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NSIA: Fertiliser subsidy programme eliminated massive fraud

The chief executive officer of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, Uche Orji, says massive fraud in the fertiliser subsidy programme has been eliminated since the introduction of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative, PFI.

Former Pakistan premier risks jail over Mumbai attacks claim

A huddle of Pakistan’s civilian and military leaderships is expected to take place over former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s admission of his county’s involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, top-level government sources said.

31 political parties to boycott Kaduna local council poll Saturday

A coalition of opposition political parties in Kaduna State has vowed to boycott local government elections slated for Saturday, May 12 over the supposed planned rigging by the state electoral body in favour of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Federal government to procure 10,000 tractors from US

John Deere is the brand name of Deere & Company, an American corporation which manufactures agricultural, construction and forestry machinery, among others.

FAO to develop Africa’s policy guideline in agric sector

The UN Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) is to develop guidelines for Africa in the agriculture sector to bridge the gap between the public and private sector.

NNPC: Federal government responsible for fuel subsidy payment

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, yesterday, disclosed that it was the Federal Government that is paying subsidy on petrol and not the corporation.

Vice President Osinbajo: Federal government recovers N7.8 billion, $378 million, £27,800 through whistleblower’s policy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that Nigeria has recovered about N7.8 billion, $378 million and £27,800 through the Whistleblower’s Policy launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016.

Federal government to award Second Niger Bridge main contract before 2019 polls – VON...

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, has said that the federal government will award the main contract for the second Niger Bridge before the 2019 general elections.

Ministry: Second Niger main bridge yet to be awarded

Despite assurances by the Federal Government on the completion of the Second Niger Bridge, the contract for the construction of the main bridge has not been awarded, according to a report.

PPP: Salary harmonisation will curb corruption

Mr Peter Ameh, the Chairman, Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP), has appealed to the Federal Government to reconsider harmonisation of salary in public sector to curb corruption in the country.

Federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says the federal government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines across the country.

Governor Sani Bello seeks approval for N21.5 billion Sukuk Bond

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State, has sought a resolution of the State House of Assembly in support of N21.5bn Sukuk Bond Issuance in multiple and consecutive tranches.

Minister: How Lufthansa’s condition to Nigeria delayed takeoff of national carrier

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has said that the delay in the establishment of a national carrier was occasioned by the counter offer by the transaction advisers it earlier appointed.

Governor Bindow commences plans to build airport in Mubi

Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa says his administration has commenced plans to build an airport in Mubi area of the state to boost economic activities in the state.

NEXIM Bank, Ondo government to partner on cocoa export

Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) is seeking partnership with Ondo State on cocoa projects and other commodity exporters to boost export trade, Mrs Stella Okotete, Executive Director, Business Development of the bank, has said.

NUJ tasks Governor Okowa over 60 percent equity sale in Delta Line

The Delta State Government has been called upon to explain how the sale of sixty percent equity of Delta Line Transport Company, a public corporation, to God is Good Motor Limited has added value to the ailing company.

Official: Nigeria Immigration generates N38.5 billion, $29.9 million in 2017

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated a total revenue of N38.532 billion and $29.9 million in 2017.

Pakistan elects first female Dalit senator

Pakistan elected its first female senator from the lowest Dalit caste over the weekend, in polls which also saw the ruling party strengthen its hand ahead of general elections in the Muslim-majority country.

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