Student Loan: House Panel Proposes 3% Increase  

The Ad-hoc Committee on Student Loan Fund and Access to Higher Education in Nigeria of the House of Representatives proposes an increase of 3% for the recently announced 1% increase in student loans by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The panel held this view during a public hearing held at the National Assembly to assess the level of progress made thus far by a presidential committee tasked with removing all legal obstacles impeding Nigerian students’ access to the loan. The Chairman of the Ad-hoc Committee, the Honorable Terseer Ugboh, has proposed an increase from one percent to three percent of the […]



N200 Billion Social Housing Facility Ready For Disbursement At A Rate Of 5% Per Year – FG

The Presidency has declared that the N200 billion facility set aside for the Federal Government Social Housing Scheme is available for disbursement, allowing the project to get underway. This follows the signing of an agreement with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a guarantee from the Federal Ministry of Finance for the project, which is intended to produce 1.8 million employment and provide housing to 1.5 million Nigerian families at a rate of 5% each year. The information was revealed in a statement released by Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity,[…]



FG Disagrees With World Bank, That Nigeria Spent $1.5b On Electricity

The government demands that SBT increase collection by N65 billion and 600,000 meters. Ahmad Rufai Zakari, the President’s Special Adviser on Infrastructure, yesterday slammed a World Bank study claiming that the Federal Government spends at least $1.5 billion to address the country’s electricity shortage. According to the presidential aide, the World Bank report, which also reported that 78 percent of power users in Nigeria have less than 12 hours of regular electricity supply, was unfounded. Although the World Bank reported that the Nigerian government is currently subsidizing the power sector with about $1.5 billion, mostly due to tariff shortfalls, Zakari[…]