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Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo, Jeffrey Sachs propose African education fund

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and development economist, Jeffrey Sacks, Saturday called for the establishment of an African fund for education as they delivered the second Babacar Ndiaye Lecture in Bali, Indonesia.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed, Godwin Emefiele join economic experts at IMF/WBank meeting

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will join other economic experts from around the world to discuss issues affecting the global economy.

Afreximbank declares $57.53 million dividend

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has declared a $57.53 million dividend for shareholders as it grew its revenues by 25 per cent to reach $645 million in its 2017 financial year.

AfDB chief urges African countries to add value to their products

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday urged African countries to add value to their products in all sectors for rapid industrialisation of the continent.

The real price of ‘changing the change’

Top opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members have been granting press interviews and addressing zonal political rallies talking about “CHANGING THE CHANGE” in next year’s general elections, without defining what exactly that means.

Kemi Adeosun: Nigeria’s debt level under control

In spite of the warning by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that debt levels in African economies were rising, Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun on Friday said Nigeria’s debt level was still sustainable and under control.

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President Buhari receives in audience select Leaders from South East in State House on 16th Nov 2018-3

Muhammadu Buhari: Let anybody lead this country, not PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari has again faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources.
Mahmood Yakubu

INEC reaffirms commitment to deliver credible elections in 2019

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has reaffirmed the Commission’s commitment and determination to deliver credible elections in Nigeria in 2019, which will embody the concepts of inclusiveness, transparency and accountability, by also ensuring that established rules are fully, fairly and impartially enforced.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Court throws out contempt application against Lai Mohammed

Justice Mohammed Aikawa of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday dismissed a contempt application filed by a former Minister of State for Finance, Nenadi Usman, against Minister of Information Lai Mohammed over inclusion of her name in the ‘looters’ list.
Hafez Ghanem

World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

The World Bank on Friday said that it had granted $300 million to Tanzania to support its education sector, a statement from the country’s Directorate of Presidential Communication said.