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CBN-Governor-Emefiele, Investors’ and Exporters’ forex window aided Naira stability – Emefiele , Financial Inclusion: CBN licensed 15 mobile money operators – Emefiele , Rates continue to decline as banks struggle to meet CBN’s 65% minimum LDR, CBN releases new guidelines, to fine banks N2 million over customers’ complaint , CBN: FG fell short of monthly allocated collected revenue by N388 billion, CBN issues new rule for use of PoS, merchants to face sanction after deadline, CBN may devalue naira in 2020 as experts highlight red flags in the economy, CBN appoints and redeploys directors within its ranks, Banks look to lending rates for revenue, as slash on e-transaction charges affect operations, CBN discloses currency in circulation worth N2.44 trillion, CBN to commence recycling of mutilated naira notes, Agriculture: CBN's revised policy on the dairy industry, CBN condemns foreign money transfers to Nigeria, Experts outline effect of CBN’s longer term contract, Bank’s lending rates decline albeit slower than expected, CBN releases new capital base, sanctions for Microfinance Banks, CBN reveals banks’ foreign assets rise to N14.19 trillion in 2019, CBN insists on no devaluation, threatens to sanction those responsible for false speculations, CBN considers interest rate cut as trade, economy decline over Coronavirus, Defending the naira at a cost, CBN announces initial policy response to COVID-19, CBN stops oil companies from selling dollar to NNPC, here’s why, Amid Coronavirus spread, CBN directs staff to stay at home, External reserves to fall below $30 billion, more forex restrictions expected

CBN announces initial policy response to COVID-19

In light of the rampaging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global supply chains, CBN announced its initial policy response to the pandemic.
CBN OMO ban could give stocks a much-needed boost , CBN’s N132.56 billion T-bills auction records oversubscription by 327% , Nigeria pays $1.09 billion to service external debt in 9 months , Implications of the new CBN stance on treasury bill sale to individuals, Digital technology and blockchain altering conventional banking models - Emefiele  , Increasing food prices might erase chances of CBN cutting interest rate   , Customer complaint against excess/unauthorized charges hits 1, 612 - CBN , CBN moves to reduce cassava derivatives import worth $600 million  , Invest in infrastructural development - CBN Governor admonishes investors , Credit to government declines, as Credit to private sector hits N25.8 trillion, CBN sets N10 billion minimum capital for Mortgage firms, CBN sets N10 billion minimum capital for Mortgage firms , Why you should be worried about the latest drop in external reserves, CBN, Alert: CBN issues N847.4 billion treasury bills for Q1 2020 , PMI: Nigeria’s manufacturing sector gains momentum in November, CBN warns high foreign credits could collapse Nigeria’s economy, predicts high poverty, CBN, Bankers Committee move to revive National Theatre with N25 billion , Nigeria’s 3.46 trillion fiscal deficit a source of concern – MPC Member , CBN says Nigerian banks assets and liabilities is now at N41.42 trillion , BVN: CBN to link 100 million banks accounts through proactive means, Foreign reserves drops $4.45 billion, edges closer to $30 billion devaluation benchmark, Payment system framework: CBN provides guidelines to address systemic risk, others, CBN retains Loan to Deposit Ratio at 65% as against increment to 70% , Federal High Court could jail Emefiele over $53 million judgment debt, CBN strongly denies establishing a poultry farm to support its monetary policies, Analysts explain when, why CBN could devalue naira by 5-10%, Banking: Surprise hike in CRR-Implications for banks, Agriculture: Suing ABP beneficiaries; A wild goose chase? , CBN lists major constraints affecting businesses, as borrowing rates projected to rise, CBN’s N287.8 billion T-bills auction records oversubscription, as rates fall marginally, CBN to give Niger Delta rice farmers single-digit loan , Naira and exchange rates, Insufficient electricity, unfavourable economy are among challenges hindering companies –CBN, Banks: Microfinance banks in Nigeria, REMINDER: Nationwide implementation of cashless policy starts April 1st, RESCUE MISSION: CBN coordinates banks, other financial institutions, to raise N1.5 trillion for infrastructure, Banking: Another wave of consolidation?, CBN pays $4.45 billion external debt obligation to World Bank, others in 2-month

Banking: Another wave of consolidation?

The banking sector may experience another wave of consolidation as there have been rumours that some Tier 1 banks may be acquiring smaller banks.
Agricultural financing

Financing the Agriculture sector

SEC ha expressed worry that credit to agriculture sector in the last 10 years remains as low as 5%, severely hampering the sector’s growth.
Nigeria’s real estate industry attracts foreign investors, Real Estate: Still not out of the woods

Real Estate: Still not out of the woods

The latest GDP report for 2019 revealed that the real estate sector posted a negative growth of 2.36% albeit lower than the negative 4.74% reported in 2018.
Unemployment: Senate calls for a state of emergency, President Buhari approves N37 billion for National Assembly renovation , National Assembly finally transmits Finance Bill after supremacy battle among lawmakers, VAT: Implementation won’t affect purchasing power of Nigerians, PIB: An unsurmountable obstacle, Senate passes CAMA bill, awaits presidential assent, Ban on generators: Throwing the baby with the bath water?

Ban on generators: Throwing the baby with the bath water?

