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The immediate past Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday, pleaded not guilty to 18-count charge of N3 billion graft.

Ex-HoS Winifred Oyo-Ita, others ask court to adjourn ‘N570 million fraud’ case indefinitely

Former Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Tuesday, urged the Federal High Court, Abuja, to adjourn her ongoing trial sine die over alleged Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s abuse of court process.
The Edo State Judicial Panel of Enquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses has ordered the arrest of a retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Carol Afegbai for failing to appear before it to explain her alleged complicity in the murder of a 500 Level student of University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu in 2015.

#EndSARS: Edo panel orders arrest of retired CSP over student’s killing

The Edo State Judicial Panel of Enquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses has ordered the arrest of a retired Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Carol Afegbai for failing to appear before it to explain her alleged complicity in the murder of a 500 Level student of University of Benin, Ibrahim Momodu in 2015.

Court dissolve 27-year marriage

A customary court sitting in Ake, Abeokuta, Ogun State capital has dissolved a twenty-seven-year-old marriage based on the husband’s demand.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NSPRI: Each corps member to get N2 million for agriculture

The Federal Government has said that it will empower members of the National Youth Service Corps that venture into agriculture after their one year mandatory service with the sum of N2m.
The Director-General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has criticised the overdependence on importation in Nigeria.

Survey rates NAFDAC high on efficient service delivery

A recent research titled, ‘Transactional Accountability, Process Consistency and Operational Transparency- A Report on NAFDAC,’ has adjudged the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) as one of the best performing MDAs in terms of satisfaction of its clients.
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 secures forfeiture of hidden $919,000 to government

Justice Mohammed Sani of the Federal High Court has ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $919,000 said to have been hidden away in an interest-yielding account by some officials, to the government.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari calls for investment in women development

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has called on government at all levels to give priority attention to women, especially in the areas of sports, swimming, as well as rural empowerment.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.
Seven alleged victims of the October 20 Lekki shootings have ‘surfaced’ at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters.

Widow of slain LASTMA officer prays judicial panel for compensation

Adeyemo Rotimi, widow of Rotimi Oke Adeyemo, a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official has prayed the Lagos judicial panel for compensation for the murder of her husband.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Abducted wife of Ondo governor’s chief of staff released

The abducted wife of the Chief of Staff to Ondo State governor, Chief Olugbenga Ale, on Saturday regained freedom after spending two days in the captives of her abductors.

EFCC: Presidency screens chairmanship candidates

The secret screening of candidates to head the Economic and Finan­cial Crimes Commis­sion (EFCC) began in earnest on Monday – six days ago.

Kellogg’s invites entries for schorlarship scheme

Foremost cereal brand, Kellogg’s, has announced that it has started accepting entries for the second edition of its flagship children scholarship scheme “Kellogg’s Superstars contest”.
The Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State.

VSF donates food items, hospital consumables to Katsina

A non-governmental organisation, Victims Support Fund (VSF) Task Force on COVID-19, has donated food items and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth N100 million to 2,211 vulnerable households and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Katsina State in order to alleviate their plight.

Afenifere: Ondo traditional ruler’s murder one too many

Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, on Friday expressed worries about the killing of the Olufon of Ifon in Ondo State, Oba Israel Adeusi, by yet to be identified gunmen, describing the murder as one too many, while calling on the police to fish out the killers.
The Minister of State, Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while answering questions at the 52nd joint national briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja.

Minister: We are working on SSANIP demands

The Federal Government has appealed to the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, (SSANIP) to shelve its proposed strike, as government was working assiduously to meet their demands.
The Executive Director of NSPRI, Dr (Mrs) Patricia Pessu said this at the Institute in Ilorin on Tuesday at the Capacity building programme for Corp members on, Value Addition of Agricultural commodities in kwara state organized by NSPRI.

NSPRI gives two corp members N2 million each to start agribusiness

Worried by the high rate of unemployed youths in Nigeria, the Nigerian Stored Products Research Institute (NSPRI) has supported two members of Nigeria Youth Service Corps in kwara state with N2M each to start up their own Agribusiness, assuring that any corper with promising proposal will also be supported.
Ahmed Idris, the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF)

Nigerian government deploys treasury directors in NNPC, others

The FGOEs affected included the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Nigeria Ports Authority, Federal Inland Revenue Service, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Maritime Administration Agency, Department of Petroleum Resources, Corporate Affairs Commission, the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, and Nigeria Shippers’ Council.

How Abdulrasheed Maina, others stole N14 billion from pension account – witnes

The trial of former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, on money laundering charges continued in his absence on Wednesday, as a witness, Mrs. Rouquayya Ibrahim, narrated how he stole over N14billion from the federal pension account.

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FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.

Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

As policymakers and investors explore all options available to revive the post-COVID-19 economy, a group of experts have recommended an increased focus on the industrialisation and vibrant trade flows found in Nigeria’s free trade zones.