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Naira Gains To N710/$ At Parallel Market
Economy, Finance, News, Nigeria

Naira Gains To N710/$ At Parallel Market

The naira has recovered from its recent dip, rising at the market to N710 per dollar in Lagos on Friday. The naira has recovered from its recent dip, rising at the market to N710 per dollar in Lagos on Friday. The rate represents N115 or 13.9 percent rise compared to the N825 to a dollar it exchanged on Wednesday. According to Bureaux De Change operators, BDCs in Ikeja, Lagos, who spoke to TheCable on the issue, the buying rate of the greenback was N700 while the selling price stood at N710 per dollar, amounting to a N10 profit margin. Abubakar, a trader at the Alade Market, Ikeja said, “I have plenty of dollars in my hand but people are not buying as much as before. I have not yet sold anything today.” A currency trader at Victoria Island, simply identified as Musa, sa...
How Airfares Rose By 96.87% In One Year – NBS
Finance, News, Nigeria, Transportation

How Airfares Rose By 96.87% In One Year – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said that the price of air transportation rose by 96.87 per cent in one year. In its report titled ‘transport fare watch’ (September 2022), the Bureau stated that the average ticket for specified routes single journey rose by 96.87% from N36,922.97 in September 2021 on a year-on-year basis.   NBS said that on a month-on-month basis, it rose by 11.76% from N65,041.89 in August 2022 to N72,690.54 in September 2022. The statistics body also revealed that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journeys within the city per drop rose by 2.19% monthly to N615.69 in September 2022 compared to N602.48 in September August 2022.   See Also: DisCos Generates N398.16bn in Six months – NBS Reveals Also, the average Okada transportation ...
DisCos Generates N398.16bn in Six months – NBS Reveals
Economy, Infrastructure, Nigeria

DisCos Generates N398.16bn in Six months – NBS Reveals

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) have generated N398.16 billion in both the first and second quarters of the year. See Also: Naira Devalues to N700/$1 as Dollar Demand Rises Comparing results from the previous year, NBS noted that revenue collection declined by 7.97% quarterly and 11.42% yearly. A document by NBS reads "Electricity Report Q1-Q2 2022.” “Revenue generation by the DISCOs stood at 204.74 billion in Q1 2022 and 188.41 billion in Q2 2022. This shows a fall on a quarter-on-quarter basis by 7.97 per cent." “On a year-on-year basis, revenue collected rose by 11.42 per cent and 1.71 per cent from 183.74 billion Q1 2021 and 185.24 billion in Q2 2022.” It revealed that in the first quarter of 2022, es...
Naira Pegged at N680/$1 as Currency’s Depreciation Continues
Economy, Finance, News, Nigeria

Naira Pegged at N680/$1 as Currency’s Depreciation Continues

The Naira further devalues as it hits N680 per $1 at the parallel section of the foreign exchange market. According to the Bureaux De Change operators also known as ‘abokis’, the naira has depreciated by N15 or 2.3 percent trading at N680 per dollar in the parallel market. As of last week, the naira was devalued to N665 per dollar as the buying price and N680 per dollar as the selling price at the street market. See Also: Bakers on The Verge of a Nationwide Strike “Demand is high, and there is no dollar. If you tell a customer to sell a dollar to you for N650, he will tell you that he saw it online for N670 or N675. We also have to make our gain. We are buying and selling to make a profit,” a trader at the Ikeja market told The Cable. However, On the official marke...
Naira Devalues to N700/$1 as Dollar Demand Rises
Economy, Finance, News, Nigeria

Naira Devalues to N700/$1 as Dollar Demand Rises

The value of the Naira has continued to fall and has now hit N700 to $1 in the parallel market as the demand for the foreign currency persists. As of last week, Naira was valued at N630 to $1 and has maintained a value of N620 to $1 before the further devaluation. Abudul Hassan, who is a Lagos-based Bureaux De Change (BDC) operator said the devaluation of the naira to the dollar is a result of the demand for the dollar in the parallel market, so therefore the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) finds it difficult to meet the demand at the official market. “Everybody is moving to the parallel market and we have seen rising pressure there. With little control from the regulator, people are quoting sale price at N710/$1 but actual transactions are settled around N700/$1. We expect the...
Bakers on The Verge of a Nationwide Strike
Cost of Living, Economy, Nigeria

