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Senate, NNPC clash over crude oil production cost

The Senate Committee on Finance on Monday rejected the revenue targets projected for the various revenue-generating agencies in the country to fund the Revised 2020 Budget, describing their proposed sums as grossly inadequate.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate calls for quick diversification of economy, frowns against high cost of oil production

The upper chamber of the National Assembly has called on the federal government to quickly diversify the economy, following the high cost of oil production without commensurate result.

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Court cautions EFCC against breeching provisions of law in ex-AGF Adoke’s trial

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, cautioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against an act contrary to the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) in the trial of former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently meeting with members of Nigeria Governors Forum Security Council and heads of security agencies at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Terrorists not better equipped than military

President Muhammadu Buhari and some state governors on Tuesday agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are the major causes of nationwide security challenges.
Defending champions the Olympic Eagles of Nigeria got off their campaign at the 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations on a dour note following a 1-0 loss to Cote d’Ivoire at the Al Salam Stadium, Cairo, on Saturday evening.

Sports ministry gives NFF go ahead to disburse FIFA’s $2 million fund

The NFF Executive Committee has been given the go ahead by the leadership of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports, to share the two million dollar (#772m) fund from FIFA across the various clubs and governing bodies of the various Leagues.

Namibia rejects German genocide reparations offer

Namibia’s President Hage Geingob on Tuesday said reparations offered by Germany for mass killings in its then colony at the start of the twentieth century were “not acceptable” and needed to be “revised”.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari appoints Adamu Adaji as boundary commission chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Adamu Adaji as the Director-General of the National Boundary Commission with effect from August 7, 2020.