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January 12, 2018 12:43 AM Cabinet reshuffle: Ambode drops 3, appoints 5 new commissioners

State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday reshuffled his cabinet, dropping three commissioners and appointing five new ones. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Tunji Bello, the three affected cabinet members are Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. The newly-appointed cabinet members include 16

January 11, 2018 2:32 PM SGF wants NASS to Pass 2018 budget on time

Secretary to the Government of the Federation,(SGF) Boss Mustapha has urged the National Assembly to hasten work on the 2018 budget proposal to enable its quick passage. He made the appeal when he appeared before Senate Committee on Federal Character to defend his office budget for 2018. He said it has become imperative to ensure that the budget is passed 19

January 11, 2018 6:58 AM Boko Haram: UN dep. Sec. Gen. lays wreath to fallen heroes

UN Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Amima Muhammed, on Wednesday, in Maiduguri, Borno State, laid wreath in remembrance of soldiers who lost their lives in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast. Muhammad, accompanied by Mrs. Zainab Ahmad, the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, visited the military cemetery at the Maimalari 18

January 8, 2018 6:03 PM NUC has not ranked any Nigeria University for several years – Executive Secretary

The Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Adamu Abubakar Abdulrasheed has disclosed that Nigerian Universities have not been ranked for several years. Speaking in Abuja after the 2018 budget defense, he said the NUC had just constituted a high powered Committee headed by the erstwhile Executive Secretary, Professor Peter 17

January 8, 2018 3:35 PM Education ministry owing contractors N10 billion – Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono has revealed that the Federal Ministry of Education owed contractors to the tune of N10 billion in the last eleven years. The Permanent Secretary who appeared with the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu before the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund 18

January 8, 2018 2:39 PM Oyo to fund 41% of 2018 budget with N112b IGR target

The Oyo State Government says it plans to realise N112.1 billion Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the 2018 fiscal year, which it has earmarked to fund 41.91 per cent of the 2018 budget. Governor Abiola Ajimobi had, on December 14, 2017, presented a budget proposal of N267.4billion, tagged: ‘Budget of Stabilisation,’ to the House of Assembly 22

December 30, 2017 7:15 AM Nigerian govt deploys 9 permanent secretaries

The Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita, has approved the deployment of nine permanent secretaries to various Ministries, Departments and Agencies. The deployment is as follows: Mr Aminu Bisalla – Niger Delta Affairs; Aliboh Leon Lawrence – Special Duties Office (OHCSF); Odewale Samson Olajide – Budget and National Planning 20

December 25, 2017 5:16 PM EFCC: Sagay reacts as talk of Magu’s sack gains steam after Senate declaration

Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, has dismissed speculations that acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has been ​sacked. ​The Senate spoke through its Senate Committee on Public Petitions, Ethics and Privileges, Senator Samuel Anyanwu​. ​The lawmaker 21

December 23, 2017 6:38 AM 8th National Assembly better than previous ones – Senator Boroffice

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice has rated the current National Assembly better than the previous ones. The lawmaker while speaking on Friday to newsmen in Abuja, revealed that the Current National Assembly has done better in terms of transparency, stability and productivity. He said, “one thing that was common 25

December 21, 2017 3:20 PM Nigerian Senate Ends Plenary For 2017

Nigerian Senate has ended its activities for 2017 for members to enjoy the Christmas and New Year breaks. The motion to adjourn for 2017 was moved by the Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan on Thursday. “Mr. President, I move that this plenary be adjourned till Tuesday, 9th January, 2018”, he said. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, however clarified that though 30