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Senate to withhold EFCC, NNPC, 254 others’ budgets over unaudited accounts

The Senate has given over 256 Federal Government’s agencies and parastatals to present reports of their audited accounts up to 2017 or have their 2018 budgets withheld.

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.

Federal govt tasks permanent secretaries on 100% implementation of budget

The Federal Government has implored the Permanent Secretaries in the civil service to strive at achieving 100 percent budget implementation by resisting attempts to subvert extant rules and regulations.

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 Civil Service begins massive recruitment

The Federal Civil Service Commission of Nigeria (FCSC) has begun massive recruitment in some ministries and agencies.

Oyo govt budgets N2 billion for schools rehabilitation

Oyo State Government has approved two billion naira for rehabilitation of 100 public secondary schools and construction of four compartments VIP toilets.

House of Reps probes alleged multimillion naira defence ministry contract scam

The House of Representatives, on Tuesday, mandated the committees on Defence, Army and Public Procurement to investigate alleged multmillion naira contract scam in Ministry of Defence.

Health ministry warns agencies against flouting spending limits

The Ministry of Health has warned heads of health agencies and parastatals of sanctions against flouting their statutory expenditure limits and spending without due approval.

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.

House of Reps probes TCN’s $1.5bn, $500m foreign loans

The House of Representatives has queried loans totalling $1.5bn taken from foreign creditors by the Transmission Company of Nigeria.

NNPC didn’t award $25 billion contracts – Presidency

The Presidency on Sunday said there was no truth in the media reports that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation awarded contracts worth $25bn.


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$40 million fraud: Ex-President Jonathan’s cousin knows fate March 29

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Ekiti guber: We will pay PDP back in its own coin – Segun Oni

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