Scammer Alert

05/07/2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has become aware of several fraud attempts targeting the investing public and our online community. These scammers are impersonating the Director General of the Commission – Dr. Emomotimi Agama with the aim of luring unsuspecting members of the public into sharing personal information and making unauthorized payments. Please […]

Revamped E-Dividend Mandate Management System Portal

02/07/2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) hereby announces the launch of the revamped e-Dividend Mandate Management System (e-DMMS) Portal. This initiative is another important step towards curbing the growth of unclaimed dividend and generally improving investor experience in the Nigerian Capital market. The revamped e-DMMS Portal introduces a “self-service interface” that allows investors apply […]

Framework On Accelerated Regulatory Incubation Program (ARIP) For The Onboarding Of Virtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs)

21/06/2024

The Securities and Exchange Commission [“the Commission”] hereby notifies the general public, that the Rules on Digital Assets Issuance, Offering Platforms, Exchange and Custody is going through an amendment process. The purpose of the amendment is to expand the scope of regulation in line with the current realities. The Commission hereby provides a special window […]

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 […]

Notification for the 2024 Capital Market Committee 1ST Webinar Meeting

25/03/2024

22/03/2024 The Director General has approved the 2024 Capital Market Committee (CMC) 1ST Webinar Meeting to hold on Thursday, 18TH April 2024. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day Friday, 19th April 2024 through Webinar. Attendance to both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be seated by 9:45 am. Thank you, SIGNED MANAGEMENT

Re: Compliance Of Public Companies With Sections 60-63 Of The Investments And Securities Act (2007)

19/02/2024

Further to the Commission’s circular dated 8th November, 2021 on the compliance by Public  Companies with the requirements of Sections 60 to 63 of the Investments and Securities Act 2007 on Internal Control over Financial Reporting, the Commission hereby notifies the reporting entities that the Directors and External Auditors’ reports on Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) for the […]

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 […]

Public Notice On Sealing Up Of Ready Finance Investors Ltd

18/12/2023

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on Tuesday December 12, 2023 sealed up Ready Finance Investors Limited for engaging in illegal capital market activities. The activities of unregistered operators violate the established laws and regulations governing the Nigeria capital market and pose a significant threat to the financial markets. Members of the public are […]

Re-Advertisement – Design, Supply and Installation of Securities Market Surveillance System

21/11/2023

Specific Procurement Notice Design, Supply and Installation of Securities Market Surveillance System and Related Goods and Services Purchaser: SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION, NIGERIA Project: Deployment of Real-time Surveillance System for the Nigeria Securities Market and ancillary services at the Securities and Exchange Commission Contract title: PROCUREMENT OF SECURITIES MARKET SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Country: NIGERIA Grant No.: […]

Extension of Investments and Securities (Exemption of State Governments etc.) Order 2019

22/09/2023

The Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to notify all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and the general public that the Federal Ministry of Finance has approved a further extension of validity period of the Investment and Securities (Exemption of State Governments etc. – ’’Exemption Order’’) Order 2019 by three years from December 27, 2022 to December […]

Specific Procurement Notice – Market Surveillance System

18/09/2023

Design, Supply and Installation of Securities Market Surveillance System and Related Goods and Services Purchaser: SECURITIES & EXCHANGE COMMISSION, NIGERIA Project: Deployment of Real-time Surveillance System for the Nigeria Securities Market and ancillary services at the Securities and Exchange Commission Contract title: PROCUREMENT OF SECURITIES MARKET SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM Country: NIGERIA Grant No.: G-NG-HOO-SUP-002 IFB No: […]

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 […]

Warning Against Investing With Binance

28/07/2023

In futherance of the Commission’s earlier circular, dated 9 June, 2023, with respect to the website operated by Binance (https://www.binance.com) used for soliciting the Nigerian public to trade crypto assets. The Commission again reiterates that the activities of Binance, https://www.binance.com and any such other platform through which the Company solicits investors is neither registered nor […]

SEC Financial Statements Duly Audited Over The Years

23/06/2023

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission), the apex regulator of the Nigerian capital market has been drawn to some reports in the electronic and print media, insinuating that the Commission had not audited its financial statements since 2014. Contrary to these false claims, the Commission as a law-abiding agency has duly […]

