Implementation of Enterprise Risk Management

14/06/2024

All Capital Market Operators (CMOs) are hereby directed to implement an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework that conforms to international standards such as the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 31000), Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations and any other internationally recognized risk management standards. Adoption […]

Investor Alert – $Davido Meme Coin Disclaimer

14/06/2024

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to a meme coin known as “$Davido” allegedly linked to the popular Nigerian singer, David Adedeji Adeleke AKA Davido. Generally, meme coins are cryptocurrencies inspired by memes and internet jokes. They are often envisaged as a fun, light-hearted cryptocurrencies promoted through a […]

New Numbering Format for Fixed Lines: New Contact Lines for the Commission

05/04/2024

In line with the new numbering format for fixed lines as announced by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and which takes effect from January 1, 2024, the general public is hereby notified that the contact numbers for the Securities & Exchange Commission have been amended in compliance with the NCC’s new numbering format for fixed […]

Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation In Public Companies (Joint Audit)

01/03/2024

The Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (NCCG) 2018, issued by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), provides for a 10-year period for the rotation of auditors to public companies. The code however did not provide a rotation period for audit firms in the case of Joint Auditors. Consequent to the above, the Financial Reporting […]

The SEC Regulatory Incubation Program: Call for Applications into Cohort 002/24

16/02/2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hereby announces the launch of the second Cohort (Cohort 002/24) of its Regulatory Incubation (RI) program. The portal for submitting applications is now open to receive applications from 05/02/2024 to 08/04/2024. For comprehensive guidance on how to apply for admission into the Regulatory Incubation Program, please visit the SEC Innovation […]

Notice To All Capital Market Operators (CMOS) On 2024 Renewal Of Registration

22/12/2023

This is to inform all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and the general public that the annual renewal of Registration of CMOs for the year 2024 will commence from 1st January, 2024 to January 31, 2024. In line with the Commission’s Rules & Regulations, all CMOs are to complete the process of renewal of registration for […]

IOSCO – Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets

08/12/2023

IOSCO – Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets INTRODUCTION The IOSCO Board agreed to the establishment of a Board-level Fintech Task Force (FTF) at its meeting on 9 March 2022. The FTF currently has 27 members from Board member jurisdictions,1 and is chaired by the Singapore Monetary Authority (MAS). In accordance with its […]

Revised Schedule for the 2023 Capital Market Committee 2nd Webinar Meeting

10/08/2023

 10th August, 2023 We wish to inform you of an adjustment to the originally planned schedule for the Capital Market Committee meeting. The meeting, which was initially scheduled for Wednesday, August 23rd, has been rescheduled to take place on Thursday, August 24th, 2023. Additionally, we would like to remind you that our regular interaction with […]

Notification For The 2023 Capital Market Committee 2nd Webinar Meeting

07/06/2023

The Director General has approved the 2023 Capital Market Committee (CMC) 2nd Webinar Meeting to hold on Wednesday, 23rd, August 2023. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day Thursday, 24th August 2023 through Webinar. Attendance to both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be […]

Official Disclaimer On Fake SEC Websites

12/05/2023

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has been drawn to several websites and blogs purportedly affiliated to the Commission. The referenced websites are fake and not in any way related to the Commission. For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission’s website is www.sec.gov.ng. The general public is therefore strongly advised to […]

Public Statement On Recent Reports On Seplat Energy PLC

29/03/2023

The Commission’s attention has been drawn to the recent reports in the media regarding Seplat Energy Plc (Seplat), a public company listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE). In line with its core mandate of investor protection, the Commission has sought and obtained explanations from Seplat through its Board of Directors and […]

Corrigendum – Prequalification and Expression of Interest (EOI). PROJECT ID NO: P-NG-HZ0-007

18/01/2023

The attention of the general public is hereby drawn to the earlier advertisement published by the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Federal Tenders Journal, Daily Trust and Thisday Newspapers on Monday December 26, 2022 and Tuesday December 27, 2022 respectively, inviting members of the public for prequalification and Expression of Interest (EOI). PROJECT ID […]

Request For Expressions Of Interest (Consulting Services-Firms)

22/12/2022

Institutional Capacity Development on Green Finance and Green Bonds for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigerian Exchange Group and Capital Market Operators SECTOR: NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET GRANT NO.: G-NG-H00-SUP-001: PROJECT ID NO.: P-NG-HZ0-007 The SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION, NIGERIA (SEC) has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of regulatory capacity improvements […]

Notice To All Capital Market Operators (CMOs) For Renewal Of 2023 Registration.

12/12/2022

This is to inform all Capital Market Operators and the general public that the annual renewal of Registration for year 2023 will commence from January 01, 2023 to January 31, 2023. In line with the Commission’s Rules and Regulations, all CMOs are to complete the process of renewal of registration for 2023 on or before […]

Circular On Designation Of Ten Individuals And Three Entities By The National Sanctions Committee And Addition To The Nigeria Sanctions List

10/11/2022

NSC/SEC/MON/AML/CFT/112022/02                                                   All Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and Stakeholders are hereby notified that pursuant to section 49 of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022, the Nigeria Sanctions Committee has approved the addition of the entries below to the Nigeria Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo: Abdurrahaman […]

Amendment to the Investment and Securities (Exemption of State Government etc.) Order, 2019

27/09/2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to notify all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and the general public that the Honourable Minister of Finance, Budget and National Development has approved an amendment to the Investment and Securities (Exemption of State Governments etc.) Order 2019. The Order, which was initially published in the Official Gazette of the […]

Financial Literacy Technical Committee Presents A Timely Webinar On Fintech And The Capital Market

09/09/2022

Topic: Fintech and the Capital Market: Opportunities or Threats Financial technology, also known as FinTech, is the use of technology to enable efficient banking and financial services. These FinTech innovations have brought about fundamental changes to the way of conducting financial-related activities. On this note, the Financial Literacy Technical Committee (FLTC), a market-wide committee of […]

Accelerating Financial Inclusion Through Crowdfunding

30/08/2022

Download Presentations 1. Emomotimi AGAMA_Rule on Crowdfunding – HOD 2. Eguarekhide Longe_SEC Roundtable – Accelerating Financial Inclusion Through Crowdfunding_Sept2022 (1) 3. Enogieru Osasenaga_Successful Crowdfunding campaigns, experiences and lessons from other jurisdictions.

Notification for 2022 second CMC Webinar Meeting

18/07/2022

The 2022 second Capital Market Committee (CMC) Webinar Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 18th August, 2022. The usual interface with members of the press will also hold through webinar on Friday, 19th August, 2022. Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be seated by 9.45am. Thank you. SIGNED MANAGEMENT

Circular On Processing Fee For Fairness Review Of Mergers, Takeovers And Acquisitions By The Securities And Exchange Commission, Nigeria

11/04/2022

The Commission, pursuant to its powers under the Investment and Securities Act (ISA), 2007, and Rule 6 of the Amended Rules on Mergers, Takeovers and Acquisitions, by this circular, hereby notify all public companies involved in or intending to be involved in a merger, acquisition, or other forms of corporate restructuring that the applicable ’’processing […]

Activities Of Some Unregistered Investments Schemes

17/03/2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), on March 14, 2022 shut the offices of the following companies: OXFORD INTERNATIONAL GROUP/OXFORD COMMERCIAL SERVICES FARMFORTE AGRO ALLIED SOLUTIONS LIMITED/AGROPARTNERSHIPS VEKTR CAPITAL INVESTMENT/VEKTR ENTERPRISE   The Commission hereby notifies the investing public that none of these entities is registered by the SEC and the Investment Schemes promoted by […]

