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The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has approved the temporary suspension of Tenement Rates collection in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that it will review recordings of proceedings in its Closed Circuit Television Cameras during the just-concluded Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, the third, has said street begging by children has no basis in Islam and challenged those engaging in the act to find other means of earning a living.

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, will on Wednesday meet some mid-level and senior government officials as part of strategies to ensure the implementation of the three Executive Orders he signed on Thursday.

Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, made this known in a statement.

Akande said in its determination to meaningfully transform the business environment and how government business is done in the country, the present administration would strongly drive the executive orders.

He disclosed that the executive order on business environment and promoting “Made in Nigeria” products would be the topic of discussion during Osinbajo’s interactive session with the officials on Wednesday.

The Federal Government has accused Oxfam International of trying to incite some sections of Nigerians with its latest statistics on poverty and inequality in Nigeria.

Oxfam, in its latest report entitled, “Inequality in Nigeria, Exploring the Drivers,” in Abuja, had presented an alarming picture of the Nigerian economic situation.The report argued that the combined wealth of the five richest Nigerians, put at about 29.9 billion Dollars, could end extreme poverty in the country. 

Speaking at the launch of the report in Abuja, Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said the 54-page Oxfam does not have the requisite methodology, definition of content and diplomatic approach to analyze and appraise Nigerian affairs.

The minister noted that the positive development and the entire positive poverty alleviation scheme implemented by the Federal Government were not considered in the report.

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