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Commission probes employment letters of 29 sports ministry’s officers

The Federal Civil Service Commission has commenced investigation into the cases of 29 officers of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development who are suspected to have joined the civil service with fake appointment letters.
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. 4

Senate issues 7-day ultimatum to CBN, FIRS, others

The senate on Wednesday issued 7-day ultimatum to the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, and others defaulting to submit their statements of income and expenditure accounts spanning from 2017- 2019 to do so or face dire consequences.
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. 3

Budget defence: House of Reps accuses NDIC boss of flouting presidential directive

The House of Representatives has refused to consider the 2020 budget estimates of Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC).

ICPC: 300 MDAs padded their role by N12 billion

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has disclosed that its preliminary findings reveal that 300 federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) have inflated their payroll by N12 billion.
Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has urged Muslims to regard the Eid-el-Maulud period as an opportunity for sober reflection and a time to demonstrate love.

Plateau governor establishes result delivery office to implement devt strategies

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, through the proclamation of Executive Order I, has established a Programme Management and Results Delivery Office (PMRDO).

Official: Federal government to establish unit to monitor FEC approved policies, projects

The federal government says it is establishing a “Delivery Unit” to coordinate the tracking and monitoring of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved policies, programmes and projects, in line with the priority areas of Government.

NPA boss pledges effective service delivery in ports

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has given an assurance of the agency’s determination to ensure effective service delivery in all Nigerian ports.

Federal government pays N157.3 billion tax arrears to states

The Federal Government has paid the sum of N157.35bn Pay-As-You-Earn tax liabilities owed by Federal ministries, departments and agencies to states.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate probes Non-completion of 27-year-old Kagara Dam Project

The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Water Resources to investigate within two weeks the delay in the completion of Kagara Dam and one million gallons water treatment plant in Niger State despite past budgetary allocations for the project.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC, ICPC stripped of powers to seize assets in corruption cases

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other allied bodies have been stripped of the powers to seize assets of people being investigated and such powers transferred to the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF).
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NPopC: Pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus causing infant deaths in Nigeria

National Population Commission (NPC) has identified severe infections such as pneumonia, septicemia and meningitis among the common causes of neonatal (infant) deaths in Nigeria.
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ActionAid wants Senate or House of Reps scrapped to reduce high cost of governance

In order to reduce the high cost of governance involved in bi-cameral legislature, ActionAid Nigeria has called for the scrapping of the Senate or the House of Representatives.
The Central Student Disciplinary Committee, CSDC, of the University of Ibadan, UI, has meted various punishments to 22 erring students of different departments.

ASUU threatens ‘no pay, no work’ over pay roll deadline

The Ibadan Zone of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened that the union will begin nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to remit the salaries of its members at the end of this month (October).

ASUU, National Assembly leadership meet today over payroll system controversy

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, will on Monday (today) meet with the leadership of the National Assembly as part of its battle against the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System.
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PDP urges Lagos Assembly to summon governor over N250 billion loan request

The Lagos chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the state’s House of Assembly to summon Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to explain his assertion that the state will not be able to generate internal revenue for the remaining period of the year.

ASUU: Why we’re against IPPIS

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has given reasons why it rejected the plan by the Federal Government to enrol university workers into the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).
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2020 Budget: National Assembly tasks MDAs to provide measurable targets

The National Assembly has tasked the Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to provide achievable targets that are measurable with timelines for the implementation of the 2020 Budget.
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AMCON seeks judiciary’s support on debtors’ BVN

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria has approached the judicial arm of the country to enable it to access bank details of its debtors, after been given the power to do so under the AMCON (Amendment) Act 2019, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Kogi elections: Coalition urges INEC to create more polling units

A Coalition of Accredited Domestic Election Observers for Kogi governorship election has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to create more polling units across the country.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp sweating on Mo Salah’s fitness ahead of Palace trip

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp faces an anxious wait over the fitness of forward Mohamed Salah as the Premier League leaders prepare for a trip to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: How Kwara ex-commissioner, lawmakers ‘shared N5 billion’

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is currently drilling a former member of the Kwara state House of Assembly Hon Moshood Bakare and ex-chairman of the state Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS) Prof Muritala Awodun, over the alleged missing KWIRS five billion Naira money.
President Buhari inaugurates APC Women and Youth Campaign Team at the State House on 3rd Dec 2019-5

President Buhari, APC governors to meet in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari will arrive Jos, the Plateau State capital for a two-day meeting with governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
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Bayelsa guber: Reps member tells Governor Dickson to go to court

The House of Representatives member representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Hon Israel Sunny-Goli, has advised Governor Henry Seriake Dickson to be a good sportsman and accept the defeat suffered by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State.