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Dangote Group denies involvement in NPA contract

Dangote Group has refuted a media report linking the company with International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), the company awarded the coastline terminals contract.

NDIC, CIBN partner to improve banking professionalism

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Bello Hassan, has stressed the need for effective collaboration between regulators and operators in the banking system for the establishment of sound ethics and professionalism in the banking industry.
Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has listed some communities inKwara and Niger as notorious for smuggling activities over the years.

Rice farmers oppose return of impounded commodity to traders

Rice farmers under the umbrella of the Rice Processors Association of Nigeria (RIPAN), yesterday kicked against the directive by the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to return the smuggled goods it impounded from rice traders’ shops in Ibadan, Oyo State.

‘Assault’: Senate Committee gives CCT chief two weeks to defend himself

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, on Tuesday, gave the Chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Mr Danladi Umar, two weeks to defend a petition against him.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Press Freedom Day: Kano governor wants journalists to be accurate, objective

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Monday urged journalists to be resolute in maintaining accuracy, objectivity and professional ethics in their line of duty to deepen good governance without heating up the polity.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

Press Freedom Day: NBC tasks journalists on ethics

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has urged journalists across the globe to adhere strictly to ethics of the profession as World celebrated Press Freedom Day.
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.

Press Freedom Day: SGF felicitates with Nigerian media

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, has joined others to celebrate the Nigerian media on the occasion of the World’s Press Freedom Day.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Senate president: National Assembly will never pass law to suppress press freedom

The Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Nigerian journalists as they celebrate this year’s World Press Freedom Day on Monday, May 3, 2021, assuring that the current National Assembly will never pass any law that will suppress press freedom in the country.

CITN restates need for tax enlightenment post-coronavirus

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, CITN, has harped on the need for intensified tax enlightenment campaign and education as Nigerian economy struggled to get out of COVID-19 mess.
Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed has lamented how the novel Coronavirus has hindered preparations for local government elections in the state.

Bauchi suspends preacher for allegedly castigating Prophet Mohammed’s companions

The Bauchi State government has suspended an Islamic preacher, Malam Abubakar Idris from further preaching and leading congregational prayers in any part of the State for what it termed “interest of peace”.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly urged to pass Proceeds of Crime Bill, Witness Protection Bill, others

Stakeholders in the Nigerian project have asked the National Assembly to quickly pass Proceeds of Crime Bill, Witness Protection Bill, Federal Audit bill, Public Interest Disclosure & Compliant Commission Bill and other public interest bills to strengthen the fight against Corruption in the country as they are worried over damage caused by Corrupt acts.
The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, says it is set to complete analogue switch off across Nigeria by end of 2022.

IPOB interview: We didn’t suspend Channels TV – NBC

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says it only warned Channels TV and did not suspend the station’s operations over the broadcast of an interview with a leader of an outlawed group, IPOB.
“What I know is the prime minister has personally met the costs of the flat refurbishment and that is what people in Britain want to know,” Liz Truss, Britain’s trade minister, told BBC television on Sunday.

Minister: British premier paid for apartment refurbishment himself

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally covered the cost of refurbishing his Downing Street flat, a minister said, seeking to quash claims by Johnson’s former top adviser that the prime minister had planned to get donors to pay for it secretly.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

UK opposition calls for probe into premier’s flat refurbishment

Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday called for an investigation into how Prime Minister Boris Johnson funded a refurbishment of his Downing Street flat following claims by his former top adviser.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts during a virtual news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic, at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain January 7, 2021. Tolga Akmen-Pool via REUTERS

UK opposition calls for standards commission after premier criticised by former top adviser

Britain's opposition Labour Party on Saturday called for an independent commission on ethics and standards in government after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's former top adviser criticised the UK leader's integrity.

Ondo election: I have assurances Eyitayo Jegede will win at Appeal Court – Senator...

Sen. Yao Akinyelure (PDP-Ondo Central) has said he has assurances that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2020 Ondo governorship polls, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, that he will get good judgment and victory at the appeal court.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

Isa Pantami: House of Reps’ll never support terrorism, sponsors – spokesman

Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ben Kalu, last night declared that the 9th Assembly under the leadership of Femi Gbajabiamila will never support terrorism or its supporters.
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Senate investigates ‘killing’ of Nigerians in Togo

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo.
Senate Minority Leader Enyinnaya Abaribe has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over what he regards as the inability of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government to address the security challenges in the country.

Senate probes alleged lopsided appointments at NHRC

The Senate at Wednesday plenary directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate a petition from a Senior lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), seeking the probe of alleged lopsided appointments made into the board of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Kwara government inducts 130 doctors, nurses, others

Kwara State Government on Tuesday began the induction of at least 130 health workers who were recently recruited into the state civil service, a step meant to improve patient-to-health giver ratio and better medical service delivery in the state.
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Delta government to revoke C-of-O of some landed properties in Asaba

The Delta State Government has said that it would revoke the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) of any landed property in the proposed Asaba Industrial Estate that is not used for the right purpose for which it was allocated.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate to probe Customs’ invasion of rice traders’ shops in Ibadan

The Senate has mandated its Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the alleged invasion of rice traders shops at Bodija market in Ibadan, Oyo state capital by men of the Nigerian Customs that resulted in the carting away of goods worth N85 million.

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The Police Command in Enugu State has rescued one Ugo Nweke from an angry mob that caught him allegedly trying to steal a commercial bus at Abakpa-Nike in the Enugu metropolis.
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Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has called for the President to be impeached for failing to solve Nigeria’s security problems.

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The Peoples Democratic Party says the failed robbery attack in Aso Rock on Monday shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, lacked the capacity to secure Nigeria.
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