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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Federal government okays N20.1 billion for Nigerian customs equipment

The federal government has approved a total of N20,114,002871 for the acquisition of various operational equipment for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian government denies Edo governor’s claims on ‘printing of N60 billion to share at...

The Federal Government on Wednesday said there was no truth in the allegation made by the Governor of Edo State that the government printed an additional N60 billion that was shared at the Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC.
2. The execution of the nation’s $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK gas pipeline project was boosted, weekend, through the delivery of 96 pipes from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi state.

NNPC delivers 96 AKK project pipes by rail to Itakpe

The execution of the nation’s $2.8 billion Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano, AKK gas pipeline project was boosted, weekend, through the delivery of 96 pipes from Warri to Itakpe in Kogi state.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

Doctors’ strike: House threatens to order arrest of MDCN registrar

Appear before us on Friday, or risk arrest, the House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services, threatened the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Registrar, Dr Tajudeen Sanusi, on Thursday.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite insists on sale of Nigerian outlets

Shoprite Holdings Limited, the parent company of Shoprite stores in Nigeria and other African countries, has again classified the Nigeria subsidiary as discontinued operations as it marks it for sale.
FILE PHOTO - Oil tankers are seen parked at a yard outside a fuel depot on the outskirts of Kolkata February 3, 2015. REUTERS-Rupak De Chowdhuri-File Photo

India wields oil ‘weapon’ to cut dependence on Saudi

When India’s government last month asked refiners to speed up diversification and reduce dependence on the Middle East - days after OPEC+ said it would maintain production cuts - it sent a message about its clout and foreshadowed changes to the world’s energy maps.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja, a day after President Muhammadu Buhari left for a two-week medical check up in London, United Kingdom.

FEC approves N30.77 billion for power, aviation, transport, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the sum of N30.77 billion for various projects which include power, aviation, transport, roads and electricity.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, in her goodwill message yesterday during the commemoration of the “2021 International Women’s Day National Policy Dialogue,” noted that through the implementation of Finance Acts 2019 and 2020, the federal government is providing tax relief and other forms of support to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), many of which are owned by women.

Minister: Why there’s delay in supplementary budget for coronavirus vaccines, security

The Federal Government has explained reasons why there is a delay in the submission of supplementary budget for procurement of security equipment and COVID-19 vaccines to the National Assembly.
As reactions continue to trail appointment of Barrister Effiong Akwa as Sole Administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, a group, the Oron Union has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for settling for a man they described as “a leader with capacity and capability to effectively confront the developmental challenges bedeviling the region.”

NDDC boss: Good health key to development

Speaking at the flag-off of typhoid vaccine distribution, cold chains and other related medical equipment to all the nine states of the Niger Delta region at the Rivers State Primary Health Care Management Board, Port Harcourt, the NDDC interim administrator, Mr. Efiong Akwa, stated that “no community, country or society can fully realise its potential and promise, unless the best of its public health system, as well as the health of its people, is protected and promoted.”
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

COAS orders withdrawal, repair of unserviceable equipment

The chief of army staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, has ordered the withdrawal of damaged and unserviceable equipment from the North East Theatre and purchase of spare parts for repairs of broken down equipment.
As the security situation continues to degenerates on daily basis, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to submit a supplementary budget to the National Assembly for more funds to be made available for the procurement of equipment to battle the insurgents.

President Buhari to send supplementary budget to National Assembly

As the security situation continues to degenerates on daily basis, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to submit a supplementary budget to the National Assembly for more funds to be made available for the procurement of equipment to battle the insurgents.
Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff

COAS: Nigerian Army remains resolute in handling threats

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, says the Nigerian Army will remain resolute in dealing with the prevailing security threats across the country in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive.
The Eleyele Water Front at Eleyele area of Ibadan will soon become a tourists attraction site that will host many lovers of nature from across the world.

Oyo to turn Eleyele waterfront to tourists’ hub

The Eleyele Water Front at Eleyele area of Ibadan will soon become a tourists attraction site that will host many lovers of nature from across the world.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari: Nigeria becoming global powerhouse in fertiliser blending

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that recent developments in the Nigerian fertiliser value chain is moving the country to becoming a regional and global fertiliser powerhouse.
The allegation of marginalisation against Governor Udom Emmanuel by the Oro Think Tank is unfair and has no basis in objectivity, the Akwa Ibom State branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, has declared.

Akwa Ibom governor: I won’t go for third term through surrogate

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has told the people of the state not to panic over who will succeed him as the next governor.
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.

CBN: We’ve disbursed N1.5 trillion to Nigerian farmers

The CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, made this known while presenting the communiqué on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting held on Monday and Tuesday in Abuja.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC justifies $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation cost

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, has moved to justify the $1.5 billion contract cost for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery, saying a new one may cost up to $12 billion to build.

Nigerian government inaugurates water projects, dams in Edo, Delta others

As part of efforts to mark the World Water Day, the federal government yesterday inaugurated some water projects and multi-purpose dams in Edo, Delta, Ekiti and Ondo States.
Mohammed Monguno

$1 billion arms purchase: NSA was quoted out of context – ODI

A group, Oduduwa Development Initiative (ODI), has said the statement credited to Major Gen. Babagana Monguno(Retd), National Security Adviser to the President, on the arms purchase, was quoted out of context by a section of the media.

Port Harcourt DisCo insists NMMP meters not for sale

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it is not selling to customers, meters provided free to electricity users by the Federal Government.
Zimbabwe's anti graft police last month recovered about 40 boxes of Covid-19 test kits worth thousands of dollars stolen from a public hospital in Bulawayo, the country's second city.

Zimbabwe’s coronavirus fightback hamstrung by graft

Zimbabwe's anti graft police last month recovered about 40 boxes of Covid-19 test kits worth thousands of dollars stolen from a public hospital in Bulawayo, the country's second city.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin attends a joint news conference after the 2+2 Meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi at Iikura Guest House in Tokyo, Japan, March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/Pool

Lloyd Austin on mission to deepen India-U.S. ties, urged to raise Russia deal

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BUA Group targets Q1 2022 for Lafiagi sugar refinery completion

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Kano governor disburses N148 million to 1,400 public schools

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Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Federal government okays N20.1 billion for Nigerian customs equipment

The federal government has approved a total of N20,114,002871 for the acquisition of various operational equipment for the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS).
Mozambique is sending a medical team to identify the bodies of 12 people beheaded during an Islamic State attack last month on the northern gas exploration hub of Palma, an army spokesperson said.

Mozambique: Army says 12 people were beheaded during insurgents’ attack

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