Tuesday , 30 August 2016

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Presidency ‘Unaware’ Of Plan To Probe Sanusi, Soludo

sanusi-soludo (2)

The Presidency has reacted to speculations that the Federal Government had launched investigations into the activities of two former Governors of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Professor Charles Soludo and Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano. The duo had at separate forum last week, criticized some of the economic …

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Those Advising Buhari To Use Military Against N/Delta Militants Enemies Of Nigeria – IYC


Ijaw youths under the umbrella of Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide, on Monday strongly advised the Federal Government against deploying troops, fighter jets and other military hardware to the Niger Delta region to flush out militants. The IYC said unlike Sambisa Forest in the Northeast, which provides safe haven for …

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FG To 2,000 Immigration Recruits: Boycott Screening, Forfeit Offer Of Employment

Mohammed-Babandede-Comptroller-General-Nigeria Immigration Service

The federal government has warned the 2,000 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) applicants protesting against screening to report on Monday for the exercise or forfeit their offers of employment. Some of the recruits had intensified protests in Abuja following moves by the service to re-screen them before offering them employment. The …

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How FG Can Unbundle Potentials Of States For Economic Growth By Ambode

Ambode-Progressive Governance Lecture Series

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said the Federal Government has a critical role to play in addressing the fundamental structural challenges undermining sustainable and inclusive economic growth in the states of the federation. He canvassed this position at the 4th Progressive Governance Lecture Series organized by Governors of …

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FG Plans N1.8tr Capital Spending In 2016 – Fashola


A whopping amount of N1.8 trillion is to be expended by the Federal Government this year on capital spending, the Minister for Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said on Thursday. He said this is a radical departure from the past when about N400 billion was planned for capital spending. …

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A/Ibom Seeks Refund Of N140bn Spent On Rehabilitation Of Federal Roads


The Akwa Ibom government has appealed to the Federal Government to refund the N140 billion so far spent by the state on the rehabilitation of federal roads. Gov. Udom Emmanuel made the appeal on Thursday in Uyo while inspecting the Uyo-Ikot Ekpene-Aba dual carriage road being constructed by Julius Berger …

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Niger Delta Monarchs Meet FG, List Conditions For Peace

Ibe Kachikwu-Niger Delta Monarchs

Traditional rulers and stakeholders from the Niger Delta on Thursday met with representatives of the Federal Government and read out terms that would build confidence as well as restore peace in the troubled region. The parley came on the heels of a ceasefire announced by the Niger Delta Avengers and …

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Ijaw Leader To Buhari: I Can End N/Delta Bombings In 30 Days


As the Federal Government continues to explore option of dialogue to resolve the issue of militancy, the President of the Ijaw National Congress (INC), Alatubo Charles Harry, has declared that he can bring an end to the spate of bombings of oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta region, …

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N/Delta Bombings: It’s Dangerous To Probe Jonathan – PDP


The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has warned of grave dangers ahead for Nigeria’s democracy if the Federal Government goes ahead with its probe of former President Goodluck Jonathan over the Niger Delta bombings. There were reports last week that the security agencies …

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Ijaw Youths Hail Avengers For Declaring Ceasefire


The Ijaw Youths Council, IYC, has commended the Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, for declaring a ceasefire even as it urged the Federal Government to accept the militant group’s offer of dialogue in good faith. The NDA, which has claimed responsibility for a spate of bombings of oil facilities in the …

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FG Set To Allocate N60bn For Capital Projects

Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeousn, said Federal Government was set to release N60 billion for capital projects to stimulate the economy. Adeosun made this known on Friday in Abuja at an interactive session with newsmen, and said that the disbursement would raise funds already released by the government to …

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ASUP Suspends Planned Nationwide Strike


The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) on Friday said the nationwide strike action it earlier threatened to embark upon with effect from Monday, August 22, has been suspended till further notice. The polytechnic lecturers had last week Friday gave notice to embark on strike should the federal government fail …

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FG Shuts Down IDP Camps In Yobe, Adamawa


The federal government on Friday said it has closed down most of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Yobe and Adamawa States. The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mohammad Sani Sidi made the disclosure while addressing a Press Conference to mark this year’s World Humanitarian …

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Navy To Benefit From FG’s N60bn China-Africa Loan

Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe-Ibas

The Nigerian Navy is to benefit from the N60billion, which the Federal Government is presently seeking from the China-Africa partnership loan. This is just as the Navy yesterday commissioned 39 locally built gunboats as well as 45 operational vehicles to fight militancy in the country. The Chairman, Senate Committee on …

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FG Warns Against Dropping Buhari’s Name To Curry Favour, Contracts

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has warned against dropping President Muhammadu Buhari’s name to solicit favour or contracts. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, who gave the warning yesterday, said the president didn’t authorise any government official to write notes recommending anyone for contracts or any form of patronage. …

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FG Gets 48Hrs Ultimatum To Reinstate 2,000 Dismissed Immigration Recruits

Aisha Yesufu

A prominent member of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) advocacy group, Aisha Yesufu, has given the federal government 48hours to reinstate the 2,000 dismissed Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruits or face their wrath. The activist gave this warning while speaking at the office of the Secretary to the Government …

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Time For FG To Look Beyond Party Affiliation To Solve N/Delta Crisis – APC Dep. Spokesman

Buhari-Niger Delta Militants

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has urged the federal government to look beyond party affiliation in its effort to resolve the renewed wave of militancy in the Niger Delta. He said even if those who can help bring the situation under …

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Biafra Or Death: IPOB Fires Kanu’s Lawyers Over Negotiation With FG Utterances

Nnamdi Kanu-lawyer-in-court

The separatist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOD, on Sunday debunked reports in the media that its incarcerated leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, had agreed to negotiate with Federal Government for his release. Mr. Kanu, who has been in detention since last October, is currently standing trial for …

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FG Mobilises RCC Back To Site Of Benin/Auchi Highway


The Federal Government has mobilised Reynolds Construction Company (RCC), the contractor handling the dualisation of the Benin/Ehor section of the Benin/Auchi/Okene highway, back to site. It would be recalled that the Goodluck Jonathan administration awarded contract for the dualisation of the highway from Benin to Lokoja, to four different construction …

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FG To Address Poor State Of Roads Network In S/East, Says Lawal

Babachir David Lawal

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to develop the South-eastern part of the country, especially the road infrastructure in the region, which it likened to some of the roads in the insurgency-ravaged North-east. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir David Lawal, who made this known …

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