Politics

A total of six hundred and ninety-three point five-two-nine billion naira has been shared to the three tiers of government for the month of September 2019. The fund shared by the Federation Account Allocation Committee in Abuja, comprised revenue from Value Added Tax, Exchange Gain and Gross Statutory Revenue in the month. A communiqué read […]

After three days of horse-trading, the Federal Government and the Organized Labour have reached an agreement on the consequential adjustments of the implementation of the new wage regime of thirty thousand naira. In the deal which was struck in the early hours of today, both parties agreed on giving workers between ten point five and […]

Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly has confirmed the nominations submitted by Governor Udom Emmanuel for appointment into the Local Government Service Commission, Law Reform Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, AKISIEC. Under the new arrangement, the Local Government Service Commission has Mr Monday Eyo, the immediate past member representing Uyo in the House of […]

All things being equal, the number of political parties participating in elections in the country would be reduced from ninety one to five through legislation. This was the position of the 9th Senate in yesterday’s plenary at a meeting with the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, led by its chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu. […]

Akwa Ibom State Government has proposed 597.800 billion Naira budget size for 2020, as against the 672.985 billion Naira budget of 2019. Governor Udom Emmanuel, who today presented the 2020 Appropriation Bill tagged the Budget of Industrialization for Poverty Alleviation Phase Two before the State House of Assembly, said the budget is predicated on an […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  has raised dobts of a Brexit deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union in the coming days. Merkel who spoke with Prime Minister Johnson today sees a Brexit deal as ‘overwhelmingly unlikely’ unless Northern Ireland stays in the customs union. According reports the Brexit negotiations are close to ‘breaking down’ […]

Towards deepening transparency in Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong has approved the setting up of a Liquidity Management Committee to infuse budgetary provisions and approvals into governance. The Committee is also expected to ensure that efficient financial and adequate project financing are built into governance to ensure prudent management of scarce resources. Governor Lalong who […]

Impressed by his outstanding performance at the international level, President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the incumbent President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, for re-election. Adesina, who confirmed this in Lagos after receiving an Award for outstanding performance, thanked President Buhari for reposing trust in him. The AfDB president, who in 2015 became the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined his Zambian and Ethiopian counterparts in calling for unity among African countries to demand unconditional repatriation of assets stolen from the continent. The call was made at an event on Illicit Financial Flows held on the sidelines of the ongoing 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York. According to […]

Barely one month after the swearing in of President Buhari’s second term ministers, two junior ministers have already been directed to swap positions. They are Festus Keyamo who moves from the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs as a Minister of State to Ministry of Labour in the same capacity, while his contemporary in that ministry, […]


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