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Date Activity​ Description
​​15-Sep-60 The Nigerian Stock Exchange was founded
5-Jun-61Trading commenced on The Nigerian Stock Exchange
17-Nov-75The Federal Mili​tary Government appointed an Industrial Enterprises Panel which among other things reviewed the implementation of the Indigenisation Programme
5-Apr-76Inauguration of The Financial System Review Committee​
December, 1977The Lagos Stock Exchange renamed The Nigerian Stock Exchange
1-Jun-78The Exchange opens a trading floor/branch in Kaduna
30-Apr-79Opening of the Port Harcourt branch/trading floor
3-Jan-84The Nigerian Stock Exchange launched an All-Share Index
30-Apr-85The Second-Tier Securities Market (SSM) was launched.
17-Nov-86Official opening of new Customs Street, Lagos, trading floor of The Stock Exchange by President Ibrahim Babangida.
2-Jun-87The Exchange hooks up with the Reuters Electronic Contributor System preparatory to internationlisation.
22-May-89Kano branch of The Exchange opened.
2-Feb-90Trading commenced at the Onitsha branch of The Exchange.
August, 1990Ibadan branch of The Exchange opened
21-Sep-92The All-Share Index reaches the 1000 mark
27-Jan-93The Nigerian capital market was deregulated.
16-Nov-94The Exchange introduced a dress code for Authorised Clerks and Unauthorised Clerks
16-Nov-94The Stock Exchange Gift Shop and Visitors' Gallery open
15-Jan-95The Federal Government abrogated the Exchange Control Act 1962 and the Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Decree 1989, effectively internationalising the Nigerian capital market.
21-Jul-95The Federal Government promulgated the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission Decree No. 16 and the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring & Miscellaneous Provisions Decree No. 17, in furtherance of the opening of the Nigerian capital market to the international community.
8-Sep-95The Nigerian Stock Exchange issued Administrative Guidelines for Foreign Investment Through The Nigerian Stock Market.
November, 1995Inauguration of the Board of Trustees of the Investors' Protection Fund for the Nigerian Stock Market
2-May-96Percentage pricing system introduced (with 5% as the limit of the daily fluctuation band)
15-Jul-96The Stock Exchange abolished the T+14 Settlement/Delivery period and introduces a weekly Settlement/Delivery period.
30-Oct-96The Nigerian Stock Exchange elected President of the African Stock Exchanges Association (ASEA) in Cairo, Egypt.
8-Apr-97The Central Securities Clearing System Limited was commissioned by the Chief of General Staff, Lt. General Oladipo Diya.
14-Apr-97The Central Securities Clearing System Limited Commenced operation, providing automated clearing, settlement, delivery and custodian services, among others.
30-Mar-98Trading floor moved temporarily to the 11th floor, from the 8th floor as the restructuring of the 8th floor trading room for the ATS commences.
2-Jun-98The NSE released guidelines and procedures for trading in rights.
13-Jul-98Trading in rights commenced on The Nigerian Stock Exchange.
27-Apr-99The Nigerian Stock Exchange transits to the Automated Trading System (ATS).
26-May-99Federal Government promulgates the Investments & Securities Decree No. 45, 1999.
5-Aug-99The President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, represented by the Finance Minister, Malam Adamu Ciroma, commissioned the ATS.
14-Oct-99The Exchange opens Abuja Area  Office and commenced remote trading on the ATS
19-Nov-99The Nigerian Stock Exchange admitted M-Net/Supersports to its Daily Official List in its First Cross-border Listing. M-Net/Supersports has primary listing on the Johannesbug Stock Exchange.
1-Mar-00The Nigerian Stock Exchange commenced T+3 settlement cycle.
1-Mar-00The Trade Guarantee Fund commenced operation.
October 25-28, 2000The Nigerian Stock Exchange hosted the ASEA Conference/AGM.
13-Apr-02The Exchange opened the Yola Branch.
1-Sep-03The Exchange changed trading hours to 10 a.m. - 12 noon.
19-Feb-04The Exchange admitted the N150bn 1st Federal Government Bond to the Official List.
6-Jul-04The Central Bank of Nigeria announced a new minimum shareholders' fund for banks, eliciting consolidation in the banking industry.
6-Sep-04The Exchange admitted the first quoted company in the Hotel & Tourism Subsector - Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc.
27-Jan-05The Exchange opened Benin Office.
24-Mar-05The Exchange launched The NSE/CSCS Trade Alert.
24-Mar-05The Exchange in collaboration with CSCS, launched the Trade Alert Scheme.
10-Aug-05The Exchange created a new equity subsector - "Maritime" - and listed Japaul Oil and Maritime Services as the first company in the subsector.
25-Nov-05Oando Plc was granted dual listing on the JSE Securities Exchange of South Africa.
15-Feb-06The Exchange Commissioned the Electronic Trading Floor of the Kaduna Branch.
24-Apr-06The Exchange created a new equity subsector: - "Mortgage Companies" - and listed Union Homes Savings and Loans Plc as the First Company in the subsector.
11-Sep-06The Exchange revived the Foreign Listings Subsector with the listing of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated.