Circular on the Activities of Binance Nigeria Limited

09/06/2023

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to the website operated by Binance Nigeria Limited, soliciting the Nigerian public to trade crypto assets on its various web and mobile-enabled platforms. Binance Nigeria Limited is neither registered nor regulated by the Commission and its operations in Nigeria are therefore illegal. […]

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 […]

Notice of Acceptance of Applications for the Regulatory Incubation (RI) Program

28/04/2023

Please refer to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) circular of June 2021 announcing its Regulatory Incubation (RI) program for FinTech firms operating or seeking to operate in the Nigerian Capital Market. This is to inform you that the portal for submitting applications is now ready to receive applications from Cohort 001/23, from 28/04/2023 to […]

Blacklisting Of Six (6) Unregulated Online Trading Platforms

27/04/2023

19/04/2023 The Commission’s attention has been drawn to the under listed e-commerce Companies and their websites offering online trading platforms to the investing public. They are not registered by the SEC Nigeria and the financial services offered by them are also not authorized. Prime Invest and “Primeinv.co (Websites: http://primeinv.co and https://webtrader.pinvest.cc); FXBoxed (Websites: www.fxboxed.com and […]

The Supreme Court affirms the jurisdiction of the Investments and Securities Tribunal over capital market disputes

05/04/2023

The Supreme Court affirms the jurisdiction of the Investments and Securities Tribunal over capital market disputes: (A review of SC/314/2007 – Mufutau Ajaji vs SEC). On January 13, 2023, the Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered a landmark decision with enormous implication for capital market dispute resolution. This was in the case of Mufutau Ajayi vs […]

Investors Alert – Blacklisting Of Five (5) Italian E-Commerce Websites

30/03/2023

22/03/2023 The Italian Securities Regulator, (Commissione Nazionale per le Soecieta’ e la Borsa – CONSOB) has blacklisted five (5) additional e-commerce websites for offering unauthorized and fraudulent financial services. The blacklisted websites are: CMS Ltd (capmarketstrategy.io, with its page https://client.capmarketstrategy.io); Bitsterzio(https://www.bitsterzio.com); Invest Atlas (https://investatlas.co) Ether-Arena Ltd (www.ether-arena.com); and Ether-Arena Ltd (https://veneab.co, with its page: https://clientzone,vineab.com ). […]

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 […]

Notification for 2023 First CMC Webinar Meeting

22/03/2023

The 2023 first Capital Market Committee (CMC) Webinar Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Wednesday, 12th April, 2023. The usual interface with members of the press will also hold through webinar on Thursday, 13th April, 2023. Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be seated by 9.45am. Thank you. SIGNED MANAGEMENT

Ponzi: Court Sets March 16 for Trial of Vektr Capital & 2 Ot

13/02/2023

Justice Zainab Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Court 4, Abuja has set March 16, 2023 for the commencement of trial of Vektr Capital Global Group along with two staff of the company, Mr. Solomon Edet Solomon and Mr. Zakari Haruna for allegedly operating as fund managers without registration by the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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 […]

Nigerian Capital Market Institute – 2023 Training Calendar

04/01/2023

Registration form (Fill after Viewing courses below) ——————————————– Contact information Email: ncmi@sec.gov.ng or eagama@sec.gov.ng or gayoo@sec.gov.ng Address: No. 14 Yawuri St, behind Rita Lori Hotel, Garki , Federal Capital Territory Phone: +234 803 450 3686, +234 803 289 1344 , +234 805 434 3959 ———————————————

Blacklisting Of Four (4) Italian E-Commerce Companies

22/12/2022

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria (“SEC”) has been drawn to a report that the Italian securities regulator, (Commissione Nazionale per le Soecieta’ e la Borsa – CONSOB)  has blacklisted four (4) e-commerce companies and blocked their websites for fraudulent e-trading and unauthorized offering of financial services. The blacklisted companies and their […]

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 […]

Notification for Third CMC meeting in 2022 and the launch of the Nigerian Capital Market Masterplan (2021 -2025).

