Nigeria partners Malaysia on agric value chain development
Poised to rebuild the nation’s economy and create job opportunities for her teeming population, Nigeria has entered a strategic partnership...
Hope, disappointment and renewed hope
As Muhammadu Leko Buhari warms up for swearing in for a second term in office as President and Commander-in-Chief of Nigeria’s defence forces...
Why NBS economic growth report is wrong, by experts
The report of the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) yesterday that the economy recorded 2.4 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 drew criticism from economic experts.
CIBN urges speedy implementation of ERGP
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), has called on the federal government to ensure the faithful, efficient, and speedy implemented of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP), staying the country’s future prospect depends on its implementation, as it is anchored on industrialisation. The Institute made this call at the 5th Annual Economic…
New e-learning platform to enhance public service capacity
Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has said yesterday’s launch of the Public Service Learning Management System (PSLMS) in Abuja is an initiative for efficient public service delivery in the country. She also described the capacity building system, which is aimed at improving the skills and competency database of the Federal Government.…
Nigeria’s fiscal deficit may further widen, World Bank warns
Increased pre-election expenditure and sustained revenue shortfalls may further widen Nigeria’s fiscal deficit this year, the World Bank has warned.
‘Why we are not supporting the new postal bill’
With at least N300 billion worth of investment at stake and potential job loss of at least 100,000, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
FG disburses over N120 billion to 800,000 farmers
The Nigerian government said it has disbursed over N120 billion to about 800,000 farmers in the country since the commencement of Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP). Minister of Economic planning and budget, Udoma Udo Udoma, made the disclosure at the 42nd Annual Conference of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) in Lagos on…
FEC okays N8.7 trillion 2019 budget estimate
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
Government plans two kids per woman in proposed birth control policy
The Federal Government is mulling a birth control policy where the number of children per woman is to be pegged at two to check the prevalent poverty and unemployment in the country.
Is the ERGP approach on focus?
Is the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari ready to walk its talk in the promise to give the Nigerian economy a new direction? This question will be answered if (or when) the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) the president launched last year begins to bear fruits.