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Adamawa: We may step on toes – governor-elect

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa Governor-elect, on Saturday said he is ready to step on toes to address injustice against the people of the state by the outgoing administration of Gov. Jibrilla Bindow.
Okezie Ikpeazu

Official: Abia to utilise $200 million World Bank facility to construct roads, drainage system

Chief Eziuche Ubani, the Commissioner for Works in Abia, has said that the $200m World Bank facility, being expected by the state government, will be judiciously utilised to construct 506 kilometers of roads and drainage system in different parts of the state.

PDP asks appeal court president to leave presidential poll tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday asked the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of the five-man panel of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.

Industrialists, experts react to planned VAT hike

Industrialists and experts have opposed the idea of increase in the rate of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari, who was on campaign trail to Lagos on Saturday, said his administration’s economic policies have been making the desired impact as evidenced by steady growth in the economy in the last three years.-15

Ghost workers: Federal government saves $550 million – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says nearly 550 million dollars has been saved from identifying ghost employees from the Federal Government’s payroll.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid urges federal government to adopt progressive taxation to reduce poverty

ActionAid Nigeria, an international NGO, has called on the Federal Government to adopt progressive taxation to reduce the level of poverty in the country.

Minister Ibrahim Jibrin resigns to become Nasarawa emir

The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Jibrin, has resigned from the federal cabinet.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC, INTERPOL sign MoU on anti-corruption war

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the International Police, INTERPOL as part of collaboration aimed at tackling corruption in Nigeria.

APC suspends national deputy chairman

The Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), North East Zone, Abubakar Ajiya, has announced the suspension of the Zonal Chairman, Mustapha Salihu.

Plateau tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike over salary arrears

The Joint Union of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) has embarked on an indefinite strike over five months salary arrears.

N400m fraud: Olisa Metuh files appeal over denial of medical treatment abroad

Embattled former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, has gone before the Court of Appeal in Abuja to challenge refusal of trial Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja to allow him to travel abroad for medical treatment.

Court grants detained Ekiti traditional ruler bail

The Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, has been granted bail by an Ekiti State high court sitting in Ado Ekiti, following an application he filed seeking for his bail in a murder charge brought against him by the state government.

Governor Ahmed assures Kwarans 90% implementation of 2018 budget

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has promised that his administration remains resolute in achieving over 80% budget implementation on capital projects.

Minister Audu Ogbeh urges Nigerians to patronise home-grown produce

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Friday called on Nigerians to patronise home grown foods and products against reliance on foreign goods.

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Shareholders condemn SEC’s suspension of Oando annual general meeting

The Pramatic Shareholders Association of Nigeria (PSAN) has condemned the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) suspension of the 42rd Annual General Meeting of Oando Plc which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Senator Ndume: Senate president election was free, fair

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC-Borno) on Tuesday, described the conduct of the senate president election for the 9th National Assembly as ”free and fair.”

Court remands four suspects in Ilorin prison over alleged murder

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of four men at the Oke-Kura Prison, Ilorin, for the alleged murder one Isiaka Sikiru.

Nigeria’s Pelfaco signs oil production sharing deal with Congo Republic

Nigerian private oil and gas company Pelfaco signed a production sharing deal with Congo Republic’s state energy firm on a 32-million barrel oil field on Tuesday, Congo’s oil ministry said.
Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says the national assembly will not become President Muhammadu Buhari’s “rubber stamp” if he is elected senate president.

President Buhari congratulates new National Assembly presiding officers

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated heartily the newly elected presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly.