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

FG assures Nigerians on completion of rail projects

November 4, 2022 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

The Federal Government Thursday assured Nigerians that it will complete all the on-going rail projects across the country. The assurance was given by the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, during 2023 budget defence session, the Ministry had with the National Assembly joint committee on Land and Marine Transportation. Completion of the projects according to him, was premised on collection Read More

Multiple taxation to end as FG harmonises jetty operators’ taxes

November 3, 2022 Suleiman Idris Lagos 0

Multiple taxes paid to regulatory agencies by jetty operators in the Nigerian maritime sector will soon be phases out as the federal government said plans are at an advanced stage to harmonize taxes paid by jetty operators in order to eliminate double taxation and promote the administration’s Ease of Doing Business policy. Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo made Read More

Abuja terror alert: Why government should not downplay the threat

November 2, 2022 Admin III 0

Terrorism is one of the world’s greatest security challenges. Trying to predict it is an important part of the effort to counter terrorism. Intelligence and security agencies around the world occasionally issue warnings about the likelihood of terrorist attacks in certain places. For instance, on 23 October 2022, the US Embassy in Nigeria released an advisory to alert its citizens Read More

Nigeria pioneers a billion-dollar voluntary carbon market

November 2, 2022 Blessing Anaro, Lagos 0

The federal government of Nigeria is pioneering a billion-dollar worth of voluntary carbon market on the African continent. This was made known in a statement by the Office of the Vice President. “It is an innovative climate change solution which will create, over the period of energy transition, millions of new jobs in Nigeria alone, according to estimates of the Read More

Varsity don tasks FG on ICT, digital technology

October 31, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu Kaduna 0

A university don, Professor Muhammed Kabir Isah, Monday, urged Nigeria to embark on education based on Information Communication and Digital Technology, noting that the future of education will not be internet but metaverse. Delivering a lecture at the 2022 National Convention of the Government College Kaduna Old Boys Association (Kadoba), with the theme “Education: The Pathway of Development in Nigeria”, Read More

Where are the 500,000 housing units?

October 27, 2022 Admin III 0

Efforts by the federal government to ensure that housing deficit in the country and the spate of unemployment among young Nigerians and other myriad of problems faced in the country are addressed have been mired in controversy. Often, Nigerians have bemoaned the high economic and social instability pervading the polity which are patent proofs that all is not well, as Read More

FG urges use of STI to boost African economies

October 26, 2022 Binta Shama Abuja 0

The Federal Government has tasked the African regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) to develop Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the benefit of economic growth in the continent. The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora, gave the charge at the closing ceremony of the maiden edition of the African Research and Innovation Read More

FG to revolutionalise mining sector – minister

October 26, 2022 David Agba with agencies 0

The Minister of State for Mines and Steel Development, Gbemisola Saraki, has said the ministry’s vision is to revolutionise the mining sector to attract more foreign investors. She said the expectation of President Muhammadu Buhari for the ministry, included diversification of the economy with a target of a five per cent contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and creating an Read More

FG should assist Kogi flood victims

October 23, 2022 Admin III 0

In Kogi state, it’s apparent that the devastating effects of flooding have left hundreds of people homeless, many dead while billions of naira properties were eroded. Unfortunately, most of the victims are less privileged living from hand to mouth. This implies that the situation has added to their sufferings and as such many lost their lives due to hunger and Read More

FG targets multi-billion naira revenues from helicopters landing platforms

October 19, 2022 Suleiman Idris Lagos 0

To boost revenue into the federal government coffer from the aviation sector, the FG has engaged a service company to collect helicopter landing and take-off charges from over 250 landing platforms across Nigeria. The firm, NAEBI Dynamic Concepts Limited, according to it Managing Director, Mr. Stanley Chike will carry out the service in collaboration with Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Read More

FG laments conflicts in land management, seeks stakeholders’ collaboration

October 18, 2022 Admin III 0

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has noted that there are conflicts in the administration and management of lands between the Federal and State Government, and called for collaboration in the land administration in the country. Fashola, who spoke in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the 27th Conference of Directors of Lands in the Federal, States, Departments Read More

Has FGN lost to SPTCL again?

October 17, 2022 Admin III 0

It seems the Federal Government of Nigeria, FGN, has lost to Sunrise Power Transmission yet again at the International Court of Arbitration, ICC, and exposed to over $500m in damages. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubarkar Malami SAN CON had on November 11, 2021, celebrated on national television confirming that Sunrise Power Transmission Company of Read More

FG restates commitment to Gombe investment drive

October 14, 2022 Auwal Ahmad Gombe 0

Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated the federal government’s commitment to supporting the Gombe state government’s efforts to attract investments. Osinbajo said this while Friday in Gombe speaking at the Maiden Gombe Investment Summit. He said the federal government was committed to supporting policies and reform programmes aimed at diversifying the economy and improving productivity. He noted that the Read More

FG mulls unbundling of NRC for effective service delivery

October 14, 2022 Suleiman Idris Lagos 0

The federal government is considering unbundling the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to make its services more efficient and effective. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, told members of the NRC Governing Board who paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja that NRC “can no longer be the owner, operator and regulator at the same time.” “The private sector is Read More

SERAP drags FG to court over oil theft

October 12, 2022 Admin III 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has said it is taking President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to court over illegal oil pipelines being discovered in the Niger Delta region. In a statement issued via the its twitter handle, SERAP said, “We’re suing the Buhari administration over the discovery of illegal oil pipelines.” Nigeria’s chief executive officer of National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Read More

Afenifere to FG: Allow state security outfits to be equipped with weapons

October 12, 2022 Bayo Agboola Ibadan 0

The Pan Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, Tuesday asked the federal government to allow security outfits set up by state governments to be equipped with requisite weapons. Afenifere stated this in release by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, to condemn the kidnapping of four farmers at the Oyo state government farm settlement in Iseyin last Saturday. Afenifere said in Read More

Estate developer urges FG to review housing policies

October 11, 2022 Admin III 0

An Estate developer, Mr. Efe Igbinosa, has called on the federal government to review housing policies in the country to address deficit in the sector. Igbinosa, who is the Managing Director, Pristine Property Development Company, who said this in an interview in Benin recently, added that private sector involvement in the housing sector should be coordinated as well as encouraged Read More

Why we’re investigating FG’s abandoned property–Reps

October 11, 2022 Tope Sunday with agencies 0

The Chairman of the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee investigating federal government’s abandoned properties, Hon. Gaza Gbefwi, has disclosed that the decision was to correct the mistakes made in the past. Gbefwi, who spoke during at a public hearing recently in Abuja, said the committee investigating the federal government’s abandoned properties in the FCT wants to recover the best of Read More

The making of a consumption budget

October 10, 2022 Jerry Uwah 0

The federal government has once again set for itself a bunch of unattainable economic targets. The 2023 Appropriation Bill is a bewildering compendium of unachievable economic targets which borders on deceitful wishful thinking. The Appropriation Bill portrays a consumption budget which has been the trend in the last seven years. Out of the 20.5 trillion earmarked for federal government services Read More

ASUU, make a tactical withdrawal now

October 9, 2022 Admin III 0

I come in peace. The argument is no longer whether the Federal Government, FG, is funding universities or not; or whether lecturers should be paid better or not; or whether the backlog of salaries will be paid or not. No. It is now between the court and ASUU, should the union fail to comply with the order to return to Read More