Leadership Newspapers News Today Tuesday 25th December 2018

Leadership Newspapers News Today Tuesday 25th December 2018

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target=_blank>Kogi Gov Presents N146.7bn Budget To State Assembly

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, yesterday presented a total budget estimate of N146,736,042,510 for the 2019 fiscal year to the state House of Assembly. The proposed budget is 3.26% lower than the N151, 677,854,494 approved for year the 2018. The governor said the appropriation bill has a recurrent expenditure of N71,841,314,458 representing 48.96% and …
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target=_blank>2019 Polls: PMB Gives Security Agencies Marching Orders

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Nigeria’s security agencies to ensure that the will of the people prevail at the 2019 general elections by defending the sanctity of the ballot box. He told his critics not to lose sleep over his repeated promises to conduct credible and free polls next year because “my word is my …
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target=_blank>Saraki, Dogara, Govs, Others Preach Peace At Christmas

As Christian faithful mark the birth of Jesus Christ today, several prominent Nigerians, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, Speaker Yakubu Dogara, and some state governors have felicitated with Nigerian Christians on the joyous occasion. Saraki,  in a statement by his special adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, congratulated Nigerians …
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target=_blank>CBN, MTN Reach Agreement On $8.1bn Remittance

Barely four months after telecom giant, MTN Nigeria, was asked to return $8.1 billion it illegally repatriated from the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced yesterday that the foreign exchange remittances impasse has been resolved. The apex bank said MTN is to now reverse the transactions notionally to bring it into full compliance …
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target=_blank>Seized $2.8m: EFCC Seeks Forfeiture Of Bankers Warehouse

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office, has filed a motion at a Federal High Court, Enugu, seeking an order for the interim forfeiture of the $2.8million seized from two men last week. Also filed is an affidavit of urgency for the matter to be heard on December 27, 2018, before a …
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target=_blank>5 Months After Closure, NBC Reopens Ekiti Radio,TV

The Broadcasting Service of Ekiti State (BSES) will reopen transmission on Jan. 1 2019, five months after its indefinite closure by National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Kayode Fayemi, broke the cheering news on Monday in a statement issued by his Spokesman, Mr Yinka Oyebode. This followed NBC …
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target=_blank>Yuletide Power Outage: Obaseki Describes BEDC’s Excuse As Flimsy, Unacceptable

…Appeals to Buhari to revoke operational licence of power firm Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has again decried the gross inefficiency of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in providing stable electricity for residents of the state, who will celebrate Christmas and the New Year festivities in darkness. Obaseki said Edo people deserve a better …
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target=_blank>FG Pays $5.4bn Paris Club Refund To States

A total of 5.4 billion dollars has so far been paid to states by the Federal Government for settlement of the Paris Club Refund. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, confirmed the release at a news conference on the state of the economy on Monday in Abuja. Present at the briefing were the Director-General, …
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target=_blank>PMB Mourns Prof. Sophie Oluwole

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Oluwole family on the death of Prof. Sophie Oluwole, renowned philosopher and Nigeria’s first female doctorate degree holder in philosophy, aged 83. The President in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina in Abuja on Monday, joined members of the family, the …
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Gov Wike Presents N480.41bn Budget For 2019

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Monday in Port Harcourt presented the 2019 Appropriation Bill of N480.42 billion to the State House of Assembly for consideration. Wike said that the estimate tagged “Budget for Economic Growth and Sustainable Development,” was made up of N323.29 billion (65 per cent) capital expenditure and N157.12 billion (35 per […]
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