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NERC: Eko Disco records highest remittance efficiency in Q1

The Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission (NERC) on says Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) recorded the highest remittance efficiency of 43 per cent in the first quarter of 2019.

Nigerian selected for global writing programme

Award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States (U.S) Department of State.
Central Bank of Nigeria - CBN

Central bank orders private, public firms to pay salaries, taxes, pensions electronically

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed Deposit Money Banks (DMBs) to dishonour instructions on the payment of salaries, pensions, and taxes of public and private companies that are not transmitted on approved electronic payment and collection platforms.

Presidency: FIRS boss not under investigation

The Presidency has described as “false and untrue”, reports that the Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, is being investigated over poor performance.

Nigeria-Siemens 25,000MW electricity deal to gulp over N1.15tn

The six-year electricity deal signed by the Federal Government and Germany-based Siemens AG in July will cost more than N1.15tn to execute
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Federal government, states, local councils share N679.699 billion for May 2019

A total of N679.699 billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of May, 2019 between the Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly to pass law empowering LAWMA

Lagos Assembly is set to pass a law that will restore the constitutional powers of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) to carry out refuse collection, disposal and management.

Governor Bagudu tasks Kaduna DisCo to involve local councils in distribution, payment of bills

Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has urged Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), to involve local government chairmen in the distribution and payment of electricity bills for effective management.

DisCos may cede networks to third-party power distributors

Worried by the inability of the 11 distribution companies to distribute power to many consumers, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said it is considering a new regulation to allow third-party investors take up and maintain parts of the vast electricity distribution networks currently owned by the Discos.

Governor Okorocha urges Imo workers to ignore Emeka Ihedioha’s directives

Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha on Thursday directed Imo workers to dismiss any directive handed to them on discharge of their official responsibilities by the governor-elect, Hon Emeka Ihedioha.

Governor-elect Ihedioha gives stern warning to Imo civil servants

Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, has barred civil servants in the state from further engagement in matters relating to processing, issuance, execution and collection of Certificates of Occupancy.
A general view shows the Hotel Eden, which belongs to luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), on April 1, 2019 in Rome. – US actor George Clooney, and a growing list of politicians and celebrities including singer Elton John, has called for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery. The nine hotels mentioned by Clooney are located in Britain, France, Italy and the United States, including Rome’s Hotel Eden. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Protesters target London’s Dorchester Hotel over Brunei anti-gay laws

Dozens of anti-discrimination demonstrators massed on Saturday outside the Brunei-owned luxury Dorchester Hotel in London over the southeast Asian country’s adoption of harsh new sharia laws, including death for gay sex.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Nigeria to introduce new taxes to increase revenue

The federal government has concluded plans to increase revenue by introducing new taxes, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, told lawmakers on Wednesday.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

FAAC: Federal government, states, local councils share N788.1 billion for October

The Federal Government, states, FCT as well as the 774 local governments on Wednesday shared N788.1 billion for the month of October.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe: Senate harmonising regulations on electricity theft, tampering

The Senate is working toward harmonising all the regulations on electricity theft and tampering, which are scattered in several other regulations, into a single bill.
Sam Olumekun INEC

2019: INEC to create more voting points in Lagos – REC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Wednesday, said it would create more voting points in Lagos State to ease accreditation and voting processes across the 8,462 polling units in the state during 2019 general elections.
Jose Ronaldo Ribeiro

Pope accepts resignation of Brazil bishop after theft

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Brazilian bishop, the Vatican said Wednesday, after reports of his arrest for allegedly stealing $600,000 of church funds.
Phone SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

Birth registration: UNICEF recommends rapid SMS

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has recommended Rapid SMS as an innovative system for tracking birth registration in the country.

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The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

PSC charges security agencies to investigate leakage of NFIU letter to banks

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) yesterday charged security agencies in the country to leave no stone unturned in investigating how a letter by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to commercial banks requesting the account details of principal government officers was leaked.

ANCOPSS hails FCT minister for promoting school principals

The All Nigeria Conference of Principal of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), has commended the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello for approving the promotion of some school principals to directorate cadre.

Thabo Mbeki: US, UK asked South Africa for help to oust Robert Mugabe

Former president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, has said that the United Kingdom and the United States of America, had sought the help of his country to remove the late President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe from office.

PDP chieftain charges members to be committed

Chairman of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) ethnic community in Kuje area council, Hon. Yusuf Dabo, has called on members of the party to be prepared to erect political structures that would offer them the opportunity to occupy decision making position.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti farmers want financial support from governor

Some farmers in Ekiti North Senatorial District on Wednesday appealed to the state Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, ‎to provide loans for them to enhance their agricultural production.