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Reps member seeks more funding for polytechnics

Dayo Ojerinde A member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo/Odigbo Federal Constituency of Ondo State, Mayowa Akinfolarin, has called for more funding for polytechnic education in the country. Akinfolarin, according to a statement, stated this during the inauguration of a lecture theatre he donated to the Federal Polytechnic, Ile Oluji, Ondo State. He

BREAKING: Court orders recovery of pension collected by Saraki, Akpabio, other ex-govs

A Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly. The court also directed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN to challenge the legality of states’ pension laws permitting former

Why CBN, NNPC are not on our platform —IPPIS

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Integrated Personnel Payroll Integrated System says the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Federal Inland Revenue Service and a few other agencies are not on their platform because these agencies are revenue-generating entities. IPPIS further stated that these agencies do not draw their funding from the consolidate

Zamfara gov presents N182.7bn budget for 2020

Maiharaji Altine, Gusau Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State on Tuesday presented the 2020 budget proposal of N182.7bn to the state House of Assembly.  Presenting the budget tagged, ‘Budget of Hope and Renewal,’ to the lawmakers, Matawalle said N106bn was for capital expenditure, while N55bn was for recurrent expenditure.  Matawalle said the social sector,

Lagos-Ibadan railway: FG to deploy 350 wagons, 36 coaches

Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government will deploy 350 wagons and 36 coaches on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line and will increase the frequency of free train rides on the route from December 21, 2019. According to the Managing Director of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Fidet Okhiria, the Federal Government had also concluded arrangements to connect the

Yansakai surrenders 500 weapons to Zamfara gov

Maiharaji Altine Gusau The vigilante group known as the Yansakai has surrendered 500 guns to Governor Bello Matawalle as part of efforts to accept the peace process of the state government. Presenting the weapons to the governor at the Government House in Gusau, the leader of the Yansakai, Sani Danmudi, said they were ready to

NYSC demands arrest of robbers in corpers’ uniform

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The National Youth Service Corps has asked the police and operatives of the Department of State Services to arrest and prosecute some robbers who wore corpers’ uniform when they attacked commuters in Okene, Kogi State, last Friday. The NYSC demanded that the robbers be apprehended and prosecuted. It added that it would

Six suspected kidnappers nabbed in Niger, victim rescued

Enyioha Opara, Minna The Niger State Police Command, on Tuesday, announced the arrest of six suspected kidnappers at the Fulani camps Kampanin and Tegina in the Rafi Local Government Area of the state. The suspects are Aliyu Musa, 20; Hello Alhaji Musa, 15; Saudu Pads, 20; Isyaku Lawal, 25; Abubakar Boye, 25; and one Iliya,

Malpractices: WAEC withdraws 1992, 1993 candidates’ certificates

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja The West African Examinations Council has released the list of impounded certificates of candidates, who were believed to have engaged in malpractices during its examinations held as far back as December 1992 and 1993. The council released the examination years and certificate numbers of the affected candidates, noting that the nature of

Banks’ non-performing loans decline by N1.14tn

Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja Between the third quarter of 2018 and the third quarter of this year, the Non-Performing Loan portfolio of the banking sector dropped from N2.24tn to N1.1tn.  This shows a decline of N1.14tn or 50.89 per cent reduction in the banks’ NPL portfolio.  The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its banking

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