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GTBank, First Bank emerge most traded stocks, as investors gain N77 billion

The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index firmed up further by 0.71% in today’s trading session to close at 21,073.26 points.



gtbank, stock market, Bulls dominate Nigerian bourse ASI up 0.74%, Investors gain N77 billion., Crude oil bulls lose steam, as COVID-19 cases hit record high

The Nigerian Stock Exchange All Share Index firmed up further by 0.71% in today’s trading session to close at 21,073.26 points. Market capitalization also increased by the same margin to N10.982 trillion, as investors gained N77.17 billion.

Although volume of shares traded dropped sharply by 75.99% to 346.40 million units, value traded fell by 6.34% to N5.216 billion, as 4,660 deals exchanged hands.

Guaranty Trust Bank was the most traded stock by volume at 102.23 million units, followed by First Bank with 64.7 million units of trades.

Market breadth closed positive with 25 gainers led by ETI (+10.00%), as against 7 losers topped by SKYAVN (-10.00%).

(READ MORE: Bulls push Bitcoin pass $7,200 mark)

With the exception of the NSE Oil & Gas, which closed -0.55% lower due to (-9.64%) decline in ARDOVA, all other sectors posted gains.

Bulls gain momentum, as stimulus package lifts global financial markets,Bulls dominate Nigerian bourse ASI up 0.74%, Investors gain N77 billion.


Renewed buying interest in ETI (+10.00%), FIDELITYBK (+6.47%) and some tier-one stocks prompted a 2.07% appreciation of the Banking index to feature as the best performing index.

The Consumer Goods and Industrial indices trailed to gain +0.99% and +0.97% on price appreciation in DANGSUGAR (+9.55%) and WAPCO (+9.77%), while the Insurance index inched by +0.14%.

Top gainers

ETI up 10.00% to close at N4.40; WAPCO up 9.77% to close at N11.8; DANGSUGAR up 9.55% to close at N9.75; STANBIC up 2.30% to close at N24.50; and FLOURMILL up 2.38% to close at N21.5.

(READ MORE: Bulls lift Nigerian bourse, investors gain N133 billion)

Top losers


SKYAVN down 10.00% to close at N2.16; ARDOVA down 9.64% to close at  N12.45; GLAXOSMITH down 9.38% to close at N4.35; AIICO down 5.88% to close at N0.8; and ACCESS down 1.52% to close at N6.5.

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Olumide Adesina is a France-born Nigerian. He is a Certified Investment Trader, with more than 15 years of working expertise in Investment trading. Follow Olumide on Twitter @tokunboadesina. He is a Member of the Chartered Financial Analyst Society.

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  1. Nsini Asifa

    April 9, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Hello Olumide, Good morning. How can I invest in either GT or FBN. Is it the same as investing in money market or are stocks different. Please I need to understand these things well. Thanks. Nsini

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PayPal is buying a Crypto security startup for less than $200 million

PayPal is set to outrightly purchase a crypto-security firm, Curv as part of its campaign in building its crypto ecosystem.




PayPal is set to outrightly purchase a crypto-security firm Curv as part of its campaign in building its crypto ecosystem, the company disclosed today.

According to a report credited to CNBC, the deal is estimated to be worth less than $200 million, it’s expected to close before June this year.

The company’s stock price however recorded some selling pressures at the time of writing amid rising U.S Treasury yields and greenback keeping global investors on their toes.

READ: CBN and cryptocurrency ban

The crypto startup about to be acquired by PayPal provides companies with Crypto security technology via the cloud. PayPal revealed that the purchase would help its expansion on supporting crypto.

“The acquisition of Curv is part of our effort to invest in the talent and technology to realize our vision for a more inclusive financial system,” PayPal’s Jose Fernandez da Ponte said in a statement.

In a press statement seen by Nairametrics, Dan Schulman, president, and CEO, PayPal, gave key insights on why the global payment company was going crypto; The shift to digital forms of currencies is inevitable, bringing with it clear advantages in terms of; financial inclusion and access, efficiency, speed, the resilience of the payments system and the ability for governments to disburse funds to citizens quickly.

