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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike giving a souvenir to the Acting Registrar of NECO, Abubakar Gana at the Government House, Port Harcourt on Friday.

Federal governor’s agencies dependence on states for funding unfortunate – Rivers governor

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has called on the Federal Government to take concrete steps to fund Federal Agencies across the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate probes alleged secret recruitment in FIRS, NASDRA , NDLEA, others

The Senate Committee on Federal Character has summoned some federal agencies over alleged secret recruitment.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks merger of federal government agencies

The Senate Thursday vowed to ensure the merger of some of the over 700 federal agencies in the country believed to be draining the nation’s scarce resources.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo threatens to sue Google, Vanguard apologises over ‘false allegations’

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has threatened to sue Google over ‘false allegations’ made against him on a YouTube page.
Waziri Adio NEITI

NEITI: N28.58 trillion remitted into Federation Account in five years

N28.58 trillion was remitted to Nigeria’s Federation Account between 2012 and 2016, according to a report from the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI).

NDDC board: Group flays govs’ interference in appointments

Delta Ijaw Political Machineries has frowned at what it described as the undue interference of Governors of oil-producing states in the composition of those appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari into the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, board.
Anthony Mkpe Ayine

AuGF to audit FIRS, Customs

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Anthony Mkpe Ayine, has begun deep engagements with key federal agencies in his efforts to improve the credibility of public finance administration in Nigeria.

NGO tasks NHIS, others on use of N12.7 billion health fund

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and other beneficiaries of the N12.7 billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) have been charged to ensure expeditious and transparent use of the money toward addressing critical issues in the health sector.
Chinese state media on Wednesday dangled the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the US as a counter-strike in the trade war, potentially depriving Washington of a key resource used to make everything from smartphones to military hardware.

China steps up threat to deprive US of rare earths

Chinese state media on Wednesday dangled the threat of cutting exports of rare earths to the United States as a counter-strike in the trade war, potentially depriving Washington of a key resource used to make everything from smartphones to military hardware.

FRSC to tackle smugglers through number registration

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says that effective collaboration among federal agencies, including the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), have made vehicle smuggling a less lucrative business.

Senate decries poor implementation of 2018 budget

The Senate, yesterday, took a swipe at the Federal Government over what it described as the poor implementation of the 2018 budget, noting that Nigerians were not feeling the impact of government because of the failure of the executive to adequately fund the budget.

Governor Dickson swears in four new commissioners

Seriake Dickson, the Bayelsa State governor, at the weekend swore in four newly appointed commissioners into the State Executive Council (SEC), decrying neglect of the state by the Federal Government.

Official: INEC to engage 19, 028 adhoc staff for polls in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom, said it planned to use 19, 028 ad hoc staff for the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Nyesom Wike regrets soldiers’ invasion of neighbourhood corps training camp

Days after the invasion of training camp of the Neighborhood Safety Corps, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that no level of illegal use of force by Federal Security Services will intimidate the government and people of the state.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Nyesom Wike: Nigerian Army is now political weapon against defenceless citizens

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the Nigerian Army has been transformed into a political weapon that has abandoned her security responsibilities.
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Muhammadu Buhari makes new appointments, confirms others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments into key federal agencies while also confirming those earlier appointed.

11 pregnant women, other 130 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received a fresh batch of 141 stranded Nigerians from Libya, including 11 pregnant women

Boss Mustapha warns board chairman not to interfere with parastatal agencies administration

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has warned chairmen of boards of parastatal agencies not to interfere in the administration of the companies.

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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. 6

House of Reps moves to separate attorney-general from minister of justice

The House of Representatives is seeking to separate the office of the Attorney General of the Federation from that of the Minister of Justice, saying the separation will remove political interference in the operations of the Attorney General.
The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Justice Kumai Aka’ahs retires from Supreme Court

The number of Justices at the Supreme Court’s Bench has been reduced by one with the retirement of Justice Kumai Bayang Aka’ahs.

Rivers governor dares opponents, donates N20 million at book launch

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in Abuja on Tuesday dared his political opponents to do their worst as he donated N20m at the launch of a book titled, ‘The Big Interviews’, authored by Eric Osagie, a former Managing Director of The SUN.
There was wild jubilation in Sagamu on Saturday night after Anthony Joshua regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua replies Deontay Wilder, says tactics against Andy Ruiz deliberate

Anthony Joshua has defended his measured and tactful display against Andy Ruiz Jr, which saw him become a two-time heavyweight world champion.

Central bank expects 2.38% GDP growth by Q4

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) expects to achieve 2.38 per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the fourth quarter of this year.