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NPA MD, Bala Usman petitions IGP, DSS, decries attack at NASS

NPA MD, Bala Usman petitions IGP, DSS, decries attack at NASS

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman has called for the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of the harassment and humiliation to which she was subjected to by people suspected to be hirelings of Chairman of Ocean Maritime Solutions Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Okunbo on the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. ... Read More »

House Committee Chairman on Pilgrims Congratulates NAHCON Chairman Designate, Barrister Zikrullah Hassan

House Committee Chairman on Pilgrims Congratulates NAHCON Chairman Designate, Barrister Zikrullah Hassan

The Chairman House Committee on Pilgrims Affairs Hon. Abubakar Nalaraba, has congratulated Barrister (Ustaz) Zikurullah Olakunle Hassan the new Chairman/CEO designate of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). A statement signed by his head of Media Ishak Abawa said the “appointment of Alh. Zikurullah Olakunle Hassan did not come as a surprise considering his track record in Hajj Administration in ... Read More »

Security Threats: FG Adopts Multi-pronged National Defence Strategy December

Security Threats: FG Adopts Multi-pronged National Defence Strategy December

In the new National Security Strategy (NSS) launched Wednesday, government is also seeking to strengthen border security which it said was critical to addressing the threat of terrorism and transnational organised crime. According to THISDAY, part of the document sighted showed that government would, in the next five years, train its sights on mobilising all instruments of national power in ... Read More »

London Court Strikes out Suit against Shell

London Court Strikes out Suit against Shell

A London court yesterday threw out a suit filed against Shell seeking to register a Nigerian judgment in the United Kingdom against the company. The claimants had been awarded N15.4 billion by a Nigerian high court in June 2010 in respect of pollution from a ruptured pipeline maintained by Shell in Tai Eleme LGA of Rivers State during the civil ... Read More »

NAHCON Chairmanship: MPAC commends PMB on Zikrullah Hassan Nomination

NAHCON Chairmanship: MPAC commends PMB on Zikrullah Hassan Nomination

NAHCON Chairmanship: MPAC commends PMB on Zikrullah Hassan Nomination By Abdulwarees Solanke Director, Media & Strategic Communication, Muslim Public Affairs Centre MPAC Nigeris The Muslim Public Affairs Centre MPAC Nigeria has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the nomination of Barrister Zikrullah Kunle Hassan as the Chairman of the National Hajj Commission. In a public commendation posted on the MPAC website, the ... Read More »

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

FCMB Rewards More Customers in Promo

The season six of the First City Monument Bank (FCMB) bumper reward scheme tagged, “FCMB Millionaire Promo,” has come to an end with the grand finale draw held recently. At the end of the promo, which ran from March to October this year, another set of 16 lucky customers of the bank emerged as millionaires by winning cash ranging from ... Read More »

Ekiti varsity sacks over 900 workers

Ekiti varsity sacks over 900 workers

No fewer than 900 members of staff of the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti were dismissed by the institution’s management for various offences that allegedly contravene its condition of service. The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun who made this known while addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, said the decision was taken by the institution’s Governing Council ... Read More »

APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS ZULUM FOR ALLOCATING LION SHARE TO EDUCATION SECTOR

APC CHIEFTAIN COMMENDS ZULUM FOR ALLOCATING LION SHARE TO EDUCATION SECTOR

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Former Secretary of the Defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) in Borno state, Hon. Yusuf Adamu has commended governor of the state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for allocating lion share of N23 billion to Education sector out of the total sum of N134.5 Billion for the year 2020.This is even as he advised the State Government ... Read More »

BREAKING: Senate passes N10.594tr 2020 budget

BREAKING: Senate passes N10.594tr 2020 budget

The Senate on Thursday passed the 2020 Budget of N10.594 trillion, as against N10.33trillion presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Senators effected an increase of N264billion on the Budget. The passage, followed the consideration and adoption of the budget report of Senate Committee on Appropriation chaired by Senator Jibrin Barau. Senator Barau while presenting his report ... Read More »

