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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the World Bank to ensure that the federal and state governments are transparent and accountable to Nigerians in how they spend the $114.28m COVID-19 funds recently approved. In a statement on Friday, the bank disclosed that it had approved $114.28 million for states in Nigeria to boost their capacity …

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The four refineries owned by the Federal Government made a total loss of N406.62bn in two years, the latest audited financial statements of the plants have shown. The refineries, which are located in Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Warri, have a combined installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day but have continued to operate far below …

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said the elite in Nigeria influence the appointment of judges in Nigeria. Osinbajo said this on Saturday at a webinar tagged, ‘Selection and appointment of judges: Lessons for Nigeria’, which was organised by Justice Research Institute. The vice president noted that Nigeria’s justice administration is under severe pressure from the elite …

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Following the approval of the Nigerian Economic Sustainability Plan by the Federal Executive Council on Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari has now designated his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to supervise the overall implementation of the N2.3Trn plan. This is contained in a statement highlighting key components of the approved plan and released by the Special …

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Lagos State government, on Sunday announced a plan to close the Marine Beach Bridge, Apapa, to vehicular movement. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement in Lagos, said the partial closure will be from May 27 to Oct. 21. He said that the closure was necessary in order to enable repair …

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Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has said over 1,000 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed in the last six weeks. He disclosed this during a luncheon organised by Operation Lafiya Dole on Sunday. Buratai stated that about 84 high ranking Boko Haram logistics and informants were apprehended within the period. “We have successfully …

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The Niger Delta Development Commission(NDDC) has sent some top officials on compulsory leave, pending the outcome of its ongoing forensic audit. The decision, according to a statement on Wednesday by the Director, Corporate Affairs of the NDDC, Mr Charles Odili, is based on the advice of the lead consultant for the forensic audit. It listed …

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Following the mass deaths in Kano State and efforts by authorities to unravel the causes, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he and his government are with the people of the state and will not let them down. Buhari, in a statement on Wednesday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said the outcome of the impending …

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The National Judicial Council has approved the appointment of 70 judges to different courts in Nigeria. Details of the appointment were sent to PREMIUM TIMES, on Sunday, by the NJC spokesperson, Soji Oye. Four of the judges were appointed as heads of important courts in Nigeria. These are M.B. Dongban as President of the Court of …

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The Kano State government has finally spoken about the increased death rate in the state. The state’s Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, in a statement on Sunday, described it as a serious situation. Garba listed malaria and hypertension as some of the causes of the deaths. He however assured that the government is working towards …

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