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Nigeria stocks rise to 9-month high after curfews imposed last week eased

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Nigerian stocks climbed to a nine-month high on Wednesday after round-the-clock curfews imposed last week to curb protests over alleged police brutality eased and investors piled into consumer goods shares.

LAGOS, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Nigerian stocks climbed to a nine-month high on Wednesday after round-the-clock curfews imposed last week to curb protests over alleged police brutality eased and investors piled into consumer goods shares.

The share index .NGSEINDEX rose 1.58% to 29,437 points, a level last seen in January. The index of Nigeria's top consumer goods shares .NGSEFBT10 gained 5.67%.

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