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Nigerian Stock Investors Lose N16 Billion on Thursday Amid Weak Sentiment

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Stock Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange Loses N16 Billion on Thursday 

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) continues its decline on Thursday as investors remain cautious amid week market sentiment.

The market capitalisation of listed equities declined by N16 billion t from N13.153 trillion it closed on Wednesday to N13.137 trillion on Thursday.

While the NSE All-Share Index dipped by 101.13 basis points or 0.13 percent to settle at 25,182.67 basis points, down from 25,215.04 recorded on Wednesday.

A total of 17 stocks closed in the red, against the 16 that emerged gainers.

Similarly, total shares of 337.13 million were traded by investors in 3,880 transactions during the trading hour of Thursday.

In terms of volume traded, the bank subsector was the most active as 92.06 million shares were exchanged in 1,237 transactions. The surged in volume was due to the improvement in activities of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and Unity Bank Plc that declared a strong financial statement on Wednesday.

Activities in the insurance subsector expanded, largely boosted by the increase in the activities of Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc and AIICO Insurance Plc. The subsector recorded a total turnover of 83.68 million shares in 448 transactions.

Top gainers were Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc with 9.83 per cent gain to close at N2.57 per share. This was followed by Unity Bank Plc’s 9.62 per cent gain to settle at 57 kobo per share, while ABC Transport Plc gained 8.89 per cent to 49 kobo per share.

Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc was the top loser with 10 percent decline in value to close at N2.25 per share while Prestige Assurance Plc dipped by 9.09 per cent to settle at 70 kobo per share.

Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc declined by 8.33 per cent to close at 22 kobo a unit share.

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Geregu Power Finally Lists on Nigerian Stock Market, Adds N250 Billion to NGX Liquidity

Billionaire Femi Otedola-owned energy company, Geregu Power has finally been listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) today.

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Billionaire Femi Otedola-owned energy company, Geregu Power has finally been listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) today.

The company listed 2.5bn shares at N100 a unit on the Main Board of the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.  Geregu is the first GenCo to be listed on the NGX Main Board, a segment for well-established companies with demonstrable records of accomplishments.

Investors King reported on Monday that the company planned to list on the stock exchange today.

Geregu entered the Exchange with a market capitalisation of N250 billion and with an international securities identification number (ISIN) – NGGEREGU0000.  

Geregu Power, a leading power generation company (GenCo) in Nigeria, was listed under the utilities sector and Electric Power Generation sub-sector of NGX, with the trading symbol, GEREGU.

The listing has now added N250 billion to the liquidity of the Nigerian Exchange Limited and provides more opportunities for wealth creation.

Commenting on the listing, the Chairman, Board of Directors, Mr. Femi Otedola, CON, said “the listing of the company was the actualization of a vision to bring world-class standards in governance sustainability, and business processes to the Company and the Nigerian electricity sector.” He added that “listing on the Main Board of the Exchange will ensure that the long-term growth of the company is assured and its benefits will be passed on to our esteemed shareholders”. Nigerian Exchange Limited continues to evolve in order to remain an attractive destination for issuers, meet the needs of our valued stakeholders and achieve the highest level of competitiveness.

On his part, Chairman, NGX, Mr. Abubakar Mahmood SAN, OON, said, “We are particularly pleased that Geregu Power has joined the prestigious group of companies listed on our Main Board, which will differentiate it as a professionally run power company with high standards, having met NGX’s listing criteria.

“A Main Board listing is a sign of commitment to strong corporate governance, excellence, professionalism, efficiency in service delivery, and providing increased returns to shareholders. It is our expectation that the Geregu Power listing will encourage other power generation and distribution companies to list their shares on the Exchange, thereby opening the sector up to cheaper, long-term capital that will boost infrastructural development and value creation.”

Mr. Temi Popoola, the Chief Executive Officer, NGX, highlighted the significance of the listing to the entire nation.

He said, “Today’s listing is a promising development in the country’s power sector and we are delighted to welcome Geregu Power Plc to the Exchange. Having Geregu listed in our market is proof of NGX’s commitment to building a robust and inclusive market and creating avenues for sustainable investment.

“This listing will enhance liquidity for Geregu, increase its visibility among global investors, elevate its value and boost transparency, as our marketplace is a sterling platform for raising capital and enabling sustainable growth for national development. As a listing platform of choice, we are committed to working with companies at various stages of growth to explore the different opportunities in the capital market to meet their business objectives.”

 

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Debt Management Office Offers Two FG Savings Bonds for October

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has declared opened two Federal Government Savings Bond Offers for October 2022.

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The Debt Management Office (DMO) has declared opened two Federal Government Savings Bond Offers for October 2022.

In a statement released by the DMO on Tuesday, Federal Government is offering a 2-Year FGN Savings Bond due October 12, 2024 at 11.382% per annum interest rate and 3-Year FGN Savings Bond due October 12, 2025 at 12.382% per annum interest rate.

The opening date for subscription was set as today, October 4, 2022 and the closing date was three days after, October 7, 2022.

According to DMO, the settlement would be done on October 12, 2022 while coupon payment dates are January 12, April 12, July 12, and October 12.

Unit of Sale was set at N1,000 per unit subject to a minimum subscription of N5,000 and in multiples of N1,000 thereafter, subject to a maximum subscription of N50,000,000.

Meanwhile, the Director-General of DMO, Patience Oniha DMO, during a presentation at an executive course on budgeting and fiscal responsibility organised by the Fiscal Responsibility Commission in Abuja, has said the federal government cut down on borrowings by increasing revenue generation and improve on expenditure.

In her paper titled “Debt Sustainability Challenges and Strategic Revenue Mobilisation Initiative”, Oniha explained that because the federal government had run deficit budgets for many decades, borrowings from external and domestic sources are unavoidable.

She said: “A budget may be surplus, balanced or deficit. Nigeria has run deficit budgets on a consecutive basis for decades.

“The financing of the deficits through borrowing from local and external sources is the principal reason for the growth in debt stock and debt servicing.

“One way to reduce budget deficits is to grow revenues; the other way is to prioritise expenditure and cut waste and leakages.”

 

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eTranzact Lists 2,565,433,333 Ordinary Shares

eTranzact, multi-application and multi-channel electronic transaction switching and payment processing platform, has listed additional 2,565,433,333 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each of eTranzact International Plc.

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eTranzact, multi-application and multi-channel electronic transaction switching and payment processing platform, has listed additional 2,565,433,333 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each of eTranzact International Plc.

The company made the announcement on Friday following the listing on Wednesday, 28 September 2022.

The statement reads, “Trading Licence Holders are hereby notified that additional 2,565,433,333 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each of eTranzact International Plc (eTranzact or the Company) were on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, listed on the Daily Official List of the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).

“The additional shares listed on NGX arose from eTranzact’s conversion of N5,772,225,000 Zero Coupon Unsecured Subordinated Irredeemable Convertible Debenture Stock to Equity at N2.25 per share.

“With this listing of the additional 2,565,433,333 ordinary shares, the total issued and fully paid up shares of eTranzact has now increased from 6,634,566,483 to 9,199,999,816 ordinary shares of 50 kobo each.”

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