• N450 billion unremitted funds discovered, 33 agencies in hot soup as EFCC begins probe

    N450 billion unremitted funds discovered, 33 agencies in hot soup as EFCC begins probe

    The Federal Government yesterday announced that it had discovered N450 billion unremitted funds to the Federation Accounts, following an audit of revenue-yielding agencies, and had subsequently called in the Economic and Finacial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate agencies for not remitting funds, as stipulated by law.

    Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Finance Minister, specifically accused 33 agencies of not remitting operating surpluses  from 2010 to 2015.

    She  said that government detected the non-remittance from an audit of the agencies, in compliance with the […]

  • Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended security agencies over the release of 90-year-old Sheik Abdulazeez Yusuf an Islamic cleric, kidnapped on Wednesday.

    A statement issued on Saturday in Jos by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicly, Mr Dan Manjang, said the governor equally lauded efforts of organisations and individuals who aided the release of the cleric.

    “I am happy that the 90 year-old cleric has been released and has since been in the warm embrace of his family and in […]

  • Senate to deal with government agencies violating procurement laws, says Saraki

    Senate to deal with government agencies violating procurement laws, says Saraki

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has threatened that the Senate will take up the case against any ministry, department or agency of government which is violating the Public Procurement law which  compels them to give preference to locally produced goods in Nigeria.

    He also charged Senate Committee Chairmen to ensure that in the course of their oversight duties that MDAs comply with the provision of the law on patronage of local manufacturers   as he also urged all military and para-military […]

  • Aviation agencies bloated, can’t implement capital projects – Senate

    Aviation agencies bloated, can’t implement capital projects – Senate

    It was gathered that the Senate Committee on Aviation on Thursday declared that several agencies under the Air Transport Sector of the Federal Ministry of Transportation were bloated in terms of their workforce.

    According to the committee, this is unsustainable as the agencies under the Aviation ministry devote their entire budgetary allocations to the payment of salaries and overhead costs without executing any capital project.

    Speaking during an oversight function at the headquarters of the Aviation ministry in Abuja, the Chairman of […]

  • Senate to deal with agencies violating procurement laws – Saraki

    Senate to deal with agencies violating procurement laws – Saraki

    Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, yesterday threatened that the Senate will take up the case against any ministry, department or agency of government that is violating the Public Procurement law which compels them to give preference to locally produced goods in Nigeria.

    He also charged relevant Senate Committee Chairmen to ensure in the course of their oversight duties that MDAs complied with the provision of the law on patronage of local manufacturers.

    He also urged all military and para-military agencies to […]

  • CBN Gov, Emefiele hails Buhari, security agencies over wife’s release

    CBN Gov, Emefiele hails Buhari, security agencies over wife’s release

    Central Bank Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has expressed gratitude to God, President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies for the rescue of his wife, Margaret, from the hands of kidnappers.

    He was however silent on whether any ransom was paid to secure her release.

    Mrs Emefiele was kidnapped last Thursday by kidnappers along Agbor-Benin road and taken to unknown destination.

    The Central Bank Governor, in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday morning, said his joy knew no bounds when the news of his […]

  • Buhari approves 13 new heads for federal government agencies

    Buhari approves 13 new heads for federal government agencies

    President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments in 13 Federal Government agencies, the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation announced Monday evening.

    A statement signed by the Director (Press) Bolaji Adebiyi gave the new appointments as follows:

    Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Director-General: Mr.Joseph Ari
    National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Director-General: Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)
    Nigerian Content Monitoring BoardExecutive Secretary: Engineer Simbi Kesiye Wabote
    Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON) Director-General: Aboloma Osita Anthony
    Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) Director-General:Mamman Amadu
    Pension Transitional […]

  • INEC, security agencies deploy 22, 603 personnel for polls

    INEC, security agencies deploy 22, 603 personnel for polls

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in collaboration with the Nigeria Police, is to deploy 22,603 personnel for the polls in Edo.

    This is coming as part of the efforts by the authorities to ensure adequate logistics and other security arrangements.

    The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, disclosed this yesterday at an Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security held at the INEC’s headquarters, Abuja.

    He said the deployment was outside the several officers and men to be contributed by other security […]

  • How Dogara, Lasun blackmailed multinationals, agencies to make millions – Jibrin

    How Dogara, Lasun blackmailed multinationals, agencies to make millions – Jibrin

    The former chairman of committee on appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, Monday continued his series of revelations on the fraud and corruption allegedly perpetrated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

    In a statement made available to the press, the lawmaker alleged that Dogara frequently solicits for inappropriate favours from agencies and multinational companies.

    According to Jibrin, Speaker Dogara forced an agency to grant loans and also blackmailed a construction company to do some work at his Asokoro ‘plot’.

    Jibrin also accused […]

  • FG discovers 43,000 ghost workers, saves 50bn through audit of security agencies payroll

    FG discovers 43,000 ghost workers, saves 50bn through audit of security agencies payroll

    The Head of the Continuous Audit team of the Federal Government, Mr Mohammed Dikwa, on Tuesday said N50 billion was saved so far through the audit of security agencies payroll. Dikwa said this in Abuja at a meeting between the Continuous Audit team, Minister of Finance and Heads of Para-Military agencies to discuss ways to clean up the payroll of the security agencies.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that President Mohammadu Buhari had set up the Continuous Audit team […]