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23 Jun 2020
The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has canvassed the need for the mobilization of local savings to help reflate Nigeria’s economy
18 Mar 2020
The World Bank has released $750 million to further drive the States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) programme in Nigeria.
18 Oct 2019
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Thursday, said there were debts owed by states and government enterprises that had not been captured.
21 Apr 2019
The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed says while government borrows to deliver on its promises, it was also mindful of rising debt burden, which eats up about 25 per cent of the country’s annual earnings. Ahmed said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the side-line of the just…
14 Apr 2019
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, and his Finance Ministry counterpart, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday, in Washington DC, assured foreign investors that with elections over, Nigeria is set for faster growth. At a high level business meeting with US business community held under the auspices of the Corporate Council for…
1 Apr 2019
The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday queried the Federal Ministry of Finance for high budgetary releases to itself and some of its parastatal agencies. Members of the committee raised the question when officials of the ministry appeared before them to defend their 2019 budget proposals. The committee noted that amid complaints of paucity of…
6 Mar 2019
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday said the Federal Government would set up a committee to advise it on how best to mobilise savings to boost capital market liquidity. Addressing members of the Capital Market Master Plan Implementation Council (CAMMIC) in Abuja, she charged Nigerians on savings for the growth of the national…
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.
7 Nov 2018
A report the other day that the Federal Government has resorted to requesting the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Group 24 (G24) countries for assistance in “identifying assets of Nigerians overseas and of International Oil Companies (IOCs) doing business in the country (Nigeria) for proper inventory for the purpose of effective taxation” is curious…
22 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has said it would consider a new method of reporting the capital budget implementation that would specifically list projects and amounts covered in each financial release. After more than three years of the “Change” administration, it appears that the realisation that this government has been following the previous traditions of opaque and…
13 Oct 2018
The Federal Government has taken twin issues of illicit financial flows, and tax evasion being committed by multinational companies to the international community for possible solutions that would stem the tide. However, Nigeria has been advised to evolve an efficient disaster response ready for any eventuality, as natural disasters are currently sweeping across countries, even…
7 Oct 2018
Nigeria's Finance Minister, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has tasked revenue generating agencies to re-double efforts to bring in more monies for the country to meet development plans, as well as debt financing commitments to creditors. Ahmed said Nigeria’s N22tn total public debt appears high only because the country is currently facing a low revenue challenge, explaining the…

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