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N5, 000 Allowance To Unemployed Nigerians To Be Included In 2016 Budget – Minister


The payment of N5, 000 to unemployed Nigerians is being delayed because it was not captured in the 2015 budget, the Federal Government on Wednesday said. The Minister of Youth and Sports, Barr. Solomon Darlong, who stated this during a visit to the All Progressive Congress national secretariat in Abuja, ... Read More »

Buhari Won’t Stifle Free Speech, Regulate Social Media, Says Minister


The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Monday assured that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government would not gag freedom of speech by seeking to regulate the Social Media or abridging the rights of the citizens. He gave the assurance in Lagos while meeting with a cross ... Read More »

I Never Said FG’ll Write Off Bailout Fund Or Give States Moratorium – Amosun


Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Saturday denied reports that he said the federal government will write off the bailout fund extended to some states of the federation. “I was quoted out of context. I never said the federal government was going to write off the bailout fund”, the ... Read More »

‘Fuel Subsidy Killing Nigeria’s Economy’ – Oil Magnate


An oil magnate, Chief Tony Onukeme, has urged the Federal Government to remove all forms of subsidy on petroleum products. Chief Onukeme made the call in Awka, Anambra State on Friday. He said the subsidy regime had contributed greatly to the underdevelopment of the nation’s oil sector and had led ... Read More »

FG’s Plan For Zero-Based Budgeting In 2016 Will Block Financial Leakages – Minister

Minister of Budget and Planning-Udoma Udo-Udoma

The Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udoma Udo-Udoma Wednesday said that the Federal Government’s plan for zero-based budgeting from next year would block all financial leakages and bring accountability into government spending. He stated this at an even to commemorate the 2015 Evaluation year declared by the UN as ... Read More »

Sultan Of Sokoto Advises On How FG Can Tackle Scourge Of Terrorism In Northeast


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alh. Sa’ad Abubakar, on Tuesday highlighted steps that should be taken by the Federal Government to tackle the scourge of terrorism in the country. The Sultan explained that part of the steps include rebuilding the socio-economic life of citizens, particularly those living in Northeast, where the ... Read More »

We’ll Tackle Cartels, Illegal Miners Hindering Solid Minerals Development – Fayemi


Illegal miners in the country have been warned to put an end to their illegal activities as the Federal Government is now more than ever, ready to invoke the extant laws to bring them to justice in its bid to diversify the economy. The newly appointed Minister of Solid Minerals, ... Read More »

We’ll Resist FG, Oil Companies’ Plan To Downsize – PENGASSAN


The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has vowed to resist any form of downsizing in the industry by the federal government and International Oil Companies (IOCs). While declaring it is not averse to removal of subsidy on petroleum products, PENGASAN said it will not back ... Read More »

Enugu Yet To Assess Bailout Funds From FG – Ugwuanyi

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the state government have not assessed the bailout funds from the Federal Government. Ugwuanyi, spoke on Tuesday at the flag-off of four major roads in Enugu, said insinuations from some quarters that the state government received the money was false. “We ... Read More »

FG Target 1m Jobs Under Growth And Employment Project


The Nigerian Government targets between 600,000 and one million jobs within the next three years through the Growth and Employment Project. The Director-in-charge of GEM in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Sani Labaran, disclosed in Abuja on Tuesday. Mr. Labaran, who is also the Coordinator of GEM, said ... Read More »

FG To Disburse $2bn ECA To Fund States’ Capital Projects – Fayose


The Federal Government may soon share the over $2 billion remaining in the Excess Crude Oil Account (ECA) to state governments for them to be able to fund capital projects in their states. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state made this known yesterday while featuring on a radio/ television programme ... Read More »

Court Orders FG To Release Ex-NSA, Dasuki’s International Passport

Sambo Dasuki

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Federal Government to release the international passport of the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.) to enable him travel abroad for medical treatment. The Federal Government, yesterday, opposed an application by the former NSA to be allowed ... Read More »

Fuel Subsidy Removal Will Aid FG’s Anti-Corruption War – Ndoma-Egba

Victor Ndoma-Egba

The Federal Government must put an end to fuel subsidy regime if it is desirous of recording any major success in the anti-corruption campaign, the immediate past Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has said. Ndoma-Egba, who was the senator representing Cross River Central Senatorial District, told journalists in Calabar on Monday ... Read More »

Amnesty: Ex-Militants Monthly Payment Up To Date, Says FG • Sets Up 24hr Call Centre


The Nigerian Government has said all monthly payments to ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme are up to date. This is contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Head, Media and Communication, Presidential Amnesty Office, Owei Lakemfa, in Abuja on Friday. According to the statement, the Federal ... Read More »

FG, Britain Responsible For Alamieyeseigha’s Death – Ijaw Youths


Ijaw youths have expressed outrage over the death of the first civilian governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, putting the blame for his demise at the footstep of the Nigerian Government and British authorities. Chief Alamieyeseigha reportedly died of cardiac arrest at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital ... Read More »

Suicide Attempt: Place Okah In Chains During Trial, FG Urges Court


The Federal Government on Tuesday asked Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja, to put the alleged mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombing, Charles Okah, in chains. Mr. Okah, who is standing trial on charges of terrorism alongside Obi Nwabueze, had on October 6 attempted to ... Read More »

FG Begins Probe Of NNPC, NPA, NIMASA, Others Over Naira Remittances

Muhammadu Buhari

The Federal Government has launched investigations into fraudulent practices carried out in government’s revenue generating agencies during the last administration. The probe, this time, is focused on the agencies that remitted naira denominations to the Federation Account instead of the actual dollar revenue. The Governor of the Central Bank of ... Read More »

FG To Ban Rice Importation In Two Years – Yari


Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State said yesterday that the Federal Government will ban importation of rice in the next two years. Yari dropped the hint in a chat with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting on the new policy on agriculture and food sustainability at the ... Read More »

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 »