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Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) is set to commence a comprehensive audit and survey of downstream oil and gas logistic facilities, with a view to identifying the infrastructure gap in the sector

PPPRA accused of secrecy in indices guiding petroleum pump price

The Women in Energy Network (WIEN) has accused the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) of secrecy in the computation of the indices guiding pump prices of petroleum products.
China acknowledged that it instructed unauthorized laboratories to destroy samples of the novel coronavirus but for biosafety reasons.

China admits to destroying early coronavirus samples, says action was taken due to safety...

China has acknowledged it destroyed early samples of COVID-19, confirming a claim put forward by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo late last month.

Soji Adagunodo: I am still Osun PDP chairman

The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Soji Adagunodo, has disclosed that he is in charge of the party in the state, stating that his purported removal was a social media affair.
Governor-elect of Kwara, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has pledged that his administration will be accountable to the people and will not steal or loot the state’s treasury.

Kwara seeks action against UITH, professor who hid travel history of late coronavirus patient

The Kwara State Government has called on the Minister of Health, Prof. Osagie Ehanire, to order the immediate sack of a Professor in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Professor Alakija Salami, who hid the travel history of a patient infected with the Coronavirus Disease, who eventually died in the hospital.
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.

Nigeria suspends plans to borrow $22.7 billion

The Federal Government on Monday disclosed that it has suspended its $22.7 billion ex­ternal borrowing plans due to current realities in the global economic landscape.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit asking the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court to- “declare the life pension edict-law 2019, passed by the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) null and void.

IGR: CSO petitions AMAC legislators, wants council chairman probed

A Civil Society Organization (CSO) under the aegis of Civil Society for Human Rights and Rehabilitation has petitioned the legislative arm of Abuja Municipal Area Council to investigate alleged infractions committed by the chairman of the council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido.
Melih Ulueren is the Turkish Ambassador-designate to Nigeria

Turkey government takes over Turkish international schools, others

The Turkish authority has concluded plans to take over all the operation of Fetullah Organisation (FETO) in Nigeria.
Paul Makonda

Tanzania: No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups.

ASUU accuses LASU of admission racketeering

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU) Chapter, has accused the university management of engaging in admission racketeering for the 2018/2019 academic year.

Aminu Tambuwal: I will tackle NNPC accounting monster if elected president

One of the leading Peoples Democratic Party 2019 presidential aspirant and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has berated the nation’s main oil corporation, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, for what he described as “secrecy, lack of transparency and impunity” in the manner it handles the commonwealth of the nation.

Zimbabwe’s tainted election authority under fire again

Nothing would demonstrate that Zimbabwe has entered a new era since Robert Mugabe's ousting more than a clean election.
Nigeria Air

Minister Sirika: How Nigeria Air’ll operate

Following a flurry criticisms by concerned Nigerians querying the alleged tardy process of floating a national carrier by the Federal Government in December, the Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Tuesday, said no amount of sustained attack on the project can deter him from making it a reality.

President Buhari urged to sign PIGB Bill

Prof. Wumi Iledare of the University of Port Harcourt, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) passed by the National Assembly.

PDP wants National Assembly to probe President Buhari over $1 billion excess crude account...

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants the National Assembly to probe the alleged withdrawal of $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) without the constitutionally required legislative appropriation.

PDP demands full disclosure of President Buhari’s trip

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that the Presidency make public all issues relating to the private visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom.

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Osagie: We do not stuff dollars in babaringa in Edo

The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, has said Governor Godwin Obaseki delivers sustainable projects to better the lives of Edo people and does not go about stuffing dollars in babariga, like the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kaduna attacks: Senator Shehu Sani urges concerted efforts by government, security agencies

Malam Shehu Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the Senate from 2015 to 2019, has called on the Kaduna state government and security agencies to seek out better strategies toward ending killings in the state.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor urges President Buhari to increase Nigerian Army funds

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Friday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to increase funding and logistics to the Nigeria Army, rather than contemplating sacking the Service Chiefs.
A security officer wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus stands outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, China on Aug. 6, 2020. Mark Schiefelbein-AP

Canadian sentenced to death on drug charges in China

China sentenced another Canadian to death on drugs charges Friday, the second in two days to be handed the punishment, as tensions soar between Beijing and Ottawa.
Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.

Many feared dead as Indian plane crashes

Fifteen passengers and a pilot have been reported dead after an Air India Express flight skidded off the runway at Calicut international airport in Kerala.