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Federal govt releases balance of Paris Club refund to 27 states

The federal government has made good its promise to release the balance of the Paris Club refund to states, as 27 states of the federation have so far benefitted from the latest refunds.

FAAC shares N609.95 billion to federal, state, local govts for November

The Federation Account Allocation Committee has distributed N609.95 billion to Federal, States and Local Governments as revenue generated in November.

Apologise to Nigerians on the war against Boko Haram – PDP tells APC

Following the approval of $1 billion for the war against Boko Haram, to be taken from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday demanded that an apology be tendered to Nigerians by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government “for deceiving Nigerians on the state of war against Boko Haram.”

House of Reps invite AGF, customs chief, central bank, importers, others over waivers

The committee in a letter, dated 13 November and signed by the chairman, Abiodun Faleke, APC, Lagos, advised the stakeholders to appear to make their presentations.

Abdulrasheed Maina didn’t receive salary from federal govt after disengagement – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Thursday, said the former Chairman, Pension Reform Task Force, Alhaji Abdulrasheed Maina, did not receive a salary from the government after his disengagement.

Fugitive ex-pension chief Abdulrasheed Maina stopped receiving salary in 2013 – AG Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris, accountant general of the federation, says Abdulrasheeed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFP), is not receiving salary as claimed by his counsel.

FAAC meeting postponed over discrepancies in revenue figures

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee meeting was on Thursday postponed due to what was described as discrepancies in revenue figures presented to the committee by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

Anambra guber: Police commissioner, deputy redeployed

The Nigeria Police on Tuesday redeployed the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Umar Abubakar, and his deputy, Mike Okoli, as part of preparations for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.

I can’t disclose how states spend Paris loan refund – Ahmed Idris

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, has said he has no legal obligation to account for how the states of the federation spent the N388.3bn Paris Club loan refund released to them.

N388.304 billion Paris Club loan spending by states secret – Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the record of spending of N388.304billion London Paris Club Loan refunds by 35 states “is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential.”

FAAC: Fed govt, states, local govts share N558bn in October

Mr Ahmed Idris, Accountant-General of the Federation, said the Federal Government, States and Local Governments shared N558.082 billion in October compared to N637.704 shared in the previous month.

President Buhari charges accountants on illegal financial transactions

President Muhammadu Buhari has described accountants as the first set of gatekeepers to ensuring that all transactions are conducted prudently and charged them to avoid being used in executing illegal financial deals.

Fed govt’s savings from ghost workers hit N120 billion – Ahmed Idris

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, put the cumulative savings from checking the ghost workers’ syndrome through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) at N120 billion

Theory and practice of Igbo marginalization

This was barely weeks after he was inaugurated on may 29th 2015 when he honored an invitation extended to him by the then United States’ president Mr. Barack Obama.

2019: We will resist attempt to impose El-Rufai as sole candidate – Group tells...

Some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, known as Kaduna APC Democratic Elements, said they will vehemently resist any attempt to smuggle El-Rufai as sole candidate of the party.

Fed govt lost N70bn to failed banks – Idris

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, on Thursday said over N70bn of funds belonging to the Federal Government had been lost to failed banks in the country.

Fed govt revenue declined by N183.2bn in July

The revenue accruing to the federation account from oil and non-oil sources recorded a decline of N183.26bn from N570.58bn received in the month of June to N387.31bn in July.

TSA: Fed govt saves N108bn from bank charges

The Federal Government has saved a total of N108.1bn from charges imposed by banks for managing funds belonging to its ministries, departments and agencies since the commencement of the Treasury Single Account in September 2015.

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Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.

Former Edo attorney-general urges National Assembly to repeal DSS law

Former Edo state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr. Osagie Obayuwana, has urged the National Assembly to repeal the law setting up the Department of State Services (DSS), saying it has outlived its usefulness.
A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ojukwu was presiding

Ondo lawmaker decries DSS court room invasion

A senator representing Ondo South Senatorial District, Nicholas Tofowomo, on Saturday condemned the re-arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the personnel of the Department of State Services (DSS) inside the courtroom on Friday where Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu was presiding.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police nab man for allegedly killing neighbour in Niger

The Police in Niger have arrested one Mohammed Isa, 27, of Dogon Ruwa village of Bosso Local Government Area of the state, for allegedly shooting and killing his neighbour, Umaru Abubakar, 30, with a Dane gun.

Federal government files appeal against $9.6 billion P&ID judgement

Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) on Friday filed a new and substantive challenge in the English Courts in the ongoing fight against the vulture-fund-backed P&ID.
Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.

South Africans emerge winners of Remo marathon

Thobile Mbopkwa from South Africa has emerged the champion of the IAU African Championship held in Remo on Saturday.