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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Chelsea sign Germany defender Rudiger

German international defender Antonio Rudiger joined Chelsea from Italian club Roma for a reported fee of £29 million ($37.3m, 32.7m euros), the buying club announced on Sunday. The 24-year-old — whose fee with add-ons could rise to £33.3m — signed a five-year contract a week after helping his country win the Confederations Cup. Rudiger, who had been with Roma since joining ... Read More »

Barcelona Keeper sends get-well message to Ikeme

The Barcelona goalkeeper has wished “all the strength in the world” to his counterpart as he begins his cancer battle Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has sent a heartfelt message of support to Carl Ikeme of Wolves, who has been diagnosed with cancer. The Championship club confirmed on Thursday that the Nigeria international has leukaemia and will begin an immediate course of ... Read More »

Fans Mock Rooney’s Everton Return

The Manchester United striker has completed a switch to Ronald Koeman’s side, with supporters leaving messages on social media for the England man So, it’s official, Wayne Rooney is back at Everton. Rooney completes Everton move The Toffees announced the news on Sunday with a slick teaser video on Twitter, accompanied by the words: “Once a Blue… #WelcomeHomeWayne.” And the football world ... Read More »

Quadri arrives India for Ultimate League

ITTF Africa Champion, Aruna Quadri arrived India brimming with confidence, in readiness for the lucrative Ultimate Table Tennis League, which serves off on July 13. Quadri who is already destined for the Liebherr 2017 Men’s World Cup, to be staged later this year in October in the Belgian city of Liège, by virtue of emerging successful in the recent ITTF Africa ... Read More »

Eagles keeper Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukaemia

Wolves and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is to begin chemotherapy after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia, BBC Sport reports. The Championship club say Ikeme, 31, returned “abnormal blood tests” during pre-season testing and further checks confirmed the diagnosis. Ikeme has been with Wolves for his entire career, making more than 200 appearances for Wanderers. Thirty-three of those came last season, ... Read More »

Lukaku set for £75m United switch

Everton’s Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku is set to join Manchester United instead of champions Chelsea for a fee of £75m. Both the BBC and Press Association reported the deal was all but done for the 24-year-old Lukaku, who will be reunited with Jose Mourinho, who sold him to Everton in 2014 for £28m when the Portuguese coach was in his second spell as ... Read More »

Germany beat Chile to win football’s Confederations Cup

Germany survived a whirlwind assault by Chile and capitalised on a mistake by the South Americans to claim a 1-0 win in a pulsating, bad-tempered Confederations Cup football final in the Russian city of St Petersburg on Sunday. Lars Stindl scored the only goal into an empty net in the 20th minute after Chile midfielder Marcelo Diaz gave the ball away on the ... Read More »

Blatter Regrets Overstaying As FIFA Executive

Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter, forced out as head of world football’s governing body amid a corruption scandal in 2015, admitted on Sunday he regretted not stepping down earlier. The 81-year-old was banned over ethics breaches, bringing an end to his 17-year reign as FIFA chief, following a suspect two million Swiss franc ($2 million, 1.8 million euro) payment ... Read More »

Joshua tempts Klitschko with megabucks for rematch

ANTHONY Joshua is hopeful of landing a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko and taking the fight to the bright lights of Las Vegas, according to The Sun. Joshua defeated Klitschko in April after climbing off the canvas to stop the Ukrainian in the 11th round in what has been called the most exciting heavyweight fight in recent years. Joshua says Klitschko still ... Read More »

Boxing world shocked with Pacquiao-Horn verdict

Boxing world has expressed shock over the declaration of greenhorn Australian boxer Jeff Horn as the winner of the welterweight championship fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao. The fight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, was styled the Battle of Brisbane. Although the local fighter Horn was very aggressive in the early rounds, using his reach and size advantage to pressure the ... Read More »