Nigeria's central bank holds benchmark interest rate at 13.5%

LAGOS, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria's central bank held its benchmark interest rate at 13.5%, its governor Godwin Emefiele said on Friday.

Most analysts previously polled by Reuters had predicted the central bank would probably ease in September. (Reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Angus MacSwan Writing by Alexis Akwagyiram)

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