Tag: CFG Advisory

Will COVID-19 force Nigeria to review its 2020 budget?

Nigeria's Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed says the 2020 budget may be revised if government revenues are significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, CFG Advisory is recommending a major policy overhaul for Nigeria to reduce its revenue vulnerabilities and budget deficits. Tilewa Adebajo the CEO of CFG Advisory who was also a former Senior Technical Adviser to the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment joins CNBC Africa for more.

Expert calls for review of Nigeria’s trade policy ahead of AfCFTA

Its 133 days until the start of trading under African Continental Free Trade Agreement, so far 54 Countries have signed up and just about 29 countries have ratified the agreement. Nigeria's Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment says this ratification will only take place if Nigeria is sure that its industries will be protected. To discuss Nigeria’s trade strategy and the journey to ratify the AfCFTA, Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory and Mansur Ahmed, President of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria both join CNBC Africa for more.

Will West Africa realise its journey to a single currency?

Since the West African Economic and Monetary Union agreed to rename its CFA Franc to the "Eco", Ghana's government has indicated interest to join the West African currency, but without the planned peg to the Euro. Nigeria's government on the other says it is still studying the development. With the currency set to kick off by the end of the year – Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory joins CNBC Africa to discuss the implications.

Nigeria MPC: What will influence Nigeria’s MPC interest rate decision?

Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will today announce the 6th and final monetary decision of the year. CEO of CFG Advisory, Tilewa Adebajo and Group Head of Corporate Banking at Coronation Merchant Bank, Ademola Adekoya both join CNBC Africa to discuss some issues that could influence the MPC’s decision.

Nigeria weighing its options in curbing infrastructure deficit

Nigeria’s Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola proposed to float a 10 trillion National bond to plug the infrastructure deficit in the country. Nigeria is also exploring external partnerships with Russia coming into the picture. Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria aims to checks rice-smuggling and economic implications of border closures

Nigeria is hoping to check the menace of rice smuggling with a partial closure of its western border with the Republic of Benin. To discuss the wider implications of this move, Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory and Richard Ogundele, Founder and CEO of JMSF Agribusiness Nigeria join CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria inaugurates ministers-designate: What developments will these appointments bring?

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is currently inaugurating the ministers-designate and will assign their respective portfolios today. Meanwhile Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressive Party (APP) and main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will adopt the final address at the Presidential election tribunal today. To discuss these developing stories are Tilewa Adebajo, CEO of CFG Advisory and from Abuja, Kyari Bukar, former Chairman of Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) both join CNBC Africa for more.

How Nigeria can develop its dairy value chain

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has committed to driving backward integration in the dairy value chain. Muhammadu Abubakar, National President of Commercial Dairy Ranchers Association of Nigeria (CDRAN) and Tilewa Adebajo the CEO of CFG Advisory join CNBC Africa for more.