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Nigerian Stock Market Sustains Bullish Run, Gains N372bn

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  • Nigerian Stock Market Sustains Bullish Run, Gains N372bn

Nigerian Stock Exchange market sustained a bullish run for the fourth consecutive day as more investors jump on the momentum created by the listing of MTN Nigeria.

The market capitalisation of listed equities rose from N12.938 trillion on Monday to N13.309 trillion Tuesday. Representing an increase of N372 billion.

The All Share Index rose by 2.88 to 30,218.14 basis points as buying interest on large-cap stocks continue to aid market sentiment.

The year-to-date loss moderated further to -3.9 percent as activity level advanced by 56.9 percent and value traded grew by 116.7 percent.

Total shares of 335.600 million worth N17.186 billion were exchanged in 4,453 deals on Tuesday. Shares of MTN Nigeria accounted for about 33 percent or 110.718 million shares of the total stock traded.

The stock price of MTN Nigeria rose by 11.95 percent from N119.75 it closed on Monday to N131.70 on Tuesday, bringing its total gained since listed on Thursday to 41.7 percent.

The company also led the chart of top traded stocks by volume with 110.7 million units, closely trailed by others such as FBN Holdings Plc (31.4 million units) and Sterling Bank Plc (26.1 million units).

MTN Nigeria, GTBank and Dangote Cement top the most traded stocks by value, N14.6 billion, N743.5 million and N621.5 million, respectively.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Ecobank Nigeria Received N50 billion 10-Year Bilateral Subordinated Loan

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Ecobank Nigeria Received N50 billion 10-Year Bilateral Subordinated Loan

Ecobank Nigeria announced it has received N50 billion 10-year subordinated Loan.

Adenike Laoye, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Ecobank Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement released through the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The statement read in part, “The bilateral funding provides stable medium-term liquidity to the balance sheet of Ecobank Nigeria and positively improved its balance sheet ratios, especially the capital adequacy ratio by circa 300 basis points.

The transaction proceeds would be deployed to support Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (“MSMEs”) and Small Corporates.

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Niger Insurance to Sell Property Worth N15bn in Recapitalisation Move

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Niger Insurance to Sell Property Worth N15bn in Recapitalisation Move

Niger Insurance Plc said it is working on a plan to sell off N15 billion worth of real estate and investment property to boost its cash flow and meet the liquidity requirements of the insurance industry.

Mr. Edwin Egbiti, the Managing Director of the company disclosed this during the company’s 2019 annual general meetings held virtually in Lagos recently.

He said, “Subsequent to the requisite approvals of the board on behalf of shareholders, a number of the company’s real estate and investment property valued at N15bn have been put on sale in order to improve liquidity/cash flows, ensure reserve adequacy and improve solvency margins.

“We are encouraged by the progress made so far, and confident that both capital restructuring and recapitalisation efforts will be successful in line with National Insurance Commission’s regulatory timelines.”

It added that Niger Insurance recognised that its people were the company’s most critical assets without whom its goals and plans would remain elusive.

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AMCON Takes Over Inducon Nigeria’s Assets Over N1.3 Billion Debt

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AMCON Takes Over Inducon Nigeria’s Assets Over N1.3 Billion Debt

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has taken over the assets of Dr. John Abebe, the Chief Promoter of Inducon Nigeria Limited over N1.3 billion debt.

According to a statement signed by the Head, Corporate Communications Department, AMCON, Jude Nwauzor, and titled ‘N1.3bn debt: AMCON takes over assets of Inducon Nigeria Limited’ the decision followed the order of Honourable Justice Aikawa of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

In compliance with the enforcement order, AMCON at the weekend took effective possession of the property situate at Plot12, Block 108, Lekki Peninsula Residential Scheme, Lagos, through its debt recovery agent – Ogunsola Shonibare L.P.

“The court also ordered that the bank accounts of the company and its directors, Dr. John Abebe, Mr Olawole Fatimilehin and Ademola Buraimoh, be frozen pending the final determination of the suit.

The asset management corporation said the case of Dr. John Abebe and Inducon Nigeria Limited started shortly after the loan was procured by AMCON in 2011 during the first phase of Eligible Bank Asset purchases from the defunct FinBank, Now FCMB.

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