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APC Planning To Instigate Political Crisis – Presidency • Says Ex-Militants Threat Of War Personal Opinions


Ahead of the February general elections, the Federal Government has raised the alarm over plans by the All Progressives Congress to instigate political crisis in the country should President Goodluck Jonathan emerge the winner of the presidential poll. Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty ... Read More »

Fashola Accuses FG Of Diverting SURE-P Money To Fund Jonathan’s Campaign


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of diverting Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, money for the funding of President Gooodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaigns. Fashola made the allegation at a rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC in Badagry area of the state. The governor, ... Read More »

Linking Jonathan With Insurgency Illogical, Says Minister


Minister for Special Duties, Alhaji Kabiru Turaki, said on Saturday that it was illogical to link the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents to the Federal Government. Turaki said this while speaking at the PDP Presidential Rally held in Maiduguri. He described individuals peddling such romour as “most unpatriotic”. “It ... Read More »

After Seven Months Of Blackout, FG Reconnects Borno To National Grid


After close to one year in total blackout, the Federal Government has finally reconnected Borno State to the national electricity grid. This comes on the heels of the issuance of a 48-hour ultimatum by the Minister of State for Power, Mr. Mohammed Wakil, to officials of the Transmission Company of ... Read More »

N87 Fuel Pump Price, Mere Tokenism, Too Meagre, Says APC


The All Progressives Congress has accused the Federal Government of “making a show out of deceit by its so-called fuel price reduction”, saying a 10.3 per cent slash in the price of petrol (from N97 to N87) is “a mere tokenism at a time the price of crude oil has ... Read More »

Nigerian Workers, Drivers, Commuters In Enugu Laud FG Over Reduction In Petrol Price


The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some drivers and commuters in Enugu State on Monday commended the Federal Government over the reduction of petrol pump price from N97 to N87 per litre. They said the pump price reduction would make life easier for Nigerians. The state’s Chairman of NLC, Chumaife ... Read More »

Blame 36 State Govs For Lingering Judiciary Workers’ Strike – FG


The Federal Government on Monday put the blame for the ongoing nationwide industrial action embarked on by judiciary workers at the doorstep of the 36 state governors. The striking workers, under the aegis of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUJ, grounded activities in the courts at all levels to ... Read More »

Redeem Your Pledge Of Compensation – Sokoto Post-Election Victims Beg FG


Over one hundred and five (105) people whose property were destroyed during the 2011 post-election crisis in Sokoto State, have appealed to the Federal Government to redeem the pledge made to them in good time. This is just as the FG has announced it has released N3 billion for onward ... Read More »

Slash Fuel Price, Oyo APC Tells FG


The Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has demanded from the Federal Government, an immediate reduction in the pump price of petroleum products in view of the crash of the price of crude oil in the international market. In a statement issued in Ibadan on Sunday by ... Read More »

NSCIA Lampoons FG For Abstaining From UNSC Resolution On Palestine


The highest decision making body for Muslims in the country, the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), yesterday condemned the Federal Government for refusing to vote in favour of independence for Palestinian State. It would be recalled that the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for ... Read More »

EFCC Arraigns Two For Attempting To Swindle Ogbeha


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday arraigned the duo of Abiodun Akorede (aka Kwesi John Mensah) and Sherif Olaseni Ajaga (aka Rowland Komolafe) before Justice H.U. Baba of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, for criminal conspiracy and attempt to obtain money under false pretences. According ... Read More »

2015 Election: How FG Intends To Use DSS To Weaken Opposition – APC


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over the plan by the federal government to use the security agencies, especially the Department of State Service, DSS, and the Police, to harass and intimidate the opposition with a view to weaking it ahead of the 2015 elections. In a ... Read More »

Govt Playing Politics, Not Doing Enough To Rescue Chibok Girls – Falana


A leading women’s rights activist and lawyer, Mrs. Funmi Falana, has accused the Federal Government of playing politics with the abduction of over 200 Chibok girls from Borno state. She also decried the Federal Government’s inability to secure the freedom of the girls over 8 months after they were abducted ... Read More »

The Rich Don’t Pay Tax In Nigeria – NLC


In spite of the introduction of austerity measures by the Federal Government, the Organised Labour says the rich have continued to evade tax. Mr Peter Ozo-Eson, the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), said in Lagos on Sunday a great percentage of the affluent and the propertied class ... Read More »

FG Suppressing Audit Report Of ‘Missing’ $20bn Oil Money –APC


The All Progressives Congress has accused the Federal Government of trying to suppress the audit report on the alleged missing $20bn oil money. The party said the deadline for the release of the report, which was set by the government itself, had “come and gone”. The allegation that the huge ... Read More »

FG Owes Lagos N51bn, Hasn’t Executed Any Project In The State Since 1999 – Ambode

Akinwumi Ambode

The Lagos State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi Ambode, has claimed that the Federal Government is indebted to the state to the tune of N51bn just as he alleged that there has been no meaningful federal project in the state since 1999. He, therefore, called on Lagosians ... Read More »

Security Challenges: IBB Commends FG, Security Agencies


Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida (retd), has commended efforts of the Federal Government and security agencies in tackling insurgency and other security challenges confronting the nation. Babangida, who has been silent on national issues since his return to the country from a medical checkup in Germany over a month ago, ... Read More »

FG Declares Public Holidays For Christmas, New year


The Federal Government has declared December 25 and 26, 2014, as public holidays to mark Christmas and Boxing Day Celebrations. Also declared as a public holiday is January 1, 2015 to commemorate the New Year. The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who made the declaration on Thursday in Abuja, enjoined all ... Read More »

Fuel Scarcity: FG To Meet PENGASSAN Officials Wednesday


The Federal government will meet officials of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, Wednesday, in an attempt to resolve issues surrounding the ongoing strike by members of the union. The president of the union, Francis Johnson, disclosed this in a telephone interview on Monday. “Government ... Read More »

Why US Training For Nigerian Soldiers Was Cancelled – FG

Nigerian Army-US Seal

The federal government yesterday revealed that the training of Nigerian soldiers by the US military was cancelled due to the absence of some logistical components needed for the training. According to the Nigerian government, the US trainers depended on Nigerian military hardware, which is currently deployed in the North-East to ... Read More »