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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

House of Reps summons finance minister, predecessor over N1.7 trillion

The former Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, and the incumbent Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, are expected to appear in person before the House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts to give accounts on the sum of 1.7 trillion naira appropriated for the implementation of National Social Investment Programmes from 2016 to 2019.
3. The truce-seeking trip of President Muhammadu Buhari to the Malian capital of Bamako on Thursday ended without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.

SERAP urges court to order President Buhari to publish details of government loans since...

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to order President Muhammadu Buhari to “publish details of loans that have been obtained by the government since May 29, 2015, including the interest rate, the total amount of debts that have so far been incurred by this government, as well as details of the projects on which the loans have been spent.”
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Senate invites finance, works ministers, others over road projects

The Senate committee on finance has invited the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, over the funding status of three federal government legacy road projects estimated to cost N2.7 trillion.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: WTO under me ‘ll bring shared prosperity

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance and frontrunner for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has declared her plan to lead a global trade organisation that would bring about shared prosperity to all members.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour hails Nigerian government for remitting N7.45 billion workers’ retirement benefits

The Nigeria Labour Congress has commended the Federal Government for remitting N7.45 billion accrued rights and benefits into the retirement savings accounts of federal retirees covering April and May 2019.

Ibrahim Magu failed to account for interest on N550 billion recovered loot – panel

A prior presidential panel, which investigated the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, indicted him, a report has alleged.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Atiku Abubakar recommends Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO appointment

A former vice-president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has recommended Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala for the post of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu, says sexual harassment is not limited to only Nollywood. He says it is prevalent in all sectors.

Chiwetalu Agu: Sexual harassment is widespread

“Sexual abuse happens in every profession, whether it is medicine or law. We have also heard of lecturers who demand for sex from their students in order to award them high scores. Even in government circles, it happens. It affects all strata of society. It is not peculiar to Nollywood at all,” he told a national daily.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

ECOWAS endorses Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for WTO job

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has thrown its weight behind the candidature of former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for the top job of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Minister: Nigerian states to get $1.5 billion from World Bank

The World Bank has got a proposal of 1.5 billion dollars to states as part of economic stimulus to cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed.
He is Mr Lamido Yuguda whose appointment was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari in a letter sent to the Senate on Tuesday requesting the confirmation of Yuguda as the Director General of the Commission.

Capital market expert sets agenda for new SEC chief

Barring any last minute hitches, a substantive Director General will soon assume duty at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), ending Ms Mary Uduk’s more than two years tenure in acting capacity.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, gave the information at the end of the virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday. 1

FEC approves N118 million augmentation for Ose-Akwa bridge in Anambra

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved and augmented by the sum of N118 million, the completion of the Ose-Akwa Bridge in Anambra.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, gave the information at the end of the virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday. 4

FEC approves N623 million for Customs to buy computers

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N623.7 million for the Nigeria Customs Service to buy computers for its zonal and area commands.

Embattled SEC chief Mounir Gwarzo resigns

The embattled Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Mounir Gwarzo, has resigned from office.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege being briefed on Thursday by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on the amendment of the 2020 budget.

National Assembly leadership meets finance minster over 2020 budget amendment

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Thursday met with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning to be briefed by the latter on the plan by the Federal Government to amend the N10.59 trillion 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in December last year.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: N5.548 trillion now available to fund 2020 budget

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has disclosed that the amount available for funding the 2020 Budget is now estimated at N5.548 trillion.
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President Buhari gives new directives on coronavirus donations

President Muhammadu Buhari has issued new directives on COVID-19 donations to Nigeria by philanthropists, companies and international organisations.

Jigawa: Anxiety as 100 die mysteriously in 10 days

There is anxiety in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, following the mysterious death of over 100 persons. The victims were suspected to have died from complications related to COVID-19.

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Police arrest protesters in Southern Kaduna

The Kaduna State Police Command on Saturday arrested some protesters, who took to the streets of the sate today over what they described as “genocide” in the southern part of the state and the government’s inability to arrest the situation.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police kill eight bandits in Katsina gun battle

No fewer than eight bandits and two villagers were killed when bandits attacked Zamfarawa village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

NAF commissions 114 medics, as President Buhari demands absolute loyalty to Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday reminded the military of their sacred duty to protect Nigerians irrespective of ethnic or religious backgrounds.

Rotary organises free hepatitis, liver screening for Abuja community

The Rotary Club of Abuja, District 9125, on Saturday, organised free hepatitis “B and C” screening as well as Liver Scan for residents of Piwoyi, a suburb located on the airport road, Abuja.