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Nigeria to go back on Africa’s free trade pact

Nigeria may be reneging on its earlier decision to back out of the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, agreement, as the federal government concludes consultations on the matter.

The country had declined assent to the arrangement at the last extraordinary meeting of the African Union h [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


8.7m children captured in FG’s school feeding programme

The Federal Government has said over 8.7 million school children currently benefit from its Home Grown School Feeding Programme in parts of the country where it is being implemented.

Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed disclosed this while fielding questions fr [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


MDAs to authenticate tax certificates before paying contractors

 

The Federal Government has directed all Ministries, Department and Agencies and the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, to authenticate all Tax Clearance Certificates, TCC, presented by contractors engaged in public procurement processes.

The directive is in response to the prol [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


Banks ask to reconsider loan conditions to SMEs

Banks and other financial institutions in the country have been asked to design programmes that will enable small businesses access funds easily, as certain conditions attached to some loans keep preventing SMEs from accessing them.

The Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Developme [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


SEC takes financial inclusion campaign to grassroots

 

In line with the determination of the nation’s financial authorities to achieve 80percent rate in financial inclusion by 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, took its campaign team to Kwali Area Council to enlighten residents on the essence of financial inclusiveness. [...]

Sat, 23 June 2018


Fresh crisis in Bwari, FCTA imposes curfew

The relative peace in Bwari, the headquarters of Bwari area council, was again threatened as Gbagyi and Koro youths clashed over the weekend.

Bwari was last Christmas Day thrown into communal clash over the recognition of Alhaji Awwal Ijakoro as Sarkin Bwari by the Federal Capital Territory Adm [...]

Tue, 19 June 2018


Economist calls for sale of prisons, barracks, others

Renowned economist, Dr. Ayo Teriba, has called for the privatization of uneconomic federal government assets, including prisons and barracks, as a means of shoring up its financial buffers.

He said privatization was the answer to the country’s economic development considering that its bud [...]

Sat, 16 June 2018


AGF mediates in police IPPIS challenges

Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, has wadded into the challenges involved with the enrolment of the members of the Nigeria Police Force on the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System, IPPIS, platform, by personally overseeing the process of resolving all impending issues. [...]

Sat, 16 June 2018


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