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Group asks court to order President Buhari to appoint NDDC chairman from Delta

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Community Watch of Nigeria (CWN), has prayed a Federal High Court for an order restraining Federal Government from appointing any other person representing any state of the Niger-Delta other than from Delta as Chairman of Governing Board of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Experts: 7.2% VAT will dampen Nigerians’ purchasing power

Some financial experts on Thursday said that Value Added Tax (VAT) increment by the Federal Government would further dampen purchasing power of Nigerians.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Federal government begins deduction of N614 billion budget support funds from states

The federal government has said it will begin deduction of the N614 billion bailout funds disbursed to 35 States of the federation (excluding Lagos) under the National Budget Support Loan Facility.
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, has said that Nigeria needs to evolve a more effective tariff structure in order to achieve steady electricity supply.

Côte d’Ivoire wants Akinwumi Adesina re-elected AfDB president

President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, for the next one year, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed on Wednesday. 2

President Buhari: We will honour all agreements with China

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that Nigeria is ready to provide counterpart funding on all agreements reached with China for the provision of infrastructure that directly improves the livelihood of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari: We’ll honour all agreements with China

Nigeria is ready to provide counterpart funding on all agreements reached with China for the provision of infrastructure that directly improves the livelihood of Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday in Abuja.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: 2020 budget to be submitted to National Assembly this month

The federal government is working towards submitting the 2020 appropriation bill to the National Assembly by the end of this month, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.

Forum seeks support for Bernard Okumagba as NDDC chairman

The United Front for Niger Delta (UFFND) has hailed the appointment of a former Delta State Commissioner for Finance, Bernard Okumagba, as managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), saying Okumagba’s appointment is in order.

VP Osinbajo, ministers, others meet over $9.6 billion judgement

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday chaired a meeting over the $9.6 billion judgement against Nigeria.

New NDDC director visits key Ijaw leaders, promises changes

The newly appointed Executive Director, Finance and Administration in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Maxwell Oko, has given assurances that under him, the NDDC would work towards giving expression to its original dream.

Rep Jibin reveals next move

Hon. Jibrin Abdulmumuni, a member of the House of Representatives from Kano State, played a pivotal role in the emergence of his ally Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker.
The Chairman of the board is Dr. Pius Odubu (Edo), Managing Director Bernard Okumagba (Delta), Executive Director Projects, Otobong Ndem (Akwa Ibom), Executive Director Finance and Administration, Maxwell Okoh (Bayelsa), Delta Representative, Prophet Jones Erue (Delta), Edo Representative, Chief Victor Ekhatar, and Rivers Representative, Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh.

Pius Odubu named new NDDC board chair

President Muhammadu Buhari has, subject to Senate confirmation, approved the composition of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
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NIMASA bags most reliable government organisation award in Ghana

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has been awarded the “Most Reliable Government Organisation of the Year” at the annual awards by the Pan African International magazine in Accra, Ghana. The organisers say the award was in recognised for “its giant achievements in the maritime sector, locally and globally.”
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Comprehensive national development plan on the way

The Federal Government is developing a comprehensive National Plan which will steer the country towards the direction of nation building and economic growth.

Minimum wage negotiations to continue September 4

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Federal government reshuffles permanent secretaries, accounting officers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reshuffled some Permanent Secretaries and accounting officers in the Federal service following the restructuring /creation of new ministries by the Federal Government.

Lagos chamber faults merger of finance, budget ministries

The Director-General, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, Mr. Muda Yusuf, has faulted the merger of Finance, Budget & Planning ministries, and advised that fixing the economy should be paramount on the agenda of the newly inaugurated federal cabinet.
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari inaugurates new cabinet, retains petroleum minister position

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday swore in the 43 appointed ministers at the Federal Executive Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari who announced the portfolio of each minister shortly after they were sworn in, urged...

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