MTN’s Nigerian unit becomes most valuable stock in Lagos bourse


It may be a new kid on the block, but MTN’s Nigerian unit has become the most valuable company on the Lagos stock exchange.

Three months after listing, MTN Nigeria Communications had a market capitalisation of 2.82 trillion naira ($7.82 billion) as of Monday’s close. The mobile phone company has overtaken Dangote Cement, owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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