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Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate, June 23, 2022

The Naira appreciated against the United States Dollar, rising marginally by N0.6 from N415.65 it was sold on Tuesday to N415.59 on Wednesday.



Naira Exchange Rates - Investors King

The Nigerian Naira appreciated against its global counterparts on Wednesday at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regulated foreign exchange section.

The Naira appreciated against the United States Dollar, rising marginally by N0.6 from N415.65 it was sold on Tuesday to N415.59 on Wednesday, Investors King reports.

Against the Pounds Sterling, the local currency appreciated by N1.071 from N509.9194 it traded on Tuesday to N508.8484.

While against the Euro common currency, the Naira exchange rate improved N1.7257 to N437.076, up from N438.8017.

Naira Black Market Rate

However, the story is different in the unregulated foreign exchange market popularly known as the black market. The local currency was sold at N610 to a United States Dollar in Lagos and Abuja. While in Ibadan the Naira was exchanged at N605 to US$1.

Chronic foreign exchange scarcity in Nigeria amid an increase in demand continues to drag on the Dollar to Naira exchange rate despite the CBN directing forex users to Deposit Money Banks (DMBs). In the last one week, bank customers are complaining of the inability to withdraw dollars from their domiciliary bank accounts as many DMBs are presently out of dollars.

The lack of stability at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s regulated forex section forced many Nigerians to approach the black market for their forex needs.

Crude Oil

Global oil prices inched slightly higher on Thursday as investors assess the impact of the recession and rising interest rates on the demand for the commodity and tight supplies.

Brent crude oil, against which Nigerian oil is priced, 38 cents, or 0.3%, to $112.12 a barrel, having dropped as low as $104.04 in the previous session. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude appreciated by 32 cents or 0.3% to $106.51 a barrel.

Energy investors are worried about recession and how it could impact the entire sector, especially with nations raising interest rates to curb escalating inflation.

“Recession fears have their grip on markets, but the mood swing is rather one of ebbing optimism than swelling pessimism,” said Julius Baer analyst Norbert Rucker.


The cryptocurrency space remained in the red like every other risk asset. Capital inflow into the space plunged with rising interest rates and concerns over recession in developed economies.

Bitcoin, the world’s most capitalised cryptocurrency, hovers around $20,460.51 and $19,000 price levels while Ethereum has pared losses to $1,103.39 a coin.

Meanwhile, a popularly cryptocurrency broker, Voyager Digital has cut its daily withdrawal limit from $25,000 to $10,000 after detailing its exposure to a struggling hedge fund, Three Arrows Capital.

Three Arrows Capital (3AC) had disclosed on Friday that it suffered heavy losses in the recent market downturn and said it had hired legal and financial advisers to figure a way out.

Kyle Davies, 3AC co-founder, however, said “We are committed to working things out and finding an equitable solution for all our constituents”.

Is the CEO/Founder of Investors King Limited. A proven foreign exchange research analyst and a published author on Yahoo Finance, Businessinsider, Nasdaq,, Investorplace, and many more. He has over two decades of experience in global financial markets.

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Government Revenue Surges to N2.07trn in January 2024, FAAC Discloses




The Federal Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) has revealed a significant surge in government revenue to N2.07 trillion in January 2024.

This substantial increase reflects the buoyancy of Nigeria’s economic activities despite various challenges faced by the nation.

According to FAAC’s communiqué issued after its monthly meeting in Abuja, the N2.07 trillion revenue was distributed to meet the financial needs of the federal, state, and local governments.

N1.15 trillion out of the total revenue was disbursed to the various tiers of government, indicating a robust financial inflow.

The breakdown of the revenue distribution showcased that the Federal Government received N407.267 billion, state governments obtained N379.407 billion while N278.041 billion was disbursed to local governments.

Also, N85.101 billion, equivalent to 13% of mineral revenue, was allocated to the states as derivation revenue.

