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The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Presidency opposes ecological funds regulation bill

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, yesterday told the House Committee on Ecological Fund that the presidency believes the proposed law would either clash with or duplicate the existing ones.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Ecological Fund: Presidency opposes bill, says capable of slowing down response to emergencies

The Presidency has expressed its opposition to a bill in the House of Representatives seeking to regulate the Ecological Fund.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House of Reps move to strip President of ecological fund powers

The bill entitled ‘A Bill to Establish the regulation of Ecological Fund, 2020’, states in its Part 2, section 7, that a proposed council, “Shall take custody and monitor the ecological fund for the purposes of addressing any of the following challenges: erosion, landslide, desertification, floods, oil spillage, drought and any other environmental challenges that may arise in the application of the fund”.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU wants children of public office holders banned from studying abroad

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Sunday advocated that public office holders in the country should be banned from sending their children/wards to study in tertiary institutions abroad.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

New police law sets diploma as entry qualification

Nigerians seeking to join the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, must possess a minimum of Ordinary National Diploma, OND, if a new law being proposed to reposition the force and strengthen policing in the country sails through.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

ASUU calls on Edo government to settle outstanding four months salaries

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech – full text

Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

Court strike out ‘unlawful dismissal’ suit filed by widow against Nigeria Customs

The National Industrial Court, Abuja, on Monday struck out a suit filed by Dr Jemila Aruna, widow of a dismissed deceased officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Isiaka, challenging the termination of his appointment after his death.
Zainab Ahmed

IPPIS: Federal government halts salaries of unregistered tertiary institutions’ staff

Workers of various tertiary institutions who have not been captured on the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) are in for a tough time as the federal government has suspended the payment of their salaries and emoluments with effect from January.
Chief Muyiwa Olumilua, the state Commissioner for Information and Value Orientation, said this in Ado Ekiti on Saturday at a news conference to announce activities to mark the first anniversary of the Gov. Kayode Fayemi-led administration in the state.

Why Ekiti governor failed to fulfill promise on arrears of salaries, others – commissioner

The Ekiti State Government has said that huge debt it inherited from the previous administration constrained it from fulfilling its promise to clear emoluments and salary arrears owed workers within one year.
Timi Frank

FIRS refutes Timi Frank’s claim on ‘N90 billion election fund’

Contrary to claims by Comrade Timi Frank, political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), linking alleged travails being faced by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to the fallout of the 2019 general election, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has described the claims as lacking in truth.
The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki has cautioned politicians against overheating the polity ahead the general elections.

EFCC begins fresh investigation against Senator Saraki

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has initiated a fresh investigation against outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

Polytechnic lecturers give strike notice

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has reminded the Federal Government of the 21-day ultimatum issued on October 2, 2018, to address issues which led to the 2017 dispute or, be ready for total shutdown of polytechnics across the country.
Senate President Bukola Saraki

Bukola Saraki: Eight National Assembly remains most audacious despite challenges

The President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has declared that the legislature plays a critical role in democratic systems and remains the nucleus of democratic systems across the world.
Rauf Aregbesola

Governor Aregbesola pays N19.6‎ billion arrears of salaries, pensions of Osun workers, retirees

The Osun State Government has paid N19.8‎ billion for the payment of salaries and pensions emoluments to all categories of workers in the state.

Lawyer drags minister to court over alleged NYSC certificate forgery

An Abuja-based legal practitioner, Francis Obalim, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Abuja, against the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, demanding her sack.

CSO wants review of legislators’, ministers’ pay

Procurement Observation and Advocacy Initiative, a Civil Society Organisations (CSO), on Tuesday called for review of emolument of lawmakers and ministers, saying it was avoidable drain on the nation’s finances.

Court nullifies ex-President Jonathan’s sacking of NHIS scribe

The National Industrial Court has nullified the sacking of Dr. Martins Thomas as the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme.

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Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS closes tax waiver window December 31 – chairman

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) said on Wednesday that the window of opportunity for “waivers of penalties and interest on outstanding taxes arising from desk examinations, audit exercises, investigations or all other forms of tax assessment” will close on December 31, 2020.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government makes U-turn, says vehicle owners to pay for autogas conversion

Justice Derefaka, technical adviser on gas business and policy implementation to minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva, disclosed this on Wednesday when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels TV.
Arsenal are hoping to ‘nick’ Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight world title clash with Kubrat Pulev from North London rivals Tottenham, Eddie Hearn has admitted.

1,000 fans to watch Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev bout at Wembley

1,000 fans will watch Anthony Joshua defend his three world titles against Kubrat Pulev at the Wembley Arena next weekend.
If there’s one thing that is noticeable about Mikel Arteta’s tenure at Arsenal thus far, it is his single-mindedness and strength of character.

Arsenal boss backs temporary subs for head injuries

Mikel Arteta on Wednesday backed calls for concussion substitutes after Arsenal's David Luiz was involved in a sickening clash of heads with Raul Jimenez that left the Wolves striker with a fractured skull.
KIDNAPPING

Abductors of Catholic priest demand N100 million ransom

The Kidnappers of a reverend father, Mathew Dajo, of the Parish Catholic Church, Yangoji, have demanded for N100 million ransom before the victim will be set free, a member of the church (name withheld) confided in our reporter.