Mrs Buhari launches Daura zone Change Begins With Me campaign

The Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has reiterated the commitment of the present administration to the implementation of the Change agenda. Mrs Buhari said this while launching the Daura Senatorial Zone chapter of the Change Begins With Me campaign on Thursday in Daura, Katsina State. She was represented by the Wife of Jigawa……

FG eases documentation procedures at seaports

The Federal Government, through the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), has approved the reduction of documentation procedures of imports and exports in Nigerian ports. Mr Anthony Ayalogu, a Deputy Comptroller of Customs and Desk Officer in charge of Ease of Doing Business, disclosed this at a two-day sensitisation workshop on Ease of Doing Business……

Buhari approves appointment of Chief Executives for 23 federal agencies

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chief Executives for 23 Federal Government agencies. Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, the Director of Press in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said the Chief Executives are: Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, Director-General, National Agency……

Meningitis: Association urges FG to focus on local production of vaccines

The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has advised the Federal Government to focus on local production of vaccines to curtail outbreak of meningitis and other epidemic diseases in Nigeria. Alhaji Toyosi Raheem, National President of the Association, gave the advice while addressing journalists on Thursday in Abuja. Toyosi also stressed the need……

FG to rehabilitate NYSC FCT camp facilities

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has approved the rehabilitation of some of the facilities at the FCT National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp, Kubwa. Mr Abdulrazak Salawu, the FCT Coordinator, confirmed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Thursday. Salawu listed some of the structures to……

FG To Establish Chamber Of Commerce For Niger Delta Youths

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo On Establishing Chamber Of Commerce The government of President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to sustaining the anti-corruption fight, ensure that the system is cleaned up and government business is done the right way, says Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. According to him, “if we are not able to sustain the fight against…

Federal Government Plans to Provide at least 15 Million Jobs

  The Federal Government plans to provide at least 15 million jobs for Nigerians by the year 2020 as captured in the recently launched Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, gave the assurance at a news conference on ERGP on Tuesday in Abuja. Udoma…

News Summary 10/04/2017; Two Female Suicide Bombers Killed

One Of The Female Suicide Bombers Killed Two female suicide bombers who attempted to enter a mosque in Juddumuri village near Maiduguri during early morning prayers but intercepted died when one of the bombers detonated her improvised explosive device strapped to her body. Four people who were injured are receiving treatment at the specialist hospital…

UN Deputy Secretary-General Advises On Prompt Preparations For Census

Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has  tasked the Federal Government on the need to promptly begin preparations for the next population census. Mohammed gave the advice when Dr Ghaji Bello, Director-General of NPC , who led Nigeria’s delegates at the 50th session of the UN Commission on Population and Development on a visit in New…

FG approves N30 billion support fund for local miners

Federal Government has approved N30 billion support fund for local miners as part of efforts to improve the mining sector. Dr Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, said this on Thursday at a stakeholder’s meeting of Association of Miners Processors of Barite (AMAPOB) and Tse Torkula Community in Guma local Government area……

Update On #Meningitis Outbreak

Hajia Binta Mora, Chairperson, Kwara chapter of the National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has urged the Federal Government to intervene for states ravaged by outbreak of meningitis, to arrest the menace. Mora gave the advice in Ilorin on Thursday at a one-day seminar on Health and Wellness organized by the chapter as part of…

FG reiterates commitment to quality education at all levels

Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, on Tuesday reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment towards the provision of quality education at all levels in the country. Adamu said this at a three-day Master Trainer Workshop for Teachers on Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SENDs) and HIV/AIDS Awareness in Abuja. He said that part of government’s……

Group Seeks 0% VAT On Renewable Energy Products

The Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria (REAN) has advocated the provision  of  a zero per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on all Distributed Renewable  Energy Products (DREP) in the country. REAN’s President, Mr  Segun  Adaju, in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, said zero free VAT would help accelerate growth of the renewable market….

