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MARKET UPDATE
JANUARY 13, 2017 NIGERIA STOCK EXCHANGE (Market Closed) SUMMARY: All Share Index 26,325.93 Deals 2,653.00 Volume 148,569,099.00 Value 3,758,383,446.99Market Cap 9,058,131,259,973.59TOP GAINERS CONOIL 37.35 (0.85) STANBIC 15.52 (0.49) NB 142.18 (0.18) TOURIST 3.68 (0.17) ACCESS 6.69 (0.12) TOP LOSERS MOBIL 249.86 (-13.15) SEPLAT 370 (-9.99) TOTAL 300 (-4) PRESCO 42.16 (-2.03) JBERGER 34.83 (-1.83) CBN EXCHANGE RATE(NGN)Buying:$USD 304 £GBP 373.5248 EURO 324.1248 SWISS FRANC 301.8268 YEN 2.6611 Selling:$USD 305 £GBP 374.7535 EURO 325.191 SWISS FRANC 302.8197 YEN 2.6698 CNBC COMMODITY PRICES (USD)Crude Oil (Bonny light) 53.25 Natural Gas 3.304 (0.031) Gold 1195.90 (-3.90) Silver 16.785 (-0.04) Copper 2.6905 (-0.019) Wheat 424.25 (-2.00) Coffee 149.10 (-0.50) Cotton 72.30 (-0.04) Cocoa 2213.00 (-17.00)

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    Senate kicks against closure of Abuja airport, summons Fashola, Amaechi

Senate kicks against closure of Abuja airport, summons Fashola, Amaechi

The senate has expressed reservations about the decision of the federal government to close the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, summoning three ministers.Those to appear before the upper legislative chamber are: Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation; Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, and Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation.It also summoned Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff, [...]

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    Patience Jonathan’s house raided but Police, EFCC ‘unaware’

Patience Jonathan’s house raided but Police, EFCC ‘unaware’

Some men of the Nigeria police on Wednesday evening raided the family house of Patience Jonathan, former first lady, without a search warrant.A source, who confirmed the development to TheCable,  said the house is located at Igbeti Rock Street, Maitama, Abuja.TheCable learnt that the police officers did not have a search warrant, and that house was unoccupied at the time of [...]

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    Core TV News now live on Abuja digital terrestrial

Core TV News now live on Abuja digital terrestrial

Core TV News, a 24-hour cable channel, is now live on the newly launched Abuja digital terrestrial, its management said in a statement on Friday.The Abuja digital switch-over was formally launched on Thursday by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who stood in for President Muhammadu Buhari.Olajide Adediran, the group managing director of Core TV News, promised that the channel will "continue to [...]

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    FG to shut Abuja airport runway for 6 weeks

FG to shut Abuja airport runway for 6 weeks

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, will be closed for six weeks between February and March 2017.Addressing reporters on Monday, Sirika said the closure was to allow Julius Berger carry out total reconstruction on the badly damaged airport runway.He said while the runway would still be put to use under the [...]

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    NSCDC operative dies during rescue of 10 kidnapped victims

NSCDC operative dies during rescue of 10 kidnapped victims

Anumudu Uche, an official of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), lost his life during an operation to rescue 10 persons kidnapped by a gang of hoodlums in the Kuje area of the federal capital territory (FCT).Anjugurin Manzah, spokesman of the FCT police command, disclosed this in a statement, saying the deceased took ill before his death.He listed [...]

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    2-year-old ‘kidnapped by mystery woman’ in Abuja

2-year-old ‘kidnapped by mystery woman’ in Abuja

Khadija Suleiman, a 2-year-old girl, has been abducted in the Kuje area of the federal capital territory (FCT).Suleiman, her father, raised the alarm over the incident, explaining that it was a strange woman who seized his daughter on Saturday.In a Facebook post, the traumatised father appealed to members of the public who have information on his daughter to contact him [...]

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    PRNigeria shines at global PR award

PRNigeria shines at global PR award

The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) has presented Golden World Award (GWA) in crisis management to Image Merchants Promotion Limited for its counter-insurgency and security-conscious campaigns. The Golden World Awards (GWAs), often dubbed the “Oscars of PR” is the "world’s most prestigious" PR awards in various categories.Bart de Vries, IPRA president, described the PRNigeria’s campaign as one of the most successful [...]

