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Nigeria Stocks Crumble to 3-month Low as Buhari Announces Re-election

Nigerian stocks dropped to a three-month low after President Muhammadu Buhari said he would seek re-election in 2019, ending months of speculation about his future after bouts of ill health, reports Reuters.

The stock market, which opened on a losing streak after Lafarge Africa announced a surprise 2017 loss, worsened its decline. The equity market fell near 40,000 points.

The president declared at the National Executive Committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

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