NACCIMA Commends FG For Holding MSME Clinics

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has commended the Federal Government for establishing Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) clinics across the country. Its President, Dr Bassey Edem, gave the commendation on Sunday at the ongoing 2017 Enugu International Trade Fair. Edem, who was represented by Chief Ndubisi Nworgu, said…

Resistance Can’t Stop Buhari Administration’s War Against Corruption

The Presidency has given assurances that the war against perfidy and corruption by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration will not stop despite the strong resistance of the opposition and their actions to thwart the government’s efforts every day. “Let me say one thing. Those whose illicit ways of accumulating money have been stopped will criticize…

FG On Meningitis Outbreak: Death Toll Hits 328

The Federal Ministry of Health has said that 328 deaths associated with Meningitis have been recorded in the country since November 2016. The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by Mrs Boade Akinola, the Director, Media and Public Relations of the ministry. Adewole assured Nigerians…

ASUU gives Federal Government till July to pay outstanding allowances

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has issued an ultimatum to the federal government to pay the outstanding arrears of its members not later than July 2017. The National President of the union, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this while addressing journalists at the University of Abuja on Wednesday. According to him, the Federal Government…

NNPC Lauds Positive Roles Of The Legislature In Oil & Gas Industry

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has described the interplay between members of the executive and the legislative arms of government as an indispensible element of the democratic process with potential positive spin-off effect on the oil and gas industry in the country. Delivering a keynote speech at the Executive Intelligence Management, EIMC, Course 10…

AfDB’s $280m `Enable Youth Programme’ in agric commences soon

Dr Akinwumi Adesina, President AFDB On Agric Programme NAN, Abuja; The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it will soon commence the implementation of the $280 million `Enable Youth Programme’, to promote youths’ employment in agriculture in the country. The `Enable Youth Programme’ is designed to contribute to job creation, food security and nutrition, rural income…

FG extends Abuja Airport repairs by 18 more weeks

The Federal Government has extended the timeline for repair work on the runway of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Aiport in Abuja, by another 18 weeks. According to Daily Trust, a highly-placed official in the presidency, revealed this in a statement made available to State House correspondents on Sunday. The official, who pleaded anonymity, said the second……

Fashola Is the Only Reason I’ll Do This For Buhari- Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has promised to tone down his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari “due to the intervention” of Babatunde Fashola. Fashola, who is the minister of power, works and housing, visited Ekiti on Thursday to inspect some projects. Promising to exercise patience with Buhari’s government, Fayose said he does not expect all……

FG launches Accounting software to checkmate financial recklessness

The Federal Government has developed an IPSAS Compliant accounting software suite “OneBook”, aimed at enhancing efficiency, accountability, and transparency and improve Public Financial Management across all levels of Government. The OneBook suite offers a complete solution that allows for standardization and seamless exchange of information across all tiers of Government by providing a unified accounting and……

What States Government Received In 1st Payment of Paris Club Refund

The following are the amounts States Governments received in 1st Tranche of reimbursement of over-deductions on Paris Club Loans(Dec 2016): ABIA: N10,631,324,520.96 ADAMAWA: N4,894,891,184.12 AKWA IBOM: N14,500,000,000 ANAMBRA: N11,386,281,466.35 BAUCHI: N12,792,664,403.93 BAYELSA: N14,500,000,000 BENUE: N12,749,689,453.61 BORNO: N13,654,138,849.49 CROSS RIVER: N11,300,139,741.28 DELTA: N14,500,000,000 EBONYI: N8,385,035,086.76 EDO: N11,329,495,462.04 EKITI: N8,877,476,163.58 ENUGU: N9,972,928,301.97 GOMBE: N8,319,552,518.63 IMO: N13,021,497,640.32 JIGAWA:…

FG Launches Accounting Software Across All Levels Of Government

As part of ongoing measures to improve Public Financial Management across all levels of Government, the Federal Government has developed an IPSAS Compliant accounting software suite “OneBook”, aimed at enhancing efficiency, accountability, and transparency. The Ministry’s Director of Information, Salisu Na’inna Dambatta disclosed this in a press release on Tuesday in Abuja. The OneBook suite…

