The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has said investors in the Nigerian equities market and viewers of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) will now start seeing daily price information of listed companies on the various stations.
This was disclosed at the digital Closing Gong ceremony hosted on Wednesday, 17 February 2021.
Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, the Chief Executive Officer, NSE, who spoke at the event said “At The Exchange, we remain committed to providing issuers with a platform that allows them to meet their strategic business objectives and one way of backing that commitment is making price information available across as many credible channels as possible. The NTA runs the largest television network in Nigeria with stations and network centres in almost every part of the country. We are, therefore, pleased to launch the broadcast of the NSE Daily Ticker Tape across the NTA network. This is part of our strategy to widen our domestic investor coverage, especially to retail domestic players who accounted for about 30% of equity transactions valued at N619 billion in 2020.”
On his part, the Director-General, NTA, Mallam Yakubu Ibn Mohammed commented, “On behalf of the Management and Staff of NTA, I appreciate the honour given to me to participate in the NSE’s digital Closing Gong Ceremony. It is noteworthy that the NTA has partnered with the capital market by providing uninterrupted dissemination of information to the public since the late 1980s. As the NSE supports listed companies through capital raising and investment, we have watched fortunes grow from 1961 till date. I would, therefore, like to congratulate the leadership of The Exchange for positioning it as the investment destination of choice, and pledge NTA’s continued coverage and commitment to the success of the activities of the NSE.”
This was coming after the Exchange upgraded its X-Data Portal to provide an efficient, user-friendly experience in accessing real-time, delayed, end of day and historical data for all financial instruments listed on the NSE.
This new development further complements the ongoing innovation and improvement being made by the NSE to provide capital market participants with more channels to access relevant market information.
AfDB Approves $400,000 Grant for Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria to Support Capital Markets Development
The African Development Bank Group today signed a $400,000 grant agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria to strengthen securities market regulation and broaden market instruments.
The funds will go towards strengthening the risk-based supervision framework, regulation of derivatives and green bonds, and build capacity for green finance. The grant will be sourced from the Capital Markets Development Trust Fund, a multi-donor fund administered by the Bank.
“This collaboration further underscores our mutual goal to grow our markets and create viable avenues for sustainable economic development for Nigeria and the region,” said Lamido Yuguda, Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission at the virtual signing ceremony.
The grant is aligned with the priorities of the Bank’s Country Strategy for Nigeria, which envisages measures to stimulate capital market development to unlock financial resources for productive sector investments, infrastructure development and private sector growth.
Lamin Barrow, Senior Director of the Bank’s Nigeria Country Department, noted the urgency of the implementation of the project.
“At a time when countries are striving to build back better from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, improvement of the enabling regulatory and supervision framework will boost domestic resource mobilisation efforts and leverage private sector contributions to achieve a greener, more environmentally sustainable and inclusive post-pandemic recovery,” Barrow said.
Oscar Onyema, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, thanked the African Development Bank Group and the Securities and Exchange Commission “for this historic event and partnership, to build in-house capacity at SEC, the Nigerian Stock Exchange, issuers and investors in the sustainable finance space, which will help to meet climate finance commitments in Nigeria.”
The project will support the implementation of the SEC’s Nigeria Capital Market Master Plan 2015-2025 and its vision to position Nigeria’s capital market as a competitive and attractive destination for portfolio investments.
Ardova Plc Profit After Tax Drops by 47.3 Percent to N2.06 Billion in 2020
Ardova Plc Posts N2.06 Billion Profit After Tax in 2020
Ardova Plc, an indigenous energy group headquartered in Lagos, has declared N2.063 billion for the year ended December 31, 2020.
In the audited financial statements released on Thursday through the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the amount was 47.3 percent below the N3.915 billion posted in the same period of 2019.
The revenue of the energy company grew from N179.550 billion in 2019 to N181.664 billion in 2020. While the cost of sales inched slightly higher from N165.269 billion achieved in 2019 to N169.558 billion in 2020.
Gross profit stood at N12.107 billion, up from N11.282 billion recorded in 2019.
Profit before income tax moderated from N4.654 billion in 2019 to N3.199 billion in 2020.
Ardova posted N2.063 billion profit after tax in the period under review, down from N3.915 billion attained in 2019.
The company’s total assets stood at N62.443 billion as of December 31, 2020, up from N47.019 billion in 2019.
Nestle S.A Increases Stake in Nestle Nigeria, Invests Another N3 Billion
Nestle S.A Invests Another N2.99 Billion in Nestle Nigeria
A Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland, Nestle S.A has invested another N2.922 billion in Nestle Nigeria, according to the latest disclosure statement filed with the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Nestle S.A, the majority shareholder in Nestle Nigeria, has been increasing its stake in Nestle Nigeria in the last two years.
On March 02, Nestle S.A purchased 1,980,370 shares at N1,348.94 a unit while on March 03, another 186,277 shares were acquired at N1,349.74 per share.
Bringing the total shares purchased to 2,166,647 at an average price of N1,349 per share. Meaning, Nestle S.A invested another N2.922 billion in Nestle Nigeria. See the details below.
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