Our reforms are succeeding – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will continue to implement policies that attract investment and spark competition in critical sectors of the economy… The post Our reforms are succeeding – Buhari appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria . Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers Find more latest news and headlines from the newspaper

Kwara pensioners call for approval of minimum wage

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Kwara State Chapter, has appealed to the state Government to approve the national minimum wage for pensioners in the state and 16 Local Government councils, to improve their well-being. The union made the plea in a statement signed by the Chairman, Saidu Iladimeji and the Secretary, Samuel lbidoja. According to…

eCam calls for PPP in driving ICT usage in elections

The Electronic Campaign and Marketing Summit (eCam) is set to push for public-private partnership (PPP) between policymakers and innovative experts from the private sector on methods of improving efficiency in election and campaign processes through maximum utilisation of information communication technology (ICT). With collaboration between the Federal Ministry of Communications and other agencies such as…

Concerns heighten on government inability to guarantee food safety

Agric experts have raised concerns on government’s failure to sufficiently guarantee food safety in Nigeria, amid claims that adequate measures are being taken to tackle the wrong usage of pesticides in food preservation, particularly the sniper-treated beans currently in circulation. ‎Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture and rural development, however, told BusinessDay that the various directors…

Nigeria lags peers in non-oil export earnings as poor infrastructure hurts manufacturers

Nigeria lags behind a number of countries in non-oil export earnings as Africa’s biggest economy faces poor infrastructure slump that continues to hurt local manufacturers. South Africa, continent’s second-largest economy, earned 164.9 billion rands (about $13bn) from exporting automobiles alone in 2017, according to the 2018 Automotive Export Manual. Bangladesh, often regarded as one of…

Kano proposes N220bn budget for 2019 financial year

The administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Kano State has presented a draft budget estimate of N219.7 billion for 2019 financial year to the Kano State House of Assembly. The budget proposal, tagged Budget of ‘Sustainable Development,’ is lower by N27 billion than that of 2018 financial year. The presentation of the budget proposal…

Afreximbank sets up APPF with $15m capital investment 

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has set up the Project Preparation Facility (APPF) with an initial seed capital investment of up to $15 million. The bank launched the project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects in Africa and at making such projects bankable and attractive to investors. The Afreximbank APPF…

Solid Minerals contributed N43.2billion to government revenue in 2016- NEITI report

The solid minerals sector contributed a total sum of N43.22billion to government coffers in 2016, reports the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). A breakdown of the figure shows that taxes collected by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) accounted for N40.38 billion or 93.43%, while fees collected by the Mining Cadastral Office stood at…

Reforms,security top agenda as Onyeama leads Nigeria to 11th Extra-Ordinary AU Summit

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is leading a Nigerian Delegation to the 11th Extra-ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) to among other things discus critical issues of reforms and security in the continent, scheduled between November 14 and 18 at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A statement issued by the Spokesperson…