NNPC refunds N6.3bn as FG, States, LGs share N429bn February allocation

A total of N429.127billion has been distributed as Federal Allocation for the month of February, 2016 to Federal Government, State Governments and Local Government Councils. A communiqué issued by the Technical sub-Committee of Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) at the end of the meeting held Tuesday in Abuja, indicated that the gross statutory revenue received…

Nigeria will save $3.5bn annually if Ajaokuta Steel is revived –Fayemi

If Nigeria is able to bring back the Ajaokuta S teel Industry, the country will be saving at least $3.5 billion spent on importation of steel products, annually, so said the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Addressing newsmen, after a meeting with stakeholders in the mining sector in Lagos, on Saturday,…

Edo Govt taming migration via economic development

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki On Taming Migration Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state says his administration will check the tide of migration through vocational training of youth to equip them with skills for gainful employment. Obaseki stated this when he received the Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugee, Migration and Internally Displaced Persons Hajiya…

N-Power Update: 149,669 Nigerian Graduates of The 200,000 Engaged and More

At the last count, 149, 669 Nigerian graduates of the 200,000 engaged by the Federal Government under the N-Power Volunteer Corps are now collecting their monthly stipends of N30,000 monthly having been physically verified and deployed across the 36 states and FCT. The Federal Government has also approved an additional N4500/month to all the 200,000…

New National Anti-Corruption Strategy Underway To strengthen Anti-Graft War

Stakeholders committed to the fight against corruption in Nigeria have commenced the harmonization of the National Anti-Corruption Strategy Documents as part of measures to strengthen the Buhari administration’s anti-graft war. The harmonization process is coordinated by the Ministry of Justice in conjunction with the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) with other stakeholders drawn from…

‘Buhari Is “Over Ready” For Work’ – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari is fully fit to perform his duties as president. The President, who returned home on Friday after 49 days medical vacation in the United Kingdom, was at his desk yesterday. The Vice President told reporters after briefing President Buhari: “He is very well. We just……

Zauro Polder Project: Kebbi State Partner FG to Boost All-year round farming

Minister of water resources, Suleimen Adamu visited Zauro polder project- one of the platforms for dry-season farming in Kebbi  state, and  partnership project  between Kebbi state and the federal government to boost all year round farming in the state. In Nigeria lake rice is fast gaining grounds as a competitive alternative to imported rice. It…

Happy 60th Birthday To Acting President Yemi Osinbajo

Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo marks his 60th birthday today. Although the professor of law has been inundated with birthday wishes by politicians and ordinary Nigerians, the day will be remarkably marked in all simplicity. Prayers yes. But do not expect a lavish state ball. Nothing demonstrates better how the Acting President will want to mark his day…

Customs Boss To Appear Before Senate Over Vehicle Duties

The Senate has ordered  the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (retd), to appear before its Committee on Customs and Excise to explain the circular he passed regarding verification of vehicle duties by vehicle owners. It was one of the decisions reached at the Senate plenary Tuesday. No date has been fixed for…

Onnoghen To Be Sworn-In As Chief Justice Today

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will today swear in Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Presidency sources disclosed yesterday that the inauguration would take place at 9:00am inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja. Justice Onnoghen’s nomination was last week confirmed by the Senate. President Muhammadu Buhari, who…

‘This Is What Nnamdi Kanu Told Us In Prison’ — Pat Utomi

Renowned economist and former presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi, that Nnamdi Kanu’s continued detention is a violation of the rule of law. In an interview with THE PUNCH, he gave insights into the discussion between the visiting group Nzuko Umunna and IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu at the Kuje Prison where he was being detained by……

FG Commits N702B To Solve Debilitating Power Sector Liquidity

As a first step towards solving the debilitating liquidity problem in the Power Sector, the Federal Government is committing up to N702 Billion to the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading (NBET) to enable it meet its payment obligations to Generation Companies (GenCos) on a more regular basis to ensure delivery of electricity across the country. The…

