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BREAKING: As Violence Erupts in Lagos, Nigerian Stock Exchange Postpones all Events

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has postponed of all events scheduled for this week.

The Nigerian bourse said the postponement was in view of the social unrest experienced across the nation.

It added that a new date will be communicated in due course for the various events.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: Nigeria Loses N700bn to Protests, Unrest – LCCI

The NSE listed events scheduled to hold this week to include Ikeja Hotels Plc Closing Gong Ceremony, a FinTech Webinar and the NSE’s Market Data Workshop 2020.

“We thank those who have shown interest and registered for these events,” the statement said Wednesday.

“Please be assured that your registration details will be automatically transferred to the new date of the relevant event.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: It’s a Different Generation, And a Different Time!

“We truly regret any inconvenience this date change may have caused and look forward to your participation.”

IN CONTEXT

 

On Wednesday, notable companies and government institutions were razed by angry mob across Lagos as violence continued to trail the #ENDSARS protests. Television Continental, broadcasting out of Lagos, was set on fire after it was besieged by an angry mob Wednesday morning. The Nation newspapers, alongside other government entities, were also razed by fire. The violent turn of events came against the backdrop of reported shooting of protesters at the Lekki area of the state Tuesday night. The Nigerian Stock Exchange is located in the heart of Lagos Island, Lagos.

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