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NYSC members will earn new minimum wage, says Minister

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has said that members of the National Youth Service Corps  (NYSC) would earn the new minimum wage of N30,000. She said this during a media briefing on the activities of her ministry on Thursday, in Abuja. Ahmed said that the financial implications of the new minimum

Nigerian Oil Region Crisis Threatens Buhari’s Economic Plans

By Dulue Mbachu and Elisha Bala-Gbogbo Fresh from his comfortable re-election, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces a huge hurdle to keep his vow to end the economy’s addiction to oil: win a lasting peace in the crude-rich Niger River delta. The 76-year-old former military ruler will have to score a breakthrough that’s eluded previous governments

2019 Budget:  Buhari’s govt principled after ‘Idi Amin Economy’ of 70’s–CUPP

•Says budget huge in volume, empty in substance  •Commends lawmakers for booing President's 'lies' Jude Johnson  The opposition coalition, CUPP has styled President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 budget to that of the late Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin's 1970s projection, which it said is "huge in volume but empty in substance".     CUPP stated that  after thorough analysis

States will soon access $750m world bank loan — FG assures

The Federal Government has said that 36 state governments and the Federal Capital Territory will soon access the World Bank’s $750m loan and grant facility. This was made known by the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, while addressing the 7th Community of Practice made up of State Commissioners of Planning and

Zainab Ahmed assumes duty as acting finance minister

Newly appointed Acting Minister of Finance Mrs Zainab Ahmed has assumed duty 72 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari picked her to oversee the ministry following the resignation of Mrs Kemi Adeosun on, Sept. 14. Mrs Ahmed is Nigeria's Minister of State Budget and National Planning. She is expected to oversee the

Embattled Adeosun departs Nigeria to UK

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has on Saturday left Nigeria to United Kingdom (UK). Her associates who confirmed the story said: "She (Kemi Adeosun) most likely is in the UK by now". Adeosun resigned on Friday following alleded forged National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Certificate scandal. In her letter

Why I resigned as Nigeria’s Minister of Finance (full text)-Adeosun

•Buhari accepts  resignation, replaces her with Zainab Ahmed Senator Iroegbu    The Nigeria's  former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has given reasons for resignation from her position . President Muhammadu Buhari had also accepted her resignation from his cabinet and approved the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, as her successor. The embattled former