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Dialogue With Avengers Will Lead To Rise Of More Violent Groups, Bayelsa Lawmaker Warns FG

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The only member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Mr. Isreal Sunny-Goli, on Friday warned the Federal Government against any negotiation with the Niger Delta Avengers. Sunny-Goli, who represents Brass Constituency 1, said the militant group does not represent the views or aspirations …

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NLC To FG: Refund Money Used By States To Maintain Federal Roads

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The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to refund money spent by state governments on maintenance of federal roads in the states. The NLC said this would enable the states to settle outstanding workers’ salaries and allowances. At least 27 out of the …

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Pensioners Jubilate As FG Clears 12 Months Pension Arrears

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Pensioners in the country have expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for offsetting 12 months arrears out of the backlog of 42 months arrears of the 33 per cent pension increase owed them. This is just as they urged the government to ensure that the balance of 30 months was …

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FG Committed To Completion Of 2nd Niger Bridge, Zik’s Mausoleum – Fashola

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Monday reiterated the Federal Government’s resolve to completing the second Niger Bridge and Zik’s Mausoleum. Fashola gave the assurance when he visited Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra, to inspect the progress of work on the second Niger Bridge …

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FG Should Deal With Militants As Criminals, Not Dialogue – Shell

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Multinational Oil Company, Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, Nigeria, has kicked against the federal government’s plan to dialogue with militant groups blowing up pipelines in the Niger Delta region. According to the SPDC, militants should be singled out as criminals and treated as such. The company’s view was aired by …

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Buhari Plotting To Use EFCC To Destabilize Ekiti – Fayose

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has expressed concerns over plots by the Federal Government, using the instrumentality of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to destabilize the state with the ultimate aim of illegally impeaching him. SEE ALSO: EFCC Arrests Former NNPC GMD Jide Omokore Gov. Fayose made …

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Why FG Reduced MTN Fine – Minister

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The Federal Government has explained that the reason it reduced the $5.2billion fine slammed on MTN Nigeria was to encourage foreign investments in the country. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, made the disclosure on Sunday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital at an award ceremony in honour of Lekan …

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All Ongoing Projects Will Be Completed In 3 Years – Fashola

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All ongoing projects wil be completed within three years, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola has promised. “The Federal Government of Nigeria and President Muhammadu Buhari have expressed very clear commitment to finish the ongoing and abandoned projects,” Fashola said on Saturday evening after inspecting work at …

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I’m Not In Support Of FG Plan To Establish Grazing Zones – Amosun

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The number of state governors opposed to the federal government’s proposed plan to establish grazing zones across the country increased on Friday with Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, kicking against the idea. The governor was of the opinion that grazing zones should be the private business of cattle …

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FG To Speed Up Work On Four Hydropower Plants – Fashola

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The Federal Government has promised to speed up work on four hydropower plants in order to boost power supply in the country. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), who made the pledge Thursday, listed the hydropower plants where government would speed up work as Gurara hydropower …

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FG Alerts Parents To Existence Of ISIS Indoctrination Mobile App Targeting Children

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The Federal Government has alerted Nigerians to the existence of a newly-launched mobile application developed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) for propagating jihad to children. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who raised the alarm in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, said …

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Odein Ajumogobia Rejects MEND Appointment As Negotiator

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A former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Odein Henry Ajumogobia (SAN), who was named by Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, as one of its mediators in the planned dialogue with the Federal Government, has rejected the appointment. It would be recalled that spokesperson for MEND, …

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APC-Led FG Treating Opposition States Like Political ‘Lepers’ – PDP

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The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) berated the All Progressives Congress-led federal government and President Muhammadu Buhari for the its poor handling of the nation’s economic challenges and marginalization of some states in federal appointments made so far. The chairman of the PDP in Bayelsa, Moses …

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Sultan To Buhari: There’s Hunger In The Land, Nigerians Fast Losing Patience

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The Sultan of Sokoto and spiritual leader of Muslims in the country, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, has called on the federal government to act swiftly to bring about the much desired change promised during the electioneering campaigns because the people are fast losing patience. The Sultan, who decried the …

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403,528 Youths Apply For FG’s N-Power Jobs Scheme In 36 Hours – Presidency

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  The issue of unemployment in the country came to the fore again on Sunday as the Federal Government’s newly launched portal for its N-Power programme, recorded over 403,528 registrations since it opened for applicants on Sunday. The N-Power programme, is a job creation and empowerment initiative of the All …

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Abiola’s Family Demand MKO’s Declaration As President

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Family of the late presume winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief M.K.O Abiola, has called on the Federal Government to declare him the winner and pay presidential entitlements to his family. Alhaji Muritala Abiola, who is the head of the family, made the call on Sunday, during …

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Ekiti Won’t Contribute Counterpart Fund To FG’s School Feeding Programme – Fayose

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Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said much as the school feeding programme proposed by the Federal Government is a laudable idea, the state will not be contributing a dime to it. Governor Fayose said it was wrong of the All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government to ask state …

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Nigerians Will Soon Experience Better Times – Minister

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Sunday said the Federal Government was working diligently toward making life more meaningful for Nigerians through carefully designed projects. Mohammed made the assertion in Lagos at the 8th Alhaji Kafaru Tinubu Memorial Ramadan Lecture the theme: “Supreme Sacrifice and the …

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SERAP Wants FG To Stand Up To “Powerful Oil Companies” To End Niger Delta Crisis

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The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said for the Federal Government to satisfactorily resolve the crisis that has engulfed the Niger Delta in recent times, it must stand up to powerful oil companies, which it claimed have continued to abuse the human rights of the people of the …

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FG To Parley Key Fulani Leaders On Grazing Reserves Policy

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Towards the establishment of grazing reserves for herdsmen across the country, the Federal Government has concluded plans to meet soon with key Fulani leaders to solicit their support for the policy. The grazing reserves are aimed at reducing to the barest minimum, the recurring deadly clashes between herdsmen and farmers …

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