• Nigeria earned N70tr in 15 years without saving – NEITI

    Nigeria earned N70tr in 15 years without saving – NEITI

    According to reports, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said Nigeria earned over N70 trillion from oil between 1999 and 2014 without saving.

    It therefore urged the Federal Government to immediately develop a saving plan to prevent the culture of wastefulness, which it noted was responsible for the abuse of funds in the past.

    Making the disclosure yesterday, NEITI’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Waziri Adio, told the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs during an oversight visit to his […]

  • CCT trial: Witness denies Saraki earned two salaries

    CCT trial: Witness denies Saraki earned two salaries

    A prosecution witness in the on-going trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said that he had no knowledge that the defendant was earning double salaries.

    The witness, Michael Wetkast, told the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) at the resumed hearing, in the case false declaration of assets, while being cross-examined by the defence Counsel, Mr Paul Usoro (SAN).

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that part of the 16-count charge before the CCT against Saraki is that he earned […]

  • See the Highest Paid Female American Musician in 2016 and How Much She Earned

    See the Highest Paid Female American Musician in 2016 and How Much She Earned

    It is not Beyonce! Forbes Magazine has announced the highest paid female musician in 2016 who earned $170 million this year.

    With earnings of $170 million, pop singer Taylor Swift was 2016’s highest-paid woman in music, Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.

    Swift, 26, smashed the Rolling Stones’ North American touring record, pulling in a total of more than $200 million on the North American portion of her “1989” world tour. Last year, the “Bad Blood” singer came in second to Katy Perry […]

  • Patience Jonathan earned N700,000 monthly as Perm Sec — EFCC

    Patience Jonathan earned N700,000 monthly as Perm Sec — EFCC

    With N700,000 salary monthly as a Permanent Secretary, the ex-First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan would have to explain how she allegedly acquired nine houses, two hotels and one plaza during the tenure of her husband, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan

    The anti-graft commission has retrieved her monthly salary records and other allowances accruable to a Permanent Secretary in Bayelsa State.

    But the pay package, EFCC sources revealed, does not seem to tally with the properties credited to the ex-First Lady.

    Although she allegedly claimed […]

  • FG owes us N124bn earned allowances – ASUU

    FG owes us N124bn earned allowances – ASUU

    The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said the Federal Government owes lecturers N124bn as earned academic allowances from 2013 to 2016.

    This is in addition to another N495bn that had also accumulated as arrears.

    Members of the Calabar zone of ASUU, at a press conference in Calabar, said the situation was already affecting the running of universities, warning that it could no longer guarantee safety on campuses as a result of “huge cloud of uncertainties.”

    The union listed the uncertainties to include […]