Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola yesterday said N14.2billion was paid out to workers and pensioners within two weeks before the end of December. Aregbesola spoke at an inter-faith thanksgiving session at the Government Secretariat, Osogbo. The governor, who laced his speech with songs of praises to God, said with what befell the state before
A KATSINA State High Court yesterday remanded a Permanent Secretary in the state Civil Service, Sule Yusuf Saulawa, in prison. Saulawa was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice Sanusi Tukur on one-count of obtaining by false pretence, contrary to Section 1(1)(a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other
The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday passed the N812.9billion budget proposal presented by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on November 29, last year. The Recurrent Expenditure stands at N305.1billion and the total Capital Expenditure N507.8billion. Although the total budget size of N812.9billion approved by the House yesterday is the
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has assured the residents that his administration will begin extensive empowerment programmes in 2017. The governor also said the state’s share of the Paris and London clubs’ Deduction Refunds would be applied to aggressive project execution in 2017 since the state had settled salaries and pensions. Addressing
THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has started the implementation of the policy banning importation of vehicles through the land borders with many vehicles trapped at the borders. The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Seme Chapter, Lagos State confirmed yesterday that many vehicles were trapped at the border posts.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja will be closed on March 8 for repairs, the Ministry of Transportation said yesterday. The nation’s capital’s airport’s runway is to be reactivated after closure. It will last for six weeks The announcement of the date, which was previously fixed for next month, was after a meeting between Minister of State
The Federal Government has began payment of N5,000 monthly stipends to poor Nigerians in nine states. The Programme is part of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s Social Investment Programmes (SIP) for which N500 billion was appropriated in the 2016 Budget. Many beneficiaries