Re: Notice To All Capital Market Operators (CMOs) On 2022 Renewal Of Registration

21/01/2022

Further to our earlier circular released on 16th December 2021 on the above subject, this is a reminder to all Capital Market Operators and relevant stakeholders that the 2022 Registration Renewal Exercise will end on 31st January 2022, and there will be no extension. The renewal portal can be accessed via eportal.sec.gov.ng Capital Market Operators […]

FG’s Official Gazzette On Proscription Of Banditry And Screening Of Clients Against Sanction Lists

17/01/2022

All Capital Market Operators (CMOs) are hereby notified that in line with the requirements of the Terrorism Prevention Act (No. 10,2011) and Terrorism (Prevention) Proscription Order Motion, 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared the activities of “YAN BINDIGA GROUP”, YAN TA’ADDA GROUP AND OTHER SIMILAR Groups in any part of Nigeria as Terrorism […]

Circular To All Registered Fund/Portfolio Managers On Annual Regulatory And Supervision Fees

27/12/2021

The Commission hereby draws the attention of all registered Fund/Portfolio Managers to the SEC Rule on Annual Supervision Fees for Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) and Regulatory Fees for Discretionary and Non-Discretionary Funds/Portfolios issued on January, 21 2021 and the amendment thereto issued on December 20, 2021, which provides that: A        Annual Supervisory fee for Collective Investments Schemes […]

Activities Of FinAfrica Investment Limited (Chinmark Group)

25/12/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to the activities of an Illegal Operator (FINAFRICA INVESTMENT LIMITED). The Company claimed to be an Investment Company that engages in Business Development in Commercial sectors of the economy and uses the funds in entities under Chimark Group. The Commission hereby notifies […]

Activities Of Poyoyo Investment (Pilvest) Nigeria Limited

24/12/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to the electronic and WhatsApp messages being circulated to investors on behalf of Poyoyo Investment (PILVEST) Nigeria Limited. The electronic message indicates a proposal to investors to invest in guaranteed investments with the following types of investment plans: Option A which is […]

Notice To All Capital Market Operators (CMOS) On 2022 Renewal Of Registration

16/12/2021

This is to inform all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and the general public that the annual renewal of Registration of CMOs for the year 2022 will commence from 1st January, 2022. In line with the Commission’s Rules & Regulations, all CMOs are to complete the process of renewal of registration for 2022 on or before […]

Circular On The Commencement Of Regulatory Fee On Fixed Income (Bonds) Secondary Market Transactions

16/12/2021

This circular is made pursuant to Section 13(u) of the Investments and Securities Act (ISA), 2007 and Schedule 1, Part D of the SEC Rules (Registration Fees, Minimum Capital Requirements, Securities and others) which empower the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to levy, among others, fees on transactions relating to investments and securities business in […]

Guidance On The Implementation Of Sections 60 – 63 Of The Investments And Securities Act, 2007 – Extension Of Compliance Date To December 2023

08/11/2021

Further to our circular on the framework for the implementation of Sections 60 to 63 of the Investments and Securities Act, 2007, published on Monday, March 08, 2021 in the Guardian and Business Day newspapers, wherein directors are required to implement relevant internal controls over financial reporting and Auditors are required to review same and […]

Request for Expression of interest (Consulting Services-Firms)

16/08/2021

NIGERIA RISK-BASED SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT SECTOR: NIGERIAN CAPITAL MARKET GRANT NO.: G-NG-H00-SUP-001: PROJECT ID NO.: P-NG-HZ0-007 The SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION, NIGERIA (SEC) has received financing from the African Development Bank towards the cost of regulatory capacity improvements under the RISK-BASED SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK AND CAPCITY BUILDING PROJECT, and intends to apply part of the […]

Update On Renewal Of Registration By Capital Market Operators

13/08/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) refers to its previous Circulars and e-mail dated 28th June 2021 on the renewal of registration of Capital Market Operators. Capital Market Operators are hereby informed that the Commission has re-opened its renewal portal (www.eportal.sec.gov.ng) to enable Operators that have not renewed their registration for 2021 to do […]

General Procurement Notice – Risk Based Supervision Framework Implementation And Capacity Development Project

10/08/2021

The Securities & Exchange Commission, Nigeria  has received a grant from the African Development Bank Group administered/Capital Markets Development Trust Fund to finance the Risk Based Supervision Framework Implementation and Capacity Development Project.   The principal objectives of this project are to: Provide technical assistance and capacity building on selected areas of the Commission’s operations, […]

Judgement Of The Federal High Court In Respect Of BARA Finance & Investment Ltd And Its Management/Promoters

05/08/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the judgement of the Federal High Court siting in Abuja on the 28th day of June 2021, in respect of BARA FINANCE & INVESTMENT LTD, wherein the company as well as MESSRS EDE AGIDA PETERS and OLOM OJEBONG […]

Proposed major amendment to rules on securities exchanges and other sundry amendments

27/07/2021

Major Amendment Proposed Amendment to Part E- Rules on Securities Exchanges. View all amendments here All comments and input should be forwarded by e-mail to the Secretariat, Rules Committee of the Commission, at rulescommittee@sec.gov.ng or by letter addressed to the Director-General, SEC, not later than two (2) weeks from date of publication.

OANDO Plc Enters Into A Settlement With The Securities And Exchange Commission

19/07/2021

Pursuant to the powers conferred on the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) by the Investments and Securities Act 2007, and the Rules and Regulations made pursuant thereto, the Commission on Thursday, July 15, 2021, entered into a Settlement with Oando Plc (the Company). The Commission in its letter to the Company dated May 31, […]

Interoperability/Financial Market Infrastructures Link Framework Among Central Securities Depositories

29/06/2021

Introduction The Nigerian capital market has witnessed remarkable growth in the last few years in terms of size, market participants and tradable instruments. This has impacted the market structure in terms of composition and interconnectedness. In the secondary market particularly, there are currently multiple trading platforms and Financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs) which provide comparative services […]

Official Disclaimer on SEC Registration of MBA Capital and Trading Limited

22/06/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has been drawn to a publication in one of the National Daily Newspapers, in which a victim of an alleged scam perpetrated by MBA Capital and Trading Limited, Misan Sagay reportedly stated that he had verified “on-line” and ascertained that the company was registered with […]

SEC Nigeria Takes Over Leadership Of The West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA)

16/06/2021

Mr. Lamido Yuguda, the Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria took over the mantle of leadership of the West African Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) as Chairman, on Monday, 14th June, 2021. Mr. Yuguda will lead the body of West African securities regulators for a two-year period having succeeded Reverend Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, […]

Deadline for registration as a crowdfunding intermediary/platform

11/06/2021

This is to inform all existing investment crowdfunding portals/digital commodities investment platforms operating in Nigeria that the deadline for registration is 30th June 2021. Failure to comply with this deadline will mean that the operations of such platforms will be categorized as illegal and attract regulatory sanction as stipulated in the Rules (which came into […]

Notice To The Public On Crowdyvest Halal Fund

31/05/2021

The attention of the Commission was drawn to the proposed launch of a Crowdyvest Halal Fund by Crowdyvest an unregistered entity purporting to operate as a corporative society. The Commission has since issued a Cease and Desist Order to Crowdyvest to stop the launch and operations of the Crowdyvest Halal Fund and any other investment […]

Effective Date Of The Crowdfunding Rules

26/05/2021

This is to inform all stakeholders that as part of efforts to ensure investor protection while encouraging innovation in the conduct of securities business, the rules governing Crowdfunding business in Nigeria came into effect on the 21st day of January, 2021. In line with the transitional provisions of the Rules, all persons/entities operating an investment […]

