FG, states debt portfolio hits N28.63trn – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Friday that the total public debt portfolio of the Federal and State Governments as of March 31 stood at N28.63 trillion. The NBS made this known in its Nigerian domestic and foreign debt report released in Abuja. The bureau said that further disaggregation of Nigeria’s total public debt showed that N9.99 trillion which represented 34.89 percent was … Continue reading FG, states debt portfolio hits N28.63trn – NBS

Buhari’s budget signing speech(FullText)

Speech by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020 Presidential Villa, Abuja. Friday, 10TH July 2019 PROTOCOLS 1. It is my pleasure and honour to sign the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020 into law today. I thank the Distinguished Senate President, the Right Honourable Speaker of the … Continue reading Buhari’s budget signing speech(FullText)

Akpabio Urges NASS To Check Abuses In NDDC Budget Procedures

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, on Friday, urged the National Assembly to check abuses in budgeting procedures of the Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC). Akpabio made the call at the investigative hearing of Senate Ad -Hoc Committee over alleged N40 billion financial misappropriation by the second Interim Management Committee(IMC) of the NDDC. Making submissions, Akpabio said there were situations where money budgeted … Continue reading Akpabio Urges NASS To Check Abuses In NDDC Budget Procedures

Buhari condoles with Bishop Kukah over mum’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent heartfelt condolences to the Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, on the passing of his mother Janet Hauwa Kukah. The President also commiserated with members of the family of Kukah. He prayed the Almighty God to grant the soul of the departed eternal rest Continue reading Buhari condoles with Bishop Kukah over mum’s death

Police seek special courts for rape

The police are advocating a speedy establishment of special courts to handle rape cases. Speaking at a meeting with Tony Ojukwu, executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Ibrahim Lamorde, acting inspector-general force intelligence, said special courts would ensure privacy for survivors and encourage them to speak out freely when they present their cases for hearing. Lamorde said there is a need to … Continue reading Police seek special courts for rape

Babarinsa launches Gaskia monthly

A vibrant new monthly newsmagazine, Gaskia, is coming out soon to brighten and give fresh breathe and colour to the Nigerian media space. Published under the stable of Gaskia Media Limited, GML, a first-class integrated media company, led by Mr. Dare Babarinsa as Chairman, the all-gloss, all-colour new magazine seeks to capture the spirit and the events of the age in all its various cadences, … Continue reading Babarinsa launches Gaskia monthly

COVID-19: 50 Patients including 26 foreign nationals discharged from Lagos Isolation centres – Sanwo-Olu

COVID-19 Update by the Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu Good people of Lagos, Today, 50 #COVID19Lagos patients; 13 females and 37 males including 26 foreign nationals were discharged from our Isolation facilities to reunite with the society. The patients; 6 from Agidingbi, 14 from Eti-Osa (LandMark) 22 from Onikan, 1 from Vidic, and 7 from LUTH Isolation Centres were discharged after full recovery and testing … Continue reading COVID-19: 50 Patients including 26 foreign nationals discharged from Lagos Isolation centres – Sanwo-Olu

Ondo guber: APC screening committee disqualifies governorship aspirant

The All Progressives Congress (APC) screening committee, on Friday, submitted the report on the 12 screened aspirants to the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker committee, declaring one of them ineligible to contest the Ondo state governorship party primary. The aspirants that participated in the screening exercise inclined: Joseph Olusola Iji, Odimayo Okunjimi, Olayide Owolabi Adelaml, Isaacs Duerimini Kekemeke, Olusola Oke Alex, lfeoluwa Olusola 0yedele and … Continue reading Ondo guber: APC screening committee disqualifies governorship aspirant

Five things about new acting EFCC boss, Mohammed Umar

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Friday, approved the appointment of Mohammed Umar to oversee the affairs of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in an acting capacity. Here are five things to know about the new man leading Nigeria’s anti-corruption war: 1. Before his current appointment, he was the Director of Operations at the EFCC. 2. He is a Deputy Commissioner of … Continue reading Five things about new acting EFCC boss, Mohammed Umar

Lagos seeks cooperation of residents for reconstruction of Otto-Wharf Road

The Lagos State Government has asked residents in the Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of the State to give their maximum cooperation for the successful execution of the Otto-Wharf/ Mba-Cardoso Road reconstruction project. Making this call at a stakeholders’ meeting in Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat on Friday was the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Dr. Idris Salako. Speaking through the Director, Physical … Continue reading Lagos seeks cooperation of residents for reconstruction of Otto-Wharf Road