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Borno To Sanction MDAs Over Extra-budgetary Spending

Borno State Government on Friday warned Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to avoid spending out their budgetary provisions and threatened that any defaulting agency will be penalized. The warning came on the heels of the payment of the sum N12 billion by the state government to offset gratuities of 4,862 retirees in the state and […]

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Port Agencies Mull Joint Inspection Of Vessels At Seaports

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), the Department of State Security Service (DSS)and other relevant agencies on Thursday harped on the need for collaboration on boarding, inspection of vessels calling at Nigeria seaports. This proposal was among the key considerations during the agencies’ meeting […]

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Diversification Drive Catalyst To Nigeria’s Economic Recovery – Ahmed

The Federal Government on Wednesday hinged Nigeria’s exit from economic recession on the gains from its ongoing economic diversification agenda, particularly the value addition from the implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP). The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, made this known while chatting with State House correspondents at the end of Federal Executive […]

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U.S Entrepreneurs Oppose Biden’s Tax Hike Plan

President Joe Biden appears to be facing an uphill task in his administration’s efforts to hike tax as part of its fiscal drives to fund multitrillion-dollar infrastructure investments he promised to build in the coming months. The stand-off between the White House and corporate entities is rising as President strikes nearer to clinching congressional approval […]

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Nigeria Exits Recession, Records 0.11% GDP Growth In Q4, 2020

After two consecutive sluggish performances which plunged the economy into recession, Nigeria’s economy rebounded in the last quarter of 2020 with the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growing by 0.11 percent year-on-year. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reported the positive trend in its published on Thursday. The report stated: “Nigeria’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew […]

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Senate Moves To Curb Revenue Wastages On Medical Tourism

The Senate has commenced legislative processes of plugging revenue wastages associated with foreign medical trips by Nigerians, particularly of top government functionaries, with the consideration of a bill sponsored for the purpose. The bill titled ‘Federal Medical Centres (Establishment) Bill, 2021’ was sponsored by Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed. Leading debate on the bill, the sponsor […]

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2020 Article IV Consultation With Nigeria

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on January 27, 2021, concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Nigeria, with sundry monetary and fiscal policies recommended for implementation in order to sustainably grow the nation’s economy. In recent times, the IMF Directors observed that Nigeria’s economy had been hit hard by the COVID-19 […]

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N169Mn Tax Debt: Ondo Court Seals off Nigerian Breweries’ Depot

An Ondo State High Court sitting in Akure, has ordered that the Nigerian Breweries (NB) Plc depot in Akure be sealed off pending the payment of the company’s tax liabilities in firm of haulage fees, totaling N169.175 million to the state government. The judge, Justice William Akintoroye, also granted the cross-petition of the state government […]