E-Banking boosts FBN Holding earnings as investors await Q3 result

November 18, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

As investors of FBN Holding Plc eagerly await the third quarter audited financial result for the period ended September 30, experts in the banking sector have predicted that the banking group will deliver strong earnings going by its previous financial results. FBNHoldings recently notified the exchange and investing public of the delay in filing its financial results for the period Read More

70 local, foreign investors to invest show in Jigawa – DG

November 2, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

About 7o domestic and foreign investors have indicated their interest to invest in Jigawa state, a director general in the state, Hajiya Furera Jumare, said over the weekend. She stated while responding to questions from newsmen in Dutse that, already, 16 investors were on ground and they had established their investments which had started yielding positive results. Hajiya Jumare said Read More

Enugu APC chairman mocks PDP over pledge to rescue Nigeria

October 31, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The newly elected Enugu State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adolphus Udeh has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over its pledge to rescue Nigeria. According to Udeh, before rescuing Nigeria, PDP should first account for the uncountable underdevelopment obstacles the party embedded in the system,   prior to their exit from power in 2015. In a press Read More

APC presidential aspirant Ayom lauds Buhari, Xi Jinping bilateral cooperation

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and real estate mogul, Moses Ayom has described the relationship between Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and China’s counterpart Xi Jinping as the standard for bilateral cooperation in the world. Ayom, who is aspiring to succeed President Buhari in 2023, said in a goodwill message to both countries marking 50 years of Read More

SRtv set for another reality show in December

October 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

SRtv, a digital multicast, multicultural arts, entertaining and life style online streaming television is set for the second edition of its talent Expo program scheduled to take place between 1st and 5th of December at the velodrome facility, MKO Abiola National Stadium, Abuja Nigeria. According to Emerald Obahiagbon, the program representative, “this year’s event is aimed at talent discovery in Read More

First Bank fuels investors’ wealth with additional N329bn in one week

October 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Last week, the bulls ran the bears underground, with interest in First Bank of Nigeria Holding (FBNH) pushing market capitalisation up by additional N329 billion to berth at N21.6 trillion. Trading activity was strengthened as average volume and value traded rose 66.3 per cent and 119.9 per cent week-on-week ( w/w) respectively. Leading the most traded stocks by volume were Read More

2021 WFD: Invest in livestock, horticulture, fisheries minister urges entrepreneurs

October 14, 2021 John Oba 0

As stakeholders in the agricultural sector continue day two activities of 2021 World Food Day, entrepreneurs and investors in Nigeria has been urged to invest in livestock, horticulture, fisheries and others to take Nigeria into self-sufficiency, food security, rich nutrition, and wealth creation along various value chains. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, stated this on Read More

Equity market opens on a note, sheds N80bn

October 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange yesterday closed on a negative note, shedding N80 billion. Specifically, market capitalization of listed equities declined by 0.38 per cent to N21.215 trillion from N21.295 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also depreciated by 154.36 basis points to 40714.00 from 40868.36 point Reported the previous day. Investors traded Read More

Ministry pledges support to Kaduna on mineral resources development

September 27, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Ministry of Mines and Steel Development has pledged its support to the development of mineral resources in Kaduna state. Minister of State Mines and Steel Development Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah said this during his address at the 2021 Kaduna State Economic and Investment Summit, Kadinvest, with the theme “Towards Sustainable. Knowledge-Based Economy,” on Friday. He stated that the Ministry has Read More

Capital market experts caution investors against Ponzi scheme operators

September 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Capital market experts have advised Nigerians against investing in Ponzi schemes to avoid losing their hard earned money to fake capital and financial market operators in the country. One of the experts, Akin Adeniyi, who is the President of the Association of Corporate and Individual Investment Advisers (CIIA), while speaking a webinar that reviewed the theme “Ponzi: Plugging the Ills Read More

Bargain hunting drives gains, capitalisation up by N11.1bn

September 20, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Last week, the bulls took the market by the horn as investors hunted for bargains. Accordingly, the All-Share Index (ASI) rose 10 basis points (bps) week-on-week (w/w) to 38,943.87 points. Meanwhile, Year to Date (YTD) loss remained unchanged at -3.3 per cent and market capitalisation rose N11.1bn w/w to N20.3 trillion. However, trading activity slowed as average volume and value Read More

FMDQ Group, FSD sign MoU with Lagos to facilitate maiden Green Bond Issuance

September 16, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Green Bond market development Programme, financial Sector Deepening (FSD) Africa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate the issuance of the maiden N25 billion Lagos State Green Bond and other sustainability-linked debt securities towards achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, “I Read More

