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ICT development to re-position to Niger Delta – Senator Ndoma-Egba

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has reiterated its commitment to re-position the region through the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Army takeover in Zimbabwe threat to democracy – UGRFP

The United Global Resolve for Peace (UGRFP), an NGO has condemned the undemocratic takeover of government by the Zimbabwean military.

Anambra guber: INEC assures of successful election

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has once again reiterated the commitment of the electoral body to conduct a hitch-free, free and fair governorship election in Anambra on Saturday.

900 traders benefit from Enugu govt empowerment grants

No fewer than 900 traders have benefitted from the Enugu State Government on-going empowerment grant to market traders, to boost their trade in the state in the last one year.

Senate panel visits Anambra ahead guber poll

The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has visited Anambra State ahead of the forth-coming governorship election in the state. The visit was part of the committee’s oversight function.

CNPP praises Minister Kayode Fayemi over performance in solid minerals sector

The Conference of Nigeria’s Political Parties (CNPP) in Ekiti State has showered encomiums on the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, who is also former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, over his “sterling performance” in the Solid Minerals Ministry as attested to by President Muhammadu Buhari in his 2018 budget speech.

Why Delta ranked poorly in sub-national competitive index – state govt

The poor ranking of Delta State in the sub-national competitive index has been attributed to the low financial accrual to the state from the federation account following increased rate of militancy and pipe vandalism.

N388.304 billion Paris Club loan spending by states secret – Ahmed Idris

Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation, has told the Federal High Court in Lagos that the record of spending of N388.304billion London Paris Club Loan refunds by 35 states “is protected by professional privilege, and therefore confidential.”

Constructive criticisms will deepen national politics – Sultan Abubakar

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on Nigerians to develop good attitude to governance and engage in constructive criticisms to deepen national politics.

NNPC ready to secure downstream assets – Ndu Ughamadu

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has mapped out strategies to boost security around its depots and pump stations to ensure they remain functional.

Agitations on marginalisation’ll disappear like Ebola – FCC

The Federal Character Commission (FCC) has said that with the ongoing training of desk officers in Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs), the issue of alleged marginalisation would disappear like the dreaded Ebola virus.

Facebook to make political ads more transparent on platform

Social media giant, Facebook, will roll out new measures to increase transparency of political advertisements on its platform.

E‎ITI suspends Niger Republic

The board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, EITI, has suspended Niger Republic for failure to make meaningful progress against key issues in the 2016 EITI Standards.‎

Why Nigeria must embrace transparency in extractive industry – Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria will continue to embrace transparency in the extractive sector because it is in the country’s overriding national interest to do so, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Governor Obiano’s financial recklessness second to none in Nigeria – CLO

The South East zone of the Civil Liberties Organisation has accused the Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, of a second to none in Nigeria fiscal recklessness.

Africa loses $50bn annually to illicit financial flows – AU’s Thomas Quartey

Thomas Quartey, deputy chairman of the African Union commission, on Thursday said African countries were losing an average of 50 billion dollars annually through Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs).

President Buhari‘ll not disappoint on anti-corruption war – EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu

The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, declared in Abuja on Thursday that President Muhammadu Buhari would not disappoint in the fight against corruption.

EFCC chief Ibrahim Magu seeks media support on anti-corruption war

Mr Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), has called on Nigerians especially the media to join hands with the commission in the fight against corruption.

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