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Ghana: Microfinance calls the shots

Traditional banks serve only an estimated 5% of the population of Ghana – the rest depend on microfinance institutions and the informal susu system. But, …

Interview with Roger Brown, CFO of seplat

Seplat hopes that investors’ appetite for resource stocks and exposure to Nigeria’s fast growing domestic market will boost its initial public offering on the London and Lagos Stock Exchanges.

Profile of Seplat’s Chairman, Bryant (ABC) Orjiako

Bryant (ABC) Orjiako, the co-founder and chairman of Seplat, practiced as a specialised orthopaedic and trauma surgeon in Lagos, Nigeria, before making the big switch to full-time business in perhaps the most competitive and demanding sector in the economy – oil and gas.

Company profile on Seplat

Seplat, one of Nigeria’s biggest locally owned oil companies, became the first company from that country to have a dual listing on the main exchanges of both London and Lagos. It raised $500m to capitalise on the ongoing transfer of assets from the oil majors to indigenous firms.