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PDP: NDDC chief’s collapse underlines weight of corruption in APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Monday, said the collapse of acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Professor Daniel Pondei, while being grilled by the House of Representatives, has underscored the weight of corruption bedevilling the All Progressives Congress, APC, administration.
Tony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Right Commission (NHRC)

NHRC boss urges employees not to embark on strike over unpaid minimum wage

The Management team of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advised the staff Union to jettison the proposed strike scheduled to begin on July 16, over the unpaid new minimum wage and investigations allowances.

ICPC uncovers N250 million alleged fraud at UDUTH, reveals loopholes in IPPIS

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has uncovered a N250 million alleged fraud at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital (UDUTH) in Sokoto State.

Kaduna reviews nutrition plan to include coronavirus response

The Kaduna State Government has started the review of the 2020 Operational Plan of its Multi-sectoral Strategic Plan of Action on Nutrition (KDMSPAN) to include Coronavirus (COVID-19) response activities.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, made this known in a statement made available to newsmen in Calabar, Friday following a confirmed case of the disease in Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Cross River step up awareness campaign

Cross River State Government has restrategise and steps up awareness campaigns to educate and inform the citizenry of the causes and symptoms of Coronavirus in the state.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Minister: Federal government has achieved 50 percent 2019 budget performance

The Federal Government has achieved 50 percent budget performance in 2019 with the release of N1.2 trillion capital expenditure.
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2020 budget: Conclude defence in October or risk running without budget – National Assembly...

The National Assembly on Friday, warned Ministries Department and Agencies (MDAs) to make themselves available before October ending, to defend their proposals in the 2020 budget, or risk running without budget after the exercise in October.
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.

House of Reps committee chairman tasks colleagues on transparency

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 Commissioner for Finance Dr. Rabiu Onaolapo Olowo, made the appeal on Monday at a technical meeting with directors and heads of finance and accounts of all ministries, department and agencies of the government.

Lagos government demands more from finance managers

Finance and account officers of the Lagos State government have been urged to go beyond reconciliation and cash book records if the state is to become accountable to the people.

UNICEF provides N8 billion support to Adamawa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided cash support worth N8 billion to Adamawa through Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) from 2014 to date.

SERVICOM urges Nigerian embassies to establish desks for quality service delivery

SERVICOM has urged Nigerian embassies to establish desk offices to ensure quality service delivery for Nigerians living abroad and boost their security against attacks.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

BPE: Siemens power sector roadmap to commence by year-end

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

President Buhari: I‘ll continue to prioritise military training

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said the Federal Government would continue to give priority to the training of officers and men of the armed forces to effectively tackle security challenges in the country.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

Senate President Lawan: MDAs have only one month to defend budget henceforth

President of the Senate of Nigeria, Ahmed Lawan, has said henceforth, heads of ministries, department and agencies will only have a one-month window to defend their budget, otherwise, the National Assembly would go ahead to work on such a budget appropriately.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

2019 budget: Federal government unsure of how to bridge funding gap

The federal government says it is caught between a rock and hard place on how to raise additional N102.84 billion to bridge the funding gap created in the 2019 budget as a result of the increase of N90.3 billion by the National Assembly.

Brain drain: NMA bemoans exodus of doctors to foreign countries

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has bemoaned the exodus of indigenous doctors to foreign countries.

Federal government tasks workers on memo preparation, programme tracking

The Federal Government has urged officials of Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) involved in memo preparation to imbibe the culture of diligent tracking of Federal Executive Council (FEC) policies and programme.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai asks political appointees to resign by April 30

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.

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Leon Balogun makes Scottish Premiership Team of the Week

Rangers defender Leon Balogun has been named in the Scottish Premiership Team of the Week after his impressive debut on Saturday.
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Edo guber: President Buhari ‘invites’ APC candidate for discussion in Aso Villa

A report claims President Muhammadu Buhari has invited Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate to the presidential villa for discussion ahead of the flag-off of the party’s governorship campaign in Benin City, the Edo state capital.

Fire guts ECOWAS secretariat in Abuja

A section of the secretariat of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Asokoro, Abuja, was on Tuesday night gutted by fire.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari congratulates new NMA president on election

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Prof. Innocent Ujah on his election as President of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA).
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Nigerian government unperturbed by blackmail over amended broadcasting code – minister

The Federal Government on Tuesday unveiled the new amendment to the 6th Edition of the Broadcasting Code, stressing that it will not yield to blackmail by a segment of the stakeholders opposed to the new code.