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National Awards: Ango Abdullahi, Fred Agbaje, Others Thumbs Down List

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A cross section of Nigerians yesterday faulted the Federal Government’s decision to honour the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the service chiefs and the acting Inspector General of Police with National Awards. ACM Badeh, Chief of Army Staff,Major General Kenneth Minimah,Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin,Chief of ... Read More »

FG Not Doing Enough To End Boko Haram Insurgency – Catholic Bishops

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The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria has accused the Federal Government of doing very little to put an end to the rising insecurity and the unending killings in the country. The Bishops, who issued a statement during their Second Annual Plenary in Warri, Delta State, said the meeting has daily ... Read More »

FG Approves N147.4bn For Benin-Ore, Lokoja-Benin Roads, Others

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The Federal Government on Wednesday okayed the sum of N147.4bn for two major roads, the‎ Benin-Ore and Okene-Benin expressways. The approval was granted at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The breakdown of the projects includes the execution of Phase II, dualisation of Lokoja-Benin Road Section I, II, III and ... Read More »

It’s Too Late For Amaechi To Stop FG Intervention In Rivers Schools, Says Wike

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Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has said the Federal Government’s intervention in Rivers State’s schools is not a recent development. Reacting to a statement by the Rivers State Government warning the FG to stay away from its schools, Wike said Governor Rotimi Amaechi erred, adding that the call ... Read More »

Ebola: Presidential C’ttee Warns Against Mass Gatherings As FG, NMA Agree On Sept. 22 Resumption Date

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The Federal Government and the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) have harmonised positions on the September 22 resumption date for schools yesterday. NMA said the date set for the resumption of schools by the Federal Government was acceptable and that pupils should resume in order not to feed into what it ... Read More »

Ebola: Rivers Yet To Receive FG N200m Assistance Fund

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The Rivers State Government has said it is yet to receive any monetary assistance from the Federal Government following the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the state. But the Lagos State Government, which first recorded the outbreak of the deadly virus in the country over two months ago, had ... Read More »

Adamawa Guber Poll: Prepare For Violent Surprise From Boko Haram – Security Expert Tells FG, INEC

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A security expert and public affairs analyst, Brig-Gen. Ayo Ojo (retd.), has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Federal Government to prepare for a violent surprise by Boko Haram ahead of the October 11 Adamawa State governorship by-election. He said the election was a constitutional requirement which could ... Read More »

Chibok Girls: FG Needs Time To Do A Proper Job – Gen. Useni

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Former FCT Minister now national leader of the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP, Lt-Gen. Jeremiah Useni (retd), has called for calm and support for the federal government as it seeks to explore the best option in rescuing the remaining 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram about five months ago. Ge. ... Read More »

ANCOPSS Rejects Sept. 22 Resumption Date For Schools

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The All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, has expressed concern over the September 22 resumption date recently announced by the Federal Government. The National Secretary of ANCOPSS, Mr. Kevin Nwankwo, who spoke on behalf of the group yesterday, said there has yet to be evidence of any ... Read More »

ACF Warns FG Against Enlisting Ex-Militants Into Army

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The pan-northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has lauded the Federal Government’s plan to reinstate 10,000 retired soldiers to boost the strength of the Nigerian Army in the fight against insurgency. It, however, warned that ex-Niger-Delta militants should not by any means be considered for enlistment into the army. ... Read More »

Ebola: NMA Faults FG Over Sept 22 Schools’ Resumption Date

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The Nigerian Medical Association on Monday faulted the Federal Government’s directive to schools to resume on September 22 as against the former October 12 date. The FG had last Friday announced the new resumption date citing progress made in the effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease. ... Read More »

Boko Haram Aided By Fifth Columnists, Says INC

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Apparently disturbed by the worsening security situation occasioned by the reported take-over of towns in Borno State by members of the Boko Haram sect, the Ijaw National Congress has urged the Federal Government to do everything possible to repel the insurgents from Bama, the second largest town in Borno, which ... Read More »

FG Set To Reconnect Borno State To National Grid

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The federal government has disclosed that Borno State will soon be reconnected to the national power grid. It said the proposed reconnection came on the heels of an agreement reached between the military and the Federal Ministry of Power on security for engineers, who will repair the vandalised power lines ... Read More »

Ebola: Us Commends FG Response, Seeks Nigeria’s Assistance In Liberia, Sierra Leone, Others

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The United States Government on Thursday commended the Federal Government’s response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD), even as it called for Nigeria’s assistance to other three most EVD-endemic countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Linda Thomas Greenfield, ... Read More »

Ebola: FG Summons Emergency Meeting Of National Council On Health Sept 1

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The Federal Government has summoned another emergency meeting of the National Council of Health over the Ebola Virus Disease, barely a fortnight after the last one was held. The Special Assistant, Media and Communications, to the Minister of Health, Dan Nwomeh, who confirmed the development, said the NCH meeting would ... Read More »

FG Wastes N3.4bn Monthly On Idle Ajaokuta Steel Mill Workers – AMCON Chairman

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The Federal Government is wasting N3.4 billion monthly on maintaining the Ajaokuta Steel Mill, the chairman of the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON), Alh Kola Belgore, has said. “That is what we are paying for doing nothing monthly currently at Ajaokuta”, he said. Belgore lamented that despite the huge ... Read More »

Looted Funds: FG Dropped Charges Against Mohammed Abacha In National Interest, Says Adoke

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The Federal Government has defended its decision to drop the money laundering charges against Mohammed Abacha, son of a former head of state, late General Sani Abacha, saying the decision was borne out of national interest and not because of selfish motive as being insinuated by some Nigerians. A cross-section of ... Read More »

Reinstatement Of Sacked Resident Doctors Sign Of Goodwill – FG

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The Federal Government has lifted the suspension of Residency Training Programme in all federal hospitals with effect from Thursday, August 28, 2014 even as the appraisal of the challenges in the health sector continues. The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja by ... Read More »

FG Wades Into Anambra, Kogi Border Clashes

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The Federal Government Friday waded into the bloody clashes between oil rich border communities of Anambra and Kogi States, which has led to the death of several people and destruction of property. Towards resolving the dispute, Vice President Namadi Sambo presided over a meeting behind closed-doors and attended by representatives ... Read More »

Nigerians Should Expect Stable Power Supply From Early October – Minister

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The Federal Government on Friday promised that power supply will be stable in the country by October this year. The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, who disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting on power chaired by Vice President Namadi Sambo at the State ... Read More »

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