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This was even as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN),Port Harcourt Zone comprising some major oil and gas producing states including; Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, warned that the development remained a major setback to the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation.
Olumide Ojo, Private Sector Investment Programme Manager of OXFAM, has called on legislators across all tiers of government to embrace transparency and accountability for the Nigerian economy’s growth.
The Ebonyi chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned against any attempt by leaders to politicise the country’s increasing security challenges.
Katsina State governor and Chairman North-west Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has dismissed insinuations that northerners are not favourably disposed to the persistent clamour for the restructuring of the country.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified that the revenue projection contained in the letter to the Accountant General of the Federation being cited in the media pertains only to the Federation revenue stream being managed by the Corporation and not a reflection of the overall financial performance of the Corporation.
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday warned that Nigeria will be in chaos and financial hardship if the NNPC does not rethink its decision to make zero remittance to the Federation Account in April because of the need to defray the cost of petrol subsidy.
The Senate has urged the Federal Government to come forward with a policy that will ensure that all government-funded hospitals in the country procure their syringes and needles from local manufacturers.
Nigeria presently lags behind its peers in Africa in terms of public expenditure-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio, the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, has said.
Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Mr Kayode Fayemi, says the forum is collaborating with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to strengthen democratic and economic institutions.
The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), shared the sum od N680 billion among the three tiers of government Thursday.
The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday mandated its Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, to investigate the management of ExxonMobil, NAPIMS and NCMB on their alleged maltreatment of indigenous service providers.
Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has described the business space in Nigeria as over-regulated, and urged the federal government to navigate the economy from the current doldrums.
The Federal Government has, for the second time, on Tuesday, announced an indefinite postponement of a reconciliatory meeting with the striking judiciary workers.
The Federal Government has lamented the high level of poverty in the local government areas in the country, saying government will generate resources to salvage the situation.
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as a non-issue, allegations that the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN printed between N50 billion to N60 billion to augment the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021.
The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo that the Federal Government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion in March.
Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.
The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the sack of Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, over what it described as an attempt to mislead Nigerians.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on governments and private sectors in Africa to grow, finance and support large scale youth-led businesses in the continent.
Abraham Marcus admits his invitation to the Super Eagles came as a surprise and describe it as a dream come true.
International Monetary Fund member countries have agreed to clear Sudan’s arrears to the institution, France’s president said on Monday, removing the final hurdle to the African nation getting wider relief on its external debt of at least $50 billion.
Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has said that on no account will Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i enter his house in Bauchi if he had come in the entourage of the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has called on the Senator representing the Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Abiodun Olujimi to demonstrate a sincere concern for reconciliation within the party by putting an end to litigation.
After paying tribute to Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Rodgers also spoke of his personal satisfaction in defeating Chelsea to win a first FA Cup for the Foxes.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated science equipment to some selected schools in the Niger Delta region.
The agitators under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United, on Saturday stormed the streets in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, to demand for a Yoruba nation from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Alan Sheared wants Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur this summer to fulfil his ambition of winning trophies at club level.
Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.