Nigerian stocks post biggest daily gain for 6 months

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Traders work at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos, February 13, 2015. REUTERS/Joe Penney

LAGOS, March 7  – Nigerian stocks posted their biggest daily rise for six months on Tuesday, rising 2.23 percent to 25,129 points.

Nigeria’s biggest listed company, Dangote Cement , majority-owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote and accounting for a third of total market capitalisation, rose 4.92 percent.

Brokers say better than expected corporate results especially from the banking sector after Zenith Bank and Access Bank declared dividends amidst a weak economic outlook bouyed stocks.

 

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Godwin Okafor is a financial journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and the Founder Naija247news Media Ltd He has over 16 experiences in journalism, which cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career in Business Day, Where he was a senior editorial graphic artist, before he left to start Naija247news, An Online Financial Newspaper in 2010. He has won series of awards and he is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.com and also sits on the board of Students In Business Awards, (SIBA).

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