01/11/2022

The 2022 Third Capital Market Committee (CMC) Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 24TH November, 2022 at the Lagos Continental Hotel, Plot 52, Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Friday, 25TH November, 2022 at the SEC Lagos Zonal […]

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 […]

Circular On Periodic Updates Of Registered Farmers Cooperatives And Warehouses Linked To Commodity Exchanges

01/09/2022

The Commission hereby directs that all Commodity Exchanges registered with the Commission are henceforth required to include information on the number of registered farmer cooperatives and warehouses linked to their respective Exchanges in their quarterly reports which falls due for submission not later than 30 days from the end of each quarter. This directive is […]

Rules on Issuance Offering and Custody of Digital Assets_SEC NIGERIA 11 MAY 2022

13/05/2022

Rules on Issuance Offering and Custody of Digital Assets_SEC NIGERIA 11 MAY 2022

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 […]

Circular To Issuing Houses On “No-Objection For Transactions”

03/03/2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) hereby draws the attention of Issuing Houses to the due diligence requirement for a “No-Objection” letter from “primary regulators” of Issuers, especially those in the Banking and Insurance sectors, as a prerequisite for the Commission’s approval of proposed transactions. In a bid to further improve the Commission’s transaction […]

Filing Of Annual Financial Statement (AFS) By Capital Market Operators

16/02/2022

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wishes to notify all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) that the SEC has created a dedicated email account for the submission of Annual Financial Statements. Consequently, all audited financial statements should be submitted electronically to afs@sec.gov.ng. The financial statement must be in a selectable and searchable PDF format, which must […]

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 […]

Submission Of Fourth (4th) Quarter Unaudited And Annual Audited Financial Statements By Public Companies

20/01/2022

Sequel to the Pilot Scheme on filing of Fourth (4th) Quarter and Annual Audited Financial Statements by Public Companies introduced in March 2019, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) hereby notifies all public companies of the available options on filing of 4th Quarter and Annual Audited Financial Statements: i. To file the Unaudited Fourth (4th) […]

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 […]

Request For Expressions Of Interest (Consulting Services-Firms)

02/12/2021

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES-FIRMS) NIGERIA RISK-BASED SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK IMPLEMENTATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING PROJECT Institutional Capacity Building on Regulation of Derivatives and Improvement of Derivatives Regulatory Framework 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 […]

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 […]

Notification For 2021 Third CMC Webinar Meeting

20/10/2021

The 2021 Third Capital Market Committee (CMC) Webinar Meeting has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 11th November, 2021. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Friday, 12th November, 2021. Attendance at both events is strictly by invitation. All invited participants are expected to be seated by 9.45am. […]

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 […]

Circular On Warehousing And Collateral Management

29/03/2021

The Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to bring to the notice of the general public and Capital Market Operators (CMOs) of its rules and regulation on Warehousing and Collateral Management Rules. These Rules were developed to provide a regulatory framework for the operations of Warehouses that store commodities to be traded on Commodities Exchanges, Collateral […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training Programme For Capital Market Operators and Compliance Officers

07/02/2020

04/02/2020 The Securities and Exchange Commission is organizing a training programme for Capital Market Operators and Compliance Officers: Date:          March 11 and 12, 2020 Venue:      SEC Lagos Zonal Office, 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos Time:           9.00 am daily Course fee: N50,000 The training would cover topics such as Overview of the Financial […]

Public Notice – Penalties and Ban Expiration – Adekunle Alli

29/01/2020

Sequel to the Commission’s APC decision in respect of BGL Group in APC/1/2015: RIVERS STATE MINISTRY OF FINANCE & 31 OTHERS V. BGL PLC & 31 OTHERS and APC/1/2016: AFOLABI GABRIEL OLUWASEYI & 9 OTHERS V. BGL SECURITIES LTD & 22 OTHERS, the Commission hereby informs the general public of the expiration of penalties/ban issued on […]

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; […]

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 […]

Operations Of Nominee Accounts By Capital Market Operators

28/10/2019

Following the amendment of Rule 61 (2) of the Consolidated SEC Rules and Regulations 2013 on the Regulation of Nominee Accounts, the Commission hereby issues the under listed directives to facilitate effective compliance with the Rules.   a) A Capital Market Operator (CMO) who wishes to operate nominee accounts shall apply to the Commission and […]

