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Bayelsa heads to Appeal Court, seeks return of Soku Oil Wells

The Bayelsa Government on Monday said it has appealed the judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja, which ceded the disputed Soku oil wells between Rivers and Bayelsa to Rivers.
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.

Firms with less than N25 million turnover will no longer pay company tax

The Finance Bill 2019, when signed into law, will ensure that small businesses with turnover less than N25m will be exempted from Companies Income Tax.
Public Relations Officer, DSS National Headquarters, Abuja, Dr Peter Afunanya

DSS parades suspect behind Buhari’s fake wedding video

The Department of State Service (DSS) has arrested and paraded a 32-year old man, Kabiru Mohammed, suspected to be behind the fabrication and dissemination of a fake wedding video depicting President Muhammadu Buhari wedding the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed and her Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development counterpart, Sadiya Farouq.

HURIWA: Suspension of NBET boss illegal

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has declared the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, does not have power under the laws to suspend the Managing Director of the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading (Plc), Dr. Marilyn Amobi.

Auditor-General: How MDAs spent N26.6 billion without vouchers

The Auditor-General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, has reported that some federal government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) spent N26.606 billion in 2017 without payment vouchers or requisite approvals for such expenditures.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.

Former minister urges Nigeria to improve on immunisation coverage

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Minister of Finance and Chairman, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), has urged the Federal Government to improve on immunisation coverage.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor constitutes committee on minimum wage

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has approved the constitution of a 9-man Negotiation Committee on the N30,000 Minimum Wage.

NIPOST staff protest ceding of stamp duty collection to FIRS

It was gathered that the current amendment of the Stamp Duty Act by the National Assembly according to the workers Union is being done to allow the FIRS to be the agency collecting stamp duty on electronic transactions.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo presides over last NEC meeting in 2019

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over the meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Tunde Fowler speaks on FIRS handover controversy

The immediate past Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler, said he did nothing wrong in handing over the management of the tax revenue agency to the Coordinating Director, Domestic Taxes Group, Abiodun Aina.
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.

Minister orders suspension of $300 million Customs modernisation deal

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has directed the suspension of a $300m Customs modernisation deal.

Presidency speaks on exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries

Mrs. Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment, has said the National Social Investment Office has an exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries.

SERAP sues federal government over 2010 Chinese $460 million Abuja CCTV project

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, over an alleged failure to “disclose information and specific documents on the total amount of money paid to contractors from the $460 million loan obtained in 2010 from China.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has commended the Muhammadu Buhari’s government’s support for the quick establishment of specialized courts to try corruption and its allied cases for speedy determination of such cases within a stipulated time in order to bring culprits to book and discourage penchant for embezzlement and other forms of grand corruption.

President Buhari seeks approval for foreign loan rejected by eight Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday forwarded a request to the Senate to reconsider and approve the federal government’s 2016 to 2018 external borrowing plan.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari seeks House of Reps’ approval for 2016/18 borrowing plan

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the House of Representatives to approve the 2016/2018 external borrowing plan which was not approved by the 8th Assembly.
Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.

Uproar in ECOWAS parliament over Nigeria’s border closure

There was uproar on the floor of ECOWAS parliament, yesterday, over Nigeria’s border closure policy as Nigeria hinged its decision on failure of Benin Republic to implement agreements.

EITI seeks 2020 deadline for business information disclosure, transparency

Mr Mark Robinson, Head of International Secretariat of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an Oslo, Norway based organization, has emphasized the need to revise the standard on systemic disclosures and advocated for a 2020 deadline for transparency.

BPP faults Senate amendments, MDAs shun public hearing

The Director-General, Bureau of Public Procurement, Mamman Ahmadu, on Tuesday, faulted some of the amendments proposed by the Senate in the BPP Act.

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The state’s Commissioner for Human Services and Social Development, Hajiya Hafsat Baba, stated this in Kaduna on Friday.

Kaduna sets up committee to collate data on Almajiris

The Kaduna State Government said it has set-up a committee to collate data on the Almajiri population in the state.
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VAR: Premier League referees set to use pitchside monitors

Premier League referees have been told to start using pitchside monitors for decisions where it is felt they should have the final say.

Court reaffirms Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s sack over forged NECO certificate

The High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, on Friday, reaffirmed its earlier order sacking Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young People’s Party (YPP) as the senator representing Anambra South.

DMO: Nigeria public debt stands at N26.2 trillion

The Debt Management Office (DMO) says the total public debt as at September 2019 stood at N26.215 trillion.
Nigeria international Victor Osimhen has opened up on why he refused to sign for English Premier League side Arsenal after the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup.

Victor Osimhen ‘happy’ to stay at Lille despite transfer interest from Liverpool

Lille forward Victor Osimhen has said that he is happy at the club, despite interest from Premier League giants Liverpool.