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African blueprint

April 2, 2007

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO of Access Bank, tells The Banker of his plans for a top five Nigerian listing by 2010 and his vision of establishing a pan-African presence.

Retail jump-start

April 2, 2007

Nigeria’s retail environment is developing fast, says Nick Kochan, but further growth is hampered by the absence of a credit checking system and a national ID card.

Message received

April 2, 2007

Nigerian banks are beginning to realise that they can build their customer bases and raise efficiency by participating in mobile banking, says Wendy Atkins.

Still on the road to better results

April 2, 2007

Bank consolidation continues and capital adequacy has improved but what is needed in the sector is a new culture that will attract new customers to boost the bottom line. Nick Kochan reports.

Capital advances

April 2, 2007

Over the past decade, a quiet revolution has occurred in the country’s capital market. John McCarthy reports.

High hopes for a better future

April 2, 2007

Economic growth continues but so do political tensions. Much of Nigeria’s future depends on the outcome of the next presidential elections and the continuation of wide-ranging reforms, writes John McCarthy.

Taking the initiative

April 2, 2007

Chukwuma Soludo, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, tells James Eedes of a bold plan to raise $1bn for his brainchild – the Africa Financing Corporation.

A legacy worth fighting for

April 2, 2007

Economic reform is transforming Nigeria, not least in the banking sector, but will the programme survive a change of government? Neil Tyler reports.

National needs again usurped by political diktat

September 4, 2006

The departure of a leading reformer has left question marks over further good governance progress and is adding uncertainty to the chaotic preparations for Nigeria’s presidential elections next year. James Eedes writes.

Central Banker of the Year 2006

January 2, 2006

With a fourth consecutive year of global economic growth a real prospect, The Banker heralds the world’s best central bank governors who are standing up to their more profligate political masters and forcing through the still-necessary reforms.

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