Wike urges 9th Rivers Assembly to set new development benchmark

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has proclaimed the take-off of the state’s 9th state Legislative Assembly, asking the 32-member legislature to “strive hard with total commitment and sense of accountability and facilitate the implementation of our policies and programmes to enable us set new benchmarks for development and shared prosperity for our people.”   Before […]

Nigeria’s public procurement agency to deploy digital technology for processing, classification of contractors

Mamman Ahmadu, director general of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), has indicated that the agency is working towards eventual digitisation of all its procurement processes and classification of all contractors in line with global best practices. Ahmadu noted that the whole world is going “E” in the public procurement process, adding that Nigeria has […]

Buhari appoints Muiz Banire AMCON chairman, 13 others for FCSC

Muiz Banire

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday appointed Muiz Banire, Senor Advocate of Nigeria and former legal adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, as chairman of the governing board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Banire’s appointment comes along other appointments by the president Tuesday, including the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service […]

Nigeria govt recovers N30bn through tax amnesty scheme

The federal government of Nigeria has approved the issuance of a Declaration Certificate to taxpayers under the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) as Babatunde Fowler, the chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), revealed that the government had recovered about N30 billion from individuals and corporate establishments through the tax amnesty scheme. […]

Nigeria government directs food, drug agency to return to ports

Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice-President has directed the country’s agency for food and drug administration and control, NAFDAC, to return to the ports immediately as part of the presidential enabling business environment council (PEBEC) reforms. The agency said it received the notice Wednesday via a letter from the office of the vice-president. The order to return […]

SGF seeks adherence to open competitive method in procurement process

Boss Mustapha, the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has directed parastatals and agencies to comply with the Federal Government circulars on procurement plans and records. Mustapha said all agencies must de-emphasise the use of selective tendering methods as the norm rather than the Open Competitive methods as prescribed by the Public Procurement […]

Ease of doing business: FAAN automates passenger service charge collection

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has automated the collection of Passenger Service Charge (PSC) at all its local airports across the country. Henrietta Yakubu, FAAN’s general manager in charge of corporate affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Wednesday. Yakubu affirmed that the move was part of efforts by FAAN […]