Insecurity: Sack FCT minister within 72hrs, Abuja group begs Buhari

November 2, 2021 Editorial II 0

An indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Malam Muhammad Musa Bello over none implementation budgetary allocations. The CSO who made this call in a statement Tuesday in Abuja on the state of the capital city which the group Read More

Nasarawa Assembly passes N5.98bn 2021 supplementary budget into law

October 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly Monday, passed N 5.98billion 2021 supplementary budget into law. Speaker of the House Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the majority leader of the house moved a motion to that effect during the house proceedings in Lafia. “The total size of the supplementary budget stand at N5, Read More

VAT: Osun gets 14.7b in 2020

September 21, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state government received N14,725,950,020.87 as Value Added Tax (VAT) from the federal government in the year 2020, it was gathered. The VAT, according to the audited financial accounts of the state for the 2020 fiscal year presented by the state Auditor General, Folorunsho Adesina, Tuesday, was part of N31,298,936,478.49 total amount received as statutory allocation for the year. The statutory allocation Read More

NEDC, Yobe to construct 500 houses for terrorism victims

September 10, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) in collaboration with yobe state government on Thursday laid foundation stone for the constructions of 500 houses across the state. In his address, the managing-director and Chief Executive Officer NEDC Mohammed G Alkali said, the commission  was established to address developmental challenges in the North-east region and to restore means of livelihood of the Read More

Mpape: FCTA continues war against illegal structures, remove markets

September 8, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has Wednesday, continued with its ongoing war against criminalities at Mpape community, where several illegal markets, warehouses and scrap dumps were removed. Chairman , FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, Ikharo Attah, while fielding questions from journalists in Mpape, in Abuja, said the demolition in Mpape will enter the 2nd quarter of next year or untill when Read More

APC states to allocate, release 15% annual budget for healthcare delivery

August 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The states controlled by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have all agreed to henceforth allocate and release 15 percent of their annual budget for the healthcare delivery in their states. The APC states also agreed to henceforth undertake establishment of sustainable health care financing system such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their states. In a Read More

Reps threaten to block CAC’s budget over failure to render accounts

August 24, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives committee on Fnance has threatened to block budget of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), for failing to render its financial accounts for the last four years. Chairman of the committee, James Faleke, issued the threat on Tuesday, when Registrar General of the Commission, Abubakar Garba, appeared before it at its ongoing engagements with MDAs on the Read More

Wike promises N5m monthly for maintainance of FFS firefighting trucks

August 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has pledged five million monthly to the Federal Fire Service (FFS) for the maintenance of firefighting trucks in the state. He made the promise during the commissioning of one modern firefighting truck, Basic Life Support Ambulance (BLS) and one water tanker in Port Harcourt. In a statement released Friday in Abuja and signed by the Read More

Exchange rates stable as CBN increases forex allocation to banks

August 11, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

The Naira to US Dollar exchange rate remained unchanged in both the parallel market and the Investors and Exporters (I&E) segments of the foreign currency (FX) market. This comes as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has raised dollar sales to banks by more than 200 percent, as promised on July 27, 2021. Following its decision to discontinue foreign exchange Read More

Missing money: Nasarawa govt breaks silence

July 31, 2021 Mohammed Yangid, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state government, Friday, denied media reports that it is not true that armed robbers besieged the state ministry of finance budget and planning, and carted away the sum of N100 million on Monday 26, July. A statement signed by the state commissioner of information, culture and tourism, Comrade Dogo Shamma, and made available to newsmen in Lafia revealed Read More

Fire disasters: Gombe ‘ll invest more resources to safe lives, property – Gov Yahaya

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Gombe state governor, Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya, has pledged his administration’s commitment to safeguard lives and property of citizens by investing more resources to combat fire outbreaks in the state. Governor Yahaya said he was ready to double efforts to assist the federal fire Service and state fire service to ensure safety of lives and property. Speaking Tuesday during the commissioning Read More

NHP: We’ve completed over 2,000 housing units–Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, has disclosed that under the National Housing Programme (NHP), his ministry had completed over 2000 housing units across the country. Fashola, who said houses as commodities ought to be delivered in partnership with the private sector with government providing policy direction, said under the programme about 5000 housing units were Read More

13% derivation: Court orders FG to pay $951m to Bayelsa govt

June 22, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the federal government to pay $951 million to the Bayelsa State government. The money being the 13 per cent derivative sum due as arrears of revenue payable to it. The judgment was in respect of a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/175/2012, and filed on February 12, 2021. In the suit filed on its Read More

Again, FCTA threatens to revoke undeveloped Abuja plots

June 16, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

The FCT Administration has concluded arrangements to revoke undeveloped plots of land in serviced areas allocated to individuals and corporate organisations. Equally, the Administration will soon commence revocation of plots allocated to various developers under the Mass Housing Scheme but remains undeveloped since allocations were made. The Director of Information & Customer Service (AGIS/Lands), Muhammad Hazat Sule, made this disclosure Read More

PDP govs to NNPC: You’re starving States, LGs of funds

June 15, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

 Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have accused the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of not making its statutory contributions to the Federation Allocation Account (FAAC) thereby starving the states and local governments and indeed Nigerians of funds. This was contained in a communiqué issued Monday at the end of PDP Governors’ Forum meeting held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom Read More