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UK $9 billion court ruling impacted Nigeria's monetary policy - cenbank head

UK $9 billion court ruling impacted Nigeria's monetary policy - cenbank head
FILE PHOTO: Central Bank Governor Godwin Emefiele speaks at the monthly MPC meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, September 22, 2015. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde -
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ABUJA (Reuters) – A UK court ruling that granted a small gas firm the right to attempt to seize $9 billion (£7 billion) in assets from Nigeria’s government had some impact on the West African country’s monetary policy, the head of its central bank said on Monday.

Godwin Emefiele said the bank would defend its dollar reserves. He also said Nigeria had sufficient grounds to appeal the ruling, over an aborted gas project in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, made on Friday in favour of Process and Industrial Developments Ltd.

(Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Alexis Akwagyiram and John Stonestreet)

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