Importers, manufacturers, others lament as Naira approaches N600/$

September 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Importers of goods and services and other businessmen who depend on foreign exchange for their transactions have warned that prices of goods and services may hit the roof as the fortune of Naira worsens against the U.S Dollar and other international currencies. The exchange rate at the parallel market depreciated again to another all-time low on Wednesday Morning at N557/$1 Read More

Investors realise over N700bn from dividends

September 14, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Investors in the nation’s capital market have earned over N700 billion from dividend payout by companies listed on Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited. Available report showed that 58 companies across 10 sectors of quoted companies on The Exchange have paid out N732,915,168,509.29. The broke down of the dividend payout showed that financial services has 21 companies, consumer goods followed with seven, Read More

MPC, inflation figures to determine stock market direction — Experts

September 13, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Stock market operators have predicted that mixed performance will be sustained on the nation’s bourse this week ahead of the September Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting and August inflation report. They said this in Lagos on Monday, while speaking on stock market expectations in the new week. The Chief Operating Officer, InvestData Ltd., Mr Ambrose Omordion, said that the MPC Read More

Volume of activities at NSE up by 68.73%

September 8, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Volume of transactions on the floor of Nigerian Exchange yesterday increased by 68.73 even as the two market indicators closed in negative trend. The NGX treading result showed that volume of activities up by 144.981 million as investors traded 355.935 million shares valued at N2.871 billion in 4241 deals against 210.954 million shares cost N1.383 billion in 3989 deals..Market Capitalisation Read More

NGX lists FGN Savings Bonds issued in August 2021

August 19, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) said it has listed August 2021 issue of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) Savings Bonds on its platform. The FGN Savings Bond is an investment instrument targeted at retail investors with a minimum subscription of N5,000. It encourages savings and allows investors to earn more income compared to traditional savings accounts, with interest paid every Read More

Stock market gains N65bn

August 19, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Trading activities on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) closed in positive trend on a high traded volume, gaining N65 billion. Specifically, Market Capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.32 per cent to N20.668 trillion from N20.603 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also appreciated by 124.62 basis points to 39670.29 points from 39545.67 points reported Read More

PIB: Buhari has shown courage to do the right thing – APC

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) 2021 into law as passed by the National Assembly, saying such has ended the long jinx of the PIB delayed since early 2000s.  The governing party, however said Nigeria’s oil and gas industry which used to loose as much as $15 billion in investments Read More

SEC adopts new measures to tackle multiple subscriptions as unclaimed dividend rises to N170 bn

August 15, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted new measures to tackle the lingering problem of multiple subscriptions in the nation’s capital market. Director General of SEC, Lamido Yuguda who disclosed this while addressjng Journalists at a virtual press briefing after Capital Market Ckmmittee Meeting said that the Commission has already constituted a committee on identity management to harmonize various Read More

Ogun seals 26 buildings, 5 others get contravention notice

August 15, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state government has served contravention notice to five commercial buildings at Mowe-Ofada in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the State, while it sealed 26 other buildings including gas outlets, petrol filling station, as well as commercial buildings for non-compliance with Physical Planning law of the State. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Tpl. Tunji Odunlami disclosed this Read More

Equity market sustains bullish run, gains N21bn

August 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Equity prices on the floor of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) close higher for a third successive trading sessions, gaining N21 billion. The result showed that Market capitalisation of listed equities increased by 0.10 per cent to N20.574 trillion from N20.553 trillion reported the previous day. The NGX All Share Index also appreciated by 41.60 basis points to 39490.06 points from 39448.46 Read More

Equity market sustains growth trend, gains N142bn

August 12, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The nation’s equity market yesterday continued its rebound, gaining N142 billion ahead of the release of the macroeconomic data such as consumer price and index and second quarter Gross Domestic Products (GDP). There are also expectations that corporate earnings of interim paying banks like Zenith Bank , Access Bank, United Bank for Africa , GTCO and Stnbic IBTC Bank may Read More

Shell confirms exit plan, shops for local investors

August 9, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Royal Dutch Shell has engaged Standard Chartered to shop for local investors to buy some of its onshore assets as the oil major blames insecurity, poor government engagement and the recently passed Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) for pushing them out of Nigeria. According to Shell the Nigeria’s Niger Delta businesses are for now not core to its on- going business Read More