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    Lawan to MDAs: We’ll take action if you fail to submit audit reports

Lawan to MDAs: We’ll take action if you fail to submit audit reports

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the national assembly will take action against ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that fail to submit their audit reports. Lawan said this on the floor of the upper legislative chamber after the budget of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) was passed on Tuesday. The sum of N238 billion was passed as the customs' budget for 2020. While [...]

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    Reps to ‘name and shame’ MDAs failing to present audit reports

Reps to ‘name and shame’ MDAs failing to present audit reports

The house of representatives has vowed to “name and shame” government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) that fail to present their audit reports. The house committee on public accounts made the vow on Monday during a public hearing on the presentation of audit reports of MDAs in Abuja. The committee is investigating allegations of “deliberate and reckless” refusal by non-treasury funded MDAs [...]

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    ‘It’s an absolute necessity’ — Buhari directs MDAs to go digital

‘It’s an absolute necessity’ — Buhari directs MDAs to go digital

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to comply with the ongoing transition of all government operations to digital platforms. Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said in a statement that Buhari gave the directive on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the e-NIGERIA 2019 conference on the Nigerian digital economy held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja. Buhari said [...]

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    Buhari: N1trn spent on constituency projects in 10 years without impact

Buhari: N1trn spent on constituency projects in 10 years without impact

President Muhammadu Buhari says N1 trillion has been spent on constituency projects in the past 10 years but without any impact on citizens. Buhari spoke on Tuesday in Abuja during the national summit on ‘Diminishing Corruption in the Public Service’ organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in collaboration with the office of the secretary to [...]

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    Senate passes 2020 budget for second reading

Senate passes 2020 budget for second reading

The senate has passed the 2020 appropriation bill for second reading. The lawmakers passed it for second reading after debating on the general principles of the bill on Tuesday On October 8, President Muhammadu Buhari laid a budget proposal of N10.33 trillion to a joint session of national assembly and the lawmakers commenced work on it the next day. Speaking on the budget [...]

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    NERC asks DisCos to disconnect defaulting MDAs

NERC asks DisCos to disconnect defaulting MDAs

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has asked electricity distribution companies (DisCos) to disconnect government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) who are defaulting in the payment of energy bills. In a notice signed by Dafe Akpeneye, commissioner for legal, licensing and compliance, on Tuesday, the regulator said the responsibility of revenue collection from all customers including MDAs of states and federal [...]

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    N’assembly: MDAs diverting govt revenues with frivolous excuses

N’assembly: MDAs diverting govt revenues with frivolous excuses

The national assembly has warned government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) against expenditures not approved or allocated for in the budget. The legislature specifically cautioned against spending revenues generated by various government agencies without the required approval. The warning was issued by Solomon Adeola, chairman of the senate committee on finance, and James Faleke, his counterpart in the house of representatives, after [...]

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    Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged clandestine recruitment process in federal government ministry, department and agencies (MDAs). The house made the resolution following a motion introduced by Yusuf Gagdi from Plateau state during Wednesday’s plenary. The lawmaker alleged that rather than following due process while recruiting members of staff, the MDAs often use the “back door” to employ those favoured [...]

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    Audit: MDAs yet to submit 2017 annual report, says reps panel

Audit: MDAs yet to submit 2017 annual report, says reps panel

The house of representatives public accounts committee says government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have failed to submit their annual financial reports for auditing. Kingsley Chinda, chairman of the committee, said the MDAs are yet to file their annual report for 2017 to the office of auditor-general of the federation. Chinda spoke on Thursday  when the committee unveiled its website "to enhance [...]

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    Invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly by anti-democratic forces

Invasion of Akwa Ibom assembly by anti-democratic forces

BY WILLIAM IYANG Anybody who loves Nigeria should be worried about what is happening in Akwa State right now. This is certainly not a time to fold our hands and pretend that all is well in Nigeria. Democracy is at risk in Nigeria. That is why lovers of democracy should arise in unison to condemn the attack on the Akwa Ibom [...]

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    Senator: Executive asked us to slash MDAs’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

Senator: Executive asked us to slash MDAs’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

Rafiu Ibrahim, chairman of the senate committee on banking, says the executive proposed the cuts made in the budgets of ministries, department and agencies (MDAs). The upper legislative chamber had earlier approved that the funds for 2019 elections should be raised from recurrent, capital and service wide votes of the 2018 budget. But on Tuesday, the senate revised its position. It said the N242 billion President [...]

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    Senate: MDAs delaying passage of 2018 budget

Senate: MDAs delaying passage of 2018 budget

The senate has accused ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of delaying the passage of the 2018 budget. Subsequently, the upper legislative chamber gave the MDAs an ultimatum of seven days to submit details of their 2018 budget proposal. The senate gave the ultimatum after Sunny Ogbuoji, from Ebonyi state, drew the attention of the lawmakers to the delay by the MDAs in submitting [...]

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    FG releases guidelines to tackle clandestine recruitment in MDAs

FG releases guidelines to tackle clandestine recruitment in MDAs

The federal government on Sunday released new guidelines to address the “indiscriminate and clandestine” recruitment going on in federal ministries, departments and agencies. The practice is said to have resulted in the “ballooning” of the federal government’s payroll and could lead to non-payment of workers’ salaries and budget shortfalls. The guidelines were contained in a circular issued by Habiba Lawal, acting secretary to [...]

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    Osinbajo: Fasting and prayer won’t grow our economy

Osinbajo: Fasting and prayer won’t grow our economy

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s economy will not grow by fasting and prayer but by the collective effort of all citizens. Speaking with heads of ministries, departments and agencies at the state house on Wednesday, Osinbajo, who is a pastor, urged government officials to be the drivers of transparency and efficiency in doing business in the country. He spoke on the [...]

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    Apapa port to run 24/7, MDAs must buy made in Nigeria — highlights of Osinbajo’s executive orders

Apapa port to run 24/7, MDAs must buy made in Nigeria — highlights of Osinbajo’s executive orders

In an exercise of presidential power, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed three executive orders on Thursday. The orders touched on “the promotion of transparency and efficiency in the business environment designed to facilitate the ease of doing business in the country; support for local contents in public procurement by the federal government and timely submission of annual budgetary estimates by all [...]

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