BGL Group APC Decision

05/10/2019

Sequel to the Commission’s APC decision in respect of BGL Group in APC/1/2015: RIVERS STATE MINISTRY OF FINANCE & 31 OTHERS V. BGL PLC & 31 OTHERS and APC/1/2016: AFOLABI GABRIEL OLUWASEYI & 9 OTHERS V. BGL SECURITIES LTD & 22 OTHERS, the Commission hereby informs the general public of the expiration of penalties/ban issued on the following […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dantata Success and Profitable Company – Notice of Commencement of Verification of Claims of Unpaid Investors

15/07/2019

Dantata Success and Profitable Company (A Registered Business Name with Registration Number BN 2627640 Notice of Commencement of Verification of Claims of Unpaid Investors  Date: 10th July,2019 Sequel to the appointment of joint Administrators/Trustees for Dantata Success and Profitable Company by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to section 13 and 173 of the Investment […]

CMOS Without Managing Directors And Compliance Officers

27/06/2019

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission“) has been drawn to the recent trend by which CMOs carry on operations without Compliance Officers and Managing Directors, in violation of the SEC Rules and Regulations. CMOs are hereby reminded that pursuant to Rule 14 of the SEC Rules and Regulations and the amendments […]

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 […]

Press Release On Suspension Of The Annual General Meeting Of Oando Plc

10/06/2019

The Securities & Exchange Commission (‘the Commission’) hereby notifies the public that further to the Ex-parte Order of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi Lagos in Suit No: FHC/L/Cs/910/19 In Mr. Jubril Adewale Tinubu & Anor V Securities & Exchange Commission & Anor, the Annual General Meeting of Oando Plc (a company listed on the Nigerian […]

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 […]

Circular On Unclaimed Dividends Of Defunct Skye Bank Plc

31/05/2019

The Securities & Exchange Commission (‘’the Commission’’)wishes to inform shareholders of the defunct Skye Bank Plc that unclaimed dividends declared by the bank are being held in trust on their behalf. Investors that have unclaimed dividends are therefore advised to contact Cardinalstone Registrars to process their dividend payments. The Commission has also directed Cardinalstone Registrars […]

Rescheduled – Special Training For Interested Sponsored Individuals And Other Capital Market Practitioners

31/05/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission hereby notifies all capital market operators that the special training earlier scheduled for May 28-29, 2019 for interested sponsored individuals and other capital market practitioners has been rescheduled as follows:   Date:      June 13-14, 2019 Venue:    Securities and Exchange Commission Lagos Zonal office, No. 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, […]

Unethical Practice Of Commission Sharing By Brokers, Issuing Houses/Bookrunners And Other Receiving Agents

27/05/2019

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to an emerging trend of unethical conduct by Brokers, Issuing Houses/Book Runners and other Receiving Agents in primary and secondary market transactions by inducing investment through the sharing of brokerage fees or receiving agents commission with private banking officers, asset/fund managers, PFA’s […]

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 […]

Special Training For Interested Sponsored Individuals And Other Capital Market Practitioners

13/05/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission hereby notifies all capital market operators of the special training for interested sponsored individuals and other capital market practitioners. The training is scheduled as follows: Date:      May 28-29, 2019 Venue:    Securities and Exchange Commission Lagos Zonal office, No. 3, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Please note that all interested […]

Public Notice On Dantata Success And Profitable Company

08/05/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission), pursuant to its powers under section 13(w) of the Investments and Securities Act 2007, on 6th February 2019 sealed up the business premises of Dantata Success and Profitable Company (DSPC). The company has been involved in unlawful solicitation of funds from the public with a promise of inexplicable […]

Transfer Of Registration Of Previously Registered Sponsored Individuals Who Left Their Sponsoring Companies Before May 12, 2014 And Have Not Successfully Transferred Their Registration

28/03/2019

In order to address the gap observed in the implementation of Rule 19(4) as amended, the Commission hereby invites all previously registered Sponsored Individuals, who left their Sponsoring Companies before May 12, 2014 and have not successfully transferred their registration, to file an application for the transfer of their registration, using the title of this circular […]

Re: Extension Of Deadline On Issuance Of Dividend Warrants And Free E-Dividend Registration Exercise

28/03/2019

We refer to the circular dated 29thJune 2017 issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) on the above subject matter. The Commission recently conducted a strategic assessment of the implementation of the e-dividend initiative across the country and reviewed feedback/observations received from stakeholders and the general public. The assessment revealed that while remarkable progress […]

