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Nigerian annual inflation at 12.56% in June -stats office

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Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 12.56% in June, up from 12.4% in May, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday in a report.

LAGOS, July 17 (Reuters) - Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 12.56% in June, up from 12.4% in May, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday in a report.

A separate food price index showed inflation at 15.18% in June, compared with 15.04% in May.

(Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram and Bangalore Newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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