29 Dec 2019
Organizers of the ‘Why I am Alive’ campaign celebration could have expected interesting twists when they invited former President, Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo to tell ‘the Nigerian story’ in Lagos at the weekend
14 Oct 2019
In 2017, the then Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, embarked on a $3billion Eurobond debt. She explained that the move was to take advantage of the favourable international market to raise cheap funds for the country, mostly to refinance Federal Government’s maturing local debts.
10 Apr 2019
International Monetary Fund (IMF), the global economic advisory body, has again cut the world’s growth forecast for this year, and warned against compounding more debts, with emphasis on developing nations to avert derailing their sustainable goals. IMF also warned nations with high debt stock to be wary of new listing, among them Nigeria, whose debt…
7 Feb 2019
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) made $14.51 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 from government’s debts and crude oil proceeds, its economic report for the period has shown. Also, other non-oil receipts like interests on reserves and investments, unutilised funds from foreign exchange (forex) transactions and money from international money transfer operations contributed…
13 Nov 2018
The nation’s fiscal crisis may not have been overstated after all, as government paid about N844.88 billion in salaries and offset debt-related obligations that were due in the course of implementing the 2017 budget from borrowed funds.
21 Sep 2018
The conditionality channel was in fact most influential. It was the anticipation of possible debt cancellation that broke the political deadlock that had prevented policy reforms for a long time. Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala got lots of plaudits from this brilliant move that saved Nigeria the much sought after $18 billion debt relief. Although this writer…
15 Dec 2017
Recent media reports have indicated that Nigeria has lost huge revenue in various segments of the economy, including the agricultural and financial services sectors. For instance, the Federal Government has spent a total of N3.49 trillion on domestic debt servicing and payment between January 2015 and September 2017. In the same period, the country paid…