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

Public Notice On Visionscape

08/03/2019

The attention of the Commission has been drawn to news media publications regarding the default in repayment on Visionscape Bond and the Commission’s role in the transaction. The Bond under reference was issued by Municipality Waste Management Contractors Limited, a private company promoted by Visionscape Sanitations Solutions Limited – under a N50Billion Medium Term Note […]

Illegal fund manager – Dantata Success and Profitable Company

25/02/2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) pursuant to its powers under Section 13 (w) of the Investments and Securities Act (ISA), 2007, on 6 February 2019 sealed up the business premises of Dantata Success & Profitable Company (DSPC), a company that had been engaging in illegal activities in the Nigerian capital market. In addition, […]

Notice To All Issuers And Issuing Houses

20/02/2019

RE:    Filing of Consent Letters, Executed Offer Documents (Adverts, Posters, and Specimen Certificates and Allotment Advice) Sub-national Issuers – Consent Letters and Execution of Offer Document Summary The Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced changes to the practice of: ·      filing consent letters at the commencement of a transaction; ·      the execution of advert materials […]

Notification for First Capital Market Committee Meeting In 2019

08/02/2019

The First Capital Market Committee (CMC) Meeting in 2019 has been scheduled to hold on Thursday, 21stMarch, 2019 at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Orchid Hall, 1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. The usual interface with members of the press will hold the following day being Friday, 22ndMarch, 2019 at the SEC Lagos Zonal Office, 3, Idejo Street, […]

Fidelity Bond for the year 2019

18/01/2019

By virtue of Rule 27 (1) of SEC Rules and Regulations, (made pursuant to the Investments and Securities Act, 2007) every Registered CMO, as defined in the Act, is required to provide and maintaina Bond or Professional Indemnity Insurance Policy. In view of the foregoing, all registered Capital Market Operators who have not updated their […]

Refresher Course For Capital Market Operators

14/01/2019

Please be informed that Refresher Course for Capital Market Operators is slated as follows: Ø  Date: 21 – 22, January 2019 Ø  Venue: Lagos zonal office No. 3 Idejo Street Victoria Island Lagos, Ø  Time:   9: am prompt You are required to pay  the course fee of Fifty thousand Naira only  (N50,000) and present evidence […]

Introduction of the Interpretive Guidance Note (IGN)

14/11/2018

The public and all capital market stakeholders are informed of the introduction of the Commission’s Interpretive Guidance Note (IGN). The IGN would assist in the understanding of; provide guidance in compliance with the Investment Securities Act (ISA), SEC Rules and Regulations and other issues within the Commission’s regulatory purview. >>Click here to access the IGN<<

Frequently Asked Questions On Regularization Of Multiple Subscriptions

06/11/2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission (”The Commission”) has received enquiries from investors who are interested in (a) identifying shares which they obtained/purchased through multiple subscriptions to public offers and (b) claiming the dividends accruing to such shares. Consequently, The Commission has summarised these enquiries as Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) for the guidance of the general […]

QA

06/11/2018

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON REGULARIZATION OF MULTIPLE SUBSCRIPTIONS The Securities and Exchange Commission (”The Commission”) has received enquiries from investors who are interested in (a) identifying shares which they obtained/purchased through multiple subscriptions to public offers and (b) claiming the dividends accruing to such shares. Consequently, The Commission has summarised these enquiries as Frequently Asked […]

Collection of CMO Certificates of Registration

24/10/2018

The Commission hereby notifies all Capital Market Operators (CMOs) to collect their original certificates of Registration with the Commission The Certificates are for CMOs registered between 2008 – 2014 Collection can be made at Securities & Exchange Commission Headquarters 272 Samuel Adesujo Ademulegun Street, Central Business District Abuja, for Abuja and environ based CMOs Or […]

Public Notice: Online Retail Foreign Exchange (Forex) Trading

19/10/2018

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been drawn to the increased advertisements in electronic and other media soliciting investors to engage in leveraged online retail forex trading.   The public is hereby advised that online retail forex trading is currently unregulated and consequently may be subject to abuse.   Until a […]

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 […]

Exposure of the Report of the Technical Committee on Enhancing the Commodities Trading Ecosystem

