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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja said it would advance research activities to mitigate any earthquake hazard in the country.
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 Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on Saturday at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi, while inaugurating ecological projects in the institution.
The Federal Government said that all parts of the country would benefit from projects to sustain its fairness and equality policy.
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.
Lagos State government on Sunday gave an assurance that by December 2020, the Blue Rail Line project will come on stream and will be fully operational in the next two years from Mile 2 to Marina in its aggressive drive to address the transportation problem in the state.
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, has identified the need for all and sundry to be committed to steadying the nation with a view to handing over a vibrant and strengthened nation to young leaders.
The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has described the killing of four aid workers by Boko Haram in Borno State on Saturday as a clear desecration of Islam which preaches sacred inviolability of the individual.
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.
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.
Nigerian born forward Bright Osayi-Samuel was on target for his Queens Park Rangers in their 2-0 over Birmingham City English championship game on Wednesday at the St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
Lionel Messi believes the gap between Barcelona, Real Madrid and the rest of La Liga has closed considerably over the past decade making the league a lot more complicated.
A group, the Global Centre for Conscious Living Against Corruption, on Thursday called on the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, to resign from the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
The chairman All Progressives Congress (APC), Anambra state chapter, Basil Chukwuemeka Ejidike, has boasted that his party will shock the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other political parties in the 2021 Anambra state governorship election.
With only hours to go until the final deadline to form a government in Israel runs out, chances of a third election within a year looked all but unavoidable on Wednesday as lawmakers continue to deadlock.