Abuja Court to hear suit on President Buhari’s re-election on Jan 21

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed January 21, 2019 tohear a suit seeking to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2019 general elections. Three plaintiffs namely, Mr. Kalu Agu, Labaran Ismail and HassyEl-Kuris, had filed the suit alleging that the president lied in hisform CF 001 submitted to the Independent National […]

Rewane heads FG’s Technical Committee on proposed minimum wage

An economic analyst and Chief Executive Officer, Financial DerivativesLtd, Mr. Bismarck Rewane, is to lead other members of the technicalcommittee inaugurated today by President Muhammadu Buhari to advise government on ‘the ways and means’ of funding the proposed new minimum wage pegged at N30,000. The Director General at the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, will serve […]

FG to transmit Minimum Wage Bill to Legislature latest Jan 23

After several weeks of rigorous deliberations on the Tripartite Committee’s report on the proposed N30,000 minimum wage between government representatives and labour leaders, the Federal Government on Tuesday announced its readiness to transmit the New National Minimum Wage Bill to the National Assembly not later than January 23rd. The decision to transmit the bill to […]

UNIDO, FG to sign $60mn Nigeria’s new Country Programme

The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Li Yong, arrived Nigeria today on a two-day official visit. Li Yong, who is visiting the country for the second time since his assumption of office in year 2013, will use the occasion of the visit to sign the $60 million UNIDO Nigeria new […]

U.S supports Nigeria’s NGOs, others with $453,568 grant

The United States Government has approved and provided funding support totaling $453,568 to 45 individuals, non-government organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions from January this year till date. The grant support covered sundry projects in the areas of human rights, transparency in government, freedom of the media, women and youth empowerment, education, health, entrepreneurship, and the […]

Buhari meets govs over proposed N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met with the state governors’ representatives under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) over the lingering minimum wage saga with a view to finally agreeing on the national minimum wage issue. The details of the parley in which some governors, including the Governors of Zamfara, Lagos, Kaduna and […]

‘Nigeria’s debt on infrastructure, good investment’ – Fashola

The Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has described Nigeria’s debt for infrastructure as a good debt. Fashola, who spoke at the just concluded Africa Investment Forum in Sandton South Africa, said that the Federal Government should not be judged like a private company when it comes to borrowing. He said: “The […]

EFCC clarifies stance on Alison-Madueke’s extradition application

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mallam Ibrahim Magu , on Monday explained why the commission was seeking the extradition of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, from the United Kingdom. Magu, who spoke barely 24 hours after the spokesman of the commission, Mr. Tony Orilade, confirmed […]

Presidential Panel quizes Uzodinma over $22mn Calabar port contract

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel For Recovery of Public Property on Sunday disclosed that it had arrested Hope Uzodinma, over some issues relating to the dredging of the Calabar Port. The Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, in a short message to newsmen stated that the arrest of the the governorship candidate of the […]

BudgIT seeks slash in N/A budget for Health, Education funding

BudgIT, a civil society organization committed to transparency and accountability in Nigeria’s public finance system, on Monday decried the cut by the Legislature in the nation’s health and education sector budgetary allocations for the purposes of funding the 2019 elections. It recalled that recent information from the National Assembly indicated that the 2018 budget was […]