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Court strikes out suit againt NSIA, managing director

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.

Court strikes out suit against sovereign wealth authority, chief

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit praying for an order suspending the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, Uche Orji, and an order for a forensic audit of the organisation’s accounts from inception.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

FIRS vows to recover funds in NIPOST’s ‘illegal’ stamp duties’ account

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has expressed its resolve to ensure that all monies collected by the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) into its ‘illegally operated Stamp Duties’ Account’ are fully recovered and remitted into the Federation Account.

NIPOST, FIRS war escalates over stamp duty collection

The imbroglio between Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) and the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) over jurisdiction in respect of stamp duty collection worsened on Tuesday.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo spends N3.13 billion on workers’ allowances, hazard bonus

The Ondo State Government on Monday said it had spent over N3.13 billion to offset the outstanding allowances of workers and medical staff in the state.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

PDP governors setup legal committee to address arbitrary, illegal deduction from federation account

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has set up legal committee to address arbitrary and illegal deduction from federal account.
Ahmad said the Executive Chairman of FIRS, Muhammad Nami, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Audit and Recovery of Back Years Stamp Duties and the unveiling of the FIRS Adhesive Stamp in Abuja.

Labour lauds FIRS for boosting Nigerian government’s revenue

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has commended the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) for boosting government’s revenue via stamp duty collection.
Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, on Thursday, said the ministry was implementing policies and programmes geared towards revamping the sector to an enviable position.

Nigeria to implement policies, programme towards revamping mineral sector

Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Dr Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, on Thursday, said the ministry was implementing policies and programmes geared towards revamping the sector to an enviable position.

Labour unions in Niger reject salary cut, to go spiritual

Rising from an emergency meeting held at the labour house in Minna the state capital on Thursday, the organised civil servants in Niger state, have again rejected the planned slash in their salaries by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led state government.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance minister presents draft 2021 to 2023 MTEF to NEC

Hajia Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, on Thursday presented the draft 2021 to 2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework(MTEF) as well as the Fiscal Strategy Paper to the National Economic Council (NEC).
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC increases gas supply to power sector by 19 percent

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced an increase of 19.14 per cent in the average daily natural gas supply to power plants in April 2020.
Governor Kayode Fayemi signs revised Appropriation Bill of N91.128bn into law.

Ekiti governor signs revised appropriation bill into law

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State on Monday signed the Revised/Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N91.128 billion into law.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has placed all the communities in Kabba-Bunu council areas on ‘absolute’ lockdown following the positive testing of two persons in the council area to COVID-19

Kogi gets N6.6 billion allocation for June

A total N6,609,759,939 is the amount that accrued to Kogi State from the Federation Account for the month of June, 2020. This amount is made up of N3.6 billion allocated to the State Government and N2.9 billion allocated to the 21 Local Government Areas in the state.

Ex-Bauchi governor must account for N321 billion – PDP chieftain

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bibi Dogo, says the immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, must account for over N321 billion naira he allegedly collected within the first 31 months of his administration.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano governor slashes political office holders’ salaries by 50 percent

Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje has slashed the salaries of political office holders in the state by 50 per cent.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors want controversial infectious diseases bill ‘stepped down’

The 36 state governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) have criticised the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Prof. Ben Ayade, Governor of Cross River State.

Cross River retirees threaten court action against government over N35 billion gratuity

Retired civil servants in Cross River State have threatened to drag the state government to court over the non-payment of their gratuities put at over N35 billion.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps advocates special intervention fund for airlines, aviation agencies

The House of Representa­tives has called on the Fed­eral Government to approve special intervention fund for the country’s indigenous air­line and aviation agencies in the sector following the neg­ative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the industry.

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US Monastir’s Anthony Okpotu bags brace vs CS Hammam

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Michael Ohanu rejoins Kwara United from Akwa United

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard hails Leon Balogun

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Marc-Andre ter Stegen not world-class – Bayern chief

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