Happening now: FG, Organised Labour meeting over nationwide strike

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The federal government of Nigeria is currently meeting with the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) over the ongoing indefinite nationwide strike. Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Bako Lalong, and Minister of State for Employment, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyeajeocha, are in attendance in the meeting holding at the Office of the National Security Adviser Read More

Again, FG, organised Labour meet

October 30, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The federal government will on Monday, October 30, meet with organised labour to discuss the progress made so far in the 15 point Memorandum of Understanding signed which led to the suspension of the indefinite strike planned for October 3, by organised labour. The meeting was at the behest of the office of the Chief of Staff to President Bola Read More

FG appoints new registrar for NIS

April 14, 2023 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

The Minister  of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has  approved the appointment of Mr Belmond Benson as the new Registrar of the National Institute for Sports.  The new Registrar is from the Adamawa State  University, Mubi. According to the letter of appointment signed by the Director-General of the Institute Professor Olawale Moronkola, “Further to the letter dated April  5th Read More

FG inaugurates board of agencies, institutions

April 4, 2023 Helen Oji 0

The federal government has inaugurated boards of various agencies and institutions under the supervision of the Ministry of Environment. The Minister of Environment, Mr Mohammed Abdullahi made this known during the inauguration in Abuja. He said, “The role of the Governing Boards is to drive general policy formulation for the implementation of the Management Teams of these Agencies.” Abdullahi noted Read More

Alternative models for Africa’s development

February 2, 2023 Baba Abdullahi Machina, 0

Africa is facing a development crisis, and despite decades of efforts to follow the Western model of development, poverty, inequality, and poor economic management persist on the continent. The reality is that the Western model, based on liberal democracy, free markets, and individualism, may not be the most suitable solution for Africa’s unique challenges and needs. There are alternative models Read More

FG speaks on another fuel price increase

January 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Government has debunked rumoured plans to increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), despite the hike in the cost and scarcity of the commodity across the country. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Horatius Egua, in Abuja on Friday, said President, Muhammadu Buhari had not approved the Read More

Lagos: New LUTH facilities heralds vista for cancer, other treatments-Minister

December 20, 2022 Suleiman Idris Lagos 0

The federal government said three new multi-billion Naira health facilities commissioned at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) are set to deliver essential services and improve the wellbeing of not only Nigerians but also those in Sub-Saharan Africa. The facilities include a newly constructed 60-beds, wards, four floors Alima Atta Oncology, built and equipped for LUTH at a cost of Read More

Arewa youth urge FG, NBC to call Brekete Family radio to order

December 16, 2022 Emeka Nze Abuja 0

The youth wing of the apex body in northern Nigeria, the Arewa Youth Assembly, has called on the federal government, security agencies and the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) to tame the activities of producer and presenter of the Brekete Family radio, Mr Ahmed Isah, popularly known as Ordinary President. The group at a press conference in Abuja, addressed by the Read More

Sokoto: Tambuwal seeks FG’s compensation on 30mw energy plant

December 16, 2022 Sidi A. Umar Sokoto 0

Sokto state governor, Barr. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has called on the federal government to consider compensation to the state government for the take-over of the multi-billion Naira state-owned IPP power plant initiated by the immediate past administration. The governor made the call while declaring open the 3 days expanded stakeholders engagement and interactive consultation on the proposed 30 mw hybrid Read More

Stakeholders praise FG’s approval of N9.24bn group life cover for workers

December 16, 2022 Admin III 0

Federal Executive Council, yesterday approved N9.24 billion for Group Life Insurance Cover for civil servants for 2022 and 2023. The group life insurance policy would provide cover for government officials in all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) paramilitary and intelligence agencies. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after this Read More

Alternative power supply: Reps task FG on renewable energy investment

December 15, 2022 Joshua Egbodo Abuja 0

The House of Representatives has urged executive arm of the federal government to focus on exploration of renewable energy such as nuclear, solar, biomass, and wind as nationwide alternative sources of power supply. The House also Wednesday urged government to establish a clear investor-friendly framework for private sector investment in alternative power supply across the country. Consequently, it mandated its Read More

FG to establish science, technology, innovation parks

December 14, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora has said has said that the federal government would establish science, technology and innovation parks across the country. Mamora, who said this when he declared open a 2day stakeholder’s workshop on the development and management of Science and Technology Parks, Wednesday in Abuja, explained that technology foresight initiative provides suitable Read More