Update on Renewal of Registration for Capital Market Operators

10/05/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wishes to inform all registered Capital Market Operators (CMOs) that in line with the requirements for renewal of registration, all CMOs are required to complete the renewal process on or before April 30, 2021. Consequently, all CMOs are expected to note the following; 1. Late filing for renewal of […]

Official Disclaimer on Fake SEC Website and Fictitious Recruitment Exercise

30/04/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has been drawn to several websites and blogs purportedly affiliated to the Commission which are said to be advertising on-going “recruitment exercise” by the Commission. The Commission wishes to inform the general public that the referenced websites and blogs are fake and that no such […]

Press Release – Update On Suspension Of The Annual General Meeting Of OANDO PLC

30/04/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“The Commission”) has been drawn to publications in various media on the judgments against the Commission concerning its regulatory action on Oando Plc and several of its officers for severe breaches of capital market regulations, some of which are under criminal investigations. It is therefore important that […]

Proliferation of Unregistered Online Investment and Trading Platforms Facilitating Access to Trading in Securities Listed in Foreign Markets

08/04/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to the existence of several providers of online investment and trading platforms which purportedly facilitate direct access of the investing public in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to securities of foreign Companies listed on Securities Exchanges registered in other jurisdictions. These platforms […]

Notification For 2021 First CMC Webinar Meeting – 15 APRIL 2021

07/04/2021

The 2021 First Capital Market Committee (CMC) Webinar Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 15th April, 2021. The usual interface with members of the press will also hold through webinar the following day being Friday, 16th April, 2021. Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be […]

Motion for Injuction / Stay of Execution – Engineer Patrick Ajudua Vs SEC & OANDO Plc

26/03/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wishes to inform the general public that it has filed a Motion for Injunction/Stay of Execution of the judgment and Order of the FCT High Court in Suit No: FCT/HC/BW/CV/347/2020, ENGINEER PATRICK AJUDUA Vs SECURITIES and EXCHANGE COMMISSION & OANDO PLC. Consequently, to avoid being in contempt of court, […]

Circular On The Renewal Of Registration

23/03/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hereby notifies the general public and Capital Market Operators (CMOs) in particular, of the reintroduction of the periodic renewal of registration by Capital Market Operators.   The reintroduction of renewal of registration is premised on the need: to have a reliable data bank of all CMOs registered and active […]

Guidance On The Implementation Of Sections 60 – 63_Of The Investments And Securities Act_2007

08/03/2021

The global corporate scandals that occurred in 2001 were linked to weaknesses in financial reporting and accounting practices. In response, several jurisdictions enacted legislations to enhance transparency and uphold the intergrity of financial markets. As part of the efforts to reform corporate financial reporting in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria passed the amended Investments […]

Securities and Exchange Commission’s 5th Budget Seminar

05/03/2021

The Commission will hold its 5th Budget Seminar Series with the theme, “Financing Nigeria’s Budget and Infrastructure Deficits through the Capital Market” on Thursday, 11th March, 2021 in a Webinar at 10:00 am. The focus of this year’s edition of the Seminar is to discuss how the capital market can aid the flow of private capital to address Nigeria’s […]

Press Statement

24/02/2021

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to several publications in the media, where it is reported that a shareholder of OandoPlc, purportedly obtained a judgment from the Federal Capital Territory High Court against the Commission. The Commission wishes to inform the general public that it was never at […]

Notification For 2021 First CMC Webinar Meeting

17/02/2021

The 2021 First Capital Market Committee (CMC) Webinar Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 15th April, 2021. The usual interface with members of the press will also hold through webinar the following day being Friday, 16th April, 2021. Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be […]

Press Release On Cryptocurrencies

11/02/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has received several comments and inquiries from the public on a perceived policy conflict between the SEC Statement on Digital Assets and their Classification and Treatment of September 11, 2020 and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Circular of February 5, 2021. We see no such contradictions or inconsistencies. […]

The Investments And Securities Tribunal (IST) Restrains Unregistered Fintech Company From Stock Trading

19/12/2020

The Investments and Securities Tribunal, (IST) on Thursday 17th December 2020, made interim Orders restraining a Fintech company, Chaka Technologies Limited, and its promoters from advertising or offering for sale shares, stock or other securities of companies or other entities. The interim Orders, which apply to all Chaka platforms, were granted pursuant to an application […]

Circular To Regulated Entities And Capital Market Stakeholders

18/12/2020

The Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that the country is on the verge of a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of the rising number of new cases, the Commission wishes to provide the following guidance: All stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market are […]

Conduct Of Illegal Fund Management By Famzhi Interbiz Limited

18/12/2020

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to the illegal fund management operation conducted by FAMZHI INTERBIZ LIMITED. The Commission wishes to inform the public that FAMZHI INTERBIZ LIMITED is not registered to operate in the Nigerian Capital Market. The company had applied to the Commission for registration to […]

Circular To All Brokers/Dealers

03/12/2020

Rule 56 (1&2) (c) of the Rules and Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission provides that: “Registered brokers/dealers shall disclose to the Commission any dealings in a Security valued at a minimum of 500,000 units executed in a single deal or in multiple deals on the same day on behalf of his clients or […]

Pre-Notice On Cancellation/Withdrawal Of Certificates Of Registration Of Inactive Capital Market Operators

10/11/2020

The under-listed one hundred and fifty-seven (157) Capital Market Operators (CMOs) were registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission to perform various functions in the Nigerian capital market. However, these CMOs have either consistently failed to render their statutory returns to the Commission, had their capital eroded or were affected by policy changes. In view […]

CIRCULAR – EXTENSION OF DEADLINE TO FILE QUARTERLY FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

05/11/2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has noted the recent general disruption to business operations across the country and the challenges this may have posed on businesses. The SEC is also aware that the disruption to business operations may have prevented public companies, capital market operators and other regulated entities from convening meetings for the […]

CIRCULAR – AUDITED ACCOUNTS OF COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT SCHEMES

22/10/2020

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 169(2)&(3) and Section 181(1)(f),(g)&(h) of the Investment and Securities Act 2007, and the importance of disseminating timely information to the market, the Commission shall henceforth discontinue the practice of issuing prior approval or no objection for Audited Accounts of Collective Investment Schemes. Consequently, annual accounts of Collective Investment Schemes […]

CIRCULAR TO ALL CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS

22/10/2020

In line with Section 38(2) of the Investments and Securities Act 2007 which empowers the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) to prescribe conditions for registration of capital market operators, including the level of knowledge and skill required to operate in the Nigerian capital market, the Management of the Commission has approved the following: Managing […]

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST ICT TRANSFORMATION – TECHNICAL RESIDENT ADVISOR

16/10/2020

Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria and FSD Africa are inviting qualified individuals to submit their Expressions of Interest for the role of a Technical Resident Advisor to oversee the development and implementation of an Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Transformation strategy at SEC Nigeria (the “Services”). The consultant will be based at SEC Nigeria […]

Nigeria Commemorates World Investor Week

14/10/2020

Nigeria, represented by the Securities and Exchange Commission and other stakeholders, will, in the month of October 2020, join the rest of the world to commemorate the fourth annual World Investor Week (WIW) under the auspices of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).   The WIW is a week-long event aimed at raising awareness […]

SEC Corporate Governance Guideline and Revised FORM 01

10/10/2020

Click here to download the template for reporting compliance ( SEC FORM 01) GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES The Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria issued the Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance (NCCG) in 2018, which replaces all existing sectorial Codes of Corporate Governance in Nigeria. The Securities and Exchange Commission subsequently developed the SEC Corporate Governance Guidelines (SCGG). […]

Guidance On The Implementation Of Sections 60 – 63 Of The Investments And Securities Act 2007

