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We have no mandate to retrench LG staff, says Borno Committee on Verification

We have no mandate to retrench LG staff, says Borno Committee on Verification

  *Gov Zulum* The Committee On Verification and Biometric Data Capture of Local Government Staff in Borno State has said retrenchment of workers is not part of it’s mandate. It made the clarification in a press statement issued by it’s chairman, Senator Kaka Mallam Yale. The statement reads: “As you may be aware, the Committee On Verification and Biometric Data Capture ... Read More »

FG, States, Councils Share N720.9 billion in August

FG, States, Councils Share N720.9 billion in August

The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), at its meeting yesterday, shared a total of N720.880 billion to the three tiers of government for the month of August 2019. A communique issued by FAAC indicated that from the total revenue of N720.880 billion, the Federal Government received N301.804 billion; States, N188.925 billion and the 774 Local Government Councils, N142.654 billion. The ... Read More »

Buhari fires Eyo-Ita, appoints Mrs. Yemi-Esan as new Head of Service

Buhari fires Eyo-Ita, appoints Mrs. Yemi-Esan as new Head of Service

  Yemi Esan* President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Mrs. Folashade Yemi-Esan as the Acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect. Dr. Mrs. Yemi-Esan, who is the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources takes over from Mrs. Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita, who has been directed to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow ... Read More »

Decongestion: Gov Sanwo-Olu seeks Reps’ support for Lagos to build 2 more ports

Decongestion: Gov Sanwo-Olu seeks Reps’ support for Lagos to build 2 more ports

  …As Reps Ad Hoc Committee on Eastern Ports Maximum Use Visits Lagos Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that part of the measures the state has taken to decongest the areas around the existing port complexes in Lagos is to seek approval of the necessary authorities to build two more port complexes, one in Badagri and the other ... Read More »

Malami takes over outstanding cases as Buhari dissolves Obono-Obla led SPIP

Malami takes over outstanding cases as Buhari dissolves Obono-Obla led SPIP

  *AGF Malami* President Muhammadu Buhari has dissolved the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) as currently constituted with Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla as Chairman. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media & Publicity who made the disclosure in a press release stated that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar ... Read More »

National Assembly Frowns At Diversion of Revenues By Ministries, Agencies

National Assembly Frowns At Diversion of Revenues By Ministries, Agencies

  The National Assembly has warned all the revenue generating federal ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) engaging in diversion of revenues to desist from the act. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Finance, Sen. Solomon Adeola, gave the warning after a meeting with the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Finance. Adeola, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by ... Read More »

JAMB Conducts 2020 Promotion Examination

JAMB Conducts 2020 Promotion Examination

  No fewer than 726 staff of the Board sat for the 2020 Promotion Examination which was held in twelve (12) of its Professional Testing Centres (PTC) nationwide namely, National Headquarters, Kogo, Asaba, Ekiti, Ibadan, Jalingo, Kano, Makurdi, Minna, Osogbo, Umuahia and Ilorin. The promotion examination was conducted in line with the Public Service Rules for deserving officers. Out of ... Read More »

Osun bags World Bank Nigeria Portfolio Performance Award

Osun bags World Bank Nigeria Portfolio Performance Award

  .. .Comes top in RAMP project implementation The Osun State Government has been declared the best performing state in Nigeria by the World Bank Project Implementation. The state also emerged the best among the participating states in Nigeria in the World Bank Rural Access and Mobility Project 2 (RAMP 2). The World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Africa Region, ... Read More »

Advise Buhari to obey judgment on release of payment details on electricity contracts, SERAP tells Malami

Advise Buhari to obey judgment on release of payment details on electricity contracts, SERAP tells Malami

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Mr Abukabar Malami, SAN, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to use his “special role as the Chief Law Officer of Nigeria to advise and persuade President Muhammadu Buhari to fully and effectively enforce the judgment by Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor ordering the immediate release of details of payments ... Read More »

Why I handed Over The Treasury To Women- Buhari

Why I handed Over The Treasury To Women- Buhari

  President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja said placing women in strategic positions of his government, like the financial sector, is to ensure effective management of limited resources available, and promote a stronger sense of inclusiveness. President Buhari said he preferred women to oversee the economic and financial hub of the country, Ministry of Finance, as they can readily deploy ... Read More »

