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NIN: FG insist on Wednesday deadline, registration of foreign diplomats

The federal government has stated that the national identity number (NIN) is compulsory for diplomats who will be in the country for more than two years – The Cable reports

Femi Adeluyi, the technical assistant to Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, in a statement on Sunday 17 January 2021, said an enrollment centre will be set up at the ministry of foreign affairs.

The FG also insisted that the deadlines given for the registration of all Subscriber Identification Modules, SIM, with valid National Identity Numbers were still in force.

Senate kicks against petroleum ministry spending of N98.4m on flyers

The Senate Public Account Committee has kicked against the payment of N98.4m by the Petroleum Resources Ministry for the printing of flyers – The Punch reports

According to the 2015 Auditor-General for the Federation’s report, was meant to create an awareness campaign for the Petroleum Industrial Bill, PIB. The report also stated that the fund was released without due process.

Former minister of commerce, Jubril Martins-Kuye is dead

A one time minister of commerce and industry, Jubril Martins-Kuye, has been reported dead – Premium Times reports

According to the reports, it was also gathered that Mr Martins-Kuye died on Sunday morning, 17 January 2021, at his hometown, Ago-Iwoye in Ogun State.

National Assembly asked to stop Buhari govt from selling national assets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has urged the Senate and Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to stop President Buhari from selling public properties to fund the 2021 budget – Daily Post reports

Instead of selling the properties, SERAP tasked the government to cut salaries and allowances of top officials to address the growing level of deficit and borrowing.

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