22/09/2020

In response to the eruption of corporate scandals in 2001 involving financial reporting and accounting practices, several jurisdictions enacted legislations to enhance transparency and uphold the intergrity of financial markets. As part of the efforts to reform corporate financial reporting in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria passed the amended Investments and Securities Act (ISA), […]

Statement On Digital Assets And Their Classification And Treatment

14/09/2020

INTRODUCTION Digital assets offerings provide alternative investment opportunities for the investing public; it is therefore essential to ensure that these offerings operate in a manner that is consistent with investor protection, the interest of the public, market integrity and transparency. The general objective of regulation is not to hinder technology or stifle innovation, but to create standards that encourage ethical practices […]

Notification For 2020 First CMC Webinar Meeting

10/08/2020

The 2020 First Capital Market Committee (CMC) Webinar Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 20th August, 2020. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Friday, 21st August 2020.   Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation.   All invited participants are expected to join by […]

Re: Activities Of An Illegal Operator IBSmartify Nigeria

26/06/2020

The attention of the Commission has been drawn to the activities of iBSmartify Nigeria the promoters of a Blockchain known as iBledger (iBcashcryptocurrency) and InksNation. The general public is hereby advised that neither the promoters of iBSmartify Nigeria nor the illegal products they offer are registered or regulated by the Commission. In view of the […]

New Rules On Collective Investment Schemes

22/06/2020

Sequel to the publication of new Rules relating Collective Investment Schemes in December 2019, the Commission hereby issues the following clarifications to facilitate effective compliance with the new CIS Rules. All Fund Managers of Collective Investment Schemes are required to comply with the provisions of the new Rules and file evidence of compliance on or […]

Requirement For Additional Information On All Prospectuses Issued To The Public

18/06/2020

This is to inform all stakeholders that as part of efforts to ensure investor protection and promote transparency in the operations of the Nigerian Capital Market, the Commission has introduced a new requirement for inclusion in all prospectuses or offer documents issued to the general public. With effect from the 18th day of June 2020, […]

Official Disclaimer on alleged Resignation of Ms. Mary Uduk as SEC DG

14/06/2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the Commission) attention has been drawn to a publication in the media on sunday June 14, 2020, wherein the Acting Director General, Ms. Mary Uduk is purported to have resigned from the Commission and a send forth party slated for Monday June 15, 2020. The Commission wishes to inform the […]

Circular To All Regulated Entities And The Market – Update On COVID 19

11/05/2020

Following the Federal Government’s partial easing of the lockdown measures introduced to minimize the spread of Covid-19 across Nigeria, it has become necessary to provide this update to stakeholders within the Capital Market. The Commission, in compliance with the various guidelines issued by relevant authorities has re-opened its head-office in Abuja. Our office is open […]

The Nigerian Capital Market Community Launches Initiative To Support The Fight Against COVID-19

21/04/2020

Following the confirmation of the COVID-19 index case in Nigeria on February 27, 2020 and the subsequent identification of other cases, the Federal and State Governments have introduced several measures to contain the spread of the disease. The private sector has also thrown its weight behind the Government in an effort to contain its spread […]

Guidelines For Issuance Of Fixed Income Securities By Statutory Bodies In WASRA Member Countries

15/04/2020

In order to achieve the objective of fostering Capital Market integration in West Africa as embedded in the WASRA Charter, the Executive Council of WASRA in collaboration with the West African Capital Market Integration Council (WACMIC) has prescribed Guidelines for the cross-border issuance of Fixed Income Securities by statutory bodies in WASRA member countries. Download […]

Official Disclaimer On Alleged Recruitment Exercise

13/04/2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (the Commission) attention has been drawn to some messages and a video being circulated in the social media, wherein the Commission is alleged to have carried out a recruitment excercise where 811 persons were employed, all from Anambra State with 1 from Kano State. The messages parades the person shown […]

Exposure Of Investor’s Data And Consent Form

06/04/2020

The Commission has identified a number of challenges associated with identity management in the Nigerian Capital Market. As part of its efforts to address these challenges, the Commission has developed a standardized Investor’s Data and Consent Form to be adopted by all CMOs in collecting and updating investors’ data. The Form will also enable CMOs […]

Circular To All Regulated Entities And The Market

31/03/2020

In light of the global pandemic of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and in furtherance to the Commission’s circular of March 24, 2020, the Commission wishes to provide additional guidance to the Capital Market as follows: Issuers All public companies are required to continue to make material disclosures to investors on the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic […]

Clarification On Prohibition Of Gifts At General Meetings (AGMS/EGMS)

26/03/2020

March 03, 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to clarify the application of Rule 602 (4) of its Rules and Regulations. Rule 602(4) states that ‘’public companies shall not distribute gifts to shareholders, observers and any other person at Annual General Meetings/Extra-Ordinary General Meetings’’ The Commission considers it necessary to clarify that ‘’light refreshment’’ […]

Activities Of Unlawful Market Operators

26/03/2020

MARCH 11, 2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission wish to draw the attention of the investing public to the activities of unlawful/unlicensed market operators and promoters of other fraudulent schemes. The Commission, in recent time, has observed the proliferation of the operation of unlawful/unlicensed investment schemes, with promises of huge, but unjustifiable returns on investment. […]

Circular To Capital Market Stakeholders On Covid-19

24/03/2020

The spread of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) worldwide has created a degree of uncertainty and anxiety, as governments and health experts attempt to curtail the proliferation of the virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) had warned that given Africa’s fragile health systems, the threat posed by COVID-19 in the continent is considerable. This has led […]

Circular to all Capital Market Operators/Stakeholders on Post-Approval Amendments to Transaction Documents

23/03/2020

Notice is hereby given to all capital market operators/stakeholders that in addition to the complete filing directive of the Commission, all requests for amendments to Transaction Documents after approval/clearance by the Commission shall attract additional processing fee. All Market Operators/Stakeholders should note that henceforth, any request for a change, alteration, or amendment of documents after […]

2020 Capital Market Committee Meeting Calendar

18/03/2020

This is to notify the Capital Market Stakeholders that the 2020 CMC meetings have been scheduled to hold as tabulated below. Schedule Meeting Dates First CMC April 23rd, 2020 Second CMC July 23rd, 2020 Third CMC November 19th, 2020   This is to enable adequate planning and logistics before the meeting dates and to ensure […]

International Conference on the Nigerian Commodities Market 16-17 March 2020

14/03/2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission in collaboration with the Implementation Committee on the Commodities Trading Ecosystem Roadmap, invites you to the inaugural International Conference on the Nigerian Commodities Market with the theme: Commodities Trading Ecosystem: Key to diversifying the Nigerian Economy. Dates: March 16-17, 2020 Venue: Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja For more information, […]

Maintaining And Updating Comprehensive Investors/Shareholders Account Information

13/03/2020

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) in furtherance of its investor protection and market development mandate has over the years, and in collaboration with other market stakeholders, worked actively to –amongst others – ensure accountability, transparency and stability in the capital market. In line with the foregoing, the Commission desires to forestall, reduce and […]

Communique Issued At The 2020 Budget Seminar Themed “Leveraging The 2020 Budget And The Finance Act For The Growth Of The Nigerian Capital Market”

13/03/2020

13th February 2020 Lagos Download PDF  1. The Budget Seminar Series is a forum for evaluating the nexus between the Nigerian capital market and the annual Federal Government budget. Its major aim is to identify how the capital market can contribute, and in turn, benefit from the budget and its implementation. 2. In addition to […]

