SENIOR Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, has said the special attention being accorded sectoral allocation in the country’s annual budget, leaving other details in the hands of appropriation committees of the legislature to handle and approve for government agencies and parastatals, was responsible for padding.
A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Olu Falae, has submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission an email correspondence between him and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, Chief Tony Anenih.
In bid to ensure financial system stability and integrity, while restoring calm, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will today meet with the Body of Bank CEOs, following which it will consider the plea by eight bank executives whose institutions were suspended from the foreign exchange (FX) market last Tuesday, to give them more time to return the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)/Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Company dollar deposits held by the affected banks to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) domiciled with the CBN.
More Nigerians will soon be able to afford new cars, as the Federal Government through the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has put in place a credit purchasing scheme that will enable Nigerians buy locally assembled vehicles at low prices.
The agitation for an upward review of the national minimum wage by workers from N18,000 to N56,000 may never see the light of day as the federal government is yet to initiate a dialogue with members of the organised labour.
The Acting InspectorGeneral of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris, has charged officers drafted on special operation to Kogi to tackle kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes in the state.
Mr. Jimi Agbaje, a former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State and aspirant for the national chairmanship of the party, at the weekend came under attack from the leadership of the party in the state over alleged tinkering with the delegates’ list from Lagos for the botched national convention in Rivers State.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry recently inaugurated by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State to look into the clash between some villages in Bosso local government area of the state and the Nigerian Army and Air force is set to commence public hearing.
A businessman, who is being grilled by the EFCC over the deal, is believed to have named a former Head of State, a former Senate President, a former National Security Adviser (NSA), some senators, and some serving and former members of the House of Representatives.
PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his vow that his administration will deal with Niger Delta militants like it has done to Boko Haram terrorists, unless they agree to negotiate.