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Boko Haram: We’ll Defend Nigeria’s Territorial Integrity To The Last Mile, Says FG


The Federal Government has assured that it will not allow any part of the country to be used as centre for an experimental terror state in West Africa. Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, gave the assurance in Abuja on Monday while addressing officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence ... Read More »

Flood: Gwagwalada Residents Count Losses, Seek FG Assistance


Victims of Friday’s heavy downpour which ravaged many parts of Gwagwalada Area Council in the FCT on Sunday called on the Federal Government to assist them. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent who visited some of the affected areas reported that the rainstorm destroyed over a hundred houses, rendering ... Read More »

Adamawa, Borno Elders Meet, Seek Lasting Solution To Insurgency

Abubakar Shekau

A group under the aegis, Northern Adamawa and Southern Borno Elders, has urged the Federal and the state governments to find lasting solution to the recurring attacks in the areas. The Chairman of the steering committee, Sen. Paul Wampana, made the call at the maiden meeting of the group in ... Read More »

Ebola: Obasanjo Commends FG, Lagos On Containment Measures

Babatunde Fashola

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended the efforts of the Federal and Lagos State Governments in curbing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country. The ex-president noted that if the same measure of quick response had been applied to rescuing the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, perhaps the story ... Read More »

Ebola: Obanikoro Hails Fashola, FG

Babatunde Fashola

The Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has applauded the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) for the state’s responsiveness and collaboration with the Federal Government in tackling the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak since it was first reported in July. Obanikoro, who hails from Lagos, also lauded the commitment ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Approves N200m For Lagos, U.S Govt Donates 30 Body Scanners


The Federal Government has approved the release of N200 million to the Lagos State government towards assisting it in the campaign to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the ... Read More »

Ebola: FG takes Hand Washing Campaign To Parks, Markets In FCT

ebola campaign

The Federal Government on Monday took its hand washing campaign and sensitization on Ebola Virus Disease to the ever-busy Wuse market and Jabi Motor Park in the FCT. The Minister of Water Resources, Mrs. Sarah Ochekpe, who spoke in Pidgin English, urged the people to wash their hands regularly with ... Read More »

‘Transform Nigeria, Stop Promoting Politics Of Religion’


Governor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Ameachi, has urged the Federal Government to effectively transform Nigeria and stop promoting the politics of religion in the midst of peace loving Nigerians. Amaechi said the country is currently operating at disadvantaged level of power supply ... Read More »

NMA Demands Reinstatement Of Sacked Resident Doctors


The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) yesterday called for the unconditional reinstatement of sacked resident doctors and the immediate withdrawal of the circular suspending residency training programme. The President of the association, Dr Kayode Obembe, who made the call while briefing newsmen in Abuja, urged the Federal Government to find a ... Read More »

FG Dismisses Report Of Indian Doctors’ Forced To Treat Ebola Patients

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The Federal Government on Tuesday dismissed the report that some Indian medical doctors claimed they were forced to treat some Ebola patients in a private hospital in Abuja. The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, who addressed journalists in Abuja said report about doctors’ claim were false. He said the report was misleading and ... Read More »

FG Re-Awards Abandoned N5.6bn Mangu Dam Project


The Federal Government has re-awarded contract for the construction of the Mangu Regional Water Dam in Plateau, Mrs Olivia Dazyam, the state Commissioner for Information, said on Wednesday in Jos. Briefing newsmen shortly after the weekly State Executive Council meeting, Dazyam said the project was re-awarded at the cost of ... Read More »

We’re Not Afraid Of Plans By FG To Probe Kano Finances, Says Kwankwaso

Rabi'u Kwankwaso

The Kano State Government has reacted to the alleged moves by the Federal Government to beam its searchlight on the state’s finances, saying it is prepared for every politically motivated onslaught by President Goodluck Jonathan. The state Commissioner of Information, Nuhu Abubakar, who made this known in an interview, said ... Read More »

Ex-Militants Protest Exclusion From Amnesty Programme, Demand Payment Of Arrears Of Allowances


Some former militants in Edo and Delta, who were not captured in the third phase of the amnesty programme by the Federal Government, have protested their exclusion from the programme. Their protest is contained in a petition addressed to the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta and ... Read More »

Osun Election: EU Urges Aregbesola To Seek Legal Redress On Security Clampdown


PRESS RELEASE The European Union Election Monitoring on Sunday tasked the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, to use all legal instruments available to challenge the alleged arbitrariness by the security agencies drafted to the state by the Federal Government. The EU Election Monitoring Group Coordinator, Paul Edwards, gave this ... Read More »

FG Has Spent N3.5 Billion On Rehabilitation Of Zaria-Funtua-Kaura Namoda Rail Line – Senator


The Federal Government has spent over N3.5 billion on the rehabilitation of the Zaria-Funtua-Kaura Namoda rail lines, Sahabi Ya’u, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, said on Saturday. Mr. Ya’u told journalists in Kaura Namoda, Zamfara, that government was doing its best to make transportation easier for the people ... Read More »

FG Asks Ogoni For Forgiveness Over Non-Implementation Of UNEP Report

Ogonis-UNEP Reports

The Federal Government yesterday asked the people of Ogoni ethnic nationality in Rivers State for forgiveness following its inability to begin the full implementation of the recommendations of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The government admitted that the Hydro-Carbon Pollution Restorations Project (HYPREP), which it established in 2012 to ... Read More »

Jakande To FG: Don’t Set Nigeria On Fire

Lateef Jakande

The first civilian governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, has advised those in position of authority to be wary of actions that could lead to chaos in the country. Alhaji Jakande bemoaned the “militarisation of democracy” tactics employed by the Federal Government in Ekiti State and now Osun, describing ... Read More »

Nasarawa: Maku Absolves FG From Plot To Impeach Governor


The Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, said the Federal Government was not behind the impeachment saga in Nasarawa State. He also said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would not be intimidated by the antics of the governor to evade justice “by instigating violence in the state”. The minister spoke at ... Read More »

Ebola: S/West Governors Meet, Strategize On How To Curb Spread


Southwest Governors met yesterday in Lagos State on how to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following the death of a nurse, the first Nigerian victim, on Tuesday. The meeting, which held at the Ikeja Office of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), was ... Read More »

FG Approves Upgrade Of Work On Second Niger Bridge

Second Niger Bridge

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Wednesday said the Federal Government has approved the upgrade of work at the second Niger Bridge. According to a statement by his spokesman, Umar Sani, the vice president made the disclosure while receiving a delegation of elders from Delta and Edo States at the Presidential ... Read More »

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