Thursday, October 18, 2018

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    Visionscape partners CBN on waste reduction, recycling

Visionscape partners CBN on waste reduction, recycling

Visionscape Sanitation Solutions, an organisation providing solutions to waste management, has partnered with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in a "bid to create solutions to plastic pollution".Speaking at an event to commemorate the World Environment Day, Motunrayo Elias, head corporate communications, Visionscape Group, said the group's collaboration with the CBN would support global climate change targets that would reduce waste generation [...]

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    CBN: Floating the naira could have destroyed the economy

CBN: Floating the naira could have destroyed the economy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it resisted strong pressures to float the naira in order to save the country during the period of economic recession.Isaac Okoroafor, spokesman of the apex bank, made the remark on Wednesday at an event organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in Abuja.He said the negative consequences that Egypt, Venezuela and [...]

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    CBN and forensic audit: Calling EFCC’s attention

CBN and forensic audit: Calling EFCC’s attention

BY NIK OGBULIEIt is on record that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has made more resounding successes in taming the growing rate of financial crimes in public institutions than have been recorded. This is because the regulations and guidelines on financial activities in the public sector are clearer. Moreover, the EFCC sees control and prosecution of public sector [...]

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    Laolu Akande: N88bn Jonathan got illegally in one day is enough to fund 244,000 N-Power graduates for a year

Laolu Akande: N88bn Jonathan got illegally in one day is enough to fund 244,000 N-Power graduates for a year

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is standing by the allegations of corruption he levelled against the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He said this on Monday, while reacting to a report attributed to “Jonathan’s media office” on previous allegations.Osinbajo had been accused of lying against the ex-president or his government by citing the looting of the nation’s [...]

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    ICYMI: 31m Nigerians now have BVN, says CBN

ICYMI: 31m Nigerians now have BVN, says CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has captured no fewer than 31 million account customers in its bank verification number (BVN) project aimed at ensuring unique identifier in the Nigerian banking industry.Dipo Fatokun, CBN director, banking and payment system, disclosed this in a paper titled 'Nigeria’s progress towards the creation of a robust, trusted and inclusive financial services environment' delivered [...]

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    Emefiele recommends reduction of FAAC disbursement ‘to protect the economy’

Emefiele recommends reduction of FAAC disbursement ‘to protect the economy’

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the federation account allocation committee (FAAC) revenue shared among the three tiers of government should be reduced.Emefiele made the recommendation while addressing journalists after the first monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.He said the revenue can be used to protect the economy against future oil price shocks.Representatives [...]

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    Aishah Ahmad, new CBN MPC members vote to keep key interest rate at 14%

Aishah Ahmad, new CBN MPC members vote to keep key interest rate at 14%

Aishah Ahmad, Edward Adamu, and the three other newly confirmed members of the monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have voted to retain the record-high benchmark interest rate at 14 percent.According to Godwin Emefiele, governor of CBN, who addressed a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, the MPC unanimously voted to retain key rates.This is the [...]

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    CBN fixes MPC meeting for April 3

CBN fixes MPC meeting for April 3

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced April 3 and April 4 as dates for the first monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting in the year.According to THISDAY, Isaac Okoroafor, CBN spokesman, said the new dates were fixed after the senate resolved to confirm the presidential nominees needed for the committee to form quorum.“We are grateful that the senate reconsidered its stance on [...]

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    Sanusi: I’ve earned my stars in every competitive environment

Sanusi: I’ve earned my stars in every competitive environment

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says he earned his stars in every competitive environment.In an interview with Financial Times, the outspoken monarch recalled his days as a banker and how he was given central bank governor award four times.In June 2009, the late President Musa Yar'Adua appointed Sanusi for a five-year term but ex-President Goodluck Jonathan suspended him in February 2014 after the [...]

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    Daura farmers ‘get N412m worth of assistance’ from CBN

Daura farmers ‘get N412m worth of assistance’ from CBN

About 1,500 rice farmers in Daura, Katsina state, have received various farming implements under the phase 11 of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) anchor borrowers scheme.Nura Baure, chairman, Daura chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN),  disclosed this during the distribution of farming implements to registered farmers on Thursday.Daura is the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari.According to [...]

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    ‘Unveiling of cabinet in 48 hours, gender parity in political appointments’ — Moghalu outlines plans for presidency

‘Unveiling of cabinet in 48 hours, gender parity in political appointments’ — Moghalu outlines plans for presidency

Kingsley Moghalu, ex-deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has asked Nigerians to replace recycled “failed leaders” with competent and experienced youth.Moghalu said this at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, on Wednesday while making a formal declaration of his presidential bid.He stated his visions, as laid out in his recently launched book, ‘Build, Innovate and Grow: My [...]

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    ‘Intellectuals should take over’ — Moghalu, ex-CBN deputy governor, declares interest in 2019 presidential election

‘Intellectuals should take over’ — Moghalu, ex-CBN deputy governor, declares interest in 2019 presidential election

Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he is consulting widely to run for the presidency in 2019.Moghalu told political correspondents in Lagos that time had come for technocrats, intellectuals and experienced people to take power from career politicians.He said he would not be deterred from joining the race, in spite of speculations [...]

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    Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

Airtel, Helios petition FG over ‘irregularities’ in 9mobile sale process

The sale process of 9mobile, formerly known as Etisalat, hit a new turn on Tuesday as Bharti Airtel and Helios Investment Partners LLP petitioned industry regulators over alleged "irregularities".According to Technology Times, both companies have asked regulators in the telecoms and banking sector to probe the ongoing sale process.Umar Danbatta, deputy vice-chairman, NCC, Godwin Emefiele, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria [...]

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    Central Bank of Nigeria steals the spotlight in January

Central Bank of Nigeria steals the spotlight in January

Investor sentiment towards the Nigerian economy was dealt a slight blow, after the MPC cancelled the January meeting due to their “inability to form a quorum”.Although the missed central bank meeting is likely to have little impact on the economy, it has the potential to reinforce market concerns over the nation’s poor policy management. An unwelcome return of political risk and uncertainty amid [...]

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    MPC meeting ‘stalled’ over senate’s refusal to confirm CBN nominees

MPC meeting ‘stalled’ over senate’s refusal to confirm CBN nominees

The refusal of the senate to confirm presidential nominees for vacant positions in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has affected the first monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting of 2018, according to Channels TV.The meeting was initially scheduled for January 22 and January 23.But quoting sources, the television station said the apex bank would issue a statement on Monday to announce the [...]

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    CBN holds interest rate to avoid exchange rate pressure

CBN holds interest rate to avoid exchange rate pressure

The monetary policy committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has retained the monetary policy rate at 14 percent.The apex bank also left the cash reserve ratio (CRR) at 22.5 percent.Godwin Emefiele, governor of the CBN, made this known on Tuesday while announcing the decision of the committee in Abuja.Emefiele said only one of the nine members of [...]

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Exchange Rates

October 15, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
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