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Federal government stops 1,044 Nigerians from travelling, generates N39 billion

No fewer than 1,044 Nigerians were stopped by the Federal Government from departing the country in 2018.

DPR to shutdown illegal gas plants, move against wrong locations

Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has warned against the indiscriminate location of Gas Plants in Delta state, adding that its surveillance team were all over to discourage illegal operation of Gas Plants.

Minimum wage: Reps member commends federal government, labour for averting strike

The lawmaker reiterated that the National Assembly (NASS) had always been willing to come out with policies that would not be detrimental to the welfare of the Nigerian workers.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos government warns abattoir concessionaires

The Lagos State Government has warned the concessionaires managing the Oko-Oba Abattoir to comply with their agreement to manage the facility well in accordance with proper hygiene culture.
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.

Wealthy Nigerians on edge over NFIU searchlight

Recalcitrant tax defaulters, high-end politicians, top civil servants, businessmen and other wealthy Nigerians with questionable sources of income are now in panic mode as the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other anti-graft agencies began beaming their searchlight on them in line with the Federal Government’s effort to retrieve state funds tallegedly siphoned in shady transactions.

NECA, PenCom task employers on compliance with CPS

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has urged employers of labour to comply with provision of the Pension Act and ensure they remit to the Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS).

NFIU denies asking banks for account of National Assembly principal, judiciary officers

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has distanced itself from reports that it has written to banks asking them to make available the “account details of principal officers of the National Assembly and the Judiciary.”
Ahmed Lawan and Ovie Omo-Agege

National Assembly principal officers, members’ bank accounts under investigation

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has started the “secret” investigation of bank accounts of the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan; his deputy, Ovie Omo-Agege; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; his deputy, Idris Wase, as well as the principal officers and members of the National Assembly.

Federal government loses 30 percent procurement budget

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (CIPSMN) on Wednesday said the country loses about 30 per cent of her procurement budget yearly due to ineffective and inefficient procurement process and system.

NCDMB: Why local content act is partially implemented

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Simbi Wabote, on Tuesday said the Local Content Act cannot be fully comlied with because of the economic realities in the country.

SON seizes substandard LPG cylinders

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has seized a 40 feet container stocked with substandard LPG cylinders worth over N38 million.

SON to destroy N38 million substandard roofing sheets

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria is set to destroy N38m worth of substandard roofing sheets found in a Lagos warehouse.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo government appoints Due Process chief

The Oyo State Government has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.
5G signal

5G conference warns on security as Huawei controversy rages

Experts called on 5G providers Friday to heed supply chain security in light of concerns about technology providers such as China’s Huawei, recently banned by the US government.

Corruption may end in Nigeria this year!

Two days ago, while waiting as usual, at the Lagos airport, for delayed flights, I met a group talking about the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and its handling of the asset declaration case of former Chief Justice Walter Onnoghen. It was a heated but thrilling debate which began with a discussion on whether or not, the case could inspire our anti-corruption bodies.
The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

NTCA tasks National Assembly on Tobacco Act

The Consumer Protection Council has begun an awareness campaign on the National Tobacco Control Act (NTCA) across major cities in Nigeria where cigarettes and shisha are openly sold.

NCC moves to criminalise sale of pre-registered SIM cards

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says it is working with the National Assembly to criminalise mobile phones sim card infractions.

Central bank new department to regulate activities of fintechs

The recently created Payment System Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been charged with the responsibility of regulating the activities of the financial Technology Companies (Fintechs) and other financial institutions under the digital development.

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Woman killed, 65 injured in attack on US base in Afghanistan

A woman was killed and at least 65 people were wounded, including five Georgian soldiers, in a complex attack that hit a medical facility near the largest US military base in Afghanistan early on Wednesday, officials said.

Olivier Giroud wanted by Inter, Atletico in January transfer

Serie A giants Inter Milan and Spanish Laliga top side Atletico Madrid are reportedly leading the race to sign Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud in January.
Chelsea have taken decisive action against ticket touts operating around their Stamford Bridge home, with jail sentences handed out in some instances.

Chelsea eye attacking additions ahead of £150 million January spending spree

Frank Lampard will be given £150m to spend by Chelsea in January upon the lifting of their transfer embargo.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

House of Reps summons ministers over power sector crisis

The House of Representatives has summoned the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, and his Labour and Employment counterpart, Chris Ngige, to explain why nothing was done regarding the 21 days ultimatum given by Electricity Workers Union over unpaid benefits to disengaged employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), as well as improved condition of services by their current employers.
US rapper A$AP Rocky has been found guilty of assault and handed a conditional sentence after a street brawl in Stockholm.

A$AP Rocky back in Sweden four months after assault conviction

New York rapper A$AP Rocky was back in Sweden on Wednesday for a concert, four months after receiving a suspended sentence over a Stockholm street fight.