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How we spent N65 million on website – Nigerian govt – Best Nigeria News

The Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, OSGF, has explained how N65 million was spent on a website. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday published a report on how N65 million was appropriated and claimed to have been spent by the office in 2017. A review of the 2017 budget performance of the OSGF

Yobe attack: State govt says over 50 schoolgirls ‘unaccounted for’; police say 30 – Best Nigeria News

Three days after a suspected Boko Haram assault on a high school in Yobe State, the police and the state government have provided different figures of the number of missing girls. While the police commissioner in Yobe told PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday evening that 30 female students were yet to be accounted for, the state government

Nigerian govt saves N4.5 trillion from court claims – AGF – Best Nigeria News

The Federal Government of Nigeria says N4.5 trillion was saved through effective defence of cases instituted against the government in various courts. The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, stated this on Wednesday at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council which held at the Presidential Villa,

Nigerian govt approves ‘special biscuits’ for school feeding programme – Best Nigeria News

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the production of a special high nutrient biscuit to be included in the school feeding programme for primary school pupils. The programme is being implemented under the Special Intervention Programme of the federal government; in partnership with willing state governments. The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu,

BREAKING: Dasukigate: EFCC grills Nigeria’s former Army Chief Ihejirika – Best Nigeria News

Anti-graft detectives at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are questioning Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, sources at the commission have informed PREMIUM TIMES. Mr. Ihejirika, a retired lieutenant-general, arrived at the EFCC headquarters in Abuja around 11:00 a.m. Wednesday

Saraki’s trial: Supreme Court criticises EFCC counsel – Best Nigeria News

The Supreme Court on Wednesday berated the federal government counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, for filing an incompetent application in the appeal that emanated from false assets declaration suit brought against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by government. The counsel, in an application before the apex court challenging the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT)

Edo records 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever – Best Nigeria News

The Director of Disease Control in Edo State, Osamuwonyi Irowa, says the state has recorded 521 suspected cases of Lassa fever this month. Mr. Irowa, a medical doctor, disclosed this at the inauguration of the Emergency Operation Centre on Lassa fever in Benin on Wednesday. He said 124 cases have been confirmed out of the

Indian reportedly chews off snake’s head after snakebite – Best Nigeria News

A farmer in northern India reportedly chewed off a snake’s head in revenge after the reptile bit him, with his attending doctors saying they had never come across such a bizarre case, a local media reported on Wednesday. The incident reportedly took place in Uttar Pradesh state’s Hardoi district at the weekend, when the man

CBN revises guidelines for agric scheme – Best Nigeria News

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, says it has revised the guidelines for Commercial Agriculture Credit Scheme, CACS, to include Non-Interest Financial Institutions, NIFIs. CBN stated this in a circular dated February 16, posted on its website on Wednesday. The circular said that the review was part of efforts to deepen access to finance and

How Osun prevents herders, farmers violent clashes – Official – Best Nigeria News

The Osun State Government said on Tuesday that it has arbitrated in about 6000 cases between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the state between 2014 and 2018. The Commissioner for Special Duties, Mudashiru Toogun, who doubles as the Chairman of the Committee on Peaceful Coexistence between Fulani/Bororo and crop farmers in the state, said no

NAHCON refunds N820 million to Hajj 2017 pilgrims – Best Nigeria News

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has released over N820 million (N820,283,965) as refund to state Muslim pilgrims welfare boards and agencies for 2017 Hajj operations. The refunds consist of about N181 million for pilgrims and officials of states that could not travel for the pilgrimage and N209 million refundable deposits from the Saudi

VIDEO: 70 per cent of Nigeria’s foreign missions are under funded – Senator Sani – Best Nigeria News

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Buhari delighted with anti-corruption campaign by states – Best Nigeria News

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday expressed delight that the message of anti- corruption is taking irreversible resonance as other units of government voluntarily pick the gauntlet to confront the malaise. Mr. Buhari made the declaration in his keynote speech at the 1st Adamawa State Anti-Corruption Summit in Yola. He said it was encouraging that a

Champions League: Messi breaks jinx as Barcelona hold Chelsea – Best Nigeria News

Lionel Messi scored his first ever goal against Chelsea as Barcelona came from behind to draw 1-1 in Tuesday night’s Champions League last-16 first leg at Stamford Bridge. Willian had put Chelsea ahead just past the hour after hitting the bar on two occasions. Messi leveled for the visitors in