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FG Appoints Ladan Ag. Head Of DPR

Mordecai Danteni Ladan

The Federal Government has appointed Mr Mordecai Danteni Ladan, to oversee the activities of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), a statement posted on the website of the DPR on Monday stated. According to the statement, Ladan is to take over from the former DPR Director, Mr George Osahon, whose ... Read More »

No Iota Of Truth In Alleged Relcoation Of Boko Haram Suspects To Anambra – S/East APC


The South-East zonal chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has described as “blatant falsehood” the alleged plan by the Federal Government to transfer suspected Boko Haram detainees to Ekwulobia Prison in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. The reb*ttal came on the heels of protests by traders and angry ... Read More »

NPS Debunks Rumours Of Planned Transfer Of Boko Haram Suspects To Prisons In Anambra


The Nigeria Prisons Service has dismissed as untrue, rumours that the Federal Government has concluded plans to transfer several Boko Haram suspects to prisons in Anambra State. Commercial activities in the state were grinded to a halt yesterday as traders took to the streets to protest the planned move. The ... Read More »

We Won’t Return To Creeks If Buhari Refuses To Renew Our Pipeline Surveillance Contract – Boyloaf


Former militant leader, Ebikabowei Victor-Ben, popularly known as ‘General’ Boyloaf, has assured that no Niger Delta youth would return to the creeks should Federal Government revoke pipeline surveillance contracts awarded to ex-agitators in the region. Boyloaf, who is one of the beneficiaries of the Goodluck Jonathan administration’s pipeline surveillance contract, ... Read More »

SSANU Threatens Strike Over FG’s Circular To Stop Paying University Primary Schools’ Teachers


The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, on Friday vowed to resist moves by the Federal Government to stop the payment of salaries of teachers of University Demonstration Primary Schools. The union’s National Vice-President, Eastern region, Leku Ador, led members in their hundreds to stage a protest at the ... Read More »

Apapa Gridlock: Ambode Urges FG To Hasten Completion Of Trailer Parks, Roads, Link Bridge

Akinwunmi Ambode

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has urged the Federal Government to ensure speedy completion of trailer parks, adjoining roads and Link Bridge at the Apapa Tin-Can port. Ambode spoke on Thursday during a tour of Apapa area of the state as part of efforts to find a lasting solution ... Read More »

NLC Was Never Consulted On Proposed Removal Of Fuel Subsidy – Wabba


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Wednesday denied lending its support to the planned moves by the Federal Government to remove fuel subsidy. A section of the media had reported during the week that President Muhammadu Buhari might remove fuel subsidy to free up more funds for cardinal programmes of ... Read More »

Rights Abuses: FG Institutes Probe Into Amnesty’s Allegation Against Military

PMB-Service Chiefs

The Federal Government has instituted an investigation into the allegations leveled against the Nigerian military by the Amnesty International. This is contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Bulus Lolo and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in ... Read More »

FG’s Financial Condition Worse Than States – Oshiomhole • Blasts Okonjo-Iweala For Failing To Save For ‘Rainy Day’

Adams Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has described the Federal Government’s financial standing as “worse than the states”. Speaking during a Channels Television programme on Monday night ‘View from the top’, the governor disclosed that even the FG was struggling financially. About 18 states owe workers salaries while many others ... Read More »

Edo Dep Gov. Asks FG To Fix Erosion Threatened Fugar-Agenebode Road


Edo Deputy Governor Pius Odubu on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate the Fugar/Agenebode road being threatened by erosion. Odubu made the appeal when he spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria in Igiode, Etsako East Local Government Area of the state. On the belief in some quarters ... Read More »

Don’t Cancel Amnesty Programme, Ex-militant Leader Begs Buhari


Ramsey Oyakemeagbegha, an ex-militant leader, has pleaded with the Federal Government to sustain the Amnesty Programme beyond 2015. He made the plea in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Yenagoa on Sunday. Mr. Oyakemeagbegha, who benefited from the third phase of the amnesty programme, stressed the need for ... Read More »

FG Appeal For My Extradition Wrong – Kashamu

Buruji Kashamu

Embattled Senator representing Ogun-East Senatorial District, Prince Buruji Kashamu, has faulted the Federal Government for appealing a court judgment stopping his extradition to the United States for drug-related offences. According to him, it was wrong for the government to have appealed through the Attorney-General of the Federation, when President Muhammadu ... Read More »

LP Rejects Bailout For States Over Unpaid Salaries


The Labour Party has rejected the demand by state governors for a financial bailout from the federal government over their inabilities to pay workers’ salaries. The opposition party said states only needed to look inward to generate enough revenue to pay their workers and depend less on the federal allocations, ... Read More »

FG Shuts Down Benin Airport For Runway Rehabilitation


The Federal Government yesterday said that it will shut down the runway of Benin Airport in Edo State on Saturday, June 20 to Friday, July 10, 2015 for the purpose of repair and maintenance. The Deputy General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Onyekwere Nnaekpe, who ... Read More »

Lagos APC Hails FG For Stopping Pipelines Surveillance Contract With OPC


The All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State chapter, has hailed the Federal Government for discontinuing the oil pipeline surveillance contracts, which the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan awarded the Odua Peoples Congress. The OPC had on Monday announced that it would withdraw its men from guarding all Nigerian ... Read More »

Speaker Dogara Seeks Stable House

Yakubu Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said a stable House is necessary for a Federal Government that is responsive to the yearnings of Nigerians. Dogara spoke while receiving the caucus of Zamfara State in the House, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja ... Read More »

Don’t Place Ban On Ogogoro, Local Gin Producers Beg FG


Producers of local gin, known as Ogogoro, under the aegis of Okwagbe Distillers Union, Delta State, have appealed to the Federal Government not to ban the production of the alcoholic drink. Following the death of more than 60 persons in Rivers State last week over the consumption of the local ... Read More »

Ezekwesili Seeks Urgent Rehabilitation Of Boko Haram Victims

BBOG-Oby Ezekwesili

The #BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) advocacy group has called on the federal government to commence the process of rehabilitation, resettlement and re-integration of Boko Haram victims in the Northeast, who have been reported to be suffering from various types of trauma. Speaking during the daily sit-out of the group yesterday, its co-convener ... Read More »

Maiduguri Airport To Reopen For Commercial Operations Friday – Borno Dep Gov

Maiduguri International Airport

Close to two years since it was shut down as a result of persistent Boko Haram attacks, the Maiduguri International Airport is set to come alive again following the Federal Government’s approval for its re-opening. Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, who made this known on Tuesday, said ... Read More »

Ministers Lack Powers To Approve Payment For Contracts – FG Tells MDAs

Federal Secretariat, Abuja

The Federal Government has declared that under the Public Service Rules, no minister has the power to approve payment for contracts during their tenures in office. The clarification follows reports of squabbles in some ministries where Permanent Secretaries and Directors have refused to pay contractors on the directives of out-gone ... Read More »