Rethinking Energy Sector Reforms in a Power Hungry World

Rethinking Energy Sector Reforms in a Power Hungry World

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Rethinking Power Sector Reform is a multiyear initiative to refresh the policy debate in the power sector by presenting a comprehensive picture of the reform experiences in developing countries since the 1990s Reflecting on these findings and how recent technological trends are disrupting the sector and sparking the need for new strategies, the report points to major policy ... Read More »

Breaking:  Pantami directs NCC to block 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards in circulation

Breaking: Pantami directs NCC to block 9.2 Million Pre-Registered Sim Cards in circulation

  Following the short term performance target set for the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), by the Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami to bring to an end the issue of sales of pre-registered and partially-registered sim cards, preliminary investigation have revealed that over 9 Million of such sim cards are in circulation. It is on this backdrop that ... Read More »

ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP surpasses Oil and Gas’ in 2nd quarter of 2019- NBS

ICT’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP surpasses Oil and Gas’ in 2nd quarter of 2019- NBS

  The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has revealed that the contribution of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) surpassed that of Oil and Gas in the second quarter of 2019. This was made known in a report released on Tuesday, 2nd September, 2019. In the report, it was observed that the country’s GDP grew ... Read More »

Lumumba, Kenyan anti-Corruption Czar, el-Rufai, Ifueko, Fowler to speak at ICAN conference

Lumumba, Kenyan anti-Corruption Czar, el-Rufai, Ifueko, Fowler to speak at ICAN conference

  Professor Patrick Lumumba, Former Director of Kenya Anti-corruption Commission, and a resonant voice on the continent, will lead other national and global eggheads to speak at the 49th Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN which opens on Tuesday in Abuja. Lumumba who has been a leading voice on anti- corruption on the continent of ... Read More »

FIRS contributes more than half of funds to Federation Account, Says RMAFC

FIRS contributes more than half of funds to Federation Account, Says RMAFC

  *L-R: Mr Fowler, Chief Mbam* The Chairman of the Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) Chief Elias Mbam has commended the efforts of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) towards revenue generation, stating that the agency contributed 59.7 percent, representing more than half of revenues to Federation Account in the last three months. Mbam spoke on Thursday during ... Read More »

NNPC gives reasons for redeployment of 11 management staff at NPDC

NNPC gives reasons for redeployment of 11 management staff at NPDC

  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has clarified the redeployment of 11 management staff of its flagship upstream subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), saying it was aimed at repositioning the company to meet it production and reserve targets. Addressing newsmen at the NNPC Towers on Tuesday, the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, Mr. Rowland Ewubare, said the ... Read More »

NiRA Congratulates Pantami, Urges Him To Strengthen ICT Sector, Promote .Ng

NiRA Congratulates Pantami, Urges Him To Strengthen ICT Sector, Promote .Ng

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has congratulated the immediate past Director  General of NITDA, Dr. Isa Pantami, on his recent inauguration as Minister of Communications. In the congratulatory message, the President of NiRA, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, said that Dr. Pantami’s appointment brought so much joy in the ICT industry. The message reads: “It is with great pleasure that Mr. ... Read More »

Pantami Sets Targets for CEOs under the Ministry of Communications

Pantami Sets Targets for CEOs under the Ministry of Communications

Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has set targets for the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of the parastatals under the Ministry as well as the Directors of the Ministry. He urged them to significantly improve the level of their performance to reflect the Next Level paradigm of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He made this known during his ... Read More »

JAMB: Bureau of Public Service Reforms Commends Oloyede On Improved Service Delivery

JAMB: Bureau of Public Service Reforms Commends Oloyede On Improved Service Delivery

  Prof Oloyede* The Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has commended Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Is-Haq Oloyede for the series of initiatives he has put in place aimed at improved service delivery. Director-General of BPSR, Mr. Dasuki Ibrahim Arabi gave the commendation when he visited JAMB Headquarters in Abuja recently. “JAMB is an ... Read More »

FOR THE RECORD- $9.6 bn judgement against Nigeria : SUMMARY OF FACTS ON P&ID

FOR THE RECORD- $9.6 bn judgement against Nigeria : SUMMARY OF FACTS ON P&ID

  *Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice & Attorney General of the Federation* SUMMARY OF FACTS ON P&ID 29 August, 2019 1. The above -mentioned arbitration was commenced against the Ministry of Petroleum by Messrs Process & Industrial development (P&ID), a limited liability company with which the Ministry of Petroleum signed a Definite Agreement dated 11th January 2010 for Accelerated Gas ... Read More »