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Federal Character Principle Not Mandatory For NASS Principal Offices, Says FCC

Bukola-Dogara

The Federal Character Commission on Tuesday advised the Federal Government and National Assembly to abide by its principle in the sharing of positions and political appointments. The parastatal, which is under the Presidency, also said henceforth, no funds shall be allocated for capital projects to any Ministry, Department and Agency ... Read More »

Financial ‘Bailout’ To States Buhari’s Display Of Financial Creativity, Compassion – Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the Federal Government’s financial ‘bailout’ to states owing workers’ salaries as the product of President Muhammadu Buhari’s financial creativity. Osinbajo, who spoke in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Saturday, said given the prevailing financial circumstances of the affected states and the plight of ... Read More »

You Can’t Intimidate Us With EFCC, Police, PDP Senators Tell FG

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The Federal Government has been warned by Senators elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party against using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to intimidate them, vowing to resist such attempt. They also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that some people do not use his name to ... Read More »

FG Uncovers 3,000 Police ‘Ghost’ Pensioners

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The Federal Government on Thursday said it had discovered “over 3, 000 supposed police pensioners who had their names on the payroll but did not turn up during the recent verification exercise for police pensioners who retired on or before June 2007”. The feat was achieved through the Pension Transitional ... Read More »

Don’t Misapply FG ‘bailout’ Cash, Ekiti APC Warns Fayose

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The Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress has warned the state governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, against misapplying the bailout cash he received from the Federal Government to settle workers’ salary. The governor had repeatedly said the N2.1bn Ekiti got from the Federal Government was its due share of the ... Read More »

Oliver Twist: Governors To Seek Further Bailout Fund From FG

Abdulaziz-Yari

Despite sharing $2.1 billion dividend paid into the Federation Account by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) company about three weeks ago, indications have emerged that Governors are set to press for another bailout fund from the Federal Government when the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting is convened at the ... Read More »

APC-Led Govt Treating Our Members As Prisoners Of War – PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday lamented that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is treating its members as “prisoners of war”. The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, argued that while the former ruling party had maintained an unwavering stand against corruption, the ... Read More »

Contrary To Insinuations, Bauchi Hasn’t Received FG Bailout Money – Gov Abubakar

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Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State has declared that he has not received any money from the Federal Government to pay the four-month salaries the state government owes civil servants in the state. He stated this on Saturday when the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, and his Emirate council ... Read More »

C/River Gov Slams FG, UN For Ceding Bakassi To Cameroon Without Holding Plebiscite

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Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State on Friday lampooned the United Nations and the Federal Government of Nigeria for ceding the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsular to the Repub¬lic of Cameroon without seeking the consent of the people through a plebiscite. Ayade, who stated this while receiv¬ing the Country Representa¬tive of ... Read More »

A New Nigeria Is Happening – Osinabjo

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared that a new Nigeria is emerging under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari. He stated this during an interactive session he had with Nigerians resident in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on ... Read More »

We Haven’t Received FG’s Bailout Money, Says Ondo Govt

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The Ondo State Government on Friday said it had not received the funds released by the Federal Government as bailout to states to pay outstanding workers’ salaries. The government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Kayode Akinmade, said it only received N2.2bn that accrued to it ... Read More »

‘FG Has Relocated Boko Haram Suspects From Anambra Back To Abuja’ – Ebonyi Gov

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, on Thursday revealed that the Boko Haram suspects relocated to Anambra State have been taken back to Abuja. He was reacting to plans by traders to hold protests simultaneously across the five states of the Southeast geo-political zone. He told journalists during an ... Read More »

Money Laundering: Court Orders Companies Linked With Ex-Gov. Nnamani To Forfeit Properties To FG

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 convicted four companies linked to former governor of Enugu State, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani. The four companies are Rainbownet Nigeria Limited, Cosmos FM, Capital City Automobile Nigeria Limited and Renaissance University Teaching Hospital. The companies, which were alleged to ... Read More »

LNG Money, Ekiti’s Legitimate Earning Not Bailout, Says Fayose

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Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has rejected the notion that the N413.7billion shared from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, NLNG funds by the three tiers of government was a Federal Government bailout to states. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital on Tuesday, Fayose explained that the N2.1billion allocated to ... Read More »

Borno Residents Warn FG Against Negotiating With Boko Haram

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Some residents of Borno on Monday cautioned the Federal Government against rushing into dialogue with the Boko Haram insurgents as a way of ending their violent campaign. Those who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Monday advised government to concentrate on military action against the ... Read More »

Group Rejects FG Plan To Build Nuclear Power Plant In Akwa Ibom

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Plans by the Federal Government to establish a nuclear power plant at Itu Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been rejected by the Akwa Ibom Leaders’ Caucus. Briefing newsmen in Uyo, the state capital at the weekend, Senator Anietie Okon, who spoke on behalf of the caucus, described ... Read More »

Southeast Governors Oppose Transfer Of Boko Haram Suspects To Anambra

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Governors from the Southeast have condemned the relocation of Boko Haram suspects to prison facilities in the zone, particularly the Aguata Prison in Ekwuluobia, Anambra state by the Federal Government. The Governors, who met under the aegis of Southeast Governors Forum on Sunday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, noted ... Read More »

We May Negotiate With Boko Haram If They’re Willing – Presidency

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The Federal Government has declared its willingness to come to the negotiation table with the Boko Haram sect in order to find a lasting solution to the security crisis in the country, if the group is willing. The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, ... Read More »

We’ll Appeal Court Judgment Dismissing Kashamu’s Extradition – FG

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The Federal Government has indicated that it will appeal Wednesday’s judgment of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which dismissed its application for an order to extradite suspected drug baron now Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Prince Buruji Kashamu. The legal counsel from the Federal ... Read More »

Why I Visited Borno, IDPs – Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared the Federal Government’s readiness to resettle those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East part of Nigeria. The vice president, who was in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, currently home to about 1.5 million internally displaced persons on Wednesday, stressed that the ... Read More »