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CBN returns N51.9bn illegal deductions to bank customers
The Central Bank of Nigeria has said that it has recovered over N51.9bn illegally deducted by commercial banks and returned it to the customers. The CBN stated that the amount was illegally removed from the accounts of bank customers across the country in the past five years. The Acting Director,.....
Nigerian govt, states, local govts share N652 billion in June
A total of N652.229 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for the month of June 2017 to the federal government, state governments and local government councils. The communiqué issued by the sub-committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee, FAAC, of the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation, at.....
Respect Nigeria’s Constitution, territorial integrity, Germany tells Igbo, others
The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Bernhard Schlagheck, says his country will support a more united and prosperous Nigeria devoid of wrangling. Mr. Schlagheck spoke during an interactive session with the leadership of the Enugu State Chapter of Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, in Enugu on Monday. The ambassador.....
Okorocha lambast PDP,declares the party a non-issue.
  Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was never a threat to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Okorocha,made this known thursday after he led the APC Governors Forum members,  to a meeting with Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. “PDP is.....
Innoson Autos breaks into Mali, set to revolutionize transport
The Charge‘d Affair of Nigeria in Mali, Yara Abdulsalam,has opened up on the Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) entered into by a Nigeria  indigenous motor manufacturing company, Innoson Motors and a Malian firm According to information available,Innoson Motors is to supply 400 localy made vehicles to Mali Mr. Abdulsalam made the announcement.....
Curriculum Controversy: Nigerian govt. moves to separate CRK, IRK
Posted by Admin The Nigerian government seems to have yielded to the ongoing debate on meager of Christian Religious Knowledge(CRK) and Islamic Religious Knowledge(IRK) as the Minister of Education orders  the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, NERDC to separate two subjects, the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) and Islamic Religious.....
No faction, aggrieved persons in PDP – Party Chieftain Olumba
 Former lawmaker and chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Onuorah Olumba, on Friday, said PDP has no faction and neither has it any aggrieved members. Olumba said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja while speaking on the non elective convention slated for Aug.12 by the party......
Army demotes Major-General to Brigadier-General
Military Special Court Martial on Thursday demoted Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Sani, one time Chief of Transformation and Innovation Centre of the Nigerian Army, to a Brigadier-General. The President of the court, AVM James Gbum, demoted Sani after he convicted him on a five-count bordering on cheating. Sani had been standing trial.....
INEC asks court to lift order halting Dino Melaye’s recall
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday asked the Federal High Court, Abuja, to set aside an earlier order of the court, suspending the recall of Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi) from the Senate. INEC commenced Mr. Melaye’s recall following the receipt of a petition from members of his constituency demanding.....
Nigeria wins global government innovation award
Nigeria’s procurement oversight agency, Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has won a Government Innovation Award for pioneering project to ensure openness in government business transactions. BPP’s Head, Public Relations, Thomas Odemwingie, announced this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday. He added that the award was announced in London following.....
Nigeria not ripe for state police — I-G
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says Nigeria does not yet have the political maturity for state police. Instead, the country should improve funding for the agency under the current arrangement, Mr. Idris stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a meeting with the Nigeria Governors Forum. The I-G said.....
Osinbajo writes Reps, wants N135.6 billion moved among budgets of various ministries
The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has written to the House of Representatives requesting approval for “virement’’ of N135.6 billion to fund some critical projects in the 2017 budget.   The request was made in a letter dated July 18, 2017, which was read to members of the House by its.....

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