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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari exempts banks from two-week lockdown

Financial institutions especially deposit money banks have been exempted from the two weeks lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states to prevent a further spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Nigeria’s central bank disinfects headquarters, branches

As the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Health and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), intensifies effort to check the spread of the novel Corona virus pandemic in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has commenced the disinfection of its head office and 37 branches.

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s central bank introduces measures to check effect of virus on economy

The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the moratorium on all its intervention funds.

NDIC: We have paid all depositors of 18 failed banks

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has said it has fully paid both insured and uninsured depositors of 18 closed banks in the country.

Central bank clarifies position on operation of domiciliary accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks (DMBs).

CBN: No ban on domiciliary accounts deposits

The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it has not prohibited the acceptance of foreign currency cash deposits by Deposit Money Banks.

Nigeria liquidates 425 banks in 32 years

Since incorporation in 1988, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has carried out liquidation activities on 425 financial institutions in the country.

Central bank retains minimum 65% loan deposit ratio

The Central Bank of Nigeria says it has retained the minimum 65 per cent of Loan Deposit Ratio in the interim.

Federal government saves $1.3 trillion from central bank’s intervention programmes

The Deputy Governor, Corporate Services of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Edward Lamatek Adamu has revealed that the plethora of economic interventions of the apex bank have saved the federal government about N1.3 trillion via import bills.

NDIC paid N100 billion liquidation dividends in 30 years – chief

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has said it has paid over N100bn as liquidation dividends to depositors of closed Deposit Money Banks in the last 30 years. It said the amount was in excess of the insured deposits.

NDIC to adopt cost-effective bank failure resolution method

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has assured depositors of its drive to adopt cost effective method of bank failure resolution to protect depositors.

NDIC: Savannah Bank remains licensed to operate

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has insisted that the defunct Savannah Bank remains a bank with operational licence even though it is currently not in operation.

NDIC pays N116 billion liquidation dividends

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), has paid depositors, creditors and shareholders of failed banks the sum of N 116.258 billion as Liquidation Dividends.

Central bank deducts N500 billion from Zenith, GTB, Citibank, UBA, 8 others

The Central Bank of Nigeria has deducted N500 billion from the accounts of 12 banks for failing to meet the target to provide credit to their customers.

Central bank mandates commercial banks to give out more loans

A new directive by the Central Bank mandates Nigerian banks to give N65 as loans for every N100 they have as deposits.

Central bank sends strong message to banks on giving loans

The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed commercial banks to raise their Loan-to-Deposit Ratio from 60 to 65 per cent before December 31, 2019 deadline.

Nigeria loses over N3 trillion in non-oil exports – NEXIM chief

Nigeria has lost about $10 billion (about N3.6 trillion) over the past five decades in non-oil export opportunities, comprising crops such as cocoa, oil palm, cotton and groundnut.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.