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The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.

Coronavirus adversely impacted Benue revenue – BIRS chief

The Executive Chairman of Benue Internal Revenue Service, BIRS, Mr. Andrew Ayabam, has disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the profile of the state.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Osogbo field Office, has sealed 15 Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) skid stations for operating without valid licences.

DPR generates N742.4 billion revenue in 8 months

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it generated a total sum of N742,471,639,376. 96 billion for the Federal Government from January to August 2020.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio meets House of Reps committee on NDDC behind closed-door

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Tuesday, hosted the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, to a closed-door meeting for over three hours.
Mike Igini

Three university lecturers face prosecution over electoral malpractice

Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections.
The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC in the state.

Ondo election: ZLP deputy state chairman, 2,500 others defect to APC

The camp of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Ondo state was depleted over the weekend as its former deputy state chairman, Engr. Abayomi Adebayo and others defected to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, in the state.

Gunmen storm funeral, shoot top politicians, kidnap guests in Rivers

Unknown gunmen, Saturday, stormed Banigo Isile-Ogono community in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State, shot sporadically and abducted several persons in a gory operation.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere canvasses legal action against fuel price, electricity tariff hike

The pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Monday canvassed legal action by the citizenry against the recent increases in fuel price and electricity tariff by the federal government.

Umar Danbatta: NCC remits N362.34 billion to Nigerian government

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Danbatta, says the commission remitted N362.34 billion into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) of the Federal Government between 2015 and now.

Nigeria’s active GSM subscribers now 199.3 million – NCC chief

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, says active GSM subscribers in the country have increased from 184 million in December 2019 to 199.3 million in May 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, assured state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress that the crisis rocking the ruling party will soon be resolved.

President Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite consultative committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said enhanced consultation within the governing political party, All Progressives Congress, will strengthen its internal democracy, and improve chances of winning elections.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senator Lawan: National Assembly won’t tolerate disrespect from presidential appointees again

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday, said the federal lawmakers would no longer tolerate appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari, abusing the National Assembly.
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.

Proposed constitutional review, waste of resources – Northern elders

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has described proposed Constitutional review by the National Assembly as a waste of resources and energy.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Constitutional, electoral reforms top on our table

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has said that constitutional and electoral reforms are currently top on the table of the Green Chamber.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno governor calls for synergy to reduce gun running in Northeast

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called for synergy between the executive and legislative arms of government to reduce the recruitment of citizens in the north-eastern part of the country into illegal armed groups.
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.

Petroleum Industry Bill for presentation to National Assembly in few weeks – minister

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will be presented to the National Assembly in the next few weeks.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit Apapa today.

Official: Nigerian government making steady progress to resolve traffic situation at Apapa

Report submitted to the Federal Government recently indicates that significant progress is being recorded in the Apapa traffic situation while some challenges are still being sorted out, the Presidency has said in a statement.

UNILAG SSANU disowns branch chairman for protest against vice-chancellor’s removal

Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, has dissociated itself from the solidarity protest by the acting Chairman of the University of Lagos, Unilag chapter, Comrade Olusola Sowunmi on the removal of the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Toyin Ogundipe by the University’s Council.

Bayelsa PDP refuses to pay N105 million rent to landlord

The owner of a building that housed the secretariat of the PDP in Bayelsa, Chubby Ben Walson, is demanding the party to settle six years of rent debt amounting to N105 million before vacating his property.

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Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers Reps member dumps PDP for APC, rejects Governor Wike’s SUV

Chisom Dike, the member of the House of Representatives for Tai-Oyigbo-Eleme Federal Constituency, has decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State.
The Adamawa government has announced the passing of Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri’s mother, Hajia Fatimah Umaru at the age of 68.

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