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A former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, was on Tuesday re-arraigned at a Federal High Court in Lagos on an amended 39-count bordering on fraud.
The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the Inspector-General of Police to conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the allegations of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s finance minister.
The inability to pay June salaries of government workers is generating tension and agitation across the various states of the federation, the Nigeria Labour Congress has stated.
There was jubilation in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, on Friday as civil servants in the state started receiving alerts for their July salaries despite the inability of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) to release both the June and July allocations to states.
Ebonyi State Government says it will pay the July 2018 salaries of its workers before the month’s 13th day in spite of states not receiving the federation allocation since June.
Despite the deadlocked Federal Accounts Allocation Committee meeting over disputed payments into the federation purse, the Kwara State Government on Friday commenced payment of June salaries to state workers.
June salaries of federal and states civil servants across the country may not be paid on time as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC’s) technical session which held yesterday was abruptly adjourned on account of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) failing to make accurate returns to federation account.
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Gudu district of Abuja, has dismissed a bail application brought by the convicted former Governor of Taraba State, Rev. Jolly Nyame, who is serving a 14-year jail term.
The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Oyo State on Tuesday dragged Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and five others before an Oyo State High Court in Ibadan over the unpaid N42.3 billion gratuities and pensions arrears owed primary school teachers and local government pensioners.
The Federal Government says it will commence the voluntary repatriation of over 91,000 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon in July.
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday approved the payment of advance salary to civil servants in the state to enable them to celebrate Eid el-Fitr.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has presented certificates to 93 local government officials from Akwa Ibom as its anti-corruption ambassadors.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday arraigned the Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Babayo Garba Gamawa, and five others over an alleged N500m fraud.
A prosecution witness, Mr Abubakar Madaki, on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court Lagos, that series of investigations were conducted on fraud allegations against former Oyo State Governor, Rasheed Ladoja.
The EFCC on Wednesday, filed an amended 39-count charge before a Federal High Court Lagos, against a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu in an alleged N3.2 billion fraud.
The Lagos State Government, on Monday, said its average monthly Internally Generated Revenue had risen from N30 billion in 2017 to N34 billion in 2018.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Bassey Akpan, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from Akwa Ibom state.
Egypt raised natural gas prices for households and businesses on Saturday by between 33.3 and 75%, the latest among tough austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's economy battered by years of unrest since a 2011 uprising.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri wanted to "dismantle" Napoli's team by taking players with him, says the Italian club's president Aurelio de Laurentiis.
Germany has lifted economic sanctions on Turkey and relaxed its travel advice to the country, German officials said, after Ankara ended its two-year state of emergency.
Paris Saint-Germain defensive midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak is on the verge of joining Russian champions Lokomotiv Moscow on a season-long loan with an option to buy, ESPN reports.
The immediate past Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Umar Ahmed Imam has left the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kogi State for the Social Democratic Party, SDP.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party had an excellent candidate in Prof. Kolapo Olubunmi Olusola in the Ekiti Governorship Election and gave solid support to the state chapter of the party.
The opposition party had long mooted the idea of name change, but had slowed down on the decision because a majority of its members were not disposed to it, and those who wanted it could not convince the others.
The president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, kept his country guessing on Thursday over his political plans five months ahead of crucial elections.
A former Director of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and Lead Consultant to the National Assembly on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), Mr. Osten Olorunsola, has disclosed that oil and gas companies operating in the country shut down producing fields for up to 180 days yearly as a result of the operational challenges in the Niger Delta.
No fewer than 25 persons were reportedly killed, 90 houses destroyed, over 260 livestock confirmed dead, several people declared missing and properties worth millions of naira were destroyed, as flood wreak havoc in 10 communities of Jibia Local Government area of Katsina State Monday morning.