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NMRC urges FG to ease bureaucracy in property development


NIGERIA Mortgage Refinancing Company (NMRC) Monday urged state governors to lighten the process of granting consent to property development. Speaking at a conference on seeking finance for the mortgage in Nigeria which held in Abuja, a director at NMRC, Mrs. Chii Akporji said modern mortgage requires certain steps that state governments need to take in order to create the enabling ...

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AMCON recovers N731 billion in seven years

The total recoveries by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) since its inception in 2010 till December 2017 rose to over N731 billion, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Ahmed Kuru, said on Thursday. Mr. Kuru who disclosed this in a statement sent to the spokesperson of AMCON, Jude Nwauzor, said a bulk of the recoveries were ...

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FG deploys over N5 trillion pension funds in infrastructure


Eleven years after it was created, the Federal Government and states have cornered over N5 trillion from workers’ pension contributions under the Contributory Pension Scheme for infrastructure development and other financial commitment. The amount received through investment in their various capital market instruments represents over 70 per cent of the N8 trillion pension assets currently being managed by Penson Fund ...

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AMCON lauds CBN on new lending policy


The Managing Director of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Mr. Ahmed Kuru, has commended the directive of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) compelling commercial banks to lend the real sector for economic growth. Kuru stated this at the Institute of Directors (IoD) 2018 luncheon held in Lagos. The Managing Director of AMCON also noted that lending to the ...

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CBN building is not on fire – Director

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The reports that the headquarters of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN building) is on fire are false, says the CBN acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mr. Isaac Okorafor. According to Okorafor, the rumor started when a passersby saw a pall of exhaust from the CBN generator house and mistook it for fire. “The CBN maintains a total security system that ...

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“Release my seized property”, Businessman begs EFCC


Ikeja – Following his acquittal of fraud charges, a businessman, Mr. Alex Ikpeme, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze his bank accounts and release his seized property. Ikpeme acquitted of a six-count charge bordering on stealing and making false statements to officials of the EFCC. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the judgment ...

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Couples now have easy access to joint mortgage loans – Pencom

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Couples who have retirement Savings Accounts with Pension Fund Administrators will be allowed to use their savings to apply for joint Savings under the Contributory Pension Scheme. According to a report obtained by newsmen from the National Pension Commission titled: ‘Accessing RSA via residential mortgage option’, the spouses must meet laid down requirements, and will start accessing the loans when ...

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FMBN urges primary mortgage banks to harmonise their interest rates

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The managing director/chief executive of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Arc. Ahmed Musa Dangiwa has called on Primary Mortgage Banks (PMBs) to harmonise their interest rates in order to conform to the laid down uniform underwriting standards. He also enjoined PMBs to spread their branches to cover the entire country for easy access of mortgages by Nigerians. He stated ...

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MBAN plans non-interest mortgages, seeks for intervention fund

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Gearing up for a veritable funding source for the sub-sector, mortgage operators (MBAN) have moved to explore the suitability, applicability and the possibility of adopting the non-interest mortgages to unlock the potentials of the Sukuk model. The operators, under the aegis of the Mortgage Banking Association of Nigeria agreed in a seven-page communiqué after its chief executive officers retreat in ...

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