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The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

CSOs fault President Buhari’s fresh $29.96 billion loan request

Forty-two civil society organisations on Thursday raised concerns over Nigeria’s increasing debt profile, asking that efforts be made to stop the trend.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Labour, OPS slam senate, federal government over finance bill

Nigeria’s Senate decision to approve 56 amendments in Finance Bill, an executive bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking an approval to raise tax rates payable by consumers and business entities to augment Federal Government’s declining cashflow, last week opened another pandora box of debate as to the fate of ordinary citizens when it eventually gets signed into law by the president in the days and weeks ahead.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.

7.2% VAT: Federal government to make N2 trillion in 2020

The Federal Government of Nigeria is expected to generate not less than N2 trillion into the coffers in 2020 when he Value Added Tax (VAT) recently increased to 7.2 percent is implemented.

Stakeholders react to presidential directive on forex restriction

Stakeholders have continued to react to the recent directive given by President Muhammadu Buhari to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to restrict forex on food items being imported into the country.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Eze Onyekpere: Court, not DSS released Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

Rights activist and Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice, Barrister Eze Onyekpere has condemned media reports crediting the Department of State Security Services, DSS for the release of Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ibrahim El-ZakZaky, founder of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN.
President Buhari at the event

Experts: Federal government’s primitive economics can’t lift 100m out of poverty in 10 years

President Muhammadu Buhari may be among the very few Nigerians with the blood of nationalism running in their veins, but his Democracy Day pledge to lift 100 million citizens out of poverty over the next 10 years appears empirically doubtful going by the realities of the nation’s economic fundamentals.
Obadiah Mailafia

Economists: Why falling inflation rate has no effect on Nigerians

Some notable economists in the country have given reasons why the recent consumer price inflation fall has failed to have positive impact on the living standards of Nigerians.

NNPC invites tenders from prospective traders of crude, importers of petroleum products

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has invited tenders from prospective traders in Nigeria’s crude and importers of petroleum products under its 2019-2020 fuel supply programme. An invitation to tender published on the corporation’s website...
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Election: INEC inaugurates team to track campaign finance

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated an inter-agency campaign finance monitoring group ahead of the general election.

INEC moves to monitor election spending

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has inaugurated a 10-member Inter-agency Campaign Finance Monitoring Group.

2019 Budget: CSJ tasks federal government on MTEF, N203.38 billion recovered loot

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has urged the Federal Government to address the status of the N203.38bn recovered loot and the Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks (MTEF) in the 2019 budget proposal presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to the joint session of the National Assembly.

CSJ: Weak electoral laws responsible for vote buying in Nigeria

The poser now is whether there’s a monitoring mechanism in place between INEC and the political parties to verify if they do not receive funds from outside Nigeria and if they are under obligation to submit their detailed bank accounts for INEC’s scrutiny”.
Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun

Nigerians hail finance minister’s ouster over forgery claim

Nigerians on Saturday welcomed the resignation of finance minister Kemi Adeosun, accused of forging a document to avoid compulsory national service, as the opposition called for her to be prosecuted.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: Nigeria will export marijuana if I become president

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, says Nigeria will export marijuana if he gets elected as president of the country.

INEC Budget: Don’t play politics with 2019 elections – CSO

Centre for Social Justice, a Civil Society Organisation, has cautioned the executive and legislative arms of government against playing politics with the 2019 election budget.

Experts: Budget cycle inconsistency hindering economic, development

Over the years, the nation’s budget cycle has been inconsistent without a definite pattern, giving room for speculations and poor implementation.

Group says delay in passage of 2018 budget impacts negatively on economy

Mr Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), says the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget is impacting negatively on the economy.

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Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.