26/04/2018

One of the critical objectives of the Nigerian Capital Market Master Plan (CMMP) 2015 – 2025 is the development and growth of the Commodities Trading segment of the capital market. This aspiration informed the setting up of a Technical Committee (TC) to look into the sector and develop a roadmap for its development. The Securities […]

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.   […]

Suspension of OANDO PLC

23/10/2017

Sequel to the Public Notice issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 19, 2017, suspending trading in the shares of OANDO Plc, the Commission wishes to notify the general public that the shares of the Company are no longer on Full Suspension but on Technical Suspension. Furthermore, the Commission has concluded arrangements for […]

Notice to the General Public on Oando Plc

18/10/2017

The Securities & Exchange Commission received two petitions from Alhaji Dahiru Barau Mangal and Ansbury Incorporated. The Commission carried out a comprehensive review of the petitions and made the following findings amongst others; Breach of the provisions of the Investments & Securities Act 2007 Breach of the SEC Code of Corporate Governance for Public Companies […]

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 […]

A Rejoinder to “Intel’s Volpi Steps Up Battle Against Wale Tinubu over Control of Oando”

08/09/2017

  RE: Intel’s Volpi Steps Up Battle Against Wale Tinubu over Control of Oando   The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission has been drawn to a publication by Thisday Newspaper on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 with the above caption. The Commission categorically dissociates itself from the publication and any other related articles published […]

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 […]

SEC Circular to all Capital Market Operators and Public Limited Companies to comply with Executive Order No.004 of 2017 on VAIDS

25/07/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (The Commission) wishes to draw the attention of all Capital Market Operators (CMO’s) and Public Limited Companies (PLCs) to Executive Order No. 004 “Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme” (VAIDS), signed by the Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on the 29th of June 2017. […]

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 […]

Extension of Deadline on Issuance of Dividend Warrants and Free e-Dividend Registration Exercise

29/06/2017

Following numerous requests received from the investing public, the Securities and Exchange Commission is pleased to announce that the deadline of June 30, 2017 for discontinuance of  issuance of physical dividend warrants has been extended to December 31, 2017.  This will mark the end of conventional issue of physical dividend warrants to shareholders of public […]

Circular to All Capital Market Experts or Professionals Who did not Respond to the Commission’s Request for Data Update

12/05/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Nigeria pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the Investments and Securities Act (ISA) 2007 directed all Capital Market Experts or Professionals to provide updated information of their companies/firms in December 2016 and February 2017. However, it was observed that a large number of Capital Market Experts or […]

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 […]

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

Response to Publications in the National Dailies Alleging that Investors in the Nigerian Capital Market have…

09/02/2017

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has been drawn to various publications in the National Dailies alleging that investors in the Nigerian Capital Market have recently been defrauded by a licensed member of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). In response to these publications, the Commission states as follows; As the Apex […]

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 […]

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeria wishes to invite the general public to a Seminar on the theme: The 2017 Budget of Growth and Recovery…

23/01/2017

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Extension of Free E-Dividend Registration Exercise

16/01/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to notify the investing public that in a bid to curb the growth of unclaimed dividend in the capital market, it will continue to underwrite the cost of E-Dividend enrolment till 30th June, 2017. And with a view to ensuring all investors benefit from the E-Dividend programme […]

SEC Reorganizes for Efficiency

16/01/2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) wishes to draw the attention of all capital market operators to the following reorganization exercise recently approved by the Commission: Relocation of Inspectorate Division to the Commission’s Lagos Zonal Office (LZO). To ensure a successful implementation of Risk Based Supervision Model and regulation of Systematically Important Financial Institutions in […]

Public Notice on Investments in Cryptocurrencies and other Virtual or Digital Currencies

12/01/2017

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission, (the Commission) has been drawn to radio advertisements and other modes of solicitations of the public to invest in cryptocurrencies such as Swisscoin, OneCoin, Bitcoin and such other virtual or digital currencies. The public is hereby advised to exercise extreme caution with regard to digital (crypto currencies) […]

Notice Of Meeting With the Directors and Sponsored Individuals of TransGlobe Investment and Finance Company Limited