Ban On Six (6) Online Brokers By Italian Financial Authorities

09/03/2020

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to the public notice by the Italian securities regulator, Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) on six (6) online forex brokers who engage in “unlawful” and “misleading” Forex and other retail products marketing practices and financial services. The online brokers and […]

Securities And Exchange Commission’s 4th Budget Seminar

07/02/2020

The Commission will hold its 4th Budget Seminar Series with the theme, “Leveraging the 2020 Budget and Finance Act for the Growth of the Nigerian Capital Market” on Thursday, 13th February, 2020 at the Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotels and Suites, Plot 1415, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos at 10:00 am.   The Seminar […]

Guidelines On Net Capital: SEC Rule 57 And 58

29/01/2020

The Commission hereby issues the under listed guidelines to facilitate effective compliance with SEC Rules 57 & 58 on Net Capital. Every broker-dealer shall on monthly basis compute and file with the Commission and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) its net liquid capital position not later than five (5) days after end of the month; […]

New Year Message To Operators and Stakeholders In The Nigerian Capital Market

01/01/2020

Happy new year to you all.   On behalf of the Board, Management and Staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission Nigeria, I would like to sincerely thank all Capital Market Operators and Stakeholders, for your immense efforts and contribution towards developing the Nigerian Capital market.   The year 2019 saw us record tremendous results in a number of initiatives largely derived […]

Amendment To Rule 27 – (Fidelity Bond)

30/12/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to inform all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) that in line with Section 313 of the Investments & Securities Act 2007, Rule 27 (Fidelity Bond) has been amended with the creation of Rule 27A which, requires Dealing Members to maintain an Insurance policy to cover all aspects of the insured […]

Notification for Third CMC meeting in 2019

02/11/2019

The 2019 Third Capital Market Committee (CMC) Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 21stNovember, 2019 at the Harbour Point, 4 Wilmot Point Road, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos.The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Friday, 22nd November, 2019 at the SEC Lagos Zonal Office, 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.  Attendance to both events is strictly by invitation. Invited participants are expected […]

Nigerian Commodities Trading Ecosystem Bulletin – 2nd edition 2019

01/11/2019

Nigerian Commodities Trading Ecosystem Bulletin – 2nd edition 2019

IOSCO to launch 2019 World Investor Week to promote investor education

13/09/2019

IOSCO/MR/22/2019 Madrid, 14 August 2019 IOSCO to launch 2019 World Investor Week to promote investor education The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is preparing to launch its third annual World Investor Week (WIW) from 30 September to 6 October 2019, after its successful organization in 2017 and 2018. WIW is a week-long, global campaign, […]

Reduction Of Exemption Fees For Some Capital Market Experts

13/09/2019

You may wish to recall that Capital Market Professionals with a minimum of 15 years relevant post-qualification experience with not more than 2 years interruption, who have attained their heights were approved to be exempted from the Pre-Registration workshop/examination subject to the attendance of a mandatory Executive course. Further to the earlier circular on the […]

Unclaimed Dividends Of Defunct Afribank Plc

11/09/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“The Commission”) wishes to inform shareholders of the defunct Afribank Plc that unclaimed dividends by the bank are being held in trust on their behalf. Investors that have unclaimed dividends are therefore advised to contact Carnation Registrars to process their dividends for payment. The Commission has also directed Carnation Registrars […]

West Africa Capital Market Conference 2019

04/09/2019

“The West Africa Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) and West African Capital Market Integration Council (WACMIC) invites you to the inaugural West Africa Capital Market Conference (WACMaC) with the theme – Positioning West Africa Capital Markets to Achieve Sustainable and Real Economic Growth Through Integration and Sound Regulation. Dates: October 27th – 29th, 2019 Venue: Sofitel […]

Report of the FinTech Roadmap Committee of the Nigerian Capital Market

28/08/2019

At the 2nd Capital Market Committee Meeting of the year, which took place on Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Report of the FinTech Roadmap Committee of the Nigerian Capital Market was presented to and accepted by the Capital Market community. The Report highlights the current application of FinTech in the market, opportunities, challenges and recommendations. […]

Notification For Second CMC Meeting In 2019

15/08/2019

The Second Capital Market Committee (CMC) Meeting in 2019 has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 at the Grand Ballroom, Eko Hotels & Suites, 1415, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The usual interface with members of the Press will hold the following day being Friday, 23rd August, 2019 at the SEC […]

SEC Continues Verification of Dantata Investors

29/07/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission has continued verifying claims of 4,160 unpaid investors of the illegal investment scheme organised by Dantata Success and Profitable Company. The verification exercise commenced on Monday July 15th and is expected to last till Tuesday July 30, 2019, with 4,160 investors undergoing verification. The investors are required to go along […]

Notice Of Registration Interview Of Capital Market Operators

25/07/2019

The Commission will hold its Registration Interview Meeting for: Companies seeking fresh Registration into the Nigerian capital market. Additional sponsored individual (s) for existing companies. Existing companies seeking registration of additional function(s) Venue:  SEC Zonal Office, No 3 Idejo street, Opposite Icon House, Off Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island. Lagos. Date(s):  August 6 – 9, […]

Commodities Exchange Warehouse Map

18/07/2019

Warehouses and storage infrastructure are necessary for the commodity sector and commodities futures trading. These storage facilities are critical to the entire agro commodities value chain for reduction in post harvest losses, quality maintenance, year-round supply of commodity raw materials to end-users are an important building block for transparent transactions in commodity contracts. Warehousing forms […]

Signing of MoU between Securities and Exchange Commission and Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit

17/07/2019

Signing of MoU between Securities and Exchange Commission and Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit in Abuja, Wednesday 17 July 2019.

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and Nigerian Capital Markets Institute MoU signing ceremony – Photos

27/06/2019

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and Nigerian Capital Markets Institute MoU signing ceremony in Lagos

FG inaugurates SEC Board – Photos

27/06/2019

The new SEC board – Olufemi Lijadu, Chairman, non-exec Commissioners Lamido Yuguda & Rekiya Ladi. Okokon Ekanem Udo- Rep Min of Finance, Angela Adewumi Sere-Ejembi- Rep CBN. Acting DG Mary Uduk, Acting Exec Commissioners Henry Rowlands, Isyaku Tilde & Reginald Karawusa

RE: Cross-Reference Checklist Review

10/06/2019

The general public is hereby notified that the Commission commenced the Cross-Reference Checklist Review of Bond/fixed income applications with effect from June 1, 2019. Consequently, a duly filled Cross-Reference Checklist is required to be filed along with the relevant applications. The Cross-Reference Checklist Review is intended run for six (6) months and is a precursor […]

Investigation Of Oando Plc

09/06/2019

June 7, 2019 The attention of the SEC has been drawn to various reports questioning the regulatory authority of the SEC, and insinuating lack of due process in the investigations of Oando Plc. To put the records straight, the SEC hereby states as follows: 1. Fair hearing is a paramount and fundamental principle, which the […]

Press Release on Investigation of Oando Plc

31/05/2019

Following the receipt of two petitions by the Commission in 2017, investigations were conducted into the activities of Oando Plc (a company listed on the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges). Certain infractions of Securities and other relevant laws were observed. The Commission further engaged Deloitte & Touche to conduct a Forensic Audit of the activities […]

SEC, NSE Streamline Listing Process to Encourage More Listings

23/05/2019

Lagos, May 23, 2019. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Nigerian Stock Exchange (“The Exchange” or “NSE”) have moved to make the processes involving listing on the NSE more efficient and cost effective by streamlining the approval process between the SEC and the NSE. The streamlined process which will come into effect on […]

Public Notice On Growing Circle International (G – Circle)