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    Zakzaky’s followers teargassed in Abuja

Zakzaky’s followers teargassed in Abuja

The police on Wednesday released tear gas canisters while preventing followers of Ibraheem Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), from gaining access to the federal secretariat in Abuja.Members of the Shi'a sect, who embarked on a protest, displayed placards with inscriptions such as ‘Free Zakzaky’, ‘PMB's Change Mantra Genocide and Crimes’.They also chanted solidarity songs.In a statement [...]

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    How hawker rescued student from being kidnapped in Abuja

How hawker rescued student from being kidnapped in Abuja

A young student on Tuesday evaded the grasp of kidnappers through the assistance of a hawker.The incident occurred along Ibrahim Babangida Way in Wuse Zone 4. [...]

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    FCT minister orders herdsmen to move cattle out of Abuja

FCT minister orders herdsmen to move cattle out of Abuja

Muhammad Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), has directed herdsmen to move their cattle out of the city.The order was contained in a statement released on the minister's behalf on Monday by Muhammad Sule, chief press secretary, following a meeting with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, FCT chapter.He said it was “part of efforts to totally stop [...]

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    Don’t bring stolen money to my church as offering, Abuja pastor tells congregation

Don’t bring stolen money to my church as offering, Abuja pastor tells congregation

Sarah Omakwu, senior pastor, Family Worship Centre (FWC), Wuye, Abuja, on Sunday delivered a scathing message to those donating looted money to churches, saying stolen money should not be brought to her church as offering. According to transcripts of the sermon, provided to TheCable by Olola Seun Akioye, a congregant, Omakwu said she was not castigating sinners, but she preferred to miss their [...]

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    16 herdsmen convicted for grazing in Abuja

16 herdsmen convicted for grazing in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has convicted 16 herdsmen for grazing in the nation's capital.According to Muhammad Hazat, spokesman of the Muhammed Bello, FCT minister, the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB)  impounded 32 cows and 38 sheep in seven days.Hazat said the herdsmen had been arraigned and convicted before a mobile sanitation court."In the seven days exercise so far, 36 cows [...]

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    FCT minister orders psychiatric test for traffic offenders

FCT minister orders psychiatric test for traffic offenders

Muhammad Bello, minister of the federal capital territory (FCT), has directed the city’s police command to arrest and take traffic offenders to a psychiatric hospital for immediate test.The minister gave this directive in a statement issued by Muhammad Sule, his chief press secretary, on Wednesday.He also directed the FCT health and human services secretariat to make ambulances available at traffic interchanges [...]

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    No strike action planned for October, says UniAbuja ASUU

No strike action planned for October, says UniAbuja ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU), has not issued a strike notice to the federal government, says the University of Abuja chapter of the association.Ben Ugheoke, chairman of UniAbuja ASUU, on Tuesday, denied stating that universities will proceed on strike on October 2. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Abuja pupils gather at NASRDA to watch solar eclipse

PHOTOS: Abuja pupils gather at NASRDA to watch solar eclipse

Nigerians on Thursday gathered at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Abuja, to catch a glimpse of the annular solar eclipse.The spectators, who were mostly students, were given solar glasses to observe the phenomenon.It was an interesting moment at 8.47am, when the moon was spotted overlapping the sun with a dark cloud, making the entire spectrum turn dark.Saidu Mohammed, director-general [...]

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    6 rescued, 2 trapped in Abuja building collapse

6 rescued, 2 trapped in Abuja building collapse

A building collapsed in Abuja on Monday sometime between 12:00 and 12:30am, leaving two persons trapped in the debris.Speaking to journalists, Abbas Idriss, a staff of the FCT Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), said eight people were trapped earlier but six had been rescued in the crash, which occurred at Road 444/441, Okpanachi Crescent, Gwarimpa estate."We hope that the remaining two would [...]

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Exchange Rates

January 14, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK316.13385.11336.46
LAGOS491600515
KANO487595510
PH491600518
ABUJA492600516
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