Ekiti Govt, CBN partner to empower 1,000 cassava farmers

By Ariwodola Idowu The Ekiti Government, in partnership with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is to empower 1,000 farmers to accelerate cultivation of cassava in the state. Speaking on Tuesday at the launching of the programme in Ado-Ekiti, Gov Kayode Fayemi, represented by the Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Folorunso Olabode, said that the cassava […]

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Buhari suspends EFCC chair, Magu

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, multiple sources have disclosed. Mr Magu allegedly spent last night in police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters in Area 10, Garki, Abuja, after he was quizzed on Monday for about six hours by a […]

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SERAP asks Buhari to probe N300bn missing funds

President Muhammadu Buhari Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF). The President, according to SERAP, should direct the Attorney […]

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N-Power: 109,823 beneficiaries now business owners- Minister

By Collins Taking-HammerThe Federal Government on Saturday said no fewer than 109,823 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme are now business owners.Hajiya Saduya Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, stated this in a statement by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communication, Mrs Halima Oyelade, son Saturday in Abuja.Farouq said the beneficiaries […]

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Africa records over 444,000 cases of COVID-19 – WHO

By Cecilia Ologunagba The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are currently over 444,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Africa. The UN health agency gave the update on its regional official Twitter account @WHOAFRO. “There are over 444,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent – with more […]

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TIME FOR A BALANCED ASSESSMENT OF IBB’S PLACE IN NIGERIAN HISTORY

Three years from now, Nigeria will mark the 30th anniversary of the June 12, 1993 election. In the same year, a new president will be sworn in. There is little doubt that there will be many debates on Nigerian democracy, its future and past to mark these twin signal dates. Common to both is the […]

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Cracks in the Trump-Europe relationship are turning into a chasm

London (CNN)For more than 70 years, the transatlantic alliance has served as the unshakable foundation of European stability and underpinned the values of the US-led Western order. In 2020, it appears that relationship is being rethought on both sides of the Atlantic.Earlier this week, the European Union declined to include US in its list of “safe countries,” […]

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Abacha Loot: Nigerian govt handed over $311m to NSIA — MD

The Federal Government has released $311 million Abacha loot to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, to fund its activities. Managing Director of NSIA Uche Orji made this disclosure at a virtual meeting with newsmen to discuss the Authority’s 2019 financial Statement. The Nation quoted Mr Orji as saying: “The Federal Government has transmitted $311 […]

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Dr. ISA -DUTSE AND HIS ILLEGAL TENURE AS PERMANENT SECRETARY IN THE FINANCE MINISTRY.

Written by:- Abubakar M.S. Dr. Dutse, an Economist from ABU Zaria was until 2015 not known to Nigerian Public Sector or Financial Management Sector. He was with the United Bank of Africa (UBA), Guaranty Trust Bank, and Access Bank. Until his appointment by President Buhari as a Permanent Secretary, Dr. Dutse was a non-Executive Director […]

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ROGUES: GODSWILL AKPABIO NODS WHILE NDDC AWARDED CONTRACTS WORTH N680MILLION FOR JUST 9 CASES OF CHOLERA TO BULB SELLERS

It appears that the Federal government may have shot itself on the foot with the formation of an Interim Management Committee (IMC) to sanitize the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) of corruption as the commission under the purview of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs headed by Senator Godswill Akpabio may have become the corruption […]

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