Infrastructure Financing News & Reports

States Eye Capital Market for Funds to Develop Infrastructure

State governments have begun approaching the capital market through bonds to develop infrastructure in their states. Many of the states are in dire financial straits owing to the economic headwinds caused by the double jeopardy of the COVID-19 pandemic and the sharp drop in global oil price that have depleted their main sources of revenue …read more →

Health Housing Infrastructure News & Reports

Sanwo-Olu to Commission Health, Housing Infrastructure Projects in Badagry

The historic town of Badagry will soon host the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as he is set to commission Housing and Health projects in furtherance of his administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda. Mr. Governor will open the Affordable Public Housing Scheme in Idale, Badagry. The scheme, which has 252 units of two-bedroom bungalows, was built …read more →

News & Reports

Russian Technical Audit Team to Visit Ajaokuta Steel, Iron Ore Mining Firm

A Technical Audit Team from Russia is expected to embark on visitation to the country’s Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) and National Iron Ore Mining Company Limited (NIOMCO) as part of bids to revamp the plants. In a statement on Monday by the federal ministry of information, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines …read more →

AFRICAReports Infrastructure Financing News & Reports

Investment in Infrastructure will Boost Nigeria’s Economy – Orji, NSIA Boss

The Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji, has again stressed the need for Nigeria to turn its infrastructure into investible assets by investing more in it. According to him, the National Pension Funds will be a veritable source of revenue to fund national infrastructure investment, if properly managed. Orji, while …read more →

AFRICAReports Infrastructure Financing News & Reports

Nigeria to Strengthen Infrastructure Company to Boost Recovery

Nigerian state-owned Infrastructure Credit Guarantee Company plans to raise additional capital to fund critical projects in Africa’s biggest economy. The unit of Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority is looking to raise equity and debt capital in 2021 and go into risk sharing with development finance institutions to boost its insurance guarantee capacity, Chief Executive Officer Chinua Azubike said …read more →

News & Reports Telecom

NCC Asks Operators to Audit SIM Cards to Checkmate Criminals

Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Wednesday announced plans to conduct an audit of the nation’s telecommunication Subscriber Registration Database in the face of growing insecurity in the country. The NCC also ordered the suspension of sales of new SIM cards by operators in the period of the audit exercise. According to a statement by the industry …read more →

Banking and Finance News & Reports

Moody’s Says Nigerian Banks Are More Equipped for Expansion Push

Nigerian banks expanding into the rest of the continent or diversifying into other financial services will be better insulated from shocks than they were during the global financial crisis, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Lenders including Access Bank Plc and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc are following peers FBN Holdings Plc and Stanbic IBTC Bank to transition to financial holding companies that …read more →

ENERGY Infrastructure News & Reports Power

Local Currency Financing for Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa Requires Scale-Up – AfDB

Although advantageous, local currency financing for off-grid renewables projects and businesses in Africa is still limited, according to a new report released by the African Development Bank ( The report, Exploring the Role of Guarantee Products in Supporting Local Currency Financing of Sustainable Off-Grid Energy Projects in Africa, summarized findings of an in-depth study of …read more →

Housing News & Reports Urban Renewal

Land Transactions in Lagos Fully Go Digital in 2021 – Sanwo-Olu

Beginning from first quarter of next year, all land related transactions in Lagos State will be undertaken online, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed last Wednesday. The plan, the Governor said, is to further accelerate the process of getting approvals on land matters and create an enduring business-driven property development market in the State. Sanwo-Olu made the …read more →