Tuesday , 31 May 2016

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“You Can’t Stop Me”, Fayose Dares Buhari Over Alleged Travel Restriction


Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has dared the Federal Government to carry out its alleged plot of preventing him from traveling outside the country. Mr. Fayose, who was reacting to media reports that one governor from the Southwest and another from the Southsouth had been placed on travel …

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Dialogue With Avengers, Other Militant Groups In N/Delta – Uduaghan


The Federal Government has been advised to consider the option of engaging and dialoguing with militants in response to the renewed waves of militancy in the Niger Delta region. A former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, who gave the advice yesterday, however, suggested that the engagement should be …

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Fallout Of FG, Labour Meeting: Buhari Approves Appointment Of Buba As New PPPRA Chair


The meeting between organized labour and the Federal Government ended on a good note on Tuesday with Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Engineer Babachir David Lawal, announcing the appointment of Alhaji Mohammed Lawan Buba as chairman of the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). Buba is a former …

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Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 30, 2016 as a public holiday to mark the 2016 Democracy Day. The declaration of public holiday was done by the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on behalf of the Federal Government. The minister, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of …

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Alleged False Asset Declaration: FG Closes Case In Orubebe’s Trial


The federal government on Tuesday closed its case against ex-Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday Orubebe, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja. Orubebe is being tried on a one count charge of false asset declaration at the tribunal. The ex-minister is accused by the Code of Conduct Bureau …

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FG Weeds Out 65,000 ‘Ghost Workers’ From Payroll, Saves Over N185bn From IPPIS

Director-General-Bureau of Public Service Reforms-Joe Abah

The Federal Government has saved over N185 billion since the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS). The Director-General, Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Dr Joe Abah stated this yesterday while presenting the “Status Report of Reforms” at a five-day Specialised Reforms/SERVICOM Training Programme in Abuja. Mr. …

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Subsidy Removal: FG Thanks NLC For Suspending Strike


The Federal Government has commended the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for suspending its three-day-old strike. The Ayuba Wabba-led faction of the NLC had embarked on a nationwide strike last week Wednesday to protest government’s decision to remove fuel subsidy, which saw the pump price of a litre of petrol jump …

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FG Has No Business Running Refineries – APC Chieftain


A former Acting Governor of Kogi State, Chief Clarence Olafemi, has called on the Federal Government to liberalize crude oil refining license. Mr. Olafemi, a member of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), said this will encourage more private participation in crude oil refining …

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Post-Boko Haram Era: Civilian JTF May Be Integrated Into Military, Police – Buhari


The Federal Government may integrate members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Northeast into the Nigerian military and police after the war conclusion against Boko Haram. At least there a thousand Nigerians including women and men, who have taken it upon themselves to assist the military and …

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Subsidy Removal: “Don’t Cry More Than The Bereaved”, NUPENG Tells NLC, TUC


The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Monday, advised organized labour in the country not to “cry more than the bereaved” over the removal of fuel subsidy by the Federal Government. The NUPENG was reacting to the organized labour’s decision to embark on strike action on …

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BREAKING NEWS: Reps In Closed Door Session After PDP, APC Lawmakers Engage In Shouting Match Over Kachikwu’s Presentation On Subsidy Removal


What was supposed to be a special session to discuss the recent removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government was on Monday morning turned into a rowdy session as lawmakers engaged in a shouting match. Following a scheduled presentation by the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, who …

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Breaking News: FG Finally Ends Subsidy Regime, Fuel To Sell For 145 Per Liter

Petrol Station

After weeks of speculation, the Federal Government on Wednesday removed subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol. Following the removal of subsidy, petrol will now sell for N145 per litre. Over the years, government bore the burden of paying subsidy on petroleum products imported into the country by …

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TUC Urges FG To Intervene In Mass Sack Of Workers In Conglomerates


The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has called on the Federal Government to intervene in the sack of workers by some conglomerates, including Guinness, Cadbury, 7-Up and Coca Cola bottling companies. The TUC President, Mr Bobbio Kaigama, who made the appeal at a news briefing, said other companies were …

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FG Opens Talks With Gov. Ishaku Over Construction Of 3,050MW Power Plant In Taraba


The Federal Government has moved a step closer towards achieving its plan of generating 10,000 megawatts of electricity by 2019 following discussions with the Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Ishaku, over the construction of 3,050 megawatts Mambilla Hydropower plant in the state. The Minister of Power, Babatunde Fashola, who …

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Medical Tourism: FG To Partner Akwa Ibom On Operation Of Ibom Specialist Hospital

Ibom Specialist Hospital

The federal government has expressed interest in partnering with the Akwa Ibom State Government on the operations of Ibom Specialist Hospital, Uyo, to discourage medical tourism abroad. The world class Ibom Specialist Hospital was built by the immediate past administration of Governor Godswill Akpabio to boost health service delivery and …

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FG Denies Ruling Out Full Implementation Of 2016 Budget


The federal government has denied ruling out full implementation of the 2016 budget, saying it aims and would strive to achieve 100 per cent implementation of the budget, despite the late signing of the fiscal document. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, had reportedly told State …

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FG Spends N165b Monthly On Salary, Pensions – Adeosun


The Federal Government spends at least N165 billion every month on salaries and pensions of federal civil servants, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, disclosed on Thursday. Mrs. Adeosun, however, said the government is working very hard to reduce the bill through the ongoing implementation of the Integrated Payroll …

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FG Subsidizes PMS With N12.88 Per Litre


The Federal Government said yesterday it would pay subsidy on premium motor spirit popularly called petrol, from the recoveries made in the first quarter of this year. This is contained in the latest Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) template released in Abuja. It said between January and March this …

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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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