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Fashola: Fed Govt Will Repair its Roads in Ekiti

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said the Federal Government will soon begin the repairs of its roads in Ekiti State. Fashola spoke at the weekend during a fact-finding visit to some roads President Muhammadu Buhari approved recently for repairs in the state. He …

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FG Fails To Release Looters’ List, Seven Months After

Seven months after a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordered the Federal Government to release to Nigerians the list of public officials from whom public funds had been recovered, the list has yet to be released by the authorities. Justice Hadiza Shagari had on July 6, 2017, in her …

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Ekiti State Workers Resume Work After The Holiday

Workers in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday resumed work after the public holiday declared by the Federal Government to mark the New Year. Mr Femi Atiba, a legal practitioner at the Ministry of Justice, who spoke with newsmen, thanked God for keeping him and his family members alive to see the New …

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Fuel: Buhari Rejects Marketers’ Demand For Price Increase

The Demands: Price increase Total deregulation of petroleum products Payment of outstanding subsidy FG’S OFFERS: Creation of special window for Forex from CBN Presentation of request for payment of outstanding subsidy to National Assembly Creating opportunity for the establishment of modular refineries No return to era of fuel subsidy A …

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FG: We Will Sell Power Plants, Houses To Fund Budget

The Federal Government has concluded plans to sell key national assets in a bid to generate sufficient revenue to finance Nigeria’s annual budgets between 2018 and 2020. Director General, Budget Office, Mr. Ben Akabueze, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives joint …

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“Ikoyi Whistle-Blower Will Be Paid This Month” – Adeosun

The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday said that the whistle-blower who informed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of the N13bn recovered from an Ikoyi apartment in Lagos would be paid this month. Adeosun said this in a statement issued by her Special Adviser, Media and Communications, …

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Buhari Proposes N8.6trn Budget For 2018

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Nigeria’s Joint National Assembly has been presented with 2018 budget by President Buhari today. The Federal Government plans to spend about N8.6tn next year, a jump of about 15 per cent from the N7.44tn budgeted for the current year. The figures were contained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework …

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FG Moves To Enforce ‘No Work, No Pay’ Rule

The Federal Government has started the process of enforcing the ‘no work, no pay’ rule said to be captured in the Trade Disputes of the Federation. Once enforced, any worker who embarks on industrial action will lose his or her pay for that period while the period of the strike …

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List Of ASUU Demands As Strike Is Suspended Conditionally

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its five-week long strike on Monday. This was after ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi told reporters Monday night that they decided to conditionally suspend the strike in view of the timeline of October for the implementation of the signed agreement with the …

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FG Begins Mass Housing Constructions In 33 States

The Federal Government on Thursday announced that it had commenced the construction of mass housing projects in 33 states across the country . It also called for an upward review of up to 50 per cent as mobilisation funds for contractors, especially emerging contractors operating in the built environment , …

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FG Lifts Ban On Post-UTME Screening By Varsities

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The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the controversial examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). The Federal Government had last year ordered the scrapping of post-UTME for candidates.Speaking in an exclusive interview with The Guardian in Abuja yesterday, …

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ASUU Strike:- FG Confirms Negotiation With Lecturers

The Federal Government has confirmed that it is in talks with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), after it embarked on an indefinite strike. ASUU commenced an indefinite strike action across the nation beginning Sunday, August 13 The Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Chinenye Ihuoma, told …

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Senate Wants N200 to Dollar Rate for Pilgrimages

The Senate on Thursday urged the Federal Government to give N200 to dollar concession to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) once in every year. It said that it was for pilgrimages to the respective holy lands for Muslims and Christians. This …

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FG Abolishes BSc/HND Dichotomy In Paramilitary Services

The Federal Government has abolished the dichotomy between university degree holders and those of Higher National Diplomas HND in the paramilitary services. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Interior, Abubakar Magaji announced this in a statement Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, “the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons …

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FG Announces 2-Day Public Holiday to Mark Eid El-Fitr

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27 as Public Holiday to mark Eid-el-Fitr. Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau made the announcement on behalf of the Federal Government on Thursday in Abuja. He enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians to use the occasion of …

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F.G Pays 20 Whistle-Blowers N375.8million

The federal government said on Wednesday it had released about N375.8 million for payment of 20 whistleblowers who provided information that led to the recovery over N11.6 billion, Premium Times reports. The Ministry of Finance, which confirmed the release in a statement, said the payments were the first under the …

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