Thursday , 28 July 2016

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Abuja-Kaduna Rail Line: Stop Claiming Our Glory, PDP Tells APC


A new crisis may be brewing between the All Progressives Congress-led federal government and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over Tuesday’s commissioning of the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari. While supporters of the APC are claiming the project as an achievement of the Buhari administration, the …

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FG Commences Home Grown School Feeding Programme September

osun school feeding

The Federal Government will kick start its National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in September with 5.5 million school pupils across the country. The National Programme Manager for the scheme, Mrs. Abimbola Adesanmi, made the disclosure at a stakeholders’ workshop on the Ogun State Home Grown School Feeding Programme, held …

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FG Committed To Job Creation, Social Security – Ngige


The Federal Government yesterday reiterated its commitment to provide social security to enhance workers’ welfare. The Director, Trade Dispute and Industrial Relations, Mrs Chinedu Dike, who represented the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, dropped the hint yesterday at the International Trade Union Congress (ITUC-Africa) Regional Conference on “Advancing …

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We’ll Deploy Military Force If Avengers, Other Militants Reject Dialogue – Buratai

Tukur Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday warned that the Army will deploy full military action if the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) and other militant groups in the Niger Delta reject the federal government’s call for dialogue. The federal government has ordered a suspension of all military operations …

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We’re Not In Talks With FG – Avengers


The Niger Delta Avengers, the militant group that has claimed responsibility for several attacks on oil and gas facilities in some states of the Niger Delta, yesterday denied reports that it was in talks with the federal government. The NDA was reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on Thursday that …

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FG, Oil Majors Reach Agreement On Sacked Workers


The Federal Government on Wednesday reached an agreement with some major oil marketers to recall sacked workers as demanded by the sector’s labour unions. This was the outcome of a reconvened meeting between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the Petroleum Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN), …

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FG To Critics: Arms Procurement Report Not Doctored

Lai Mohammed

The federal government yesterday said that the report on the arms deal scandal released on Thursday was not doctored and that what is so far out, is the report of audit for the period 2011 to 2015. There were speculations that the report was doctored after some individuals mentioned as …

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Enough Of The Massacre In Benue State, David Mark Cries Out


Immediate past Senate President, Senator David Mark, has urged the federal government to move swiftly to end the continuing deadly attacks in Benue State by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Scores of persons were recently murdered when armed herdsmen invaded Logo, Turan, Mbagber, Yonov, Tombo, Varser and Anyin in Logo and Ukum …

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Farmers/Herders Clash: FG Planning To Build Ranches, Says Ogbeh

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development-Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government is planning to build ranches for herdsmen as part of measures to address perennial herdsmen/farmers’ clashes, it was learnt. When established, park rangers, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies, would be trained to protect the ranches from being looted by hoodlums. The …

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Oshiomhole Urges Fashola To Fix Failed Portions Of Benin-Okene Road


Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Tuesday pleaded with the Federal Government to fix the failed portions of the Benin-Ekpoma-Auchi-Okene highway, which he noted, has become a nightmare for motorists plying the road. The governor, who made the plea when the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, …

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PFN Issues FG An Ultimatum To Find The Killers Of Female Preacher In Abuja

Eunice Olawale

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) has given the federal government and other relevant authorities a 14-day ultimatum to arrest and prosecute anyone suspected of having a hand in the gruesome murder of late Deaconess Eunice Elisha Olawale in Kubwa, Abuja, on Saturday. The ultimatum came less than 24 hours …

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Ekweremadu’s Persecution, Height Of APC’s Intolerance – PDP

Ike Ekweremadu

The national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government over the trial of the deputy Senate president‎, Ike Ekweremadu, for alleged forgery of the Senate Standing Rules. The Ahmed Makarfi-led caretaker committee described the trial of the deputy Senate president …

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FG Offers Free Surgery To 10,000 “Poor And Needy” Nigerians

Buhari-Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti

The Federal Government yesterday unveiled a health intervention programme that would assist 10,000 poor and needy Nigerians registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, with free surgery. The programme, scheduled to commence on July 18 in 46 health facilities across Nigeria, will also extend free chest and cervical cancer …

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Strike: FG, PENGASSAN Meeting Continues Today


The meeting between the Federal Government and the Petroleum and Natural Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) yesterday ended on an inconclusive note but will continue today. The Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Garba-Deen Mohammad said that the meeting will …

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NCC Confirms N70bn Remittance Into Federation Acccount


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has disclosed that in the last one year it has remitted N70 billion into the Federation Account. This is contained in a statement by the Special Assistant on Media to the chief executive of the commission, Mr Yakubu Musa, released in Abuja on Monday. The …

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Plateau State Gets N14.1bn Loan Approval From FG

Simon Lalong

The Federal Government under the Federal Guarantee Conditional Budget Support Scheme has approved a loan of N14.1 billion to Plateau State government Revealing the information in his office on Monday, the Plateau State commissioner for Finance, Hon. Tamwakat Weli, said the approval was in recognition of the fiscal prudence of …

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“Embrace Dialogue With FG”, S/East Traditional Rulers Urge MASSOB, Others

Traditional rulers

Some traditional rulers from the South-East geo-political zone yesterday appealed to the various youth groups currently agitating for a sovereign state of Biafra, to embrace dialogue with the federal government. The monarchs made the appeal in a communiqué they issued after a workshop in Owerri, the Imo State capital. The …

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Christian Elders Give FG Knocks For Extending Eid-el-Fitri Holidays

National Christian Elders Forum

A coalition of Christians led by the National Christian Elders Forum (NCEF) has condemned the extension of last week’s public holiday by the Federal Government, describing it as a dangerous precedent. It, therefore, urged the government and Islamic leaders, led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, to …

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Environmental Clean Up: PDP Rep Member Knocks Buhari For Deceiving Ogoni People

Fred Agbedi

The member representing Sagbama/Ekeremor federal constituency of Bayelsa State in the House of Representatives, Mr. Fred Agbedi, has questioned the Federal Government’s sincerity to clean-up Ogoni land in Rivers State. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who represented President Muhammadu Buhari, last month flagged off the clean-up of Ogoni land. But Rep. …

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Stop Giving Bailouts To Governors – NUPENG Advices FG


The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Saturday advised the Federal Government against assisting state governments with bailout funds for the payment of workers’ salaries. The union’s South-West Chairman, Mr Tokunbo Korodo, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos gave the …

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