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How FG, States Shared N6.21tn From ECA In 4 Years – Okonjo-Iweala


The Federal Government last night released details of how it shared N6.21tn from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) with the 36 state governments between 2011 and 2014. The Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, released the breakdown in response to a demand by the Nigeria Governors Forum that she should ... Read More »

Keyamo Steps Down As EFCC Prosecutor In Ex-Gov. Sylva’s Corruption Case

Festus Keyamo-Timpire Sylva

Radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo, has withdrawn as prosecuting counsel in a case of corruption proffered against former Governor of Bayelsa State and All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Chief Timipre Sylva by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. It would be recalled that the former governor was docked alongside his ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Oil Marketers, FG Reach Truce, To Commence Lifting And Distribution Of Fuel


The face-off between oil marketers and the Federal Government came to an end on Monday as the marketers resolved to immediately mobilize to ensure restoration of normal supply of petroleum products throughout the country “in six hours”. This was sequel to a meeting between the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream ... Read More »

FG Will Resolve Challenges In Health Sector – Minister


The Federal Government says it is making proactive efforts to resolve challenges in the health sector. The Minister of Health, Dr. Khaliru Alhassan, announced this when he inaugurated Berith Specialist Hospital in Suleja. Represented by the Director of Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. David Atura, the minister said ... Read More »

Power Generation At All Time Low, Situation May Worsen – FG

Godknows Igali-Namadi Sambo

The Federal Government on Friday in Abuja raised alarm over dwindling and epileptic electricity supply across the country. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Power, Mr Godknows Igali, made this known after a meeting with Vice-President Namadi Sambo to State House correspondents in Abuja. Igali, and Prof. Chinedu Nebo, Minister of ... Read More »

FG Committed To Security, Welfare Of Corps Members, Says NYSC DG


The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Johnson Olawumi, has reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to the welfare and security of corps members across the country. Olawumi stated this on Tuesday at the NYSC permanent orientation camp in Wamakko, headquarters of Wamakko Local Government of Sokoto State when ... Read More »

FG unveils plan to build N300m hostel for flood disaster victims


The Federal Government has unveiled plans to construct two blocks of hostels in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, valued at N300m to provide shelter for victims of the 2012 flood disaster in the state. The project, which has a six months completion period, is to be replicated in the 22 ... Read More »

Dimka Coup: Students’ association seek state pardon for late J.D Gomalk

J.D Gomwalk

The National Association of Ngas Students on Thursday demanded for a national pardon for late J. D. Gomwalk, a former Military Governor of the defunct Benue-Plateau State. Ann Suwa, NANGS President, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Pankshin, Plateau, urged the ... Read More »

We Are Leaving Solid Economic Legacies For The Incoming Government – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

Although she recently disclosed that the federal government borrowed money to pay workers salaries, the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said yesterday that the Jonathan administration was leaving some solid economic legacies for the incoming Buhari government. The minister insisted that “the allegations ... Read More »

Okonjo-Iweala To APC Govs: FG Not Responsible For Your Inability To Pay Workers’ Salaries


The Federal Government on Wednesday rejected the claims by some governors that it was responsible for their inability to pay their workers’ salaries. It said the governors of such states should instead take the blame for the development in their states because they were told through the Federation Accounts Allocation ... Read More »

FG Downgrades Asaba Airport Over Safety Concerns

Asaba Airport

The Federal Government has downgraded the Asaba Airport over the failure of Delta State Government to put in place safety and security measures at the airport, an Assistant Director, Press and Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu,​ said Tuesday in Abuja. Mr. Odaudu said with the downgrading, the airport ... Read More »

Subsidy Claims Controversy: FG, Oil Marketers Reconcile, Promise End To Fuel Scarcity


An amicable resolution to the fuel scarcity problem, which has been biting hard in most parts of the country for some weeks now seems to have been reached following a meeting between Federal Government officials and Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria on Monday. The meeting, presided over by the ... Read More »

Oil cartel holding Nigeria to ransom – Okonjo-Iweala

Finance Minister & Coordinating Minister of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Federal Government on Sunday urged oil marketers to be patriotic in their decisions by considering the interest of Nigerians who are always at the receiving end of their actions, noting that they should not hold the country to ransom with their actions. The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, ... Read More »

Subsidy: FG Pays N500bn To Oil Marketers In Five Months – Okonjo-Iweala

Okonjo-Iweala speaking

The Federal Government on Thursday said it had so far paid oil marketers N500bn within the last five months as fuel subsidy. This was contained in a statement by Mr Paul Nwabuikwu, the spokesperson to the Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Giving a breakdown of the amount paid so ... Read More »

Don’t Mistake My Magnanimity For Cowardice – Jonathan Tells Buhari • Says I Remain In Charge Till May 29


Less than one month to the May 29 hand-over date, the Federal Government and President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) have clashed over claims the latter’s utterances and actions betrayed him as running a parallel government at a time President Goodluck Jonathan is still fully in charge. Minister of National Planning, ... Read More »

FG Warns Nigerians Against Jungle Justice For Boko Haram Members


The Federal Government has advised Nigerians against meting out jungle justice or lynching of suspected terrorists instead, such cases should be reported to relevant authorities. The advice was contained in a statement issued and signed by coordinator of the National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri. Omeri expressed worry over the ... Read More »

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays


The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Friday​, ​April 3​,​​ ​and Monday​, ​April 6​,​ as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations respectively. The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration in a statement issued on his behalf in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary of the ... Read More »

FG Has Deployed 600 ‘Saboteurs’ To Foment Trouble In Six States – APC Campaign

APCPCO-Garba Shehu

As the nation prepares to vote for a new president on Saturday, March 28, the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Council has alleged a “sinister and desperate plan by the Federal Government to deliberately engineer trouble in six Nigerian states in order to avert the imminent defeat on ... Read More »

Emir Sanusi Insists ‘Missing’ $20bn Issue Not Yet Sufficiently Addressed


Immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria now Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, has said that the issues surrounding the alleged missing $20bn oil money have not been adequately addressed by the Federal Government. Sanusi, who is now referred to as Muhammadu Sanusi II, had last year while ... Read More »

Don’t Ignore Boko Haram/ISIS Alliance, BBOG Cautions FG


The #BringBackOurGirls advocacy group has cautioned the Federal Government against treating with levity, Boko Haram’s reported allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The group, therefore, urged the government to probe the implications of the alliance and to work hard to frustrate such a deadly collaboration. The BBOG ... Read More »