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The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps give seven days for MDAs, TELCOs to appear before it

The House of Representatives has giving seven days ultimatum to all heads of Ministries Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government, as well telecommunication companies yet to honour its summons to appear before its Committee on Finance or risk arrest.
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.

Nigeria releases N285 billion for capital projects

The Federal Government has released N285billion for capital projects from the 2020 budget.
The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Muhammad Nami, has launched a national tour of the six geo-political zones to sensitise the nation, especially taxpayers, on the 2019 Finance Act.

FIRS warns MDAs to stop spending revenues at source

The Executive Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Muhammad Nami, has cautioned Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs to desist from spending at source revenues collected on behalf of the Federal Government
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

$22.79 billion loan: National Assembly will take full responsibility, won’t allow diversion of funds...

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will take full responsibility for the application of President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.79 billion loan request to various projects domiciled with Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
Dr Folashade Yemi-Esan has been sworn in as the Head of Civil Service of the Federation on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Ministers undergo thorough screening ahead of FEC meeting

Ministers were screened for coronavirus on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Executive Council meeting by the State House.
AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara

Kwara gets N3.2 billion allocation for January

Kwara State has received a net total sum of N3,255,019,095.98 for the month of January, according to a statement by the state government at the weekend.
The state Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Mrs Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi made this known in a statement on Saturday in Ilorin.

Kwara receives N3.2 billion February federal allocation

The Kwara State Government has received N3,255,019,095.98 as allocation from the federation account for the month of February. The state Commissioner for Finance and Planning, Mrs Olasumbo Florence Oyeyemi made this known in a statement...
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: Boko Haram’s final defeat imminent

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed optimism about the imminent defeat of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the country, saying his administration has intensified collaborations with the international community to curb the spread of terrorism and crush insurgency.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will not implement policies that will affect the existence of the poor while raising revenue to fund the nation’s infrastructure projects.

President Buhari tasks military on strategies against ISWAP threats

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the Nigerian military to re-examine strategies towards defeating the Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the North East.
This was disclosed by Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who presided over the meeting of PEBEC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

PEBEC, ICPC collaborate to prosecute corrupt public officials

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.

New South-East chamber chief promises to support women, SMEs

The new president of South East Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SECCIMA), Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, has promised to prioritize empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) operators, especially women petty traders, youths as well as persuade South East businessmen in Diaspora to invest more in the South East.

Nigeria to build capacity of nurses, midwives

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), has promised to build the capacity of nurses and midwives in the country in order to ensure delivery of quality health care to Nigerians.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa targets N3 billion IGR monthly

Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Special Duties (Revenue Generation), says N3 billion is the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) monthly target set by the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration in the state.

Rep: NIGCOMSAT chief too incompetent to run agency

The House of Representatives Monday dismissed as grossly incompetent, the management of the Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, Ltd, over their failure to account for revenues generated by the agency from 2012-2019.

House of Reps uncovers N6.6 billion unremitted revenue by NECO

The House of Representatives on Wednesday quizzed the management team of the National Examination Council of Nigeria (NECO) over non-remittance of N6.6 billion revenue for two years.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been granted an order to forfeit 60 buildings linked to a deputy commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

ICPC recovers N77.04b in 2019

Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson for the commission disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the activities and achievements of the commission in the year under review.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate gives MDAs two weeks to defend President Buhari’s loan request

The Senate has given Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government a two-week window period to appear before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request presently before the National Assembly.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called for an improved welfare package for teachers in Nigerian as they join their colleagues globally to mark this year’s World Teachers’ Day. 9

House of Reps probes MDAs over failed audit reports

The House of Representatives says it will “name and shame” Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that refuse to appear before it with their audited reports.

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday evening that fifteen of the cases are Lagos, four in FCT, two in Bauchi and one is Edo
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Chinese medics can’t attend to our patients – Nigerian doctors

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There was palpable panic on Wednesday in Kogi when the news of the death of a medical doctor in Katsina who was an indigene of the state filtered into the state.

NUPENG seeks justice over killing of Abia petrol station worker

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has expressed outrage over the killing of one of its members, Chibuisi Chikezie Okameme, aged 26, a petrol station worker in Abia State, on April 5.
Residents of parts of Port Harcourt were forced off the streets on Tuesday by security personnel as Gov. Nyesom Wike imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in parts of the state.

Rivers governor dares federal government, declares Carveton helicopters ‘persona non grata’

The Rivers State Government has shut down Carveton Helicopters in the state for endangering the lives of Rivers people over what it tagged as “suspicious operation of the company in the state.”