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2016 Budget Padding: Buhari Must Fish Out And Prosecute Those Behind This “National Embarrassment” – Fayose


Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has described the controversial 2016 Budget of the Federal Government as a confirmation that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari were never prepared for governance. “If a government cannot prepare a common budget, it should just be concluded that those in …

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Global Oil Crisis: FG Won’t Accept Job Cuts In Oil, Gas Sector – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment-Chris Ngige-Minister of State-James Ocholi

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr) Chris Ngige has warned that in spite of the global oil crisis, occasioned by a crash in the international price of crude oil, the Federal Government will not accept any job loss in the oil and gas sector. This is just as …

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DSS Foils Syndicate’s Plan To Hack Into TSA, Steal N4.5b


A plot by a syndicate to steal N4.5 billion from the Federal Government’s Treasury Single Account (TSA) has been thwarted by the Directorate of State Services (DSS). The secret police bust the four-man syndicate, which was at the verge of hacking into the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) …

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Anti-Graft Crusade Battle For Nigeria’s Survival – FG

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has vowed not to relent in its battle against corruption, saying the anti-graft campaign is crucial to the survival of the nation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the remark yesterday in Lagos when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of …

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Anyone Saying Chibok Girls Will Return Is Telling Lies, Says Obasanjo ■Takes Swipe At Jonathan, PDP


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described as lies, any assurances by the Federal Government that it would rescue the abducted Chibok girls alive. Obasanjo expressed this view at an event organized by the Staff Club of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Friday. The Chibok girls were abducted by Boko …

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MASSOB Ask FG To Conduct Referendum For Secession Now Or Face Total Shutdown Of S/East, Lagos


The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Thursday, asked the Federal Government to quickly conduct a referendum in the south-east geopolitical zone as a precursor to secession or be confronted with a total shutdown of socio-economic activities in the region and beyond. The group also …

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Maku Tells FG To Monitor State Govts Utilisation Of Monthly Allocations


The National Secretary, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr Labaran Maku, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to monitor the utilisation of monthly allocations by state governments. Maku made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at his country home in Wakama Village of Nasarawa-Eggon …

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Legal Hurdles Stalling Revival Of Ajaokuta Steel Company – Minister


The Minister for Solid Minerals Development, Kayode Fayemi, has said that the Federal Government would need to clear all legal hurdles surrounding the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited before it would begin to function. Fayemi stated this while defending the 2016 Budget proposal of the ministry before the Senate Committee on …

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Senate Asks FG To Immortalize Late Olubadan


The Senate on Thursday adopted a motion asking the Federal Government to immortalize the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Samuel Odulana by naming a national or state monument after him as a mark of honour. The Senate also resolved to send a delegation to condole the family, people and government …

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NLC To FG: Use Recovered Loot To Build Refineries


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has urged the Federal Government to use funds recovered from those who looted the treasury to build refineries in order to meet the country’s energy needs. The organized labour made the call at a stakeholders meeting held in Lagos on fuel subsidy and petrol pricing …

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2016 Budget Deficit: FG Rules Out Tax Increase

Udoma Udo Udoma-Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Government on Thursday ruled out increasing taxes as a way of closing the deficits in the 2016 budget proposal presently before the National Assembly. The N6.08 trillion 2016 budget proposal has a deficit of N1.84 trillion, which is to be financed by a combination of domestic borrowing of …

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Boko Haram Convict, Kabiru Sokoto Accuses FG Of Frustrating His Appeal


Convicted Boko Haram kingpin, Kabiru Umar alias Kabiru Sokoto, has accused agents of the Federal Government of frustrating his efforts to appeal his conviction and sentence. Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on December 20, 2013 sentenced Sokoto to life imprisonment for his role in the 2011 …

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Al-Makura Appeals For More FG Projects In Nasarawa

Tanko Al-Makura

Governor Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to provide more basic infrastructure for the people of the state. The governor made the call when the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatude Fashola, paid him a courtesy visit in Lafia. Al-makura said the …

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No Amount Of Media Or Other Attacks Will Stop Anti-Corruption War – FG

Lai Mohammed

The federal government has vowed to remain focus and not be distracted nor intimidated by powerful forces to abandon or weaken the fight against corruption, which it called a war of survival for the nation. “No amount of media or other attacks will stop the fight. The pseudo-analysts and hack …

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MASSOB Begs FG To Release 23 Members From Detention


The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, pleaded with the Federal Government to release 23 members of the group in detention even as it raised alarm over the antics of its erstwhile leader, Ralph Uwazuruike to take over its headquarters. The group alleged that Uwazuruike, …

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$3.4bn MTN Fine: We’ll Not Accept MTN’s Out-Of-Court Settlement Offer – FG


The federal government appears to be prepared for a long-drawn battle with leading telecoms player, MTN, as it has rejected the firm’s offer of out of court settlement over the $3.4 billion fine slammed on it last October. The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, had in October of 2015 imposed a …

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Global Endorsement Of Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Campaign, A Welcome Development – FG


The Federal Government on Monday welcomed the global endorsement of its anti-corruption campaign, describing it as an incentive to continue with the fight, which it said must be won for the nation to achieve sustainable growth and development. The FG said the acknowledgement of the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari’s …

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Illegal Firearms Possession: Court Orders FG To Produce Dasuki In Court


A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday asked the Federal Government to produce the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, in court unfailingly on February 16 to face criminal charges. The former NSA was absent in court on the resumption of his trial for money laundering and illegal possession …

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Army Panel Report: Ekiti Lawmakers Uncover Alleged Plot By FG To Assassinate Fayose

Ayo Fayose

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has raised the alarm over plans by the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to assassinate Governor Ayo Fayose, if moves to remove him from office fail. The lawmakers at yesterday’s plenary alleged that they had uncovered a plot to use the report of an …

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Lassa Fever: 212 Cases Confirmed In 17 States – FG


212 suspected cases of Lassa Fever have been confirmed in 64 Local government areas across 17 states in the country, the Federal Government said on Monday. The Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole, who disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the Emergency National Council on Health meeting with state Commissioners …

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