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AfDB Approves $400,000 Grant for Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria to Support Capital Markets Development

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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.

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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Hallmark Insurance, Japaul Gold Lead Gainers as Equities Market Closed in Green

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Consolidated Hallmark Insurance Plc and Japaul Gold led gainers on Thursday as the Nigerian Stock Exchange closed in the green.

Investors exchanged 145.332 million shares valued at N1.576 billion in 3,525 transactions during the trading hours of Thursday.

Market value of listed equities inched slightly higher to N20.300 trillion while the Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index gained 0.07 percent to 38,799.83 index points.

Banks’ stocks led the most traded stocks with First Bank of Nigeria Holdings leading with 21,851,331 shares valued at N157,179,233.85. This was followed by GTBank’s 20,500,310 shares estimated at N589,173,071.90. See the details below.

Top Trades

Symbols Volume Value
FBNH 21,851,331 N157,179,233.85
GUARANTY 20,500,310 N589,173,071.90
ZENITHBANK 17,584,133 N379,878,208.55
ACCESS 8,596,059 N68,887,206.60
JAPAULGOLD 7,580,118 N4,339,371.64

Top Gainers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
CHIPLC N0.31 N0.34 0.03 9.68%
JAPAULGOLD N0.53 N0.58 0.05 9.43%
OANDO N3.1 N3.26 0.16 5.16%
AIICO N1.2 N1.26 0.06 5.00%
ZENITHBANK N21 N21.8 0.8 3.81%

Top Losers

Symbols Last Close Current Change %Change
ROYALEX N0.39 N0.36 -0.03 -7.69%
JAIZBANK N0.66 N0.62 -0.04 -6.06%
HONYFLOUR N1.19 N1.13 -0.06 -5.04%
LINKASSURE N0.84 N0.8 -0.04 -4.76%
DAARCOMM N0.21 N0.2 -0.01 -4.76%

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Delist: 11 Plc Opens Escrow Account to Settle Shareholders

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In a bid to complete its ongoing delisting process and settle shareholders accordingly, 11 Plc, formerly Mobil, has opened an escrow account with Greenwich Registrars and Data Solutions Limited and provided sufficient funds to shareholders, who as of March 15, 2021, have accepted the Exit Consideration of N213.90 per share based on the highest price of N213.90 at which 11 Plc traded in the last 6 months preceding the date of the Annual General Meeting where the resolution to delist was passed in line with the Nigerian Stock Exchange guidelines.

The company said, “Further to the application made to The Exchange by 11 Plc on the Voluntary Delisting of the Company from The Exchange as recommended by the Board of Directors, the Exchange approved the delisting application subject to 11 plc’s evidence of opening an escrow account in the Registrar’s name and evidence that shareholders who have accepted to exit have been paid.

11 Plc attributed the decision to delist from NSE to the need to strategise for better performance, minimise costs, and stay competitive within its industry.

On the escrow account, it said “the consideration accruing to shareholders of 11 plc that elect to accept the Exit Consideration has been computed as of March 15, 2021. The cash consideration will be settled by way of electronic transfer to the respective bank accounts of Shareholders and it is expected to be completed on or before April 16, 2021.

 

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Dr. Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika Access Bank Chairman Scoops More Access Bank Shares

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Dr. Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika, the Chairperson of Access Bank Plc, scooped additional 7,109,104 ordinary shares of the bank on Tuesday, according to the latest disclosure statement of the bank.

In the statement signed by Sunday Ekwochi, Company Secretary, Access Bank Plc, and released via the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Dr. (Mrs) Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika acquired the shares on Tuesday 6th, April 2021 at N8.15 per share from the Nigerian Stock Exchange trading floor in Lagos, Nigeria.

At N8.15 per share, Mrs Awosika dumped N57.939 million on 7,109,104 shares of access bank.

Dr. (Mrs.) Ajoritsedere Josephine Awosika, MFR is an accomplished administrator with over three decades’ experience in public sector governance. She was at various times, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministries of Internal Affairs, Science & Technology and Power. She is a Fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria and the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacy. She holds a Doctorate degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Bradford, United Kingdom.

She was appointed to the Board of Access Bank in April 2013 and served as the Vice-Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board Credit and Finance Committee.

Dr. Awosika sits on the boards of Capital Express Assurance Ltd and Josephine Consulting Limited.

She became the Chairman of the Board on January 8, 2020 following the retirement of Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga.

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