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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.

Minister: Federal government is not responsible for every road in Nigeria

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.
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.

Most bad roads don’t belong to federal government – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, stated this on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Federal government to remove tax exemption on oil companies’ dividends

Dividends paid from the profits of oil companies will no longer be tax-exempt if the finance bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari is passed by the national assembly.
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.

Minister hails National Assembly on 2019 finance bill

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has lauded the attention, speed and commitment with which the National Assembly considered the Finance Bill 2019 submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari .
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (left); President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Ikanade Agba, and Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, during the meeting by the leadership of the National Assembly with key government officials over the severance pay of ex-legislative aides on Monday, November 4, 2019

Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila intervene in ex-legislative aides’ severance pay delay

The leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives on Monday waded into the non-payment of severance allowances for legislative aides who served in the Eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC chief receives excellence award

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was over the weekend, honoured with an award for excellence in service by the Nigerian College of Accountancy Alumni Association (NCAAA).
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Workers celebrate sack of tribunal chairman

Workers at the Investment and Security Tribunal, IST, on Friday gathered in their office in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory to celebrate and thank God for the exit of former Executive Chairman of the organisation, Barrister Isaiah Ako.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Federal government stops lecturers’ salaries after ASUU’s rejection of new payroll system

The federal government has announced that it is stopping the salaries of lecturers, mainly members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), because the organization rejected the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, the Director-General (DG) of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), says the monthly allowance of corps members is tied to the national minimum wage and any hike will depend on the new wage.

NYSC awaits directives on minimum wage payment

Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, has said the scheme is waiting for directives from the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on when to begin the payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage to corps members.

FEC approves N5.72 billion for NDIC projects, 12 consultancy services

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N5.72 billion for the construction of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation’s (NDIC) zonal office in Bauchi and for 12 consultancy services for development of NDIC’s offices.

Minister: Arik Air not suitable for national carrier

The Federal Government on Wednesday dismissed calls that Arik Air be converted into a national carrier rather than establishing a new one.
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.

IPPIS: My instruction to ASUU from the President – minister

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has reacted to the threat by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to embark on strike over the presidential directive on migration to Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
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.

No going back on IPPIS – minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday said there was no going back on the October 31 deadline President Muhammadu Buhari gave public servants to register for the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

ASUU, National Assembly leadership meet today over payroll system controversy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will on Monday (today) meet with the leadership of the National Assembly as part of its battle against the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
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.

$460 million CCTV project: SERAP urges finance minister to suspend repayment of loan

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, on Sunday, asked the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, to suspend repayment of the $460 million loan meant to fund Abuja Closed-Circuit Television contract.

SERAP seeks details of spending on failed $460m CCTV, other Chinese loans

Scio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, asking her to “urgently provide information on the total amount of money paid to contractors from the $460 million loan obtained in 2010 from China to fund the apparently failed Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) contract, the loan which the Federal Government has continued to re-pay.”
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Failed Abuja CCTV Project: Why PDP should be rejected at all levels – APC

The All Progressives Congress has said the recent disclosures by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, that the current administration continues to service a $460 million loan taken from China to fund a phony Abuja Closed-Circuit Television contract is a stark reminder why Nigerians must continue to reject the Peoples Democratic Party at all levels of government.
A participant at the recent International Monetary Fund-World Bank Annual Meetings held in Washington DC, United States has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

Official: Participant at IMF/World Bank meetings diagnosed with chickenpox

A participant at the recent International Monetary Fund/World Bank Annual Meetings held in Washington DC, United States has been diagnosed with chickenpox.

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