FG Reads Riot Act to Certified Electrical Contractors

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN has read out the government resolve to stamp out sharp and unethical practices which had hitherto characterized the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI)

FIRS, Customs, DPR Got N142bn as Incentives in One Year of...

Three major revenue collecting agencies of the federal government have shared a total of N142.6 billion between June 2015 and May 2016. This is...

Commonwealth education chief delivers NOUN public lecture Wednesday

President of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Prof. Asha S. Kanwar, will on Wednesday deliver the first public lecture of the National Open University...

IGP Interacts with NASS

In furtherance to the National Assembly oversight functions, the Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni on July 21, 2016 had an...

Oyo-Ita Seeks Synergy Between Government Agencies

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita said that there is need for greater synergy between and among various services and government institutions, to leverage on developments and innovations that will move the service forward for effective service delivery to Nigerians.

I Am “E-Government Compliant”, Says Communications Minister

Barrister Adebayo Shittu has assured Nigerians that he is “e-government compliant”. He gave this assurance at the opening ceremony of the 3rd In- Country Training Project for Capacity Building of e-government in Nigeria held at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria.

I Am “E-Government Compliant”, Says Communications Minister

The Honourable Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has assured Nigerians that he is “e-government compliant”. He gave this assurance at the opening ceremony of the 3rd In- Country Training Project for Capacity Building of e-government in Nigeria held at the Public Service Institute of Nigeria.

Bill & Melinda Gates To Support FG On Effective Planning

Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed has disclosed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has expressed its readiness to...

Senate Honours Slain woman Preacher, Ojo Madueke, Shetima Ali Monguno

The Senate today at plenary Honours Deaconess Mojisola Eunice Olawale who was recently brutally murdered in Kubwa, a Satelite of the Federal Capital Territory...

OYO-ITA Advises Workers To Add Value To Their Income

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita has advised Federal Public Servants in the country to explore ways of...

Dasuki Accuses FG of Gross Abuse of Legal Process

...Insists on consolidation of charges ... Say He is Not Afraid of Trial Immediate past National Security Adviser (NSA) Colonel Mohammed, Sambo Dasuki (rtd) has alleged...

Labour And Petroleum Ministers To Hold Meeting With Pengassan And Nupeng...

The Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment Sen. Chris Nwabueze Ngige and the Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources Ibe Kachikwu will today hold...

FG Declares Wednesday and Thursday as Public Holiday For Sallah

Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Wednesday July 6 and Thursday July 7, 2016 as Public Holiday for Sallah Celebration of Ramadan Fasting

Bank Retrenchment: Senate Commends Labour Minister, Throws Weight Behind Dialogue

The Senate has commended the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige for his proactive intervention in the on-going retrenchment in the...

No More Tenure Policy in Federal Civil Service- HOS

The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended the tenure policy in the Federal Civil Service with immediate effect.

Court Warns FMI over Incessant Delay in Three-Year-Old Suit

Shuaib claimed that the compulsory retirement was based on imaginary misconduct raised against him by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala over a media publication without following the due process of the law relating to civil service procedure.

Legislator Endorses Bill on Age Reduction for Elective Post

More legislators have expressed their supports and endorsement for a bill seeking to reduce the age of candidacy required to run for elective positions in Nigeria. Hon. Suleiman Yahaya Kwande, member representing Jos North /Bassa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives said he and his colleagues would ensure that the law is passed before the next general elections in 2019. He said: “We are in full support of reduction of age limit for elective posts in Nigeria through the NotTooYoungToRun bill so that more intelligent, brilliant and qualified young Nigerians can aspire to top public offices. “The Bill if passed into law will to alter Sections 65, 106, 131 and 177 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 by reducing the age qualification for the Office of the President and Governor and Membership of the Senate and House of Representatives. Kwande who is one of young legislators at the National Assembly, said the bill had scaled through second reading and has been committed to the constitution review committee. He however hailed his colleague, Hon. Tony Nwulu representing Oshodi/Isolo II Federal Constituency of Lagos state who sponsored the bill for calling for accelerated youth involvement in politics. The proposed law serves as constitutional amendment seeking to address the legal challenge young people experience when seeking to contest elections.

Buhari’s 1 Year: States, LGs Gulp N2.8tr from Federation Account

A new report has disclosed that the 36 states and the 774 local government councils in Nigeria shared a total sum of N2.8 trillion from the Federation Account in the one year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. An exclusive report by the Economic Confidential, an intelligence economic magazine, disclosed that the total figure was payment made to the two tiers of government between June 2015 and May 2016 at the monthly meeting of the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).. In the report, Lagos state is ranked first as the highest recipient of gross allocation with a total sum of N178bn in the twelve months. It is followed by Akwa State N173bn, Delta State N144bn and Kano State N117bn. The five states cornered a quarter (25%) of the total allocation for the States and local government councils in Nigeria within the one year period. Among the 10 highest recipients from the Federation Account are Bayelsa State which got N95bn; followed by Katsina State N88bn, Oyo State N84bn, Kaduna State N83bn and Borno State N78bn. The lowest recipients are Gombe and Ebonyi States that got N49bn each followed by Ekiti and Nasarawa States N50bn each and Kwara N52bn. The report further disclosed that Edo and Ondo which are oil-producing states got N66bn and N71bn respectively while another state in the South-South, Cross River State merely received N59bn. The Economic Confidential gathered that factors that influence allocation to states and local government councils from the Federation Account include: Population, Derivation, Landmass, Terrain, Revenue Effort, School Enrollments, Health Facilities, Water Supply and Equality of the beneficiaries.

IBB Back from Medical Treatment in Germany- Niger Governor

Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said the country still needs Elder statesman and former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida around for his wise counsel at this critical period. Gov. Sani Bello who welcomed the former military leader back from a medical trip to Germany said wise counsel of leaders who have weathered the storm and distinguished themselves are needed to bail the country out from the woods. The governor who spoke in Minna on Friday was full of praises to Allah (SWT) for preserving the life of the former military leader. Gov. Sani Bello said "despite unfounded rumour about the life of our national icon, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, we are grateful that it pleases Allah (SWT) to preserve his life and bring him back safely and healthier to continue in the good work of nation building. "General Ibrahim Babangida remain one of the few leaders in this country that we still need around to tap from their wealth of experience and knowledge and we are grateful he is back and kicking like the old soldier he is. "Your safe return has finally put a lie to the rumour and the evil machinations of those who are playing God. We are grateful to Allah (SWT) that He has silence them". Babangida returned on Friday to Minna International Airport at about 3:30pm after a three week medical trip to a German Hospital. The rumour of his death was awash in the social media last week before it was refuted by his son Mohammed Babandgida.

$2.1bn Arm Deal: Dasuki Asks Abuja Court to Consolidate Charges… Says...

The former National Security Adviser, Colonel Mohammed Sambo Dasuki has asked an Abuja High Court to consolidate the two criminal charges bordering on alleged corruption and breach of trust brought against him by the Federal Government in the course of his official duties. Dasuki who had been granted bails in three different high courts were criminal charges were slammed on him, had been rearrested and kept in custody since 2015. He told the court that he was not scared of trial on the alleged fund misappropriation but insisted that the right thing in law must be done. The Ex-NSA in a fresh motion on notice filed by his counsel, Mr Joseph Daudu (SAN) claimed that the trial in two different courts on the same issues and facts is unconstitutional and prejudicial to his right to fair trial by the court. Dasuki who is standing trial on allegation of alleged misappropriation of $2.1bn along with four others before Justice Baba Yusuf insisted that the charges against him by the complainant on the same issue constituted a gross abuse of court process.

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