18/03/2019

Following information received by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) from a member of the public, surveillance was conducted on the activities of Growing Circle International (“G-Circle) whose head office is No 6 Mojidi Street, off Toyin Street, Ikeja Lagos. The Commission’s investigation revealed that G-Circle was operating a pyramid scheme and soliciting funds […]

Capital Market Committee Meeting March 2019

12/03/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission hereby informs stakeholders of the following event EVENT: CAPITAL MARKET COMMITTEE MEETING (CMC) DATE: Thursday March 21, 2019 VENUE: Orchid Hall, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos TIME: 10.00am Please note that attendance is strictly on invitation and members are implored to come with their CMC ID Card

Budget Seminar 2019

12/03/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission hereby informs stakeholders and the general public of the following event DATE: Tuesday March 19, 2019 VENUE: Grand Ball Room, Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos TIME: 10.00am

The Court Of Appeal Decision In Securities And Exchange Commission Vs. Big Treat Plc & 5 Others Reaffirms The Commission’s Regulatory Oversight Over Public Companies In Nigeria

12/03/2019

In 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission), conducted an investigation on Big Treat Plc a public listed company (1stRespondent) and its directors which revealed several infractions of the Investments and Securities Act 2007 such as inadequate internal control systems and a breakdown of corporate governance in the company. Based on the foregoing, and […]

Notice on the Passage of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act

08/02/2019

On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Act into law. The Law which seeks to, among other things, provide for the establishment of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal, also repeals the sections 118, 119, 120, 121 (excluding S. […]

Nigeria Capital Market Institute Training Calendar 2019

21/01/2019

CLICK HERE TO PAY FEES N.B. Please select WORKSHOP/TRAINING FEES under “service name” and input the course title under “Description“ Contact information 14 Yawuri Street, Garki, Abuja. +234 (09) 6724118 enquiries@ncmi.ng COURSE TITLE Feb Mar April May June July August Sept Oct Nov 1 1ST Pre- registration Workshop for CMOs, Lagos   27-30 mar (5days) 130,000.00 […]

The Securities And Exchange Commision (SEC) Nigeria Launches Green Bond Rules

03/12/2018

ABUJA: 03/12/18:The Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria (“SEC”) officially launched the Green Bonds Issuance Rules at a ceremony yesterday.  Following a series of engagements with stakeholders and Capital Market Operators, the SEC rolled out its rules on Green Bonds on October 12, 2018.   The SEC has collaborated on several occasions with the Green […]

Notification For Third CMC Meeting In 2018

19/10/2018

The Third Capital Market Committee (CMC) Meeting in 2018 has been scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 14th November, 2018 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Thursday, 15th November, 2018 at the SEC Lagos Zonal Office, 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.   Attendance to both […]

New Rule And Sundry Amendments To The Rules And Regulations Of The Commission

19/10/2018

SUMMARY OF CHANGES New rule (1) Rules on Green Bonds  Sundry Amendments (1) Inclusion of BVN as a valid means of identification of individual clients in the Capital Market (2) Rule on Investment Advisory Services (3) Amendment to Rule 61- Nominee Accounts (4) Amendment to Rule 96 & 97- Investment Advisers GREEN BONDS 1.0   […]

FSD Africa and Securities and Exchange Commission partner to strengthen Nigeria’s capital market

12/10/2018

Programme aims to unlock capital and build investor confidence through improved regulations and compliance with international standards   Lagos, September 28th 2018: The Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (SEC Nigeria) has become the first capital market regulator to participate in a flagship pan-African programme designed to strengthen the continent’s capital markets.   Over a three-year […]

Mandatory Registration Of All Capital Market Operators With Their Respective Trade Groups/Associations

10/10/2018

The Commission hereby draws the attention of all Capital Market Operators to Rule 25(1)(a) of the SEC Rules and Regulations (as amended) on Membership of Self-Regulatory Organizations (SROs).  The Rule provides that “Every person registered to perform any function in the market shall be a member of an SRO or a Trade Association relevant to […]

Training Programme For Capital Market Operators

04/09/2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission is organizing a training programme for Capital Market Operators and Compliance Officers: Date:          September 12 and 13, 2018 Venue:       SEC Lagos Zonal Office, 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Time:          9am daily Course fee: N50,000 The training would cover topics such as Overview of the Financial System, Responsibilities […]

Notice of Capital Market Stakeholders’ Forum

18/07/2018

The general public and relevant stakeholders are hereby notified that the 2ndCapital Market Stakeholders’ Forum being anchored by the National Assembly Committee on Capital Market, the Securities & Exchange Commission and other Stakeholders earlier scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 17, 2018 has been postponed to Monday, July, 23, 2018. The venue and time remain […]

Re: publication on proposed initial public offering (IPO) of MTN nigeria limited

08/07/2018

  The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission has been drawn to a publication in pages 1 & 38 of Business Day Newspaper of Thursday, July 5, 2018, and other media outlets wherein it was reported that “after 6 weeks delay by SEC, the MTN IPO was set to go”… The Commission wishes to […]

NOTIFICATION FOR SECOND CMC MEETING IN 2018

26/06/2018

The 2018 Second Capital Market Committee (CMC) Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 9th August, 2018 at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Friday, 10th August, 2018 at the SEC lagos Zonal Office, 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, […]

PUBLIC NOTICE! Activities of illegal Operators

01/06/2018

The general public is hereby once again advised to beware of illegal operators and promoters of ponzi and other fraudulent schemes. Furthermore, the general public is advised to exercise utmost caution and conduct adequate due diligence, e.g. seeking professional advice and checking the Commission’s website to confirm the registration status of company/individuals marketing any products […]

Lifting of Technical Suspension on OANDO Shares

12/04/2018

Shares of Oando Nigeria Plc were placed on technical suspension in October 2017 upon the announcement of forensic audit which aimed to protect investors as a short term measure. Suspensions are typically intended for short periods to ensure market stability and thereafter lifted to allow market dictates. However, the suspension of the shares of Oando Nigeria […]

IOSCO Puts the Spotlights On Virtual Currencies

26/02/2018

The Board of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), met for a two day meeting at its headquarters in Madrid, Spain, where it resolved to focus its searchlights on cryptocurrencies, bitcoins and other forms of electronic currencies. This was in view of their novelty, the risks involved in trading in such assets and more […]

WASRA Holds Executive Council Meeting

29/01/2018

The West African Securities Regulators Association (WASRA) held its fourth Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018 in Rabat, Morocco on the sidelines of the fortieth Annual meeting and conference of the African Middle East Regional Committee(AMERC) of the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). The meeting which was in continuation of efforts towards […]

Extension Of Free E-Dividend Registration (Till February 28, 2018)

20/01/2018

The SEC, in reviewing the progress of the e-Dividend Registration exercise, after the December 31, 2017 deadline, it was noted that there was still a great influx of shareholders desirous of mandating their Bank Accounts for payment of dividends electronically. In light of the foregoing, the SEC, as part of its developmental role, has extended […]

Forensic Exercise On Oando Plc

05/12/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission has reiterated its decision to conduct a Forensic Exercise into the activities of Oando Plc. This commitment is contained in a letter dated December 5, 2017 addressed to Oando Plc. The Commission wishes to assure the general public of its zero tolerance to infractions in the Nigerian Capital Market.   […]

SEC Administrative Proceedings Committee Decision in Respect of Partnership Investment Company Plc

26/09/2017

SEC ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE DECISION IN RESPECT OF PARTNERSHIP INVESTMENT COMPANY PLC AND OTHERS. In the matter of the Investments and Securities Act, 2007, before the Administrative Proceedings Committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission In Re: Violation of SEC Rules on separation of clients’ funds from company’s funds Unauthorized sale of clients’ shares  Failure/Refusal […]

