Karl Toriola, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc, was honoured with the Nigerian Stock Exchange digital Closing Gong.
Mr. Oscar N. Onyema, OON, the CEO, NSE, who spoke at the event, said “On behalf of the National Council and Management of the NSE, I congratulate Mr. Karl Toriola on his appointment as the CEO of MTN Nigeria. Mr. Toriola is a versatile leader who comes with vast knowledge and relevant experience spanning over 25 years, and we are delighted to host him on his first day on the job. At the NSE, we continue to provide a platform to support our clients in meeting their strategic business objectives and we are pleased to see listed companies take full advantage of the NSE’s products and services. I, therefore, use this opportunity to invite MTN Nigeria Plc and other stakeholders to partner with The Exchange across the various themes of capital formation, capacity building, sustainability, and many others.”
On his part, Mr. Toriola commented thus: “I would like to thank the NSE in its entirety for offering me this distinguished honour of ringing the closing bell on the first day of my tenure as CEO of MTN Nigeria. I must also thank the Board, shareholders and staff of MTN Nigeria even as I reflect on the responsibility on my shoulder to lead what is the largest corporate by revenue outside the oil industry and the second-largest corporate listed on the NSE as at today. I am committed to leading MTN Nigeria to deliver on our responsibility to the over 70 million Nigerian customers that use our services to ensure they stay connected and can access increasing value and better services through our network; our role as a corporate citizen in the recovery and growth of the Nigerian economy; and our need to deliver value and drive share price for the good of our shareholders.”
The NSE has continued to remain resilient leveraging various digital platforms and innovative technology to ensure business continuity and uninterrupted dissemination of information to the market. The investments made by The Exchange in this regard have indeed proven to be worthwhile given the extraordinary times we now live and work. In April last year, NSE launched the digital Closing Gong Ceremony and since then, it has hosted several webinars, virtual events and interactive sessions with esteemed stakeholder groups.
Stock Investors Lose Another N11 Billion on Wednesday
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) extended decline on Wednesday as sentiment remained weak across the Exchange.
Investors exchanged 155,773,059 shares valued at N1.510 billion in 3,256 transactions during the trading hours of Wednesday, in contrast to 184,442,908 shares worth N2.343 billion that exchanged hands in 3,809 transactions on Tuesday.
Market value depreciated by N11 billion to N20.243 trillion on Wednesday, further down from N20.254 trillion it closed on Tuesday. While NGX All-Share Index dipped by 0.05 percent to 38,852.69 index points.
Transcorp Hotel Plc led gainers with N0.45 or 10 percent. Followed by Pharm-Deko Plc’s N0.16 or 9.88 percent gain. See the details below.
|TRANSCOHOT||N 4.50||N 4.95||0.45||10.00 %|
|PHARMDEKO||N 1.62||N 1.78||0.16||9.88 %|
|CONOIL||N 22.35||N 24.55||2.20||9.84 %|
|CORNERST||N 0.49||N 0.53||0.04||8.16 %|
|NEM||N 1.90||N 2.00||0.10||5.26 %|
|VERITASKAP||N 0.23||N 0.21||-0.02||-8.70 %|
|UCAP||N 9.00||N 8.55||-0.45||-5.00 %|
|CHAMS||N 0.22||N 0.21||-0.01||-4.55 %|
|ACCESS||N 8.90||N 8.60||-0.30||-3.37 %|
|JAPAULGOLD||N 0.47||N 0.46||-0.01||-2.13 %|
Stock Market Extends Decline Amid Profit-taking
The Nigerian stock market extended declines on Tuesday as selloff in the banking sector plunged investors’ wealth by N17 billion.
The Nigerian Exchange Limited All-Share Index depreciated by 0.08 percent to 38,873.85 index points, down from 38,906.42 index points recorded on Monday. While market value of listed equities dipped by N17 billion from N20.271 trillion on Monday to N20.254 trillion on Tuesday.
Investors traded 184,442,908 shares valued at N2.343 billion in 3,809 transactions during the trading hours of Tuesday, against 190,959,987 shares worth N2.353 billion in 3,462 transactions that exchanged hands on Monday.
In terms of volume traded, United Bank for Africa Plc led with 38994303.00 shares worth N297,640,689.80. GTCO followed with 19036730.00 shares valued at N517,862,116.20. See the details below.
|MRS||N 13.85||N 15.20||1.35||9.75 %|
|VERITASKAP||N 0.21||N 0.23||0.02||9.52 %|
|REGALINS||N 0.44||N 0.47||0.03||6.82 %|
|UNITYBNK||N 0.53||N 0.55||0.02||3.77 %|
|COURTVILLE||N 0.31||N 0.32||0.01||3.23 %|
|NEIMETH||N 1.90||N 1.75||-0.15||-7.89 %|
|CHAMS||N 0.23||N 0.22||-0.01||-4.35 %|
|JAPAULGOLD||N 0.49||N 0.47||-0.02||-4.08 %|
|SOVRENINS||N 0.25||N 0.24||-0.01||-4.00 %|
|WEMABANK||N 0.79||N 0.76||-0.03||-3.80 %|
NGX to Host Inaugural TechNovation Conference
Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited is set to host the inaugural edition of its TechNovation Conference on Thursday, 30 September 2021.
NGX TechNovation Conference is a flagship event that provides a platform for local and global technology leaders to syndicate conversations around technology, partnerships and innovation that can advance technology adoption in the Nigerian capital market.
With the theme, “Technology, Platforms and Markets”, the event will be hosted by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited, Mr. Temi Popoola, CFA and will feature leading industry experts across the public and private sectors including the Director-General, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Lamido Yuguda; Dr. Segun Aina, President, Africa Fintech Network; and Olugbenga Agboola, Co-Founder and CEO, Flutterwave.
Key topics to be addressed during the conference are: The Future is Digital – Digital Transformation, New Tech and Emerging Markets; The Path to Exponential Growth – New Technology, Platforms, Emerging Markets, Data & Regulation; and Beyond Tech – Partnerships, Business Models and Innovation. Interested participants can register online.
Some of the other confirmed speakers at the event include; Iyin Aboyeji, Founder & General Partner, Future Africa; Bayo Adekanbi, Chief Transformation Officer, Data Science Nigeria; Dayo Obisan, Government Relations, SEC; Abasi Ene-Obong, CEO, 54Gene; Oremeyi Akah, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Interswitch; Ini Akpan, Country Manager, Opay; and Andreas Itern, Co-Founder & CEO, F10.
The advancement and exponential growth of technology around the world have signaled a new wave of opportunities for forward-thinking organizations. NGX remains committed to leveraging technology to provide a broad range of services including but not limited to smart capital formation. TechNovation will, therefore, serve as a platform that can create opportunities for smart business leaders looking to tap into the next level of growth and competitive advantage.
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