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Briefing journalists in Umuahia, Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Aham Uko, stated the exercise is designed to checkmate the rising cases of irregular names on the pension scheme, which had also made it difficult for the payment of pensions.

Abia begins biometric data-capturing of pensioners

Abia State government has commenced the biometric-data capturing of all pensioners to ascertain the actual number of genuine pensioners on the state’s payroll.

Abia governor seeks partnership with AfDB to transform state into industrial hub

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Wednesday, told the African Development Bank that a thriving entrepreneurship industry and agricultural base in the State are the foundation for the creation of a potentially viable industrial hub.
Court of Appeal Abuja

Appeal Court orders judge to withdraw from corruption trial

The Court of Appeal in Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja, to withdraw from the trial of a former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam.
The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, said in a statement that medical and administrative screening were done for the intending pilgrims

Lagos completes four arts theatres to groom young talents

Lagos State government on Wednesday took possession of the four arts theatres built in different locations across the state to provide a befitting place for young and upcoming artistes and performers to nurture their talents as well as compete favorably with their global counterparts.

Ondo guber: Governor Akeredolu has no opposition – APC elders

Ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in Ondo State, the elders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in the Ondo South Senatorial District have declared that Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, would secure the ticket of the party and win the election for the second term.
Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong, Cross River Commissioner for Finance, says the state government has commenced agro-industrial revolution through its Green Money (G-Money) policy.

Cross River begins agro-industrial revolution through G-money policy – Commissioner

Mr Asuquo Ekpenyong, Cross River Commissioner for Finance, says the state government has commenced agro-industrial revolution through its Green Money (G-Money) policy.

Court remands former Kwara commissioner, others over ‘money laundering’

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned the immediate past Commissioner for Finance in Kwara State, Ademola Banu, before a Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin on charges bordering on money laundering and fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Former Kwara commissioner in EFCC custody for alleged money laundering

The immediate past Commissioner for Finance in Kwara state, Engr Demola Banu, was on Wednesday ordered to be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by an Ilorin High Court over allegations that border on money laundering.

Sokoto government approves new minimum wage

Sokoto State Executive Council has approved the full implementation of national new Minimum Wage and consequential adjustment to state civil servants.

Akwa Ibom government targets N100 billion IGR for 2020

The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Linus Nkan who disclosed the target during a chat with newsmen in Uyo yesterday said the rapidly springing industries, attracted by the state government have really boosted the economy of the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court adjourns ‘N1.4 billion fraud’ trial of NBA President until February 11

A Federal High Court Lagos on Monday, adjourned until Feb. 11 continuation of trial of President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Paul Usoro, charged with alleged N1.4billion fraud.

Akwa Ibom: We can’t spend our money on Calabar-Itu Road

Akwa Ibom State says that it has no obligation ploughing back the money refunded to it by the Federal Government for constructing federal roads in its domain to construct other federal roads.

Cross River governor inaugurates minimum wage negotiation team

Cross River Governor Ben Ayade on Friday inaugurated the state public service negotiating team for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara government uncovers 5,000 ghost workers, suspends three directors

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has approved the suspension of three directors and five other officials from the state ministry of finance over alleged appointment racketeering.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara government uncovers 119-year-old on payroll

The state Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Rabiu Garba, disclosed at a news conference on Sunday in Gusau that the centenarian is surprisingly collecting salary.
Governor Seyi Makinde

We are on same page with civil servants on new minimum wage – Oyo...

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, said on Saturday that his government was on the same page with civil servants on the new N30,000 minimum wage for workers.

ESIRS: Enugu IGR boost, fallout out of Governor Ugwuanyi’s measures

The Enugu State Internal Revenue Service (ESIRS) has attributed the sustainable increase in the state’s Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) to the well-thought-out measures adopted by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s administration.

Rep Obanikoro lauds Lagos boxing show

House of Representatives member Babajide Obanikoro says he is impressed with the fans and organisation of the Lagos Saturday Boxing Show.

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Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.

Coronavirus: Abuja lockdown frustrating – residents

Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari in a nationwide broadcast on Sunday ordered a total lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun State as a proactive measure to contain the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus in Nigeria.
Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.

Uber pledges 10 million free rides and deliveries for workers affected by coronavirus

Uber is ramping up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, pledging 10 million free rides and food deliveries for health care workers, senior citizens, and others affected by the outbreak.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says it has extended its molecular laboratories with the capacity to detect Coronavirus Disease to six. Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of the NCDC, disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja, while giving an update on COVID-19 in the country.

Coronavirus: Nigeria able to test between 500 and 1000 a day – NCDC

Nigeria will be able to test up to 1000 suspected cases of coronavirus by the end of this week, the NCDC has said.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria confirms four new coronavirus cases, toll rises to 139

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Tuesday, has announced four more new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19), making the number of confirmed cases in Nigeria rise to 139.

Somali governor killed in bomb blast

Abdisalan Hassan Hersi, governor of the Nugaal region in northeastern Somalia has been killed in a suicide bomb blast claimed by the al-Shabab armed group, police said on Monday.