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Chronic forex shortage pushes naira to 445/dollar




Oyetunji Abioye, (Punch) - The chronic dollar shortage hitting the economy took a new twist last Wednesday with the local currency dropping to 428 to the dollar after trading around 424 for several weeks. The naira lost 0.05 per cent of its value between last Wednesday and Monday, an equivalent of N21 in less than a week.

 

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Recession: Governors lavish billions of naira on bulletproof cars for selves, wives




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Naira crashes against major currencies, falls to 428 per dollar




NAN, (Punch) - The Nigerian currency on Wednesday depreciated against the three major currencies in all the segments of the Forex market. The naira fell at the parallel market to N428 against the dollar, N550 against the Pound Sterling and N468 per Euro.

Nigerian scientist develops new malaria vaccine




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