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Black Market Resilience: Naira Rates at N921.81/$1 Amidst Volatile Dollar



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The official market closed on Tuesday with the naira to dollar exchange rate settling at N742.10/$1 as per foreign exchange data released by the FMDQ Exchange.

This represents a decrease from the N773.50 per dollar rate reported at the close of trading in the official market on Monday, signifying a substantial drop of N31.4 kobo.

Volatility in Official Dollar Rate

During Tuesday’s trading session, the official dollar rate reached a peak of N807.15/$1. However, it is worth noting that the United States currency also experienced fluctuations, reaching a low of N738/$1 in the Investors’ and Exporters’ window.

In the I&E window, foreign exchange traders in the official market executed transactions worth $42.26 million, showing an increase from the $37.86 million recorded during the previous session.

Furthermore, Investors and Exporters managed to bolster the value of their transactions by an impressive $4.40 million, constituting an 11.62% surge, based on data provided by the FMDQ Exchange.

Black Market Rates Show Resilience

In the parallel market, forex dealers traded the dollar at an average rate of N921.81/$1, according to data from the Naira Rates parallel market aggregator.

In contrast to the previous day’s trading, where the United States currency was exchanged at an average rate of N917.5/$1, this represents an increase of N4.31 kobo in the dollar’s price.

Similarly, the naira to pound exchange rate witnessed a decrease in the black market, settling at an average of N1162.5/£1. This contrasts with the British currency, which was sold at an average rate of N1162.5/£1 on Monday, indicating a N7.5 kobo increase.

Euro Appreciates Against Naira

In another development, the euro appreciated by N6.7 kobo, while the naira’s value declined by 0.67%. Both currencies were exchanged at N1002.9/€1, contrasting with the previous day’s rate of N996.2/€1.

These forex fluctuations underscore the ongoing challenges and volatility in the foreign exchange market, affecting both local and international trade. Stay updated for further developments in the currency exchange landscape.

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EFCC Raids Wuse Zone 4 Market, Clashes with Bureau De Change Operators




Tensions escalated in the bustling Wuse Zone 4 Market as operatives from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) conducted a raid targeting Bureau De Change (BDC) operators on Tuesday.

The raid, intended to curb illegal currency trading and enforce regulatory compliance, quickly turned confrontational, resulting in clashes between the EFCC agents and currency traders.

Eyewitnesses reported scenes of chaos as the operatives attempted to apprehend BDC operators, who resisted the arrests vehemently.

The situation escalated to the point where gunshots were fired, and vehicles belonging to the EFCC were damaged.

Two currency traders, speaking anonymously, confirmed the events, citing frustration and desperation among the traders as the underlying cause of the resistance.

According to one witness, who requested anonymity for fear of reprisal, the traders’ reaction was fueled by their perception that the EFCC’s arrests were becoming excessively frequent and motivated primarily by a desire to extort money from them.

“Yesterday (Monday), they arrested traders, but they faced resistance today. People are getting tired and desperate,” the witness explained.

Another trader echoed similar sentiments, warning that continued raids by the anti-corruption agency could escalate into violence and potentially lead to fatalities. “If this thing continues like this, that means they would kill people,” the trader cautioned.

The growing frustration among traders stems from their belief that the EFCC’s actions, which often culminate in monetary fines, serve more as revenue-generating measures than effective regulatory enforcement.

The EFCC’s resurgence in raiding activities is part of its broader efforts to stabilize the Nigerian naira and combat illegal currency speculation.

In recent weeks, the commission has intensified its crackdown on suspected currency speculators and fraudulent foreign exchange practices.

However, despite these efforts, the naira has continued to depreciate, reflecting the challenges facing Nigeria’s foreign exchange market.

Traders at the Wuse Zone 4 Market highlighted the market’s volatility, with fluctuations in exchange rates making it increasingly difficult to predict trading outcomes. One trader, identified as Malam Yahu, expressed concern over the market’s instability and the challenges it poses for traders.

“Right now, the market is just fluctuating, and the naira is not stable at all,” he lamented. Yahu highlighted the impact of the EFCC raids on trading activities, noting how traders refrained from transactions to avoid potential losses.

At the official market, data from the FMDQ exchange securities revealed a sharp depreciation of the naira, raising concerns about rapid fluctuations and market volatility.

The intraday high and low of the naira against the dollar further underscored the challenges facing Nigeria’s foreign exchange market.

As the EFCC continues its crackdown on illicit currency trading, the clashes in the Wuse Zone 4 Market serve as a stark reminder of the underlying tensions and frustrations prevalent among currency traders.

The agency faces the daunting task of balancing enforcement actions with addressing the root causes of illegal trading, amidst ongoing challenges in Nigeria’s foreign exchange market.

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Dollar to Naira Black Market Today, February 20th, 2024

As of February 20th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,710 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.



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As of February 20th, 2024, the exchange rate for the US dollar to the Nigerian Naira stands at 1 USD to 1,710 NGN in the black market, also referred to as the parallel market or Aboki fx.

For those engaging in currency transactions in the Lagos Parallel Market (Black Market), buyers purchase a dollar for N1,650 and sell it at N1,640 on Monday, February 19th, 2024 based on information from Bureau De Change (BDC).

Meaning, the Naira exchange rate declined when compared to today’s rate below.

This black market rate signifies the value at which individuals can trade their dollars for Naira outside the official or regulated exchange channels.

Investors and participants closely monitor these parallel market rates for a more immediate reflection of currency dynamics.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

Kindly be aware that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) does not acknowledge the existence of the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market.

The CBN has advised individuals seeking to participate in Forex transactions to utilize official banking channels.

Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate

  • Buying Rate: N1,710
  • Selling Rate: N1,700

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Black Market Dollar to Naira Exchange Rate Today, 18th January 2024

As of January 18th, 2024, the dollar to naira exchange rate is 1 USD to 1315 NGN at the black market.



New Naira Notes

The Nigerian Naira exchange rate at the black market continues to fluctuate as market uncertainty deepens across the parallel market. As of January 18th, 2024, the dollar to naira exchange rate is 1 USD to 1315 NGN at the black market.

This means that for every one US dollar, you can exchange it for ₦1315, Investors King reports.

This digital business news platform has obtained the official dollar to naira exchange rate in Nigeria today including the Black Market rates, Bureau De Change (BDC) rate, and CBN rates.

How Much is Dollar to Naira Today in the Black Market?

This rate is subject to change depending on a variety of factors including global economic trends, political developments, and market fluctuations. However, you can buy and sell 1 USD at ₦1315 and ₦1305 as of the time of writing today.

What is the current exchange rate of the dollar to naira in the black market today?

According to Investors King, as of the time this report was filed, a dollar can be purchased at the Lagos parallel market (black market) for ₦1315 and sold for ₦1305.

Exchange Rate of Dollar To Naira in Black Market Today?

Dollar to Naira (USD to NGN) Black Market Exchange Rate Today
Selling Rate ₦1305
Buying Rate ₦1315

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Naira Exchange Rates for Banks

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