Don’t handcuff me in public, Orji Kalu begs prison warders

Don’t handcuff me in public, Orji Kalu begs prison warders

With tears dropping down his cheeks,former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison for fraud, has suggested that he has a role to play in the national politics of 2023.   *Orji Uzor Kalu going inside the prison today Kalu, who is the Senate’s Chief Whip smiled at reporters and said, ‘2023, here we ... Read More »

N30 billion NHIS cash idle in CBN

N30 billion NHIS cash idle in CBN

About 14 years after its commencement, only about five per cent of Nigerians are still covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), with over N30 billion left in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) unaccessed Chairman of the House of Representatives Joint Committees on Insurance and Actuarial Matters, Health Care Services and Health Institutions, Darlington Nwokocha, made this known during ... Read More »

Court finds Uzor Kalu guilty of N7.65bn fraud

Court finds Uzor Kalu guilty of N7.65bn fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos has found a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65bn fraud. Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure as govern. …Details Later Read More »

FIRS STAFF, EMMANUEL EZE, WINS CONTINENTAL TAX WRITING COMPETITION

FIRS STAFF, EMMANUEL EZE, WINS CONTINENTAL TAX WRITING COMPETITION

Emmanuel Eze, a Nigerian with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS, Nigeria) has won a continental tax essay competition organised by the African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF) for 2019. He trounced 132 other tax writers from across the African continent to emerge the best essayist. Eze, who received the award at the just concluded ATAF’s 10 years Anniversary and the ... Read More »

Fed Govt launches battle to recover N20tr oil cash

Fed Govt launches battle to recover N20tr oil cash

Six oil firms have defaulted in the payment of approximately $62,190,679,793.00 billion (N20trillion) arrears of revenue to the government based on the deep offshore production sharing contracts. The government is threatening to release the list of the affected oil giants. The Presidency is pushing for the recovery of the cash, despite recourse to blackmail, it was learnt yesterday. Fresh documents ... Read More »

FG files N135bn fraud charge against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

FG files N135bn fraud charge against Senator Ifeanyi Ubah

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February 13, 2020, the planned arraignment of the Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Senator Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, following his absence in court First defendant Ubah and Second defendant Capital Oil are facing an alleged N135bn fraud charge filed Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till February ... Read More »

Oil discovery in Gongola Basin would create jobs – Kyari

Oil discovery in Gongola Basin would create jobs – Kyari

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Mallam Mele Kyari has outlined possible ways the Nigeria economy in general and the oil and gas Industry in particular could reap from the recent discovery of hydrocarbon deposits in the Kolmani River II well in the Upper Gongola Basin section of Benue Trough. Speaking at the recently concluded ... Read More »

Senate will pass budget tomorrow, says Lawan

Senate will pass budget tomorrow, says Lawan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan Wednesday said that the 2020 Appropriation Bill will be passed Thursday by the Red Chamber. Lawan disclosed this in his remarks after the passage of the Public Procurement Act (amendment) Bill, 2019 by the Senate. The report of the Senate Committee on Appropriations was laid before the upper chamber on Wednesday by its Chairman, Senator ... Read More »

Senate receives 2020 budget report

Senate receives 2020 budget report

The Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Jibrin Barau, on Wednesday laid the report of the 2020 Appropriation Bill before the Senate. A motion to present the report was moved by the Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Jibrin Barau and seconded by Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Senate President Ahmad Lawan commended the committee for presenting the report. Lawan however ... Read More »

2019 Budget: No Allocation for Constituency Projects to Justice Ministry, Perm Sec tells ICPC

2019 Budget: No Allocation for Constituency Projects to Justice Ministry, Perm Sec tells ICPC

The Federal Minister of Justice has zero allocation for alleged constituency or zonal intervention projects in the 2019 approved budget, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and Solicitor General of the Federation, Dayo Apata, SAN has said. In a letter dated 3rd December, 2019 addressed to the Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC), the Permanent Secretary ... Read More »

Oil Minister Laments High Oil Production Cost in Nigeria

Oil Minister Laments High Oil Production Cost in Nigeria

The federal government yesterday expressed deep concern over the high cost of producing a barrel of crude oil and its attendant effects on the nation’s revenue. According to the government, Nigeria’s input into the production of a barrel of oil remains one of the highest among all Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), adding that the high cost of production ... Read More »