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FG Re-arraigns Saraki On Amended Charges

Bukola Saraki

The Federal Government on Thursday re-arraigned Senate President Bukola Saraki on amended three charges of alleged false asset declaration before the Code of Conduct Tribunal. He pleaded not guilty to the charges. In the fresh charge, the Federal Government accused Saraki of abusing his office while serving as Governor of …

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Workers’ Day: FG Declares Monday, May 2, Public Holiday

Abdulrahman Dambazau

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 2, as public holiday to commemorate the 2016 Workers’ Day Celebration. Workers’ Day is celebrated every May 1 but the 2016 commemoration falls on Sunday, hence, the declaration of May 2, as a public holiday. The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the …

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Enugu Massacre: S/East Senators Condemn Presidency’s Indifference, Call For Emergency In S/East, S/South Summit


The South East Senate Caucus yesterday arose from an emergency meeting in Abuja with a warning of the imminent danger and possible attack on the unity of Nigeria if the Federal Government fails to urgently address the Enugu massacres by marauding Fulani herdsmen. The caucus not only condemned the attack, …

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FG To Install Trackers On Petroleum Tankers Over Fuel Diversion To Chad, Cameroon – Kachikwu

Ibe Kachikwu

The Federal Government has blamed unscrupulous dealers for the lingering fuel scarcity in some parts of the country, vowing henceforth, trackers would be installed on trucks to monitor criminal diversion of petroleum products from the points of distribution. The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, made this known yesterday …

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Nigerians Will Soon Feel The Impact Of Buhari’s “Silent” Approach To Resolving Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes – Lai Mohammed

Buhari-Lai Mohammed

As Nigerians bemoan the perceived indifference of the Federal Government to the frequent deadly attacks allegedly being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen across many states, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that government is working “silently” towards finding a lasting solution to the problem. Mr. Mohammed made …

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FAAC: FG, States, LGs Share N299.7b For March


The sum of N299.7 billion has been shared between the Federal Government, states and local governments as revenue for March, 2016. The sum is N37.8bn less than the N338.765bn shared for February. The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Mahmud Dutse, made this known while addressing journalists at the end …

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FG’s Failure To Fulfil N5,000 Campaign Promise To Vulnerable Nigerians Responsible For Boko Haram Loans – Reno Omokri


A former Special Adviser to immediate past President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, has blamed the federal government for the recent disclosure that Boko Haram is luring unsuspecting youths by giving them loans as a bait for membership. The Army headquarters in a statement on Wednesday alerting …

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TUC To FG: Set Up C’ttee To Review Minimum Wage


The Trade Union Congress (TUC) Monday called on the federal government to set up a tripartite committee that will look into the national minimum wage and review it. The National President of the Congress, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, made the call in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital while declaring a …

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Nigeria Reassures International Community Of Commitment To Human Rights

Abubakar Malami-AGF

The Federal Government has reassured the international community of its utmost commitment to human rights in the conduct of all her affairs including the counter insurgency operation against Boko Haram in the Northeast. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) gave the reassurance when …

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FG Concerned About Chibok Girls But No Time Line For Return, Says Osinbajo


The Federal Government yesterday said it cannot put a time frame on the rescue of the Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram exactly two years ago today. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said this in Abuja yesterday at a ‘Roundtable on Vulnerable People in Insurgency and other Conflicts in Nigeria’, organized …

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FG Borrows N600bn Annually To Augment Payment Of Salaries – SGF

Babachir David Lawal-SGF

The federal government borrows an average of N600 billion annually to augment payment of workers’ salaries, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation David Lawal Babachir, disclosed on Tuesday. Mr. Babachir made the disclosure at the opening ceremony of the 63rd General Church Council (GCC) of Evangelical Church Winning …

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TUC Gives FG 14 Days To Fish Out Killers Of UNIPORT Student


The Rivers State chapter of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, has urged the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, set up a probe panel to unravel the identity of the killer of a final year student of the University of Port Harcourt during Monday’s protest against fees’ hike …

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FG: ‘Soft Approach’ Will Counter Boko Haram Insurgency

Boko Haram

The Federal Government on Monday said that “soft approach” was required to win the ongoing fight against insurgency in the country rather than relying only on the “hard approach”. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno said this on Monday in Abuja while launching Nigeria’s “De-radicalisation Programme Guide”. Mr. Monguno’s …

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ASUU Blasts FG, Vows To Resist Increment In Petroleum Products Prices


The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) has vowed to resist any increment in the prices of petroleum products. The union, which made its position known at a “State of the Nation” press briefing on Monday in Abuja by its National President, Dr Nasir Isa, said such increment would …

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FG Empathizes With Nigerians Over Fuel Scarcity, Vows To Normalize Situation

fuel scarcity

The Federal Government has empathized with Nigerians on the hardships imposed on them as a result of the lingering fuel scarcity across the federation. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, said that the government was aware of the suffering of …

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FG Denies Reports Of $50m Ransom Demand For Chibok girls

BH-Chibok Girls

The Federal Government on Sunday debunked media reports that Boko Haram is demanding $50 million from it as ransom before releasing the abducted Chibok school girls. According to the report, the radical Islamist sect purportedly showed a video clip of some of the Chibok girls to government intermediaries, in which …

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Ex-OSOPADEC Chief Commends FG’s Decision To Revisit Olokola Project


A former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olusola Oke, has commended the Federal Government’s decision to revisit the Olokola Free Trade Zone. The OKFTZ, with a Liquefied Natural Gas project as its major component, was meant to be a world class player in the oil …

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FG Ban Ministers, Others From Flying First Class


In a bid to cut costs in the face of dwindling revenue, the Federal Government yesterday banned Ministers and permanent secretaries from traveling first class on any airline. The ban also affected chairmen of federal government committees, as well as chairmen and chief executives of parastatals and agencies. The directive …

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NIS Recruitment Tragedy: FG Gives Automatic Employment To 105 Candidates


The Federal Government has given automatic employment to 105 candidates and relatives of the ill-fated 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment as compensation for those that died and sustained injuries during the exercise. This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of …

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Nigeria’s Food Import Bill Very High – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari-Prime Minister of Denmark-Lars Rasmussen

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the federal government’s commitment to significantly reduce the very high bill for importation of food products to Nigeria. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Rasmussen, on the sidelines of the 4th Nuclear Security Summit in Washington DC, Mr. Buhari …

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