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FG wants improved investment by European businesses

June 9, 2018 Admin III 0

  Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has called for improved European investment in Nigeria, saying the country’s business climate is now very attractive and conducive. The minister, who said this at a High-Level Conference on Jobs and Growth in West Africa, which took place in Brussels, added that the present administration had taken steps to Read More

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FG planning to arrest me, withdraws my security aides, Franks cries out 

June 7, 2018 Admin III 0

The outgoing Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has raised an alarm that President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government has concluded plans to arrest and prosecute him for opposing the style of his administration. Already, Frank has alleged that his Police security aides have been withdrawn while a serving Minister is threatening media Read More

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FG: Flouting the rule of law

June 2, 2018 Admin III 0

In spite of its vow to uphold the rule of law, the federal government has been notorious for disobeying court orders in the last three years as ELEOJO IDACHABA reports Since it came into office three years ago, the present administration has been disobeying court orders, in spite of President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise that his government will uphold the rule Read More

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N2.5bn Tatabu bridge repairs for completion June

May 12, 2018 Admin III 0

  The federal government has assured that the Tatabu bridge in Niger state, which is presently undergoing repairs, will be ready for use before the end of next month. It would be recalled that the bridge, located along Tegina-Mokwa-Jebba route, collapsed last year, leading to heavy gridlock on the route, which links the Northern region with the Southern part of Read More

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May Day: Labour leaders disagree on minimum wage

May 5, 2018 Admin III 0

Complains about paucity of funds, lack of political will and the bickering amongst labour leaders on an agreeable amount may frustrate the implementation of a national minimum wage, TOPE SUNDAY reports From Kogi to Katsina states, down to Imo and Ekiti states, including Borno and Edo states, Nigerian workers spoke with one voice last Tuesday. The workers, across sectoral divides, Read More

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Author tasks govt on creative industry, reading culture

April 6, 2018 Admin III 0

The author of Power of Choice, Mrs. Kelicha Ochonogor, has enjoined the federal government to support the creative industry to grow to its full potential. She particularly wants encouragement for book writers by way of recommending their works to schools for use. Ochonogo, who is the author of Darling, It’s Not Working; Understanding the Force of Liberty; Prayer Enhancers; Steps Read More

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FG names Secondus, Metuh, Dokpesi looters

March 31, 2018 Admin III 0

  Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has replied the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the challenge to President Muhammdu Buhari’s administration to name looters under the party’s 16 years rule in the country. In a press statement in Abuja, the minister named the current PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus as one of the looters. He accused Read More

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MAN urges FG not to sign AfCFTA agreement

March 24, 2018 Admin III 0

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has backed the move by the federal government on its refusal to sign the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). MAN frowned at the contents of the agreement, saying that it would not only lead to gross unemployment in the country, but would hasten the collapse of most manufacturing companies in Read More

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We’ve not cancelled PPAs with power sector operators – FG

March 17, 2018 Admin III 0

  Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has insisted that the federal government has not cancelled the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with power sector investors. A statement issued yesterday by Special Adviser, Media & Communications to the Finance Minister, Oluyinka Akintunde, explained that the clarification became necessary in view of media reports that the PPAs signed by the Federal Government Read More

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FG To Train 11,300 North East IDPs in Different Skills

February 14, 2018 Admin III 0

The Federal Government has  revealed plan to train 11,300  Internally Displaced  Persons (IDPs) affected  by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East under the Skill Acquisition Programmes of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). The Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige disclosed this at the inauguration of the programme yesterday in Maiduguri. The minister who was represented by Mr Ibrahim Read More

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FG can no longer take sole responsibility for security of Nigerians – Osinbajo

February 8, 2018 Admin III 0

*Says states’ll not be forced to provide land for colonies Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that the federal government cannot realistically provide security from the centre in view of the country’s estimated 180 million population and the inability to meet United Nations’ standard of one policeman to 400 persons ratio. Speaking at the opening session of the two-day Read More

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FG serves 264m meals under feeding programme —– Akande

February 3, 2018 Admin III 0

The Federal Government has served no fewer than 246.4 million meals to primary school pupils across 20 states under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP). Mr Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Vice President gave the figure on Saturday and explained that it  represented the meals served since  December 2016. According to him,  meals Read More

