Once again, Japaul Gold and Ventures Plc has announced it will not be able to file unaudited financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2021.
This is becoming a trend following a similar announcement in the first quarter of the year.
In a statement signed by Babatunde Adewale, Legal Officer, the company said it will be unable to file the 2021 quarter 2 unaudited financial statements within the regulatory due date of 30 July 2021.
This, it attributed to the ongoing business diversification process which has not been finalised.
It would be recalled that the company announced in November 2020 that it has received approval in principle from H&H Mines Limited to invest in or acquire shares in the company once it concluded its fundraising exercise.
The announcement saw Japaul’s share price rising over 100 percent in two months before it became clear that the embattled company still has a long way to go to perfect the deal given the fact that it still plans to raise the necessary fund for the deal. A company struggling financially before changing its name and business direction from oil to mining.
“The company is currently conducting some strategic engagements aimed at impacting positively on the company’s new business and intent at successfully transiting from a loss position to a consistent and sustainable profitability as envisaged in the operations,” Japaul statement reads in part.
It added that “In view of this, the company has sought and obtained the approval of NGX Regulation Limited (NGX RegCo) for an extension of time to file the accounts on or before 29 September 2021.”
ABC Transport Plc Plans Raise N1.27 Billion Via Rights Issue
ABC Transport Plc, a Nigerian leading transport company, has proposed to raise an additional N1,127,236,000 via way of a rights issue, the company disclosed a statement filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited.
ABC Transport through its Stockbroker, FSL Securities Limited, has submitted an application to the Nigerian Exchange Limited for approval and listing of One Billion, One Hundred and TwentySeven Million, Two Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand (1,127,236,000) Ordinary Shares of Fifty Kobo (N0.50) each at Thirty-Five Kobo (N0.35) per share, on the basis of sixty-eight (68) new ordinary shares for every one hundred (100) ordinary shares held.
The qualification date for the rights issue was Tuesday, 30 November 2021.
What is Rights Issue
A Rights Issue or Rights Offer is a privilege given to existing shareholders of a company to buy additional shares in the company.
It is an invitation to existing shareholders to purchase additional new shares in the company. This type of issue gives existing shareholders securities called rights. With the rights, the shareholder can purchase new shares at a discount to the market price on a stated future date. The company is giving shareholders a chance to increase their exposure to the stock at a discount price.
- A rights issue is one way for a cash-strapped company to raise capital often to pay down debt.
- Shareholders can buy new shares at a discount for a certain period.
- With a rights issue, because more shares are issued to the market, the stock price is diluted and will likely go down.
Steps On How To Buy MTN Share Offer
Following the announcement of MTN Nigeria Communication Plc that it was selling an additional 575 million shares at N169 per share, many investors have been asking questions on how to own a piece of the telecommunications giant before it closes on Tuesday, 14 December 2021.
Before we proceed, it is important to note that MTN has pegged the minimum subscription per transaction at 20 shares and subsequent multiples of 20, 40, 60, etc. The share offer was attached with a buy 20 shares and get 1 share free, however, an investor is subject to a maximum of 250 bonus shares. Meaning, an investor is only entitled to a bonus on the first 5,000 shares bought.
The incentive is open to retail investors who buy and hold the shares for at least 12 months.
Below is a step-by-step process on how to buy and own a piece of MTN Nigeria, the second most capitalised listed company in Africa’s largest economy.
How to Buy MTN Shares?
There are various channels to purchase MTN shares. Interested investors can either buy through MTN or from several approved stockbrokers, some of them are listed below.
To Buy Directly from MTN Nigeria
Interested investors should use the approved channels listed below to submit an application. You can find full details of how to submit an application at www.mtnonline.com/PO or consult with your stockbroker or banker for further guidance.
Application for MTN share Offer can also be submitted at MTN stores. The MTN MoMo agents have been trained to assist customers and provide guidance on using PrimaryOffer to submit an application.
To Buy Through the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX)
Apply for your shares digitally through the PrimaryOffer app by NGX. Visit the PrimaryOffer website www.primaryofferng.com by NGX; or Download the PrimaryOffer app by NGX from the App Store for IOS and Google Play store for Android devices. Note that a BVN, CHN and CSCS Number is required to register and submit an application on the PrimaryOffer portal.
