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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has justified the necessity, appropriateness and significance of the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) in October 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recalled the modest strides of the ministry and strategy for accomplishing the digital economy policy for national development.
The federal government has so far released more than 56 per cent of the approved expenditure for capital projects in the approved 2019 budget, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.
Federal government to publish daily treasury to keep financial transparency of President Buhari’s administration
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) to, henceforth, publish daily treasury statement to keep to the ethos of financial transparency of his administration.
2020 budget: Federal government proposes N15 million for monitoring of illegal colleges of education
Federal Ministry of Education has asked members of National Assembly to approve N15 million in 2020 budget proposal for it to spend on monitoring the activities of illegal colleges of education across Nigeria through its parastatal, National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE).
The Senate on Thursday reintroduced a bill seeking to establish the National Assembly Budget and Research Office (NABRO).
Chairman, House of Representatives Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Hon. Oluwole Oke (PDP, Osun), has called on members of the committee to lead by examples with regards to transparency and probity in their affairs with government agencies.
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, yesterday, accused Federal Government’s agencies in the mining and oil and gas industries of frustrating national planning, natural resource governance and public finance management.
The Kaduna State Government says its major priority in its 2020 budget is completion of uncompleted projects carried over from 2019 budget.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the implementation of the agreement which the Federal Government signed with Siemens for the resolution of challenges in the power sector will take off in December.
The implementation of the technical and commercial proposal on electrification roadmap for Nigeria by Siemens Group will commence by the end of the year, the Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Alex Okoh, has said.
A Nigerian national, Adili Chibuike Ejike, who has been on death row in Singapore for drug smuggling was palpably relieved after the appeal court acquitted him on Monday.
Unity Bank Plc on Tuesday faulted the allegation against it by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property (SPIPRPP) over the ongoing reconciliation of affected Ministries, Departments and Agencies’ (MDA) accounts.
The Economic Confidential has released the Annual States Viability Index (ASVI) which shows that seventeen (17) States are insolvent as their Internally Generated Revenues (IGR) in 2018 were far below 10% of their receipts from the Federation Account Allocations (FAA) in the same year.
Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, has directed all political appointees in the state to submit their letters of resignation by April 30, 2019.
Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly to strengthen its legislative oversight on defence in order to restore integrity, reduce leakages and promote accountability in the defence and security sector.
In a landmark event in the annals of the Olympic Movement history in Nigeria, the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) has concluded plans to formally inaugurate it’s various Commissions on Wednesday in Lagos.
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba will team up with the likes of former Manchester United duo Dwight Yorke and Ji-sung Park in a charity match in Australia to raise money following the fires which have left more than 30 dead and thousands of homes destroyed since September.
Manchester United are reportedly ready to bring Alexis Sanchez back to the club for next season once his loan at Inter Milan ends, ruling out any hope of a permanent deal.
Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was on Monday inaugurated for a second term in office with a pledge to develop the state into Nigeria’s foremost and most secure emerging commercial hub.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Kolapo Osunsanya, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election for Ijebu-Ode/Odogbolu/Ijebu North-East Federal Constituency of Ogun State.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.
A non-profit organisation, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has threatened to sue Cross River government and the state governor, Ben Ayade, over the continuous detention of a Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo.
In a bid to ensure that Nigeria does not flout the International Maritime Organization, IMO, Convention on sulfur content of the fuel used by vessels, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, in conjunction with other relevant federal government agencies, have commenced moves to ensure compliance.
A member of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Musa, has cried out over the invasion of a local government area in his Niger East Senatorial district by bandits resulting in the killing of scores of his constituents.