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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has suspended sponsorship of conference attendance for Nigerian lecturers over allegations of fraudulent practices by many the beneficiaries.

Rector: TETFund earmarks N78 billion for ASCETA

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has over the years earmarked up to N78billion for academic staff development at the Abia State College of Education Technical, Arochukwu, (ASCETA) in Abia State.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Abia government redeems N10 million pledge to ASUU

Abia State government has redeemed its pledge of N10 million to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Abia State University, Uturu (ABSU) chapter for the building of its secretariat.

PSN accuses NAFDAC of illegal tariffs, multiple taxes

Lagos branch of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) has decried the multiple taxes and tariffs on players in the value chain of the pharmaceutical industry by the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and asked the federal government to stop the obnoxious act.

EFCC recovers over N1 billion cash from civil servant

The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday disclosed that the anti-graft agency last week recovered over N1 billion cash sitting in one bank account from a civil servant.
The Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, made this known in Ikeja, during the 2021 Ministerial Press Briefing in Commemoration of the Second Year in Office of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Lagos recovers N1.2 billion excess bank charges

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said that it recovered a total of N1.2 billion in excess of bank charges over a period of six years.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC seeks companies to operate, maintain Nigeria’s refineries

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has invited applications from companies qualified to operate and maintain three state-run oil refineries.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor: Combating kidnappings, banditry not federal government’s responsibility alone

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said that fighting kidnappings, banditry and other security challenges in Nigeria was not the responsibility of the federal government alone.
Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has directed applicants for the 8,000 automatic jobs to enlist through their respective village heads.

Cross River to withhold salaries of MDAs who fail to meet revenue targets

The Cross River Auditor-General and Acting Chairman State Internal Revenue Service (IRS), John Odey, has disclosed that henceforth governement would withhold salaries of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) who fail to meet their revenue targets.
The NGF Chairman, Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, gave this indication when he briefed State House correspondents after an emergency meeting of the forum at the State House Banquet Hall.

Nigerian government, governors table revenue-sharing model to end financial autonomy dispute

The federal government and governors of the 36 states of the federation have agreed on a revenue-sharing formula to resolve the raging dispute over the full implementation of financial autonomy for state judiciaries and legislatures.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has given a major reason the immediate past Nigerian security heads failed.

APC raps Rivers governor over ‘lopsided development policy’

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of implementing what it described as ‘lopsided development policy’ in Rivers State.
Ogun Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has set up a committee that will develop guidelines for a safe reopening of schools for students at the final year or transition classes in the State.

IGR: Ogun targets over N100 billion in 2021

Despite the decline in its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) last year due to the effect of COVID-19 pandemic, Ogun State government says it has perfected plans to generate over a hundred billion naira as IGR in 2021.
Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reacted to the new the killing of six children and a woman in some herders’ settlements in the Kaura and Lere Local Government Areas of the State.

Kaduna debunks claims salaries of political appointees gulp personnel cost

The Kaduna State Government has debunked claims that the salaries of political appointees gulp a large chunk of the personnel cost of the state.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor approves 65-year retirement age for teachers

Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the implementation of 65 years as retirement age for teachers and lecturers employed by the state’s higher institutions.
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Abia governor expresses commitment to completion of dry port

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia says the state government is ready to deploy necessary resources toward the realisation of the Dry Port project at Ntigha, near Umuahia.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

NLC urges Kano governor to settle N26 billion outstanding pension, gratuities

The Kano State chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has appealed to Governor Abdulahi Ganduje to consider the payment of outstanding pensions, gratuities and death benefits of N26 billion to retirees.
Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.

Anambra airport records maiden flight

Maiden flight on Friday landed at the newly constructed Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri, done by the Anambra State Government.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor faults NNPC zero remittance to FAAC

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday warned that Nigeria will be in chaos and financial hardship if the NNPC does not rethink its decision to make zero remittance to the Federation Account in April because of the need to defray the cost of petrol subsidy.
Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, Wednesday took delivery of yet another Boeing 737 aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos for the state’s commercial airline, Cally Air.

Cally Air: Cross River takes delivery of second Boeing 737 aircraft for airline

Cross River State governor, Sir Ben Ayade, Wednesday took delivery of yet another Boeing 737 aircraft at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos for the state’s commercial airline, Cally Air.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Governor Sani Bello: Over 50 villages deserted in Niger

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger, has disclosed that no fewer than 50 villages in five Local Government Areas of the state have been deserted due bandits’ attacks.
The Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu, who made this known at the ministerial briefing which took place at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, also said that the state scored 72.7% in the assessment.

Official: Kaduna tops ICAN rating in 2020

The Commissioner of Finance, Alhaji Muhammad Bashir Saidu, who made this known at the ministerial briefing which took place at Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, also said that the state scored 72.7% in the assessment.
National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, also known as the “Lion of Bourdillon” appears set to roar into action as the race for the 2023 presidential ticket of the ruling party in the country begins in earnest.

2023: Why Senator Tinubu should run for president

Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu held his last political office in 2007 when he completed his tenure as the second civilian governor of Lagos State. That is 24 years ago. Yet, his name is more recurring in political, social and economic conversations than those of many politicians that are in government today.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House rejects high acceptance fees by universities, polytechnics, others

House of Representatives Wednesday expressed worry over the huge amount of money paid by students in the nation’s tertiary institutions as acceptance fees.

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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
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White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.
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Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

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A US-based Nigerian, Shofela Coker, will join other creators from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt in the production of a Disney+ Original 10-part collection of premium original films, ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’.

Nigerian among creators of upcoming animation on Disney+

A US-based Nigerian, Shofela Coker, will join other creators from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Kenya and Egypt in the production of a Disney+ Original 10-part collection of premium original films, ‘Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire’.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Gunmen kill 53 villagers in Zamfara

Armed cattle thieves have killed 53 people in northwest Nigeria's Zamfara state, police and local residents said Saturday, the latest violence to hit the restive region.
Manchester City produced a ruthless attacking display to beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge and increase the pressure on Frank Lampard.

Frank Lampard admits to mixed emotions watching Chelsea win Champions League

Speaking while working as a pundit for the BBC during their coverage of England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia, Lampard praised the job Thomas Tuchel has done since replacing him at Stamford Bridge in January and said he was pleased as a “Chelsea person” when they beat Manchester City in the Champions League Final last month.
Environment minister Mohammad Abubakar made this known at an event organised in conjunction with the French Embassy to mark the 5th Anniversary of the Paris Agreement in Abuja.

Nigerian government laments desertification

The federal government has lamented that desert encroachment is having a great toll on the nation as it has severely affected states which produce over 95 per cent of Nigeria’s livestock population.
Popularly veteran actor and comedian, Babatunde Omidina (Baba Suwe) has debunked the rumour of his death, describing the development as sad and uncalled for.

Baba Suwe gets N3.1 million compensation for demolished house

The Lagos State Government has issued a cheque of N3.1 million to veteran Nollywood actor, Babatunde Omidina, popularly called Baba Suwe, as compensation for the demolition of his property in Ikorodu.