BGL AML, Subsidiaries By SEC

Capital market shareholders have lauded the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) decision to suspend BGL Asset Management Limited (AML) and its subsidiaries from capital market activities, saying the development is a indications that the new regime would operate with zero tolerance to market infractions. SEC, at its meeting held on May 19, 2015 considered the […]

MTN Nigeria warns reprisal attacks on S.Africans will plunge Nigeria’s economy

MTN Nigeria has cautioned against reprisal attacks on multinationals that have links with South Africa owing to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa,  saying any such occurrence would result in monumental loss and setback for the Nigerian economy. Xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa by some group of South Africans has led […]