Don’t be like Uncle Jimoh

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The moment I crossed that finish line and felt the coldness of the medal as it was hung around my neck, I felt truly victorious. When 2018 began, I had pledged to be a healthier version of myself, get serious with investing, get married and begin planning my retirement. The latter was informed by my uncle’s heart-attack on his 65th birthday which the doctor relayed was partly due to his hard work and little or no rest. You see, Uncle Jimoh had retired but had to keep working at a Primary School to make ends meet. His children could have…

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Fixed Income Report: Is STAB the new normal?

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CBN moves the needle. Last week Thursday, for the first time this year, CBN conducted a special OMO auction where it sold Stabilization securities (STAB) worth N287.7 billion. This came after subscription levels (N403 billion) at Thursday’s auction were 42% and 41% shy of planned offer (N700 billion) and OMO maturity on the same day (N684 billion) respectively. In addition to OMO issuances earlier in the week, CBN net issued N248.7 billion in the first week of December alone. The Elephant in the room. It all started in November, where CBN grappled with pent up liquidity in the system following…

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A cheat guide to staying fit this Christmas

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What is Christmas without food and drinks? No wonder some of us come back in January with a resolution to shed those mysterious pounds that somehow snuck in unnoticed. We have all been there. Oh, the torture! But hey, there’s good news. Here are ways to curtail any unnecessary weight gain this Christmas without hitting the gym – because honestly, who wants to be at the gym at Christmas? Eat before going out Don’t skip meals. Try to eat something before heading out. Doing this helps you avoid the temptation to overindulge yourself or eat a lot. Drink moderately (and…

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ARM Research| Nigeria equity market booked another week of loss

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The Nigeria equity market booked another week of loss, with the NSE ASI declining by 2.54% WoW to 30,874.17 pts and the market capitalization shedding N293.7 billion over the week. The loss was driven by declines in bellwether stocks in the banking (FBNH: -6.58%, GUARANTY: -5.63%, STANBIC: -2.04%, UBA: -3.85% and ZENITH: -3.33%), cement (DANGCEM: -4.15%, LAFARGE: -7.14%) and Oil & gas (SEPLAT: -9.68%) sectors. Top decliners during the week were DIAMONDBNK (-31.58%), PRESTIGE (-30.38%) and UNITYBNK (-18.82%). Fidelity Bank Plc – BUY (FVE: N92). We are now more optimistic on our earnings expectation over 2018 largely on the back…

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‘Poof’ went the money

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Jane couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She was in shock. All her plans for the Christmas just disappeared before her eyes and she couldn’t fathom what had happened. For the past seven months, Jane had been saving towards Christmas. She was finally travelling home with her family after an 8-year break, and she wanted to storm her hometown in style. When she brought home the local piggy-bank she bought along the road to start her saving rendezvous, Edet her husband tried to dissuade her. Edet tried to convince Jane to invest her money instead so that it could bring…

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Things men don’t understand about women

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They say men are from Mars and women from Venus, but that analogy doesn’t even make logical sense to most men. What do planets have to do with women being such mysteries? Here are some things that baffle guys about the ladies: Why women say one thing and mean another Oh, don’t even go there. How can you ask a crying or angry lady if she’s fine and she says yes, then you go on your merry way? That’s just wrong in a woman’s book. She expects you to know she’s not fine. Be ‘smart’ like that. Women’s fascination with…

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4 reasons you should never write a Will

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What’s all the fuss about writing a Will? You’ve watched it in movies and heard too much talk about writing a Will but you know deep within that you don’t want to do it. You think it’s a preparation for demise. Well, we’ve compiled some reasons you may not need to write a Will. Take a look. No family or dependent If you don’t have children or family you love who depend on you financially, then don’t write a Will. Knowing that anything can happen at any time, don’t be the person that leaves their family financially unprotected. Don’t care…

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Are you paid fairly

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This is a thought-provoking question as we round off 2018. For all the hard work you do, your commitment and more – are you paid the right wage? Whether your answer is yes or no, consider this – no amount of money you are paid today counts really, what counts is what you do with it. Let me explain. Even if you earn a six-figure salary and mouth-watering bonuses every other month, if you don’t manage your finances well enough and invest a fraction, many years down the line, you may still stay stagnant financially or worse still, go under…

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ARM Pensions #RFTF Route

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Start the run  from No 1, Mekunwen street, Oyinkan Abayomi Drive and go all the way down to the end Make a left turn to link Bourdillon and run all through to the Lekki-Ikoyi roundabout Link the bridge to the end then make a right U-Turn by Diamond bank in Lekki phase 1 Use the same route to return to the starting point   The post ARM Pensions #RFTF Route appeared first on Realising Ambitions. Source: Blog

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7 Signs S/he Is A #Fraudbae

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If you’re social media savvy, you would have seen the #fraudbae viral story. But for those of us who are not really into social media like that, here is the full gist: It’s about this babe called Angel Exford and her ex-boo, Michael Fehsenfeld. 2 weeks ago, Ms Angel came on social media to accuse her ex-lover of being a fraud and a gold-digger. According to her, the two decided to eat out with some of their friends. When it was time to pay, Fehsenfeld said he had lost his wallet, and asked her to give him access to her…

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