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Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki leads NGF’s committee on $750 million World Bank grant

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, will chair the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) committee which will interact with relevant government agencies and prepare modalities for accessing a $750 million World Bank grant.

Court fixes date for Senator Jang’s ‘N6.2 billion fraud’ trial

Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court, sitting in Jos, has adjourned to November 11, 2019 for continuation of trial in the N6.2bn fraud charge brought against a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Kaduna government earmarks N1.8 billion to pay 8,500 teachers’ minimum wage

The 23 local government councils in Kaduna State have paid salaries for September and October 2019 in accordance with the new national minimum wage.
The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Friday reopened after a two-day closure of all Israeli embassies and consulates due to strike by diplomats and military attaches over allowances.

Strike: Israeli embassy resumes diplomatic operations in Nigeria

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Friday reopened after a two-day closure of all Israeli embassies and consulates due to strike by diplomats and military attaches over allowances.
Professor Biodun Ogunyemi

ASUU: Why we are against inclusion of lecturers in IPPIS

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it strongly believes that the introduction of Integrated Payroll and Personnel System (IPPIS) into federal universities will compound the problem of regular flow of fund and personnel management.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Why we can’t all be appointed by governor – APC youth leader

The National Youth Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Sadiq Abubakar, has said no government anywhere can employ everyone including the youths, hence the need for the youths to take advantage of the various empowerment programs of the Federal Government to create more employment opportunities.

NYSC members to benefit from new minimum wage – minister

Members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) will soon receive the new minimum wage as allowance, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare, has said.
Balarabe Shehu Kakale Shuni

Sokoto government to establish Islamic finance unit

Sokoto State Government says it has concluded plans to establish Islamic Financing Unit under the state Ministry for Budget and Economic Planning to access funds from non-interest financial institutions.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

[email protected]: President Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release the sum of N600 billion for capital expenditure within a three-month time frame.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Saturday, commiserated with the Okonjo family and Ogwashi-Uku community on the death of the Obi of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom, Prof. Chukuka Okonjo.

Why Delta government’s audited account was uploaded online – commissioner

The Delta State Ministry of Finance has explained the uploading of the state government’s 2018 audited account on the website, saying it was for easy access by members of the public.
Gboyega Oyetola

Ogun governor inaugurates health boards

Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola at the weekend, inaugurated the Governing Boards of Osun State Health Insurance Agency and Osun Primary Healthcare Boards.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

FAAC shares N720.880 billion among federal government, states, local councils for August

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Thursday shared a total of N720.880bn to the three tiers of government for the month of August 2019.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

President Buhari: Why I created police affairs, special duties ministries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday explained why he created new ministries and merged others.

Zamfara youths petition ICPC over alleged diversion of N300 million constituency project funds

Following the alleged diversion of N300 million budgeted for procurement of health care facilities at the Federal Medical Center, Gusau, youths from Zamfara State under the aegis of Health, Safety and Environment Charity Initiative, Tuesday protested in front of the headquarters of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), demanding that an investigation be conducted into the matter.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Nigerians expectant from Buhari’s current cabinet — APC South Africa

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Thursday said that Nigerians were expecting a lot from President Muhammadu Buhari’s new cabinet, hence the need for them to hit the ground running.

Federal government audits 500 former Nigeria Airways staff

The Federal Government has commenced a week-long mop up verification exercise of 500 ex-workers of the former Nigeria Airways, who were not audited during the last exercise.

22 tax officers compulsorily retired over corruption

All India Radio, on Monday, reported that the Indian government’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) has compulsorily retired 22 tax officers over corruption and other charges.

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Paul Santus, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Santuscom Agro-Hub Investment Nigeria Limited, producer of Ogoja Rice, has vowed to crash the price of local rice ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Border closure: Ogoja Rice to hit market with reduced price

Santuscom Agro-Hub Investment Nigeria Limited, producer of Ogoja Rice, has said it will crash the prices of local brands as it begins harvest at its 1,000-hectare farm in Okpoma, Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State.

APC chides Benue governor over N12 billion airport

The Benue State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken Governor Samuel Ortom to task for proposing to construct an airport, considering other pressing needs staring the state at the face.

Village Head allegedly jumps into grave, stops children from burying parents

A village Head in Ikot Uduak community, Calabar Municipal local government area of Cross River State allegedly jumped into graves that were being dug for a couple in the village.

Teenager kills one, injures three in Russian college

A 19-year-old student in Russia’s Far East opened fire in his college Thursday morning, killing one classmate and injuring three other people before shooting himself, investigators said.

Former Nigeria midfielder Dickson Etuhu found guilty of match-fixing in Sweden

A Court of Appeal in Sweden has found former Premier League star Dickson Etuhu guilty of attempted match-fixing in the Allsvenskan.