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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC records 48 convictions, N8.5 billion recoveries

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has recorded 48 convictions and recovered N8.5 billion in cash and assets within one year in the Ilorin zone.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Governor El-Rufai lays foundation for Kaduna pilgrims’ hotel

The Executive Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasiru El-Rufa’i, recently performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Kaduna state pilgrims’ hotel facility in the Mando transit camp, Kaduna.
Rivers State Government has denied social media news claiming that Governor Nyesom Wike insulted the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on Ihedioha Vs Governor Uzodinma of Imo State.

Lassa fever: Rivers government calls for calm, as three test positive

The Rivers State has called for calm among residents of the state, following the recent outbreak of Lassa fever epidemic spreads to the state., adding that it is on top of the situation.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief charges Nigerians to unite, support corruption fight

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has urged Nigerians to unite and support the anti-corruption fight in order to bring Nigeria back to the path of glory.
The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) is enmeshed in another $150,000 scandal as grant received from World Athletic to assist the Federation in the hosting of the 21st African Championships in Athletics held in Asaba in August 2018,

AFN board impeach suspended president Ibrahim Gusau in a unanimous decision

Acting President of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Olamide George, has stated that the board of the Athletics ruling body in Nigeria has impeached hitherto suspended President of the AFN board Ibrahim Gusau in a unanimous decision yesterday in Abuja.

Central bank redeploys, appoints new directors

The Management of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the redeployment of Mr. Yusuf Philip Yila, a Director with the Bank and the Managing Director, NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB), to the position of Director, Development Finance Department, with effect from Friday, January 24, 2020.

Four herdsmen killed in Kogi, bodies dumped in river

Suspected youths from Oforachi community in Idah LGA of Kogi State, have allegedly killed four herdsmen and dumped their bodies in the Ofu rivers.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC: Our economy big enough for bigger capital market

The Acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ms Mary Uduk, has said that Nigeria’s economy is big enough to accommodate a bigger and more attractive capital market.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC: Electronic offering‘ll reduce unclaimed dividends

Acting Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, Ms. Mary Uduk has said that the introduction of electronic offering in the Nigerian capital market remains a major achievement that will help solve the problems of unclaimed dividends.
Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe on Friday presented cheques to nine beneficiary communities of the World Bank-supported projects.

Yobe governor constitutes minimum wage implementation committee

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has constituted a committee for the implementation of the N30, 000 new minimum wage for workers in the state.
Mary Uduk - The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has urged investors with multiple shareholding accounts to regularise such before December 31, 2019.

SEC: Market regulation now more efficient with technology

The Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, has said that regulation of the market in a technology-driven era is now more efficient and that is why it is stepping up its use in regulation to ensure that investors in the capital market are adequately protected.
The Head, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Gbene Dr. Joi Nunieh on Friday inaugurated a 20-member Contracts’ Verification Committee to verify, vet and advice on Interim Payment Certificates, IPCs.

NDDC begins audit, verification of projects – MD

The Niger Delta Development Commission says it has inaugurated a 50-member committee to audit and document projects and contracts awarded in nine Niger Delta states.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Bandits free kidnapped Customs officers in Katsina

Armed bandits operating in parts of Katsina State have released two Customs officers they abducted at Jibia last Wednesday.
The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Justice Kumai Aka’ahs retires from Supreme Court

The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.
Kaduna State Acting Governor Hajiya Hadiza Balarabe on Monday led a walk against gender-based violence in Kaduna State.

Kaduna acting governor leads walk against rape, gender-based violence

Speaking shortly before the walk commenced at NEPA roundabout in Kaduna North Local Government Area, the Commissioner, Ministry of Social Development and Human Services, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, said the walk was important in order to demonstrate zero tolerance to gender-based violence in Kaduna State.
Ibrahim Magu

Court strikes out suit seeking Ibrahim Magu’s removal as acting EFCC chair

The suit challenging the continuous stay of Ibrahim Magu as the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has been dismissed.
The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has described its flagship Free Zone in Onne, Rivers State, as the toast of the global investing community and first port of call for those seeking opportunities for good return on investment.

OGFZA: Onne Free Zone remains investors’ choice

The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has described its flagship Free Zone in Onne, Rivers State, as the toast of the global investing community and first port of call for those seeking opportunities for good return on investment in oil and gas related businesses.
The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to repair the failed sections of the Itu-Calabar highway, the only road linking Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

NDDC to repair collapsed Itu-Calabar highway

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, says it will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to repair the failed sections of the Itu-Calabar highway, the only road linking Cross River and Akwa Ibom States.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo on Thursday described the tourism potentials of the state as a veritable source of economic prosperity.

Governor Akeredolu: We’ve spent N13 billion on education in Ondo

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State says that his administration has spent over N13 billion on the rehabilitation and construction of schools across the 18 local government areas of the state.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Coronavirus could damage global growth in 2020

The coronavirus epidemic could damage global economic growth this year, the IMF head said Sunday, but a sharp and rapid economic rebound could follow.
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
“We are sending a message to our society that from now on, nobody will be fired who has a legitimate reason for taking sick leave,” Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz told a news conference after a weekly cabinet meeting.

Spain bans layoffs over sick leave

Spain’s left-wing government on Tuesday banned companies from firing workers who repeatedly take sick leave, in its first reform of a contested 2012 overhaul of the country’s labour laws.