Month: August 2019

FG SETS UP COMMITTEES ON REVENUE SHARING FORMULA, EXPAND REVENUE BASE

The Federal Government has constituted 12 committees to review the present revenue sharing formula of the federation as well as ways to expand the revenue base of the nation. Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC), Mr. Elias Mbas made the disclosure,  yesterday, in Abuja at the inauguration of chairmen and members of the Committees. …

FARMERS CALL FOR REVIEW OF ANCHOR BORROWERS LOANS

Farmers in Borno are calling for a review of the Federal Government’s Anchor Borrowers’ agricultural loan programme to ensure that its goal to encourage domestic food production is fulfilled. An agro-allied entrepreneur and leading anchor implementing partner in Borno State, Alhaji Abba Kale, told Daily Sun in an interview in Maiduguri that the Anchor Borrowers Programme (ABP) launched by President …

EFCC ARRAIGNS ATIKU’S SON-IN-LAW, LAWYER FOR MONEY LAUNDERING

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Abdullahi Babalele, a son in-law of former Vice President and Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar. Mr Babalele was docked on Wednesday before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, on a two-count charge of alleged …

EL-ZAKZAKY ALLEGEDLY DECRIES SITUATION IN INDIAN HOSPITAL

The embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has allegedly decried the condition of Medanta Hospital, New Delhi, where he was taken for treatment, insisting that the situation is worse than what obtains in Nigeria.  El-Zakzaky was quoted as saying an audio message issued on Wednesday that the condition in the health facility …

NIGERIA PRISONS SERVICE NOW NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICE

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to an act, changing the name of Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service.  The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Ita Enang, disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday. According to him, the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019, repeals the Prisons Acts and changes …