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Forex Brokers with offices in Nigeria

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Nigeria has established itself as one of the powerhouses of forex trading in Africa. Together with Kenya and South Africa, Nigeria hosts some of the most hardcore forex traders in the continent. As the popularity of forex trading continues to grow, it attracts forex brokers who want to take advantage of this growing sector. Some brokers have even gone as far as setting up offices in Nigeria. In this short review, we are going to look at some forex brokers with offices in Nigeria. Let’s jump in.

FXTM 

FXTM is one of the most prominent brokers with an office in Nigeria. This broker’s office in Nigeria is located on the 3rd Floor, 5, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. This allows the broker to better fine-tune the services it offers to Nigerian traders. This is because its staff has exposure to the country and can interact one-on-one with traders to find out what they are looking for in a broker.

 

While not regulated in Nigeria, this broker is well-regulated by organizations around the world. It operates under the supervision of the FSCA in South Africa, the FCA in the UK, and the CySEC in Cyprus. Notably, this broker gives its traders access to a plethora of market products. These include forex, commodities, metals, indices, forex indices, stocks, stock baskets, and stock CFDs. This means that traders can trade more than just forex on the same FXTM account. Further, the spreads for trading on this broker site are relatively low starting from as low as 1.5 pips on the Micro and the Advantage Plus accounts.

Is There Any Other Broker?

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any other broker with a physical office in Nigeria. While there may be others, we cannot say with full confidence that they have reputable regulations and services. Nonetheless, there are other brokers with a strong presence in Nigeria even if they do not have physical offices in the country. Let’s briefly look at some of such brokers.

XM

XM is heavily involved in forex-related activities in Nigeria. This broker even hosts classes for Nigerian traders and has been involved in forex expos in Nigeria. By participating in such events, XM gains by attracting new clients to its broker site. On the other hand, traders gain by learning forex trading concepts and strategies from experienced traders who have been in the space for a long time.

 

Notably, XM is also not regulated in Nigeria. But that is no fault of its own. The country barely has any broker under the regulation of the two organisations in charge of regulations. Nonetheless, XM has regulations from other organizations around the world. These include the FSC in Belize and the ASIC in Australia, among others. The broker allows traders to trade a variety of market products that range from CFDs on forex, cryptocurrencies, indices, shares, stocks, energies, and precious metals. The trading platforms available for traders to pick include MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, and the XM Trading App.

FP Markets

FP Markets is another broker with a strong presence in Nigeria, despite not having a physical office in the country. The company participates in forex workshops and other forex events in various parts of the country. Just to name a few, FP Markets has participated in events based in Lagos, Calabar, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Enugu, and Ibadan. It has a strong customer base in these areas.

 

While not regulated in Nigeria, this broker has strong regulations in other jurisdictions. The broker is under the regulation of the FSCA in South Africa and the ASIC in Australia, among others. This regulatory status is one of the reasons why FP Markets is popular among Nigerian traders. Additionally, this broker offers a deep collection of market products totalling over 10,000 different market instruments. These include forex currency pairs alongside CFDs on indices, commodities, bonds, cryptocurrencies, shares, metals, and ETFs. The spreads are fairly low starting from 1.0 pips on the standard account. They are even lower on the raw account starting from 0.0 pips plus a commission of $3 per side per lot.

The Bottom Line

There may be many brokers that have physical offices in Nigeria. However, their credibility might be wanting at best. FXTM stands out as one of the most reputable brokers with an office in the country. It stands out because it has regulations from reputable organizations and offers quality services. Nonetheless, there are other brokers with a strong presence in Nigeria, even though they don’t have a physical office in the country. 

 

Brokers like XM and FP Markets constantly participate in events to educate the general public in Nigeria on the ins and outs of forex trading. But they are not the only ones. There are other brokers like XTB and Exness that remain committed to engaging with Nigerian traders to establish a long-lasting relationship. Ultimately, every trader must choose the broker that best suits them. Considering the presence of the broker in a country is very important. But prioritizing a broker’s credibility and quality of service will do a trader much more.