If your application is successfully submitted through PrimaryOffer, you will receive a confirmation email.
PrimaryOffer Application Process
- Download the app from the app store
- Click “Create an Account”
- Input your BVN
- Input your date of birth linked to your BVN
- Click “Proceed”
- Validate your information
- Create password
- Click “Submit”
- An OTP is sent to your email for verification
- Upon verification, log in with your email and password
- Select “MTN Offer”
- View details of the Offer – including the Pricing Supplement
- Input number of shares you want to apply for
- Input CSCS, CHN and Bank details for verification.
Alternatively, a CSCS and CHN will be created for you if you don’t” have a CSCS account.
- Input your bank account details and re-insert your login password for verification
- Read and accept the terms and conditions
- Proceed to Make Payment
- You will receive a notification of the successful submission in your email
To make payment on the PrimaryOffer portal, select one of the options available on the payment page, you can Pay with Card, USSD Code, Bank, Bank transfer, MVisa-QR Code, Barter, PayAttitutde, or with Paga.
If debited but payment status shows pending, forward your proof of payment to firstname.lastname@example.org for further review.
Buying MTN Share Via Receiving Agents
Apply for your shares through authorized Receiving Agents – Issuing Houses, Stockbrokers & Banks (applications can be completed and submitted, and payments processed at bank branches nationwide).
- An interested investor should complete an Application Form.
- Submit the completed Application Form and make payment to a Receiving Agent.
- Receiving Agent confirms receipt of payment for the number of shares applied for.
- Receiving Agent issues an acknowledgment copy of the Application Form.
- Receiving Agent submits the application on PrimaryOffer.
- Applicant receives a notification from PrimaryOffer once the application is submitted by the Receiving Agent.
If you submit an application through a Receiving Agent, the Receiving Agent will provide you with a photocopy of the completed Application Form bearing the date and time stamp. This should be kept for record and tracking purposes.
After SEC’s clearance of the allotment, the shares allotted to you will be credited into your CSCS account and you will receive an automated SMS from CSCS notifying you of the credit.
What is a Clearing House Number (CHN)?
Clearing House Number (CHN) is a unique number that identifies each investor in the Nigerian Capital Market. The CHN is alphanumeric and starts with a “C”. Accordingly, your CHN details must be provided in the “CHN Number Details” section of your application.
What is a CSCS Account?
The CSCS (Central Securities Clearing System) is a computerised depository system responsible for clearing, storing, and settlement of securities transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market. A CSCS account number is created for you by your stockbroker and can be used for buying and selling securities. Accordingly, your CSCS details must be provided in the “CSCS Account Details” section of your application.
MTN Share Offer Eligibility
Anyone above 18 years of age is eligible to buy the MTN shares on offer, but there are a limited number of conditions.
- Applicants must apply for a minimum of 20 shares and multiples of 20 shares thereafter.
- Applicants must have a valid BVN to register and submit an application on PrimaryOffer.
- Applicants must have a CHN and CSCS account.
Nigerians abroad who are interested in MTN share offer can also apply with their BVN details, also shares can be bought for another person if the beneficiary’s particulars, including BVN, CHN and CSCS account details are available. The beneficiary’s bank account details must be filled in for future e-payments, including dividends.
Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited Acquires 1.97 Billion Shares in Oando Plc
Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited has acquired 1,968,452,614 shares in Oando Plc, according to the disclosure filing released via the Nigerian Exchange Limited.
Oando Plc, an indigenous oil company based in Nigeria, announced that Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited acquired Alhaji Dahiru Mangal’s interest in Oando Plc.
Therefore, based on the latest acquisition, Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited now holds a 15.83 percent stake in Oando Plc.
Oando’s statement reads “In accordance with Rule 17:13 (a) of the Nigerian Exchange Limited Issuers’ Rules, we hereby announce the acquisition of Alhaji Dahiru Mangal’s interest of 1,968,452,614, shares in Oando PLC by Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited.
“Based on the above, by Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited now holds 15.83% of Oando PLC.”
The statement is in line with the SEC disclosure act instituted two years ago to enforce transparency across the Nigerian capital market.
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