Senate Moves To Recover TETFUND’s N263bn In 2013

The Senate yesterday resolved to ensure the refund of all monies diverted from the Education Tax Account of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) by the Federal Government in 2013 to other projects outside the purview of the agency. The Upper Chamber said it became necessary as there were numerous infrastructural projects to be executed in  […]

Buhari to visit Sokoto

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to pay a one-day working visit Tito Sokoto State on Saturday. The Spokesman of Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Imam Imam, said on Friday that the President would be in the state to inspect and inaugurate some developmental projects, Imam said that among the projects earmarked for inauguration by the president is the […]

Seven ways to keep information safe on the Internet

t’s almost unavoidable to buy products online or give personal information to trusted websites. Unfortunately, that information isn’t always safe and criminals can easily access sensitive knowledge about you. To help, there is a guide for regular people who don’t have time to develop a deeper understanding about wireless networks, yet need to protect their […]

FG pays 81 months pension arrears

Friday Olokor, Abuja The Federal Government has paid 81 months pension arrears which were incurred from 33 per cent pension increment, but left 87 months outstanding. The money was paid to Police, Customs, Immigration, Prisons  and civil service pensioners. A detailed  breakdown of paid pension arrears and outstanding months were made available to journalists in Abuja, when […]

Senate to introduce oil community devt bill

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has stated that the Senate will introduce a host community legislation to complement the Governance and Institutional Framework Bill of the revised Petroleum Industry Bill. The PIB passed second reading at the Senate on Wednesday. The Senate President said the legislation would address issues relating to […]

Senate dumps Buhari’s ‘empty’ 2017 – 2019 MTEF

The Senate and the House of Representatives yesterday continued their Executive bashing. The Senate threw out President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2017 to 2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). It described the fiscal document which is a prelude to the presentation of the 2017 budget as “completely empty”, not worthy of its […]

Sultan worthy scion of his forefathers, says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday led the tributes to the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, describing him as a worthy scion of his forefathers. Speaking when he opened an international symposium on the Sokoto Caliphate as part of activities marking the 10th coronation anniversary of the monarch, the VP said: “The Sokoto Caliphate was […]

Nigerian govt. charges Supreme Court officials for N2.2 billion fraud

The Nigerian government on Thursday brought forgery charges against three Supreme Court officials. The officials are accused of N2.2 billion fraud. The charges, filed on October 3 at a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory by the Attorney General of the Federation, also contain allegations of bribe amounting to tens of millions of naira. […]

NJC backtracks, suspends 7 senior judges accused of corruption

The National Judicial Council, NJC, has suspended seven senior judges arrested in October by the State Security Service for alleged corruption. The NJC had initially refused to suspend the judges despite public pressure, saying the allegations against them had not been substantiated. It however said the judges had voluntarily stepped down from court sittings. The […]

Senate: FG sent an empty plan… don’t blame us for delay of 2017 budget

Ali Ndume, majority leader of the senate, says the upper chamber of the national assembly should not be blamed over the delay in the consideration of the 2017 budget. Speaking on the floor of the red chamber on Thursday, Ndume said the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), which the executive sent “is empty”. The MTEF […]