Friday, March 24, 2017
MARKET UPDATE
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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    Ambode: We’ll make sure National Theatre is ready for AMAA 2017

Ambode: We’ll make sure National Theatre is ready for AMAA 2017

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, has said that his administration will refurbish the National Arts Theatre, Lagos, in time for the Africa Movies Academy Awards (AMAA).The 2017 edition of AMAA will take place on May 15. [...]

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    ‘High mercury content': Doctor warns against consumption of tuna, whale

‘High mercury content': Doctor warns against consumption of tuna, whale

Arikawe Adeolu, a medical practitioner, on Friday, warned the public against the consumption of fishes with high mercury content, saying it can cause neurological damage to the body.Adeolu, who works with the Federal Medical Centre, Jabi, Abuja, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria.  [...]

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    TTT, Allwell Orji, JAMB are the top Google trends in Nigeria

TTT, Allwell Orji, JAMB are the top Google trends in Nigeria

The shortlisted names into a federal agency, an evicted Big Brother housemate and the suicide of a young doctor were the top trending stories among Nigerians this week. [...]

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    Nigerian teenager is ‘first black student’ to build nuclear fusor

Nigerian teenager is ‘first black student’ to build nuclear fusor

Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong, has invented a nuclear energy fusor, making him the first black student to attain such feat.A fusor is a device that uses an electric field to heat ions to suitable condition for nuclear fusion. [...]

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    Airtel Touching Lives ‘rescues’ two children

Airtel Touching Lives ‘rescues’ two children

Airtel Touching Lives, a corporate social responsibility initiative, has helped a child with corrective heart surgery and another with a scholarship.One of the children suffers from a congenital heart condition, while the other is an orphan who is a victim of HIV/AIDS. [...]

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    Depression: Suicide’s precursor

Depression: Suicide’s precursor

The recent media reports of celebrated suicide cases make a case for a peep-analysis of depression on this edition of the column.Depression is quite common; although many cases are poorly diagnosed or simply refused to seek professional help. It is a spectrum of illness that is composed of severe feeling of low (depressed) mood, unhappiness, intense disappointment which may be [...]

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    Trend Alert: Mono-strap, clutch bags and colours setting red carpets afire

Trend Alert: Mono-strap, clutch bags and colours setting red carpets afire

Fashion trends change easily. Some fade away as fast as they come while others hang around for some time.But some trends tend to return years after they initially held sway. [...]

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    ‘I’m very hungry’, says 90-year-old IDP who returned to bomb scene to search for burnt potatoes

‘I’m very hungry’, says 90-year-old IDP who returned to bomb scene to search for burnt potatoes

Zahrah Musa, a 90-year-old internally displaced person (IDP), who survived a bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday returned to the scene of the explosion to save potatoes which she bought the previous day.While other IDPs kept a safe distance, Zahrah searched her burnt tent in an effort to recover the potatoes.The woman, who kept saying “I am very hungry,” ignored [...]

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    Watching movies can ease stress of recession, says Nollywood producer

Watching movies can ease stress of recession, says Nollywood producer

Kingsley Agubom, a Nollywood director and producer, has said that movies have the magical power to quell the stress of recession in Nigeria.Agubom spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos at the Artists’ Village, National Theatre, on his movie shoot for his ongoing soap opera, “Sparkle: Season 4’’. [...]

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    Vitamin E, selenium supplements DO NOT prevent dementia, study warns

Vitamin E, selenium supplements DO NOT prevent dementia, study warns

Some antioxidant supplements do not prevent dementia among older men, a new study has said.The research, led by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, found that vitamin E and selenium, taken alone or jointly, did not prevent dementia symptoms in several men aged 60 and older. [...]

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Exchange Rates

March 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK307.88385.25331.83
LAGOS385500430
KANO395505425
PH390500430
ABUJA385496430
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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