Olusegun Obasanjo At 80, A Nerve In The Nigerian Nation

There is no doubt that Olusegun Mathew Okikiola Aremu Obasanjo is part and parcel of the historical transition of the Nation Nigeria. Both in military and civilian regimes he has been head of government and considered as one of the most influential leader that Nigeria has witnessed in the past and in recent times. General…

Federal Government To Revive Cassava Bread Initiative

The Federal Government says it will revive the cassava bread initiative introduced by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Chief Audu Ogbeh, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja the move was to effectively utilise cassava in food production and processing. Former President Jonathan in 2012…

New Tor Tiv Prof. James Ortese Ayatse Mounts Throne

The newly installed Tor Tiv, HRM Orchivirigh Professor James Ortese Ayatse, has called on the federal government to give more Benue people appointments as they are central to the central government’s economic diversification programme. The paramount ruler stated this in his inaugural speech in Gboko, at a grand ceremony at the Joseph Sarwuan Tarka Stadium….

FG Condemns Amnesty International On Partial Reporting

The Federal Government has condemned the 2015/2016 report of Amnesty International (AI) as lacking conformity to standards. The government said the report lacked both local and international standards on evidence gathering. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement by its spokesperson, Mr Clement Aduku, in Abuja regretted that the report never condemned the atrocities…

FG Endorses Pinnick Candidature For CAF Seat

The Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, through the Youth and Sports Ministry, has further endorsed the candidature of NFF President Amaju Pinnick for a seat on the Executive Committee of Confederation of African Football, at the polls scheduled for next month’s Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. At a meeting convened by Youth and…

Acting President Task Regulatory Agencies To Act As Agents Of Change

It is the role of government’s regulatory agencies to act as catalysts of beneficial change and to take responsibility for facilitating businesses in the country, according to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. This was stated in a press release issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the President Office of the…

Federal Government To Subsidise Fertilizer Price Per Bag By 30-40%

Laolu Akande, Abuja: The Presidential Fertilizer Initiative of the Buhari Administration has started yielding results, with the production of more than 4,000 metric tonnes of locally-blended fertilizer in the first week of operation. The Initiative was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016, to achieve the local production of one million metric tonnes of…

Presidency Activates $20B ‘Gas Revolution’ Project

In what is called a ‘Gas Revolution,’ and following the renewed interactive engagements of the Federal Government with oil-producing communities in several states in the Niger Delta region, a plan to put in place a gas industrial park that is valued at about $20B through a Public-Private Partnership model is now in process. Tagged the Gas…

Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians: South Africa’s Home Minister Got It All Wrong

The Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to the President, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has faulted statement made by the South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister on xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. “My attention was drawn to South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Mr. Malusi Gigaba’s statement in the aftermath of the xenophobic attacks, which has also brought…

Saraki Seeks Efficient Healthcare Services In The Country

…Commissions Hospital built by Senator in Yobe Senate President, Bukola Saraki On Healthcare Services Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday urged the Federal Government, States and Local governments to ensure efficiency in all healthcare facilities across the country for the benefit of the masses. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press…

FG sacks all NCAA directors

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Transport, on Friday approved the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), with immediate effect. Mr Sam Adurogboye, General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. “It is true that the directors have been……

Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko, Loses 17 Exotic Vehicles to FG

Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday gave an interim order, forfeiting the seventeen exotic vehicles found in the warehouse of former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to the Federal Government. Continue reading Ex-Customs Boss, Dikko, Loses 17 Exotic Vehicles to FG at PM NEWS Nigeria.

