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Family Homes Funds Issues N10B Bond, Nigeria’s First Corporate Sukuk



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Family Homes Funds Limited has successfully completed Nigeria’s first Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) registered corporate Sukuk.

The series 1 Ijara Lease Sukuk worths N10 billion and a 7-year 13 percent bond which will be due in 2028 (“Series I Sukuk”) under the company’s N30bn Sukuk Issuance Programme.

A Sukuk is an Islamic financial certificate, similar to a bond in Western finance, which complies with Islamic religious law commonly known as Sharia.

Since the traditional Western interest-paying bond structure is not permissible, the issuer of a Sukuk sells an investor group a certificate and then uses the proceeds to purchase an asset that the investor group has a direct partial ownership interest in. The issuer must also make a contractual promise to buy back the bond at a future date at par value.

The Series 1 Sukuk is the first-ever SEC-registered corporate Sukuk to be issued in Nigeria. It is also the first-ever corporate Sukuk certified by the Financial Regulation Advisory Council of Experts (FRACE) of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The transaction also represents Family Homes’ debut in the Nigerian Debt Capital Markets.

The issuance was 2.1x oversubscribed, receiving significant interest from a wide range of high-value and quality investors including pension funds, ethical funds, fund managers, Islamic institutions, non-finance trustees, corporates, and high net worth individuals.

The net proceeds from this issue will finance up to 5,000 new homes for Nigerians on low income across this great nation, contributing to the FHF’s objective of developing up to 200,000 homes by December 2022.

“This is a landmark event in the unfolding history of a young organisation with a vision to transform the housing market by making safe decent housing accessible to the overwhelming proportion of our population, particularly those on a low income.

“It is worthy of note that about 64 percent of the subscription was from Pension Funds,” Femi Adewole, chief executive officer of Family Homes said at the historic signing ceremony in Abuja.

The Book Build process for the transaction was launched on June 25, 2021, and was completed on July 6, 2021.

Details received on the debut indicate the total value of orders received during the Book Build was N21.3 billion (representing a 2.1x oversubscription) of the intended N10 billion, despite current market dynamics and volatility.

Launched at a rental rate of 13 percent per annum, the transaction had tremendous support from the debt capital market.

“We are very proud of this landmark transaction, which is the first-ever certified corporate Sukuk issued in Nigeria. The domestic debt capital market has given us the opportunity to further diversify our funding sources and provided the necessary support for our goal of providing affordable homes across Nigeria.

The strong support for this transaction, given the challenging environment, is a reflection of the depth of the market, and investor confidence in Family Homes Fund’s long-term strategy and management team,” Adewole added.

The Series I Sukuk Issuance, according to him reinforces the Company’s commitment to facilitating the provision of affordable homes and diversifying its funding sources, as well as the resilience of the domestic debt capital market.

Family Homes will deploy the net proceeds to finance and develop affordable homes for low-income earners.

To date, Family Homes Funds has financed the development of at least 11,700 homes for low-Income earners across several states in Nigeria Including Delta, Ogun, Kano, Nasarawa, Kaduna, Yobe, Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa, and has created up to 64,000 direct and indirect jobs in the process.

But over the next 4years, specifically through its affordable housing projects, the company aims to invest up to N1.3trn (US$3bn) in the development of 500,000 homes for people on a low income. In the process, the Company also aims to create up to 1,500,000 jobs and enable homeownership through its creative products.

At the event, Suleiman Barau, chairman, Family Homes Fund said with the Sukuk issuance, FHF’s commitment to financing the development of affordable housing in Nigeria is further strengthened and presents a great source of hope for average Nigerians seeking a home of their own.

He said the FHF initiated this issuance as one of the measures towards attaining its strategic objective of bridging the housing gap in Nigeria, providing millions of jobs, and enabling economic growth.

“This is a unique opportunity, not just for Family Homes Funds, but for the entire housing market in Nigeria. We are confident that the success story of Family Homes Funds will spur greater interest and investment in the sector.

“The impressive rate of subscription and participation by a diverse range of investors demonstrates the high level of investor confidence in Family Homes Funds, particularly, because of the progress, it is making in the affordable housing space in Nigeria,” Barau, who is also a former deputy governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria stated.

“With a great sense of duty, we are confident of achieving a lot more within a short period,” he assured.

In her speech, Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance said the issuance is not only historic but will obviously strengthen Family Homes Funds’ dedication to its core principles and expand its ability to offer wider opportunities for millions of Nigerians who rely on them to realize their homeownership dreams.

“Sustainable funding is very critical for what Family Homes Funds do, and the interest that this Issuance has generated is very significant for what the future of funding in the housing sector may look like.

“The kind of results we are seeking can be hastened through efforts like this, where the private and public sectors can blend in through investments and other forms of partnership” noted Ahmed, who was represented at the event by Aliyu Ahmed, permanent secretary (Finance), Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning.

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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 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 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 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.

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Leaf Investment & Realtors Limited Acquires 1.97 Billion Shares in Oando Plc



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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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Leadway Pensure’s First Bank Shares Belong to RSA Owners – PenCom



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The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has confirmed that any funds that have been invested in First Bank Holdings Ltd (FBNH) by Leadway Pensure Ltd belong to holders of Retirement Savings Accounts (RSA).

This has apparently silenced any claims that Tunde Hassan-Odukale and some entities related to him own a 5.36% stake in First Bank, which would have made Hassan-Odukale the single, largest shareholder in the company.

It seemed to be competitive, as after popular billionaire business Femi Otedola acquired a 5.07% stake in the bank, company secretary Seye Kosoko wrote to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX), signing off Leadway Pensure PFA’s (Pension Fund Administrator) whole 2.11% stake to Tunde Hassan-Odukale.

After this, Kosoko was also responsible for listing 1.36% of the investment stated as “ZPC/Leadway Assurance Prem & Inv Coll Acct” in the favour of Hassan-Odukale.

The clarification from PenCom confirmed that the shareholding which has been ascribed to Hassan-Odukale will most likely be reduced to not up to 4%, with Leadway Pensure’s stake in the bank being classified.

PenCom issued a statement on Friday which stated that it did not break any laws by investing in First Bank, contrary to reports circulating the media.

The Pension Commission however said that any equity investments made by Leadway Pensure in FBN Holdings on behalf of the pension funds which it manages are in the name of the pension fund and belong to the RSA. It went further to state that the investments cannot be considered shareholdings of any party related to the PFA.

The Commission’s statement attributed the media reports to the lack of knowledge of the Investment Regulation which was issued by the Commission.

The Commission made reference to records held by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which confirm that the equity investments in FBN Holdings are made in the name of the Pension Fund for RSA holders.

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