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Federal government raises $2.86 billion bonds to fund budget, other projects

The Nigerian government on Wednesday announced the issuance of $2.86 billion aggregate triple bond series under its Global Medium Term Note Programme.
Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: How AfDB helped Nigeria out of recession

Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the African Development Bank (AfDB) was very instrumental to Nigeria’s exit from its worst recession in decades.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Labour insists on strike, shuns meeting with federal government

The Organised Labour on Sunday shunned a meeting called by the Federal Government as part of efforts to stop the nationwide strike, just as it vowed to embark on the nationwide strike from Tuesday.

Labour leaders shun meeting with federal government over minimum wage

Leaders of the organised labour have failed to attend the meeting convened by the Federal Government to continue negotiations on the national minimum wage for workers in the country.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

FG assures ECOWAS of fiscal policies to protect emerging industries, encourage investments

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government will continue to deploy fiscal policies that will protect its industries and also encourage investments in critical sectors of the economy.
Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria expresses support for regional common tariff, customs union

The federal government has assured ministers of member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) of Nigeria’s support for regional common tariff and customs union towards trade liberalisation, industrialisation and integration.
Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo-led economic team, governors meet over new minimum wage

Members of the Economic Management Team led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are currently meeting with some state governors with a view to taking a position on the new national minimum wage.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Ministers: Federal government can’t fund budget 2018 unless assets are sold

Huge cost of servicing new loans amid poor revenue informed the Federal Government’s decision to dispose of 10 state-owned assets to select investors and the public between now and year end, in order to fund the 2018 fiscal plan.
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FEC approves contract for rehabilitation of Lagos-Badagry Expressway

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved contract for the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
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.

FG to provide legal framework for institutionalisation of public finance reforms

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government is set to provide a legal framework for the institutionalisation of the Public Finance Management Reforms.

PTAD: Federal government to clear outstanding pension arrears

The Federal Government, Wednesday, said it is working with relevant government agencies to clear the backlogs of outstanding pension arrears of retirees of Federal Government agencies.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

Zainab Ahmed: Federal government not placing embargo on childbirth

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.
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.

Zainab Ahmed: Federal government to limit the number of children per mother

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.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria will not lose focus on economic diversification

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, says the Federal Government will not lose focus on diversifying the economy from oil to other sustainable sectors like agriculture.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Federal government working on new population policy

In realisation of the dangers posed by unbridled population growth, the Federal Government is currently working on a new policy on the population to determine how many children a woman will be allowed to bear.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Federal government allays fear of omitted, missing names of Nigeria Airways ex-workers

The federal government has noted the concerns and fears raised on omitted and missing names in the ongoing verification exercise of the liquidated Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL) former workers and has created a help desk to attend to them.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

EFFC, ICPC join team to verify ex-Nigerian Airways workers

Operatives of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) have joined the ongoing biometric data verification of ex-workers and pensioners of the liquidated national carrier, Nigeria Airways Limited.

NEC: Nigeria’s excess crude account stands at $2.09 billion

The National Economic Council (NEC) says Nigeria’s Excess Crude Account stood at over 2.09 billion dollars as at Oct. 16.

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Divided Taiwan to vote in key test for ruling party

When Taiwan goes to the polls Saturday in local elections, it will not only be a test for President Tsai Ing-wen's embattled government but a crucial vote on divisive issues that could rile China.