Bakers on The Verge of a Nationwide Strike

The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria threaten to stop their services across the country from henceforth. The association's reasons are the hike in the price of bakery materials, the cost of diesel, and other related issues which affect their services. The union had threatened to embark on a strike as of the 25th of June for the same reasons. Abuja’s Union Chairman of AMBCN, Ishaq Adbulrahehem, disclosed that the new development is a result of the increase in the price of bakery materials such as flour, sugar and other baking ingredients. He said: “We are withdrawing our services nationwide. We expect government’s response so that we can review whatever we are doing. The high cost of ingredients, rate at which we are buying diesel – which is N880 per litre ...
OPEC Secretary-General Muhammad Barkindo Just Confirmed Dead
Africa, Breaking News, News, Nigeria, Petroleum

OPEC Secretary-General Muhammad Barkindo Just Confirmed Dead

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) secretary-general, Muhammad Barkindo has reportedly been confirmed dead. Mele Kyari, the Group Managing Director(GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company ( NNPC) broke the news via his Twitter page on Wednesday morning. He confirmed that Muhammad Barkindo died on Tuesday at about 11 pm. see also: NNPC Fails To Account For 107 Million Barrels Of Crude, – Auditor General The Group Managing Director of NNPC tweeted “We lost our esteemed Dr. Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11 pm yesterday, 5th July 2022". He also noted that the burial arrangements of the late 63-year-old would be disclosed soon. “Certainly a great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, the OPEC, and the global en...
I have no interest in holding any board position in FBN Holdings, First Bank – Femi Otedola
News, Nigeria

I have no interest in holding any board position in FBN Holdings, First Bank – Femi Otedola

The Chairman of Geregu Energy Group and billionaire businessman, Mr Femi Otedola has debunked speculations that he his interested in holding any board position in FBN Holdings, First Bank or any of their subsidiaries. Otedola was recently invited by the Save the Children to join the prestigious group of its Vice Presidents, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts to better the lives of children in Nigeria. Save the Children is the second largest charity in the world after UNICEF and has Princess Anne as Patron since 2017 after serving as President since 1970. In a brief chat with Mr Otedola was asked about his next steps after becoming the single largest shareholder of FBNHOLDINGS. He said he did not acquire the bank’s shares because he wanted to be chairman of the bank. ...
Gov Umahi Threatens To Sack Workers, Seize Shops Of Traders Who Sit-at-home
Biafra, News, Nigeria

Gov Umahi Threatens To Sack Workers, Seize Shops Of Traders Who Sit-at-home

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has directed the immediate seizure of shops whose owners obey the sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra on Monday. The governor also ordered the immediate sacking of civil servants who fail to show up at work on Monday, and called on security chiefs in the South-East zone to deploy security officers to the streets to avert the breakdown of law and order. IPOB had reviewed its sit-at-home order in the South-East, saying it will only be observed on days their leader, Nnamdi Kanu will appear in court. Initially, the directive was that the sit-at-down, tagged Ghost Monday, would be observed every Monday. Read Also: South-East Govs, Elite Can’t Decide Igbo’s Fate, IPOB Replies Umahi IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said the r...
Osinbajo Inaugurates Shoe-Manufacturing Hub In Anambra
Economy, News, Nigeria

Osinbajo Inaugurates Shoe-Manufacturing Hub In Anambra

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday inaugurated an ultra-modern industrial shoe-making hub equipped with modern technology at Nkwelle Ezunaka Village in Anambra. In a speech at the event, Mr. Osinbajo described the complex as a “one-stop-shop digital leather and industrial hub”. He said the complex had the capacity to produce shoes that would compare favourably with those produced in Europe. According to the vice president, the project represents the nerve centre of the Micro Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Nigeria He said the Federal Government was fully committed to improving commercial and economic environment and willing to complete all its ongoing projects in the South-East. The complex was jointly equipped by the federal government in conjunction with Anambra...