Niger develops new financing framework for budget implementation

September 1, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The Commissioner for Budget and deputy chairman of the Niger state Planning Commission, Alhaji Mustapha Ndajiwo, has said effective and realistic financing framework strategies “have been developed to ensure successful implementation of budgets in Niger state.” Ndajiwo stated this in an interview with journalists shortly after resuming office in Minna on Friday. He said, “The successful implementation of any budget Read More

‘IFRS 17 implementation’ll improve standardisation process’

Leadway Assurance Limited has restated its preparedness towards keying into full implementation of the International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS 17). The firm is also appreciative of steps already taken by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) on the Roadmap for the implementation of IFRS 17 and the Commission’s consistency in working towards that line since 2019 to ensure the full adoption Read More

Much ado about the implementation of FCT Civil Service Act

May 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The clamour for the implementation of the Act creating the FCT civil service commission has assumed a frightening dimension but what is clear but not known to most of our citizens is that it is not everything that is expedient that may be constitutional. Many welcomed the signing into law by the President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018 because it was Read More

ACReSAL seeks media support for project implementation

April 10, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The National Project Coordinator of ACReSAL, Mr. Abdulhamid Umar, said for the Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL) Project to succeed, a robust media collaboration is essential. He made this known in Abuja, when he received the executive officials of the Environmental Media Correspondents Association of Nigeria, EMCAN. According to him, the ACReSAL Project is aimed at increasing the implementation Read More

FG assures of timely implementation of report on review of foreign missions 

April 5, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has assured of its readiness to implement the report of the Presidential Committee on Number and Strategy for Resourcing Nigeria’s Diplomatic Missions Worldwide in order to address some of the challenges confronting the nation’s diplomatic missions. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, gave the assurance while receiving the report of the Presidential Committee Read More

PENGASSAN reveals how much Nigerians will cough out to buy petrol per litre 

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has said fuel prices in Nigeria would be sold between N360 and N400 per litre after the removal of petroleum subsidy by government. PENGASSAN president, Festus Osifo, stated this when speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the association’s National Executive Council meeting (NEC) held in Abuja, Tuesday. Osifo Read More

Memo to newly elected governors

March 21, 2023 Murtala Adogi Mohammed 0

Congratulations to all the brand new elected and re-elected Governors. Is not easy! The time to hit the ground running is NOW! However, you need to know that, the work of a Governor begins with a transition period and if the primary responsibility of the Governor is to govern, that begs the question, HOW? One thing you need to know Read More

Obey Supreme Court order on naira notes, Diri tells FG, CBN

March 13, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

  Bayelsa state governor, Senator Douye Diri, has called on the federal government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to obey the Supreme Court order on the old naira notes in order to ameliorate the suffering occasioned by the cash crunch on Nigerians. The Bayelsa governor said going by the March 3 ruling of the country’s apex court, the Read More

ACF to Buhari on naira redesign: Ignoring Supreme Court order can lead to anarchy

The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has warned that the continuous disobedience to the Supreme Court judgment regarding the use of the old naira notes could lead to a breakdown of law and order. In a statement Sunday in Kaduna, ACF Secretary General Murtala Aliyu agreed with the state governors, who sued the federal government over the policy. He said the Read More

Loan repayment under ABP stands at 52.39% – CBN

March 6, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it remains committed to itsdevelopmental mandate of stimulating access to finance for the real sector. It disclosed that total repayments as of the end of February 2023 under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) stood at N0.503 trillion, representing 52.39 per cent, adding that the balance of N0.119 trillion was not due for Read More

Buhari seeks Senate’s approval for N23.7tn Ways and Means Advances  

December 21, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded to the Senate, request for approval of restructuring of N23.7trillion Ways and Means Advances given to the federal government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).  The president stated in a letter read in Senate plenary Wednesday, that  Ways and Means are advances from the CBN to the federal government for emergency funding of delayed receipt Read More

Naira policy: Kwara SDP senatorial candidate makes case for rural communities 

December 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

The Kwara south Social Democratic Party (SDP) senatorial candidate, Professor Wale Sulaiman, has appealed to the Central Bak of Nigeria (CBN) to consider people in the rural areas in the implementation of its policy on new naira notes.  The Neurosurgeon who declared his support for the CBN fiscal initiative, stated that “CBN policy on the naira is Nigerian- centric. It Read More

