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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate rejects payment of N98.4 million for printing of PIB flyers by petroleum ministry

The Senate has taken a swipe at the Ministry of Petroleum Resources over the payment of N98.4 million for the printing of leaflets for the awareness campaign programme for the Petroleum Industrial Bill without due process.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate: How health ministry mismanaged N4.6 billion Ebola fund

The Senator Matthew Urhoghide, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Edo South led Senate Committee on Public Accounts is raising the alarm of how the money was spent and sustained the indictment report against the Ministry of Health over the issue due to failure of the officials of the Ministry to explain their own side of the allegation.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Nigerian senate raises alarm over possible loss of government’s N478 million in Aso Savings...

According to the Senate, the deposit was meant for payment of compensation to displaced persons under the Zungeru power project for the purpose of securing housing facilities for staff of the Ministry of Power.

Senate: Power ministry smuggles N7 billion into its account without appropriation

The Senate has raised the alarm on how the Ministry of Power smuggled over N7 billion smuggled into the Ministry’s budget without an appropriation from the National Assembly.

Edo 2020 trade fair postponed indefinitely – organisers

Organisers of the Edo 2020 Trade Fair said the event has been postponed indefinitely due to challenges of insecurity experienced in the state.
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Gunmen abduct Edo council chief, bus passengers

Edokpa, who is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was abducted along the Benin-Abuja Highway on Friday.
The National Industrial Court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to pay a whistleblower, Sambo Abdullahi, all his salaries and other emoluments from December 22, 2017, till date.

Senate queries NBET over N1.5 billion unremitted fund

The Senate has queried the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Company, NBET, over alleged unremitted N1.5 billion as the total amount being accrued as accumulated interests from investments in Treasury Bills.

Nigerian senate moves to invoke antitrust law against DSTV

The invocation of the Antitrust law on Multichoice will help forestall the company’s development into a law unto itself that can influence the economy, determine the nation’s democracy and national life.

Senate queries JAMB over ‘N110 million collected by ghost workers’

The Senate has has querried the alleged N110.4 million ghost workers presently rocking the Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate queries ex-ambassador for ‘pocketing’ $134,000 meant for domestic servants

The Senate has queried the Ministry of Foreign Affairs over how a former Nigeria Ambassador to Israel pocketed $134,000 meant for domestic servants.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate queries ministry for ‘spending N248 million without approval’

The Senate has queried officials of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Republic of Germany for allegedly spending a total sum of N248 million without the approval of the National Assembly.

Senate queries JAMB over contract scam

The Senate has queried the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) over N7.3 billion contracts scandal.
The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has said it is too early to assess the success of the election as the much-awaited Edo state Governorship Election

Edo election: Governor Obaseki’s deputy loses local council to APC

The running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the Edo gubernatorial election, Philip Shaibu, lost the election in his Local Government, Etsako west, to the All Progressives Congress.
Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.3

Edo election: Voters turn out in large number before INEC officials

Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state, NAN reports.

Edo election: Polls open amid massive security, movement restriction

Although the situation does not suggest the likelihood of violence, there is a massive security presence in cities, town and villages. With total compliance with restriction movement across the state, the processes of making the election peaceful and credible is uninterrupted.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: 1.7 million to vote in Edo election

No fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19, Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Voters looking for ‘vote buyers’ – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
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YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja has intercepted 21.9kg of Cocaine.

NDLEA intercepts 21.9kg of cocaine at Abuja airport

According to him, during the inward clearance of the flight, the vigilant officers of the Command became suspicious upon noticing that the two brief cases were abandoned on the conveyor belt without any of the passengers claiming them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Nigerian governors to meet over coronavirus second wave as schools re-open

The Nigerian Governors Forum on Monday said it will meet on Wednesday to chart a way out of the second wave of the pandemic as schools reopen across the country.