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Court Sacks Senator, Demands Refund Of All Emoluments

Court Sacks Senator, Demands Refund Of All Emoluments

A federal high court in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has sacked the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East Senatorial district, Bassey Akpan, from the Nigerian Senate. The court in a judgment delivered on Monday ruled that Bassey Etim ( also known as BAFIL), and not Mr. Akpan, was the authentic candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, […]

One Meal Per Day Project About To Kick Start -FG

One Meal Per Day Project About To Kick Start -FG

The Federal Government has released N844, 360, 550 to seven states for the provision of at least one meal per day to students. Also, a total number of 11,775 cooks have been employed to prepare the meals in those states, while local farmers in the states are also the ones producing the food prepared and […]

FG Takes over Troubled Arik

FG Takes over Troubled Arik

After months of uncertainty over the fate of Nigeria’s largest carrier, the federal government yesterday finally took over the management of Arik Air, stating that the decision had become necessary to save the distressed airline, which it said was “too important to fail”. A statement by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), which obtained […]

FG Releases N375m For Feeding Of 700,000 Pupils In Five States

FG Releases N375m For Feeding Of 700,000 Pupils In Five States

The federal government has said so far, it has released over N375 million in five states for the implementation of its school feeding programme. The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, made this known in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday. Akande said the release of the amount was […]

FG Removes 50,000 Ghost Workers From Payroll

FG Removes 50,000 Ghost Workers From Payroll

To rid the public service of corruption, the Federal Government has identified 50,000 ghost workers in a move that saved the country N200 billion. Government’s action ensured that the N13 billion taken monthly from the payroll between February and December 2016 was saved. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, […]

Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Salaries

Super Falcons Protest Unpaid Salaries

Players and officials of the victorious Super Falcons arrived in Lagos yesterday from Cameroun, where they defeated the Lionesses to win their 10th African Women Nations Cup title. The players were received at the Murtala Muhammad Airport by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick and other board members, including Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau. Amaju […]

We Can’t Pay N284b Allowances, Government Tells ASUU

We Can’t Pay N284b Allowances, Government Tells ASUU

The Federal Government yesterday said it could not afford the N284 billion earned allowances being demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Earned allowances are the emoluments the lecturers are entitled to enhance academic productivity and increase research output. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige told reporters after the Federal Executive […]

FG Floats Schemes To Rescue 58m Nigerians From Poverty

FG Floats Schemes To Rescue 58m Nigerians From Poverty

In its determination to make life better for the over 58 million Nigerians living in abject poverty, the federal government has expressed its determination to remedy the situation through people-oriented programmes. Speaking at a Forum for Accountable Society (FAS) organised by Actionaid Nigeria and the Africa Human Development Centre (AHDC) in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom […]

FG Hails Nigerian Doctor In U.S. For Successful Operation On Unborn Baby

FG Hails Nigerian Doctor In U.S. For Successful Operation On Unborn Baby

The Federal Government has commended a US-based Nigerian surgeon, Dr Oluyinka Olutoye, who successfully removed tumour from a baby in her mother’s womb. In a statement in Abuja, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, said that the Nigerian Government and people were proud of Olutoye. The […]

CBN Approves Special Forex Sale For Airlines, Others

CBN Approves Special Forex Sale For Airlines, Others

The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved a special secondary market intervention retail sales of foreign exchange for airlines operating in the country. According to a statement from the aviation arm of the Federal Ministry of Transportation on Friday, the arrangement is dedicated to the clearance of the backlog of matured foreign exchange obligations. Also […]