AUGUST 23, 2017NIGERIA STOCK EXCHANGE (Market Open) SUMMARY: All Share Index 36,962.48 Deals 3,829.00 Volume 244,315,144.00 Value 3,672,761,536.18Market Cap 12,739,959,591,754.59 TOP GAINERS NESTLE 1220.2 (20.19) TOTAL 239.51 (11.4) DANGCEM 224.9 (9.28) FO 50.5 (0.5) NASCON 13.5 (0.48) TOP LOSERS MOBIL 213.81 (-11.25) CONOIL 30.59 (-3.3) FLOURMILL 29.85 (-1.15) ZENITHBANK 23.05 (-0.95) UACN 15.7 (-0.8) CBN EXCHANGE RATE(NGN)Buying:$USD 304.65 GBP 392.1455 EURO 356.2882 SWISS FRANC 314.8186 YEN 2.7658 Selling:$USD 305.65 £GBP 393.4327 EURO 357.4577 SWISS FRANC 315.852 YEN 2.7749 CNBC COMMODITY PRICES (USD)Crude Oil (Bonny light) 50.79 Natural Gas 2.938 (-0.024) Gold 1290.90 (-5.7999) Silver 16.975 (-0.04) Copper 2.9855 (0.005) Wheat 403.25 (-6.25) Coffee 129.30 (-0.85) Cotton 67.82 (0.26) Cocoa 1919.00 (-11.00) 
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ODD NEWS: Baby lion fed from bottle by Orangutan

Zookeepers in the Philippines captured video of a young orangutan bottle-feeding a baby tiger after the two animals were introduced. The video, posted to YouTube by John Mills, shows the orangutan using a bottle to feed milk to the baby lion at the Davao Crocodile Park. Zookeepers said they introduced the two animals in the hopes of forming a bond. ... Read More »

BBNaija: Show ends for controversial Gifty

Gifty, the fair-skinned contestant who narrowly escaped ejection from the ongoing Big Brother Naija house last week, being the housemate with the least number of votes after CocoIce, the last evictee, could not pull it through this time. The test of popularity vote was between her, Marvis and ThinTall Tony. It however came as a surprise to many that Thin ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: After being stuck in traffic jam, kidnappers let abducted man go

After an Indian toll booth company’s assistant manager was abducted at gunpoint, kidnappers let him go after getting stuck in a traffic jam in Gurgaon. A man with a fake driving license was driving a Mercedes car. While crossing the Kherki Daula toll plaza in Gurgaon around 10.15 am, he denied to pay the toll tax of 60 Indian rupees ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Arsonist lights own foot on fire in CCTV footage

Police in South Australia are seeking the public’ help identifying a clumsy arsonist caught on camera setting his own foot on fire. South Coast Police shared CCTV footage that shows two people behind a group of shops on Old South Road in Old Reynella about 3:20 a.m. Monday. One of the men pours an accelerant alongside the building and ignites ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Indian man murders friend for not dancing at birthday party

A 24-year-old Indian man allegedly murdered his 21-year-old friend for not dancing during the birthday party they had organised for a common friend. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Tuesday in Andheri (East), a surburb of India’s most populous city, Mumbai. The accused has been arrested and will be produced in a magistrate’s court on Wednesday. According to ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Belgian minister’s bicycle stolen during press conference

It was an ironic incident on Tuesday morning as the Belgian Flemish Mobility Minister Ben Weyts had finished his press address about Flemish investments in cycling infrastructure, when it turned out his own bicycle had been stolen. The minister had taken the bicycle to the press conference to set the right example, but was left empty-handed. Weyts had taken the ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Man sets record by hammering 38 nails with his head in two minutes

An American man used his head to hammer 38 nails and claim a world record on an Italian gameshow. John Ferraro, also known as “Hammer Head,” set the Guinness World Record for “Most nails hammered with the head in 2 minutes” by hammering a total of 38 nails during an appearance on Italy’s Lo Show Dei Record. Ferraro, who is ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Neighbours of orange alligator dub it ‘Trump-a-gator’

An alligator in a neighbourhood in South Carolina, USA has been nicknamed “Rusty” and the “Trump-a-gator” due to its unusual orange colour. The alligator, estimated at 4-5 feet long, has become famous on social media after local residents photographed it swimming in the retention ponds at Tanner Plantation in Hanahan. Herpetologist Josh Zalabak offered one possible explanation for the unusual ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Creature made of marijuana interrupts news coverage

A news broadcast in the US was interrupted by a strange creature made up entirely of marijuana on Thursday. A man dressed as “Pot Sasquatch” sprinted through the background as WWLP-22 News was Meteorologist Jennifer Paglie reporting on a snowstorm in Springfield. Paglie did not immediately notice the man, but laughed upon witnessing the costume covered in marijuana leaves. Undeterred ... Read More »