READ: U.S customers can now buy Cryptos with Paypal

“Our global reach, digital payments expertise, two-sided network, and rigorous security and compliance controls provide us with the opportunity, and the responsibility, to help facilitate the understanding, redemption, and inter-operability of these new instruments of exchange,” he said.

Furthermore, he said, “We are eager to work with central banks and regulators around the world to offer our support and to meaningfully contribute to shaping the role that digital currencies will play in the future of global finance and commerce.”

This offering was made possible through a partnership with Paxos Trust Company, a regulated provider of crypto services and products.

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Transcorp Hotels launches Aura, an online marketplace for accommodation and experiences

Nigeria’s largest hospitality brand launches a new platform for booking vacation homes, holiday lets, and experiences.



Dupe Olusola

Africa’s leading hospitality brand Transcorp Hotels Plc. has announced the launch of Aura, a new digital platform through which people can book accommodation, restaurants, and experiences.

The new brand, Transcorp’s first in the alternative accommodation segment, is part of the company’s asset-light model, leveraging technology to deliver true hospitality, exciting experiences, and drive shareholder value.

“It’s a new dawn in the hospitality industry! I am thrilled to introduce you to Aura by Transcorp, the digital platform we are using to connect people to quality accommodation, great food, and awesome experiences,” Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Transcorp Hotels Plc., Dupe Olusola said.

“For more than 30 years, Transcorp Hotels Plc has been at the forefront of creating a superior guest experience at our locations. Today, our commitment to innovation has offered us an opportunity to extend this beyond the hotel premises,” Olusola added.

The launch of Aura by Transcorp is one of the most significant developments in the company’s history as it seeks to transform the travel and tourism industry in Africa by focusing on three important components of travel, whether for leisure or business — where you stay, what you eat and how you spend your time. With its people-driven hospitality model, Aura is set to revolutionise travel and help remind Africans of our deep history of hospitality.

Speaking on the launch of Aura, Obong Idiong, Chief Executive Officer at Africa Prudential Plc, Aura’s technology partners, expressed his excitement. “Finding the right accommodation when you travel can be incredibly complex. Options available for the right prices are often limited, and travellers sometimes end up with accommodation that taints the travel experience. Transcorp Hotels Plc has been able to fix that with Aura and we are proud to be associated with them.”

“To ensure topnotch user experience, we built a solution to drive digital transformation through the adoption of shared living spaces for the Aura business. With an advanced search algorithm powered by artificial intelligence, Aura determines the relevance of locations taking into consideration, the customers’ preferences and requirements to meet them at the point of their needs,” Idiong added.

Priscilla Adeboye, a travel enthusiast and early adopter of Aura, said the global pandemic has pushed international travel down her list. “But I still want to be able to take some time off work or spend a weekend away from home with the family. I have found incredible homes on Aura that meet my need for space and privacy.”

Working with thousands of partners across Nigeria and different cities in Africa, Transcorp Hotels Plc. is building the continent’s largest platform for people-driven hospitality. While travellers enjoy the right selections at the best prices on Aura, hosts can also earn a lot of money by receiving guests in their unoccupied homes and sharing the local culture with them.

For travellers who would rather stay in hotels, Aura also has a great selection of some of the best hotels in every city.

With the launch of Aura, Transcorp Hotels Plc. has further cemented its leadership in the hospitality industry and reinforced its commitment to innovation and superior guest experience across different demographics.

Guests and hosts can sign up at to start booking or hosting. The service is currently available in Nigeria only, but the company said plans are already in place to expand to major cities in Africa.


Transcorp Hotels Plc is one of Africa’s leading hospitality companies, committed to redefining service standards across the continent while remaining truly and authentically African.


Aura by Transcorp

Aura is Africa’s best platform for connecting travellers with great accommodation, good food, and memorable experiences. The platform is also an avenue for people with unoccupied homes, hotels, restaurants, or different skill sets that may interest others can earn an income by becoming hosts.

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