25

May

The CBN Increases Interest Rates To 18.5% In Order To Tame Inflation

The monetary policy rate (MPR), which measures interest rates, has been increased by the policy-setting committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from 18 percent to 18.5 percent. Nigeria’s inflation rate increased to 22.22 percent last week as a result of the spike in food costs. Every other interest rate employed in an economy is based on the monetary policy rate (MPR), which serves as its foundation. The revelation was disclosed to the media on Wednesday following the committee meeting at the CBN headquarters in Abuja by Godwin Emefiele, governor of the federal bank. The apex bank would increase […]

25

Nov

As NASS Passes The Education Bank Bill, Nigerian Students Will Be Able To Get Loans For School

The Students Loan Bill, intended to provide students with the funding to begin, continue, and complete their postsecondary education, has been approved by the National Assembly’s two chambers. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, was the primary sponsor of the legislation known as the “Students Loan (Access to Higher Education) Bill, 2019.” His Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, revealed this in a statement. If President Muhammadu Buhari signs the legislation, it will lead to the creation of a Nigerian Education Bank, which Nigerians can use to get interest-free loans for higher education or other[…]

23

Nov

To Combat Inflation, CBN Raises Lending Rates To 16.5%

In an aggressive bid to combat growing inflation and pressure on the naira, the currency of the nation, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, increased its lending rate to 16.5 percent. At the conclusion of the Monetary Policy Committee meeting on Tuesday in Abuja, the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, disclosed this information. The interest rate was raised by the apex bank to 14 percent months ago. Emefiele claims that the action had the desired effects on the economy of the nation. According to Mr. Emefiele, the committee also decided to keep the asymmetric corridor[…]