Finance Minister Heads NELMCO’s Governing Board

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the constitution of the Governing Board for the Nigeria Electricity Liability Management Company Limited (NELMCO). This was made known in a statement issued by the principal information officer of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Umar Aliyu Umar. According to the statement, Director-General (DG) Bureau of Public […]

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KASU Confers Doctorate Degree On GMD NNPC, Finance Minister

Kaduna State University KASU has presented certificates of first and higher degrees to graduands who have been certified worthy in character and in learning as well as the conferment of doctorate degrees to some distinguished Nigerians of virtue. Amongst them are the Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC, Mele Kyari with doctorate degree […]

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Finance Minister Says Workers To Earn More As FG Seeks Pay Parity

NTA-Contrary to reports by some media, the federal government is not thinking of cutting wages, rather mulling salary harmonisation. This is against the backdrop of the fact that there are some government agencies paying much higher than others, for staff on the same grade level. Therefore, the government, according to Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Honourable Minister […]

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Senate Committee Summons Finance Minister Over Military Funding

The Senate committee on Army on Thursday summoned the Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, to give account of releases to the military for operation Lafiya Dole and the war on terrorism. The committee issued the summons after the Minister was absent at a meeting called by the committee. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry of Finance […]

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Nigeria: FG Turned Down Governors’ Request to Borrow N50bn from Central Bank, Finance Minister Ahmed Says

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, on Monday narrated how the federal government rejected a request by governors to borrow N50 billion (about $131m) from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to augment the revenue shortfall in March for distribution by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC). The minister, who […]

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#Nigeria Heading for Economic #Recession -Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that Nigeria’s economy will go into a recession at an average of -4.4 per cent. Ahmed stated this on Thursday while speaking with journalists after a virtual National Economic Council (NEC) meeting. “The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has made an assessment. So, it is the NBS […]

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Clem Ikanade Agba: The Prince of Uzanu at 56

By Philip Ugbodaga Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, the Honourable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning by all standards is a great leader, a consummate politician, a disciplined technocrat, a gift to our generation, and a great mentor to many, including myself. As a prince of Uzanu Kingdom In Etsako East Local Government Area […]

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