FG regrets 3 yrs cotton policy - Minister

Three years after the introduction of a national cotton policy to revamp and fast-track the development of the sector, the federal government said the policy is yet to yield its desired result.

The federal government had in 2015 launched a policy on Cotton, Textile and Garment, CTG, with the ai [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

NDIC joins Islamic Financial Services board

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, has been admitted as a full member on the board of the Council of the Islamic Financial Services Board, IFSB.

With the latest induction, the NDIC joins the Central Bank of Nigeria as the other Nigerian institution on the Board of the Council.


Sat, 15 December 2018

Non-performing loans hits N2.24tn in Q3, investment drops by $2.66bn

Non-performing loans in the Nigerian banking industry rose to N2.245trillion at the end of the third quarter of 2018, reports from the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has shown.

Also in the period under review, the country’s gross loans stood at N15.861trillion, while loans (after spe [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

FG expresses concerns on anti-corruption policies

The federal government is worried over the criticisms that trailed some of its anti-corruption and asset recoveries, insisting most of the backlash are driven by selfish interest.

Speaking particularly on attacks that followed the issuance of the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018 on th [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

Forced subscription: Telcom subscribers lose N36bn - NCC

Approximately N36billion is said to have been illegally deducted from subscribers’ accounts by mobile operators between 2016 and 2018 alone.

An ongoing investigation by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, shows that the amount was illegally deducted through forced subscriptions t [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018

FG, oil marketers agree on subsidy payment


Federal Government and petroleum marketers finally reached an agreement on how the outstanding fuel subsidy claims would be settled by the government.

The agreement was reached after a meeting held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Finance.

A statement from the Media A [...]

Mon, 10 December 2018

School feeding programme: FG to patronize IDP food market

States where the federal government’s school feeding programme are in operation have been asked to purchase their food stuff from the Internally Displaced Persons, IDP, market in Nasarawa state.

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, hopes this will encourage [...]

Mon, 10 December 2018

Nigeria needs effective control system to fight corruption- Minister

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has said the creation of effective control system that will check the diversion of public funds is critical in the quest to tackle corruption in Nigeria.

Sen. Udoma who stated this when the executive of the Institute of Chartered [...]

Mon, 10 December 2018


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