Naira weakens marginally against dollar


The Naira on Tuesday weakened marginally against the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

The Nigerian currency lost 50 kobo to exchange at N360 to the dollar, weaker than N359.5 traded on Monday, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N420, respectively.

At the Bureau De Change (BDC) window, the naira was sold at N360 to the dollar, while the Pound Sterling and the Euro closed at N480 and N420, respectively.

Trading at the investor’ window saw the naira close at N361. 13, with a transaction of N252.92 million, while the naira traded at N305.80 at the CBN window.

Traders at the market said though the Naira lost 50 kobo to the dollar, it was still trading within the N360 band approved officially for banks and BDCs. (NAN)

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News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) is a news reporting agency owned and run by the Federal Government of Nigeria just like Nigerian Television Authority.[1] On 10 May 1976 the agency was founded and established by Onitsha noble Onuora Nzekwu who was its first official Managing Director and Chief Editor. On 2 October 1978 its operations began.[2][3] NAN provides General News Service to subscribers in three bulletins published daily. The agency’s website was launched on 8 August 2016, to offer news to the worldwide audience interested in news primarily about Nigeria, Africa’s most populated country. The current Managing Director of NAN is Bayo Onanuga.

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