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National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan

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 proposes N9.79 trillion budget for 2020

The Federal Government will propose to the National Assembly about N9.79 trillion as total expenditure in the 2020 budget, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
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Minister: Unemployment rate to hit 33.5 percent by 2020

The unemployment rate may increase from 23.1 percent to 33.5 percent by 2020, the Federal Government announced on Thursday.

NEPC: Federal government committed to increasing non-oil export

Segun Awolowo, the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), says the Federal Government was committed to increasing the total value and volume of non-oil exports.
5 President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived in Beijing, China for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China —Africa Cooperation.

Nigeria, China to sign $328 million ICT agreement – Presidency

The Presidency has disclosed that Nigeria and China are set to sign the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 11 (NICTIB 11) between Galaxy Backbone Limited and Huawei Technologies Limited (HUAWEI) at the cost of $328 million facility provided by the Chinese EXIM Bank.
1 President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived in Beijing, China for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China —Africa Cooperation.

Nigeria to sign $328 million ICT pact with China as President Buhari arrives Beinjing

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday arrived Beijing to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation holding between September 3 and 4.

IFAD distributes farm inputs to rice, cassava farmers in Ogun

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Assisted-Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP), on Saturday distributed farm inputs to 1,500 rice and cassava value chain farmers toward the success of 2018 planting season.

Federal govt, states urged to allocate 1% of budgets to manpower development

Dr Kabir Kabo, Director-General of the Centre for Management Development, on Friday in Abuja advised the federal and state governments to allocate at least one per cent of their annual budgets to manpower training for rapid national development.

ICRC to collaborate with Shippers’ Council on dry ports’ funding

The Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission, ICRC, is to collaborate with the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, to make Inland Dry Ports (IDPs) bankable and be attractive to more concessionaires.

Governor Fayose slams federal govt over hiring of Malaysian economic experts for N458m

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has questioned the rationale behind the Federal Government’s hiring of consultants from Malaysia with the sum of N458 million to help Nigeria build her economic capacity, saying; “the federal government’s action is a clear vote of no confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and economic experts in the country.”

Federal Executive Council endorses new National Building Code

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday endorsed a new National Building Code for the country.

Junaid Mohammed is an unpatriotic political jobber – Rep Kurfi Danlami

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Kurfi Danlami, has described second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, as an “unpatriotic political jobber,” who “speaks from both sides of his mouth.”

[email protected]: Presidency releases Buhari’s 57 achievements

The Presidency on Saturday released what it called the 57 achievements of the Muhammadu Buhari administration as the nation marks 57 years of Independence.

Bolder steps and stronger networks

As the Telecom industry summons the tribe of telecommunications experts, organizations, ICT gurus, regulators, investors and governments to the city of Busan in South Korea expectations are high for conquering new frontiers.

Buhari is working – Presidency

The Presidency has said contrary to claims by some section of Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government is working.

ASUU strike: NANS questions N1bn national economic recovery, growth plan

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has lamented that the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) comes with attendant unprecedented and untold challenges and hardship to both the Students and their Parents.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
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Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.