Saturday, January 21, 2017
MARKET UPDATE
JANUARY 18, 2017 NIGERIA STOCK EXCHANGE (Market Closed) SUMMARY: All Share Index 26,201.60 Deals 3,317.00 Volume 196,469,524.00 Value 2,611,434,698.45Market Cap 9,015,351,243,077.29TOP GAINERS TOTAL 294.97 (9.52) MOBIL 264 (3.5) ETI 10.1 (0.41) GUINNESS 64.05 (0.4) DANGSUGAR 6.35 (0.27) TOP LOSERS NESTLE 752 (-3) FO 67 (-2) DANGCEM 167 (-1) NB 142 (-0.6) INTBREW 17.5 (-0.48) CBN EXCHANGE RATE(NGN)Buying:$USD 304.5 £GBP 375.3267 EURO 324.6884 SWISS FRANC 302.6237 YEN 2.6543 Selling:$USD 305.5 £GBP 376.5593 EURO 325.7547 SWISS FRANC 303.6176 YEN 2.663 CNBC COMMODITY PRICES (USD)Crude Oil (Bonny light) 55.6 Natural Gas 3.375 (0.073) Gold 1200.50 (-11.60) Silver 16.97 (-0.304) Copper 2.607 (-0.0095) Wheat 425.00 (-6.00) Coffee 150.45 (1.25) Cotton 72.70 (0.44) Cocoa 2150.00 (-83.00)
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    Son of Nigerian diplomat jailed for killing sex worker in UK

Son of Nigerian diplomat jailed for killing sex worker in UK

Bala Chinda, a 26-year-old student of Robert Gordon University in the UK, has been handed a life sentence over the death of Jessica Nkechi McGraa, a Nigerian sex worker in Aberdeen.A son of an official at the Nigerian embassy in Beijing, capital of China, Chinda arrived Aberdeen a few weeks before the tragic incident.He denied the allegation of killing the [...]

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    STYLE FOCUS: Monica Awe-Etuk, the fashion fixer

STYLE FOCUS: Monica Awe-Etuk, the fashion fixer

Monica Awe-Etuk is one of Atlanta's most influential fashion blogger.The super stylish Nigerian fashionista is a wife and mother of two. [...]

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    Ex-lawmaker says pastor slept with wife, blames him for marital crisis

Ex-lawmaker says pastor slept with wife, blames him for marital crisis

Leonard Dilcon, a former member of the house of representatives, claims that his wife, Joy, had sexual intercourse with his pastor, leading to the collapse of their marriage.Joy had in September 2014 filed for a dissolution of the 20-year-old marriage. [...]

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    Sitting for more than 10 hours daily ages you faster, study warns

Sitting for more than 10 hours daily ages you faster, study warns

Too much sitting can make you age faster, a recent study has shown.The study which was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology infers that people who sit for more than ten hours a day develop cells that are biologically older by eight years than their actual age. [...]

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    Pepper consumption could help you live longer, study suggests

Pepper consumption could help you live longer, study suggests

Do you have an aversion to hot chilli pepper? It's probably time to have a rethink.A new study published in PLOS One says the consumption of hot chili pepper may extend one's life. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Lagos elite, politicians attend Rasaq Okoya’s 77th birthday

PHOTOS: Lagos elite, politicians attend Rasaq Okoya’s 77th birthday

Rasaq Akanni Okoya, industrialist and Aare of Lagos, recently celebrated his 77th birthday in grand style at his Oluwa Ni Nsola Estate, in Eti-Osa, Lagos.The birthday party brought together Nigeria's elite, billionaires and politicians. [...]

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    Etisalat Flash Fiction: Judges disappointed by poor entries, say no winner

Etisalat Flash Fiction: Judges disappointed by poor entries, say no winner

There’s neither winner nor runner-ups in the 2016 Etisalat Flash Fiction Award.According to the panel of judges, it was difficult to pick any entry worthy of the top prize. [...]

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    Mother’s blood pressure can predict unborn baby’s gender, study reveals

Mother’s blood pressure can predict unborn baby’s gender, study reveals

A new study has discovered that the gender of a baby can be predicted through a mother's blood pressure.The research, which was led by Ravi Retnakaran, a doctor and endocrinologist at Mount Sinai hospital, Canada, found that women with lower BP before pregnancy are more likely to give birth to a girl while higher blood pressure was an indication that [...]

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    Newly discovered moth named after Donald Trump

Newly discovered moth named after Donald Trump

Scientists have named a new species of moth after Donald Trump, U.S. president-elect.The new insect is officially described as “Neopalpa donaldtrumpi”, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘I prefer him beating me to cheating on me’

VIDEO: ‘I prefer him beating me to cheating on me’

In relationships, women can tolerate certain behaviours from their men while there are some things they simply can't live with.Although neither is ideal, what is your relationship deal-breaker? Beating or cheating? [...]

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Exchange Rates

January 20, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.10387.23335.17
LAGOS498600510
KANO497600508
PH500600510
ABUJA499600510
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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