FAAC also highlighted that the revenue composition included N463.1 billion from distributable statutory revenue, N391.8 billion from distributable Value Added Tax (VAT) revenue, N15.9 billion from Electronic Money Transfer Levy revenue, and N279.03 billion from exchange difference revenue.

Despite the impressive revenue figures, FAAC noted a decrease in VAT collection by N71.7 billion compared to the previous month.

This decrease suggests fluctuations in consumer spending and economic activities, which could be influenced by various factors such as policy changes, economic conditions, and consumer sentiment.

Furthermore, FAAC reported increases in revenue from Companies Income Tax, Import Duty, Petroleum Profit Tax, and Oil and Gas Royalties.

However, revenue from Value Added Tax, Export Duty, Electronic Money Transfer Levy, and CET Levies experienced declines during the period.

FAAC’s disclosure of the January 2024 revenue underscores the importance of prudent financial management and effective allocation of resources to drive sustainable economic growth and development in Nigeria.

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Private Sector Credit Hits Record High of N76.94 Trillion in January 2024 – CBN Report



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Private sector credit in Nigeria reached a record N76.94 trillion in January 2024, according to the latest report from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

This represents a 85.2% year-on-year increase from N41.54 trillion reported in January 2023.

The CBN’s Money and Credit Statistics report unveiled that credit to the private sector experienced a substantial month-on-month surge of 23.06%, or N14.42 trillion, from N62.52 trillion in December 2023.

This surge occurred amid the implementation of the CBN’s policy to unify the naira exchange rate.

Analysts attribute the reported N76.94 trillion credit to the private sector to the recent depreciation of the naira against foreign currencies.

The naira closed at N1,356.88 per dollar in January 2024, representing a 50.87% decline or N457.49 against the dollar compared to December 2023.

This depreciation compelled banks to extend credit to major corporations to meet the CBN’s mandated Loan-to-Deposit Ratio (LDR) threshold.

The CBN’s decision to resume the enforcement of the LDR policy, effective July 31, 2023, further propelled banks to increase lending to customers, stimulating the real sector of the economy.

With the CRR mechanism updated, banks with an LDR below the prescribed level faced a 50% lending shortfall penalty.

Experts suggest that the significant increase in private sector credit underscores the growing need for businesses to secure funds amidst economic uncertainties and exchange rate volatility.

It also signifies banks’ efforts to comply with regulatory requirements and support economic growth initiatives.

As Nigeria navigates its economic landscape, stakeholders anticipate further developments in credit dynamics and monetary policies to sustain financial stability and stimulate economic expansion.

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Senate Initiates Probe into N30tn Ways and Means Loans under Buhari Administration



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The Nigerian Senate has embarked on a comprehensive investigation into the disbursement and utilization of the N30 trillion Ways and Means loans obtained by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during the administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Ways and Means facility allows the CBN to provide financial support to the government to cover budget shortfalls.

The decision to probe the massive loans comes amid concerns about the transparency and accountability surrounding the utilization of these funds, particularly as the country grapples with economic challenges, food crises, rising inflation, and worsening insecurity.

The Senate’s investigation aims to shed light on how the substantial overdrafts from the CBN were acquired and expended under the leadership of former President Buhari.

There is growing apprehension that the indiscriminate spending of the overdrafts, particularly during Godwin Emefiele’s tenure as CBN governor, may have contributed significantly to the current economic predicament facing the nation.

The probe will delve into the details of the N30 trillion overdrafts, with a specific focus on examining the purpose for which the funds were allocated and how they were utilized.

Also, the Senate will scrutinize the N10 trillion disbursed under the Anchor Borrowers Scheme, as well as the utilization of $2.4 billion out of the $7 billion earmarked for forex transactions.

The initiative underscores the Senate’s commitment to ensuring transparency, fiscal responsibility, and prudent financial management in the country’s economic affairs.

It is anticipated that the probe will unearth vital insights into the financial transactions of the past administration, enabling corrective measures to be taken to address any mismanagement or discrepancies discovered.

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