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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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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

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

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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