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SFTAS/OGP conducts capacity building on citizens’ budget

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

The States Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme for Results (P for R ) in collaboration with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) has conducted capacity building workshop on citizens’ budget and participation. A statement by SFTAS Communication Specialist, Ibrahim Mohammed, said the objective of the workshop which held in Abuja was to improve participants’ understanding of the concept of Read More

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MMSD tasks MIREMCO on synergy

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

Minister of state, Mines and Steel Development Dr Uchechukwu Ogah has called   on  chairmen   of   Mineral   Resources   and   Environmental  Management Committee   (MIREMCO) to build synergy   between every tier of government. This he said will boost rapid development of mineral resources, ensure  job   creation and generate revenue for national development. Speaking at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for MIREMCO chairmen held Read More

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FG sets N2trn target for Customs

January 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    The Federal Government has given the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) a revenue target of N1.5 trillion for year 2020, but the Comptroller-General of Customs of Customs, Hameed Ali, has reportedly raised the target to N2 trillion.  A spokesman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Tony Orilade, disclosed this in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.  Orilade quoted the Read More

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FCMB group records N6.93bn profit in Q4

January 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

FCMB Group Plc has recorded profit of N6.928 billion for the fourth quarter financial result, ended December last year. The result represents an increase of N3.298 billion or 90.85 per cent compared with N3.630 billion recorded in the preceding year. The profit before tac also up by N3.528 billion to N7.202 billion from N3.674 billion achieved in the comparative period Read More

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TSA policy: Dankwanbo advocates strengthening financial, treasury reforms

January 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Immediate past governor of Gombe state, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwanbo has advocated  for strengthening all of Nigeria’s  financial and treasury  reforms like the  Treasury Single Account ( TSA) for total effective control of government finances . Describing  TSA reform invention  as most laudable of financial and treasury reforms, Dankwanbo, a one time Accountant General of the Federation ( AGF) tasked treasury Read More

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Julius Berger grew profit by 68.87% in 12 months

January 31, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has said it grew profit after tax by 68.87% in 12 months. This was its fourth quarter result for the period ended, December 31, 2019 released on Monday. In its unaudited financial report, the construction giant posted a turnover of N264.56 billion, up by 35.94% when compared to the turnover of N194.62 billion recorded in the Read More

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Pensioners commend el-Rufai for raising minimum pension to N30,000

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Pensioners commend el-Rufai for raising minimum pension to N30,000By AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna The Kaduna state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) has commended Governor Nasir el-Rufai for raising the minimum pension payment in the state to N30,000 monthly. The union noted that Malam el-Rufai is the first Governor to announce the payment of minimum pension, and that this shows Read More

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NECO seeks collaboration with DSS to check examination malpractice

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has sought for collaboration with the Department of State  Security Services (DSS) to check malpractice in the conduct of the council examination. Chairman, governing board of NECO, Dr. Abubakar Saddique, who led the acting registrar and other management team on a courtesy visit to the Director-General of DSS in Abuja, said such collabortion would ensure the Read More

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Nasarawa gov urges Fulani youths to embrace education

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule, has called on Fulani youths in the state to shun crimes such as kidnapping and armed robbery, which is fast giving the Fulani a bad name. Sule made the call while hosting a delegation of the state chapter of the Fulani All Progressives Congress (APC) Youth Forum, who were on a courtesy call to Read More

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Obey Court judgement on FCT ministerial status, Senate tells Buhari

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Senate Thursday admonished President Muhammadu to obey the judgement of Appeal Court on the need for an indigene of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT, Abuja ),  be appointed a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria like indigenes of the 36 States of the Federation. The Court of Appeal Abuja had on the strength of litigation brought before it Read More

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Malabu: Ex-AGF, Adoke, one other granted bail

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, SAN, was Thursday granted bail by an Abuja High Court in the sum of N50 million in an alleged fraud case with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Adoke is being charged alongside Gbinigie, A. Abubakar, Malabu Oil and Gas Limited, Nigeria Agip Exploration Limited, Shell Ultra Read More

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Alleged N2.5bn fraud: Court fixes Feb 10 for adoption of written addresses

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Counsel in the ongoing alleged N2.5 billion fraud case against the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC), Ishaq Modibbo have been given February 10 to adopt their final written addresses. Modibbo, Lucky Omoluwa, Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Ltd, and Dipo Onifade are facing trial over allegations of fraud in the Digital Switch Over project of the Federal Government. The Read More

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The idea of an indivisible Nigeria