26-May-07The Exchange opened the Uyo Branch.
28-May-07The Exchange increased the total trading hours to three from 9.30a.m to 12.30a.m
30-May-07The First Re-Insurance Company, Continental Reinsurance Plc was admitted on the Daily Official List.
23-Jul-07Cumulative annual turnover exceeds the trillion-naira mark.
8-Nov-07The Redesigned Cosmopolitan Trading Floor in Lagos was commissioned by President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, GCFR - Head of States and Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces
9-Jan-08Diamond Bank Plc became the first Nigerian company to be listed on the London Stock Exchange with the admission of its GDR on the Professional Securities Market
14-Jan-08The Exchange commissioned the Ilorin Branch and the electronic Trading Floor
15-Feb-08The Exchange commissioned the new Onitsha Branch Office and the electronic Trading Floor.
26-Feb-08The Exchange admitted on the Daily Official List the first Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs)
14-Jul-08The first Telecommunications Company - Starcomms Plc was admitted on the Daily Official List
17-Nov-08The Exchange commissioned the Electronic Trading Floor of the Abeokuta Branch.
3-Feb-09The NSE began publishing daily values of the Sectoral Indices and NSE 30 Index. Figures are available as far back as July 2008.
6-Feb-09The Exchange commissioned the Electronic Trading Floor of Owerri Branch.
19-Mar-09The Exchange commissioned the Electronic Trading Floor of Bauchi Branch.
3-Aug-10Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) intervened in the management of the Exchange, which led to the exit of the Director General.
1-Dec-10The first Microfinance bank NPF Microfinance Bank Plc was admitted into the Daily Official List.
6-Dec-10The Exchange increased the trading hours by 2hours from 9.30am to 2.30pm
4-Apr-11The Substantive Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Oscar Onyema resumed at The Exchange
30-Apr-11The Interim Administrator, Mr. Emmanuel Ikhazoboh completed his term and handed over to Mr. Oscar Onyema
3-May-11The First Executive Director, Market Operations and Technology, Mr. Adeolu Bajomo resumed at the Exchange
​4-Jul-11​The Head Corporate Services Division, Mr Bola Adeeko resumed at the Exchange
1-Nov-11The Nigerian Stock Exchange market segmentation which reduced the sectors on the Exchange from 32 to 12 became operational
12-Dec-11The First Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Product-NewGold ETFs was admited on the Daily Official List of The Exchange
20-Feb-12The Nigerian Stock Exchange Launched the new website: www.nse.com.ng
24-Apr-12The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) signed on NASDAQ OMX to provision a new Trading Platform for The Exchange
30-Jul-12The Nigerian Stock Exchange launched Lotus Islamic Index
​1-Aug-12​The Head of the Legal and Regulation Division and Secretary to the Council of The Exchange , Ms Tinuade Awe at the Exchange
18-Sep-12The Nigerian Stock Exchange Commenced Market Making Program
25-Sep-12The Executive Director, Business Development, Mr. Haruna Jalo-Waziri Resumed at the Exchange
30-Nov-12The NSE Introduced X-Value
1-Feb-13The NSE Commenced Retail Bonds trading
26-Mar-13The NSE Launched the first ever Issuers' Portal in the Nigerian Capital Market also known as X-Issuer
23-Apr-13The Alternative Securities Market (ASeM) Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange was Rebranded & Launched​
​30-Sep-13​The NSE launched the new trading platform X-Gen​​
​31-Oct-13​The NSE joins the  United Nations Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative
​24-Mar-14​THe NSE launched X-Whistle ( A whistle blowing portal)
​17-May-14​The Madien Edition of the NSE Corporate Challenge holds​
​14-Jul-14​The NSE Revamped its Website - www.nse.com.ng​
​9-Oct-14​Th​e NSE Received Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards for Best Initiative in Support of SMEs and the Millennium Development Goals
​​28-Oct-14​​The NSE got admitted as a Full Member of World Fe​deration of Exchanges​​​
​3-Nov-14​The Launch of Corporate Governance Rating System (CGRS)
​25-Jul-15 ​The NSE was named the African Regulator of The Year 2015, by the African Leadership Magazine at its 6th African Business Leaders​hip Forum & Awards  in UK
4​-Aug-15​​Named the Financial Institution of The Year, 2015 by The Oil & Gas Year (TOGY) Nigeria
​8-Aug-15Received the 2015 Award for Promoting Best Practice Reporting and Corporate Disclosure from the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
​25-Aug-15The NSE launched a new listing platform - the Premium Board and the associated Premium Board Index​
​​28-Aug-15​​The NSE Achieved ISO 27001:2013 Certification​
31-Dec-15T​he Rulebook of The Nigerian Stock Exchange, 2015 (the “Rulebook”), a compilation of all the Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines (“Rules”) of The Exchange, was issued as one document.
18-Oct-16​Organised 1st Market Data Workshop
​2-Mar-17​​Listed Nigeria’s First FX Denominated Bonds
​18-10-17​Commissioned the Maisandari Alamderi Model Nursery and Primary School, which was donated to the Borno State Government to​wards the advancement of education in the state