WORLD

Corruption erodes the constituency for aid programmes and humanitarian relief – IMF

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that corruption is a barrier to poor nations for humanitarian relief, adding that it weakens the impact of governance policies. The IMF chief disclosed this on Tuesday at the 9th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in South Korea with the theme, “Designing 2030: Truth, Trust & Transparency.” The conference focused on the role of transparency in the fight against pandemics. Ms. Georgieva warned that the world is in a period of mas

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BUSINESS

E-Citizenship automation has generated N2 billion for FG – Interior Ministry

The Ministry of Interior has disclosed that the ECITIBIZ (e-citizenship) automation platform has generated N2.17 billion for the Federal Government since it was launched in 2018. This was revealed by Mr. Shuaib Belgore, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, on Thursday in Abuja at the Fourth Quarter 2020 Public-Private Partnership Consultative Forum. Mr. Belgore disclosed that the platform has processed over 38,000 applications for citizenship and 45,000 applications for the Ministry since its launch. The platform is a PPP au

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POLITICS

Nigeria needs $3trillion in 30 years to reduce infrastructure deficit – Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria will need $3trillion in the next 30 years to reduce its infrastructural deficit. He disclosed this while featuring at a webinar organized by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE). Osinbajo told the webinar that Nigeria needs to adopt new models of investments for infrastructural developments because relying on public expenditure alone is not sustainable. The seminar discussed the roles of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in developing Nigerian infrastructure. The Vice President said

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