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Fashola To FG: Use Missing $20bn To Provide 20,000mw Of Electricity


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has told the Federal Government to recover the purportedly missing $20bn and use the money to fund projects that would generate 20,000 megawatts of electricity. He made this known on Thursday during the inauguration of Addo – Kekere, Lagbasa and Ajah Badore roads in ... Read More »

FG Assures World Economic Forum Participants On security


The Supervising Minister of National Planning Commission, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, on Thursday assured delegates to the forthcoming World Economic Forum that the Federal Government would ensure their security. Yuguda, who gave the assurance at news conference in Abuja, said the forum would hold between May 7 and May 9 in ... Read More »

Jonathan’s Presence At Kano Rally Loud Statement To Terrorists – Maku


The Federal Government on Wednesday rose to the defence of President Goodluck Jonathan, saying his presence at a Peoples Democratic Party’s rally in Kano State on Tuesday was a loud statement to terrorists that they could not succeed in their bid to stop government from doing what it is supposed to ... Read More »

Don’t Extend Emergency Rule In N/East States – Senator To FG


The Senator representing Yobe North Senatorial District, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday urged the Federal Government not to further extend the one-year state of emergency it imposed on three northeastern states due to the activities of insurgents in that part of the country. The emergency rule which was imposed on ... Read More »

Ijaw Youths Urge FG To Take Drastic Action Against Terrorism Sponsors


The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) of Bayelsa on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to adopt a proactive and drastic action against sponsors of terrorism in the country. The council, in a statement in Abuja by its spokesman, Mr Eric Omare, said the strategy should be aimed at preventing further loss of ... Read More »

Abuja Bomb Blast: APC Calls For National Security Summit, Decries Attempt By PDP To Implicate Opposition


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the atrocious bomb blast that left 71 people dead in Abuja on Monday, with a call to the Federal Government to urgently convene a national stakeholders’ security summit to help find a lasting solution to the spate of mindless killings in the country. ... Read More »

Herdsmen/Farmers Clash: FG Inaugurates Technical C’ttee On Grazing Reserves


The Federal Government on Friday inaugurated a technical committee on grazing reserves in Nigeria. According to the government, the committee would work out modalities for establishing additional grazing reserves across the country to forestall future clashes between herdsmen and farmers. It also mandated the committee to produce a report on ... Read More »

Corruption: Mugabe Did Not Denigrate Nigeria More Than Jonathan And His Cohorts – CNPP


Despite the protest by the Federal Government to sweeping allegations of corruption leveled against Nigerians by Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has advised President Goodluck Jonathan to look inward and address the message rather than castigating the messenger. The National Publicity Secretary of CNPP, ... Read More »

Abuja Court Rules ‘Online’ Terrorist Must Face Terrorism Charge


A suspected ‘online’ terrorist, Muktar Ibrahim [aka Abu Sabaya], who sympathizes with activities of the Boko Haram sect, must answer charges of terrorism brought against him by the Federal Government, an Abuja Federal High Court has ruled. The presiding judge, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, while dismissing a no-case submission filed by ... Read More »

ASUP’s Planned Protest Mere Propaganda, Says Wike

Nyesom Wike

The planned ‘massive protest’ by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) slated to hold next week in Abuja to attract Federal Government’s attention to the plight of polytechnic lecturers, who have been on strike for over six months, has been described by the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, ... Read More »

GDP Rebasing: Enough Of This Choreographed Distraction – APC To FG

GEJ-Lai Mohammed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as an orchestrated distraction and a mindless public relations gimmick, the ongoing hullabaloo surrounding the rebasing of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), which its current proponents say puts the country as the largest economy in Africa, ahead of South Africa. In a statement ... Read More »

FG Rejects Mugabe’s Corruption Statement, Summons Head Of Chancery To Register Protest


The Federal Government summoned yesterday the Zimbabwean Head of Chancery, Stanley Kunjeku, over remarks credited to President Robert Mugabe, which depicted Nigerians as corrupt. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Kunjeku in Abuja to protest against Mugabe’s comment. The Permanent Secretary Dr Martin Uhomoibhi, described Mugabe’s comment as “vitriolic and ... Read More »

Illegal Use Of Soldiers: Call Obanikoro To Order, Lagos Lawmaker Tells Presidency, PDP


Deputy Whip of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rotimi Abiru has called on the Federal Government and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to call to order, the Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musliu Obanikoro. The Lagos lawmaker made the call on Thursday in reaction to the alleged illegal ... Read More »

FG Requires N30bn To Complete East-West Road – Minister


The Federal Government needs N30bn to complete the East-West road project. The Supervising Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr Darius Ishaku, said this when he received members of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme sub-committee on the East-West road. Ishaku said in spite of the budgetary provision and funds from the ... Read More »

Orosanye Report: FG Approves Merger Of Aviation Agencies, Scraps NAPEP, FRC


The Federal Government has accepted the recommendation for the scrapping the National Poverty Eradication Programme, NAPEP, and the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, FRC. This is contained in a Government White Paper on the recommendations of the Presidential Committee on the Restructuring and Rationalisation of Government Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies in Abuja ... Read More »

Atiku Spreads Awareness On Ebola Disease, Calls For Vigilance


Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has urged the Federal Government and Nigerians to take the necessary precautions to ensure that the Ebola virus, EVD, does not find its way into the country. Writing about the disease on his blog, Atiku said it had claimed the lives of no fewer ... Read More »

Nyako: Why We’re Opposed To Extension Of Emergency Rule In Adamawa


Following the Borno-Yobe People’s Forum opposition to any attempt by the Federal Government to extend the emergency rule in the North-East due to terminate on April 19, the Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako and his Borno State counterpart, Kashim Shettima, have called for a review of the security strategy in ... Read More »

Nigeria: FG, World Bank Collaborate To Fight Youth Unemployment – Wogu

emeka wogu

The Federal Government is collaborating with the World Bank to fight youth unemployment in Nigeria. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, announced this in Enugu at the Special Day of National Directorate of Employment at the 25th Enugu International Trade Fair. He described skill acquisition as an effective and ... Read More »

Al-Makura Decries Massacre Of Herdsmen, Calls For Review Of Military Operation In Nasarawa


Gov. Umaru Al-makura of Nasarawa State has called on the Federal Government to review the military operation in the state to guide against civilian casualties. Al-makura made the call when he paid a condolence visit on the paramount ruler ‘Osana of Keana’ Emmanuel Elayo, over the killing of herdsmen on ... Read More »

Create More Job Opportunities, NLC President Tells FG


The President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Abdulwahed Omar, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to create more job opportunities in the country. The NLC president, who was speaking with journalists in Abuja, noted that there was no country in the world with with zero level of unemployment. According to ... Read More »

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