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Chibok Girls Release: What We Know So Far

chibok girls

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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Killer Herdsmen Should Be Treated As Criminals Sultans Charges FG


The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, yesterday said herdsmen, who kill in whatever guise, are criminals and must be treated as such. The Sultan, who asked the Federal Government to prosecute killer herdsmen without further ado, maintained that the frequent clashes between farmers and herders were not …

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National Assembly Ready To Support Buhari’s Anti-Corruption War


A consultant to the National Assembly, Mr. Victor Walsh, yesterday, said the legislative arm of government is ready to support the anti-corruption efforts of the Federal Government. The consultant made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja against the backdrop of …

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Anti-Terror Group Urges Federal Government To Ban Islamic Movement Nationwide

Islamic Movement

The Federal Government has been called upon to outlaw the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) as a precautionary measure against the emergence of a more deadly terror group. This followed the recent order by the Kaduna State Government declaring the IMN an “unlawful society”. The Islamic Movement in Nigeria also …

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Dialogue With Militants Hasn’t Collapsed – Kachikwu


The Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, has dismissed as false, speculation in some quarters that the Federal Government is working against the people of the Niger Delta region. This is just as he pointed out that the Federal Government has not pulled the plugs on ongoing dialogue with …

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FG Demands $406.75m From Shell, Subsidiary Over Alleged Crude Oil Theft

Royal Dutch Shell Company

The Federal Government is demanding $406.75 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited and its subsidiary, Shell Western Supply & Trading Limited, over alleged crude oil theft. The amount, according to court documents presented in Lagos on Tuesday, represents the shortfall of the money the multinational oil firm paid …

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DHQ To Militants: Don’t Take Military’s Peaceful Disposition To Dialogue For Granted


The Defence Headquarters has promised to abide by efforts of the Federal Government to dialogue with militants but warned that attacks on military formations in the Niger Delta will be met with decisive actions. A statement by its spokesman, Rabe Abubakar, reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Armed Forces to …

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FG Has So Far Spent N73bn On Road Projects Nationwide, Says Fashola


The Federal Government has so far spent N73 billion on road projects across the country, this is according to the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN). Mr. Fashola disclosed this at the 22nd National Council of Works meeting in Katsina, yesterday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) …

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No Going Back On Grazing Reserves – FG


The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to establish ranches and grazing reserves across the country to bring an end to incessant deadly clashes between herders and farmers. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, made this known yesterday when he received a delegation from Tabital Pulako …

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FG Cancels Plan To Build 10,000 Primary Health Care Centres


Indications emerged on Thursday that the 10,000 primary health care centres to be built by the Federal Government across all senatorial zones in the country, may no longer be feasible. This indication was given by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, who explained that the ambitious project was canceled …

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FEC To Decide Fate Of National Assets – Minister

Minister of Information and Culture-Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday said the Federal Government was yet to take a decision on the proposal to sell some of its national assets. The National Economic Council had last Thursday backed the National Economic Management Team’s plan to immediately inject more funds …

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Nigeria Getting Out Of Recession, Says Adeosun


The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, yesterday said Nigeria was already pulling out of the economic recession following some positive measures the Federal Government had taken. Mrs. Adeosun added that the recovery plan was to invest more in infrastructure and stop wastage in governance. She made the assertion in …

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Nigeria Imports $18m Worth Of Tooth Picks Annually – Minister

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development-Audu Ogbeh

The Federal Government yesterday lamented Nigeria’s over dependence on imports for its daily needs, including food items. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said it was ridiculous that the country spends over $18m annually on importation of tooth picks. Asked how he arrived at the figure, …

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FG To Address Outstanding Pension Liabilities


All outstanding pension liabilities of the Federal Government inherited by the present administration will be addressed in spite of the scarce resources available, President Muhammadu Buhari assured yesterday. Giving the assurance while declaring open the two-day World Pension Summit holding at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, the president said …

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FG Set To Reintroduce Weigh Bridges – Fashola


The Federal Government is set to reintroduce the use of weigh bridges on the nation’s highways, the Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, said on Tuesday. He made the disclosure while fielding questions from reporters at the ongoing Made in Nigeria (MAIN) Summit 2016 at the Eko …

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Proposed Assets Sale: FG To Include Buy-Back Clause In Agreement


As the Federal Government weighs the option of selling off some of its national assets, a top official of the current administration has disclosed that there are plans to include a buy-back clause in any of the assets sold in order to guarantee an opportunity to repurchase them, if circumstances …

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Buhari’s Global Endorsement, Source Of Hope And Pride – FG


The Federal Government has hailed what it described as “the ringing global endorsement” which President Muhammadu Buhari received from world leaders during his recent trip to the United States for the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly. Presidents Barack Obama of the U.S and Francois Hollande of France …

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Resist Temptation To Sell National Assets, Ezekwesili Advises FG


A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has said that there are no quick fixes to the current economic crisis in the country, just as she advised against unwise borrowing by the Federal Government. The ex-minister was reacting to the suggestion by some Nigerians, prominent among them Senate President …

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“We’re Doing What We’re Preaching”, FG Replies Critics Of “Change Begins With Me” Campaign

PRESIDENT BUHARI LAUNCH 'CHANGE BEGINS WITH ME' 1A&. L-R; President Buhari presenting the handover of the "CHANGE" to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed during the launch of the National Re-Orientation Campaign "Change Begins with Me" at the State House Conference Centre (SHCC) in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE.. SEPT 8 2016

The Federal Government says the implementation of the national reorientation campaign “Change Begins with Me’’ started from the leadership, contrary to the position of some critics. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made this known on Tuesday in Abuja when he received a delegation of National Council of …

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