30/12/2016

The Commission is investigating various complaints against Transglobe Investment & Finance Company Ltd, a company of which you are Directors and sponsored individuals. In a bid to resolve the complaints, the Commission had exchange several correspondence with your company through the Managing Director, but your company has failed to resolve the complaints. As at July […]

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 […]

Circular to the General Public on Regulatory Institution Directing Some Persons to Register as Dealing Members

17/12/2016

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) has been drawn to a circular issued by a regulatory institution directing some persons to register as dealing members with the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, an Exchange registered by the Commission. Section 38 of the ISA, 2007, provides that no person shall operate in the […]

Complaints against AIMS Asset Management Limited in Respect of the Private Placements of Petdrill Development Company Limited and AIMS Assurance Company Limited

07/12/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) received various complaints against AIMS Asset Management Limited who solicited and marketed private placements for two private companies namely Petdrill Development Company Limited and Aims Assurance Company Limited. The Commission while investigating the activities of AIMS Asset Management Limited (a registered Capital Market Operator), observed that the said private […]

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 Notice: Illegal Operator Alert!

18/10/2016

The attention of the Securities & Exchange Commission has been drawn to an illegal operator in the Capital Market known as RUBY GOLD VENTURES (CRYPTO CURRENCY INVESTMENT). RUBY GOLD VENTURES is not registered by the Commission to perform any function in the capital market. Its operations/activities in the capital market are therefore illegal. In view […]

Sanctions on Quoted Companies

11/10/2016

RE: NECA FLAYS SANCTIONS ON QUOTED COMPANIES BY SEC The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Nigeria has been drawn to a publication in The Guardian newspaper of Friday October 7, 2016 on the above caption. We hereby wish to put the issues in proper perspective for the benefit of the investing public. […]

Liquidity Status of Sukuk

07/10/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is pleased to notify issuers and investors that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved “Guidelines for Granting Liquid Asset Status to Sukuk Instruments Issued by State Governments”. This is a major milestone for Nigeria as it will catalyze the development of non-interest capital market products. The release […]

SEC Bans Mr. Taofik Lawal and Mrs. Iyabode Lawal from Operating in the Nigeria Capital Market for Life

28/09/2016

 BAN OF REGISTERED OPERATOR The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the exercise of its powers under Section 13 of the ISA, 2007 investigated complaints against WT Securities Ltd. and its Directors (Mr. Taofik Lawal and Mrs. Iyabode Lawal) and found them culpable of mismanaging the stocks of Mrs. Opral Mason Benson, and the unauthorized […]

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 […]

Public Notice: Complaints On Multipurpose Cooperative Societies

23/05/2016

This is to notify the general public that the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the apex regulatory body of the Nigerian Capital Market has received complaints against the activities of some Multipurpose Cooperative Societies. These complaints border on the failure of these Societies to redeem matured investments, as well as claims of high returns promised […]

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 […]

Public Notice: The e-Dividend Mandate Activation Forms of Various Registrars are now available for Download

10/04/2016

The e-Dividend mandate activation forms of various Registrars are now available for download. Please click on the applicable Registrar below to download the form:   Africa Prudential E-Dividend Mandate Form e-Dividend Mandate Activation Form of All Crown Registrars e-Dividend Mandate Activation Form of Apel Capital & Trust Registrars e-Dividend Mandate Activation Form of CardinalStone Registrars e-Dividend […]

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 […]

Public Notice: Illegal Operator Alert! – Fantastic EsanBet

09/03/2016

PONZI SCHEME FLOATED BY FANTASTIC ESANBET NIGERIA LIMITED The attention of the Securities & Exchange Commission has been drawn to a ponzi scheme floated and operated by Fantastic EsanBet Nigeria Limited in Benin, Edo State and its environs. The said Fantastic EsanBet Nigeria Limited is not registered by the Commission to perform any function in […]

Public Notice: Addresses of Registrars in Abuja

02/02/2016

REGISTRARS WITH OFFICES IN ABUJA   (1) Veritas Registrars Zenith Bank, Gana Street, Maitama Abuja. Contact Person/Number – Lanre 08062321869, 08029330423   (2) Cardinal Stone Registrars FCMB Building, Opp.  NNPC Towers CBD, Abuja. Contact Person/Number- Hafiz 08036385979, 09098893777   (3) African Prudential Registrars 11, Lafia Close, Area 8, Garki Abuja. Contact Person – Veronica 08023042212, […]

