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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.

Minister: Nigeria’s debt still low, no removal of fuel subsidy yet

Nigeria’s debt, which is about 19 per cent of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is still considered low among developing economies, the supervising minister of finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
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Asian countries assess impact of US sanctions against Iran

The reaction from Asia’s top economies following the United States' decision to not reissue waivers for Iran oil imports has ranged from cautious to combative.
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Minister: We are mindful of our borrowings

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has stated that while the federal government borrows to deliver on its promises, it was also mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of the country’s annual earnings.

Lai Mohammed: Chibok girls’ case not closed

The Federal Government has assured the international community that it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok Girls still in captivity.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria has been secured from Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has insisted that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has performed well in addressing insecurity and the country is safer than it was in 2015.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.

Lai Mohammed: Corruption fight will be frontal in President Buhari’s new administration

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has assured the international community that President Muhammadu Buhari’s new administration will be more determined in the fight against corruption.
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Lyft pulls electric bikes in three US cities after complaints about braking

Lyft is removing several thousand electric bikes from service in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday.
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Finance minister: No plan to remove fuel subsidy now

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed has reiterated government’s resolve not to remove fuel subsidy. She made the emphasis against the backdrop of long queues emerging at some filling stations amid the fear that a removal was imminent.

World Bank: Technological advancement mandatory for Africa’s development

Digital transformation of Africa will foster economic growth and reduce poverty, the World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Mr Hafez Ghanem, has said.
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Finance Minister: Nigeria ready for business

Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, has told global investors that Nigeria is ready for business.

IMF clarifies report on Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday clarified its categorisation of Nigeria as one of the countries with the worst use of the Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Godwin Emefiele: Nigeria ready for business

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured investors and the international community that the country having gone through a successful election, was ready for investments.

Federal government commits to improved funding of NSIA

The Federal Government says it will use revenue accrued in the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to improve the funding of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

Central bank chief Emefiele woos investors

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured investors and the international community that the country having gone through a successful election, was ready for investments.
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Federal government to look into gradual removal of fuel subsidy – finance minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government will look into gradual removal of fuel subsidy as part of strategy to boost revenue.

IMF cautions Nigeria, others against borrowing from China

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned Nigeria and other emerging market countries taking excessive loans from China to consider the terms of such facilities, especially their compliance with the Paris Club arrangements.

IMF advises Nigeria to remove fuel subsidy

The Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs. Christine Lagarde, has advised the Nigerian government to jettison spending on fuel subsidy and instead expend such money on health, education and c.
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US charges WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange with ‘computer hacking conspiracy’

US prosecutors have charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with conspiracy for agreeing to break a password to a classified US government computer with former US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning in 2010.

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