Wednesday, August 14, 2019

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    ‘You are completely out of touch’ — Ezekwesili hits Buhari over directive to CBN

‘You are completely out of touch’ — Ezekwesili hits Buhari over directive to CBN

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a "completely out-of-touch leader" over his directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said he had asked the CBN to stop issuing foreign exchange for food importation [...]

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    ‘Leave CBN alone’ — Moghalu rejects Buhari’s directive on food importation

‘Leave CBN alone’ — Moghalu rejects Buhari’s directive on food importation

Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to the apex bank to halt foreign exchange for food importation.The president had told the apex bank not to give a cent to anybody to import food into the country, saying by so doing, there would be steady improvement in [...]

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    Buhari asks CBN to halt forex for food importation

Buhari asks CBN to halt forex for food importation

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for food importation.In a statement issued on Tuesday by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, the president said the directive is to ensure the steady improvement in agricultural production and attainment of full food security.The president, who hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to [...]

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    HEDA asks CBN to prosecute Melaye for ‘abusing the naira’ at mother’s burial

HEDA asks CBN to prosecute Melaye for ‘abusing the naira’ at mother’s burial

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to prosecute Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, for breaching the bank's rules at his mother's burial in July.A video of the event showed the senator spraying Yinka Ayefele, an artiste, with local and foreign currency has since gone viral.In a petition sent to [...]

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    Buhari asks CBN to blacklist firms smuggling 43 restricted items  

Buhari asks CBN to blacklist firms smuggling 43 restricted items  

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to blacklist any firm, its owner and top executives caught smuggling any of the 43 items ineligible for foreign exchange (forex).Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, disclosed this during a meeting with oil palm producers in Abuja on Friday.In June 2015, the apex bank had excluded importers of 41 items [...]

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    Dangote: Power sector hindering Nigeria’s economic growth

Dangote: Power sector hindering Nigeria’s economic growth

Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, says the poor performance of the country’s power sector is hindering growth of the economy.Dangote spoke at a consultative roundtable session for public and private sector stakeholders in Lagos on Saturday.The programme was organised by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).According to Dangote, Nigeria had been struggling to increase its electricity output for the [...]

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    Reps ask CBN to sanction 16 banks for ‘withholding N1.6bn stamp duty revenue’

Reps ask CBN to sanction 16 banks for ‘withholding N1.6bn stamp duty revenue’

Some members of the house of representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to sanction 16 commercial banks for underemitting stamp duty revenue to the tune of N1.6 billion.They also asked the CBN to ensure the banks pay the outstanding revenue together with interests.They made the call on Thursday after adopting the report of the ad hoc committee [...]

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    CBN, NIBSS, NIPOST account for N35.2bn stamp duty revenue, deny withholding N20trn

CBN, NIBSS, NIPOST account for N35.2bn stamp duty revenue, deny withholding N20trn

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    Senate panel endorses Emefiele for second term, dismisses ‘stolen’ N500bn allegation

Senate panel endorses Emefiele for second term, dismisses ‘stolen’ N500bn allegation

The senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions has approved of a second term for Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).While screening Emefiele on Wednesday, members of the committee dismissed the allegations of stolen N500 billion at the apex bank.Rafiu Ibrahim, its chairman, said the allegations were targeted at "bringing you (Emefiele) down because  [...]

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    HEDA demands ‘high-level probe’ of CBN’s leaked audio

HEDA demands ‘high-level probe’ of CBN’s leaked audio

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA), a civil society group, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order an investigation into the allegation stolen N500 billion in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).An audiotape of an intercom telephone conversation between Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor; Adamu Lamatek, the deputy governor of the apex bank, and other top officials CBN, was leaked [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Was this the video that got Sanusi into trouble with Ganduje?

FLASHBACK: Was this the video that got Sanusi into trouble with Ganduje?

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been at the heart of a post-election controversy with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, over his criticism of the governor's actions and inactions in the state.The former CBN governor's problem with Ganduje is usually traced to his critical comments in 2017 on the [...]

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    Cecilia Ibru: Sanusi persecuted me thinking I wanted his job at CBN

Cecilia Ibru: Sanusi persecuted me thinking I wanted his job at CBN

Cecilia Ibru, former chief executive officer of the defunct Oceanic Bank, says she was persecuted by Lamido Sanusi, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), because he thought she wanted his job.In an interview with Saturday Punch, Ibru said Sanusi, the emir of Kano, also ordered for the withdrawal of her personal driver and security personnel.In 2010, a [...]

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    Senate reads Buhari’s letter seeking confirmation of Emefiele for second term

Senate reads Buhari’s letter seeking confirmation of Emefiele for second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of the senate in the appointment of Godwin Emefiele for a second term as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN.Buhari's letter seeking the lawmakers' confirmation was read during plenary on Thursday.TheCable had reported that the president nominated Emefiele to remain in office for another five years.The CBN governor was first appointed [...]

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    Reps panel summons CBN, AGF over N33bn pension fund

Reps panel summons CBN, AGF over N33bn pension fund

The house of representatives ad hoc committee investigating alleged irregularities in National Pension Commission (PenCom) has summoned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and accountant general of the federation (AGF) over the whereabouts of N33 billion pension fund.The money, which was released by the CBN, is reportedly not listed in the schedule of funds due for release to the pension [...]

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    IMF supports VAT hike, asks FG to recapitalise weak banks

IMF supports VAT hike, asks FG to recapitalise weak banks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the federal government should end fuel subsidies and create a credible timeline to recapitalise weak banks in the country.At the conclusion of the IMF Executive Board 19 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria, the financial institution expressed its support for the government's plans to reform and raise value-added tax (VAT).In its report seen by TheCable, [...]

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    Otunuga: Why CBN may cut key interest rates again

Otunuga: Why CBN may cut key interest rates again

Lukman Otunuga, research analyst at FXTM, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would likely cut interest rates further if macro economic conditions in the country improve.Otunuga was reacting to an announcement by Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, which detailed a reduction in benchmark interest rate, on Tuesday.Pegged at 14% for almost three years, the monetary policy rate (MPR), otherwise known as [...]

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Exchange Rates

August 14, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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