Banking Budgeting Economy News Extra Foreign Latest News Planning & Economic Development Political Economy

UN Panel Seeks Global Support For Financial Integrity

The United Nations High-Level Panel on International Financial Accountability, Transparency and Integrity for Achieving the 2030 Agenda (FACTI Panel) has solicited global support to strengthen financial integrity for sustainable development. The call was among the 14 recommendations made by the UN panel at the launch of its new report titled “Financial Integrity for Sustainable Development”. […]

Banking Economy News Extra Investments/Capital Market Latest News Planning & Economic Development Technology

Osinbajo Canvasses Regulation, Not Prohibition Of Cryptocurrencies

In what seems to be call for the moderation of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) policy stance on the raging cryptocurrencies’ controversies in the country, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday canvassed the regulation of cryptocurrencies rather than outright outlawing the digital currency in the country. Osinbanjo, in his speech at the […]

Budgeting Economy News Extra Latest News Manufacturing Planning & Economic Development Political Economy

India Exits Recession, Economy Up 0.4% In Q4, 2020

India’s economy grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, ending the country’s first recession since independence. The country’s exit from recessionary slide and modest recovery is partly linked to measures by the government which as eased coronavirus restrictions. A news report by AFP indicated that the country had struggled to claw […]

Budgeting Economy News Extra Infrastructure & Capital Projects Latest News Planning & Economic Development Revenue

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 […]

Economy News Extra Infrastructure & Capital Projects Investments/Capital Market Latest News National Assembly Oil & Gas Planning & Economic Development Political Economy Power/Electricity

African Energy Chamber’s President Seeks Timely Passage Of PIB

The President of the African Energy Chamber (AEC), NJ Ayuk, on Friday urged the Nigerian Government to fast-track the Legislature’s ongoing deliberations on the Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 and enact it in view of its positive implications for improved investments in the continent’s energy sector. Ayuk, in an opinion article titled ‘Africa needs Pragmatic Free […]

Economy News Extra Latest News Maritime Planning & Economic Development Revenue Revenue Agencies Solid Minerals

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 […]

Budgeting Economy News Extra Latest News Planning & Economic Development Political Economy Revenue

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 […]

Economy News Extra Latest News Oil & Gas Planning & Economic Development

Buhari, Governors To Decide On Fuel Pump Price

President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 states governors will on Thursday decide on a new petrol pump price at a meeting to be held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, who disclosed this on Sunday after a bipartite meeting at the Villa said the government had finished discussions […]

Agriculture & Agribusiness Banking Economy News Extra Latest News Manufacturing Planning & Economic Development Political Economy Revenue

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 […]

Agriculture & Agribusiness Economy News Extra Latest News Manufacturing Planning & Economic Development Statistics

‘Rising Inflation Threatening Real Sector’s Growth’ – MAN DG

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has described the rising general price level in the economy with the January 2021 inflation rate peaking at 16.47 percent as a threat to current efforts to revitalize the nation’s manufacturing and industrial sector and position it on the path of sustainable growth. The Director General of the association, […]