Monday, March 8, 2021



Buni swears-in new Yobe LG chairs, charges them on improved IGR

The Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala-Buni, has sworn-in the newly-elected chairmen of the 17 local government councils of the state, charging them to work towards improving the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in their areas.

Nigerian doctors call for establishment of Health Bank, Office of Surgeon-General

The Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, has urged the Federal Government to establish a National Health Bank that would provide single-digit interest loans to the private sector for the establishment of world-class health facilities in the country.

Lagos Assembly passes N1.163 trillion budget for 2021

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N1.163 trillion, seven weeks after the budget was presented to...

Matawalle signs N142.7bn Zamfara 2021 budget into law

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has signed the state’s 2021 budget of more than N142.7 billion into law, pledging to ensure accountability, and prove to the world that his administration was transparent.

Nami: FIRS generates N4.178trn revenue in 10 months

The Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, says it has generated N4.178 trillion revenue in the last 10 months. The executive chairman of the service, Muhammad...

Bala Mohammed proposes N213.9bn as 2021 budget for Bauchi

The Bauchi State Government has presented a N213.9 billion appropriation estimate for 2021 to the House of Assembly.

Labour unions give Niger govt fresh conditions before ending strike action

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Niger has made three points demand to enable it suspend the ongoing seven-day strike in the state.

Kaduna develops strategies to generate N60bn IGR in 2021

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, KADIRS, has developed strategies to generate N60 billion Internally Generated Revenue, IGR target for 2021. The Executive Chairman of...

Nigerian govt to adopt geospatial technology for boosting IGR

The Federal Government says it plans to adopt geospatial technology towards boosting Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in the country as parts of its efforts to diversify the economy.

Transport ministry proposes N205bn as capital budget for 2021

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has proposed N205 billion as capital budget for 2021 to enable the ministry make significant progress on all its ongoing projects.

Lagos recorded N204.5bn as IGR, highest in 2020 – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, says Lagos State recorded the highest Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, of N204.51 billion in the first half of 2020.

Wike seeks N18bn loan for construction of 4 flyovers, others in Rivers

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers has requested for consent of the State House of Assembly to borrow N18bn from Access Bank for the construction of a flyover and two major internal roads in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

COVID-19: Kano govt to cut 2020 budget by 30% – Ganduje    

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced that the state government will soon review the 2020 budget by 30 percent downward in order to complete ongoing projects. 

Don’t lift ban on foreign rice importation, farmers beg Nigerian govt

Rice farmers in Bauchi State have urged the Federal Government to sustain current ban on importation of foreign rice into the country.

VAT increase: States, LGs to get more allocation from February – AGF

Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation says States and Local Government Councils will receive additional funds from February following the implementation of the 7.5 increase in Value Added Tax, VAT.

Nasarawa govt targets N3bn IGR monthly 

Mohammed Bashir, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Special Duties (Revenue Generation), says N3 billion is the Internal Generated Revenue, IGR, monthly target set by the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration in the state.

Nigerian govt urges states to adopt IGR as major instrument of funding

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Monday in Lagos called on states to consider Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, as a critical instrument of funding.

‘Kaduna govt will not need federal allocation by 2022’

A lawmaker at the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Suleiman Wakili, said the state will no longer rely on federal allocation to execute projects by 2022.

Katsina govt to commence minimum wage implementation January

The Katsina State Government and the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have reached agreement on the payment of the new national minimum wage with its salary consequential adjustments to public workers in the state.

Kaduna govt generates N44bn IGR in 2019

The Kaduna State Internal Revenue Service, KDIRS, says the state has generated over N44 billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in 2019.

Ajaokuta steel company can employ 10,000 workers – Society

The Nigerian Metallurgical Society, NMS, says the Ajaokuta steel company can employ more than 10,000 workers in Nigeria.

In 6 months, Sokoto generates N11.4bn IGR

Sokoto State Board of Internal Revenue, says it has realised N11.4 billion as Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, from January to June this year.

Next Level: States must evolve ways of improving their IGR — Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says there is the need for states to explore ways of improving their Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, in the next few years.

Senate begins investigation into recent recruitment by DPR

The Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream has requested the Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, to submit a comprehensive list of workers recently employed by the agency.

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