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Carry Out Detailed Investigation Of Boko Haram’s Source Of Weapons, TUC Tells FG


The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has advised the Federal Government to carry out detailed investigation of the sources of arms for the Boko Haram sect and step up intelligence gathering in order to stamp out insurgency in the country. The Congress in a statement signed by its President, ... Read More »

FG To State Position On Volkswagen Emission Scandal This Week – SON


The Federal Government will state its position on the Volkswagen (VW) emission scandal this week, Dr Joseph Odumodu, the Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has said. Odumodu, who made statement on Sunday in Abuja in an SMS to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the relevant ... Read More »

FG Gets $2.3bn US Assistance To Fight Extreme Poverty


The fight against extreme poverty received a significant boost with the Federal Government signing a $2.3billion assistance agreement with the United States Agency for International Development. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. The agreement ... Read More »

Committee On Proposed National Carrier Submits Report To FG


The Federal Government on Friday received the report of a 13-member committee it set up in August to come up with a document on the establishment of a national carrier. According to the government, the report contains recommendations that will guide it as it works towards establishing a national airline ... Read More »

Independence: Return Arabic Ajami Script To Naira Notes – MURIC Tells FG

Naira notes

As Nigeria celebrate her 55th Independence anniversary on Thursday, the Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has called on the Federal Government to immediately return the Arabic Ajami script removed from the nation’s naira notes by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). MURIC Director, Prof. Isiaq Akintola, made the call on Wednesday ... Read More »

Empower CCB With Optimal Powers, NANS Urges FG


The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has called on the Federal Government to strengthen the Code of Conduct Bureau so as to uncover politicians at state and local government levels with false assets declaration. Chairman of the NANS Joint Campus Committee in the state, ... Read More »

FG Plans To Reach 6,000 Megawatts By March 2016, Osinbajo Says


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said the Federal Government had plans to distribute 6,000 megawatts of electricity in the country by the first quarter of 2016. According to a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President, Laolu Akande, Mr. Osinbajo stated this ... Read More »

Olu Falae’s Kidnap: Afenifere Urges Buhari To Implement 2014 Confab Report, Seeks End To Nomadic Cattle Rearing In The South


The apex Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has urged the Federal Government to bring to an end, the nomadic system of rearing cattle to check the alleged criminality being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in rural communities in the land. A communique issued on Tuesday in Akure, Ondo State after the group’s ... Read More »

FG Exempts NNPC, PHCN, 11 Others From TSA


The Federal Government has excluded 13 government agencies from the current Treasury Single Account (TSA) arrangement related to electronic or e-collection and mop up exercise of government funds from commercial banks. A circular exempting the agencies was communicated to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from the Office of the ... Read More »

Kano Gov. Urges FG To Thread With Caution Over Boko Haram Negotiation


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has warned that the Federal Government must be careful in its resolve to negotiate with the dreaded Boko Haram sect. Ganduje, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, expressed the fears that government might end up not talking with ... Read More »

NEC Approves Refund Of N535.5b To States For Maintaining FG Roads

NEC Meeting

Another round of financial lifeline is to be enjoyed by states following the Federal Government’s decision to share N535.5 billion – being reimbursement of the cash spent on maintaining federal roads across the country. The decision was taken at yesterday’s National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided over by Vice President ... Read More »

Ugwuanyi Seeks Establishment Of More Federal Agencies In Enugu


Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has appealed to the Federal Government to establish more of its agencies in the state to meet the yearnings of the people. Ugwuanyi made the appeal on Wednesday when the Association of Heads of Federal Establishments in the state paid him a courtesy visit ... Read More »

Buhari Moves To Offset Arrears Of Salaries, Allowances Owed FG Workers


The Presidency has directed Ministries, Departments and Agencies under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government to compile the names of all public service employees who are being owed arrears of salaries and allowances within seven days, so that they can be paid without further delay. The directive was contained in ... Read More »

TSA: No Extension On Tuesday Deadline – FG


The Federal Government has insisted that the deadline for all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to comply with the presidential directive on Treasury Single Account is sacrosanct. In a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press, at the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, Mrs. K.N. Offie, in Abuja ... Read More »

Student’s Electrocution: FG Sends High-Level Technical Team To UNILAG


The Federal Government on Thursday said it had dispatched a high-powered technical team to examine the location where a 300-level Accounting student of the University of Lagos, Oluchi Anekwe, was reportedly electrocuted. The technical team led by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Electricity Management Services Limited, Engr. Peter Ewesor, ... Read More »

Illegal Arms Possession: Dasuki Granted Bail On Self-Recognition


The Federal Government on Tuesday arraigned the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd), before a Federal High Court in Abuja on one count of possession of firearms without license. Following his not guilty plea to the charge, which was said to violate provisions of 27(1)(a)(i) of the ... Read More »

Declare Osun Bailout Amount – PDP Tells Aregbesola

Rauf Aregbesola

The Osun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party has asked Governor Rauf Aregbesola to declare to the people of the state how much his administration is seeking to get from the bailout package approved for states by the Federal Government. The Osun PDP Chairman, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa, said this in ... Read More »

Amnesty Programme: FG Commences Payment Of Allowances To Ex-Niger Delta Militants


The Federal Government has commenced payment of allowances to former militants in the Niger Delta. The Head, Media and Communication of the Amnesty Programme, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said in a statement on Friday, said that the Central Bank of Nigeria began payment of the N65, 000 for each of the ... Read More »

Ondo APC Cautions FG, Banks Against Giving Mimiko Loans


The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has urged banks and the Federal Government not to grant any loan to the administration of Governor Olusegun Mimiko. The party made the call in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Omo’ba Abayomi Adesanya, on Thursday. The Ondo APC asked Mimiko to give ... Read More »

Mining Sector Key To Employment Creation – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday warned that the Federal Government will no longer tolerate illegal mining and other improper activities that had inhibited the growth of Nigeria’s solid minerals sector. He gave the warning after receiving a briefing from top officials of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development led ... Read More »