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Nigerian annual inflation rises to 11.98% in December

Nigerian annual inflation was 11.98% in December, up from 11.85% in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

LAGOS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Nigerian annual inflation was 11.98% in December, up from 11.85% in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

A separate food price index showed annual inflation at 14.67% in December, compared with 14.48% a month earlier.

(Reporting by Chijioke Ohuocha; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

((chijioke.ohuocha@thomsonreuters.com; +234 703 4180 621; Reuters Messaging: chijioke.ohuocha.thomsonreuters@reuters.net))

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