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NCC remits N51.3b to Fed Government in first quarter of  2019

NCC remits N51.3b to Fed Government in first quarter of 2019

  *Prof Danbatta* The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has remitted N51.3 billion to the Federal Government’s Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) in the first quarter of 2019. The remittance, according to the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC/CEO), NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, is in compliance with the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2007 (FRA 2007).  The payment represents “Payment on Account” in respect ... Read More »

AGF MEETS NATIONAL EXECUTIVES OF ASUU, NASU, SSANU,  URGES QUICK ENROLLMENT ON IPPIS PLATFORM

AGF MEETS NATIONAL EXECUTIVES OF ASUU, NASU, SSANU, URGES QUICK ENROLLMENT ON IPPIS PLATFORM

  Pix: AGF, Mr. Ahmed Idris BY ONEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, has enjoined the National Executive members of ASUU, NASU, SSANU and NATT to embrace coming on board the Integrated Personnel Payment Information System (IPPIS) as it is for the good of the nation. The AGF who was represented by the Director, IPPIS, Mr. Olugbenga ... Read More »

No plans to increase petrol price — NNPC

No plans to increase petrol price — NNPC

  *Malam Kyari* The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said it has no plans to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol in the country. The Corporation made this known in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja on Thursday. Ughamadu  advised motorists and other petroleum products consumers to disregard ... Read More »

President Buhari vests Printing and Minting Plc with sole authority to print e-passports

President Buhari vests Printing and Minting Plc with sole authority to print e-passports

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the production and personalization of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation shall be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC). Popularly known as The Mint, the company was established in 1963 with the objective of producing the nation’s currency notes and coins for the Central Bank of Nigeria as ... Read More »

NNPC new GMD solicits Senate support to curb cross-border smuggling of petroleum products

NNPC new GMD solicits Senate support to curb cross-border smuggling of petroleum products

Group Managing Director of the NNPC Mallam Mele Kyari has appealed to the Senate to help to curb cross-border smuggling of petroleum products, especially petrol, which he said was posing a challenge to the efforts of the corporation to ensure seamless supply and distribution of products in the country. *R-L: Mallam Kyari, Senate president Ahmed Lawan* He made the appeal ... Read More »

UBEC to introduce cluster learning centers for the girl child- Dr Hamid Bobboyi

UBEC to introduce cluster learning centers for the girl child- Dr Hamid Bobboyi

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), as part of its commitment to addressing and paving way for improved and inclusive basic education delivery across the country, will soon set up Cluster Learning Centers for the Girl Child (CCLCGs). UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi made this disclosure in Kaduna at a roundtable convened for the development of a framework for ... Read More »

Mele Kyari formally takes over as NNPC GMD, outlines plans for oil sector

Mele Kyari formally takes over as NNPC GMD, outlines plans for oil sector

  *Former NNPC GMD, Dr. Maikanti Baru, dressing the new NNPC GMD, Mallam Kyari, with the NNPC legacy hat and brooch as part of the handover-formalities during a valedictory & hand-over session at the NNPC Towers* The new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kolo Kyari, has vowed to reverse the trend of petroleum ... Read More »

Gov Zulum, Senator Shettima pay congratulatory visit to new NNPC Group MD (see pictures)

Gov Zulum, Senator Shettima pay congratulatory visit to new NNPC Group MD (see pictures)

Borno State Governor, Professor  Babagana Umaru Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima on Friday in company of other stakeholders were at the headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Abuja. *L-R: Sen. Shettima ( 4th), Mr Mekanti Baru (outgoing NNPC  GMD) , Gov Zulum, Mallam Kyari Mele (new NNPC GMD) Their mission was a congratulatory visit to the ... Read More »

North East Development Commission MD visits Taraba, pledges to fulfill mandate

North East Development Commission MD visits Taraba, pledges to fulfill mandate

The Managing Director of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali, on Thursday, July 4, 2019, led a delegation of the Commission to Taraba State on a working visit. Speaking when he met with Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku at Government House, Jalingo, Alhaji Alkali said he was in the state to introduce himself and intimate him of ... Read More »

DG of NACA not sacked, he resigned voluntarily to take up UN job- Presidency

DG of NACA not sacked, he resigned voluntarily to take up UN job- Presidency

The Presidency has described as false, reports that Dr Sani Aliyu was sacked as Director of the National Agency for the Control of Aids (NACA) over some alleged infractions. Giving Aliyu a clean bill of health, The Presidency described him as a “distinguished Nigerian,” pointing out that he voluntarily resigned from NACA “in order to give full attention to his ... Read More »

