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Nigeria makes N90bn from bonds in April auction


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Federal Government allotted N90 billion in its April auction, the Debt Management Office, DMO, said on Wednesday.

The auction result obtained from DMO’s website in Abuja, said it sold N12.75 billion in seven-year bonds at 13.53 per cent and N38.96 billion 10-year bond at 13.98 per cent.

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It, however, introduced a new five-year bond at at 12.75 per cent, raising N38.29 billion for it.

The result noted that successful bids for the 12.75 per cent April 2023, 13.53 per cent for March 2025 and 13.98 per cent for Feb. 2028 were allotted at the marginal rates of 12.75 per cent, 12.85 per cent and 12.89 per cent, respectively.

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“However, the original coupon rates of 13.53 per cent for the 13.53 per cent March 2025 and 13.98 per cent for the 13.98 per cent Feb. 2028 will be maintained, while the coupon rate for the 12.75 per cent for April 2023 (New Issue) is set at 12.75 per cent.”

It added that N25 billion of the 13.53 per cent March 2025 and N25 billion of the 13.98 per cent Feb. 2028 was allotted on non- competitive basis.

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The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Nigeria issues sovereign bonds monthly to support the local bond market, create a benchmark for corporate issuance and fund its budget deficit.


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