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The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House for Reps grill government officials over $125 million World Bank loan

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, on Thursday, grilled officials of the Federal Government over how a $125m loan obtained from the World Bank was spent.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Recession: SERAP asks President Buhari to cut cost of governance, not public services

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari urging him “to put the country’s resources at the service of human rights, and to support the less well-off to enjoy an adequate standing of living through cutting the cost of governance and implementing bold transparency and accountability measures in your government’s response to Nigeria’s second recession in five years.”
The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, all his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date.

Senate queries NBET over N1.5 billion unremitted fund

The Senate has queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, over alleged unremitted N1.5 billion as the total amount being accrued as accumulated interests from investments in Treasury Bills.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

Senate asks Auditor General to probe NNPC, NPA, other big agencies

The Senate has challenged the acting Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Adolphus Aghughu, to focus more on the financial transactions of big revenue generation agencies instead of beaming searchlight only on smaller agencies.
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the federal government of using the instrument of hunger to coarse its members to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

ASUU accuses federal government of coating its members to enroll on IPPIS

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the federal government of using the instrument of hunger to coarse its members to accept the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).

Senate faults BPE’s diversion of N2.5 billion PHCN proceed

The Senate Committee on Public Account on Monday condemned the diversion of N2.5bn by officials of the Bureau of Public Enterprises.

Senate queries JAMB over ‘N110 million collected by ghost workers’

The Senate has has querried the alleged N110.4 million ghost workers presently rocking the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate queries ex-ambassador for ‘pocketing’ $134,000 meant for domestic servants

The Senate has queried the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over how a former Nigeria Ambassador to Israel pocketed $134,000 meant for domestic servants.
Anthony Mkpe Ayine

Nigerian government asks states to audit local councils virus accounts

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Ayine, has advised state governors to replicate the federal government’s effort by auditing COVID-19 receipts and expenditure for transparency and accountability.

AGF: Reps member calls adoption of internal succession plan

As the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine is set to retire in October this year, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Musa Dachung Bagos in Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a successor from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (oAuGF).
Anthony Mkpe Ayine

Auditor-General denies illegal withdrawal of N10 billion from NHIS account

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, Monday, described as false and mischievous, allegations that he connived with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to illegally withdraw N10 billion from the account of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors pledge to support performance assessment of states

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has pledged to provide appropriate health and security measures for the 2019 Annual Performance Assessment of States (SFTAS) programme expected to start from Sunday.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

AGF queries NDDC over non-payment of over N70 billion unremitted tax, revenue

The last is yet to be heard about the entrenched corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as the office of the Auditor General of the Federation (oAuGF) queried the Commission over N70 billion and secrecy shrouded in the multi-million dollar revenues paid by oil firms into the coffers of the Commission since inception.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate panel recommends dissolution of NDDC interim committee

The Senate ad hoc committee set up to unravel the alleged financial recklessness by the Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission has recommended its dissolution.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Senator Ngige: Suspended NSITF chief awarded N4.448 billion contracts in one day

The Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, shocked the members of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) when he alleged that the suspended MD awarded about 332 different contracts worth about N4.448 billion in one day.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

House of Reps issues warrant of arrest on NDDC boss

In reaction to his refusal to make a submission at an investigative hearing yesterday, the House of Representatives yesterday resolved after a brief meeting, to issue an arrest on the Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission Interim Management Committee, Kemebradikumo Pondei, for contempt of the parliament.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Reps: NDDC spent N82 billion on condolences, travel allowance, coronavirus, others in five months

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Wednesday, interrogated officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Auditor-General of the Federation over an alleged N82.5bn spent by the NDDC between January and May 2020.

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Mrs Monica Ugwuanyi’s Ugo-Touch of Life Foundation (U-TOLF) that donated to the ENS–PHCDA large quantities of multivitamins, de-worming drugs, other drugs and medical consumables for the ongoing programmes.

Enugu traditional rulers charged on mobilising subjects for free healthcare services

Enugu State Government has charged traditional rulers on the need to mobilise their subjects to visit Primary Health Care Centres (PHCs) to access free and comprehensive healthcare services.

Court restores Abigborodo, Hely Creek fields to Transnational Energy

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the purported reversal of the consent given by the Federal Government for the farm-out agreement between Chevron and Transnational Energy Limited (TEL) on the Abigborodo and Hely Creeks marginal fields in the Oil Mining Lease (OML) 49.

Over 6,000 FCT IDPs face eviction by landowners

The Vice Chairman of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in New Kuchingoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Usman Adamu, weekend, cried out that over 6, 000 IDPs will be evicted from the land they currently occupy in January 2021 by landowners.
Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Genk forward Paul Onuachu thanks teammates after bagging brace vs Cercle Brugge

Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

#EndSARS: Edo lawyer wants judicial panel of enquiry on police attacks

An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.