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Changing the sad story of solid minerals

The gold deposit in Osun state alone is worth about $5 billion in today’s price, according to Professor Olugbenga Akindeji Okunlola, a prominent geologist. That is about N1.5 trillion.

Outcome of Ekiti guber poll will shock Governor Fayose – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Chairman (South), Chief Segun Oni, and a Chieftain of the party, Dr. Olusegun Osinkolu, have predicted that the outcome of the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State will take Governor Ayo Fayose by surprise.

CSO urges federal govt to reinstate federal mortgage bank whistle-blower to his job

A civil society organisation, African Centre for Media and Information Literacy, has urged the Federal Government to reinstate a whistle-blower to his job, saying it was government’s obligation to him.

Governor Wike manipulated PDP convention with N15.5 billion Rivers funds – APC

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused governor Nyesom Wike of using the state’s funds to sponsor the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention.

PDP stakeholders refer to Governor Wike as ‘Port Harcourt ATM’ – APC

The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that Nyesom Wike, the governor, is using state funds “to play Father Christmas in his dying party”.

Paris Club refund: Abia govt prioritises payment of pensioners, teachers

Abia State Government has expressed its willingness and commitment to prioritise the payment of outstanding pensions and teachers salaries, while disbursing the expected third tranche of Paris Club refund.

FAO, Agric ministry distribute farm machinery to farmers in Ebonyi

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) on Friday distributed farm machinery to nine groups in Ebonyi.

Tricycle ban will affect workers productivity – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Imo State Council, has warned that the ban on commercial tricycles may affect workers productivity.

Appeal Court judge arrested for alleged demand of N200 million bribe

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has commenced a probe into the 24,325 government properties that were sold to government officials under the monetisation policy of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

ICPC recovers houses, N18 million from civil servants, undeserving beneficiaries

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has recovered two high-rise buildings within the Federal Capital Territory and N18 million from civil servants in the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation and undeserving beneficiaries over alleged breach of the Monetisation Policy.

Bayelsa blames federal govt for delay of November salary

Bayelsa State Government has explained that the November salary for civil servants has been delayed because the Federal Ministry of Finance has not released the monthly federal allocation and the expected Paris Club debt refund to the state.

I will pay workers’ salaries, pension arrears before 2018 – Governor Yahaya Bello

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says he will pay all salary arrears of civil servants and the pension arrears before the end of 2017.

Segun Oni will wean Ekiti from federal allocation dependence – Ifeoluwa Arowosoge

Segun Oni, one of the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants for the 2018 election in Ekiti State, will wean the state from dependence on the monthly federal allocation if elected governor.

Guinea-Bissau teachers end third strike since September

Teachers in Guinea-Bissau ended their third strike since September over pay and conditions on Monday but warned they could stage another walkout in 2018 if unresolved issues are not addressed.

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FIRS targets 90% tax compliance in 2018 – Babatunde Fowler

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Juventus close Napoli lead at top as AC Milan lose again

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Order monthly inspection of police stations – Femi Falana tells Lagos CJ

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Federal govt to issue bonds to finance projects

Ms. Patience Oniha, the Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the Federal Government is planning to issue N10.6 billion green bonds to finance renewable energy projects to protect the environment.

Manchester City’s record run unfairly overshadowing Chelsea form – Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte believes an impressive run of form for Chelsea has been unfairly overlooked due to Manchester City's record-breaking run.

Boko Haram has killed more Muslims than Christians – ex-Minister Sarafa Tunji

Alhaji Sarafa Tunji, a former Secretary to Ogun State Government and Minister of Mines and Steel Development has faulted the claims in some quarters that Islam is a religion of violence.

NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

Women Friendly Initiative (WFI), an NGO, has called for more sensitisation and education of the public, especially parents on importance of immunisation of children against polio.

Yuletide: FRSC reassures Ebonyi road users of safety

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has reassured motorists and other road users on the commitment of the corps to ensure safety and security of all road users during the Yuletide.