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Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

UNGA: Nigeria to seek global support to combat terrorism, increased FDI – minister

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi government to review abandoned projects

Bauchi State Executive Council has declared that all projects abandoned by the previous administrations in the state would be reviewed in order to ensure that they were completed to specifications for the development of the state.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to introduce toll-free phone lines for alert, feedback

The Ogun Government on Thursday announced plans to launch toll-free telephone lines to enable residents of the state to make distress calls and also alert the government on issues that required urgent attention.
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.

Federal government proposes N9.79 trillion budget for 2020

The Federal Government will propose to the National Assembly about N9.79 trillion as total expenditure in the 2020 budget, the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said.

BPP saves N26.86 billion from inflated federal government contracts in 2018

The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) says it saved more than N26.86 billion for the Federal Government in 2018 alone, by revising down inflated contract sums by government contractors.

Coalition of NGOs, CSOs reject harassment of Imo public property recovery team

The Coalition of Imo State Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations have warned that the committee on recovery of public property should not be restrained by any person or group of persons from performing their duties.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Minister tasks chief executives, directors under communications ministry on improved performance

The Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has set targets for the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the parastatals under the Ministry as well as the Directors of the Ministry.
The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR), Mr Dasuki Arabi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja.

BSPR: Federal government to assess MDAs through website ranking

The Federal Government has developed a scorecard for the ranking of websites of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), to help in rebranding public service.

Auditor-General to conduct extensive audit of oil, mining sectors

The Office of the Auditor General for the Federation, OAuGF, weekend, said it has concluded plans to undertake an extensive audit of the extractive industries, comprising the petroleum and mining sectors, to identify and eliminate sharp practices, promote transparency and accountability.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.

Minister seeks staff cooperation to ensure September budget target

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Sambo, says he has adopted a three-point aggressive and purposeful strategy to rebrand the scheme.

Why Nigeria cannot achieve universal health coverage now – NHIS chief

Nigeria cannot achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) until the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is made compulsory for all Nigerians, the executive secretary of the scheme, Mohammed Sambo, has said.
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has notified airlines, passengers and all other stakeholders that the runway at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu will be closed for major repairs.

Rep Nnaji: Enugu Airport closure will affect economy of South East

The Chairman of House Committee on Aviation Hon. Nnolim Nnaji has expressed concern over the planned closure of Enugu Airport noting that it would have adverse effect on the socio economy of the South East.
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Senator Omoworare replaces Ita Enang as President Buhari’s legislative aide

Senator Babajide Omoworare has revealed his appointment as President Muhammadu Buhari’s legislative aide. Mr Omoworare replaces Ita Enang as aide to the president on National Assembly Matters (Senate). The announcement comes days after newsmen reported that...
The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

President Buhari asks ministers chart new course for Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday challenged Ministers-designate to reflect and assess the country’s position in 2015 and now so as to chart a course for the country for the foreseeable future.
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NEITI: Oil, mining agencies frustrating national planning, public finance management

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, yesterday, accused Federal Government’s agencies in the mining and oil and gas industries of frustrating national planning, natural resource governance and public finance management.
Mr Thomas Gyang, Commissioner, Planning and Budget Commissioner, made this know in the 2020-2022 Multi-Year Budget Call Circular, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Saturday.

Kaduna: 2020 budget majorly for uncompleted projects

The Kaduna State Government says its major priority in its 2020 budget is completion of uncompleted projects carried over from 2019 budget.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

EFCC probes Head of Service over ‘N3 billion contract scam’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is investigating the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, over alleged N3 billion fraud.

BPE: Federal government, Siemens power project takes off December

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the implementation of the agreement which the Federal Government signed with Siemens for the resolution of challenges in the power sector will take off in December.

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David de Gea fires warning to Manchester United stars ahead of West Ham clash

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Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement has back Nigerian U23 striker David Okereke to end goal drought when they face Anderlecht at Jan Breydel Stadium on Sunday.

Club Brugge coach backs Nigerian U23 ace to end goal drought

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Federal government trains farmers on ginger production

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), Extension Department, has trained 10 extension workers on ginger production.