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Finally, Nigerian govt. releases details of Paris Club refunds to states
  The federal government has finally released a breakdown of the first tranche of Paris Club refunds paid to states to date.   The payments, totalling N516.38 billion, were made to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory upon the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari on November 21 2016,.....
Pope wades into ethnic crisis in Catholic Church in Imo
Pope Francis has intervened in an ethnic crisis involving the Nigerian town of Ahiara, Imo state , whose bishop, Peter Okpaleke, appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012, is unwanted by lay people and priests of the diocese. Though Mr. Okpaleke is an Igbo from Anambra State, the Catholic leaders in.....
Customs N30 trillion probe: Senate summons Emefiele, Adeosun, banks
The Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff has summoned Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, and Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, over alleged N30 trillion import duties infractions. Also invited are the managing directors of all commercial banks, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), the Nigerian Customs Service and.....
Senate scraps FERMA, establishes Federal Road Authority
The Senate on Thursday passed a bill scrapping the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and replacing it with Federal Roads Authority. The bill, sponsored by Kabiru Gaya (Kano-APC), was read the third time at plenary before it was passed through a unanimous vote by the senators. The Senate, however, rejected.....
Whistle-blowers to get protection as Senate passes bill
The fight against corruption in Nigeria got a boost as Senate thursday passed a bill to protect Whistle-blowers and witnesses directly involved in the prosecution of certain criminal cases.  The bill with the title Witness Protection Programme (Establishment etc), SB 157, was passed following a committee presented by the committee.....
Interior Minister, Dambazau, reacts to call for Igbo to quit northern Nigeria
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman D‎ambazau, on Thursday, urged Nigerians to live in peace and avoid anything that would cause disharmony. The minister made the call in a statement by his press secretary, Ehisienmen Osaigbovo, in Abuja, in reaction to a demand by the Arewa Youth Council.....
Nigerian govt. pays 20 whistleblowers N375.8 million
The federal government said on Wednesday it had released about N375.8 million for payment of 20 whistleblowers who provided information that led to the recovery over N11.6 billion. The Ministry of Finance, which confirmed the release in a statement, said the payments were the first under the Whistleblower Policy. The.....
Nigerian govt vows to prosecute purveyors of fake news
The Federal Government on Sunday said that it will not relent until it has exposed those behind the fake news phenomenon in the country and bring them to justice. In a statement in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said that those behind the fake news had.....
FRSC redeploys 71 senior officers
The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, has approved the redeployment of 71 senior officers nationwide for enhanced performance. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the redeployment, aimed at repositioning the commission, affected three zonal commanding officers alongside several sector commanders. Ayodele Kumapayi, the former Sector.....
Imo Nominee, 14 other Electoral Commissioners get confirmation from Senate
  Posted by Admin The reconstitution of the Nigeria’s electoral umpire got a boost Thursday as Senate confirms 15 Electoral Commissioners out of the 27 nominated earlier by President Buhari.. Among those confirmed is the Ehime-Mbano- born Imo State nominee and civil society activist, Mr Emeka Ononamadu Mr. Buhari had.....
Nigerian govt approves joint venture agreement for production of vaccines
  The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved joint venture agreement between the Federal Government and May&Baker plc to produce vaccines from 2017 to 2021. The Minister of Health, Issac Adewole, confirmed this development when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council’s meeting which was presided.....
Despite spending N423 billion in 6 years, Niger Delta Ministry had only 12 per cent project execution
The Federal Government has approved the technical audit report on the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs showing that it spent N423 billion from 2009 when it was created, to 2015. However, the project execution rate by the ministry was only 12 per cent, an official said. The Minister of Niger.....

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