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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 […]

FG To Commission More Fertilizer Plants

FG To Commission More Fertilizer Plants

The Federal Government is to revive 12 moribund fertiliser blending plants to bring to 23 the total number of plants that will partake in 2018 Presidential Fertilizer Initiative (PFI). The Minister of Information and Culture Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this at a media briefing in Lagos said 11 moribund plants with a combined capacity […]

FG Sets Up Panel To Probe 110 Dapchi Girls Abduction

FG Sets Up Panel To Probe 110 Dapchi Girls Abduction

The Federal Government has set up a 12-member committee to unravel the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 pupils of the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe State, on February 19. The committee was convened by the National Security Adviser, Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd.), according to a statement on Tuesday by […]

5m Pupils Get Free Meal In 19 states — Presidency

5m Pupils Get Free Meal In 19 states — Presidency

THE Presidency, yesterday, stated that over five million pupils in 28,249 schools in 19 states of the federation were currently being fed under the government’s National Homegrown School Feeding, NHGSF, programme. The states that have so far benefitted include Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta, Abia, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, Kaduna, Akwa Ibom, […]

We Are Negotiating Release Of 113 Chibok Girls – FG

We Are Negotiating Release Of 113 Chibok Girls – FG

The Federal Government has said it was working behind the scenes to ensure the release of 113 Chibok girls. Political Adviser to Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Babafemi Ojudu, announced this during a protest by Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, movement in Abuja, yesterday. “There are so many things we are doing; we have not […]

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