Nigerians Should Trust Buhari's Ability to Improve Economy-Adeosun

10 World bank officials in Nigeria to meet with Osinbajo and governors over projects

"We have been able to grow the tax payers' base to 19 million in two years from the 65 million economically active people who are not tax complaint", the Minister said.

"It is a great priority to us and we welcome you to some of the power initiatives that we are driving in the power sector". "We are optimistic but we will remain vigilant", Adeosun added.

She said the growth was hinged on improving expenditure on infrastructure.

"Without federal allocation, most states can not survive; Lagos state alone takes in as much Internally Generated Revenue as 31 states combined; it tells you how little the other states manage to bring in in IGR, " he noted.

"One thing that we think is a game changer in terms of the economy regarding industrial growth and improving the standard of living and quality of life is solving the power problem", she said. By doing that, he said, "states which are not doing well get inspired by their counterparts who are using the tax money well to build facilities for their people".

The World Bank delegation will meet with Vice President Prof.

A statement sent to business a.m. and signed by Oluyinka Akintunde, the finance minister's special adviser on media and communications, said the World Bank Mission would comprise its executive directors for Switzerland, France, Italy, Nordic, Peru, Germany, South Africa (representing Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa), Burkina Faso (representing Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa), Zimbabwe (representing Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa), United Kingdom and Indonesia.

Rooney weighs up MLS move to Washington
Rooney's future at Goodison Park is now thought to be largely dependent on whether Sam Allardyce stays on. Then he is in the Premier League again with Everton , so I think his career in England was flawless .

Ireland aim for upset on cricket test debut
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed backed Ireland to take their experience from limited-overs matches and thrive in the test format. All the pressure is on us because we are the Test team.

It's National Nurses Week, Thank a West Michigan Nurse Today!
She has been serving Lima Memorial for 44 years and she believes she is doing what all the other nurses would do. Nightingale is considered the founder of modern nursing.

Osinbajo added that when people pay their taxes, they tend to hold the government to account more for how the country's resources were being managed.

The Leader of the World Bank Mission to Nigeria, Patrizio Pagano, explained that the team was in the country to acquaint itself with the Government's growth and power priorities.

Adeosun, however, urged Nigerians to trust the Federal Government, promising that it would deliver on infrastructure and services if they paid their taxes.

The two closed projects include $75 million project initiated on April 29, 2015 to support Edo State Fiscal Improvement and Service Delivery Operation and the $200 million Third Lagos State Development Policy Operation aid which began on June 26, 2015.

Since coming in 2015, Osinbajo said the administration has worked assiduously to change this state of affairs and was determined to restore the full weight of the social contract.

"By 2019, the growth will be stronger than the present level in 2018".

The other projects to be reviewed by the World Bank audit team include $200 million multi-sectoral crisis recovery project for the North-east approved on March 20, 2017; the $200 million agro-processing, productivity enhancement and livelihood improvement support project that took effect from March 23, 2017, and the $150 million mineral sector support for economic diversification project approved April 14, 2017.


  • Meet Cullinan, the First Rolls-Royce SUV

    Meet Cullinan, the First Rolls-Royce SUV

    The notion of four-wheeling in Rolls-Royce has returned because of the world's seemingly insatiable urge for food for SUVs. These are created to be easily slotted into the Cullinan's cargo bay where the gear is presented from a motorized drawer.
    Greitens arrives at courthouse for jury selection in invasion-of-privacy case

    Greitens arrives at courthouse for jury selection in invasion-of-privacy case

    Louis courthouse Thursday for jury selection in his trial on an invasion of privacy charge stemming from an extramarital affair. Eric Greitens watched Thursday as his attorneys scrutinized potential jurors for his criminal trial that will begin next week.
    Pennsylvania nurse charged in death of HR McMaster's father

    Pennsylvania nurse charged in death of HR McMaster's father

    Reports show that McMaster Sr. fell in his room when he was alone, and staff found him on the floor with a small cut on the side of his head.
  • Apple Watch goes on sale in India today: Price, plans and more

    Apple Watch goes on sale in India today: Price, plans and more

    And if you are a Reliance Jio subscriber, the process to pre-order the Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular is a bit lengthy. Unlike in the US, users are not required to pay a monthly fee of $10 (or approx Rs 680) to get LTE connectivity.
    Reitera Chile apoyo a la autodeterminación del pueblo palestino

    Reitera Chile apoyo a la autodeterminación del pueblo palestino

    Lo que queremos es la paz y la felicidad humana y por la paz y por la causa palestina nos la jugamos todas. En mayo de 1948 se proclamó el Estado de Israel y una coalición de países árabes le declararon la guerra.

