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Sallah: FG Declares Oct. 6, 7 Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday 6th and Tuesday, 7th of October, 2014 as Public Holiday in commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah Celebration. Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria, congratulated the Muslim Faithful and enjoined them to support, ... Read More »

FG To Rehabilitate, De-Radicalize Surrendered Boko Haram Members – Omeri


The Federal Government said yesterday that it will soon commence the process of rehabilitating and de-radicalizing all the Boko Haram members that have surrendered their arms and weapons in the last one week. The Coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, who made this known while giving an update ... Read More »

If FG Is Sincere, Crushing Boko Haram Cannot Take More Than 30 Days – Sen. Ndume


Senator Mohammadu Ali Ndume (PDP, Borno South) has said that the federal government has the ability to end the Boko Haram insurgency in 30 days, including rescuing the Chibok schoolgirls, if it is determined to do so. The senator, who made the assertion at the daily sit-out session of the ... Read More »

Boko Haram’s Surrender More Important Than Shekau Death – FG


Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government was more interested in members of the insurgent group, Boko Haram, laying down their arms than in the confirmed death of its leader, Abubakar Shekau. Maku was speaking with State House Correspondents at the end of the ... Read More »

Amnesty International’s Torture Report On Nigeria Police, Military Mischievous, Baseless – FG

military torture base in North

The Federal Government on Tuesday dismissed as baseless, a recent report by Amnesty International, accusing the police and the military of routinely torturing women, men and children using a wide range of inhuman methods. The Chairman, National Committee Against Torture, Dr. Samson Ameh (SAN), who dismissed the allegation at a ... Read More »

National Awards: Ango Abdullahi, Fred Agbaje, Others Thumbs Down List


A cross section of Nigerians yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s decision to honour the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the service chiefs and the acting Inspector General of Police with National Awards. ACM Badeh, Chief of Army Staff,Major General Kenneth Minimah,Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin,Chief of ... Read More »

FG Not Doing Enough To End Boko Haram Insurgency – Catholic Bishops


The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has accused the Federal Government of doing very little to put an end to the rising insecurity and the unending killings in the country. The Bishops, who issued a statement during their Second Annual Plenary in Warri, Delta State, said the meeting has daily ... Read More »

FG Approves N147.4bn For Benin-Ore, Lokoja-Benin Roads, Others


The Federal Government on Wednesday okayed the sum of N147.4bn for two major roads, the‎ Benin-Ore and Okene-Benin expressways. The approval was granted at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The breakdown of the projects includes the execution of Phase II, dualisation of Lokoja-Benin Road Section I, II, III and ... Read More »

It’s Too Late For Amaechi To Stop FG Intervention In Rivers Schools, Says Wike


Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has said the Federal Government’s intervention in Rivers State’s schools is not a recent development. Reacting to a statement by the Rivers State Government warning the FG to stay away from its schools, Wike said Governor Rotimi Amaechi erred, adding that the call ... Read More »

Ebola: Presidential C’ttee Warns Against Mass Gatherings As FG, NMA Agree On Sept. 22 Resumption Date


The Federal Government and the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have harmonised positions on the September 22 resumption date for schools yesterday. NMA said the date set for the resumption of schools by the Federal Government was acceptable and that pupils should resume in order not to feed into what it ... Read More »

Ebola: Rivers Yet To Receive FG N200m Assistance Fund


The Rivers State Government has said it is yet to receive any monetary assistance from the Federal Government following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the state. But the Lagos State Government, which first recorded the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country over two months ago, had ... Read More »

Adamawa Guber Poll: Prepare For Violent Surprise From Boko Haram – Security Expert Tells FG, INEC


A security expert and public affairs analyst, Brig-Gen. Ayo Ojo (retd.), has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Federal Government to prepare for a violent surprise by Boko Haram ahead of the October 11 Adamawa State governorship by-election. He said the election was a constitutional requirement which could ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: FG Needs Time To Do A Proper Job – Gen. Useni

ACF chairman, Jerry Useni

Former FCT Minister now national leader of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, Lt-Gen. Jeremiah Useni (retd), has called for calm and support for the federal government as it seeks to explore the best option in rescuing the remaining 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram about five months ago. Ge. ... Read More »

ANCOPSS Rejects Sept. 22 Resumption Date For Schools


The All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, has expressed concern over the September 22 resumption date recently announced by the Federal Government. The National Secretary of ANCOPSS, Mr. Kevin Nwankwo, who spoke on behalf of the group yesterday, said there has yet to be evidence of any ... Read More »

ACF Warns FG Against Enlisting Ex-Militants Into Army


The pan-northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to reinstate 10,000 retired soldiers to boost the strength of the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency. It, however, warned that ex-Niger-Delta militants should not by any means be considered for enlistment into the army. ... Read More »

Ebola: NMA Faults FG Over Sept 22 Schools’ Resumption Date


The Nigerian Medical Association on Monday faulted the Federal Government’s directive to schools to resume on September 22 as against the former October 12 date. The FG had last Friday announced the new resumption date citing progress made in the effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Aided By Fifth Columnists, Says INC


Apparently disturbed by the worsening security situation occasioned by the reported take-over of towns in Borno State by members of the Boko Haram sect, the Ijaw National Congress has urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to repel the insurgents from Bama, the second largest town in Borno, which ... Read More »

FG Set To Reconnect Borno State To National Grid


The federal government has disclosed that Borno State will soon be reconnected to the national power grid. It said the proposed reconnection came on the heels of an agreement reached between the military and the Federal Ministry of Power on security for engineers, who will repair the vandalised power lines ... Read More »

Ebola: Us Commends FG Response, Seeks Nigeria’s Assistance In Liberia, Sierra Leone, Others


The United States Government on Thursday commended the Federal Government’s response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), even as it called for Nigeria’s assistance to other three most EVD-endemic countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Summons Emergency Meeting Of National Council On Health Sept 1


The Federal Government has summoned another emergency meeting of the National Council of Health over the Ebola Virus Disease, barely a fortnight after the last one was held. The Special Assistant, Media and Communications, to the Minister of Health, Dan Nwomeh, who confirmed the development, said the NCH meeting would ... Read More »

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