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FG to strengthen policies on malaria eradication

February 2, 2018 Admin III 0

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, says the Federal Government will strengthen policies and programmes to eradicate malaria and other terminal diseases in the country. A statement by Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu, the Deputy Director of Press in the ministry, quoted Onu as saying this in a statement on Friday. Onu was addressing Prof. Ogbonna Chike of the Read More

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Single unified market will not affect economy – FG

February 1, 2018 Admin III 0

Federal Government has said that the proposed launching of African single trade market would not affect Nigerian economy as adequate measures were being put in place to protect the economy. The Chief Negotiator for Continent Free Trade Area (CFTA), Amb. Chiedu Osakwe, stated this in Abuja on Thursday night at a joint news conference on the outcome of the just Read More

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FG urges Commonwealth Scholars to use skills to develop Nigeria

February 1, 2018 Admin III 0

Federal Government has advised the commonwealth scholars to be a good ambassador of UK and use the knowledge gained towards the development of their home country. The Director of the Federal Scholarship Board, Fatima Ahmad, gave this advice in Abuja on Thursday at a reception by the British Council for members of the Commonwealth Scholarships & Fellowship Plan Alumni network Read More

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FG okays six new private varsities

December 6, 2017 Admin III 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the establishment of six new private universities in some parts of the country. The universities are Admiralty Univerity in Ibusa, Delta state; Spiritan University in Nneochi, Abia state; Precious Cornerstone University in Ibadan, Oyo state; Pamo University of Medical Sciences in Port Harcourt, Rivers state; Atiba University Read More

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FG begins revised import, export guidelines implementation Jan 1 

December 2, 2017 Admin III 0

  As part of effort to enhance ease of doing business in Nigerian, Federal Government is to commence the implementation of the 2017 Revised Import and Export Guidelines in January 2018. The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun said at a sensitization workshop on the 2017 Revised Import and Export Guidelines in Lagos, added that imports already prepared for shipment Read More

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FG reluctant to discuss new national minimum wage – NLC

November 21, 2017 Admin III 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday expressed regrets that the negotiations for a new national minimum wage was yet to commence even as the economic funamentals were changing. NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba who made this known at the ongoing Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council in Yenagoa said that the prevailing economic scenario when the agitation for a Read More

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EDITORIAL: Anambra guber: INEC, FG must get it right

November 18, 2017 Admin III 0

  Today, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will conduct the fifth governorship elections under the present All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government, since 2015. The Anambra State gubernatorial exercise featuring 37 candidates is, therefore, another opportunity for the elections umpire to test-run its readiness for the 2019 general elections. The election to vote a new governor for the Read More

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Niger Delta: Rumble among militants as FG plans to meet Tompolo

November 9, 2017 Admin III 0

Militant groups in the Niger Delta region begins a new row over the alleged secret meeting proposed between the Federal Government led by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs  Pastor Usani Uguru and the Special  Adviser to the President on Niger Delta /Amnesty Coordinator, Brig. Gen. Paul Boroh and the foremost former Militant Leader, ‎High Chief Government Ekpemupolo also known as Tompolo over Read More

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Nigeria exits 90 international bodies – FG 

September 27, 2017 Admin III 0

The federal government has commenced process of de-registering the country from 90 out of the 310 international organizations it has subscribed to, Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, said Wednesday. The minister said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. She said the country pays about $70 million Read More

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FG, Kano partner on Sabon-gari market electricity supply

August 28, 2017 Admin III 0

The federal government and the Kano state government has entered into a partnership to privide regular electricity power supply to the Sabongari market in the state. Managing Director Federal Rural Electrification Agency (FREA), Damilola Ogunbiyi, revealed this at the weekend during a courtesy visit on the Kano State governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje. She said her visit on the governor was Read More

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FG, NASS agree on 60 days for passage of business bills

February 22, 2017 Admin III 0

By Abdullahi M. Gulloma Abuja The federal government and the leadership of the National Assembly have agreed on a 60-day timeline for the passage of the Credit Bureau Bill and Collateral Transactions Security Bill to improve ease of doing business in the country. The decision was reached at an expanded meeting of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council yesterday in Read More