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NLC Accuses FG Of Foot-Dragging Over Minimum Wage Review


The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Federal Government of dragging its feet on convening a meeting of the Committee on Minimum Wage. The NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, made the accusation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Ozo-Eson said …

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Militant Group Dares Buhari, Vows More Devastating Attacks

Buhari-Niger Delta Militants

A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has threatened more devastating attacks on some upland major oil installations in the region. The militant group made the threat against the backdrop of last week’s meeting between the Federal Government and the Pan Niger Delta Elders, Leaders and Stakeholders …

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FG Reveals Plans To Launch National Carrier In 2017


Nigerians will soon have cause to smile as the Federal Government moves to float a new national carrier next year, the Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika, has said. To ensure smooth take off of the proposed national carrier, the government will next week appoint a transaction adviser. Addressing …

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Our Grievances Over Ceding Of Bakassi To Cameroon, Not N/Delta Oil – BSF Leader


The Bakassi Strike Force, BSF, a militant group that operates in the creeks of Cross River State, on Tuesday expressed a desire to embrace peace if the concerns of Bakassi returnees are addressed under a scheme brokered by international mediators. A leader of BSF, Simply Benjamin, aka “Humble Lion G1” …

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Fashola To Nigerian Engineers: Blames Yourselves For FG’s Preference For Foreign Contractors


Nigerian engineers have themselves to blame for the federal government’s preference for foreign contractors, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said. The minister said Nigerian engineers created the vacuum that led to foreign contractors being the preferred choice for most projects in the country. …

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FG, Labour Hold Fresh Talks Over Minimum Wage Today


Negotiations for a new minimum wage of N56,000 is to take place today between a delegation of the Federal Government and officials of the organized labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The talks will initiate modalities that will guide negotiations for the new …

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FG To Buy Two Additional Satellites For NigComSat At $550m


The Nigerian Government is in the process of buying two additional satellites for the Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComSat), the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed. The satellites are to cost a whopping $550million, the minister said. Shittu disclosed this on Saturday while speaking with newsmen at the end …

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PDP Thanks APC Govs For Accepting Responsibility For Economic Woes

Ahmed Makarfi

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thanked the All Progressives Congress, APC, for accepting responsibility for the nation’s economic woes. This is just as it advised the APC-led Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the ailing economy. The spokesman of the PDP …

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Chibok Girls Release: What We Know So Far

chibok girls

Earlier, twenty-one of the over 200 abducted Chibok girls were released by Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The schoolgirls had been kidnapped in April 2014 from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno state. Their fate after the kidnap wasn’t known until they appeared in a video released by the jihadist …

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Reps Urge FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Kidnapping


Over the recent kidnapping incidents that have been occurring nationwide, the House of Representatives has expressed its worry over the alarming rate. Lawmakers have urged the federal government to declare a statement of emergency over the issue. The representatives observed that the rate of kidnapping in Nigeria escalated tremendously in the …

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Killer Herdsmen Should Be Treated As Criminals Sultans Charges FG


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said herdsmen, who kill in whatever guise, are criminals and must be treated as such. The Sultan, who asked the Federal Government to prosecute killer herdsmen without further ado, maintained that the frequent clashes between farmers and herders were not …

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National Assembly Ready To Support Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War


A consultant to the National Assembly, Mr. Victor Walsh, yesterday, said the legislative arm of government is ready to support the anti-corruption efforts of the Federal Government. The consultant made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja against the backdrop of …

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Anti-Terror Group Urges Federal Government To Ban Islamic Movement Nationwide

Islamic Movement

The Federal Government has been called upon to outlaw the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as a precautionary measure against the emergence of a more deadly terror group. This followed the recent order by the Kaduna State Government declaring the IMN an “unlawful society”. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria also …

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Dialogue With Militants Hasn’t Collapsed – Kachikwu


The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has dismissed as false, speculation in some quarters that the Federal Government is working against the people of the Niger Delta region. This is just as he pointed out that the Federal Government has not pulled the plugs on ongoing dialogue with …

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FG Demands $406.75m From Shell, Subsidiary Over Alleged Crude Oil Theft

Royal Dutch Shell Company

The Federal Government is demanding $406.75 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited and its subsidiary, Shell Western Supply & Trading Limited, over alleged crude oil theft. The amount, according to court documents presented in Lagos on Tuesday, represents the shortfall of the money the multinational oil firm paid …

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DHQ To Militants: Don’t Take Military’s Peaceful Disposition To Dialogue For Granted


The Defence Headquarters has promised to abide by efforts of the Federal Government to dialogue with militants but warned that attacks on military formations in the Niger Delta will be met with decisive actions. A statement by its spokesman, Rabe Abubakar, reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Armed Forces to …

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FG Has So Far Spent N73bn On Road Projects Nationwide, Says Fashola


The Federal Government has so far spent N73 billion on road projects across the country, this is according to the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN). Mr. Fashola disclosed this at the 22nd National Council of Works meeting in Katsina, yesterday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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No Going Back On Grazing Reserves – FG


The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country to bring an end to incessant deadly clashes between herders and farmers. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, made this known yesterday when he received a delegation from Tabital Pulako …

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FG Cancels Plan To Build 10,000 Primary Health Care Centres


Indications emerged on Thursday that the 10,000 primary health care centres to be built by the Federal Government across all senatorial zones in the country, may no longer be feasible. This indication was given by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who explained that the ambitious project was canceled …

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FEC To Decide Fate Of National Assets – Minister

Minister of Information and Culture-Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said the Federal Government was yet to take a decision on the proposal to sell some of its national assets. The National Economic Council had last Thursday backed the National Economic Management Team’s plan to immediately inject more funds …

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