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The National Economic Council, NEC, which comprises Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and thirty-six state governors, has endorsed plans by the Federal Government to sell some national assets as part of efforts to address the current economic recession in the country.   The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, said in […]

Amnesty International has accused the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, of torturing suspects and demanding bribes to free them. In a report entitled “You Have Signed Your Death Warrant”, published on its website on Wednesday the group alleged that officers attached to SARS are getting rich from lucrative bribes.   […]

The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Road Safety Corps and the Federal Inland Revenue Service have partnered on a project to ensure that all vehicles imported into Nigeria pay duties before registration. The Customs Public Relations Officer, Mr Wale Adeniyi, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the objective of the collaboration is to shore up the […]

The former chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Honourable Abdulmumin Jibrin, has been referred to the House Committee on Ethics and Privileges to defend allegation of budget padding he made against Principal Officers of the House. The decision was reached on Wednesday, after a motion on the issue frayed nerves and made the […]

As some Nigerians continue to frown against the new slogan of the current administration tagged “Change Begins With Me”, the Kwara state chapter of the National Orientation Agency, NOA has called on the state residents and Nigerians at large to support the presidency by changing from any wrong attitude that is capable of setting the […]

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reshuffle his cabinet. Ekeremadu is suggesting the redeployment of the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun and the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, from their present ministries, saying they will perform better in other ministries.   The Senator made the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has told potential foreign investors that the current economic challenge the country is facing has opened a vista of investment opportunities even as he boasted that Nigeria remains the number one investment destination in Africa.   President Buhari also promised some fiscal incentives such as five-year tax holiday for activities classified as […]

The All Progressives Congress appeal committee set up for the Ondo state governorship primary election has called for the cancelation of the election that produced Rotimi Akeredolu as the governorship candidate. It recommends that a rerun primary be held immediately to beat the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission.   The committee directed […]

The Kwara State Governor, Doctor Abdulfatah Ahmed has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring thejudicious use of tax payers’ money througheven infrastructure developmentacross the state.   Governor Ahmed gave this assurance whentraditional rulers from Kwara North Senatorial District paid him a post sallahvisit assured hissupport for agricultural development in Kwara north being a major agricultural […]

The former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, has called on government at the federal level to scrap all forms of security votes usually allocated to governors. He said such money ends up in private pockets, adding that it is the worst form of corruption in the country.   Ribadu […]

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