CBN to issue N1.5bn loan for youth led agric expansion in Plateau

The Central Bank of Nigeria is to give a loan of N1.5 billion to Plateau under the Accelerated Agriculture Development Scheme (AADS). Yusuf Duniya, branch controller, CBN Jos, said that the AADS was for the youth of between 18 and 35 years of age who were expected to work in clusters. He made the disclosure […]

Prices of goods, services may rise as FG considers 50% increase in VAT

The prices of goods and services may increase if plans by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) to increase value-added taxes by 35% or 50% are approved. Speaking on Tuesday when he appeared before the senate committee on finance in Abuja to give details of the 2019-2021 medium-term expenditure framework and fiscal strategy paper, Babatunde […]

Nigeria’s collective growth sustainable through due process, says BPP DG

Mamman Ahmadu, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), says Nigeria’s development as a nation can be sustained through collective growth and only due process through public procurement can deliver that.   Ahmadu said this while receiving the Edo State Public Procurement Agency (ESPPA) delegation on a study tour/visit for a weeklong procurement activity.   […]

Abuja, Cross River, Kebbi residents pay highest transport fare in November

Residents of FCT, Cross River and Kebbi states paid the highest bus fares within their cities in November, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said. The bureau, in its transport fare watch report for November, said residents of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory paid an average of N395.00; residents of Cross River paid N320.00 […]

States lack sustainable fiscal plan, BudgIT


BudgIT, a social advocacy group, in a recent analysis of the fiscal condition of states, says Nigerian state governments lack sustainable fiscal plan. It noted that “it was critical that state governments embrace a high level of transparency and accountability, develop workable economic plans, take haircuts, especially on overheads, expand their internally generated revenue (IGR) base, […]