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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly shifts resumption by two weeks

The management of the National Assembly has announced a new date for resumption of plenary for twin chambers of the national legislative houses.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Resident doctors have no reason to strike – minister

The Federal Government, appealed to the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to suspend its ongoing industrial action, as the government has already addressed six out of the eight demands listed by the Association.
Port Harcourt international Airport

FEC approves N13 billion for automation of four international airports

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N13bn for the automation of safety equipment at Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Port Harcourt international airports.
6. Nigeria will soon have the immigrant visa ban imposed on her by the United States overturned, according to President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari presides over 14th virtual FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over his 14th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the eighth virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

Ministries make presentations as President Buhari presides over 14th FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 14th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
2. President Muhmmadu Buhari, on Wednesday, inaugurated 12 new permanent secretaries for the federal civil service.

President Buhari swears in 12 permanent secretaries

President Muhmmadu Buhari on Wednesday swore-in 12 Permanent Secretaries at the Council Chambers, Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Comptroller-General Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Muhammad Babande appeared before the committee during the interactive session.

Senate to probe alleged increase of residence permit for foreigners to $2,000

The Senate will probe the hike in the annual residence permit for foreigners from 1,000 dollars to 2,000 dollars by Continental Transfert Technique Ltd (CONTEC).

CAC generated over N56 billion in 3 years, remitted N169 million – director

The House of Representatives joint committee on Finance, Appropriation, National planning and Economic Development and Aids, Loans and Debts Management yesterday received with shock that the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, remitted less than two percent of billions generated in three years to Federal coffers.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Olamilekan Adegbite, on Tuesday said the Federal Government had been able to recover 25 sites from 2007 that the programme started.

Nigerian government to slash allocations to states involved in double taxation of mining companies

The federal government will slash the allocation of states where registered mining companies are taxed by local and state governments, the minister of information, Lai Mohammed, has said.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

House of Reps: We’re not probing VP Osinbajo over school feeding programme

The Office of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is not under investigation in the ongoing probe of National Home Grown School Feeding Programme by the House of Representatives, the House Committee on Public Accounts has said.
Debt Management Office (DMO)

DMO: Chinese loans constitute only 3.9 percent of Nigeria’s total public debt stock

Total loans by the Chinese government and affiliate agencies to Nigeria is about $3.121 billion and constitutes only about 3.94 per cent of Nigeria’s total public debt of $79.3 billion as of March 31, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has said.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

PAGMI: CBN’s purchase of locally produced gold’ll boost foreign reserves

The Presidential Artisanal Gold Mining Development Initiative, PAGMI, has assured that Central Bank of Nigeria’s purchase of locally produced gold will boost the nation’s foreign reserves.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led other members of the Federal Executive Council to observe a minute silence in honour of the late father of the Kwara State, Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq, who died last week.

FEC approves 15.21 million Euro, N1.708 billion counterpart funding for Siemens power deal

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday ratified the President’s anticipatory approval for the release of 15.21 million Euros offshore and N1.708 billion onshore counterpart funding for the power deal with Siemens AG, signed by the Nigerian and German governments last year.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday led other members of the Federal Executive Council to observe a minute silence in honour of the late father of the Kwara State, Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq, who died last week.

President Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

Expectedly, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday presided over his 10th virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) which also had in attendance his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and eight ministers physically present.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate tasks President Buhari on timely presentation of 2021 budget

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday urged the Executive arm of Government to work on the estimates for the 2021 budget to ensure its timely presentation to the National Assembly by the end of September this year.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate approves N168.8 billion 2020 budget for FIRS

The Senate on Wednesday at plenary, approved the sum of N168,809,476,220 to fund the proposed 2020 budget of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS).
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the eighth virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

FEC honours late works minister John Obada

The virtual FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari observed a minute silence for Obada, a retired major-general who died on June 13 after a brief illness at the age of 81.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the eighth virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) holding inside the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja.

FEC: Ministries of education, humanitarian, finance, others make presentations

Newsmen reports that the affected ministries include Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Water Resources; Education; Transportation, Environment and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

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The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Lagos seeks quality healthcare service for increased patients’ patronage

The Lagos State Health Service Commission on Saturday charged healthcare providers to uplift medical practices for increased patients’ patronage across all public health facilities in the state.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Lagos approves full reopeoning of churches, mosques

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the full reopening of worship centres in the state.
Arsenal are looking like “more of a team” under the guidance of Mikel Arteta, says Lukas Podolski, with the Gunners having rather lost their way during the ill-fated reign of Unai Emery.

Mikel Arteta: Arsenal can beat anyone on their day

Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal are capable of beating anyone on their day, as shown by victories over the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool, with the Gunners confident of competing with English football’s elite for more major honours.

13 bodies recovered from Ebonyi river after accident

Thirteen bodies have been recovered from the Akaeze-Ukwu River in Ebonyi State, site of the deadly motor accident which occurred on Friday night.
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Leeds United hang on to win 7-goal thriller with Fulham

Newly-promoted Leeds United continued their barnstorming return to the English Premier League (EPL) as they claimed their first points with a thrilling 4-3 win over Fulham at Elland Road on Saturday.