Emiefele’s ousts spike Nigeria banking stocks index jump to more than 20-year high

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ABUJA, June 14 – Nigeria’s banking index surged 23% to a more than 20-year high on Wednesday, as investors snapped up financial firms for the second day following last week’s suspension of central bank governor Godwin Emefiele, who oversaw restrictive policies.

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Nigeria’s top 10 banking index (.NGSEBNK10) jumped 134.8 points to 706.86 points by 1008 GMT to lift the All-share index (.NGSEINDEX) up 1.86%.

Sterling Bank (STERLINGNG.LG) gained the maximum 10% allowed on the bourse. UBA (UBA.LG) and Access Corporation (ACCESSCORP.LG) climbed more than 9%.

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