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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

We’ll pay workers November, December salaries – minister

The Federal Government has allayed fears in some quarters that the current economic recession in the country will affect the prompt payment of workers’ salaries in November and December 2020.

AMCON takes over Jimoh Ibrahim’s assets over ‘N69.4 billion debt’

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) yesterday announced that it has taken possession of 12 prime assets belonging to the chief promoter of Global Fleet Oil & Gas Limited and NICON Investment Limited, Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, over an alleged indebtedness of N69.4 billion.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

Nigerian governors seek additional UN help over coronavirus

The Nigeria Governors Forum, on Tuesday, asked the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, to facilitate additional assistance to states in their bid to deal with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Former EFCC chief shuns CCB’s summons

The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday, failed to honour the summon the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), issued for him to appear and answer questions bordering on some landed properties.

Former Imo governor docked for ‘false information’

The Inspector-General of Police, on Wednesday, arraigned former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, before an Abuja High Court sitting at Maitama, for allegedly giving false information against one Chinyere Amuchienwa.
Nigerian subscribers have renewed calls on Multichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) in the country.

Nigerians renew call on Multichoice, others on pay as you go tariff

Nigerian subscribers have renewed calls on Multichoice Digital Satellite Television (DSTV) and other service providers to introduce the Pay as You Go Tariff (PAYG) in the country.
Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Faruk.

Associate disputes ‘marriage’ between NAF chief, minister

As news continued to spread on the purported marriage between the Nigerian Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar, and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, a VOA Hausa report has quoted a close friend of the Air boss describing the report as false.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN: CAMA 2020 dangerous to national interest

The Christian Association of Nigeria on Tuesday demanded the suspension of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020.

CAN president urges Nigerian government to overhaul security apparatus

The President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev Samson Ayokunle, has urged the Federal Government to immediately overhaul the security apparatus of the country.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD condemns clampdown on #RevolutionNow protesters

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies.

Court remands man after pleading guilty to stealing car, pending sentencing

A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Wednesday, ordered that one Adeoye Olayemi, 38, who pleaded guilty to stealing a car, be remanded in the Gwagwalada police Area Command custody, pending sentencing.
Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.

#RevolutionNow: Nigerian Army, police arrest protesters in Abuja

Several #RevolutionNow protesters were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis on Wednesday.
Alkali Mamu

Appeal court jails ex-NAF chief Alkali Mamu for corruption

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has upturned the acquittal of erstwhile Chief of Administration of the Nigerian Air Force Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Alkali Mamu (retd), who was accused by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, of receiving gratification from contractors.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Abdulrasheed Maina released from prisons custody after nine months

Recall that Maina, who was arraigned before Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Oct. 25, 2019, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside his son, Faisal, and firm, Common Input Property and Investment Ltd., had been in detention at the orders of the judge pending his perfection of bail.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Corruption: Businessman forfeits five Abuja houses, N46 million

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the final forfeiture of five houses and a total sum of N46 million (N46, 060, 373.84) belonging to Hima Aboubakar and Societe D’ Equipment International Nigeria Limited, to the federal government. The assets are suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Senator Ngige: Suspended NSITF chief awarded N4.448 billion contracts in one day

The Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, on Tuesday, shocked the members of the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee investigating the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) when he alleged that the suspended MD awarded about 332 different contracts worth about N4.448 billion in one day.

Ibrahim Magu remains in detention as operatives search homes in Abuja

The embattled Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is still being detained by the Police Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) in Abuja, after appearing for two consecutive days before the Presidential Panel investigating his conduct as head of the anti-graft agency, following his indictment for alleged graft and insubordination by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.

Maid arraigned for allegedly stealing jewellery worth N3 million

The police on Friday arraigned a house maid, Valerie Okwor, in a Grade I Area Court Nyanya, Abuja, for allegedly stealing gold jewellery worth N3 million.

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Seventy-five members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist groups have been killed by the military across the North East in the last six weeks.

Troops raid terrorists’ hideouts, eliminate five in Borno

Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT)/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition as well as bags of assorted grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Briefing State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fasola, and Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, gave breakdowns of the approvals.

President Buhari condemns ‘insane’ killing of farmers by Boko Haram in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government of Borno, describing the terrorist killings as insane.
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary- Chief Executive Officer-Designate.

Bible Society appoints new CEO-designate

The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) on has announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer-Designate.
Kidnap

I paid N3 million ransom before I was freed by kidnappers – doctor

Azubuike Iheanacho, the medical doctor that was kidnapped in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, has revealed that he had to pay a ransom before the abductors freed him.
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Men’s World Cup served off its first spins on Friday, November 13 and there was a shocking loss for Nigeria’s best table tennis player, Quadri Aruna, who was beaten by Slovenian Darko Jorgic.

Aruna Quadri records third league victory with TTC in German Bundesliga

Aruna Quadri returned to winning ways with TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell (TTC) in the Table Tennis Bundesliga as the Nigerian was instrumental to his team’s 3-1 win over TTC OE Bad Homburg at the weekend.