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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.
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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.
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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.

Osita Chidoka: PDP laid foundation for anti-corruption fight in Nigeria

A former minister of aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), should be given the credit for genuine fight against corruption in the Nigerian public sector.

EFCC seizes 46 houses from Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign director over alleged N68 billion fraud

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the temporary forfeiture of 46 properties allegedly belonging to Dr. Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU continues reconciliation meeting with federal government

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday continued with its reconciliation meeting with the Federal Government.
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MAN advocates PPP programmes for infrastructure development

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has urged the Federal Government to engage in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programmes through concession agreements to ensure infrastructure development and economic growth.

Edo government warns against indecent dressing, merchandising in offices

Head of Service in Edo State, Mr. Isaac Ehiozuwa, has warned against indecent dressing and merchandising among civil servants.

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Mikel Arteta promotes two Nigerian youngsters to Arsenal’s first team

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has brought two Nigerian youth defenders Tobi Omole and Tolaji Bola into first-team training amid an injury crisis.
The president of Al Ikhwaan Fillahi Muslim Society of Nigeria based in the South-South and South-East geo-political zones, Barr. Muhammed Ndoka Elunor, says that Igbo politicians are not yet ready to assume the Presidency in 2023.

Igbo not ready for 2023 presidency – Muslim leader

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Maurizio Sarri: It’s a myth that Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala can’t play together

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Road accidents claim 31 lives in Ogun

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, said that no fewer than 31 persons died in various road accidents across the state during the Christmas and New year period.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Yoruba group to hold protest in support of Amotekun

Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.