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Chibok Girls’ Case Not Closed – FG

Chibok Girls’ Case Not Closed – FG

The Federal Government has assured the international community that it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on a daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok Girls still in captivity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this at a briefing at the Department of African […]

The Onnoghen Case and Other Stories

I find it incredulous that a ruling government that seeks a second term in office and about which doubts have been expressed with regard to its performance, the competence of its officials and the quality of its service delivery would embark on a series of self-immolating adventures that can only further alienate it from the […]

NLC Gives Federal Government Ultimatum For New Minimum Wage

NLC Gives Federal Government Ultimatum For New Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has given the Federal Government 11 days to transmit the new national minimum wage to the National Assembly, saying industrial peace and harmony would not be guaranteed in the country if their demand is not met before 31st December. At a press conference yesterday in Lagos, the National President of […]

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Walk Out Of Delegation Meeting

ASUU Strike Continues As Lecturers Walk Out Of Delegation Meeting

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has staged a walkout from the meeting with a federal government delegation. The government delegation was led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige. The university lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on November 4, demanding improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with […]

FG To Engage 300,000 New N-Power Beneficiaries

FG To Engage 300,000 New N-Power Beneficiaries

The Federal Government has concluded arrangements to engage additional 300,000 beneficiaries in the second batch of its N-Power Volunteers Corp from August 1. The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu Akande, disclosed this in a press statement on Thursday.  Akande explained that with 200,000 existing beneficiaries, 500,000 unemployed Nigerian […]

Benue Groups Kick Over N170 Billion Vote For Cattle Ranches

Benue Groups Kick Over N170 Billion Vote For Cattle Ranches

Three major socio-cultural organisations in Benue State have rejected the move by the Federal Government to spent N170 billion of public funds to construct ranches for what they term ‘a private business of cattle rearing.’The groups equally spurned the push for actualisation of grazing routes and cattle colonies. In a statement in Makurdi by President […]

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

FG Sets Up Family Courts To Prosecute Child Offenders

The Federal Government has called on States to set up family courts to try child offenders, prosecuting them in accordance with the child Rights Act of Nigeria. The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Jummai Allhassan made this disclosure on Friday in Abuja in a press briefing and inauguration of the 6th […]

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

FG To Invest N72bn In Electricity Distribution

Minister of state, power, works and housing, Suleiman Hassan Zarma, has stated that the federal government is ready to dole out N72 billion to electric distribution companies in the country to boost  power supply and increase consumers confidence. The minister who disclosed this yesterday in Gombe during the commissioning of 1x30MVA 132/33KV power transformer at […]

FG Seeks $46bn Russian Exim Bank Funding For Railway Projects

FG Seeks $46bn Russian Exim Bank Funding For Railway Projects

The federal government is negotiating with Russian Exim Bank and other investors from India to raise $46 billion to fund railway modernisation across the country. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, revealed yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari had given approval to source of loan for the completion of the three standard gauge lines running from […]

Atmospheric Research Centre Inaugurated In Kogi By FG

Atmospheric Research Centre Inaugurated In Kogi By FG

As part of efforts to propel Nigeria into the orbit and become a force to be reckoned with in scientific innovation through space development, the federal government has inaugurated the Centre for Atmospheric Research (CAR) in Anyigba, Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State. Minister of Science and Technology, Chief Ogbonanya Onu, performed the inauguration of […]

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