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Minister Isaac Adewole accused of bias in suspension of NHIS chief Usman Yusuf

Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has been accused of setting up a committee that was neither independent nor free from biases, that investigated the Executive Secretary (ES) of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf, who was suspended for gross misconduct.

Why President Buhari recalled NHIS chief Usman Yusuf – Presidency

The Presidency has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s action recalling suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf.

Open contracting, e-procurement’ll eliminate corruption in award of contracts – BPP

The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has disclosed that if the Bureau is able to fully implement open contracting and e-procurement in the country, it will reduce corruption in the procurement system.

NNPC promises transparency as 577 firms bid for renewal contract

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says 577 firms have indicated interest to secure the insurance renewal contract for its oil and non-oil assets.

Federal govt awaiting outcome of EFCC’s investigation into NITDA’s 2017 Budget – Adebayo Shittu

This development, they argued, could affect the nation’s economy as quantum of over 180 million Nigerians who could benefit from the contract may be sidelined in the process.

I asked Makanti Baru to report to Ibe Kachikwu because I didn’t act as...

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken on the reason he asked Maikanti Baru, group managing director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to report to Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, when President Muhammadu Buhari was on medical vacation.

$25bn oil deal: VP Yemi Osinbajo approved loans not contracts – Presidency

The Presidency has again faulted claims that $25 billion oil contracts were awarded by the the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) or is $25 billion NNPC fund missing.

NPA terminates agreement with NGETCL over violation of Procurement Act

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has terminated the Joint Venture Agreement between the authority and a consortium led by Niger Global Engineering and Technical Company Limited (NGETCL) for not complying with the Public Procurement Act.

Politicians of fortune in Nigeria

Hate or like him, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the irrepressible leader of the self-determination body - Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) - has some germane observations on the sickening nature of politics and the lack of good governance in Nigeria.

Dropped ICPC nominees deny allegations of fraud

The two nominees to the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission and Other Related offences Commission (ICPC) dropped by the Presidency, Dr. Saadu Alanamu and Hajiya Maimuna Aliyu, on Monday denied the allegations of fraud levelled against them.


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