Tuesday, April 16, 2019

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari has NOT sacked Emefiele as CBN governor

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Buhari has NOT sacked Emefiele as CBN governor

Godwin Emefiele remains the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, TheCable can report.Emefiele reportedly received a letter from the office of President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday to vacate his office.Sources within the presidency told TheCable there is no truth in the reports."The president does not have the power to sack the CBN governor without the approval of the national [...]

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    FG to ban tomato paste importation before end of 2019, says Audu Ogbeh

FG to ban tomato paste importation before end of 2019, says Audu Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and natural resources, says the federal government will place a final ban on the importation of tomato paste before the end of 2019.Speaking in Kano during a tour of the Dangote Tomato Processing Plant in Kadawa, Kano state, Ogbeh said the ban will encourage massive tomato production.According to Ogbeh, the federal government has set aside [...]

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    Emefiele describes Atiku’s proposed plan to float naira as ‘road to perdition’

Emefiele describes Atiku’s proposed plan to float naira as ‘road to perdition’

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has warned that floating the naira would be disastrous to the nation’s economy.Emefiele said this during the monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting of the apex bank in Abuja.In November 2018, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had said it was worth the risk to float [...]

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    Emefiele: CBN will soon start sourcing forex from Dangote Group

Emefiele: CBN will soon start sourcing forex from Dangote Group

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will start sourcing foreign exchange from Dangote Group as soon as the latter's refinery and fertilizer projects begin operations.Speaking during the weekend during a tour of the construction site, Godwin Emefiele, the CBN governor, said the operations from both plants will result in huge forex earnings for the country.The fertilizer refinery is [...]

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    Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

Foreign reserve records highest new-year opening in six years

The Nigerian foreign reserve, in 2019, has recorded the highest opening in six years!According to the latest figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as collated by TheCable, the country's reserves opened at $43,075,740,908 on Tuesday to break a six-year record.The last time Nigeria's reserves opened above $42 billion was in 2013, when it opened the new year at above [...]

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    CBN adds fertiliser to initial 41 items not eligible for forex

CBN adds fertiliser to initial 41 items not eligible for forex

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has added one more item to the 41 items not eligible for foreign exchange (forex).On Monday, the apex bank added fertiliser to the list of items it can no longer allocate forex for its importation into Nigeria.In a statement signed by Ahmed Umar, director, trade and exchange department of the CBN, the bank said [...]

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    After shedding $2.1bn, Nigeria’s foreign reserve on the rise again

After shedding $2.1bn, Nigeria’s foreign reserve on the rise again

After losing a record $2.1 billion in 30 days, Nigeria's foreign reserve is on the rise again.Data from the Central Bank of Nigeria, seen by TheCable, showed that the nation's reserve surged by over $230 million between November 23 and 26, 2018.As at Monday, November 26, the reserves stood at $41,829,552,421 -- its highest level since November 2, 2018.After the [...]

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    Otunuga: Defending the naira may become a headache for CBN

Otunuga: Defending the naira may become a headache for CBN

Lukman Otunuga, FXTM research analyst, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) may find it hard to defend the naira against an appreciating dollar, regardless of its resilience.The naira has maintained stability in the foreign exchange (forex) market owing to a series of interventions by the apex bank.In October, Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor had said the central bank prefers to save [...]

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    Emefiele: CBN working on non-interest development finance

Emefiele: CBN working on non-interest development finance

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the bank is working on a non-interest development finance to increase financial inclusion in the country. The governor said this while delivering the keynote address at the 10th-anniversary conference of Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA) in Lagos on Tuesday.Emefiele, who spoke to the conference theme, “the Business Case for Financial Inclusion”, [...]

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    Emefiele: Forex ban on 41 items lifted Nigeria out of recession

Emefiele: Forex ban on 41 items lifted Nigeria out of recession

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the restriction of forex supply on 41 items including rice and toothpicks helped in lifting the economy out of recession.Addressing journalists on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a seminar for finance correspondents and business editors in Lokoja, he said the policy helped in reversing the multiple challenges of [...]

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    First Bank FC beat SEC to clinch CBN Cup

First Bank FC beat SEC to clinch CBN Cup

First Bank of Nigeria FC defeated Securities and Exchange Commission FC to emerge champions of the All Financial Institutions Football Competition (AFIFC).FBN FC won the 32nd edition of the tournament via penalties at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Oyo, after the scoreline stood at 1-1 at the end of regulation time.In the third-place match, Azabe Zinariya MFB FC spanked Balogun Fulani [...]

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    DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

DEFENDING NAIRA: Foreign reserves fall by $2.1bn in 30 days

Nigeria's foreign exchange reserves have declined by $2.15 billion in the last 30 days, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) position itself in defence of the naira.Since the United States Federal Reserves raised interest rates on September 26, 2018, the Nigerian reserves have dropped by $1,541,891,539, as investors continue voting their monies out of the Nigerian economy.The reserves moved [...]

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    Emefiele: It is either build reserves or save the naira — we’re choosing the naira

Emefiele: It is either build reserves or save the naira — we’re choosing the naira

Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, says the Buhari-led administration chose to save the naira instead of building reserves.Emefiele, who made this known to journalists on Sunday in Bali, Indonesia, said it is difficult to talk about building reserves at the moment."We are going to need to build buffers but unfortunately I must say that we are [...]

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    Earthquake vibrations hit Bali, venue of IMF/WBG meetings

Earthquake vibrations hit Bali, venue of IMF/WBG meetings

Participants at the ongoing annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, were awakened by vibrations in the early hours of Thursday.Bali, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia is seven hours ahead of Nigeria.In a statement released few hours after the vibrations, the IMF assured participants that the earthquake has not disrupted the meetings."A [...]

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    Follow TheCable as Zainab Ahmed replaces Adeosun at 2018 IMF/WBG meetings

Follow TheCable as Zainab Ahmed replaces Adeosun at 2018 IMF/WBG meetings

After echoes from the 2018 Spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group advising countries to invest in human capital, world leaders and economic experts have gathered again to discuss ways of helping countries build a forte.Countries across the world are looking to build forte against natural disasters and financial crisis.The business and finance world will [...]

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    CBN: Nigeria may slip back into a recession

CBN: Nigeria may slip back into a recession

The monetary policy committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria says the economy's exit from recession may be under threat.While reading out the outcome of the two-day meeting of the committee to reporters on Tuesday, Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor, said: "The Committee was concerned that the exit from recession may be under threat as the economy slowed to 1.95 and [...]

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April 15, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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