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Donald Okocha

CBN COMBATS INFLATION BY RAISING INTEREST RATES TO 15.5%

In an aggressive move to combat inflation, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to  15.5 percent from 14 percent.Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, made the announcement yesterday during a press conference  following the conclusion of the 5th Monetary Policy Committee meeting in 2022 in Abuja. He announced an increase in the  Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) to a minimum of 32.5% from 22.5 percent in July, while keeping the Liquidity Ratio at 30%.”Mr. Emefiele stated, “The committee unanimously voted to raise the MPR…The MPC voted to increase the MPR to 15.5, while maintaining the asymmetric corridor at +100 -700 basis points around the MPR. On why the rate was raised, he said, “Members deliberated the impact of the widening margin between the current policy rate of 14 percent and the inflation rate of 20.52 percent. “At this meeting, the option of reducing the policy rate was not considered as this would be gravely detrimental to

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NAIRA
Finance
Donald Okocha

NAIRA CONTINUES FREE FALL AGAINST THE DOLLAR

The naira/US dollar exchange rate fell by 0.69% on Thursday morning, September 29, 2022, to trade at N730/$1 in the parallel market, down from N725/$1 on Wednesday.According to information obtained from black market traders, this is the case.Similarly, the official Investors and Exporters window recorded a 0.01% depreciation to close at N436.37/$1 on Wednesday, September 28th 2022, from N436.33/$1 the previous session.Meanwhile, on Wednesday, September 28th, 2022, a total of $119.49 million was traded on the official market, a 20.17%  increased from $99.43 million traded on Tuesday.

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Nigeria
Finance
Donald Okocha

Nigeria to receive investments to the tune of $618 million from AfDB, Islamic Development Bank and France

The African Development Bank (AfDB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and the French Development Agency (FDA) have announced intentions to invest $618 million in Nigeria’s Digital and Creative Enterprises Programme (I-DICE) in an effort to increase funding for the country’s creatives.This information was presented by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, head of the AfDB, during the Nigeria International Economic Partnership Forum held in conjunction with the 77th United Nations General Assembly in New York.According to the AfDB, the fund would assist 451 digital SMEs and 225 creative start-ups in the use of new technology. The AfDB chief added that the bank had invested 4.5 billion dollars in Nigeria thus far, and that the country remained an appealing investment destination. In addition, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the IsDB provided $540 million to develop Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria to help unlock agricultural potential, boost food and agribusiness value chains, and make Nigeria more competitive. Adesina emphasized the importance of reducing Nigeria’s infrastructure deficit, citing the National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, which shows that Nigeria will require 759 billion dollars in total financing to support infrastructure over a 23-year period (2020-2043). Deutschepartners.com

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Finance
Donald Okocha

NIGERIA’S NNPC BECOMES PRIVATE

The official unveiling took place on July 19, 2022, at the presidential banquet hall in Abuja .The company’s operations will now be regulated by the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA). The legal transition, based on the new Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), took effect July 1. The NNPC Limited was then floated with an initial

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Oil
Finance
Donald Okocha

Oil Prices Fall Below $100, Nigeria’s Production Hit 1.158mb/Day

Brent, the international benchmark for crude, fell below $100 per barrel on Tuesday as the latest figures released by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries showed an increase in Nigeria’s oil production from 1.024 million barrels per day to 1.158mb/d. Industry data indicated that Brent dropped in price by $7.72 or 7.21 per cent to close at

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Quota
Finance
Donald Okocha

NIGERIA’S OPEC QUOTA SHORTFALL RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

Nigeria’s inability to meet the Organization of Petroleum Producing Countries, OPEC’s quota of 1.7 million raises serious economic concerns. The Nigerian National Petroleum Company NNPC Ltd, reported that Nigeria produces less than 1.5million bpd of the crude oil quota. This shortfall has resorted to borrowing to complement budget deficits, since oil is still the mainstay

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Energy generation
News Update
Donald Okocha

