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Official: Nigeria has $1.8 billion in Excess Crude Account

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has stated that the balance in Excess Crude Account (ECA) as at April 23 stands at $1.8 billion ($1,829,862,047.42).

President Buhari: Why we paid $469m for Tucano aircrafts ahead of National Assembly approval

The president’s letter, which was obtained by newsmen from sources in the House of Representatives, indicated that Buhari only wrote to the National Assembly leadership on April 13, 2018, and it was received in the Office of the Speaker of the House on April 17, 2018.

Accountant-General: N10 billion payment to contractors in 2017 budget

Mr Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), has said that N10 billion paid for local contractor’s liabilities was duly appropriated for in the 2017 budget.

149 women and children rescued from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military says it has rescued 149 women and children abducted by the armed group Boko Haram in the country's northeast.

Fedral government extends 2017 capital budget to June 5

The federal government has finally extended the implementation of 2017 capital budget to June 5, 2018, shifting forward the conclusion of the capital vote spending by two months from the March 31 cut-off date it earlier instructed ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

States abort FAAC meeting over N37.76 billion shortage in NNPC’s revenue

The monthly Federal Account Allocation Committee meeting, which began on Tuesday was inconclusive due to discrepancies of about N37.76 billion in revenue presented by the NNPC.

TSA: Federal government renegotiates fees with service providers

The Federal Government has commenced negotiations with all service providers on the Treasury Single Account in a bid to reduce the cost of running the policy.

House of Reps summons ministers, others over N10 billion withdrawal from NHIS account

The House of Representatives’ committee on health on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele; to explain why they classified the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a revenue generating institution which should pay ‘operating surplus’ to the federation account.

FAAC: Federal, states, local govts share N655.18 billion in January

The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC), yesterday, announced the disbursement of the total sum of N635.55 billion to the three tiers of the federation for the month of February as revenue received in January 2018.

President Buhari approves rebuilding of communities affected by herdsmen’s attacks

The National Economic Council was on Thursday given an interim briefing on the NEC Working Group’s assignment on herdsmen-farmers clashes.

Minister Kemi Adeosun tasks treasury managers on accountability, transparency

The Honourable Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has challenged Treasury managers to ensure transparency and accountability in the management and control of the country’s public finance.

Activist urges federal govt to monitor “repentant Boko Haram insurgents”

A civil society activist in Maiduguri, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has called for proactive measures to monitor repentant Boko Haram insurgents recently handed over to Borno Government.

House of Reps expose companies abusing waivers

The House of Representatives has listed the names of companies which it claimed are neck-deep in the abuse of Federal Government waivers.

Federal govt pays six years’ salary arrears of civil servants

The Accountant General of the Federation, AGF, Ahmed Idris, has revealed that the federal government has released N35 billion to fulfil its promise to settle the backlog of promotion arrears owed federal civil servants across the federation.

Federal govt orders contractors to show TIN before payment

The federal government has ordered vendors of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to display their Tax Identification Numbers (TINs) on their invoices before payments are effected by the MDAs.

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.”

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