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UPP expresses support for President Buhari’s Executive Order 6

The United Progressive Party and its leadership have expressed total support for President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue of the Executive Order No. 6, which is on the seizure of assets that are under investigation including those assets whose owners or claimants to their title are not able to satisfactorily prove their sources of legitimate acquisition.

Central bank clears 3,000 youths for federal government’s agric scheme in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government on Tuesday said the first batch of 3,000 youths had been cleared to benefit in the Federal Government’s Accelerated Agricultural Development Scheme.

Court refuses to order forfeiture of funds in accounts without BVN

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused a prayer by the Federal Government (FG) for the permanent forfeiture of funds in accounts without commercials banks without Bank Verification Number (BVN).

Presidency: We have no response to National Assembly impeachment threats

The Presidency has maintained sealed lips over Tuesday’s impeachment threats by the National Assembly after its joint session.

Minister: NSIP receives N195bn as at April 2018

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has as at April 2018 received a total disbursement of N195 billion for execution of its programmes.

Presidency mum on impeachment threats from National Assembly

Almost 48 hours after a joint session of the National Assembly threatened to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari over some observed flaws in the Nigerian polity, the Presidency has maintained silence on the development.

FEC approves N1.6 billion to procure 68 vehicles customs

The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari approved the sum of N1,550,187,713.00 for the procurement of 68 brand new Ford Pick up operational vehicles for Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

Official: We stopped school feeding in Ondo over discrepancies

Ondo State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Yemi Olowolabi, has explained that its free school feeding programme was suspended due to discrepancies in bank accounts submitted by food vendors.

JAMB denies hacking claims, says ‘our database is intact’

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has denied the speculation that its database had suffered leakages due to the activities of suspected hackers infiltrating its system.

Bank of Industry: 350,000 SMEs have received interest-free loan

The Bank of Industry (BoI) executive director, Toyin Adeniji, says 350,000 small and medium enterprises have benefitted the federal government’s interest-free loan programme.

SGF: War against corruption not over

Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who stated this in Lokoja, said the introduction of Bank Verification Number, BVN, and observation of other principles, which had help the anti-corruption war, would be sustained.

NITDA: e-Government can cut down cost of governance, eliminate corruption

The director general of National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, says full implementation of e-Government and proper deployment of ICT tools can cut down the cost of governance, improve national economic growth; enhance access and quality of services as well as render public agencies more transparent and accountable.

PTAD suspends 22,000 unverified pensioners from payroll

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) on Wednesday said it had suspended 22,021 pensioners from the payroll following the non-appearance of the pensioners for the verification exercise in 2017.

NCC urged to sanction erring service providers

As part of efforts to stem the tide of insecurity and fraudulent activities in the country, stakeholders in Bauchi State have called on the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) to sanction erring service providers.

CBN captures 31 million Nigerians in BVN project

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has captured no fewer than 31 million account customers in its Bank Verification Number (BVN) project aimed at ensuring unique identifier in the Nigerian banking industry.

Court rules on BVN suit June 11 as federal government accuses banks of failing...

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday fixed June 11 to deliver judgment in a suit by the Federal Government seeking an order of forfeiture of funds in accounts with Bank Verification Numbers.

Federal government accuses banks of shielding owners of accounts without verification numbers

The Federal Government on Friday accused commercial banks in the country of shielding owners of accounts without Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) in a bid to frustrate the intention of the policy which is to curb the flow of illicit funds and corruption.

CBN: 500,000 agent banks to be established in rural areas

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is working with the Bankers’ Committee to establish 500,000 agent banks in parts of the country, especially in places with high rate of financial exclusion like the north east and northwest.

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