 

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Firm Launches New Radio Campaign For Product

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An oil and gas firm, 11 Plc, has launched a new jingle for its mobil super lubricants.
The firm in a statement recently indicated that it is the sole distributor of Mobil fuel and lubricant brands in Nigeria, noting that the radio campaign was aimed at making the brand Nigerian customers’ choice.
“The campaign, which hit the airwaves three weeks ago, was launched to create fresh awareness for all category users of the premium lubricants during the Easter and Ramadan period and beyond”, the statement said.
According to the firm, Mobil Superbrand is a global family of premium passenger vehicle engine oils that provides different levels of protection to match whatever conditions users of the products may encounter.
The company said its vision was to be the number one business group in Nigeria in terms of sustained service, quality and reliability and the first brand of preference by the consumers whilst conducting operations with high safety standards and environmental compliance.
It added that it aimed to provide the best in class products, services and solutions to customers with a focus on safety and environmental standards.

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Arik Air Explains Flight Cancellation In PH Airport

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Arik Airline has clarified that the incident that resulted in passengers getting stranded at Port Harcourt Airport last Tuesday was due to adverse weather conditions.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Public Relations Manager of the airline, Adebanji Ola.
Some passengers of the Arik Air had expressed frustration over being left stranded at Port Harcourt Airport after their flight to Lagos was abruptly cancelled.
The affected passengers, scheduled for the flight from Port Harcourt to Lagos State, got upset by the development, and took to social media platforms to express their grievances.
Nevertheless, the airline had in the statement, reiterated its commitment to safety, highlighting its strict policy to avoid flying in inclement weather conditions, which they said had necessitated the cancellation of the affected flight.
It extended its apologies to customers whose travel plans were disrupted by the unforeseen circumstances, reaffirming its dedication to prioritising passenger welfare.
“We are aware of a recent story circulated in social media alleging that passengers were left stranded at Port Harcourt Airport under our care. It is imperative that we provide clarity on this matter to rectify any misconceptions.
“In the evening of Tuesday, April 2, 2024, our flight W3 744 Lagos-Port Harcourt was compelled to make an air return due to adverse weather conditions, specifically heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in Port Harcourt.
“Consequently, both the Lagos-Port Harcourt (W3 744) and Port Harcourt-Lagos (W3 745) flights had to be cancelled.
“It is crucial to note that by the time of the cancellation, our banking facilities at the airport had ceased operations, rendering funds unfeasible at that moment.
“However, the passengers were promptly briefed on the situation and advised to return the following day for re-protection on available flights”, it stated.
The statement added that on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, all the affected passengers from both Lagos and Port Harcourt were successfully accommodated on available morning and evening flights.

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Settlement On Course For Redundancy Benefits – Aero Airline 

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The Aero Contractors Airline has affirmed  its commitment to clear the remaining five per cent of redundancy benefits owed its workers.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the airline, Captain Ado Sanusi, in a press release said the firm was intensifying efforts to address outstanding financial commitments.
He faulted the move by workers union, the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), to issue a press statement, despite ongoing efforts to resolve the issue amicably.
“This should not be an opportunity for disharmony, dialogue is a process. There was a letter written, there was a process agreed upon, and all of a sudden they went to the press. We are ready to resolve the issue”, the CEO stated.
NAAPE had recently issued a letter threatening to go on a protest over non-payment of outstanding redundancy benefits to its members.
The group accused the management of Aero Contractors of depriving the affected former workers access to their entitled benefits.
The protest letter, addressed to the management of the airline, read in part: “Consequent upon the avalanche of complaints received from our members who have been deprived of their fundamental entitlements and denied the rightful collection of their redundancy benefits in the last seven years and given the anguish and mental agonies suffered by them, We are compelled, as responsible representatives of these eminent men/women, including the dead, to protest through this letter and express our bitterness over management’s seeming lackadaisical attitude, insincerity and insensitivity to the continued wellbeing of these great Nigerians”.
The Aero CEO, however, clarified that in the last seven years, the company has paid approximately 95 per cent of the redundancy benefits.
“We should be given credit because this management initiated the process of paying off redundancy. We want our prospective investors to understand that we are a very responsible company, and we take our obligations seriously, not only for staff but also in other areas.
“We update them on a day-to-day basis to ensure business continuity. It is a very tough environment in which we are operating”, he said.
Sanusi stressed the importance of maintaining transparency and communication with stakeholders throughout the process.
He said despite challenges posed by fluctuating exchange rates and fuel costs, Aero Contractors remained steadfast in its efforts to uphold its obligations and ensure business continuity.

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