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 […]

Nigeria: Skye Bank’s acquisition of Mainstreet Bank successful with profits rising to $30m over 3 months

Skye Bank’s acquisition of Mainstreet Bank is beginning to yield appreciable results as the consolidated result for the first quarter ending March 31, 2015 submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) shows a significant rise in earnings and profits, thus justifying management’s strategic decision of an acquisition that had led to a bigger bank. The […]