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Election: INEC trains 20, 284 ad-hoc staff in Edo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday said it had trained 20, 284 ad-hoc staff for the forthcoming general elections in the state.
The Ekiti State Deputy Governor, Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, has appealed to the people of Isaba-Ekiti in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti State to maintain peace over the vacant kingship stool.

Ekiti introduces e-receipt to combat tax fraud

The Ekiti State government has introduced electronic receipt (e-receipt) as part of reforms in the collection of taxes and revenue generation in the state.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Nigeria’s debt within fiscal limits

Nigeria’s borrowing is still within acceptable fiscal limits, despite the country’s growing debt level, the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said.

IPPIS: Federal government saves N206 billion in staff salaries in two years

The Director, Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS), Olufehinti Olusegun, says the Nigerian government saved over N206 billion in salaries of federal civil servants during the 2017 and 2018 fiscal years.

TY Danjuma lauds Anglican Church on housing project

A former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), says Nigerians are in dire need of good housing and transportation system to live a meaningful life.
Fourth Right- Dr Isa Pantami, the D-G of NITDA and officials of the agency at the Public Presentation of IT Guidelines in Abuja

NITDA unveils IT guidelines, calls for strict compliance

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Friday unveiled five Information Technology (IT) Guidelines and regulatory frameworks to ensure ease of doing business in the sector.

Election: INEC to recruit 15,000 ad hoc staff in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River says it will recruit 15,000 ad hoc staff for the forthcoming general elections in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari promises youths ministerial slots if re-elected

Tony Nwoye, Director of Youth Mobilisation, All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Council, says youths will be heads of Ministries and Parastatals if President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected.
Bauchi Governor Mohammed Abubakar

Bauchi government projects N15 billion IGR for 2019

The Bauchi State Board of Internal Revenue has projected N15 billion for the 2019 fiscal year, the Chairman, Mr Hussain Jibo, said on Wednesday.

Boko Haram: General Buratai honours FOI request, provides army’s expenditure

The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, Tukur Buratai, has responded to the joint Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Enough is Enough (EiE), and BudgIT requesting him to use his “good offices and leadership position to provide information on spending on military operations across the country, particularly in the Northeast.”
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-5

FEC approves new policy on public building maintenance, oil pipelines contracts

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Wednesday, approved a new policy towards maintaining public buildings in the country.

Bola Tinubu: Shehu Shagari served Nigeria well, helped advance nation’s democracy

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday described late Alhaji Shehu Shagari as a statesman, patriot and political stabiliser who served the country well in different capacities.

Plateau proposes N148 billion budget for 2019 fiscal year

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has proposed a budget estimate of N148 billion for the 2019 fiscal year.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Nyesom Wike presents N480 billion 2019 appropriation bill

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N480 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration and approval.
Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

2019 Budget: Federal government to Release New Set Of Taxes, Excise Duties

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, said on Thursday that the Federal Government will be releasing new revenue initiatives which will include a new set of taxes and excise duties.
President Buhari presents 2019 Budget to the National Assembly on 19th Dec 2018-2

Muhammadu Buhari: How we’ve implemented N9.12 trillion 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday gave an overview of the implementation of the N9.12 trillion 2018 budget, saying 67 per cent performance had so far been recorded by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.

Federal government, WHO partners to avert non-communicable diseases

The Federal Government says it is working in partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO) to reduce the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in Nigeria in the next 10 years.
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN)

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

#HAPPYBDPMB: A dozen reasons for Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection

On Monday December 17, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking re-election for a second term of office will be marking his 76th birthday and, in his own words, “still going strong.”

Delta Assembly passes 2019 Appropriation Bill of N390.3 billion

The Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state 2019 Appropriation Bill of N390.3 billion.
Babatunde Fashola- Minister Works, Power and Housing

Babatunde Fashola: Federal government increases works ministry’s budget from N18 billion to N394 billion

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the ministry’s expansive infrastructure spending has shot its budget from N18.132 billion in 2015 to N394 billion this year.
President Buhari participates at the Corruption Risk Assessment training for Leadership of National agencies in the AU and the presentation of report of the corruption risk assessment of Nigeria’s e-government system in Abuja on 10th Dec 2018-4

Muhammadu Buhari: Federal government committed to making ACAN best in Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government was committed to making the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), a training arm of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the best anti-corruption training school in Africa.

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The Premier League and UEFA have both released official statements condemning plans for a European Super League.

Premier League to bring in new law to stop future breakaway

The ‘Big Six’ clubs – Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham – withdrew from the breakaway European competition on Tuesday after a severe backlash from supporters.
A crowd gathers to witness the state funeral for the late Chadian president Idriss Deby in N'Djamena. (Photo: Christophe Petit Tesson/Pool/AFP)

Thousands gather to wish Chad’s slain president ‘a deserved rest’

Thousands of people gathered at the main square in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Friday to pay their respects to the late President Idriss Deby, who was killed while leading his troops against a rebel offensive on Monday.
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Businessman kidnapped in Kwara

A popular businessman was on Wednesday kidnapped by gunmen who attacked him and his aides in Oke-Onigbin, Isin Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Irrigation: Kano government releases water from Watari dam

The Kano State Government has released water from the Watari dam, to allow for continuation of irrigation activities within Bagwai, Bichi local government areas and environs.
An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.

Appeal court upturns high court judgement on Ibaji constituency

The Court of Appeal has upturned the judgement of the High court that quashed the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate for Ibaji state constituency re-run election in Kogi State.

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, on Saturday advised the Nigerian youth to develop their skills and drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the space sector.

Minister: NITDA’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP stellar

National Information Technology Development Agency’s (NITDA) dogged passion for ICT development in Nigeria over the years, has contributed to the increase in the Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) and ignited job and wealth creations in the country, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami FNCS FBCS FIIM, has said.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Jigawa: NYSC to deploy 90% of corps members to rural schools

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Jigawa, on Monday, says that henceforth, 90 per cent of corps members in the state will be deployed to rural schools.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Juventus inform Paul Pogba he must accept cut on Manchester United wages

Juventus have informed Paul Pogba they want to bring him back to Turin – though not on his current Manchester United wages.
Paris Saint-Germain are making a move for Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero.

Manchester City veteran Kun Aguero sets terms for next club

Departing Manchester City veteran striker Sergio Aguero has set his terms for his next move.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio is APC’s ‘natural leader’ in Akwa Ibom – group

A group, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Advocates Forum has declared former Governor of Akwa Ibom and the Minister of Niger Delta, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, as the ‘natural leader’ of the party in the state being a serving cabinet member.