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Senate wants states to dedicate funds for border communities

The Senate on Wednesday called on the 21 Border States to dedicate 1.5 percent of consolidated revenue fund and 30 percent of ecological fund for the development of Border Communities in the country.
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Senate bothered by neglect, poor living conditions in border towns

The Senate on Wednesday expressed its displeasure at the poor living conditions in border communities, citing the insufficient funding of the Border Community Development Agency (BCDA) to provide basic amenities.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 5

House of Reps call for urgent action to avert pipeline explosion in Abia

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to direct the Ecological Fund Office to embark on erosion control in Umunwanwa community of Abia State, to avert a possible pipeline explosion.
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Reps member seeks separation of ecological fund from states’ allocation

Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (Isuikwuato/Umunneochi constituency), has called for the separation of ecological fund from federal allocations accruable to states.

Group begs President Buhari to pardon Senator Dariye

A group, Youth Assembly at the United Nations (YAUN), on Thursday appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to pardon former Plateau State Governor, Senator Joshua Dariye, who is currently serving a ten-year jail term for misappropriating N1.6 billion ecological fund belonging to the state when he served as governor of Plateau State.
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Nigeria earned N28.6 trillion from oil, non-oil sources in five years

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) said that N28.58 trillion was remitted to the Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, from mineral revenues, non-mineral revenues and Value Added Tax (VAT).
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NEITI: N28.58 trillion remitted into Federation Account in five years

N28.58 trillion was remitted to Nigeria’s Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, according to a report from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

NEWMAP: 90% of gully erosion in Nigeria caused by road construction

Over 90 per cent of gully erosions in Nigeria are caused by poor termination of drains during road construction activities, the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) has said.

50 oil firms owe NDDC N1.2 trillion – firm

Fifty oil firms operating in the Niger Delta region are owing the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) N1.2 trillion in form of unpaid dues to the Commission, it was gathered yesterday.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

FEC approves N5.5 billion for training, employment of 12,000 Nigerians

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday in Abuja approved N5.5 billion for the training and provision of work tools for 12,000 young Nigerians under the N-Power scheme of the federal government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP).

Expert seeks independent body to manage ecological fund

For greater efficiency, Prof. Clement Akosile, of the Nigerian Meteorological Society, has called on the Federal Government to allow an independent body to manage the ecological fund.

House of Reps urges NEMA to tackle flooding in Bayelsa, nationwide

The House of Representatives on Tuesday urged the National Emergency Management Agency, the Ecological Fund and related agencies to be proactive in tackling the menace of flooding in Beyelsa and all other states in the federation.

APC UK expresses readiness to assist flood victims

The United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is ready to give some form of assistance to victims of recent flooding that occurred in some states of the federation.

Ogbonnaya Onu: Federal government to advance research on earthquake mitigation

Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would advance research activities to mitigate any earthquake hazard in the country.

2019: I’ll stand with APC, President Buhari even in prison – Senator Dariye

A former governor of Plateau State and Senator representing Plateau Central in the National Assembly, Joshua Dariye, who is serving 14 years jail term at the Kuje prison, in Abuja, has urged his supporters to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari during the 2019 general election.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

Federal government pledges even distribution of projects

President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Saturday at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi, while inaugurating ecological projects in the institution.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Federal government pledges even distribution of projects across Nigeria

The Federal Government said that all parts of the country would benefit from projects to sustain its fairness and equality policy.

Nsima Ekere: Federal government, oil firms owe NDDC N28 trillion, $458 million

The Federal Government and oil companies operating in the country reportedly owe the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) a total of N2.787 trillion and $485.336 million.

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Arewa CF: Killing of aid workers in Borno is a clear desecration of Islam

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Ibrahim Gusau to face AFN probe panel Wednesday over corruption allegations

Embattled and suspended president of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Shehu Ibrahim Gusau, has been given Wednesday, December 18, 2019, to appear before the panel set up by the federation investigating allegations of financial impropriety, misapplication of funds and breaches of the AFN constitution against him.
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Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress coach invites Murjanatu Musa, 13 others

D’Tigress Head Coach Hughley Otis Jr. has named 2019 Nigeria Women’s Premier League MVP Musa Murjanatu in the 14-player roster for the FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament next year.