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The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Nigerian government to slash allocations to states involved in double taxation of mining companies

The federal government will slash the allocation of states where registered mining companies are taxed by local and state governments, the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna promises cash backing for nutrition budget releases

The Kaduna State Ministry of Finance on Tuesday, promised cash backing of nutrition budget releases brought before it, to ensure the implementation of nutrition programmes in the state.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki speaks on ‘award of contract’ to his company

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has denied the allegation of bloated contracts, using his company, Afrinvest Ltd., to siphon state’s funds.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor issues ultimatum to Makurdi university management over outstanding salaries

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has given the management of Benue State University, BSU, till the end of July to pay the outstanding salaries of the lecturers recently employed by the institution.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Coronavirus kills 210 health workers in Nigeria – expert

Over 10,000 health workers across Africa have tested positive for Covid-19, while 200 Nigerian health workers and 10 Nigerian doctors have been killed by the disease, a medical expert, Dr Abubakar Danladi, has said.
Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has vowed that his administration will not allow armed banditry to take over the state as was the case with Zamfara and Katsina states, which were almost turned into sanctuaries for the criminals.

Governor Mohammed: We won’t allow bandits to overrun Bauchi like they did Zamfara, Katsina

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has vowed that his administration will not allow armed banditry to take over the state as was the case with Zamfara and Katsina states, which were almost turned into sanctuaries for the criminals.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Akwa Ibom communities lament NDDC neglect

The oil-producing communities of Eastern Obolo in Akwa Ibom State have lamented that the region has been neglected and marginalised despite contributing most of the oil revenue in the state.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor swears in 23 elected council chairmen

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has sworn in newly elected chairmen for the 23 local government councils in the state.
Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps committee kicks as bulldozer invades Nigeria’s embassy in Ghana

The House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs says Ghana must face the consequences of its actions and inactions as a bulldozer invade and demolished Nigerian Embassy staff quarters in Accra.
Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.

Britain authorizes anti-viral drug for coronavirus patients

A drug treatment that appears to shorten recovery time for people with coronavirus is being made available on the NHS.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an Executive Order for the implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and judiciary.
The state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sam Egube, made this known at a press briefing on Thursday in Lagos.

Lagos slashes 2020 budget by 21%

The state Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Mr Sam Egube, made this known at a press briefing on Thursday in Lagos.

Imo: Emeka Ihedioha to account for N20 billion allocation – commissioner

The Imo state government yesterday asked the Emeka Ihedioha, administration, to be prepared to give account on his spending of N20 billion Imo state allocation, with nothing to show for it.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal, states, local governments share N780.926 billion for March

The Federal, State and Local Governments and relevant state agencies shared a total N780.926 billion as revenue from the Federation Account Allocation, FAAC, for the month of March 2020.
David Olofu

Coronavirus: April FAAC meeting to hold virtually – commissioners

To maintain the social distancing rule due to the coronavirus outbreak, the April edition of the Federal Account Allocation Committee meeting would hold via video conferencing.
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. 5

Forex racketeering: House of Reps probe CBN, FIRS, others over $30 billion leakages

The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Inland Revenue Service over alleged racketeering in the allocation of foreign exchange to companies.
The state Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Mrs Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin.

Kwara receives N3.2 billion February federal allocation

The Kwara State Government has received N3,255,019,095.98 as allocation from the federation account for the month of February. The state Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Mrs Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi made this known in a statement...
The Adamawa Polytechnic, Yola, has recommended the state Ministry of Tertiary and Professional Education, to terminate the appointment of four lecturers involved in examination malpractice.

Adamawa polytechnic lecturers face sack over ‘examination malpractice’

The Adamawa Polytechnic, Yola, has recommended the state Ministry of Tertiary and Professional Education, to terminate the appointment of four lecturers involved in examination malpractice.

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RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann says he is relishing facing former mentor and Paris Saint Germain coach Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League semi-finals after his side’s stunning win over Atletico Madrid.

RB Leipzig boss can’t wait to face ex-mentor Thomas Tuchel

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann says he is relishing facing former mentor and Paris Saint Germain coach Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League semi-finals after his side’s stunning win over Atletico Madrid.
Legal luminary, Chief Richard Akinjide, SAN, a former Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, died in his Ibadan, Oyo State residence early Tuesday after a protracted ailment, family sources told the press.

Richard Akinjide buried in line with coronavirus protocol – family

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Richard Akinjide, who died on April 22, was buried on Thursday in Ibadan, his family said.
Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

Apple removes Fornite from App Store

Apple has removed Epic Games’ battle royale Fortnite from the App Store after the developer on Thursday implemented its own in-app payment system that bypassed Apple’s standard 30 percent fee.

NBS, IOM to conduct study on dangers of irregular migration

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with International Organisation for Migration is conducting a pilot survey on the above named subject matter in Edo, Delta, Lagos and Imo states.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN announces intercessory prayer session over insecurity in Nigeria

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared August 23 a day of collective intercessory prayer for Nigeria over insecurity situation in the country.