Public Notice: National Investor Protection Fund

29/01/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE   This is to inform the clients/complainants of Mega Assets Managers Ltd who appeared before the Administrative Proceedings Committee (APC) of the Securities & Exchange Commission but failed to appear for the screening exercise which took place at the Commissions’ Lagos and Onitsha zonal Offices, that you are advised to forward your Names, […]

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 […]

BGL Securities Ltd, BGL Assets Management Ltd and their sponsored individuals invited to appear before the SEC APC

07/01/2016

Public Notice BGL SECURITIES LIMITED, BGL ASSETS MANAGEMENT LIMITED AND THEIR SPONSORED INDIVIDUALS INVITED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION’S ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS COMMITTEE The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has invited BGL Securities Limited, BGL Assets Management Limited and their sponsored individuals to appear before the SEC Administrative Proceedings Committee (SEC APC). This […]

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 […]

Circular_Commencement of Direct Cash Settlement (DCS)

31/12/2015

TO: ALL GENERAL INVESTING PUBLIC AND CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS  CIRCULAR ON THE COMMENCEMENT OF DIRECT CASH SETTLEMENT (DCS) This is to inform the general public that effective from January 4, 2016, the implementation of Direct Cash Settlement will commence. The Direct Cash Settlement (DCS) is a process where cash proceeds from trades executed by Brokers […]

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 […]

Public Notice_In the Matter of Claims against Mega Asset Managers Limited

21/12/2015

16th December, 2015   IN THE MATTER OF CLAIMS AGAINST MEGA ASSET MANAGERS LIMITED FOR FRAUDULENT CONVERSION OF CLIENTS’ FUNDS AND OTHER VIOLATIONS OF THE ISA 2007, SEC RULES AND REGULATIONS 2000 AS AMENDED Following the inauguration of the National Investor Protection Fund (NIPF) on 26th November, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission wishes to […]

Publication of the BGL 50 Index in Thisday Newspapers

15/12/2015

Public Notice Publication of the BGL 50 Index in Thisday Newspapers    The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“The Commission”) has been drawn to a “Market Index” titled “BGL 50”, currently being sponsored by BGL Plc in Thisday Newspapers. This is to remind the general public that the suspension of BGL Plc, its […]

Cancellation of Certificates of Registration_Prenotice201115

15/12/2015

PRENOTICE ON CANCELLATION OF CERTIFICATES OF REGISTRATION OF INACTIVE CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS   The under-listed ninety-four (94) Capital Market Operators (CMOs) were registered by the Securities and Exchange Commission for various functions in the Nigerian capital market. However, these CMOs have consistently failed to render their statutory returns to the Commission and may have been […]

Public Notice – Fidelity Bond_121115

15/12/2015

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL CAPITAL MARKET OPERATORS ON FIDELITY BONDS   All Capital Market Operators (CMOs) and Consultants are hereby reminded that they are required to constantly maintain a valid Fidelity Bond/Professional Indemnity policy in strict compliance with Rule 27 of the Commission’s Rules and regulations (as amended May 14, 2012).   CMOs are further […]

3rd Quarter CMC Meeting_111115

15/12/2015

NOTICE OF CAPITAL MARKET COMMITTEE (CMC) MEETING The Commission wishes to inform members of the Capital Market Committee (CMC) and relevant stakeholders that the third quarter 2015 meeting of the CMC has been scheduled to hold as follows:   Venue:      Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos. Date:         Wednesday, November 25, 2015. Time:        10.00 am Prompt   […]

NOTICE OF REGISTRATION COMMITTEE MEETING – NOVEMBER 9 & 10, 2015

15/12/2015

Registration of additional sponsored individuals, additional Capital Market functions and fresh applicants to hold on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 November, 2015 @ SEC Lagos Zonal Office.   Letters of invitation will be sent to the applicants. For further inquiries, please contact    Sunday Garba:                        08035047510, 08078816838   Isyaka Abdul Agoro:               07036897977   Zainab Abdullahi:                    […]

Public Notice: Postponement of the Launch of the Corporate Governance Scorecard_231015 Public Notice: Postponement of the Launch of the Corporate Governance Scorecard_231015

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 […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]