NHIS: Buhari approves sack of Yusuf, appoints new Executive Secretary

NHIS: Buhari approves sack of Yusuf, appoints new Executive Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of appointment of Prof. Usman Yusuf as Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). This followed the recommendations of report by an Independent Fact Finding Panel on the NHIS. The president has consequently approved the appointment of Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo as the new Executive Secretary of the agency. Similarly, President ... Read More »

High Voltage Cause System Collapse, Reactor Fire In Benin City

High Voltage Cause System Collapse, Reactor Fire In Benin City

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has announced that the National Grid experienced a system collapse yesterday at 9.10am due to high voltage following massive drop of load by the electricity distribution companies. Revealing this in Abuja, in a statement, TCN General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, noted that the high voltage also caused a ... Read More »

Corporate Governance: FG to increase own representation on DISCOs’ board to two

Corporate Governance: FG to increase own representation on DISCOs’ board to two

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Bureau of Public Enterprises has summoned a meeting of the shareholders of the nation’s Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs)in furtherance of the move of the Federal Government to increase its representation on the Boards of the electricity distribution companies.. The Bureau at the meeting which held on 26 June, 2019, reiterated the purpose of the reform ... Read More »

Ayade slams NDDC, says Commission unfair  to Cross River

Ayade slams NDDC, says Commission unfair to Cross River

Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade has slammed the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) for its unfair treatment of the state. Ayade voiced his disapproval of the Commission’s attitude towards the state in Calabar when the management of the Commission led by its acting Managing Director, Professor Nelson Brambaifa, paid him a courtesy call recently . He said the ... Read More »

Tax Data: Buhari has given marching order to CBN, NIMC, data agencies to cooperate with Joint Tax Board, says Osinbajo

Tax Data: Buhari has given marching order to CBN, NIMC, data agencies to cooperate with Joint Tax Board, says Osinbajo

To ensure full realization of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) initiative of building and consolidating national unified taxpayers database, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all government agencies authorized to manage individuals or corporate data to fully cooperate with the Board and release to it all relevant data as it might need. Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo made this disclosure on Monday ... Read More »

Falana asks court to compel FG to recover $40 billion and N481 billion unremitted payments by oil companies

Falana asks court to compel FG to recover $40 billion and N481 billion unremitted payments by oil companies

Human rights activist, Femi Falana SAN has filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja in which he is seeking to compel the Muhammadu Buhari administration to recover the sum of $40 billion and N481 billion based on the audit of the extractive industry carried out by the Nigeria Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI), an agency of the federal government. ... Read More »

Cyber crime is a menace, we must checkmate it – Prof. Danbatta, NCC EVC

Cyber crime is a menace, we must checkmate it – Prof. Danbatta, NCC EVC

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta has said the Commission in line with its mandate will continue to collaborate with the industry’s stakeholders especially on the issue of cyber crime. Danbatta reiterated this at the 88th Edition of Telecom Consumer Parliament with the theme ‘’Challenges of Cybercrime: The Role of the Telecoms ... Read More »

FG, STATES, LGCs SHARE N679.699billion in MAY 2019

FG, STATES, LGCs SHARE N679.699billion in MAY 2019

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE A total of N679.699 billion has been distributed as federal allocation for the month of May, 2019 among the Federal, State and Local Government Councils. The communiqué issued by the Technical Sub-Committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the joint session held at the African House of the Kano State Government House after the ... Read More »

FG, STATES, LGCs SHARE N679.699 BILLION FOR MAY, 2019

FG, STATES, LGCs SHARE N679.699 BILLION FOR MAY, 2019

*Pix: Ahmed Idris, AGF BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE A total of  N679.699 billion has been distributed  as federal allocation for the month of May, 2019 among the  Federal, State and Local Government Councils. The communiqué issued by the Technical Sub-Committee of the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the joint session held at the African House of the Kano State ... Read More »

Seamless operations of telecoms infrastructure is critical to social and economic growth of Nigeria’s States” -NCC

Seamless operations of telecoms infrastructure is critical to social and economic growth of Nigeria’s States” -NCC

Sunday Dare, Executive Commissioner Stakeholder Management, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has stated that the growth and seamless operations of telecoms infrastructure is critical to the social and economic growth of States and Communities in Nigeria. *Sunday Dare* Dare, represented by Alkasim Umar, Head Compliance Monitoring, NCC, stated this in a keynote address at the Regional Stakeholders Parliament held by NCC ... Read More »