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Basic education to get 3% from consolidated revenue fund – FG

Basic education to get 3% from consolidated revenue fund – FG

The Federal Government has proposed a legislation to increase funding from the consolidated revenue fund from the current two per cent to three per cent of statutory allocation to basic education, with one per cent…

Govs with 2023 interest using EFCC to discredit Bello – Kogi govt

Govs with 2023 interest using EFCC to discredit Bello – Kogi govt

The Kogi State government has described as “mischievous, false and politically motivated”, a statement credited to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that it has returned N19.3 billion bailout funds allegedly “hidden” by the…

Rivers: Militant group blows up Agip facility over alleged neglect

Rivers: Militant group blows up Agip facility over alleged neglect

A militant group, ‘Bayan-Men’, has allegedly blown up an oil facility run by Nigeria Agip Oil Company, NAOC, in Ogba-Egbema- Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State, alleging that the neglect of the host communities…

APC chieftain threatens to quit party if…

APC chieftain threatens to quit party if…

A member of the national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Sam Nkire, has threatened to quit party politics in 2023, if APC fails to take power from the Peoples Democratic Party in…

Newspaper distributors seek bailout for media houses

Newspaper distributors seek bailout for media houses

The Abuja Newspapers Distributors Association (ANDA) and the Newspapers Vendors Association, Abuja (NVAA), have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to extend bailout funds to print media organisations, to enable them weather the storm of economic…

Senate President: Why criminals shouldn’t enjoy ethnic, political support

Senate President: Why criminals shouldn’t enjoy ethnic, political support

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said political or ethnic support shouldn’t be given to criminals if the country wants to end insecurity. This is as the lawmaker said despite the security challenges,…

FG records N4.28trn fiscal deficit in 7 months

FG records N4.28trn fiscal deficit in 7 months

…half year expenditure was N5.81trn   The Federal Government recorded a fiscal deficit of N4.28trillion in the first seven months of this year, findings by New Telegraph show. Given that the Federal Gov-  ernment had…

Otedola appointed Save the Children vice president

Otedola appointed Save the Children vice president

The Chairman of Geregu Power Plc and renowned philanthropist, Mr. Femi Otedola, has been invited by the Save the Children to join the prestigious group of the organisation’s Vice Presidents, in recognition of his philanthropic…

Afe Babalola warns govs against establishing varsities for political reasons

Afe Babalola warns govs against establishing varsities for political reasons

Adewumi Ademiju, Ado-Ekiti   The founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), has cautioned governors against establishing universities for political reasons. He added that this type of institutions goes with their…

NNPC shortchanged FAAC by N67trn in 6 years –Auditors

NNPC shortchanged FAAC by N67trn in 6 years –Auditors

A Federal High Court, Abuja, will today, commence adjudication in a suit filed by a team of forensic accountants, claiming that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is indebted to the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee…