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Witness: Ex-Governor Jang diverted N2 billion from central bank

A witness, Mr Taiwo Olorunyomi, an investigator with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) alleged that former Governor Jonah Jang diverted N2 billion which the CBN released to the state government for Micro Enterprises and SME’s.

Lagos governorship candidates decry alleged wasteful spending

Four governorship candidates have attacked the Lagos State Government over what they described as wasteful spending, saying the resources of the state are not properly accounted for.

NEITI: Nigeria’s oil sector realised $17.05 billion in 2016

The total financial flows from Nigeria’s oil and gas sector in 2016 was the lowest in a decade and the fifth lowest since the return of democracy in 1999, the latest Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) Oil & Gas Industry Audit report has revealed.

Federal government faults FAAN, NTDC, others over non-remittance of operating surplus

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) has faulted several government agencies’ reluctance to remit their operating surplus into the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).

CBN: TSA transaction value hits 13.53 trillion in 2017

The Central Bank of Nigeria says the migration of the Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the Treasury Single Account has led to positive growth in the value and volume of transactions recorded in end to end payments in 2017.

Kwara proposes N157.5 billion budget for 2019

The Kwara State Government has proposed a budget of N157, 504, 952, 561 for the 2019 fiscal year.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Goodluck Jonathan: Kamshim Shettima has a lot of questions to answer on Boko Haram...

Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday challenged the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, to offer plausible explanations “for the ignoble roles he played in worsening the Boko Haram tragedy in his home state.”
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government inaugurates investigative panel on NHIS

Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, on Friday inaugurated a fact-finding committee on National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and advised it to eschew bias in the assignment.

Yemi Kale: NBS to measure level of poverty in Nigeria

The Statistician General of the Federation, Mr Yemi Kale, says the National Bureau of Statistics will commence the Nigeria Living Standard Survey from September 27.

NBS: Oil exports, controlled imports aided Nigeria’s exit from recession

Nigeria’s recovery from economic recession slowly began in the second quarter of 2017 (Q2 2017) mainly because of oil exports and controlled imports, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.
Abubakar Chika Adamu

House of Reps member seeks overhaul of civil service to curb corruption

A member of the House of Representatives, Mr Abubakar Chika Adamu, claimed that the civil service remains the hub of corrupt practices in the country.

Emir Sanusi laments federal government’s spending of N1.4 trillion on fuel subsidy

The Emir of Kano and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has called on the Federal Government to prioritise its expenditure, wondering what the N1.4 trillion currently spent on fuel subsidy could have brought the country in terms of infrastructure.

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Governor Dickson: I won’t manipulate my successor’s emergence

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State said that he would not mastermind the emergence of his successor in the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 2 governorship election in the state.
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