Acting President Osinbajo Surprise Visit To Murtala International Airport

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo paid a surprise visit to Nigeria’s major international airport in Lagos, declaring an urgent task to correct many of the problems already identified by the Council. This was just few days after the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, PEBEC, adopted a 60-day Action Plan to push Ease of Doing Business reforms…

Federal Government Proposed 2017 Budget Breakdown – BudgiT

BudgiT Office, Abuja: Nigeria’s 2017 budget plans suggest that its strategy out of this economic downturn and slow growth is to resort to heavier spending. Expenditure on infrastructure, security and social services are noted as needed to help upend the cycle of decline and reflate the economy for accelerated growth. By and large, the Nigerian…

Ordeal of A Libya Returnee: I had To Drink Urine

A Returnee among the batch of 171 Nigerians deported from Libya, Gift Peters, while narrating her ordeal said she had to drink urine as meal to survive. The 171 Nigerian deported back to the country on Tuesday. Reports say that the airplane conveying them landed at about 4:18 p.m. at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,…

Shame On The nation: Indian- Packaged Garri Sold In Nigeria Supermarkets

Nigerians on Monday expressed outrage after it emerged that Indian-packaged garri was being sold in the country. The garri is packed in a 500g bag, which has the picture of a lady and an inscription, ‘TRS’ (Asia’s Finest Foods) on it, with a price tag of N450. The Executive Director, Natural Nutrient Limited, Sola Adeniyi,…

Yakubu Andrew demands his N3bn ‘loot’ returned to him

A former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Andrew Yakubu, has asked the Federal High Court sitting in Kano to set aside the ex parte order of interim forfeiture on the $9,772,000 and £74,000 recovered from him. Justice Zainab B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court, Kano on February 13 granted……

News Summary; 17/02/2017 Sultan canvassed Increased Support For Farmers

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III Sultan canvassed increased Support For Farmers Sultan of Sokoto Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar the third has canvassed increased support for farmers if the current agricultural revolution for lasting food production by the federal government is to fully succeed.   Senate President / Speaker On Visit To Buhari Senate president,…

Update; Diezani’s billions forfeited to Nigeria

Former Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke A Federal High Court Lagos on Thursday ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N34 billion (153 million dollars) linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Muslim Hassan issued the order while delivering judgment in a suit by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)…

Budget Support Facility To States: FG Begins Verification

As the Federal Government continues its monthly Budget Support Facility to the States, a verification process to ensure that benefiting State governments comply with the mutually agreed Fiscal Sustainability Plan prescribed by the National Economic Council, NEC, has started. This disclosure emerged at the first NEC meeting this year, presided over by Vice President Yemi…

Court sanctions FG to takeover N34bn linked to Diezani

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered that monies totaling about N34 billion and linked to former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, be forfeited to the Federal government. The monies are N23.4 billion, N9.08 billion and $5 million totaling about N34 billion. The court presided over by Justice Hassan, had earlier on January 6, placed…

FIRS Makes N3.3 Trillion In 2016, Shreds Earlier Reports Of Revenue Made

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) made a record N3.303 trillion in 2016, its chairman Babatunde Fowler disclosed in Lagos, shredding earlier reports of the revenue made for the central government by the agency. Earlier reports had said the agency only raked in between  N1.2 trillion and N2trillion for the year, as against N2.92trillion made in 2015….

Minimum Wage: FG, NLC reach agreement

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, says the Federal Government and the organized Labour movement in the country have reached an agreement to review the National Minimum Wage. Wabba, who revealed this in an interview on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the consensus was reached during the sitting of the……

Federal Government Will Intensify War Against Corruption – Minister

Segun Adeyemi, Abuja: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Federal Government will intensify the war against corruption to ensure that all those who abused the collective human rights of Nigerians through mindless looting of the treasury are brought to book. The Minister stated this in Abuja on Monday at…

Agriculture: Federal Government on Improving Irrigation in Nigeria

Musbau Dan-Wahab, Abuja: As part of the diversification policy of the Buhari’s Administration, the federal government is targeting 500 hectares of land for irrigation across the country by year 2020. The figure is to go up to about one-point-five million hectares by year 2030. How feasible are these targets given the fact that less than…

EFCC Operative Promoted For Recovering N42bn Loot For FG

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s operative, CSP Sulaiman Abdul,  has been promoted to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police for recovering N42bn for the Federal Government by the Police Service Commission The commission said Abdul had earlier been commended by a former Inspector-General of Police and recommended for consideration by the Chairman of the……

Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, Takes Over Arik Air

The Federal Government has taken over Arik Airline by appointing an Aviation expert, Roy Ukpebo Ilegbodu, to manage the company under the receivership of Oluseye Opasanya SAN. The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, explained that decision to intervene “clearly underscores the government’s commitment to instill sanity in the country’s aviation sector to prevent a…

Distressed Arik Airlines Taken over by Federal Government

Arik Airlines has been taken over by the Federal Government of Nigeria to save it from going under. This was reported by Premium Times who asserted that the management of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) explained that the move was made by the FG to avert a major catastrophe. According to AMCON’s spokeperson Jude Nwauzor, “The……

Osinbajo At Bi-annual PFN Conference: Hate is Man’s Greatest Enemy

Acting President of Nigeria, Professor  Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday urged Nigerians to embrace love, saying “the seed of hate is the device of the devil.” He made the call at the Bi-annual Conference of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) in Benin, Edo state. He preached forgiveness. Hate he said, ‘is the enemy of our faith…

President Buhari Extends Vacation Writes To National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly today, February 5, 2017, informing of his desire to extend his Vacation in order to complete and receive the results of a series of tests recommended by his doctors. This was made Known in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President  on Media and…

Pressure Mounts on Buhari to allow Tuface’s rally

A cross-section of Nigerians, political and socio-cultural  groups have expressed displeasure over an order by the Nigeria Police cancelling the February 6 nationwide anti-government protests organized by singer, Innocent Idibia, popularly called Tuface. Tuface, the organizer of the protests tagged Occupy Nigeria, had said the planned protests were to draw the attention of the present……

FG saves $500m on oil products, opens 128 bids

The Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, on Thursday said the corporation saved 500 million dollars (N152.4bn) on oil products sales. Baru disclosed at the opening of bid for the Direct Sale Direct Purchase (DSDP), at the NNPC Towers in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)……

FCDA Did Not Pay Us Any Money as Rent, Says NASS Leadership

NASS Leadership Denies FCDA Rent Payment The leadership of the National Assembly yesterday dismissed as outright falsehood a claim in a report credited to a group known as Citizen Action to Take Back Nigeria (CATBAN) and published by an online medium, Sahara Reporters, in which it was alleged that the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola…

Artisans, Traders, Benefit In FG’s Soft Loans Across 13 States

In consolidation of the Buhari Presidency’s Social Investment Programmes (SIPs), the Federal Government has so far disbursed 23,400 loans to beneficiaries in 13 states & Federal Capital Territory under the Government’s Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP). This was disclosed in a press release issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media & Publicity to the…

No cabal in fertiliser value chain – Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Thursday in Abuja says there is no cabal in the government spearheaded fertiliser value chain in the country. Ogbeh was reacting to media reports that the Federal Government would be defrauded to the tune of N46 billion in a…

Why evil doers spread rumours on Buhari’s health –Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed described the rumored death of President Muhammadu Buhari as a “silly thing” does not intend to stop there. He also issued a statement on Wednesday in Abuja saying the Federal Government intends to bring down the full wrath of the law on those peddling rumours that the President…

Stay away from Libya, FG tells Nigerians

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa has warned Nigerian migrants to avoid Libya. Dabiri-Erewa also warned against illegal entry to Libya, noting that such immigrants to the country when caught and convicted were placed…

Illegal oil lifting: Court fines FG over delay in proceedings

court-of-law A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Southwest Nigeria on Monday ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay a fine of N15,000 while granting an application filed to amend its processes in a suit filed against Total E&P Nig. Plc, and Chevron Nigeria Plc over alleged under-declaration and undeclared of crude oil exports…

Chibok Schoolgirls: FG rejects BBOG’s conditions for Sambisa tour

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and CulturePhoto: Femi Ipaye/PM News The Federal Government has rejected the conditions given by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group for joining a day search sorties for missing Chibok girls to Sambisa Forest. In a letter addressed to the convener of the group, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, which was made…

