Tag Archives: Zainab Ahmed

Buhari Blames COVID-19 As Nigeria Slips Into Second Recession In 5 Years

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Nigeria’s new recession came about because of the severity of the global downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic following the nation’s decline in economic activity for the second time in five years. Declaring open the 26th Nigerian Economic Summit with the theme: “Building Partnerships for Resilience’’ on Monday in…

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Nigeria Has Approved N13bn To Kickstart Community Policing

According to multiple reports, over N13bn has been approved by the Federal Government for the take-off of community policing across the country. The news of funding for the initiative which is also part of measures targeted at containing the country’s security situation was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on…

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Nigeria’s Finance Minister Says The Country Will Recess If Coronavirus Continues Beyond Six Months

Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said the country will go into recession if the Coronavirus pandemic persists longer than six months. She made this known when she reportedly appeared on Channels TV on Friday March 27, 2020. Ahmed reportedly said, “We are hopeful that this pandemic will be limited in time. If it…

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Federal Government To Release N6.5bn For Coronavirus Emergency Intervention

As the novel Coronavirus spread intensifies, the Federal Government has announced plans of releasing additional N6.5billion as an emergency intervention to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Bashir Ahmad, the personal assistant on new media to President Buhari revealed on Thursday via his official Twitter account. According to Ahmad, the move which was confirmed by…

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FG Reportedly Releases Fresh N620M For Fight Against Coronavirus

According to The Cable, the Federal government has reportedly released N620 million for the fight against coronavirus also known as COVID-19 which was first reported in Nigeria last month. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, in a statement released on Friday March 6th, said the approval and release of the funds by President Buhari was based on emergency. She said the first tranche of…

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Breaking!!! President Buhari Set To Release N20 Billion To Nigeria Universities

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the release of N20 billion to revitalize public universities in line with the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this disclosure in Abuja on Monday 24th September 2018. According to reports, she explained that the money for the universities would…

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Newly Appointed Acting Minister Of Finance, Zainab Ahmed Assumes Office

The newly appointed Acting Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed assumed office on Monday, 17th of September, after her appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, 14th of Sptember, to replace Kemi Adeosun, who resigned. The minister was received at the Ministry by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Mahmoud Isa-Dutse accompanied by other management staff of the…

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Ministerial Screening Update: Zainab Ahmed, Adewale Folorunso, Geoffrey Onyeama & Others Screened Today

The screening of Nigerian ministerial nominees resumed today at the Senate Chambers after the lawmakers adjourned sitting last Thursday. Six nominees were scheduled to face the lawmakers’ scrutiny – Professor Adewale Folorunso, Bawa Bwari, Geoffrey Onyeama, Zainab Ahmed, Mohammed Dan Ali and Usani Uguru They all appeared before the Senate and were asked to take…

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