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Critical public letters etched in “The Letterman;” Nigeria not living up to expectations, says Obasanjo

“I did not intend to come. He (Mojeed) did not take my permission. Until last week, when he brought me two copies, I did not know that he was writing the book. When I read the book, I was flabbergasted. I was torn between him not telling me and the amount of work he put in.

Finance Minister owns up to N1.7 trillion in budget of MDAs; says funds tied to loans for projects such as “Safe School Initiative”

Daily Trust newspaper had reported that the National Universities Commission (NUC), Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development accused the finance ministry of inserting the projects in their budgets.

Russia to prohibit foreigners from using surrogacy service; 45,000 babies taken abroad

Russian lawmakers passed the bill nearly unanimously in its first reading in May.

Gov’t restores History classes in Nigerian basic education curriculum; trains 3,700 teachers

He said the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has been tasked with conducting refresher training for the 3,700 teachers –100 drawn from each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Amplified N206bn budget provision for North East Development, social safety net, unknown to my ministry, says Minister Farouq; low on details of utilization of...

“The money was not released and now we have seen it recurring by almost 10 folds and we are also going to clarify from the Ministry of Finance to know why this increase despite the fact that the previous year, the money was not even released for the projects.

$1.1bn derivation arrears: Citizens of Akwa Ibom worry about “black hole” in governance

Since the revelation was made, Akwa Ibom people have expressed shock that such huge income was received by the state government apart from the monthly Federal allocation and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) without their knowledge, and are demanding explanations of how the monies were expended.

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