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My second term for those hungry for results – Kogi governor tells workers

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has told civil servants in the State that his second tenure is going to be about of service delivery and for those who are hungry for results.

Yahaya Bello: Civil servants to be cornerstone of my second term administration

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has hinted that civil servants would be the cornerstone and fulcrum upon which his second term in office would run.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State made this known on Wednesday during his assessment tour of the Ogun State Water Corporation, Arakanga in Abeokuta North Local Government Area. 7

Governor Abiodun upholds Senator Amosun’s last promotions, recruitment despite flaws

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has upheld all the appointments of Permanent Secretaries and recruitment into the State’s civil service made by the immediate past administration in the State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun in the twilight of his administration
The National Assembly is yet to ratify over 400 treaties, protocol and other agreements with foreign nations and bodies entered into by Nigeria, a House of Representatives member, Ossai Nicholas Ossai has said.

Rep Ossai: National Assembly yet to ratify over 400 treaties entered by Nigeria

The National Assembly is yet to ratify over 400 treaties, protocol and other agreements with foreign nations and bodies entered into by Nigeria, a House of Representatives member, Ossai Nicholas Ossai has said.
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.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Tension in Ekiti over planned sacking of more 10,000 workers

Barely four days to the sacking of 200 workers of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, there is palpable tension in Ekiti State over another alleged plot by the state government to sack more 10,000 of its core workforce.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari places travel restrictions on ministers, others

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has placed travel restrictions on ministers, presidential aides, heads of agencies and other top officials of the government.

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.

Sokoto Assembly passes N202.4 billion 2020 budget

The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state’s 2020 Appropriation Bill of N202.4 billion.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.

Senate confirms Muhammad Nami, 13 others as FIRS board members

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Muhammad Nami as the Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Services and 13 others as board members.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: N37 billion for National Assembly renovation final straw of APC’s corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, described the N37 billion claimed to be for the renovation of the National Assembly complex as an unpardonable rip-off plot and a last straw of alleged corruption that pervades the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC administration.

FIRS gives seven days notice to tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has served a seven-day notice to tax defaulters across the country.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP challenges presidency to publish own spendings

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Muhammadu Buhari presidency to lead by example by publishing details of its spending and financial transactions, as an impetus to enforce its financial reporting directives on Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).
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Senator Lawan: Senate to pass President Buhari’s $30 billion loan request

Despite his earlier caution to the Executive to minimise its planned borrowing, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has revealed that the 9th Senate will pass President Muhammadu Buhari’s $29.9 billion loan request.
“The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has granted the prayers of the Minister of Communications Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, to properly position and empower the ministry to fulfil his digital economy objectives”

Minister: Nigeria must embrace open data to be globally competitive

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami says Nigeria must begin now to embrace Open Data initiative to be able to grow and become globally competitive.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Senate begins confirmation process of new FIRS chairman, board members

The Senate on Wednesday began the confirmation process of Mohammad Mamman Nami as the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS.
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House of Reps probes MDAs over unspent constituency projects fund

In a move akin to taking the battle to the executive arm of government, the House of Representatives, on Tuesday, set up a 16-man Ad-hoc Committee to probe Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) over unspent constituency projects funds in the last ten years.

ICPC: Universities, Health institutions ‘worst culprits’ in salary budget padding

A system study review by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission has identified health and tertiary education institutions as the worst culprits in the padding of salary budgets.

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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.