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“Obaseki’s Claim On Printing Of ₦60BN Is Untrue” -Finance Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed has said there was no truth in the claim made by the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki that the Central Bank of Nigeria had to print between 50 Billion Naira and 60 Billion Naira for States to share in March at the meeting […]

Atiku, Okowa Congratulate Okonjo-Iweala On WTO Job

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, have congratulated Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on her emergence as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Channels TV reports that Alhaji Atiku and Governor Okowa, in their separate congratulatory messages, on Monday, February 15, 2021, believe the Delta-born former Minister of Finance […]

WTO Confirms Okonjo-Iweala As DG

Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been confirmed as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation. Confirmed on Monday, February 15, 2021, Dr Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and the first African to lead the international trade body, as her term is scheduled to start on March 1, 2021; the term, which […]

FEC Approves $3.1bn For Automation Of Nigeria Customs

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $3.1 billion for the end to end automation of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).  The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this at the end of the FEC virtual meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. According to her, the concessionary period is 20 years and […]

German Minister Commits Suicide Over Coronavirus Worries

The Finance Minister of Germany’s Hesse State, Mr Thomas Schaefer, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the Coronavirus. The State Premier, Volker Bouffier, disclosed this on Sunday, March 29, 2020. Mr Schaefer, aged 54, was found dead near a railway track on Saturday, March […]