Yuletide: FG rehabilitates 24,000km of roads nationwide, identifies 17 interstate routes for repairs

December 13, 2022 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

Ahead of this year’s Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, the federal government has embarked on repairs and rehabilitation of 24,000km of roads nationwide to ease traffic and movement of goods and services during the yuletide. Also, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has also identified 17 interstate economic routes corridors for repair works including the Abuja-Keffi-Makurdi adding that contractors were Read More

FG flags off grant disbursement for vulnerable in Nasarawa

December 9, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The federal government, Friday, flagged off disbursement of cash grant for the vulnerable groups in Nasarawa state. Speaking at the official flag off of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) Nasarawa state chapter, at the City Hall Lafia, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouk, said the intervention was to uplift the vulnerable Read More

Poverty: The FG/governors blame game

December 8, 2022 Mustspha Baba 0

My attention has been drawn to the recent blame game between Nigerian government and state governors with regards to exacerbating artificial multidimensional abject poverty dragging pauperised Nigerians, especially rural communities, deeper into tough row to hoe. Baba writes from Azare, Bauchi state via [email protected] 08149712150

FG announces date for opening of Second Niger Bridge

December 7, 2022 Admin III 0

Ahead of 2022 yuletide season, the Federal Government has announced a date for the opening of the Second Niger Bridge. The Federal Controller of Works in Delta, Mr Jimoh Olawale, on Wednesday said the new Second Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic on December 15. He however, said that the bridge would be opened for only 30 days. According to Read More

End fuel scarcity, price hike now, Labour tells FG

December 6, 2022 Admin III 0

The organised labour in Nigeria has called on the federal government to urgently end the current fuel shortage as well as hike witnessing across the country. A press statement jointly signed by Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Festus Osifo as NLC President and TUC President respectively, said government must fix the challenges rather than giving excuses. The movement lamented that despite Read More

FG’s successes in MSMEs sector now template for others – Osinbajo

December 5, 2022 Segun Odunewu Lagos 0

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government has been able to address key challenges faced by Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria while recording significant gains for socioeconomic development. According to the Osinbajo, it also provides a template for supporting the sector as could be used by governments and other stakeholders globally. Osinbajo stated this while speaking Read More

Energy sector to provide 1m jobs by 2060 – FG

November 30, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

The Statistician General, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Prince Semiu Adeyemi Adeniran, has said the energy transition programme that cut across all area of the economy would secure job opportunities for almost a million out of job applicants by 2060. He stated this Tuesday when giving his keynote speech during a two- day national workshop on Energy Statistics with theme: Read More

Pension assets hit N14.9trn as government borrows N8trn

November 30, 2022 Admin III 0

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has said that ñbbjnjvalue of pension fund assets has increased to N14.59 trillion as at the end of October, 2022. This is a 7.20 per cent or N909 billion increase when compared to N13.6 trillion, as at January 2022. PenCom stated this in the monthly pension report that captured the assets under management by Pension Read More

Why FG keyed into Sukuk bond – DMO

November 29, 2022 Admin III 0

The Debt Management Office (DMO) has disclosed that its Sukuk bond offerings are designed to improve the road infrastructure, develop the financial market and also promote financial inclusion. The Director-General of the DMO, Patience Oniha, who spoke in Abuja recently, said the bond provides the opportunity to raise that quantum of funds just for roads and bridges. She spoke against Read More

Peace, security: FG’s commitment to build youth’s capacity unprecedented – Official

November 18, 2022 Bashir Mohammed Kano 0

The federal government has expressed determination to sustain the tempo of building the capacity of the youth so that they could be included in the search for peace. It disclosed this at the opening of a two-day Capacity Development Workshop on National Action Plan on Youth Peace and Security, organised by Actionaid in conjunction with Disputes Resolution and Development Initiative Read More

Power supply: FG secures $170m loan from French agency

November 14, 2022 Admin III 0

The federal government has said it secured a loan of $170 million from the French Development Agency to be used to facilitate the transmission of transformers from Siemens under the Presidential Power Initiative (PPI) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. This was stated by the Minister of Power, Abubakar Aliyu, during the inspection of transmission projects in the FCT Read More

Half salaries: Varsity lecturers not casual workers – ASUU

November 9, 2022 Admin III 0

The leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the response of the Nigerian government to the demands of the union since its suspension of an eight-month strike in October. Members of the union were paid half salaries for the month of October. The Ministry of Labour and Employment, while defending the payment, stated that the payment Read More