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Group Vows To Oppose FG’s Plan To Sell Refineries As Scrap

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The Federal Government has been advised to make the refineries function at a minimum of 70 per cent of installed capacity (450,000 barrels per day) before selling them off to private investors. A civil society coalition, “Bring back out refineries”, said there is more to the issue of privatization of ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Steps Up Surveillance On Entry Points

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The Federal Government said it has put all entries into Nigeria on red alert after confirming the death of a Liberian man who was carrying the Ebola virus. The man died after arriving at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Tuesday, in the first Ebola case in Africa’s most ... Read More »

FG To Offset Medical Bills Of Kaduna Bomb Blast Victims – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said yesterday that the federal government has promised to offset the medical bills of all the injured victims of Wednesday’s twin bomb blasts in Kaduna State. The North West Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alhaji Musa Ilallah, said the payments will be made as soon ... Read More »

Ex-Kaduna MILAD, Dangiwa Umar Warns Against Suspecting FG For Buhari Attack

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Former military administrator of Kaduna State, Colonel Dangiwa Umar (retd) has described as unpatriotic, suspicions in some quarters that the federal government was behind Wednesday’s suicide bomb attack on the convoy of former head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari (retd). Dangiwa, who made this known in an interview with Daily ... Read More »

Eid-el-Fitri: FG Declares Monday, Tuesday Public Holidays

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, 28 and Tuesday 29 public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-fitri Salah celebration. The FG in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja through the Ministry of Interior, said the minister, Abba Moro, enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual ... Read More »

FG Cautions Parents Not To Allow Children Participate In Rally To Mark 100 Days Of Chibok Girls Abduction

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Following the proposed rally by the #BringBackOurGirls protesters to commemorate 100 days since over 200 girls of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents, the federal government yesterday cautioned parents and guardians against releasing their children and wards to take part in the rally. ... Read More »

$1bn Loan: Arrangement Is Long Term, Involves Super Powers – FG

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The Coordinator of the National Information Centre (NIC), Mr Mike Omeri, has explained that the proposed $1 billion loan the Federal Government is seeking, will not be given to in cash form. Omeri said the loan is an arrangement involving governments and is not uncommon among world powers. He said: ... Read More »

NSCIA Tackles FG Over Use Of Security Apparatus For Persecution

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R), RECEIVING A REPORT FROM THE SULTAN OF SOKOTO, ALHAJI SA'AD ABUBAKAR III, DURING THE MEETING OF NIGERIAN SUPREME COUNCIL FOR ISLAMIC AFFAIRS WITH MR PRESIDENT JONATHAN IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (26/3/14).

The umbrella body for Muslims in the country, National Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NCSIA), has called on the federal government to avoid using Nigerian security apparatus for persecution. The body was reacting to reports that the Maiduguri International Airport, which was purportedly closed, was made available to a prominent ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: Abike Dabiri Berates FG Over ‘Very Slow’ Response

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The member representing Ikorodu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives and chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday berated the Federal Government over what she called a “very slow” response to the abduction of over 200 school girls in Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents on ... Read More »

FG Denies Knowledge Of 63 Women’s Escape From Boko Haram Den

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The Federal Government has denied knowledge of the reported escape of 63 women out of 68, purportedly abducted over a week ago from three villages around Chibok, Borno State, by Boko Haram members. The coordinator of the National Information Centre, Abuja, Mr Mike Omeri, stated this on Monday while briefing ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: ICC To Slam FG With Criminal Negligence Charge This Week

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The International Criminal Court of Justice in The Hague, has finalized plans to serve the Federal Government with charges of criminal negligence or over its inability to rescue the over 200 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok on April 14, 2014, anti-corruption crusader, Dino Melaye has said. Melaye, who is a member ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Well Trained And Equipped To Fight Boko Haram – FG

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The Federal Government on Monday said it had enough equipment to fight and curtail the activities of Boko Haram. The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, said this at a news conference in Abuja. He said contrary to insinuation in some quarters that insurgency elements had more sophisticated weapons, the ... Read More »

Osun Guber: FG Trying To Cripple My Administration – Aregbesola

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Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has raised the alarm over the Federal Government’s plan to cripple his administration before the August 9 gubernatorial election. Speaking during an open-house session, tagged ‘Gbangbadekun’, where he met with the grassroots people, the artisans, market women among others in Ijebu-Jesa, Oriade Local Government, ... Read More »

144 of 486 Northern Travellers Arrested In Abia Freed As FG Debunks Report Of Fresh Mass Abduction In Borno

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The Federal Government Wednesday, said that 144 of 486 intercepted travellers to Abia State, have been released. The coordinator, National Information Centre, Mr Mike Omeri, stated this yesterday while briefing the press on the current security situation in the country. He said one of the suspects connected with Boko Haram ... Read More »

Senate Urges FG To Name HYPPADEC Secretariat After Late Senator Kuta

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The Senate, on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to name the secretariat of the Hydro Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) after late Sen. Dahiru Kuta. The Senate also resolved to send a delegation to condole with the family of the deceased, the people and government of Niger. The resolution ... Read More »

Boko Haram Willing To Exchange Chibok Girls For 70 Detained Members, Amnesty

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Indications emerged yesterday that Boko Haram is willing to release the over 200 abducted Chibok schoolgirls in exchange for 70 of its members in detention. The sect is also asking the federal government to give amnesty to its members. A lawyer close to the terrorist group, Hajiya Aisha Wakil, told ... Read More »

Again FG Assures Airport Remodelling Exercise Won’t Be Abandoned

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The Federal Government has again assured that no project captured in the ongoing remodelling of airports across the country would be abandoned. The Supervising Minister of Aviation, Mr. Samuel Ortom, gave the indication at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, shortly after an inspection of the ongoing remodelling work on ... Read More »

Baraje Counsels FG On Quick Release Of Chibok Girls

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A former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, has urged the Federal Government and the terrorist group, Boko Haram to ensure that they arrived at an agreement to ensure the release of abducted students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State. This is ... Read More »

Nyako, Presidency Face-Off Gets Messier As FG Freezes State Government Accounts

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He might be a former Naval Chief and brilliant military strategist but Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State may be fighting the battle of his life presently as the Federal Government has frozen all bank accounts being operated by the state government. This is even as he is facing impeachment ... Read More »

Stolen Property: FG Withdraws Charges Against Mohammed Abacha

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The Federal Government on Wednesday withdrew charges of receiving stolen property worth N100.38 billion against Mohammed Abacha, son of the late military dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha. The money is believed to have been stolen by the late maximum ruler from 1993 to 1998, when he was head of state Several billions ... Read More »

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