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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President Obama’s Plan to Buy FC Barcelona Revealed

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu met with former President of the United States Barack Obama at half-time of the Catalan club’s International Champions Cup 1-0 win against Manchester United on Wednesday. Obama was present as a special guest at the FedEx Field to witness Barca win their second successive match in the U.S., with Neymar scoring the only goal of the ... Read More »

McCarthy Obanor wins Nigeria National Freestyle Championships, Goes Home with Car, N1m

History was made in Lagos at the weekend as Mr. McCarthy Obanor emerged the winner of the first edition of the Nigeria National Freestyle Championship accredited by the World Federation of Freestyle Football. Apart from winning the sum of N1m, Obanor also won for himself a brand new GAC car and will also be representing Nigeria at the World Super Ball Championships ... Read More »

West Ham sign Mexico star, Hernandez for £16m

West Ham have completed the signing of former Real Madrid and Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez for £16 million ($20.8 million, 17.9 million euros), the Premier League club said on Monday. A deal to bring Mexico’s record goalscorer to London Stadium was hammered out several days ago. Hernandez has penned a three-year contract and will fly out to Germany in ... Read More »

Neymar reportedly agrees £500,000 per week, six-year contract with PSG

Barcelona forward Neymar has reportedly agreed terms with Paris Saint-Germain over a six-year contract. According to reports, the Brazillian will earn a whopping £500,000 per week should he eventual join the Ligue 1 side. According to Carlos Carpio of Marca, Neymar’s father recently met with PSG sporting director Antero Henrique and board member Sophie Jordan to finalise the transfer. Carpio suggested the deal ... Read More »

African Nations Cup expanded, moved to June/July

The African Nations Cup will be moved to June and July and the size of the competition will grow from 16 to 24 finalists from the next edition in 2019. These decisions were made by the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) executive committee on Thursday. Radical changes to Africa’s leading competitions were formalised as CAF’s executive committee met in Rabat . ... Read More »

CAF expands AFCON to 24 teams

The CAF Executive Committee on Thursday passed a resolution to increase the number of participating teams in the Africa Cup of Nations  from 16 to 24. The change will take effect from 2019 when Cameroon hosts it, according to Citifmonline. The 55 members of the committee met in Rabat, Morocco,  earlier this week to discuss the growth of African football and the ... Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend pregnant with fourth child

Real Madrid’s Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has confirmed that his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez is pregnant. The 32-year-old had recently welcomed twins, Eva and Mateo from a surrogate in America. He is also father to seven-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, also reportedly born by a surrogate. The news of his fourth child by girlfriend was published by Spanish news outlet El Mundo ... Read More »

Federer claims historic eighth Wimbledon title, Cilic in tears

Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh, Reuters reports. The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous Cilic in the fifth game of the opening set the match became ... Read More »

UEFA Europa League draw

Draw for the third qualifying round of the 2017/18 UEFA Europa League, made in Nyon, Switzerland, on Friday: PSV Eindhoven (NED) v Osijek (CRO) or Luzern (SUI) Norrkoping (SWE) or Trakai (LTU) v Shkendija (MKD) or HJK Helsinki (FIN) Krasnodar (RUS) v Slovan Bratislava (SVK) or Lyngby (DEN) Sturm Graz (AUT) or Mladost Podgorica (MNE) – Fenerbahçce (TUR) Panathinaikos (GRE) v ... Read More »

Carrick takes over as United captain

Michael Carrick has succeeded Wayne Rooney as captain of Manchester United after the club’s all-time top goalscorer’s move back to Everton. “It feels great and it is such a huge honour to captain such a great club,” Carrick told the club’s MUTV on Tuesday. The 35-year-old added: “It is my 12th year now and I came as a 25-year-old. I never ... Read More »