Monday, March 20, 2017
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MARCH 16, 2017NIGERIA STOCK EXCHANGE (Market Closed) SUMMARY: All Share Index 25,418.08 Deals 2,468.00 Volume 280,945,416.00 Value 2,349,419,384.30Market Cap 8,796,717,470,596.41TOP GAINERS NB 133.84 (3.14) FO 48.93 (1.12) GUARANTY 25.8 (0.45) ZENITHBANK 14.55 (0.4) FLOURMILL 17.85 (0.35) TOP LOSERS 7UP 77.71 (-8.29) TOTAL 274.55 (-5.45) ASHAKACEM 9.5 (-0.5) DANGCEM 160 (-0.5) UACN 14 (-0.25) CBN EXCHANGE RATE(NGN)Buying:$USD 305.75 GBP 377.2344 EURO 327.9169 SWISS FRANC 302.715 YEN 2.695 Selling:$USD 306.75 £GBP 378.4682 EURO 328.9894 SWISS FRANC 303.7059 YEN 2.7038 CNBC COMMODITY PRICES (USD)Crude Oil (Bonny light) 51.15 Natural Gas 2.904 (-0.077) Gold 1226.10 (25.40) Silver 17.30 (0.377) Copper 2.679 (0.0225) Wheat 435.50 (-0.50) Coffee 141.55 (0.65) Cotton 78.05 (-0.03) Cocoa 2035.00 (-13.00)
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    Moshood Abiola Polytechnic formally upgraded to university

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic formally upgraded to university

Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, has been formally upgraded to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta.Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, on Monday, signed into law, a bill to this effect. [...]

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    Ogun-based doctor stabs mother to death

Ogun-based doctor stabs mother to death

The Ogun state police command has arrested one Emmanuel Ogah, a medical doctor, who allegedly stabbed his biological mother to death.In a statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, spokesman of the command, said the arrest was sequel to a complaint by the elder brother of the suspect.Oyeyemi said the elder brother reported at Itele Ota divisional headquarters that [...]

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    Amosun to assist Immigration in ‘flushing out’ illegal aliens

Amosun to assist Immigration in ‘flushing out’ illegal aliens

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has promised to help the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) fight the menace of illegal aliens.Amosun said this, on Friday, when he hosted Oluwatoba Bayeroju, new comptroller of the service in Ogun, at his office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta."Due to our status as the most industrialised state in Nigeria, I am aware that we are [...]

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    Aisha speaks on facing the future with ‘Buhari vs Yar’Adua’

Aisha speaks on facing the future with ‘Buhari vs Yar’Adua’

Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, says there are lessons to be learnt from the life of her husband.She said this while speaking at a book launch in Ogun state on Tuesday, entitled 'Buhari vs Yar'Adua: Facing the future'.The book was written by Opeyemi Soyombo, special assistant on media to Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state.The wife of the [...]

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    MAPOLY to ‘soon’ become degree-awarding university

MAPOLY to ‘soon’ become degree-awarding university

Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun state governor, has said the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) in Abeokuta would soon become a degree-awarding university.The governor made the announcement at the 14th convocation of the institution. [...]

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    6 Ogun health facilities ‘operating with quack doctors’ closed down

6 Ogun health facilities ‘operating with quack doctors’ closed down

The Ogun state government on Monday closed down six health facilities in Ifo local government area.The health facilities were said to have been operating with fake documents, quack doctors, and nurses.Babatunde Ipaye, the commissioner of health, announced this while monitoring the level of compliance with the re-validation/registration of private health facilities in Akute.Ipaye said the affected facilities were Accurate Diagnostic Centre, The Mantle [...]

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    UPDATED: 3 students, 3 staff kidnapped from Turkish school in Ogun

UPDATED: 3 students, 3 staff kidnapped from Turkish school in Ogun

Armed men on Friday kidnapped three female students from the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges (NTIC) in Ogun state.In statement issued on Saturday, Cemal Yigit, spokesman of the school, said five female staff were also kidnapped.“We wish to notify the general public of the unfortunate incident that occurred on January 13, 2017, at the premises of the Nigerian Tulip International Colleges [...]

