Latest News in Nigeria Today Wednesday 15th May 2019
These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today from Guardian newspaper.
By Levinus Nwabughiogu
ABUJA—THE House of Representatives, yesterday, approved N346,513,046,220.00 as budgetary proposal for Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in 2019 fiscal year.
The approved followed the consideration of the budget proposal by the Committee of the Whole of the House at plenary.
Chairman of the committee, Mr Nicholas, had moved the motion for the consideration.
Of the amount, N19,521,650,000.00 is for personal costs while N12,737,350,000,00 is for overhead expenditure.
Continue reading Reps pass N346bn NDDC budget for 2019 at Vanguard News.
Niger Delta Civil Society Coalition, NDCSC, has expressed concern over the unending reckless statements credited to a splinter group of Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People, MOSOP, which it said was aimed at obfuscating the gains of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project, HYPREP, and indeed, the integrity of the membership of its policy making organs, the Governing Council and Board of Trustees; with a view to blackmailing it.
NDCSC Chairman, Anyakwee Nsirimovu, in a statement, yesterday, said: “This self-acclaimed group, if not urgently checked, could take its nuisance value seriously, and in the process could jeopardise the entire United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP, clean-up process.
Continue reading Ogoni clean-up: NDCSC berates MOSOP splinter group over statement at Vanguard News.
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
LAGOS—SECRETARY to the Lagos State Government, SSG, Mr. Tunji Bello has faulted the Federal Government’s directive on Local Government financial autonomy, saying it negates the principle of true federalism.
The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, had issued new guidelines to fight corruption and address money laundering challenges at the local councils.
Spokesperson for the NFIU had also said that with effect from June 1, any bank that allows any transaction from any local government account without the funds first reaching council’s account will be sanctioned.
Continue reading Lagos SSG faults FG on LG allocation at Vanguard News.
A leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Tony Momoh, has hailed Governor Godwin Obaseki’s developmental efforts in the state, noting that the governor has given a good account of himself since assuming office two and half years ago.
Continue reading APC leader, Momoh, hails Obaseki’s performance at Vanguard News.
Movement for Nigerian Greatness, MNG, has expressed confidence that the judiciary would not be bias in the petition brought before it by the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and the party challenging the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.
Continue reading Presidential polls: We have confidence in the Judiciary – MNG at Vanguard News.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai on Tuesday, the 14th of May, 2019 emphatically stated that Nigerian Army personnel, under his leadership, despite occasional hitches, will never be deterred in the ongoing just war against terrorism in Nigeria.
Continue reading Army buries Lt. Colonel, Soldiers killed by Boko Haram at Vanguard News.
Hundreds of angry youths, women on Tuesday took to the street of Batsari local government area of Katsina State to protest insecurity in the area.
Continue reading Youth, women protest insecurity in Katsina at Vanguard News.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Tuesday finally approved the listing of MTN Nigeria shares on the nation’s bourse.
Continue reading NSE finally approves MTN Nigeria listing at N90 per share at Vanguard News.
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the move by the National Centre for Technology Management, NACETEM, an agency under his ministry to embark on technology audit will identify existing gaps in Nigeria technological advancement.
Continue reading Why we’re backing NACETEM on technology audit — Minister at Vanguard News.
ABUJA: The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE), FCT council has demonstrated at the Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) corporate head offices in Abuja and Lagos.
Continue reading Workers union protests over unpaid salary, illegal promotions at SON Hqtrs at Vanguard News.
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