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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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Niger Gov Begs FG To Complete Abandoned Minna-Suleja Dual Carriageway


The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, has pleaded with the Federal Government to complete the abandoned dualization of Suleja-Minna road. He said the call for completion of the crucial road was to ensure safety, enhance socio-economic activities and reduce road accidents. Speaking when he carried out an inspection of …

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NGF Urges Buhari To Bring Nigeria Out Of Recession


The Federal Government has been urged to do everything legally possible to pull the country out of the current economic recession. The call was made Friday by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) at the end of its extra-ordinary meeting held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential …

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FG Set To Inject N350b To Boost Economy


As part of efforts by the Federal Government to ease the effects of recession, the sum of N350billion ($1.1billion) is to be injected into the economy with another $1billion to be raised in Eurobonds by mid-December, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun has said. The minister made this known …

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Ex-MILAD Calls For “Extreme Caution” Over Swap Deal With Boko Haram


As the Federal Government weighs the option of swapping some Boko Haram Terrorists currently in its custody with the abducted Chibok schoolgirls, an ex-intelligence military officer, Inuwa Bawa, has called for “extreme caution” on the part of government. Bawa, a retired Colonel and former Military Administrator of Gombe and Ekiti …

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FG Tackles “Shameless” PDP For Calling For Buhari’s Resignation

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government on Thursday took the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the cleaners, for reiterating its call on President Muhammadu Buhari to quit office, calling the opposition party a shameless irritant. The former ruling party had in a statement on Wednesday, called on President Buhari and his team to …

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Sanusi Urges FG To Seek Experts Advice To Tackle Recession


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has urged the Federal Government ‎to seek the advice of economic experts in tackling the current economic crisis in the country. He gave the advice on Wednesday during the traditional Sallah Durbar (Hawan Nasarawa) at the Government House, Kano.‎ The emir posited …

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FG Is Not Prosecuting Patience Jonathan- Lai Mohammed


The Federal Government has denied claims in some quarters that it is persecuting former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan. Following the freezing of some accounts belonging to some individuals and companies under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs. Jonathan had sued Skye Bank, where the funds …

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Nigerian Prisons Denies Christmas Day Bomber, Kabiru Sokoto, Released From Custody

Kabiru Sokoto

The Nigerian Prisons Service has dispelled reports that mastermind of the 2011 Christmas Day bombing in Madalla, a suburb of Niger State near Abuja, has been released from prison by the Federal Government. Several online reports this week reported that Dikko may have been released as part of a purported …

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We’ll Have A Bumper Harvest This Year, Says Buhari


Amid skyrocketing costs of basic food items and other consumables, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that this year will witness a bumper harvest. He gave the assurance in his hometown of Daura, Katsina State, after observing the Eid prayers to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir. The president also said the Federal …

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Time To Stop The “Unnecessary Grumbling”, PDP Tells APC


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Federal Government to stop the blame game and take concrete steps to save the economy. The party, in a message felicitating with Muslims on the occasion of Eid-el-Kabir, said Nigerians were hungry for good governance. The statement issued on behalf of the …

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