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Governor Seyi Makinde

Oyo government set to name motor park managers in 33 local councils

The Oyo State government will, on Monday, name and inaugurate managers for motor parks in all the 33 local government areas across the state.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Senate tasks revenue agencies to set targets for performance

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Thursday that the upper legislative chamber has asked revenue generation agencies to set measurable targets for their performance.
The Beninese singer Angélique Kidjo has dedicated her Grammy award in the World Best Music Album Category to Nigerian singer Burna Boy.

Burna Boy loses as Angelique Kidjo wins fourth Grammy — full list of winners

Nigerian superstar Afro-fusion artist, Burna Boy, on Monday, lost in his first attempt to win a Grammy award after being nominated in the best world music album category.
The Minister of Power, Mr Saleh Mamman, has assured Nigerians that effective metering will tackle the challenges of liquidity and energy theft in the power sector.

Ministry, other agencies to collaborate for improved power supply

Federal Ministry of Power has called for collaboration and synergy between the ministry and its agencies in the implementation of their core mandates for effective service delivery.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google enters battle for cloud gaming market

Ever-expanding Google becomes a gaming company Tuesday with the launch of its Stadia cloud service that lets people play console-quality video games on a web browser or smartphone.
They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods- a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century, that Iceland now wants back.

Denmark and Iceland clash over priceless mediaeval manuscripts

They recount tales of Viking raids, Norse history, kings and gods: a priceless collection of mediaeval manuscripts, bequeathed by an Icelandic scholar to the University of Copenhagen in the 18th century, that Iceland now wants back.

Bayelsa guber: REC says satisfied with PVC collection rate

The Bayelsa Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Monday Tom, says INEC is satisfied with the percentage rate of Permanent Voter Card (PVC) collection, promising that the body is adequately prepared to conduct the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.
Timi Frank

FIRS refutes Timi Frank’s claim on ‘N90 billion election fund’

Contrary to claims by Comrade Timi Frank, political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking alleged travails being faced by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to the fallout of the 2019 general election, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has described the claims as lacking in truth.

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.

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Governor Babagana Zulum on Friday struck a deal with 30 Saudi-based clerics to endlessly pray for the return of peace in the state.

Borno governor visits Kala-Balge, shares N100 millions to 10,000 households

Borno State governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, spent the most part of yesterday in Rann, headquarters of Kala-Balge, Local Government Area, remotely located around a boarder between Nigeria, Cameroon linking to Chadian territory.

Edwin Clark cautions President Buhari over appointment of Justice Bulkachuwa’s successor

Ijaw National leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to correct some of his lapses through appointment of successor of the outgoing President of Court of Appeal.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Coalition tasks National Assembly on transparent electoral system

A social group, Coalition 2020, has called on the National Assembly to work further on the Electoral Act with a view to ensuring reliable and transparent elections in the country.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Governor Obaseki: How we’re winning fight against human trafficking

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said his administration is making steady progress in the against human trafficking through sustained awareness creation and robust partnership with key stakeholders.
ENUGU — GOVERNOR Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, last week, advanced the public utility sector with five made-in-Nigeria mini fire fighting trucks to enhance the services being rendered by the Fire Service in Enugu State.

Enugu boosts fire service with five Innoson fighter trucks

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, last week, advanced the public utility sector with five made-in-Nigeria mini fire fighting trucks to enhance the services being rendered by the Fire Service in Enugu State.