Monday, February 15, 2021



Reps query FMB, TETFUND over unaudited accounts for 5 years

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts has expressed displeasure over its discovery of five years unaudited accounts of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMB, and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TEFFUND.

Forfeited assets will be properly managed – Solicitor-General

The Solicitor-General of the Federation, SGF, and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata, SAN, has said that the Federal Government will ensure that no forfeited asset is misappropriated or mismanaged.

UN agency donates PPEs to health facilities in 5 states

The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, on Friday donated Personal Preventive Equipment, PPEs, to health facilities in Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto, Bauchi and Gombe States.

Kaduna govt needs N29bn to address malnutrition scourge – Official

The Kaduna State Government says it needs N29 billion to address the scourge of malnutrition in the state.

Lagos Assembly passes N1.163 trillion budget for 2021

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the 2021 Appropriation Bill of N1.163 trillion, seven weeks after the budget was presented to...

The Paris Agreement: where Nigeria stands five years after

It is five years after the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was adopted by 196 parties (countries) at the Conference of Parties (COP) 21...

Matawalle signs N142.7bn Zamfara 2021 budget into law

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has signed the state’s 2021 budget of more than N142.7 billion into law, pledging to ensure accountability, and prove to the world that his administration was transparent.

Yobe govt earmarks over N10bn for social services

The Yobe State Executive Council has approved the spending of over N10 billion for the provision of various social services in the state.

Bala Mohammed proposes N213.9bn as 2021 budget for Bauchi

The Bauchi State Government has presented a N213.9 billion appropriation estimate for 2021 to the House of Assembly.

Matawalle proposes N145.4bn as 2021 budget for Zamfara

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has presented a budget of N145.4bn to the state House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year.

38,051 foreigners applied for Nigerian citizenship in 2 years ― Interior Ministry

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, has disclosed that it received a total of 38,051 Citizenship applications and 45,751 Business applications from September 2018 to October 2020.

We spent N220m to upgrade Gusau FMC Dialysis Centre – FG

The Federal Government says it has spent N220 million to upgrade the Dialysis Centre at the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Gusau, Zamfara State capital.

Sanction contractors who fail to complete projects, FRC advises MDAs

The Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC, on Friday advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDA’s of government to sanction contractors who failed to complete projects awarded to them.

E-Governance: NITDA begins capacity building for MDAs

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Wednesday, commenced a two day virtual strategic capacity building workshop for Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Public Institutions, FPI.

IPPIS: Understanding the Position of ASUU and AGF Ahmed Idris, by Yushau A. Shuaib

The battle of wits between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) may soon come to an end, with the recent compromise that seems to be close at hand.

NASS to pass 2021 budget December – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly will pass the 2021 budget of N13. 08 trillion by the second week of December.

Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting as ministries of Interior, Transportation, others make presentations

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 16th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, with some Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, expected to make presentations at the meeting.

NITDA to train 500 public servants on digital transformation

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, on Thursday said it was going to start training of 500 public servants to champion digital transformation agenda in Federal Public Institutions, FPIs.

‘Buhari’s promise on lifting 100m Nigerians out of poverty still on course’

The Minister of Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, George Akume, has reiterated the Federal Government’s plans to fulfil its pledge of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty, by creating jobs through different Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs.

Nigerian Military to reintegrate 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters July

The Defence Headquarters says a total of 603 repentant Boko Haram fighters are billed to be reintegrated into their communities in July having completed the Deradicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration, DRR, programme.

Nasarawa govt targets N3bn IGR monthly 

Mohammed Bashir, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Special Duties (Revenue Generation), says N3 billion is the Internal Generated Revenue, IGR, monthly target set by the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration in the state.

NITDA goes after 125 MDAs for IT project clearance compliance

The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, has commenced the enforcement for compliance to the guidelines on Information Communication Technology, ICT, content development and projects clearance among 125 Ministries, Departments, Agencies, MDAs, and government owned companies.

U.S. institute trains 80 Nigerian civil servants on technology innovation

The Federal Government on Tuesday expressed determination to upgrade the knowledge of civil servants in the country through innovative training.

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