Thisday Newspaper News Today Thursday 29th November 2018
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target=_blank>FG Investigating Mobil for Alleged $1.9bn Fraud, Says Obono-Obla
• Nigeria, Saudi Arabia to partner on refineries • OPEC considers output cut to stabilise prices Chineme Okafor and Alex Enumah in Abuja The presidency said Wednesday that the federal government is investigating multinational giants, including Mobil Oil Producing for allegedly short changing the federation in the payment for the oil blocks they acquired and
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target=_blank>Senate Probes Akwa Ibom Assembly Crisis as Police Defend Role
Deji Elumoye in Abuja and Okon Bassey in Uyo The Senate Wednesday mandated its Committee on Police Affairs to investigate the alleged invasion of the House of Assembly of Akwa Ibom State by suspected thugs on Tuesday. The committee headed by Senator Tijjani Kaura (Zamfara North) is to report back to the Senate at plenary
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target=_blank>Orji: FG, States Must Commit to Saving to Grow SWF
Second Niger Bridge ready by 2022 Peter Uzoho The Managing Director of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Mr. Uche Orji, Wednesday advised the federal, state and local governments to be consistent and committed in their contribution to the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) in order to grow the fund. He also disclosed that the ongoing
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target=_blank>2019: Ezekwesili Picks Party Chairman as Running Mate
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has picked the chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdul-Ganiyu Galadima, as her running mate. According to her campaign organisation, Hope ’19, Ezekwesili announced Galadima, a former presidential candidate of the party, while unveiling her manifesto yesterday in Ilorin. The presidential candidate said the
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target=_blank>2019: EFCC Insists on Monitoring Donations to Political Parties, Donors’ Identities
Iyobosa Uwugiaren in Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Wednesday insisted that it would not allow the country’s commonwealth wasted by corrupt politicians for the 2019 general election. Speaking while presenting a paper at a one-day retreat for 36 state governors and key election stakeholders, the acting Chairman of the anti-graft commission, Ibrahim
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target=_blank>FG Probes N7bn Bailout Funds to Banks in 2006
Alex Enumah in Abuja The presidency wednesday disclosed that it is investigating the bailout funds granted to commercial banks in the country in 2006. A Senior Presidential Assistant and Chairman of the Special Panel on Recovery of Public Properties, Okoi Obono-Obla, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja. However, when contacted on the development
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target=_blank>NNPC to Raise Petrol Stock Levels to 50 Days Supply Sufficiency
Chineme Okafor in Abuja The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) wednesday said it would raise the level of current petrol stock from 45 to 50 days, stating that this should provide adequate supply buffer for the country going into the impending Christmas and New Year season. The NNPC also urged, through its subsidiary, Petroleum Products
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target=_blank>FG, States, LGs Share N788.139bn for October
Ndubuisi Francis in Abuja The federal, states and local governments wednesday shared a total of N788.139 billion for the month of October as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting ended in Kaduna. The N788.139 billion shared is higher than the N698.710 billion shared the previous month (September). The Special Adviser to the Minister of
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target=_blank>FG Slashes Fees of JAMB, SSCE
Sets aside N14.7bn for ECOWAS biometric cards Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a reduction in the cost of obtaining Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) application forms from N5, 000 to N3, 500, starting from January 2019. The FEC meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also announced
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Senate Probes Alleged $500m Loan Sourced from UAE By Kogi
Approves bills establishing nine new varsities, polytechnics Deji Elumoye in Abuja The Senate has mandated its committee on Foreign and Local Debts to investigate the alleged plan by the Kogi State Government to obtain $500 million loan from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).It also passed bills for the establishment of nine federal higher institutions including […]
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