A bill for an act to criminalise the importation, selling and usage of generators in Nigeria scaled the first reading on the floor of the senate.
Driving tax revenue growth, FIRS retires coordinating directors, appoints new ones

Driving tax revenue growth

According to FIRS boss, several multinationals within the country have failed to remit the required tax payment to the service by lying on their pioneer status.
Crude Oil price war threatens Nigeria's economic stability

Oil price war threatens Nigeria’s economic stability

Global oil prices declined significantly late yesterday as news reports filtered into the market of an impending price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.
CBN OMO ban could give stocks a much-needed boost , CBN’s N132.56 billion T-bills auction records oversubscription by 327% , Nigeria pays $1.09 billion to service external debt in 9 months , Implications of the new CBN stance on treasury bill sale to individuals, Digital technology and blockchain altering conventional banking models - Emefiele  , Increasing food prices might erase chances of CBN cutting interest rate   , Customer complaint against excess/unauthorized charges hits 1, 612 - CBN , CBN moves to reduce cassava derivatives import worth $600 million  , Invest in infrastructural development - CBN Governor admonishes investors , Credit to government declines, as Credit to private sector hits N25.8 trillion, CBN sets N10 billion minimum capital for Mortgage firms, CBN sets N10 billion minimum capital for Mortgage firms , Why you should be worried about the latest drop in external reserves, CBN, Alert: CBN issues N847.4 billion treasury bills for Q1 2020 , PMI: Nigeria’s manufacturing sector gains momentum in November, CBN warns high foreign credits could collapse Nigeria’s economy, predicts high poverty, CBN, Bankers Committee move to revive National Theatre with N25 billion , Nigeria’s 3.46 trillion fiscal deficit a source of concern – MPC Member , CBN says Nigerian banks assets and liabilities is now at N41.42 trillion , BVN: CBN to link 100 million banks accounts through proactive means, Foreign reserves drops $4.45 billion, edges closer to $30 billion devaluation benchmark, Payment system framework: CBN provides guidelines to address systemic risk, others, CBN retains Loan to Deposit Ratio at 65% as against increment to 70% , Federal High Court could jail Emefiele over $53 million judgment debt, CBN strongly denies establishing a poultry farm to support its monetary policies, Analysts explain when, why CBN could devalue naira by 5-10%, Banking: Surprise hike in CRR-Implications for banks, Agriculture: Suing ABP beneficiaries; A wild goose chase? , CBN lists major constraints affecting businesses, as borrowing rates projected to rise, CBN’s N287.8 billion T-bills auction records oversubscription, as rates fall marginally, CBN to give Niger Delta rice farmers single-digit loan , Naira and exchange rates, Insufficient electricity, unfavourable economy are among challenges hindering companies –CBN, Banks: Microfinance banks in Nigeria, REMINDER: Nationwide implementation of cashless policy starts April 1st, RESCUE MISSION: CBN coordinates banks, other financial institutions, to raise N1.5 trillion for infrastructure, Banking: Another wave of consolidation?, CBN pays $4.45 billion external debt obligation to World Bank, others in 2-month

Repositioning Microfinance banks to grow economy

CBN released an exposure draft guideline for the regulation and supervision of microfinance banks in Nigeria following a review of the 2012 guidelines.
Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Stanbic IBTC increases shares to 10.4 billion , StanbicIBTC: Modest earnings despite frail Q4 performance, Stanbic IBTC Holdings to issue scrip dividend

StanbicIBTC: Modest earnings despite frail Q4 performance

Stanbic's AUDITED report shows no differences in the consolidated statement of profit or loss and the Consolidated statement of financial position.
Nigeria Crude Oil Prices, Nigeria wants international oil companies to pay up now , Trade conflict between United States, China continues to affect oil prices, Global oil prices rally to $69.16, as Soleimani killed in US air strike, Crude oil prices continue to rise on the backdrop of US-Iran tension, Coronavirus projected to affect crude oil demand negatively , Worry, as Coronavirus threat pushes oil price below budget benchmark, Coronavirus: FG to review budget as oil price plunges, BOOM: Crude oil price crash below $30 in worst trading day since 1930,Bears ravage Global market, Brent Oil surges 10% trading at $27.29 per barrel, Crude Oil up 10% as Brent crude raises to $27 per barrel

Coronavirus: FG to review budget as oil price plunges

FG has announced plans to review the 2020 budget as oil revenue comes under severe pressure following the impact of the coronavirus on oil price.

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Brent crude drops to $25, oil demand drops by about 10% of world’s consumption, Brent Crude Oil hits $26, as Nigeria's Sweet Crude demand falls

Just-in: Brent crude rises to $32

Brent Crude has increased from $27.34 to $32 per barrel, as 15:40pm Nigerian time on Thursday April 2, 2020.
All states' debts exceed revenue, contravene DMO rule- FRC, Nigeria’s total debt portfolio as at December 2019 stands at N27.4 trillion

Nigeria’s total debt portfolio stands at N27.4 trillion in 2019

Nigeria's total debt stock as at December 2019 included N21.7 trillion owed by the Federal Government and N5.6 trillion owed by the state governments.
Walt Disney donates tons of food, 100k masks to help communities, health workers to combat coronavirus

Walt Disney donates tons of food, 100k masks, others to communities, health workers over...

Walt Disney Company has announced that it would contribute food, masks and ponchos to helpe communities and health workers combat coronavirus.
Ziing mobile app gets upgrade

Ziing mobile app gets upgrade

Ziing has upgraded her mobile application with features for improved user experience on Android and IOS devices.
COVID-19: 6000 cases are being monitored – NCDC, COVID-19: NCDC distributes medical supplies to states

COVID-19: NCDC distributes medical supplies to states

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has distributed the medical supplies received from Chinese Billionaire, Jack Ma.