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

I battled to make this discourse topic thus “Nigeria Must Federate Or Perish,” but for some reasons, I opted for the above. The idea of a unitary governance in Nigeria is not an ancient one. As a concept, it was born in the palace quarters of the “Great Britain,” exported to Nigeria and foisted on a people as diverse and Read More

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Kwara gov flags off rehabilitation of schools

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Thursday flagged off the rehabilitation of 31 public schools and as well launched the distribution of 932,572 free copies of customised exercise books for public school children. AbdulRazaq flagged off the exercise in Baboko Community Secondary School in the capital city Ilorin where three blocks of six classrooms are to be fully rehabilitated and fixed Read More

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Julius Berger grew profit after tax by 68.87% in 12 months

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Julius Berger Nigeria Plc released its fourth quarter result for the period ended, December 31, 2019  Monday. In its unaudited financial report, the construction giant posted a turnover of N264.56 billion, up by 35.94% when compared to the turnover of N194.62 billion recorded in the corresponding period in 2018. Profit before Tax grew by 44% to close at N14.68 billion away Read More

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B’Haram: Army hands over recovered livestock to Borno govt

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The troops of the  Nigerian Army  under  Operation Lafiyà  Dole Wednesday handed over 158 sheep and goats, as well as 14  cows recovered from Boko Haram insurgents during a cleaning operation along  Maiduguri – Dalwa axis in Kinnduga local government area of Borno state to the  state government.  It is expected that the state government will hand over the animals  to Read More

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Oyo LGs crisis: Afenifere ‘now PDP socio cultural body’ – APC

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday lashed out at the leadership and members of the Pan Yoruba socio- political group, Afenifere over the group’s stand on the ongoing controversy over local government administration in Oyo state. APC in a statement issued by its state Publicity Secretary, Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, made available to newsmen in Ibadan Read More

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Zamfara reacts to ‘suspension of 2 district heads’

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Zamfara state government has refuted the allegation made by the All Progressive Congress (APC) that the recent suspension of two district heads of Bakura and Zurmi Emirates by the state government was politically motivated. This was  contained in a statement signed by the special adviser to  Governor Bello Mattawalle on Media and Communication, Malam Zailani Bappa and made available to Read More

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Court convicts old student of NOUN over $200 fraud

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Justice Peter Lifu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun state,  Thursday, convicted a 25-year-old drop out student of National Open University, NOUN, Oyewumi Tolulope Michael, for duping American to the tune of 200USD.  The prosecution from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Shamsudeen Basheer, told the court that the defendant had opted for plea bargain Read More

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Insurgency: Ebute tasks NASS on complementary strategy

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Elder statesman and former President of the Senate, Ameh Ebute, has called on President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, to engage other politicians, technocrats as well as businessmen from the North-east to “join hands to help in complementing roles that will solve the lingering security crises in the region.” Ebute urged Lawan, as the most senior political appointee from the Read More

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Ikirun bank robbery: Court commits 3 to death by hanging

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Justice Jide Falola of an Osun state High Court sitting in Ikirun, Ifelodun local government area Thursday  sentenced three persons to death by hanging over 2017 robbery in Ikirun.  The armed robbers are: Nuhu Jimoh, Ndubisi David and Aderibigbe Oluwaseun.  The convicts were on 29th June, 2017 arraigned on a ten count charges bothering on conspiracy, armed robbery, murder, Read More

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Nasarawa ministry of health rolls out programs for 2020

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nasarawa state Ministry of health Thursday rolled out programs for year 2020, towards achieving well-being of the people of the state. State commissioner for health, Ahmed Baba Yahaya, stated the plans at a press briefing to mark the World Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) celebration in Lafia. He said with the support from the ministry and the carter center, the Read More

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Lalong visits family of deceased Ropvil

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Simon Lalong Thursday said late Ropvil Daciya Dalep, died for Plateau state. Lalong made the statement at Jing village of Pankshin local government, while on personal condolence visit to the family of the late two hundred level student of University of Maiduguri, that was recently killed by terrorists in Borno state. This was contained in a press release issued Read More

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EFCC: Court remands 2 over alleged N15m visa fraud in Ibadan

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

An Oyo state High Court sitting in Ibadan Thursday ordered that two accused persons be remanded in Agodi correctional custody till February 14, over alleged N15million visa fraud. The two accused person, Semiu Oluwole Ololade and Adegboyega Adefuye  were arraigned before Justice Oladiran  Akintola by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ibadan zonal office. The two accused persons  respectively Read More