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NITDA: e-Government can cut down cost of governance, eliminate corruption

The director general of National Information and Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami, says full implementation of e-Government and proper deployment of ICT tools can cut down the cost of governance, improve national economic growth; enhance access and quality of services as well as render public agencies more transparent and accountable.

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Why I didn’t quit ex-President Jonathan’s government

Two-time minister of finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has revealed why she did not resign from Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, despite calls for her to resign.

Fedral government extends 2017 capital budget to June 5

The federal government has finally extended the implementation of 2017 capital budget to June 5, 2018, shifting forward the conclusion of the capital vote spending by two months from the March 31 cut-off date it earlier instructed ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).

Ben Akabueze: Federal government releases N2.5 trillion for capital projects in two years

Mr Ben Akabueze, Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, said on Monday that the Federal Government released about N2.45 trillion for capital projects from the 2016 and 2017 budgets.

Budget Office: Why passage of 2018 budget is being delayed

The Budget Office of the Federation has debunked claims that the 2018 budget has not been passed because some details required for its passage were not submitted.

2018 budget cannot be padded – Ben Akabueze

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, says the Federal Government’s 2018 Budget cannot be padded.

Minister suspends College of Education provost over alleged fraud

The federal government has suspended the provost of Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State, James Ejue.

No suspicious items in 2018 budget – Senator Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that the 2018 budget, which is currently undergoing scrutiny by the National Assembly, is very transparent and masses-driven, devoid of suspicious items contrary to speculations by a some commentators.

2018 Budget: Federal govt advises commentators to use citizens’ portal

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has advised commentators to use Citizens’ Portal provided by the ministry for clarification on budget matters before making any public comments.

We’ve not violated Fiscal Responsibility Act – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has denied that the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) failed to comply with the Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA).

Finance ministry, OAGF comply with fiscal responsibility act – Kemi Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has described as misleading report that the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant of the Federation (OAGF) failed to adhere to the Fiscal Responsibility Act.

Fugitive ex-pension chief Abdulrasheed Maina stopped receiving salary in 2013 – AG Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris, accountant general of the federation, says Abdulrasheeed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms (PTFP), is not receiving salary as claimed by his counsel.

ASUU tackles federal govt over non-remittance of N5 billion

Fresh crisis is brewing between the Federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, over alleged non-remittance of Union Check-Off Dues and Cooperative deductions totalling over N5billion.

Two civil servants jailed 105 years for fraud in Abuja

An FCT High Court sitting in Jabi on Monday sentenced two civil servants, Mohammed Audu and Yusuf Ayodeji, to 105 years imprisonment, for fraudulent activities.

NYSC commences payments of October allowance

Members of the National Youth Service Corps across the country have started to receive their allowance for October.

PTAD beg pensioners over delayed October pension

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) has apologized to Pensioners in the country over the delay in the payment of their pensions for the month of October 2017 attributing the delay to the changes in government financial management system.

PTAD chief Sharon Ikeazor calls for calm over delayed October payment

The Executive Secretary of PTAD, Sharon Ikeazor, on Thursday appealed to pensioners for calm over delay in disbursement of their October benefits.

Fed govt’s savings from ghost workers hit N120 billion – Ahmed Idris

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, put the cumulative savings from checking the ghost workers’ syndrome through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) at N120 billion

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