Sirika promises delivery of 10bn Enugu airport upgrade by Easter

Hadi Sirika, Nigeria’s minister of aviation is promising Nigerian airport users that the Federal Government would deliver on reopening the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu before this Easter, contrary to fears recently expressed by the House of Representatives committee on aviation that the airport would not be ready after all. The major south-eastern gateway was […]

How salaries commission saved FG over N400bn from DTA fraud, others

The National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC), has disclosed that it has saved the federal government over N400 billion by stopping duty tour allowance (DTA) fraud and other illegal allowances in public institutions. Richard Egbule, the chairman of NSIWC, in Abuja, said many government agencies were in the habit of giving their workers allowances […]

Wike urges 9th Rivers Assembly to set new development benchmark

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has proclaimed the take-off of the state’s 9th state Legislative Assembly, asking the 32-member legislature to “strive hard with total commitment and sense of accountability and facilitate the implementation of our policies and programmes to enable us set new benchmarks for development and shared prosperity for our people.”   Before […]

Nigeria’s public procurement agency to deploy digital technology for processing, classification of contractors

Mamman Ahmadu, director general of Nigeria’s Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP), has indicated that the agency is working towards eventual digitisation of all its procurement processes and classification of all contractors in line with global best practices. Ahmadu noted that the whole world is going “E” in the public procurement process, adding that Nigeria has […]

Buhari appoints Muiz Banire AMCON chairman, 13 others for FCSC

Muiz Banire

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday appointed Muiz Banire, Senor Advocate of Nigeria and former legal adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress, as chairman of the governing board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. Banire’s appointment comes along other appointments by the president Tuesday, including the chairman and 12 commissioners of the Federal Civil Service […]