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Federal government to implement agric mechanization programme with $1.1 billion loan from Brazil

The Federal Government is set to implement ‘The Green Imperative’ agricultural mechanization programme with a $1.1billion loan from the Brazilian government.
Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki

President Buhari declines assent to five bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to five bills transmitted to him by the National Assembly in 2018.
Muhammadu Buhari

NITEL/MTEL pensioners commend President Buhari over payment

Pensioners under the auspices of NITEL/MTEL Pensioners Association Northwest Zone have commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Government over the prompt payment of their monthly pension.

Federal government resumes talks with labour leaders over minimum wage

The Federal Government has resumed its meeting with the leadership of the organised labour in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Federal government, labour meet in Abuja over minimum wage

The Federal Government and leadership of the organised labour are currently meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja over the minimum wage issue with the aim of finding a solution to the controversy surrounding the new minimum wage of N30,000.

FIRS remitted N4.63 trillion to FAAC between January and November 2018

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) remitted about N4.63 trillion to the Federation Account between January and November this year, revenue collection figures submitted to the Federal Ministry of Finance have shown.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tasks government on community development

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance, has called on the three tiers of government in Nigeria to pay serious attention to the development of the rural communities in the country.
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Federal government to review expenditure plans of MDAs

The Federal Government is set review the expenditure plans of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), in its bid to urgently improve their level of accountability and enhance performance.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Yachts, private jet owners to pay luxury tax from 2019

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that owners of yachts and private jets in the country will begin payment of luxury items from 2019.
Demola Banu

Kwara: We are yet to receive Paris Club refund

The Kwara State Government says it is yet to receive the final tranche of the London-Paris Club refund.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Audu Ogbe tips David Umahi for president

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, has tipped Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State for the president once it is the turn of Ndigbo to produce the president.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

2019 Budget: Federal government to Release New Set Of Taxes, Excise Duties

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, said on Thursday that the Federal Government will be releasing new revenue initiatives which will include a new set of taxes and excise duties.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Federal government to release N1.1 trillion by December for 2018 capital projects

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Thursday said a total sum of N1.1 trillion would have been released for the implementation of capital projects across the country by the end of December.

A vote for parliamentary system

I have always believed that returning to a parliamentary system would offer us an opportunity to practise a more robust form of democracy. I like presidentialism, which we currently practise, but I love the parliamentary system.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: States will soon access World Bank’s $750 million loan

The Federal Government has said that 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory will soon access the World Bank’s $750m loan and grant facility.

House of Reps summons NNPC, finance minister over alleged unbudgeted subsidy payments

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, have been summoned to appear before a House of Representatives joint committee next Thursday to explain their roles in an alleged unbudgeted funds being paid as fuel subsidy.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, during a meeting with the firm, African Natural Resources and Mines Limited, in Kagarko Local Government Area of Kaduna State, led by Mr Raj Gupta.

Federal government excited over firm’s $600m investment in iron ore, steel production

Federal Government expresses excitement over African Natural Resources and Mines’ $600 million investment in an integrated iron ore mining processing and steel production
Members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria are currently picketing the Senate and House of Representatives chambers at the National Assembly.-6

National Assembly workers threaten to continue picketing

Legislative activities will again be paralysed next week if the demands of National Assembly workers under the auspices of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) are not met till the resumption of plenary Tuesday.

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Atiku Abubakar: I was personally involved in crafting ideas in my document

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has revealed that he was personally involved and participated in crafting the ideas in the working document he released tagged “The Atiku Plan”, which contains his ideas on how to get Nigeria working again.

Senator Ekweremadu: Thieves stole money in federal lawmaker’s car

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Thursday, shocked his colleagues when he revealed how some thieves broke into the luxury car of a senator and stole huge sums of money.

Board says working to make UNILAG sports hub

As the University of Lagos (UNILAG) prepares to host the 26th Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) Games, its Sports Management Board says the institution will soon be the country’s sports hub.

Abuja court suspends arrest warrant against NFF chiefs, summons presidential panel

The Chief Magistrate District Court II in Abuja has suspended the warrant of arrest issued previously to the Special Presidential Investigative Panel (SPIP) headed by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla against five top officials of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).

18 killed after bus overturned in western Ethiopia

Eighteen people died after a bus overturned in western Ethiopia on Wednesday, leaving scores of others with serious injuries, police said.