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Nigeria Budget 2017: What Are The Issues? By Otive Igbuzor

BACKGROUND The budget is perhaps the most important instrument for the development of any modern state apart from the constitution. It can be argued that it is only through the instrumentality of the budget that government can allocate resources to deliver services to the people especially the poor and excluded. But in Nigeria, there are a lot of blockages to effective budgeting. First and foremost, the bud ...

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Private, Public Sector operators discuss Economic Recovery Plan

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning is in the process of finalizing Nigeria’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (NERGP) 2017 – 2020 development process. The plan is expected to be formally launched by President Muhammadu Buhari within the month. As part of efforts towards carrying the critical sectors along and ensuring successful development of the Plan, a Forum is being organized for representati ...

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Reps’ Spokesman, Namdas Loses Mother

Death has occurred of Hajiya Aishatu, mother of Hon. Abdulrazak Saad Namdas, a member of the House of Representatives, and Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Publicity. She died in Yola in the early hours of Friday, at the age of 90.She left behind six children and 18 grandchildren. An official statement said she has since been buried in Yola, Adamawa State, according to Islamic rites. In his cond ...

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Nigeria: Task Force On Food Security Holds Inaugural Meeting

The Task Force on Food Security constituted by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 had its inaugural meeting this morning.   At the meeting presided over by the Ag. President, the Task Force focused on gaining a full understanding of all factors that contribute to unduly high food prices, especially at urban markets throughout the country. It also considered the ways and means of ur ...

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Fresh Shake Up As Skye Bank Announces Resignation Of Executive Directors

Skye Bank has announced the voluntary resignation of some of its Executive Directors from the services of the Bank. The Directors who had served in Executive Management capacity for nearly two years had been part of the new Board of the bank which came into being following the July 4, 2016 intervention of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and subsequent re-constitution of its Board. The Directors who resign ...

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OOU VC Commends TETFund For Provision Of Modern Day Infrastructure

Vice-Chancellor of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Prof. Saburi Adesanya has commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), for its role in the provision of state-of-the-art infrastructure in the university and other tertiary institutions in the country.   According to Prof. Adesanya, the Olabisi Onabanjo University has witnessed unparalleled development in terms of pro ...

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‎Southern Kaduna: No Student Of COE Gidan Waya Killed, Administrator Insists

 Again, authorities are making frantic efforts to assure members of the public that no student of a college in Southern Kaduna was killed. In a further bid to debunk  media reports that 5 students of College of Education (COE)‎ Gidan Waya in southern part of Kaduna State were killed, the School administrator Professor Emmanuel Joseph Chom has asserted that there was none of his student killed.He described   ...

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Don’t Spare Anyone With Links To Boko Haram, Shettima Urges Military

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said to the Military and other security agencies to ensure anyone with evidence of negative links with the Boko Haram insurgents is made to face to justice even if the accused happens to be any of his three biological children. He said some insurgents living outside battle fronts as well as those supporting them mostly ‎conceal their identity making it sometimes imp ...

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Alleged N1.2bn Fraud: Court Grants Former FCT Minister’s Son N100m Bail

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Friday, February 3, 2017 granted Shamsudeen Bala, son of a former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, bail in the sum of N100million with two sureties who must be private businessmen or public servants of the rank of assistant director and above. The sureties must have landed properties in Abuja or wit ...

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Nigeria’s Undying Love of Multiplying Parastatals, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Daily Trust of 30th January 2017 carried a report about the National Assembly’s plans to create about 25 additional federal agencies through laws that are being processed. Almost every draft bill has a proposal for the establishment of a new agency to run whatever is being proposed in the bill. The 25 mentioned are just those that are about to be finalized. There are actually about 150 new agencies bein ...

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Northern Group Endorses CBN’s Agric Intervention Schemes

The Northern Emancipation Network (NEN) has described  the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme and other youth empowerment schemes as well-thought and timely. Speaking at a northern youth consultative meeting in Kaduna on Thursday,  the NEN coordinator,  Abdul-Azeez Suleiman said the programme is the first of its kind which is aimed at creating employment and boosting agricultural pro ...

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ICAO, NCAA Commence Certification Of Lagos, Abuja Airports

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), in conjunction with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has commenced the implementation of the AFI Plan Aerodrome Certification Project for Abuja and Lagos Airports. This was disclosed by the Director General, NCAA, Capt Muhtar Usman while addressing the counterparts from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Western and Central ...

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