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    ‘See you in heaven’, Babcock student wrote before committing suicide

‘See you in heaven’, Babcock student wrote before committing suicide

Verishima Unokyur, a Babcock University undergraduate, Ogun state, has committed suicide in his parent’s home in Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos state.Unokyur, a 19-year-old Social Work student, hung himself with a tie after sending a New Year's message to his best friend on Tuesday. [...]

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    Amosun seeks to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to university

Amosun seeks to upgrade Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to university

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, has asked for legal backing to upgrade the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic to a University of Technology.Amosun made this known in a letter sent to the state house of assembly.Suraj Adekunbi, the speaker, read the letter at plenary on Thursday.The letter dated December 28, read: “bill for a law to provide for the establishment of [...]

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    Ogun places 396 persons on surveillance over Lassa fever

Ogun places 396 persons on surveillance over Lassa fever

At least 396 persons have been placed on surveillance as a result of the death of Abolanle Adewuyi, an assistant chief nursing officer of the Federal Medical Center, Abeokuta, who reportedly died of Lassa fever.Babatunde Ipaye, commissioner for health, disclosed this on Friday during the commissioning of a private hospital at Ifo in Ifo local government area of the state.He [...]

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    Police rescue 10-year-old girl imprisoned by father

Police rescue 10-year-old girl imprisoned by father

The Oyo state police command says it has rescued a 10-year-old girl, who was unlawfully imprisoned by her father.Adekunle Ajisebutu, spokesman of the command, disclosed this to reporters, saying the victim regained freedom on Saturday.Ajisebutu told reporters that the victim was allegedly locked up in a room for three days without food by her father, who was currently at large.He [...]

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    Students beg Amosun to pay teachers to enable them return to school

Students beg Amosun to pay teachers to enable them return to school

Some students in public primary and secondary schools in Ogun on Thursday called on Ibikunle Amosun, governor of the state, to attend to the demands of striking workers in the state.The students, who spoke in Abeokuta, capital of the state, described the strike as "very unfortunate".Samson Asade, an SSS 2 student of African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, called for early [...]

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    Amosun swears in 57 LG chairmen

Amosun swears in 57 LG chairmen

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, on Monday swore in the 57 newly- elected local government and local council development areas (LCDAs) chairmen with a call to fast track development at the grassroots.The swearing-in ceremony was held at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Abeokuta.On Saturday, the State Independent Electoral Agency conducted elections into the 20 local governments and 36 [...]

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    Police: To avoid bloodshed, we charged ‘Buhari dog’ owner to court

Police: To avoid bloodshed, we charged ‘Buhari dog’ owner to court

The Ogun state police command has said it carried out its constitutional duty by charging to court Joe Iroko, the trader who named his dog “Buhari”.The police on Monday asserted that Iroko deliberately sought to breach the peace by writing “Buhari” on both sides of his dog. [...]

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    Wheelchair-confined son of Gbenga Daniel opens foundation for physically challenged

Wheelchair-confined son of Gbenga Daniel opens foundation for physically challenged

'Debola Daniel, son of Gbenga Daniel and chairman of Kresta Laurel Limited, has begun a foundation to press for equity and fairness for physically challenged individuals in Nigeria.In a statement released on Friday, Adebola reiterated the need to end discrimination against people living with disabilities."I was born into a very comfortable home, with both amazing parents and without a disability. However, [...]

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    ‘Buhari’ dog owner charged with breach of the peace

‘Buhari’ dog owner charged with breach of the peace

Joachim “Joe” Chinakwe, the 40-year-old trader who was arrested for naming his dog “Buhari”, was on Monday, arraigned before a magistrate court, in Sango Ota, Ogun state.The trader’s charge sheet held that he breached the peace of the community by writing “Buhari” on his dog and parading the animal in the Hausa section of Ketere market, Sango Ota. [...]

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Exchange Rates

March 20, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK316.00392.15339.92
LAGOS449535470
KANO450545470
PH454547480
ABUJA450540472
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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