Diversification of economy on course – Nami

October 12, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, has said that diversification of the Nigerian economy is on course. Speaking at the ‘Public Presentation And Breakdown Of The Highlights Of The 2022 Appropriation Bill’, Muhammad Nami stated that N4.2trillion had been collected so far in 2021 in revenue, with about N3.3trillion, that is over 77% of the Read More

NIMASA automates verification of new ship registration certificates

September 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has announced the electronic verification of the new Ship Registry Certificates the Agency introduced on July 1. The new Ship Registry Certificates now have QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) embedded in them to enable Ship-owners, Stakeholders and Regulatory Agency’s Enforcement officers verify the validity of the certificates. The Agency has also commenced Read More

Secession: Africa ‘ll lose respect if Nigeria breaks – Ganduje

August 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has warned that the continent of Africa will lose it respect to the world if the Nigeria cease to exist as a Nation. Ganduje, however, called on seccessionits agitators to stop immediately and give dialogue a chance. Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the second public lecture series organised by the APC Press Corps Read More

Buhari’s vision, policies ensuring self-sufficiency in food production – APC group

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group of All Progressives Congress (APC) known as APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was moving Nigeria steadily towards self-sufficiency in food production in a way that has never been witnessed since independence.  The group said the country’s steady progress in the administration’s efforts at positioning agriculture as the fulcrum of the country’s economic Read More

Entrepreneurship: NACHCARD calls for creation of centres nationwide

June 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The National Committee of the Heads of Colleges of Agriculture and Related Disciplines (NACHCARD) has called for establishment of entrepreneurship centres and support from the Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with international donor agencies be extended to State Colleges of Agriculture across the country. NACHCARD in a communique issued  Wednesday in Abuja at the end of its 59th regular meeting Read More

Growing rural sub-Saharan economies through accelerating clean energy uptake

May 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nine pioneering African businesses are set to grow their positive impact on sub-Saharan Africa communities by stimulating clean energy uptake and, in doing so, growing local economies and empowering women. This is thanks to the innovation of the businesses themselves, and support provided through the latest round of PREO (Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities) grant funding. PREO is a multi-million Euro Read More

Lottery Commission to introduce central monitoring system to boost revenue generation

May 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Determined to make lottery a major source of revenue for the country, the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC) said it will introduce a central monitoring system that would ensure all earnings due to government on lottery are collected with precision. Director General of the commission, Lanre Gbajabiamila who made the disclosure Sunday in Abuja, said with the new system, all Read More

The N600bn agriculture stimulus package 

April 12, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Media report that the federal government is set to inject over N600 billion as stimulus response into the agriculture sector is a welcome development. It is, indeed, an inevitable move towards the much touted diversification of the nation’s economy which has been largely dependent on crude oil for over five decades. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, Read More