SEC Circular to all Capital Market Operators on Rendition of Various Returns for AML/CFT and NFIU

27/07/2017

CONSOLIDATED GRID FOR RENDITION OF VARIOUS ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING AND COUNTERING THE FINANCING OF TERRORISM (AML/CFT) RETURNS BY CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS (CMOs) TO THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) AND THE NIGERIAN FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE UNIT (NFIU) Please be notified that the Commission has approved and uploaded reporting templates required for rendition of other categories of AML/CFT […]

Circular to All Capital Market Operators without the Required Number of Sponsored Individuals

15/07/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria wishes to inform all Capital Market Operators (CMOs), Experts and Professionals operating in the Nigerian capital market that in compliance with the provisions of the ISA 2007 and the SEC Rules and Regulations, they are expected to possess the required number of Sponsored Individuals and a Compliance Officer […]

Database of Un-Mandated Accounts in the Nigeria Capital Market (e-Dividend Registration)

13/04/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to notify the investing public that, as part of measures to curb the growth of unclaimed dividend in the Nigerian capital market, all investors are required to register for the payment of their dividends electronically (e-Dividend). To facilitate the e-Dividend registration exercise, the SEC has provided a […]

Circular to the General Public on the “Seal up” of the Business Premises of YUAN DONG (YDEC), an illegal Capital Market Operator

25/02/2017

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (SEC) has been drawn to the activities of an Illegal Operator carrying on business under the name of Yuan Dong (YDEC). The Company parades itself as an Investment Company thereby extending invitations to unsuspecting members of the public to subscribe in a scheme identified as a […]

Complaints Against Tine God Networks Limited (Illegal Operator)

20/02/2017

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to the activities of an Illegal Operator (Tine God Networks Limited). The Company claimed to be an Investment Company that engages in Business Development in Commercial sectors of the economy and also issues bonds to raise funds for its investment activities. The […]

Conviction of an Illegal Operator “Marian Moses Ventures Ltd” by the Federal High Court Kaduna Division

16/02/2017

Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to draw the attention of the investing public to the Judgment of the Federal High Court Kaduna division of October 27, 2016, which handed down a 5year imprisonment term against one Moses Samanja the Managing Director of the Illegal Operator (Marian Moses Ventures Ltd) and also ordered […]

Investors Alert: The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) lifts the suspension of Heritage Capital Markets Ltd

16/02/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on Wednesday February 1, 2017 lifted the suspension of Heritage Capital Markets Ltd together with its Directors and Sponsored Individuals.   SIGNED MANAGEMENT

Summary of the Decision of the SEC Administrative Proceedings Committee (APC) in the Matter of APC/2/2016: Ideal Securities & Investment Limited V. Mr. George Nchedo Okafor

30/01/2017

The Commission on September 12, 2008 received a petition from the complainant alleging various misconducts against the Respondent. Pursuant to this complaint, the Commission conducted investigations and observed that the respondent had carried out actions which were in breach of the provisions of the Investment and Securities Act 2007, as well as the SEC Rules […]

Summary of the Decision of the SEC Administrative Proceedings Committee (Apc) in the Matter of APC/1/2015: Rivers State Ministry of Finance & 31 Others V. BGL Plc & 31 Others

30/01/2017

The Commission received 32 complaints between 2012 and 2015 against the 1st to 4th respondents over certain conducts in relation to operations of their Guaranteed Consolidated Notes (GCN) and Guaranteed Premium Notes (GPN). Investigations revealed that the 1st to the 4th respondents had through the 5th to 32nd breached some provisions of the Investment and […]

Approved Guidelines on Securities Settlements in Nigeria

05/01/2017

Download full document below: GUIDELINES ON SECURITIES SETTLEMENTS IN NIGERIA (APPROVED)

Investors Alert! Suspension of Heritage Capital Markets Ltd

24/12/2016

THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (“SEC”) SUSPENDS HERITAGE CAPITAL MARKETS LTD The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on Wednesday December 21, 2016 suspended Heritage Capital Markets Ltd together with its Directors and Sponsored Individuals in connection with the unauthorized sale of shares belonging to an investor and its refusal to comply with the Commission’s directives […]

SEC – Nigeria Signs Mou with Morocco to boost Market Growth

05/12/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria has on December 3, 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with its Moroccan counterpart, Autorite Marocaine Du Marche Des Capitaux (AMMC). The MoU, which was signed on the sidelines of the Nigerian- Moroccan bilateral talks marked with the visit of His Majesty, King Mohammed VI of Morocco, […]

Federal High Court Dismisses BGL Cases Against the Securities and Exchange Commission

31/10/2016

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has delivered its judgments on the three cases filed against the Commission by BGL Plc, its sponsored individuals and subsidiaries. The cases BGL had brought before the Lagos High Court against the Commission are: I. FHC/L/CS/767/2015 BGL PLC & 4 ORS VS SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION II. FHC/L/CS/1050/2015 […]

Public Alert on the Activities of “MMM Federal Republic of Nigeria” (Nigeria.mmm.net)

30/08/2016

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to the activities of an online investment scheme tagged ‘MMM Federal Republic of Nigeria (nigeria.mmm.net). The platform has embarked on an aggressive online media campaign to lure the investing public to participate in what it called “mutual aid financial network” with a […]

Re: Mrs. Oge C. Ottiwu – Illegal Activities in the Capital Market

30/08/2016

The attention of the Securities & Exchange Commission has been drawn to the activities of Mrs. Oge C. Ottiwu of No. 118 Zink Avenue, Opposite Eke Market, Awka, Anambra State, who engages in capital market activities without registration within Anambra State and its environs. Section 38(1) of the Investments and Securities Act, 2007 requires any […]

Circular to All Capital Market Operators on Mandatory Registration with Relevant Trade Groups/Associations

17/08/2016

MANDATORY REGISTRATION OF ALL CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS WITH THEIR RELEVANT TRADE GROUPS/ASSOCIATIONS   Following resolutions at the just concluded Capital Market Committee (CMC) meeting, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hereby directs all market operators who are yet to register as members of their respective trade groups or associations to do so on or before […]

Public Notice On Dividend Warrants Acceptance Into Savings Accounts

04/08/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to notify the investing public that dividend warrants can now be deposited into savings accounts. This follows the directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) via Circular referenced BPS/DIR/GEN/CIR/03/005 dated 28th July, 2016 instructing banks to allow customers with BVN to deposit cheques into their savings […]

SEC APC gives its decision on BGL Securities Ltd and 22 Others

26/05/2016

SUMMARY OF THE APC/1/2016: AFOLABI GABRIEL OLUWASEYI & 9 OTHERS Vs. BGL SECURITIES LIMITED & 22 OTHERS The Commission received several complaints against the 1st and 2nd Respondent over failure, refusal and/or neglect to liquidate their investments in both the Guaranteed Consolidated Notes (GCN) and Guaranteed Premium Notes (GPN). Upon investigation of the complains it […]

Current Position on CMO Recapitalization Exercise

09/05/2016

This is to clear the misconception in the media of the pronouncement made by the DG of SEC regarding the grace period of December 31, 2016 given to non-capitalized CMOs. The general public is to note that the deadline for recapitalization has not been extended. However, the Commission will commence the process of cancellation of […]

SEC Announces the Collection of 1,662 Share Certificates Recovered from Alliance Capital Management Ltd (ACML)

07/04/2016

COLLECTION OF SHARES CERTIFICATES RECOVERED FROM ALLIANCE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LTD BY THE COMMISSION This is to inform the Clients of Alliance Capital Management Ltd that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has in its custody 1,662 share certificates recovered from Alliance Capital Management Ltd. In view of the above, the Clients whose names appear in […]

