MPC meeting: CBN, policy makers and economic choices
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), just like every other Central Bank, is assigned the responsibility of managing the monetary and exchange rate policy of the Government.
Groups raise concerns on feasibility of 2018 budget
Despite assurances, fiscal governance experts are raising issues with the feasibility of the 2018 budget and its outcome in engendering economic growth as claimed by the Federal Government. The concerns, which cut across capital expenditure vote, debt service provision and rising recurrent non-debt expenditure, are assessed as conduit to fritter public funds, deprive the poor…
Group faults FG’s strategy on economy, alleges N5tr debt profile
A group, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has faulted the Federal Government’s strategies on economy, power and housing.The Lead Director of CSJ, Eze Onyekpere, said although its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan had received wide commendations......
2017 Budget: Expert wants FG to make debt profile public
An Economic expert, Mr Eze Onyekpere, on Sunday in Abuja, called on the Federal Government to make public the nation’s debt profile.
CSOs, lawmakers worried about budget provisions in health sector
The assessed poor provisions in 2017 budget and usual implementation challenges in the health sector have drawn the ire of civil society group and the House of Representatives Committee on Health.
Group warns Police against disrupting peaceful protest
A civil society group, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has warned the Nigerian Police against obstructing the peaceful protest and threatening of arrest of participants.
Economy, efficiency and budgeting for transport
Transportation systems, depending on their efficiency, play a key role in environmental sustainability and Human Development Index. This is because it bothers on convenience, time, cost and revenue, consumption, health and contributions to the growth of the economy.
Pitfalls, remedies in 2017-2019 development framework
Sections 11 to 18 of the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) provides for the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), including the timing, the preparation process, contents....
Budgeting for health, development
Soon, the Human Development Index (HDI), a globally recognised measure of standard of living, would be released. One of the major indices is health- access to healthcare, adequate personnel and services and infrastructure development.