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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and international airlines operating in the country are at odds over the remaining amount of unpaid ticket revenue trapped in Nigeria. While the CBN claims to have settled all verified claims, amounting to $136.73 million, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) insists approximately $700 million remains outstanding. On Tuesday, […]

The Nigerian naira has plunged to a record low of N1348.63 per dollar, marking a staggering 51.21% depreciation since last Friday and raising alarm bells across the nation. This historic low defies ongoing efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the federal government to stabilize the currency, leaving many wondering what lies ahead […]

Amidst revenue pressures facing the 2024 national budget, the Federal Government, has indicated that it would no longer allow Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, to print money by Ways and Means to fund the budget deficit. Disclosing this in a chat with journalists in Lagos, the Minister of Budget and National Planning,, however, indicated that the […]

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, filed an amended 20-count charge against the suspended governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele in an FCT High Court. Earlier, EFCC dragged Emefiele to court on six counts. They bordered on alleged breach of procurement procedure in the award of the contract to […]

The Federal Government has again amended the charges against the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele. The new charges include forgery, conferring of corrupt advantage, and criminal breach of trust among others. The government had initially filed 19 charges against the former CBN governor bordering on procurement fraud but later pruned it down […]

Commercial banks in Nigeria have initiated the process of recovering loans distributed under the COVID-19 relief program, which aimed to support households and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) impacted by the pandemic. While this process is underway, reports have emerged of some beneficiaries experiencing unexpected deductions from their accounts without prior notification from the […]

Nigeria’s consumers, stung by the sharp bite of inflation, are turning to banks with record frequency, sending loan demand to its highest level in nearly four years. Official data from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reveals a dramatic surge in borrowing, fueled by shrinking incomes and the struggle to make ends meet. Consumer credit […]

With Christmas just five days away, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is sounding the alarm over the persistent cash scarcity gripping the nation. In a fiery statement by President Joe Ajaero, the NLC warns of “serious implications” for citizens and demands immediate action from the government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Bank customers […]

Point of Sale (PoS) operators are feeling the pinch of a nationwide cash shortage, forced to buy cash at inflated rates from traders due to limited withdrawals from banks. This scramble for cash is shrinking their businesses, raising concerns about the broader impact on the Nigerian economy. Banks across the country have been grappling with […]

Nigeria’s Point of Sale (PoS) operators are facing a new challenge: a severe shortage of naira cash at banks. This has forced them to return to buying cash from traders and petrol station attendants, often at inflated prices. As a consequence, PoS operators have been compelled to increase their transaction charges by 100%, charging up […]