CBN prohibits use of foreign currency collateral for Naira loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has banned the use of foreign currency-denominated collaterals for naira loans, with exceptions to foreign currency collateral which are Eurobonds issued by the Federal Government or guarantees of foreign banks, including Standby Letters of Credit. According to the new regulation directed to all banks by CBN’s Acting Director of […]

Senate Directs Police To Employ 10 Persons Each From 774 LGAs

the Senate, has directed the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Force to recruit a minimum of 10 candidates from each of the 774 local government councils in Nigeria. The directive, according to the Upper Chamber, should form part of its annual recruitment processes. The resolution was reached as a result of a motion […]

CBN raises interest rate to 22.75% in a bid to curb inflation

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has increased the benchmark interest rate by 400 basis points to a record 22.75% from 18.75 percent. Addressing journalists at the end of the two-day first MPC meeting of the year in Abuja, CBN Governor, Olayemi Cardoso, disclosed that the committee voted to adjust […]

EFCC declares former CBN Governor’s wife wanted for alleged money laundering

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Mrs Margaret Emefiele, wife of the former governor of the CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele wanted for alleged money laundering. EFCC’s spokesman, Mr Dele Oyewale, stated in Abuja that three other persons: Mr Eric Odoh, Mrs Anita Omoile, and Mr Jonathan Omoile, had been declared wanted alongside […]

CBN clears the air on conversion of foreign currencies in domiciliary accounts to naira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has clarified that there is no plan to convert $30bn domiciliary deposits to naira. Some media reports emerged at the weekend announcing that the Federal Government and the apex banks were considering the conversion of foreign currencies in domiciliary accounts of citizens to naira to stabilise Nigeria’s currency, which […]

FG says relocating FAAN headquarters to Lagos will reduce operational costs

The Federal Government has said the relocation of the headquarters of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), and some departments of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to Lagos will increase operational efficiency and reduce operating costs. In a statement yesterday, the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, dismissed claims that the […]

CBN appoints new executives for Union, Keystone, and Polaris Bank

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced a new appointment of executive officers for Union Bank, Keystone Bank, and Polaris Bank following the dissolution of the board of the banks on Wednesday. The acting director of Corporate Communication, Sidi-Ali Hakama, made this disclosure in a circular dated January 10, 2024. According to the CBN, the […]

CBN disburses $61m to foreign airlines to settle mature foreign exchange backlog

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says it has disbursed 61.64 million dollars to foreign airlines through various Deposit Money Banks (DMBs). According to a statement issued by its Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mrs Hakama Sidi-Ali in Abuja on Sunday, the disbursement is in fulfilment of CBN’s commitment to eliminate the backlog of pending matured […]