Emir of Kano lauds Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council

The ‎Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, ‎has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for constituting an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) comprising first-rate ‎professionals and academics.‎Sanusi gave the commendation on Wednesday in Kano while briefing newsmen at his Palace. The emir, ‎who described the new council  as “first class”, said the move was “timely and reflective […]

The profile of Buhari’s Economic Advisory Council members

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday constituted 8-man Economic Advisory Council, to be chaired by Prof Doyin Salami. Other members are Dr. Mohammed Sagagi (Vice-Chairman); Prof Ode Ojowu; Dr Shehu Yahaya; Dr Iyabo Masha; Prof Chukwuma Soludo; Bismark Rewane; and Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu (Secretary). Below are the short profile of the charman and members of the […]

N-Power insulated from corruption — FG

The Federal Government said that the political will demonstrated in the execution of the N-Power programme,  insulated it from corruption and other forms of sharp practices that marred similar youth empowerment endeavours in the past. Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO) Justice Bibiye, in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, said the  transparency in […]

No exit date yet for first batch of N-Power beneficiaries — FG

The Federal Government says no date has been announced for the exit of the first batch of volunteers enrolled under the N-Power scheme. Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), in a statement on Friday in Abuja, urged the public to disregard social media reports about current status of the programme. He said […]

Check your rising debt service –  IMF warns Nigeri

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned the Federal Government to be mindful of the country’s rising debt service to revenue ratio and take steps to mitigate the situation. IMF Senior Resident Representative in Nigeria Mr. Amine Mati issued the warning in Abuja at the public presentation of the “Regional Economic outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Capital […]

Crude oil production in the USA reaches world record high

The United States is now the world’s biggest crude oil producer, pushing Russia and Saudi Arabia to the back seat. In the week ending November, the U.S. crude production hit a whopping 11.6 million bpd, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released on Wednesday. That’s a threefold increase from the U.S. low reached a […]

N-Power graduates to receive stipends beyond Dec. 2018

The Federal Government has decided to continue paying the stipends of the N-Power 2016 Batch 1 beneficiaries beyond the expiry month of  December 2018,  the presidency said. The statement issued by Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity Office of the Vice President, on Monday in Abuja, said funding for […]