SEC and DMO to Collaborate on Issuance of Nigeria’s First Sovereign Sukuk

19/01/2016

The aspiration for issuing Nigeria’s first sovereign sukuk received a huge boost yesterday as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Debt Management Office (DMO) committed to strengthen collaboration towards realizing that goal. This was the major outcome of the visit to the DMO by the SEC Director General, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo. It would […]

Advantages of the E Dividend Mandate Management System (E-DMMS) – SEC DG

16/01/2016

The Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission on The advantages of the E Dividend Mandate Management System (E-DMMS) Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mr. Mounir Gwarzo has described the e-Dividend platform as a game changer in the Nigerian Capital Market which will ensure that infractions are reduced to the barest minimum. […]

E-Dividend Registration Sensitization Town Hall Meeting

16/01/2016

The e-Dividend registration enlightenment campaign culminated at a town hall meeting on Thursday January 14, 2016. The concluding event was held at the International Conference Center, Abuja. View photos below:  

SEC Commences e-Dividend Enlightenment Campaign

11/01/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has commenced on a four day robust enlightenment programme on e-Dividend registration. The event which started on Monday January 11, 2016 in Abuja with a road show will continue on Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and culminate finally in a town hall meeting on Thursday January 14, 2016 at the […]

Stockbroker sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for unauthorized sale of shares

05/01/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wishes to inform the investing public that Mr. Tajudeen Folaji, a former stockbroker with First Alstate Securities Limited, has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by the Lagos State High Court presided over by Justice Kudirat Jose. The court found him guilty of unauthorized sale of shares […]

Revocation of Registration of Capital Market Operators

21/12/2015

ANNOUNCEMENT REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION OF CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS   The Securities and Exchange Commission is empowered under section 30 (1) and (2) of the Investment and Securities Act (ISA) 2007 to revoke the operational license of capital market operators that are inactive.   Consequent upon the above, the general public is hereby notified that the […]

27th Meeting of the Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB)

15/12/2015

27th Meeting of the Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board (IFSB) & 12th Islamic Financial Stability Forum, December 8, 2015 at the Islamic Development Bank Headquarters, Jedda Saudi Arabia

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15/12/2015

                  Vice President Osinbajo pledges support for Capital Market Reforms as SEC Director General Presents the 10-year Capital Market Masterplan   SEC DG, Mr. Mounir Gwarzo led the Executive Management Team on a courtesy call on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. During the meeting, […]

SEC Collaborates with DMO

15/12/2015

SEC AND DMO MOVE TO PLEDGE CLOSER COLLABORATION TO BOOST DOMESTIC BOND AND SUKUK MARKET   The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Debt Management Office (DMO) have agreed to work in synergy for the growth and development of Nigeria’s financial system, particularly, the domestic bond market. This follows a courtesy call on the […]

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15/12/2015

The Securities & Exchange Commission wishes to bring to the notice of all Public Companies that the proposed launching of the Corporate Governance Scorecard slated to hold on Tuesday 27th October 2015 has been postponed. A new date will be communicated in due course. We sincerely regret the inconveniences caused due to the postponement of the […]

Tribute to A Capital Market Guru – Chief Dennis Onyemaechi Odife: 1947 – 2015

23/10/2015

The Executive Management and staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) note with grief the sad demise of Chief Dennis Onyemaechi Odife who passed on in Abuja on Friday 2nd October, 2015 aged 68. One of the most iconic figures in the history of Nigeria’s capital market, Chief Odife can rightly be credited as the […]

Public Notice: Regional Round-table on Non- interest Capital Market (Islamic Capital Market)

19/10/2015

Regional Roundtable on Non- interest Capital Market (Islamic Capital Market) The Securities and Exchange Commission, in bid to expand the depth and breadth of the Nigerian Capital Market, and in furtherance of Nigeria’s financial inclusion objectives within the strategic 10-year Master Plan on Non-Interest Capital Market is organizing a High-Level Regional Roundtable on Non- interest […]

Press Release: IOSCO Boosts Resolve to Protect Investors, Develop Markets and Collaborate for Global Financial Stability

19/10/2015

12th October, 2015 Iosco Boosts Resolve to Protect Investors, Develop Markets and Collaborate for Global Financial Stability The Board of the International Organization of Securities Commission (IOSCO) – the Organization’s governing and standard setting body – met recently in Toronto, Canada for a 2-day meeting in continuation of IOSCO’s objective of ensuring continued investor protection […]

Exit of an Icon, Gamaliel Onosode: 1933 – 2015

19/10/2015

The Executive Management and staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) note with grief the sad demise of Dr. Gamaliel Onosode who passed on in Lagos on Tuesday 29th September, 2015 aged 82. One of Nigeria’s foremost capital market experts, Dr. Onosode served as the inaugural President of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) […]

Circular: Registrars – Implementation of E-Dividend Mandate Management System (E-Dmms) Portal

19/10/2015

Further to the launching of the e-Dividend Mandate Management System (e-DMMS) Portal on 29thJuly 2015 by the Commission and the subsequent trainings conducted for the staff of your organization, we are happy to inform you that the system is now ready for use by all Banks and Registrars. In this regard please note the following: […]

BGL and its Subsidiaries remain Suspended

19/10/2015

This is to inform the general public that on September 17th, 2015, the Federal High Court in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/767/15; BGL Plc & Ors Vs Securities and Exchange Commission, discharged the Ex-Parte order obtained by BGL Plc and its subsidiaries on the 27th of May 2015. In view of the Courts ruling, BGL, its subsidiaries […]

PUBLIC NOTICE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF e-DIVIDEND MANDATE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (e-DMMS) PORTAL

19/10/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to notify the investing public that enrolment for e-Dividend payments can now be efficiently conducted at Bank and Registrar branches nationwide through the online platform launched on 29th July 2015. This follows the release of a circular on the implementation of e-DMMS portal by the Central Bank […]

Public Notice: Suspension of Stanbic IBTC Holding Plc’s Rights Issue_792015

19/10/2015

SUSPENSION OF STANBIC IBTC HOLDING Plc’s RIGHTS ISSUE PENDING CONCLUSION OF ONGOING INVESTIGATION This is to inform the investing public (particularly the shareholders of Stanbic IBTC Holding Company Plc) that the proposed rights issue earlier approved by the Commission is hereby put on hold in view of letters received from the National Office for Technology […]

Circular: To All Capital Market Registrars on Return of Unclaimed Dividends of Fifteen (15) Months and Above to the Paying Companies

10/08/2015

RETURN OF UNCLAIMED DIVIDENDS OF FIFTEEN (15) MONTHS AND ABOVE TO THE PAYING COMPANIES The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hereby directs all Registrars of Public Companies to return all unclaimed dividends, which have been in their custody for fifteen (15) months and above, to the paying companies. Registrars are required to file evidence of […]

Public Notice: BGL Group Plc, its Subsidiaries and Sponsored Individuals remain Suspended and have been invited to appear before the SEC APC

10/08/2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received over 40 letters of investor complaints against BGL Group Plc alleging indebtedness to the tune of about N5.8 billion. Investigations were conducted and all-parties meetings were arranged by SEC during which repayment agreements were struck between BGL and some of the affected investors. Unfortunately, BGL continued reneging on […]

Public Notice: The Administrative Proceedings Committee Hearing

10/08/2015

The Securities & Exchange Commission is empowered under Sections 13(n), 45, 303 of the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) 2007 and Rule 598 of its Rules and Regulation to protect the integrity of the capital market against all forms of abuses by investigating and sanctioning persons who violate the provisions of the Act and the […]