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Revenues for sharing rise to N473.83bn

Nigeria’s distributable revenues to the three tiers of government rose in October to N473.83 billion, about 21.5 per cent improvement on September’s revenue, boosted by higher non-oil earnings, according to the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. She stated that non-oil revenue recorded a significant improvement in the month, adding …

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Petrol subsidy claims rise to N521bn from N413bn

The controversial fuel subsidy claims as contained in the 2015 Supplementary Budget presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari has risen from N413 billion to N521 billion. The original N413 billion subsidy claim included N120.552billion outstanding claims from 2014 and N292.8 billion to cover claims from January to …

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SERAP has political agenda –  Okonjo-Iweala replies group over Abacha loot comments

Immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has described the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) as ‘politically compromised.’ The former minister was reacting to a statement by the civil society organisation demanding her probe over the management of the Abacha signed by Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu, the former controlling …

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Kogi APC crisis: Faleke, Bello’s supporters’ clash shuts Abuja; I reject running mate position — Faleke

The squabbles over who replaces the late Prince Abubakar Audu as flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-ordered supplementary poll in Kogi State, December 5, came to a head in Abuja, Monday, when supporters of the two main actors in the …

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FG inaugurates 2015 MDGs end-point report

The Presidency, Monday, through the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals (OSSAP-MDGs), inaugurated the 2015 MDGs end-point report. Mr Ochapa Ogenyi, Secretary of Programme, OSSAP-MDGs who launched the report at the 2015 Social Good Summit in Abuja, said Nigeria had also presented the …

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Wike, NJC endorse extension of appointment of state’s Acting CJ, Customary Court of Appeal’s Acting President

The National Judicial Council (NJC), has recommended the extension of the appointment of the Acting Chief Judge of Rivers State, The Honourable Justice Daisy Okocha from 1st December , 2015 to 15th January, 2016. Consequently, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approved the extension of the appointment of the Honourable …

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