The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will support and integrate small holders, subsistence and nomadic herdsmen through its Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) to boost livestock production. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele disclosed this at the briefing of some state Governors on the feat recorded in agriculture sector in Abuja on Thursday. Emefiele decried the Nigeria’s spending of about 1.5 billion dollar yearly on dairy production importation such as milk, yogurt, cheese and other milk derivatives. He added that over 95 per cent of milk products consumed in the country was imported, adding that the apex bank was determined to change this narrative. “We are also aware of the fact that 85 per cent of Nigeria’s cattle, estimated at over 20 million, are owned and
The Federal Government, States and Local Government Areas (LGAs) on Thursday shared N740.88 billion as federal allocation for the month of August. This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting and signed by Mr Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), in Abuja. The communique said that the gross statutory revenue of N631.79 billion received for August was lower than the N674.36 billion received in the previous month by N42.56 billion. It also said that the gross revenue available from VAT for August was N88.08 billion as against the N94.15 billion that was distributed in July, resulting in a decrease of N6.07 billion. However, additional N20 billion from the Forex Equalisation ...
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the monthly National Economic Council (NEC) at the State House, Abuja. Mr. Laolu Akande, the spokesperson to Prof. Osinbajo, revealed this through his twitter handle on Thursday. He noted that state governors, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor and some members of the Federal Executive Council were in attendance. “Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is now presiding over the monthly National Economic Council, NEC meeting with state governor, CBN Governor and some members of the FEC,” he tweeted. He then added that, “NEC is the constitutional body that advises the President on the coordination of economic affairs of the Nigerian federation. NEC under the leadership of Prof Osinbajo between 2015 to April 2019 pass
A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo to beg God and seek forgiveness of Nigerians over the role he played in sharing the N10,000 Tradermoni used to deceive most people before the last general elections. Frank said Osinbajo, a Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) pastor, allowed himself to be used and is now facing humiliation from the same people as a reward. Reacting to the reported bitter experience the Vice President and his aides are currently facing in government, Comrade Frank, through a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday, said Nigerians should not feel sorry for Prof. Osinbajo unless he apologises for being one of the major ca...
The Buhari Government, in its bid to recover over N5 Trillion outstanding debts owed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), has inaugurated an inter-agency Committee to speedily resolve the challenges in recovering the debts. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, tasked its members to turn the tide in what has been a rather difficult process where debtors have continued to default in their payment obligations. About 67 per cent of the outstanding N5tn debt is said to be owed by just 20 individuals/entities. “One of the Terms of Reference is for the Committee to prepare a report, giving us a sense of what the timelines would be,” the VP noted. Following the challenges encountered from the debt-recovery processes
South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed. Nigeria’s Consul- General in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. Adama spoke against the background of a complaint by the Managing Director of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema. Onyema had said that the refusal of South Africa to grant the permit made it impossible for the flight to leave Lagos at 1a.m. for Johannesburg to convey the second batch of returnees. But Adama said the permit had been granted the airline and that the flight would be late in the night of T
Again, The arrival of about 320 Nigerians living in South Africa has been delayed. The delay was as a result of the Air Peace Airline not obtaining a landing permit on time. According to the airline, it just received a landing permit for its flight this afternoon. The 320 returnees were initially expected home today as part of the government’s efforts to evacuate Nigerians, in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. So far, 187 Nigerians have been successfully evacuated and profiled according to their states. The Federal Government has also confirmed that none of the returnees are criminals and that issues of compensation for victims will be handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, the Minister, Geoffery Onyeama says the xenophobic attack
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The Federal Government on Friday declared that it won’t severe diplomatic relationship with South Africa despite the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama made the disclosure when he appeared before the senate committee on Diaspora at the National Assembly. Onyeama said taking such action would not be in the interest of Nigerians in South Africa, adding that Nigeria would consider other options apart from diplomatic ties severance, to resolve the ongoing crisis. He said: “We are not thinking to the stage of diplomatic ties called off. There are various options. We are not by any means at a stage where we are breaking diplomatic relations with South Africa. “We just met with the senate committee to review the situati
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila has said that the House will authorise legal funding for Nigerians who are victims of the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Mr Gbajabiamila revealed this at a press briefing on the xenophobic attacks in the country. “The house will also authorise legal funding for victims of the attack who wish to take legal action against the perpetrators,” he said. The Speaker also called on Nigerians to avoid attacking South African businesses in Nigeria. He further revealed that the House aligns with President Muhammadu Buhari on his decisions concerning the matter. According to him, the House will invite the Minister of Foreign affairs, the Nigerian Ambassador to South Africa and the