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Paris Club refund: 36 state governors, federal govt sued over consultancy fees

Further withdrawals from the Paris Club refund by the states government has been stalled as a consultant has dragged the 36 state governors and the Federal Government to court.

$1bn ECA withdrawal to fund President Buhari’s re-election, not to fight Boko Haram –...

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described the decision to withdraw $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) to fight Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east region as a means by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government to fund President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election in 2019.

UN agency requires $1.1bn for 2018 North-East interventions

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) says it require $1.1 billion dollars to fund the 2018 humanitarian interventions in North-East.

National Economic Council approve $1 billion for anti-terrorism war

The national economic council (NEC) has asked the federal government to use $1bn from the excess crude account (ECA) for the fight against insurgency in the north-east.

No amount of oppression, propaganda will stop Biafra agitation – Eliot Ugochukwu-Uko

Evang Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, the Deputy Secretary of Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, has said no amount of oppression can stop the agitation for Biafra.

Don suggests Kenya model to Nigeria’s herdsmen

A university don has slammed pastoral nomadism as outdated and urged the Nigerian government to prevail on herdsmen to embrace the zero grazing model as practised in Kenya.

Nigeria holds key to West-African single currency

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) have said that the economic performance of Nigeria was crucial in realising the dream for a single currency in the West African region.

Excess Crude Account is unconstitutional – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday described the operation of the ECA as unconstitutionally hence the call for the abolition of Excess Crude Account (ECA)

Senate asks federal govt to abolish excess crude account

The senate has asked the federal government to abolish the excess crude account (ECA).

Juventus president banned for a year over ticket sales, says federation

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has been banned for a year for his role in the sale of tickets to fan groups, the Italian Football Federation said Monday.

Southeast govs, Fayose, others decry alleged invasion of Kanu’s home

The South-east states governors, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and others yesterday expressed concern over the alleged invasion of the home of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by Nigerian soldiers.

What has Buhari done?

The administration paid N600b inherited fuel subsidy bill. Paid N60b inherited fertilizer subsidy bill. Paid inherited salaries and pension arrears of Federal workers. Started paying contractors that have not been paid since 2013 on Federal projects especially road construction across the country.

Fed govt withdrew N359.39bn from ECA for fuel subsidy – FRC

The Federal Government withdrew the sum of N359.39bn from the Excess Crude Account in 2015 to fund the payment of petroleum products subsidy in 2015, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said.

Nigeria must be renegotiated – ECA tells Buhari

The Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari over his stance on self-determination groups in the country.

How Nigeria squandered $201.2bn in 10 years – NEITI

According to the publication, between 2005 and 2015, $201.2bn accrued to the nation through the instrumentality of the ECA, and the entire amount was shared among the three tiers of government within the period.

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Anthony Joshua thanks Nigerian envoy for inspiring him

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Rivers governor threatens to sack traditional ruler over ‘romance’ with Bayelsa governor

Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has called on on leaders of Kalabari ethnic group inn the State to prevail on the Amanyanabo of Kalabari, King Theophilus J.T. Princewill, not to allow himself to be used by external forces to create disunity in the State.