Tuesday , 21 November 2017

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FG set to intervene in institutions affected by Insurgency

President Muhamadu Buhari said the Federal Government would support universities affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East. Buhari made this known on Saturday at the 23rd Convocation of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola. Buhari, who was represented by Prof. Salihu Abdullahi, said the government would …

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President Buhari Administration Has Borrowed N7.51 Trillion In Two Years

Since President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in in 2015, the Federal Government, all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory have borrowed N7.51 triliion. This figure is according to the latest debt statistics published by the Debt Management Office on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, titled ‘Nigeria’s Public Debt as at June 30, 2017’. …

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Beggars will start paying tax soon – Federal Government

NIGERIA’S FINANCE MINISTER KEMI ADEOSUN made this known in Lagos at a lecture at PWC’s Business School, with the theme: ‘Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme (VAIDS) Interactive Session for Executives and Business Owners. The government has also engaged the services of asset tracing-companies to investigate the tax payment status …

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FG to create 15 million direct jobs by 2020

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has confirmed to Nigerians that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is poised to create over 15 million direct jobs in the country by 2020. The Minister of Budget & National Planning, Udoma Udoma, said the jobs would be created in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, and …

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Federal Government Alerts the General Public; Bird Flu Breaks Out in These States and FCT

The Director of Veterinary and Pest Control Services of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has alerted the general public on the recent outbreak of bird flu. The Federal Government on Friday alerted the public to the outbreak of Avian Influenza or Bird Flu in the FCT and …

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Stolen money are kept in forests and burial grounds – Nigerian govt

The Federal Government says its anti-corruption agencies have been informed about how looters have resorted to burying stolen funds in their backyards, deep forests and burial grounds. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday in Lagos, said the whistle blower …

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Chibok Girls: BBOG group accuses FG of complacency

The Federal Government has been accused by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign group for showing lack of commitment to finding the remaining 195 missing Chibok school girls. This was said at a long week event organised to commemorate the third year since the abduction of the school girls, …

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FG set to explore ways of producing passports with ease.

The‎ Federal Government says it is seriously exploring the local production of Nigeria passport booklets as part of plans to save cost and ease the lingering scarcity of the document. ‎ Spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Sunday James, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday …

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British govt. to reveal Nigerian property owners in 2018

The list of Nigerians that own properties in Britain will be released by the British Government next year, this was released by the presidential aide. Prof. Bolaji Owosanoye, Executive Secretary, Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, told the correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that negotiations …

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FG to propose illegal refineries into modular refineries

The Federal Government is currently putting up plans to ensure that some illegal refineries in the Niger Delta and local communities in the region shareholders will be proposed to modular refineries concept. This is one of the falls-out of the ongoing engagements in the region being spearheaded by Vice-President Yemi …

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NLC Accuses FG Of Foot-Dragging Over Minimum Wage Review

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has accused the Federal Government of dragging its feet on convening a meeting of the Committee on Minimum Wage. The NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, made the accusation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. Ozo-Eson said …

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Militant Group Dares Buhari, Vows More Devastating Attacks

A militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM) has threatened more devastating attacks on some upland major oil installations in the region. The militant group made the threat against the backdrop of last week’s meeting between the Federal Government and the Pan Niger Delta Elders, Leaders and Stakeholders …

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FG Reveals Plans To Launch National Carrier In 2017

Nigerians will soon have cause to smile as the Federal Government moves to float a new national carrier next year, the Minister of State (Aviation), Senator Hadi Sirika, has said. To ensure smooth take off of the proposed national carrier, the government will next week appoint a transaction adviser. Addressing …

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Our Grievances Over Ceding Of Bakassi To Cameroon, Not N/Delta Oil – BSF Leader

The Bakassi Strike Force, BSF, a militant group that operates in the creeks of Cross River State, on Tuesday expressed a desire to embrace peace if the concerns of Bakassi returnees are addressed under a scheme brokered by international mediators. A leader of BSF, Simply Benjamin, aka “Humble Lion G1” …

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Fashola To Nigerian Engineers: Blames Yourselves For FG’s Preference For Foreign Contractors

Nigerian engineers have themselves to blame for the federal government’s preference for foreign contractors, the Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said. The minister said Nigerian engineers created the vacuum that led to foreign contractors being the preferred choice for most projects in the country. …

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FG, Labour Hold Fresh Talks Over Minimum Wage Today

Negotiations for a new minimum wage of N56,000 is to take place today between a delegation of the Federal Government and officials of the organized labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The talks will initiate modalities that will guide negotiations for the new …

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FG To Buy Two Additional Satellites For NigComSat At $550m

The Nigerian Government is in the process of buying two additional satellites for the Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigComSat), the Minister of Communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed. The satellites are to cost a whopping $550million, the minister said. Shittu disclosed this on Saturday while speaking with newsmen at the end …

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PDP Thanks APC Govs For Accepting Responsibility For Economic Woes

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thanked the All Progressives Congress, APC, for accepting responsibility for the nation’s economic woes. This is just as it advised the APC-led Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on the ailing economy. The spokesman of the PDP …

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Chibok Girls Release: What We Know So Far

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Earlier, twenty-one of the over 200 abducted Chibok girls were released by Islamic militant group Boko Haram. The schoolgirls had been kidnapped in April 2014 from a government secondary school in Chibok, Borno state. Their fate after the kidnap wasn’t known until they appeared in a video released by the jihadist …

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Reps Urge FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Kidnapping

Over the recent kidnapping incidents that have been occurring nationwide, the House of Representatives has expressed its worry over the alarming rate. Lawmakers have urged the federal government to declare a statement of emergency over the issue. The representatives observed that the rate of kidnapping in Nigeria escalated tremendously in the …

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