FG To Construct Toilets, Recycling Plant in Kogi State

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it will commence the construction of public toilets and a recycling plant in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, within the next three months. The Deputy Director, Solid Wastes Management, Jide Oladapo, made this known at a meeting he held with officials of the Kogi Ministry of Environment and Natural…

F G grants Nigeria’s citizenship to 335 foreigners

Nigeria Flag The Federal Government has granted Nigeria’s citizenship to  335 foreigners who met stipulated conditions for such rights in line the provisions of the constitution. Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau announced this to Newsmen after the Federal Executive Council meeting President over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Also, Read; FG Civil Servants Get Reward System  He…

BIAFRA: Judge storms out of court as Kanu refuses secret trial

There was chaos at the Federal High Court in Abuja this morning after Justice Binta Nyako stormed out of the court premises following the refusal of embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to be tried in secret. According to reports, Kanu who is on trial for treasonable offences heatedly refused…

FG offsets salary arrears of ex-militants

Niger Delta Militants The Federal Government has paid two out of four months outstanding stipends owed former Niger Delta militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme. Mr Ramsey Mukoro, leader of the 3rd phase of the amnesty programme, disclosed on Saturday that some former agitators had received two out of four months’ salary backlog. “The Amnesty…

FG redeploys 3 perm. secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the redeployment of three Federal Permanent Secretaries. A statement by Haruna Imrana, Director of Communications, Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF), said that the circular conveying the deployment was signed by the HCSF, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita. Imrana said that the affected…

Senate to Investigate Southern Kaduna Killings, says Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday pledged that the Nigerian Senate, upon resumption, will look into the crises that have led to the wanton loss of lives and property in the Southern part of Kaduna State, in recent times. The Senate President made this known while responding to the…

Hurray! FG begins payment of N5,000 monthly stipends to poor Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari As part of its determined efforts to touch the lives of Nigerians positively the Buhari administration has started the payment of N5, 000 monthly stipends to the poorest and the most vulnerable in the country through the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) of its Social Investment Programmes, SIP. Under the CCT, one million…

Presidency Starts First Batch Of N5,000 Monthly Payments To One Million Poorest, Vulnerable Nigerians

N-Power Programme, Federal Government    *N-Power beneficiaries now receiving N30,000 monthly stipends also *FG already implementing four Social Investment Programmes across the country including Micro-Credit Scheme for about 1.2m As part of its determined efforts to touch the lives of Nigerians positively, the Buhari administration has now started the payment of N5, 000 monthly stipends…

FG condemns killing of another Nigerian in S/Africa

Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the latest extra judicial killing of a Nigerian in South Africa as “worrying and condemnable”. Dabiri-Erewa in a statement in Abuja on Monday said the latest gruesome killing of Tochukwu Nnadi by Police in South Africa, was…

FG to Appoint Boards For Agencies in 2017

  The Presidency says the appointments into the Federal Government’s boards, parastatal and agencies will be “fully back on track” at the beginning of 2017. A Presidential Media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in an interactive session with State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that…

FG to announce appointments into boards, agencies early 2017

Garba Shehu, media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari The Presidency says the appointments into the Federal Government’s boards, parastatal and agencies will be “fully back on track” at the beginning of 2017. A Presidential Media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, made this known in an interactive session with State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. The…

After Boko Haram Defeat, FG To Re-open 2 Major Roads in Borno

Segun Adeyemi, ABuja: The Federal Government will formally re-open two major roads in Borno State on Sunday following the total defeat of Boko Haram in the North-East by the Nigerian military. They are the Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak and the Maiduguri-Mungono-Baga roads. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and his counterpart in the Ministry of…

Federal Government Querry NFF On Unaccounted $802,000

Nneka Anibeze, Abuja: The Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung says he is yet to receive a report of an audited account of the NFF (Nigeria Football Federation). Barrister Dalung had directed the NFF to appoint an independent auditor to look into the books of the federation and also provide minutes of nomination…