NGX unveils opportunities for diversification in Nigeria’s capital market

November 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) expounded on the various opportunities available to investors to diversify their portfolios. The NGX disclosed this in Lagos at its Retail Investor Workshop. Speaking at the webinar tagged ‘Creating an Investment Portfolio That Works in a Post-COVID Era’, Divisional Head, Trading Business, NGX, Jude Chiemeka said, “the advent of the COVID-19 global pandemic, amongst several important Read More

Buhari now global climate action leader, champion – APC group

November 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A voluntary think-tank group of the All Progressives Congress, known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari, is now recognised as a global climate action leader and champion due to his commitment to climate change. The group said ambitious and impactful climate action will no doubt be one of the many positive legacies of Read More

PSL Capital rebrands, changes name to Parthian Securities Limited

October 18, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

PSL Capital Limited, a leading indigenous broker/dealer firm, has completed a strategic rebranding effort as part of its accelerated company growth and renewal of its corporate vision. The core of the rebrand is a change of the company name to Parthian Securities Limited and an update to the corporate logo and domain name Over the past 5 years, Parthian Read More

Ecobank MD makes case for Eurobond market

September 22, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has described the federal government’s plan for a Eurobond issuance in the International Capital Market (ICM) as a step in the right direction, stressing that the fundamentals and potentials of the nation’s economy are strong with capacity to meet its debt obligations. Akinwuntan, who was assessing the global market as Nigeria makes its 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

NBS, GDP report and Nigerian reality

September 3, 2021 Admin III 0

When Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2021 was released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) indicating the economy recorded 5.01 per cent growth year-on-year, many were surprised as nothing much had changed between the first and second quarter. A closer look reveals the statistics bureau was telling the truth in an ingenious way; BENJAMIN Read More

Unclaimed dividend: Obong urges collaboration between operators, registrars

August 25, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Africa Prudential Plc, Obong Idiong has said that collaboration between Registrars and Capital Market Operators would help to reduce the high cases of Unclaimed Dividends in Nigeria. Idiong, made this statement at WebTV while providing views on addressing the tide of unclaimed dividends in Nigeria He said that a market-led approach would reduce the Read More

FG raises N669bn from Sukuk bonds

August 20, 2021 Admin III 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the Federal Government raised N669 billion from the Nigerian capital market through issuance of Sukuk Bonds. Ahmed said this at the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) 2021 national workshop on Thursday. The theme of the national workshop was: “Leveraging the Financial Markets to Achieve Double- Digit Economic Growth for 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

SEC partners RIMAN to deepen capital market

August 12, 2021 David Agba 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Risk Management Association of Nigeria in its quest to make more products available in the capital market as well as deepen the market. The Director-General of the SEC, Mr. Lamido Yuguda stated this in a goodwill message on RIMAN 20th International Conference held virtually. Yuguda disclosed Read More

SEC’s CMC meeting to discuss Fintech roadmap implementation

August 9, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is set to hold the Second Capital Market Committee (CMC) meeting in 2021 from Thursday August 12 to Friday 13, 2021. The meeting is scheduled to hold virtually through Zoom with key stakeholders in the capital market meeting on August 12, while the usual interface with the press, on the outcome of the CMC Read More

Seplat grows $62.1m half year profit before tax, declares interim dividend of 2.5 cents per share

August 2, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Seplat Energy Plc has recorded an impressive half year scorecard, posting profit before deferred tax (PBT) of $62.1 million. The amount represents an increase of 142.7 per cent as against negative of $145.3 million reported in first half of 2020. The highlights of the company’s financial result released at the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) showed that revenue went up by 32 Read More

Forex ban: Experts commend CBN, knock BDC operators

August 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Economists and financial experts in the country have commended the Central Bank of Nigeria over its outright ban on the sale of forex to BDC operators, advising them to source for forex themselves having deviated from their core roles. Recall that the Central Bank of Nigeria had on July 27, 2021 after the Monetary Policy Committee meeting, announced a ban Read More

FCMB Group nets N94.2bn revenue half year result

August 1, 2021 David Agba 0

Lagos, July 28, 2021: FCMB Group Plc has reported a gross revenue of N94.2 billion and Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N8.9 billion for the half-year ended June 30, 2021. These were the highlights of the Group’s unaudited results for half-year released on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) floor on Wednesday, July 28, in Lagos. Other performance Read More

AELP link to boost trading between NGX, other African exchanges

August 1, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Nigerian Exchange (NGX) has said that cross-border trading from one African securities exchange to another has come a step closer after the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) signed a contract to procure an order-routing system. The NGX said that seven of Africa’s leading securities Exchanges are working together in the African Exchanges Linkage Project (AELP) to boost pan-African investment Read More

Inflation: NBS report out of touch with reality?

July 23, 2021 Admin III 0

Last week, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released its Consumer Price Index report for the month of June and, surprisingly, it showed that inflation rates had dropped. It has got many Nigerians wondering over the correctness or otherwise of the report as prices of goods and services continue to soar; BENJAMIN UMUTEME reports. For several months, prices of goods Read More

Chika Technologies secures $1.5m in pre-seeding funding

July 22, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Chaka Technologies, a Digital Sub-broker and leading digital investment platform licenced by Securities and Exchange Commission has raised $1.5 million in a pre-seed funding round led by Breyer Capital, premier global venture capital and private equity firm focused on catalysing growth in high-impact tech companies. Other participants in the round are 4DX Ventures, Golden Palm Investments, Future Africa, Seedstars, and Read More

FMDQ admits NSP-SPV PowerCorp Plc N50bn Green Bond issuance programme

July 20, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

FMDQ Securities Exchange Limited has listed , the NSP-SPV PowerCorp PLC N6.33 billion Fixed Rate Series 2 Senior Unsecured Green Bonds under its N50.00 billion Bond Issuance Programme, on its platform. The bond listing was in furtherance of the Exchange commitment to enhance access to capital to address environmental challenges, as well as championing development in the Nigerian Debt Capital Read More

Capital market key catalyst for development – Minister

July 16, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Nigerian capital market has been described as a key catalyst for the development of the critical sectors of the economy as it poses a credible platform of obtaining medium to long term finance. Thus was stated by Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed during a Webinar organised by the Securities and Exchange Commission in collaboration with Read More

2021: Chronicles of under 50 leaders in Nigeria’s public service (3)

July 13, 2021 Orkuma Simon Tuleh 0

Welcome to the third edition of this publication which began from a zest to promote greater inclusion of young leaders into the public sector and showcasing profiles of outstanding individuals leading Ministries Departments & Agencies of government. Our team having faced the challenges of indulging noteworthy individuals to provide relevant information not available in the public space keeps getting burdensome Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More

Non-interest capital market has great potentials – SEC

June 28, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has said that the Non Interest Capital Market has so much potential in Nigeria as it has the prospect of attracting a large pool of untapped investor base who have apathy to conventional instruments, to participate in capital market as well as the existing investors who seek to diversify their portfolio. Director General of Read More

Leverage on technology to ease trading processes, NGX urged

June 27, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed has urged the management of Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited to leverage on technology and innovations that could ease the processes of trading on the exchange. Ahmed made this call during a courtesy visit of the management of the NGX, led by its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Temi Popoola, CFA Read More

Expectations as CBN prepares for digital currency launch

June 25, 2021 Admin III 0

The excitement that greeted the report that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) had plans to launch its own digital currency by December this year was palpable, with experts saying it is a boost to the economy. In this report, BENJAMIN UMUTEME examines the implications of the decision on the nation’s financial and money market. Globally, the issue of digital Read More