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Liberia: Despite trailing George Weah in official tally, VP says he’s sure of victory
About 50 per cent of the total votes cast have been released.
2.9 million children benefit from govt’s school feeding programme
With 3,325 schools, Kaduna State has the highest number of schools so far covered under the programme.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Nigerian law contributes to abject poverty in Niger Delta communities despite decades of oil wealth
PREMIUM TIMES findings in some communities in Warri Southwest LGA show thousands living in abject poverty despite sitting on liquid wealth.
Nigerian govt releases details of Paris club payment to states (FULL DETAILS)
The latest payment is the second tranche of the refunds to the states.
INVESTIGATION: How Redeemed Church officials allegedly duped members of millions in housing scheme
A housing scheme meant to bring succour to Redeemed Church members in Abuja is now a source of bitterness and internal wrangling.
Fashola tackles Senator; warns against trivialising issues raised on 2017 budget
“I need a better budget as a tool to do my work and that is why l am speaking out,” the minister said.
EXCLUSIVE: Second Paris Club Loan Refund: Nigerian govt to make tougher demands on states – Adeosun
The government is to demand 70 per cent of the money go to workers and pensioners, up from 50 per cent of the first tranche.
Despite slight improvements, Nigeria’s extractive industry still very opaque – Report
Nigeria was ranked 55 of 89 countries in terms of transparency of its extractive sector.
17 important things to know about Etisalat Nigeria debt crisis
The mobile telecom operator, Nigeria’s fourth largest, is enmeshed in a debt crisis.
Why I delayed in signing 2017 budget and the deal we struck — Osinbajo
The appropriation bill was submitted to the acting president on May 17, after it was passed by the National Assembly on May 11.
How arrested kidnap kingpin Evans made millions of dollars from ransom – Police
The kidnap kingpin owns multi-million naira houses in Lagos, Accra, the police said.
Osinbajo’s $1.5 billion loan meant for Kaduna, Ebonyi, Abia, Ogun, six other states
The Acting President wrote the two chambers of the National Assembly for permission for the loan.
INFOGRAPH: Petroleum Industry Bill’s near-decade journey to Senate passage
The bill will go to the House of Reps for concurrence before seeking presidential assent.
NAHCON approves 2017 Hajj fare for 21 states, FCT – FULL LIST
While pilgrims were allowed to exchange N197 to a dollar last year, the official exchange rate this year is N307 to a dollar.
DOWNLOAD: Petroleum Industry Governance Bill as passed by Senate
The bill still has to go through the House of Representatives and the president to be law.
Federal Character Commission investigates SSS over lopsided employment
Premium Times exclusively reported the lopsided appointment by the security service.
Malabu Scandal: Osinbajo, ENI, Kachikwu in closed door meeting
Unlike the petroleum minister, the EFCC wants the block to return to the Nigerian government.
Lagos is Nigeria’s most indebted state with highest domestic, foreign debts
Other states with high foreign debts include Kaduna, Edo, Cross River and Ogun.
Hajj 2017 (Infograph): How Nigeria’s 36 states shared 95,000 slots
Kano State got the highest allocation of 6,602 seats, while Imo State got the lowest allocation with 47 seats.