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The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, yesterday, accused Federal Government’s agencies in the mining and oil and gas industries of frustrating national planning, natural resource governance and public finance management.
The declining fortune of the naira in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window is expected to continue this week even as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in a bid to defend the nation’s currency injected $540 million into the window in July.g
The National Bureau of Statistics said 5.61 billion litres of premium motor spirit (PMS) was imported into the country in the second quarter of 2019.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has announced that 5.61 billion litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol were imported into the country in the second quarter of the year.
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.
Statistician General of the Federation (SGF) and Chief Executive of National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Dr Yemi Kale, has blamed rising income inequality in the country for being responsible for its high poverty rate, saying that as at 2010, the poverty rate was 62.6 per cent.
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.
Barely a week after drawing the attention of Nigerians to the nation’s increasing debt stock since the assumption of office by President Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday said N2.5 trillion would go down the drain by the end of 2019 in debt servicing.
Without doubt, there is a direct correlation between poverty and unemployment as poverty is naturally one of the consequences of unemployment.”
Within a three-month period, covering January to March this year, the Federal Government spent the sum of N610.2bn paying interest on its domestic debts.
The Nigerian Immigration Services generated a total of N39.06bn through the issuance of passports and other services within the 2018 fiscal period.
The National Bureau of Statistics says Kogi residents paid the highest price for Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol in June.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average price for refilling of a five-kilogramme (kg) cylinder of cooking gas decreased to N1,995.38 in June from N2,028.04 in May.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, has claimed more people have been killed under the Muhammadu Buhari government than during the 1970 civil war.
The alleged kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala Wadume, was living in a house he bought in Kano months ago before he was tracked down on Monday, his neighbours told newsmen yesterday.
Returning Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, says he will focus attention on ensuring the security of Nigerians living abroad and attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country.g
Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum yesterday swore in 22 commissioners as well as seven special advisers and a deputy chief of staff in the Office of the Deputy Governor.
Governors from the southeast states have warned Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, over his threats to attack them and other southeast leaders abroad.
Team Nigeria’s search for first medal at the 12th African Games continues today as six Taekwondists and two boxers will be in action in Rabat.
Femi Falana asks federal government to provide treatment for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, wife without further...
Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), the lawyer to Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, has called the Federal Government to provide an alternative and adequate treatment of the couple in Nigeria and that he would file a fresh application for El-Zakzaky and his wife to be re-flown abroad for treatment if.
South-east governors have issued a stern warning to Nnamdi Kanu, self-exiled leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), over his threats to attack them and other South-east leaders who travel abroad.
Oyo State Government has expressed its readiness to put into use the World Bank assisted Better Education Service Delivery for All, BESDA, take-off grant, towards educating about 170, 536 out-of-school children in 23 local government areas and ensure their retention in schools.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commenced the process towards declaring Nigeria certification a polio- free country.