Nigeria’s energy generation rises to 89,648MWh

On Monday, May 23rd, 2022, Nigeria generated a total of 89,648.54MWh, a 5.2% increase over the 85,209.68MWh generated the day before. On Monday, power supply jumped by 5.2% to 88,390.76MWh, up from 84,045.52MWh the day before. This is According to the Nigerian Transmission Company (TCN).Despite the little increase, Nigeria’s energy generation remains below the 105 kMWh threshold  required for the country’s power supply to be stable.  Nigerians, in particular, continue to suffer from epileptic power supply, with three system outages  thus far in 2022, resulting in extensive blackouts across the country. Additionally, Nigeria’s energy generation peaked at 3,943.2MW, which is 5.1% higher than the 3,751.1MW peak recorded on Sunday, while off-peak generation rose to 3,424.8MW. Highlights (23rd May 2022) Peak generation – 3,953.2MW (+5.1%) Off-peak generation – 3,424.8MW (+1.9%) Energy generated – 89,648.54MWh (+5.2%) Energy sent out – 88,390.76MWh

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Finance
Donald Okocha

CBN RAISES INTEREST RATES TO 13%

In an attempt to absorb excess liquidity ahead of the 2023 general elections, The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) to 13.5% The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the apex bank of Nigeria concluded its three-day meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. At the end of the meeting, the

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Finance
Donald Okocha

POST COVID-19 INFRASTRUCTURE FINANCING IN NIGERIA

The Capital Market Option Deutsche Partners Holding with the special consent of the securities and exchange commission Nigeria under the platform infra dialogue is holding a dialogue termed ” Post covid-19 infrastructure dialogue” where it will hold intellectual and practical discourse about the infrastructure status in Nigeria, its deficit, investment opportunities and the role the

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MTN
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Donald Okocha

The CBN Has Approved MTN To Begin Banking Operations As Momo PSB

This was revealed in a press release signed by the Company Secretary, titled “THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA GRANTS FINAL APPROVAL FOR MOMO PAYMENT SERVICE BANK LIMITED TO COMMENCE OPERATIONS.” In November 2021 MTN Nigeria and Airtel Africa received “Approval in Principle” (AIP) from the Central Bank of Nigeria to operate as Payment Service Banks

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Finance
Donald Okocha

CBN insists BDC ban has helped stabilize the Naira

According to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the discontinuation of FX allocation to Bureau De Change operators  helped the Naira remain constant at the Investors and Exporters Window (I&E). However, since the BDC prohibition policy, the currency has dropped significantly in the underground market. The statement was made at the CBN’s 32nd Seminar for Finance Correspondents and Business Editors on Thursday in Akure, Ondo, by Governor Godwin Emefiele, who was represented by Mr Edward Adamu, Deputy Governor, Corporate Services. The naira and the US dollar exchange rate at the official Investors and Exporters (I&E) market remained steady from the previous day at N417/$1. The parallel market saw a drop in the currency rate, with the average selling for N583/$1, down 0.87 percent from the previous session’s rate of N578/$1. This is the case, according to data gathered from BDCs in Nigeria.

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Finance
Donald Okocha

February 2022 FGN Bond Oversubscribed to the tune of N407.7 billion

The federal government of Nigeria bond issuance for the month of February 2022, by the Debt Management Office (DMO), reported an oversubscription from investors amounting to N407.7 billion over the expected N150 billion offered by the DMO. This is according to the February 2022 FGN Bond auction result, released by the Debt Management Office. The

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Finance
Donald Okocha

OIL PRICES CROSSES A $100 PER BARREL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 YEARS

For the first time since 2014, Brent oil prices has moved past $100 a barrel, as Russia-Ukraine crises continue to escalate. These tensions subsequently sparked fears of disruption to the region’s critical energy exports. Russia is a major energy supplier to a number of countries, distributing about ¼ of Europe’s oil requirements and 1/3 of

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Ponzi schemes
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Donald Okocha

S.E.C joins forces with N.O.A and others to Eliminate Ponzi schemes

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), declares that it is working with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and various government agencies to combat the operations of Ponzi schemes, illegitimate fund managers and operators. The Director-General of SEC revealed this in a goodwill message at the opening ceremony of the NOA’s National Fact-Checking Course in the

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