NHRC organises workshop to enhance, promote human rights 

December 15, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Wednesday,  organised a two- day consultative workshop on assessment of the implementation of recommendations to Nigeria during the 3rd  Cycle United Nations Periodic Review (UPR) on Nigeria, in Abuja. In his opening remarks, the executive secretary, Chief Tony Ojukwu (SAN), said the workshop is aimed at fulfilling the statutory role of the NHRC in assisting Read More

Humanitarian Affairs: FG seeks more stakeholders’ support for PWDs

December 5, 2022 Paul Okah 0

In commemoration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IPWDs), the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that it needs more support and collaboration of stakeholders in order to achieve its mandate of catering for persons with disabilities (PWDs). Speaking Monday in Abuja, at a conference organized by the ministry Read More

NNPC lying about crude oil theft figures- Nigerian Navy  

December 4, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Navy has accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Limited of spinning out inflated numbers in order to save face rather than disclosing the real reasons for crude oil theft in the nation. The Nigerian Navy’s chief of Training and Operations, stated this when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Economic and Financial Crimes at a National Assembly interactive Read More

NASC stakeholders validate revised PVP regulation

November 27, 2022 John Oba 0

Experts in the seeds industry have commenced the review and validation of the revised regulation for Plant Variety Protection (PVP) in Nigeria. The PVP Acts (2021) was signed into law in 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari as part of efforts to strengthen commercialisation of seed breeding in Nigeria. Declaring the meeting open Wednesday in Abuja, the National Agricultural Seeds Council Read More

2023: Tinubu’ll win 95% of South-west votes, APC boasts

November 6, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Director for Contact and Mobilisation Committee Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, South West, Alhaji Mutiu Lawal Are, has said Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will win 95% of South-west votes. Alhaji Are dropped the hint in Ibadan weekend while speaking at the inauguration of members of the committee. He stated that the committee was determined to mobilise the Read More

Value of transactions on eNaira platform hit $8bn

November 2, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

The value of transaction on Nigeria’s CBDC, the eNaira platform has hit a whopping $8bn since it was launched in October 2021 by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The eNaira was introduced by the apex bank to enable direct remittance payments between Nigerians within and outside of the country, and also intended to reduce so-called “leakages” from state budgets Read More

Experts seek global biodiversity framework implementation

March 14, 2022 Admin III 0

Experts have called on African countries to implement broad-based action that would transform society’s relationship with biodiversity. They spoke at a workshop on Post-2020 global biodiversity framework in Abuja, saying, this will galvanise and ensure transformative action by governments and local communities to achieve goals of Convention on Biological Diversity. Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, said Read More

Inflation: FG, stakeholders review feasibility of N70 per child school feeding program

November 4, 2021 Paul Okah 0

In view of the rising cost of living, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has organised a two-day workshop with stakeholders and industry experts to review cost of feeding per child in the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). The workshop, held in Abuja Wednesday, was aimed at reflecting the current economic realities in the country, Read More

Senate slams health minister over disjointed budget figures

November 1, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate committee on Health frowned at 2021 budget performance presentation made by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, at the National Assembly in Abuja Monday.The commitee described the documents presented by the Minister on capital releases  as deficient and disjointed.   While the Minister in his presentation, put the capital releases at 21%, the commitee members said it should Read More

FG commission Jiwa-Gwagwa erosion control works

October 21, 2021 Helen Oji 0

Federal government has commission the Jiwa – Gwagwa Erosion control and channelization works. The project was executed by the Ecological Project Office (EPO) in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. Hon., was represented President Muhammad Buhari, represented by the lawmaker representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency Abdulmumim Mohammed Ari said that the project is to check flooding Read More

ACF’s Worry On High Interest Rate

October 19, 2021 Admin III 0

  The recent observation by the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on the 2022 budget, to the effect that the federal government should reduce the interest rates to enable growth of small and medium businesses, in a bid to reduce kidnapping and other crimes, deserves necessary attention by the monetary authorities.  ACF National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh, who commended President Muhammadu Buhari for Read More

Buhari to MDAs: Use local professionals to plan, execute projects

October 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) to give priority to indigenous professionals for planning, design and execution of national projects, admonishing that foreign professionals should only be considered where it had been certified that the expertise was not available. Speaking at the inauguration of the Presidential Monitoring and Evaluation Council of the Executive Order Read More