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CBN Issues New Operational Guidelines for Banks

CBN Issues New Operational Guidelines for Banks

  As part of its efforts to sanitise the banking sector, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has issued a new set of corporate governance guidelines for every bank in the country. As contained in the new guideline, investors are now prohibited from owning more than five per cent stakes in any bank without prior

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Federal Government Appoints Emefiele As CBN Governor

Godwin Emefiele, the  chief executive officer, Zenith Bank Plc, has been appointed as substantive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. He replaces Sahusi Lamido Sanusi, who was suspended this morning by President Goodluck Jonathan. Bayo Adelabu, executive director, First Bank Plc has also been named deputy governor, replacing Tunde Lemo. The names of the

President Jonathan Suspends CBN Governor Sanusi

  In what appears to be a tale of the hunter being the hunted, Lamido Sanusi, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has been suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan. Sanusi who has been having a running battle with the petroleum ministry and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over his allegations of $20 billion missing

Nigeria Scares Away Foreign Investors – Benjamin Akande, US-based economist

Nigeria is popularly known as the giant of Africa and the growth rate of its economy, which is rated among the best in the world, above the United States, US, and United Kingdom, UK, confirms that lofty position. Aside from the state of the economy, most of the successful physicians, businessmen, and academics in the

HarvestPlus Spreads Pro Vitamin A Cassava

It is no longer news that Nigeria, producing over 34 million tonnes annually, is the largest producer of cassava in the world. But the recent spread of pro vitamin A cassava variety, popularly known as ‘yellow cassava’, across the country by HarvestPlus Nigeria, a research institute that is committed to breeding crops for better nutrition,

CBN Removes Forex Limit

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has authorised the removal of the $250,000 weekly foreign exchange sales limit placed on bureaux de change, BDC, operators in the country. The announcement came a week after Lamido Sanusi, CBN governor, vowed to address the widening gap between the naira-dollar exchange rates in the official market and parallel

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