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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Nigeria: The Economic Upside

By Kemi Adeosun Nigerians voted for change and to attain that change there is a need to do things differently, in the recognition that doing what we have always done will only result in more of the same. That change has started with the vital offensive against corruption, which has had a huge and adverse effect on our economy. Much ... Read More »

Ese Affair: Power without responsibility

By Louis Odion, FNGE Though isolated, the recent budget-padding comedy in Abuja and lately the Ese scandal in Kano invariably underscore one acute elite affliction in contemporary Nigeria: an obsession to exercise power and the unwillingness to bear its responsibility. The pathology is what manifests today whenever President Buhari goes about issuing threat to deal ruthlessly with the “budget mafia” ... Read More »

Speed Limiter On Thursday Of Long Knives

By Azu Ishiekwene The House of Representatives is spoiling for a fight with the Federal Road Safety Commission and I’m trying hard to believe that, whatever former President Olusegun Obasanjo may have said about legislators, the fight this time is not about the bread basket. Last Thursday, member after honourable member led by Philip Shaibu from Edo State (APC, Etsako ... Read More »


By Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi On Friday, February 26th, the Supreme Court of Nigeria gave a ruling in the case of the ‘Reverend’ Kingsley Ezeugo, Founder & General Overseer of the Christian Praying Assembly. The Supreme Court upheld the rulings of the lower courts and found the ‘Man of God’ guilty of the murder of Ms Ann Uzoh. He is to die ... Read More »

Ben Murray-Bruce – charlatan or charmer? (I)

By Tunde Fagbenle The first time he came to my notice strong enough for me to comment upon was in May 2015 when he and another senator, Melaye, formed the title of my then column in Sunday Punch (now abruptly rested, in Nigerian parlance, “due to circumstances beyond my control”) of 10/05/15 titled ‘Bruce and Melaye: Right Tune’ with their ... Read More »

Fayose, Ubah And The Naira

By Azu Ishiekwene Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose who has made an impressive career from finding fault with Preisdent Muhammadu Buhari, however genuine or foolish, has been unusually quiet about something for which I thought he would have been justified to claim credit – the value of the naira. In December, when the naira was still trading at N262 = ... Read More »

Ricky Tarfa’s ’emotional intelligence’ as game-changer

By Louis Odion, FNGE Nigerians will never stop to shock and awe with their prodigious ingenuity. Just when those engaged in the restricted field of psychology were about to give up having spent donkey years looking for how best to illustrate the rather complicated term “emotional intelligence”, the least expected man miraculously brought a closure to the centuries-old dilemma in ... Read More »

Who Has Bewitched The PDP?

On the 16th of February 2016, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) adopted Senator Ali Modu Sheriff (aka SARS), a two-time ANPP Governor of Borno state, a former ANPP senator, the former Chairman of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Board of Trustees and the indisputable founder of Boko Haram as its Acting National Chairman. Modu-Sheriff is also the ... Read More »

The New Sheriff In PDP

By Azu Ishiekwene The new acting Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ali Modu Sheriff, had barely settled down to his new job when he promised President Muhammadu Buhari that he would not get a second term. Sheriff swore, by his long cap, that he would lead the PDP back to Aso Rock in 2019 and served notice in Aba ... Read More »

10 ways for women to improve In-Law relationships

By Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi A few days ago, at, we featured an article from Iheoma Obibi on ‘Learning not to be angry’. It was about managing in-law drama, stemming from her recent experience of attending the funeral of her father-in-law. As Iheoma stated in her article, it came from a rant on Facebook that she posted when she got back ... Read More »