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PENGASSAN: Insecurity threatens $1.5 billion PH refinery rehabilitation

This was even as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN),Port Harcourt Zone comprising some major oil and gas producing states including; Rivers, Bayelsa, Imo, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Anambra, Enugu and Ebonyi States, warned that the development remained a major setback to the $1.5 billion Port Harcourt refinery rehabilitation.

JUSUN gives condition to end strike

The striking Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has rejected the 36 state governors’ proposed template for the implementation of judiciary’s financial autonomy being demanded by the workers.

Group: Over 200 people killed in Benue this year

A group, MINDA Strategic Contact Group (MSCG) has disclosed that over 200 people have been killed by suspected herdsmen between January and April of this year in Benue State.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Minister: 28 states at risk of severe flooding

No fewer than 28 states are likely to experience severe flooding this year, the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, announced on Thursday.
Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Senate President Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives Mr Femi Gbajabiamila to “use their good offices to urgently probe and refer to appropriate anti-corruption agencies allegations that N4.4 billion of public money budgeted for the National Assembly is missing, misappropriated, diverted or stolen, as documented in three audited reports by the Office of the Auditor-General of the Federation.”

Nigerian legislators urged to be transparent, accountable

Olumide Ojo, Private Sector Investment Programme Manager of OXFAM, has called on legislators across all tiers of government to embrace transparency and accountability for the Nigerian economy’s growth.
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

NLC warns against politicising nation’s security challenges

The Ebonyi chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned against any attempt by leaders to politicise the country’s increasing security challenges.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina governor: North not afraid of restructuring

Katsina State governor and Chairman North-west Governors’ Forum, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari has dismissed insinuations that northerners are not favourably disposed to the persistent clamour for the restructuring of the country.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC assures will continue to meet financial obligations to FAAC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified that the revenue projection contained in the letter to the Accountant General of the Federation being cited in the media pertains only to the Federation revenue stream being managed by the Corporation and not a reflection of the overall financial performance of the Corporation.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor faults NNPC zero remittance to FAAC

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday warned that Nigeria will be in chaos and financial hardship if the NNPC does not rethink its decision to make zero remittance to the Federation Account in April because of the need to defray the cost of petrol subsidy.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Nigerian government, senate partner to end importation of syringes, needles

The Senate has urged the Federal Government to come forward with a policy that will ensure that all government-funded hospitals in the country procure their syringes and needles from local manufacturers.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of the tenure of Mr. Benjamin Akabueze as Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation.

Akabueze: Nigeria Lags Behind African Peers in Public Expenditure-to-GDP Ratio

Nigeria presently lags behind its peers in Africa in terms of public expenditure-to-Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio, the Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr. Ben Akabueze, has said.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has admonished the President, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Sunday Asefon not to betray the confidence reposed in him by the entire students’ body.

Governor Fayemi: NESG, NGF to formulate policies that strengthen institutions, democracy

Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, Mr Kayode Fayemi, says the forum is collaborating with the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to strengthen democratic and economic institutions.
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.

FAAC: Federal government, states, local councils share N680 billion

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), shared the sum od N680 billion among the three tiers of government Thursday.

House probes ExxonMobil, others over alleged unfair treatment of indigenous workers

The House of Representatives at the plenary yesterday mandated its Committee on Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring, to investigate the management of ExxonMobil, NAPIMS and NCMB on their alleged maltreatment of indigenous service providers.
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

NESG: Nigeria’s business environment over-regulated

Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has described the business space in Nigeria as over-regulated, and urged the federal government to navigate the economy from the current doldrums.

Nigerian government postpones meeting with striking judiciary workers

The Federal Government has, for the second time, on Tuesday, announced an indefinite postponement of a reconciliatory meeting with the striking judiciary workers.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Nigerian government set to salvage poverty endemic in LGAs

The Federal Government has lamented the high level of poverty in the local government areas in the country, saying government will generate resources to salvage the situation.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: Whether Nigerian government printed N60 billion or not isn’t an issue

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as a non-issue, allegations that the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN printed between N50 billion to N60 billion to augment the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021.
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.

APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki over allegation of currency printing

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo that the Federal Government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion in March.

Don seeks diversification into agriculture, solid minerals

Professor Ofiafoh Eiya, a Professor of Accounting and Taxation, University of Benin, Benin City, has called for the diversification of the economy to agriculture and solid minerals for sustainable national growth and development.
Kebbi state Governor, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu has charged all the Civil Societies and Non- Governmental Organizations in the state to partner with state government for progress and energies youths through empowerment activities.

N60 billion mint: APC governors disown Godwin Obaseki

The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) yesterday debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State that the federal government printed between N50 billion – N60 billion to bridge the shortfall in the distribution of federation revenues to the three tiers of government in March 2021, saying that the claims did not reflect the true position of things.
Kola Ologbondiyan

N60 billion mint: PDP demands sack of finance minister

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for the sack of Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed, over what it described as an attempt to mislead Nigerians.

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Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB president: Africa must finance large scale youth-led businesses

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called on governments and private sectors in Africa to grow, finance and support large scale youth-led businesses in the continent.
Abraham Marcus admits his invitation to the Super Eagles came as a surprise and describe it as a dream come true.

Abraham Marcus: Super Eagles invitation a dream come true

Abraham Marcus admits his invitation to the Super Eagles came as a surprise and describe it as a dream come true.
French President Emmanuel Macron, Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Sudan's Sovereign Council Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burha attend the International Conference in support of Sudan at the Temporary Grand Palais in Paris, May 17, 2021

Sudan clears final hurdle for debt relief at Paris conference

International Monetary Fund member countries have agreed to clear Sudan’s arrears to the institution, France’s president said on Monday, removing the final hurdle to the African nation getting wider relief on its external debt of at least $50 billion.
The Northern Governors Forum (NGF) has condoled with Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, prominent Islamic scholar and leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, over the demise of his wife, Aishatu Tahir Usman Bauchi.

Sheikh Bauchi: Kaduna governor will not be welcomed in my home

Renowned Islamic scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, has said that on no account will Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i enter his house in Bauchi if he had come in the entourage of the former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Ekiti PDP: We’ll return to power in 2022

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has called on the Senator representing the Ekiti South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Abiodun Olujimi to demonstrate a sincere concern for reconciliation within the party by putting an end to litigation.

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After paying tribute to Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Rodgers also spoke of his personal satisfaction in defeating Chelsea to win a first FA Cup for the Foxes.

Brendan Rodgers: Why I took Leicester City job

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22. President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded the cordial relationship existing between the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) and the National Assembly.

NDDC donates multi million naira science equipment to 46 secondary schools in Niger Delta

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has donated science equipment to some selected schools in the Niger Delta region.
Some youth agitating for a Yoruba nation have stormed Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, calling for the breakaway of the ethnic group from Nigeria.

Rain, thunderstorm disrupt Yoruba Nation rally in Osogbo

The agitators under the aegis of Omo Oduduwa United, on Saturday stormed the streets in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, to demand for a Yoruba nation from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Harry Kane’s cycle at Tottenham Hotspur could come to an end this summer according to reports in England carried by Marca.

Alan Shearer urges Harry Kane to leave Tottenham Hotspur

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Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.

PDP governors call on President Buhari to deescalate, lower tension in Nigeria

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Monday came hard on the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, calling on what they termed incompetent and rudderless All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government to take bold and deliberate steps to deescalate and lower tension in the country.