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DELTA State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, Monday released funds to affected local government areas to purchase food items for the affected communities as part of an effort to cushion the effect of their sufferings.

Governor Okowa: Orere bridge to be constructed in 2021

Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has said that the state government will embark on the construction of the Orere bridge in Ughelli South Council Area in 2021.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Borno government donates 50 housing units to university junior staff

In a speech while presenting the houses to the management of the institution on Monday, Zulum said his administration would also liaise with a micro finance bank to assist academic and non-academic members of staff of the university to own houses in Maiduguri.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate extols NNPC on AKK, audit report

The Senate Committee on Gas has commended the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the various gas development projects it has undertaken, especially the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipeline project.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Nigerian government provides additional reliefs for businesses, individuals in proposed finance bill

In its continued determination to cushion the socio-economic condition in the country even as the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) is in progress, the Buhari administration will be offering more tax incentives to Nigerians especially through the forthcoming 2020 Finance Bill.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps committee queries allocation of N15 billion to East West Road project

The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Affairs on Tuesday in Abuja queried the allocation of N15 billion to the East West Road project.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has signed the state Procurement Bill into law.

Nasarawa to spend N14 billion on secretariat complex

The Nasarawa State Government has earmarked the sum of N14.7 billion for the construction of a secretariat complex in the state.

Nigerian Navy generates N884 million in 2020

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, at the weekend revealed that the Nigerian Navy generated over N884 million in 2020 as its internally generated revenue, (IGR).
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Nigerian government needs $656 million to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail line – minister

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, says the Federal Government would need $656m to complete the ongoing work on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC generates N1.4 billion IGR, remits N245 million to TSA in 2020

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Friday said its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as at Sept. 30 stood at N1.4billion as against N4.4billion projection for 2020.

Port Harcourt–Maiduguri railway reconstruction to begin 2021

The reconstruction and rehabilitation of Port Harcourt–Maiduguri (Eastern narrow gauge railway) is to start in 2021, says Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.

WAEC: N1.5 billion spent to conduct 2020 WASSCE

Mr Areghan Patrick, Head, WAEC National Office in Nigeria, disclosed this on Friday in Abuja at the 2021 budget defence before the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education and Services.
No fewer than 124 children have died of malnutrition in Kaduna State between January and September with 15,329 cured of the diseases within the same period.

Kaduna loses 124 children to malnutrition in 9 months

The State Nutrition Officer, Mrs Ramatu Musa, made this known in Kaduna on Thursday, while presenting the nutrition situation in the state at a two-day meeting organised by Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN).
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Coronavirus resurgence may affect 2021 budget estimates

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said on Thursday that the resurgence of COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, may affect the 2021 budget estimate.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate wants State House Clinic upgraded

Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-governmental Affairs, Sen. Danjuma La’ah, made the call when the State House Permanent Secretary, Tijani Umar, appeared before the panel to defend the 2021 budget.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday said that it would clamp down on motorists with either fake or expired driver’s licence

House of Reps committee wants FRSC to bear arms

The House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says operatives of the corps will begin to bear arms to curtail the excesses of road users in the country.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps committee rejects aviation budget

The House of representatives Committee on Aviation led by Rep. Nnolim Nnaji on Thursday refused to hold a budget session with the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, and heads of the sector’s agencies.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Benue governor presents 2021 fiscal estimate of N132.5 billion

Presenting the budget Thursday on the floor of House, Governor Ortom explained that of the total estimate, recurrent expenditure stood at N90.8billion, representing 68 percent of the total budget, while the capital expenditure took N41.7billion representing 31 percent of the total estimate.

2021 Budget: NERC seeks N2 billion for office partitioning, furniture

The Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on Wednesday said it would require N2 billion in the 2021 budget to partition and furnish its headquarters in Abuja.

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The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.