CBN Issues Approved Guidelines For BDCs

CBN Issues Approved Guidelines For BDCs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued its approved guidelines to regulate the activities of Bureau de Change (BDC) operators in the country. In its new circular released on Wednesday, the minimum capital base for Tier-1 BDCs is N2bn...
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CBN Raises Interest Rate To 26.25 %

CBN Raises Interest Rate To 26.25 %

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised the interest rate by 150 basis points from 24.75 per cent to 26. 25 per cent. Following a two-day meeting, the bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) agreed to increase the Monetary Policy...
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TUC Threatens Nationwide Shutdown

TUC Threatens Nationwide Shutdown

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has threatened shut down the Nigerian economy should the Federal Government fail to cancel the controversial cybersecurity levy recently introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria. The TUC in a statement signed by its President,.....
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CBN Directs Banks To Charge 0.5% Cybersecurity Levy

CBN Directs Banks To Charge 0.5% Cybersecurity Levy

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed deposit money banks in the country to start charging 0.5% cybersecurity levy on transactions. This was contained in a circular dated May 6, 2024 by the apex bank to all commercial, merchant,...
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CPPE Implores CBN On Quarterly FX Rate For Customs

CPPE Implores CBN On Quarterly FX Rate For Customs

The Centre for Promotion of Public Enterprise, (CPPE) has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to adopt a specific quarterly exchange rate for import duty collection as a measure towards addressing the problems associated with frequent changes in customs...
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Cardoso: Naira Best Performing Currency Globally

Cardoso: Naira Best Performing Currency Globally

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Yemi Cardoso, on Saturday said the apex bank’s FOREX reforms have made the naira the best-performing currency globally.  Cardoso, who at a briefing on the sidelines of the just-ended World Bank/IMF Spr...
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Cardoso: CBN Not Using Foreign Reserve To Defend Naira

Cardoso: CBN Not Using Foreign Reserve To Defend Naira

THE Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Olayemi Cardoso, on Wednesday said the apex bank is not defending the Naira with the nation’s foreign reserves. He was speaking against the backdrop of the recent decline in Nigeria’s foreign reserves....
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CBN Raises Interest Rate To 24.75 Percent

CBN Raises Interest Rate To 24.75 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has hiked the benchmark interest rate by 200 basis points to 24.75 percent.  This is according to a Tuesday communique by the CBN governor Yemi Cardoso after the...
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CBN Clears FX Transactions Backlog

CBN Clears FX Transactions Backlog

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has cleared all valid foreign exchange backlogs of s$7 billion, fulfilling a key pledge of its Governor, Mr. Olayemi Cardoso. In a statement on Wednesday, the apex bank’s Acting Director, Corporate Communications, Mrs Hakama...
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Senate Probes CBN’s Anchor Borrowers, Ways And Means

Senate Probes CBN’s Anchor Borrowers, Ways And Means

The Senate on Monday inaugurated an ad-hoc committee to investigate the Ways and Means and the Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  In his inaugural address to the ad-hoc committee chaired by Senator Isah Jibrin representing.....
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Obaseki Faults CBN’s New Monetary Policy

Obaseki Faults CBN’s New Monetary Policy

The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has faulted the Central Bank of Nigeria for raising the Monetary Policy Rate by 22.75 per cent. Obaseki contended that the decision is not the answer to the ongoing economic challenges in the...
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CBN Revokes Operational Licenses Of 4,173 BDCs

CBN Revokes Operational Licenses Of 4,173 BDCs

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in exercise of the powers conferred on it under the Bankand Other Financial Institutions Act (BOFIA) 2020, Act No. 5, and the Revised OperationalGuidelines for Bureaux De Change 2015, has revoked the licenses of...
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Cardoso To Nigerians: Moderate Demand For Forex

Cardoso To Nigerians: Moderate Demand For Forex

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN), Olayemi Cardoso has implored Nigerians to cut down on their demand for forex. “We must moderate our demands for forex. Where there are opportunities to substitute locally, so we should.” the CBN governor...
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Ministers, CBN, FIRS Pledge To Address High Cost Of Living

Ministers, CBN, FIRS Pledge To Address High Cost Of Living

The Minister of Finance, Mr Wale Edun, and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Atiku Bagudu, have assured Nigerians that the high cost of living being witnessed by Nigerians is currently being addressed. Mr Olayemi Cardoso, the Governor of...
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