    Itaú Unibanco Holding SA

    Investors will be monitoring stock activity over the next few days to try and gauge which way the momentum is shifting. Volume is the number of shares or agreement traded in a security or a whole market during a given period.
  • Violent Hawaii volcano threatens mass evacuations

    Violent Hawaii volcano threatens mass evacuations

    Vog , or volcanic fog, is a "hazy mixture" of sulfur dioxide and other tiny particles and compounds, and it's not good to breathe. More than 100 acres of land have been covered with lava and 36 structures have been destroyed, including at least 25 homes.
    Harvey ready for 'fresh start' with Reds

    Harvey ready for 'fresh start' with Reds

    Take the Reds to come out on top in the first game of their four-game series on the road at Dodger Stadium on Thursday night. Tim Tebow is holding his own as he tries to make his way up the minor league ladder in the New York Mets farm system.

    Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) Has Decline in Shorts

    Solaris Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Co reported 0.28% stake. 60,093 are held by Atlantic Tru Grp Inc Limited Liability. (NYSE:LVS). This stock's price changed by +82.72% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -44.61% comparing to its 90-day high price.
  • Trump's Iran deal decision costs Boeing, Airbus about $39 billion

    Trump's Iran deal decision costs Boeing, Airbus about $39 billion

    And now, with the reintroduction of economic sanctions on Iran, it looks like they aren't going to be happening. When the United States decides to throw its weight about, non-US countries and companies can get hurt .

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (F) Given a €21.00 Price Target at Jefferies Group

    The company reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.69 by ($0.03). The company has experienced volume of 3,546,846 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 4.42M share.
    Nvidia (NVDA) Hits New 1-Year High and Low After Strong Earnings

    Nvidia (NVDA) Hits New 1-Year High and Low After Strong Earnings

    NVIDIA has $305.0 highest and $220.0 lowest target. ( NVDA ) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $1.24 billion. In other news, EVP Debora Shoquist sold 32,049 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 27th.


Latest news

Sindh CM presents three-month tax-free budget
Chief Minister said that he feels huge pride as Pakistan Peoples Party is presenting the sixth annual budget of the province. The opposition parties however were not satisfied with the government figures and staged protest during budget presentation.

Kenya dam burst causes 'huge destruction of both life and property'
Villagers said it started with a loud rumble, then houses collapsed one by one under an approaching wall of water. He was blind, so he could not run. "They found his body in the morning", said Veronica Wanjiku Ngigi.

Minecraft Cross-Platform Patch, Physical Version For Switch Launch June 21
Purchases are then shared across every platform on which the Minecraft Marketplace is available. Coming to a Switch near you in June: The Bedrock version of Minecraft .

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle waxworks visit the BBC
Harry, the 33-year-old grandson of Queen Elizabeth and sixth-in-line to the throne, and Markle, 36, who starred in the U.S. Madame Tussauds London just unveiled a waxwork of Markle as it prepares for events marking the May 19 royal wedding .

Salah Wins Big At Liverpool End Of Season Awards
He then flew to London after the event to finally be given the FWA Footballer of the Year gong, adding to PFA Player of the Year. The former Roma man also expressed a deep sense of pride to be playing with such great players on a great team.

Kim Kardashian to Receive Special Honor at the CFDA Awards
We always have a good balance-or, like, even if he won't know, he'll be like, 'You know what? I have a really good packaging person that can help ideal your box.' And it's worked.

Rita Ora - "Girls" (Feat. Cardi B, Bebe Rexha, & Charli XCX)
She finally made it official yesterday when she unveiled the artwork for the song featuring Cardi B , Bebe Rexha and Charli XCX . Times, Ora claims that she was discriminated against and says she would've had a real chance if she were a man.

How to activate and use the gesture navigation
With the Android P Developer Preview later that month, Google introduced a system dark theme and smart battery saving features. We can also look forward to a streamlined sign-in flow for users on iOS hardware or those connecting through PC browsers.

Grant introduced in new trailer for Overkill's The Walking Dead
Character trailers for Aiden, who specializes in short-range combat, and Maya , a medic, were revealed last year and earlier this year respectively.

Prez to visit Siachen base camp today
Mr Kovind has become the second President after A P J Abdul Kalam to visit the Siachen glacier. This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire.

Yvette Coppersmith snares Archibald Prize
An artist has won a prestigious $100,000 award for a portrait that was inspired by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. But she pointed out that had she been available, Coppersmith would not have painted her prize-winning work.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Minnesota Twins
Joe Mauer's run-and-hit single to left set the table for Dozier, who connected for just the second time in his past 120 at-bats. Buxton (toe) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday and is in the starting lineup against the Angels .

Raúl Castro y António Guterres sostienen diálogo por la paz mundial
México cedió a Cuba la presidencia de la Comisión Económica para Latinoamérica y el Caribe (Cepal ) para el periodo 2018-2020. Así como cooperación Sur-Sur, plataformas tecnológicas y herramientas estadísticas e información.

Storm possibly with tornado causes damage in Grant County
That tornado stayed on the ground for 11 minutes, covering five-and-a-quarter miles with winds peaking at 80 miles per hour. Emergency Management Director Steve Braun says radar didn't indicate a tornado and no one reported one to authorities.

Asian markets track Wall Street gains, oil prices advance
Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.9 percent to 30,805.88 and the Shanghai Composite gained 0.2 percent to 3,165.11. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.75% to end at 24,543 points, while the S&P 500 gained 0.97% to 2,698.

Other news