Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed
Finance ministry keeps mum over dead soldiers’ benefits
A deafening silence, at the weekend, surrounded the issue of delay in settlement of benefits to relations of dead military officers killed in battlefields in the ongoing war against insurgency in the country.
Over N17 billion royalties unremitted as solid minerals export policy lingers
The Nigerian Government is losing huge revenue from the solid mineral sector in the country, due to the lack of standardized guideline procedure and requirements for exporters despite...
2021 budget: Prepare for more pain, FG tells Nigerians
Nigerians have been told to prepare for more pain this fiscal year, as the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, and the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akubueze...
Debt burden suffocating Nigeria’s economic growth
Nigeria’s economic growth is choking under the huge burden of debt servicing. As at end of the first quarter of this year, total public debt had risen to N28.628 trillion.
FG releases N996b 2020 capital votes
The Federal Government has released N995. 665billion out of the N1.347trillion capital votes budgeted for the year. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed disclosed the development in Abuja yesterday at the presentation of N162. 557 billion cheque to contractors
‘Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund will help contain COVID-19, other epidemics’
As part of efforts to provide additional support for Nigeria’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and better respond to the virus in communities across the country, as well as to strengthen health systems in the aftermath of the acute pandemic response..
Government promises stock market investors efficient fiscal incentives
Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, has reiterated the resolve of the Federal Government to implement efficient fiscal incentives for stock market investors.
Disquiet as government’s revenue expansion plans gain momentum
The Federal Government is earnestly looking for how to shore up its revenue and has from every indication settled for an increment in the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate by 50 per cent, from the current...
Few Nigerians control collective wealth, says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday decried the distribution of wealth among Nigerians, lamenting that a significant proportion of the nation’s prosperity is concentrated in the hands of a few people, causing the migratory and security trends in the country