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2015 Budget: $78 Oil Price Benchmark Unrealistic – Saraki


Former Kwara State Governor and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, has declared that the $78 oil benchmark being proposed by the Federal Government for 2015 budget is unrealistic. Saraki, who also demanded a full disclosure of the state of the nation’s economy, raised ... Read More »

Release Of Chibok Girls: We’re Keeping Our Fingers Crossed, Says FG

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The Federal Government on Tuesday said negotiations with the Boko Haram sect, which led to a recent ceasefire agreement, is still ongoing. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Muhammed Adoke (SAN), disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of a meeting convened by President Goodluck ... Read More »

Ango Abdullahi, Coomasie Say FG, Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal Gimmick To Return Jonathan In 2015

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Two prominent northern leaders have described the recently announced ceasefire agreement between the Federal Government and the Boko Haram group as a political gimmick to return President Goodluck Jonathan to office by 2015. Making their positions known on the ceasefire deal, Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and former Inspector ... Read More »

Alleged Underfunding: Contractor Lied On Eastern Rail Line’s Project – Transport Minister


The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Idris Umar, said on Thursday that the Federal Government was not underfunding the Port Harcourt-Makurdi rail line project. Umar said this in Enugu while addressing newsmen at the end of the14th session of the National Council on Transport. He said the claims by the contractors handling ... Read More »

ACF Hails FG On Ebola, Calls For Similar Commitment In Fight Against Insurgency

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The pan-northern socio-political organization, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has commended the Federal Government on its feat in containing the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, which earned the country accolades from the World Health Organisation. The Forum, however, urged the Federal Government and Nigerians to commit such zeal and determination ... Read More »

Anti-Coourption Network Give FG One Week Ultimatum To Extradite Kashamu To US


A Non-Governmental Organization, Anti-Corruption Network, has given the Federal Government one week ultimatum within which it should ensure that the sole financier of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the South-West, Chief Buruji Kashamu, is released by security agencies and extradited to the United States for prosecution over alleged criminal ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Nigeria Spends N1.5bn On Displaced People – NEMA


The Federal Government has expended over N1.5 billion on the provision of relief materials to people displaced by activities of insurgents in three states in Northern Nigeria, an official said on Saturday. Muhammed Kanar, the Coordinator, National Emergency Management Agency, North-East Zone, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the ... Read More »

FG Insincere About State Of Economy, Says Fashola


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has accused the Federal Government of being insincere about the state of the nation’s economy. He cited the Federal Government’s monthly Federal Allocation Accounts Committee meeting, which was scheduled to hold in Enugu State but was postponed over shortage of funds in the federation ... Read More »

TUC Welcomes FG/Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal


The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday applauded the Federal Government and the Boko Haram insurgent group for reaching an agreement to cease hostilities in the North East of the country. Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the TUC President told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview in Abuja ... Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: FG, Boko Haram Reach Ceasefire Deal… CDS Orders Service Chiefs To Comply


A Channels TV report is claiming that the Federal Government of Nigeria has reached an agreement of a ceasefire with members of the Boko Haram sect. The Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has therefore ordered all service chiefs to comply with the ceasefire agreement between in ... Read More »

FG’s Reaction To Death Of Alamieyeseigha Son Smacks Of Double Standards – Keyamo

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Radical lawyer and rights activist, Festus Keyamo Esq, has accused the Federal Government of bias in its response to the death of Oyamuyefa, son of former Bayelsa State Governor, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. In a statement Wednesday, Mr. Keyamo said the swiftness with which the government intervened ... Read More »

Obasanjo Entitled To His Opinion And Comments On Chibok Girls – FG


The Federal Government on Tuesday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is entitled to any opinion or comment he made regarding the abducted Chibok schoolgirls. The FG said it will remain focus, undistracted and committed to the safe return of the girls to their parents. It would be recalled that the ... Read More »

$15m Botched Arms Deal: Threat To Sanction S’African Firms Pose Moral Questions On FG’s Integrity, Says Falana


Human rights activist and Lagos-based lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, has faulted the reported threat by the Federal Government to sanction blue chip South African companies operating in Nigeria over South African government’s repeated seizure of Nigeria’s money amounting to about $15m allegedly meant to purchase military hardware. The South ... Read More »

Ebola: Rivers Govt Finally Receives FG’s N200m Grant


The Rivers State Government on Friday confirmed receipt of N200 million grant from the Federal Government to assist in the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease. The state recorded its first case of Ebola virus disease in August when a medical doctor, Ikye Enemuo, died after he secretly treated an ... Read More »

Bad Roads: Tanker Drivers Give FG 90-Day Ultimatum


The Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) workers on Thursday gave the federal government a 90-day ultimatum to fix the many bad roads that heavy duty tankers ply across Nigeria. Specifically, the drivers stated that they had warned of a looming strike ... Read More »

Abdulsalami Reiterates Call For Dialogue With Boko Haram In Ekiti


A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd.), has reiterated the need for dialogue between the Federal Government and Boko Haram insurgents, saying it was the only panacea to the raging insurgency. Abubakar said dialogue was imperative in the current situation to put an end to the wanton destruction ... Read More »

Seized $5.7million: APC Conniving With ‘Foreign Interests’ To Ridicule Nigeria – PDP


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says its attention has been drawn to a statement by the All Progressives Congress, APC, wherein the opposition party again embarrassed itself on issues regarding the genuine efforts by the Federal Government to tackle the security challenges bedeviling the country. The ruling party in a ... Read More »

FG’s Priority Remains To Rescue Nigerians In Boko Haram Captivity – NIC


The Director General of the National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri, has said the Federal Government’s priority is to rescue all Nigerians that are in the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents. In a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Omeri, who coordinates the National Information Centre, NIC, ... Read More »

Borno Hajj C’ttee Urges FG To Reopen Maiduguri Airport

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The Federal Government has been urged to reopen the Maiduguri International Airport, Borno State, so that the more than 4,000 Muslims, currently on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, can arrive in the country using the airport. The airport has been closed for about a year, due to the persistent Boko Haram ... Read More »

Make Presidency Less Attractive To Politicians – Atiku Advices FG


Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Monday appealed to the Federal Government to take necessary steps to make governance at the centre less attractive to politicians. He spoke in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital when he inaugurated the Oba Adeyemo Adejugbe General Hospital built by the outgoing administration of Dr. Kayode ... Read More »

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