It was gathered that the Federal Government yesterday bemoaned Nigeria’s over dependence on imports for its daily needs including food items.
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh said it was ridiculous that the country spends over $18m annually on importation of tooth picks.
Asked how he arrived at the figure, he said it was from a recent Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) report, stressing that it was pathetic that Nigeria was spending its hard earned resources on non-essential items. […]
According to reports, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), federal judicial officers, and State Judicial officers have in the last one year guzzled a total sum of N33.47 billion as emoluments and other allowances, checks by the Economic Confidential has revealed.
The report obtained and computed by the Economic intelligence magazine and shared by PRNigeria, yesterday, showed annual salaries, regular and non-regular allowances of 934 judicial officers in the country, including the CJN.
These include: vehicle maintenance and fuel, Personal Assistants, domestic […]
Kanayo Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, says Africa spends $35 billion a year on food importation.
This was contained in a statement issued by the IFAD and made available to the newsmen on Monday in Abuja.
The statement quoted Nwanze as making the disclosure at the opening of a three-day African Union-European Union Conference of Ministers of Agriculture, tagged: “Investing in a Food Secure Future.”
He said the conference, which was convened by the Government of The Netherlands, […]
The annual budget of N37 billion as passed in the 2016 appropriation cannot enable the country to meet its housing deficit in the nearest future, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, has said.
Fashola made the submission while appearing before the House of Representatives Committee on Housing to update lawmakers on the implementation details of the ministry’s housing policy.
He told the lawmakers the Ministry was made up of professionals of diverse background armed with necessary expertise to […]