Naira down to 320.5 against the dollar


The naira has depreciated slightly, exchanging at N320.5 to the dollar at the parallel market.

According to NAN, the naira lost 50 kobo on Wednesday afternoon, from the N320 it traded against the dollar on Monday.

Also, the naira traded against the pound sterling and the euro at N457 and N361 respectively, weakening further against the pound.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian currency maintained N197 to the dollar at the official Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) rate.

Traders at the market complained of low activities but expressed delight at the efforts by the executive and the legislature to resolve issues surrounding the 2016 budget.

Industry watchers also said that with the appreciation of oil at the international market, the nation’s revenue would increase and the

naira would he strengthened.

Crude oil was sold at about 47 dollars per barrel at the close of trading on Wednesday.

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Haruna Magaji is a journalist, foreign policy expert and closet musician. He is a graduate of ABU Zaria and a member of the Nigerian union of journalists. JSA, as he is fondly called, resides in Suleja, Abuja. email him at - [email protected]

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