Monthly Archives: April 2019

FG Saves N500bn on IPPIS Implementation

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, Tuesday disclosed that the federal government has recovered over N500 billion in personnel costs through the implementation of the Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS). This is as the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Ahmed Idris, also said the sum of N197 billion was recovered through the removal of ghost

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Transcorp Power Consortium, Quest Electricity Win Bids for Afam, Yola Disco

Transcorp Power Consortium Tuesday submitted a bid of N105.3 billion to emerge the preferred bidder for the Afam Power Plc just as Quest Electricity’s N19 billion won the bid for the acquisition of 60 per cent stake in Yola Electricity Distribution. The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) held the highly-applauded commercial/financial bids for the two power companies in Abuja, Tuesday.

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Why Buhari, ruling party are desperate to retain power, by PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) “are desperate to remain in power at all cost so as to continue to exploit Nigerians, protect their corrupt leaders, cover their incompetence and conceal the humongous sleaze in their administration.” A statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, further

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Outrage as Dickson signs bill for Bayelsa lawmakers’ life pension

A crisis is brewing in Bayelsa State over a bill passed by the House of Assembly approving life pension for all past and current members of the legislature. It was learnt that stakeholders in the state, including civil society organisations and political parties are preparing to protest. The House of Assembly had triggered anger last Wednesday when it hurriedly passed

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Army needs N1b to boost combat vehicle manufacturing coy – Buratai

The Nigerian Army is sourcing for N1b to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more combat vehicles to counter terrorists and other insurgents, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said. Nigeria has recently been bedeviled by different forms of insurgencies— Boko Haram, kidnapping, armed banditry, armed robbery and cattle rustling. But demonstration of

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We are not failures, academics fire back

Former Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities and Independent National Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has come under fire for calling out university lecturers and vice chancellors who were on election duty as returning officers for the commission, saying they colluded with politicians to rig the 2019 general elections. Jega had recently made the allegation in Kano, accusing academics

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