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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Federal roads: Senate to assist Enugu’s reimbursement

The Senate Committee on Works has assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State that it will liaise with the Federal Ministry of Works to ensure reimbursement of N23.7 billion being owed the state on outstanding certified expenditure in respect of rehabilitation of federal roads in the state.
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Bauchi governor flags off construction of 2,500 housing scheme

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has flagged off the construction of 2,500 affordable housing units in collaboration with a company known as the Family Homes Funds Limited.
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Nigeria: Public universities stink of corruption

The federal government has alleged that public universities in the country were stinking of corruption.

NUT to meet President Buhari over 65-year retirement age for teachers

The leadership of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) would meet with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, today (Tuesday).
The bill sponsored by Chairman, House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, provides that all dividends by any shareholder after 24 months of declaration by a public company and venture capital meant for investment is usually high risk or new business that also has high potentials shall be categorised as unclaimed dividends.

House of Reps moves to establish unclaimed dividends trust fund

As part of efforts aimed at strengthening the capital market, the House of Representatives on resumption from the Christmas and New Year recess is expected to commence debate on a bill which seeks to establish Unclaimed Dividends Trust Fund in the country.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria speaks on ‘diplomatic row’ with Ghana over embassy building

The alleged diplomatic row, which was circulated on Thursday on social media, suggested that the Nigeria High Commission is being forcefully evicted from its diplomatic property in Accra.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana lauds French ECOWAS members’ decision to dump CFA for ECO

The Ghanaian government has hailed the resolve by eight member nations of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to cut their colonial links with France’s CFA (Communaute Financiere d’Afrique) Franc and adopt ECO as their common currency.

Budget Office: 2019 budget performance now 83.95 percent

The overall performance of the 2019 budget, as at the third quarter of the year stood at 83.95 per cent.

Tunde Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.

Whistle blowing policy earns federal government N594.089 billion

The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Muhammed K. Dikwa, has revealed that the Federal Government (FG) has earned N594.09 billion from whistle blowing policy since its inception in 2016.
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ASUU: Why we are against inclusion of lecturers in IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it strongly believes that the introduction of Integrated Payroll and Personnel System (IPPIS) into federal universities will compound the problem of regular flow of fund and personnel management.
Prof. Abdullahi Shehu, former Director, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Training Academy has called on governments and anti-graft agencies to honour the five per cent whistle-blower commission to motivate people to give information.

Former EFCC official urges governments to honour whistle-blower commission

Prof. Abdullahi Shehu, former Director, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Training Academy has called on governments and anti-graft agencies to honour the five per cent whistle-blower commission to motivate people to give information.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari sacks investment tribunal chief

Barely two years after his appointment, President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend sacked Chairman, Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST), Mr. Siaka Isiah Idoko-Akoh. A senior official of the tribunal, Mr. J. I. Udunni, has been appointed to replace him.
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York, USA ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly on 22nd Sep 2019

Union lauds President Buhari for sacking tribunal chairman

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for removing Mr. Siaka Isiah Idoko-Akoh as the Chairman, Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST).
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi government signs MoU to build 2500 housing units

Bauchi State government has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Friends Home Fund to build 2500 Housing Units worth 15 Billion Naira in the state.

Ministry: Why 7.5 percent VAT is necessary

The federal government has defended its decision to increase Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5 to 7.5percent.

Zamfara youths petition ICPC over alleged diversion of N300 million constituency project funds

Following the alleged diversion of N300 million budgeted for procurement of health care facilities at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, youths from Zamfara State under the aegis of Health, Safety and Environment Charity Initiative, Tuesday protested in front of the headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), demanding that an investigation be conducted into the matter.

Federal government audits 500 former Nigeria Airways staff

The Federal Government has commenced a week-long mop up verification exercise of 500 ex-workers of the former Nigeria Airways, who were not audited during the last exercise.

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has commenced the distribution of bags of rice, beans and Vitamin C to indigent families to cushion the stay-at-home order aimed at tackling the spread of Coronavirus. 5

Nigeria struggles towards shutdown as virus fears grow

The normally bustling markets have thinned out and the notoriously clogged roads are eerily free: Lagos is lurching towards shutdown as Nigeria tries to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos confirms eight new virus cases

Prof. Akin Abayomi, the State Commissioner for Health, made this known on his Twitter handle
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.

MURIC supports minister on prison decongestion

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has supported the call by Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, for decongestion of Correctional Centres to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba shuts down borders, bans travel in and out of state

Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku has banned travel in and out of the state with effect from Sunday, March 29th until further notice.

US: Emergency visa for medical professionals with approved H, J petitions

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says the recent emergency visa appointment for medical professionals is only for individuals with approved H or J petition.