FG to commence return of Borno refugees in Minawo, Cameroon, says Minister

The Federal Government has said it will soon commence voluntary return of Borno state indigenes in Minawo refugee camp, Cameroon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, stated this in Abuja at the Nigeria stakeholders’ implementation meeting on the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) on Thursday. Farouq said that the government... Continue Reading →

Gas explosions: Reps ask Nigerians to install fire extinguishers at home

The House of Representatives has urged Nigerians to procure and install fire extinguishers and gas leakage detectors in their homes. The green chamber also mandated its committees Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Commerce and Gas Resources to investigate causes of gas explosions in the country. The resolutions followed a motion moved by Ben Kalu on Thursday during... Continue Reading →

FG threaten to sanction discos selling meters

The Federal Government has threatened to sanction any electricity distribution company or its representatives selling meters to Nigerians The Special Adviser to the President on Infrastructure, Mr Ahmed Zakari, issued the warning at a stakeholders’ engagement on electricity tariff, organised by the FGN/NLC-TUC Ad-hoc Committee. Zakari said, “We have made it clear through the regulator’s... Continue Reading →

We need more intelligence than weaponry, recruit graduates into Force – Donald Duke

Former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has advised the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to immediately change its strategy in dealing with insecurity in Nigeria. Duke speaking on Channels TV on Sunday was reacting to the recent killing of farmers in Borno State and the general insecurity across the country. The former governor emphasized... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Govt to Ban Fish Importation in Two Years

The federal government has announced plans to end fish importation in the next two years as it asked fish importers to consider producing fish locally. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Sabo Nanono, said yesterday in Abuja at the 35th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), that the federal government... Continue Reading →

FG: Nigeria may exit recession in 4th Quarter

The federal government has predicted that Nigeria will be out of recession in the fourth quarter of 2020. This will be possible if government sustains the economic performance that lifted the economy from -6.1 percent growth to -3.62 in the third quarter of 2020. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this prediction in Abuja on Monday... Continue Reading →

UPDATED: FG exempts ASUU from IPPIS, offers N65bn to end strike

The Federal Government on Friday agreed to exempt the Academic Staff Union of Universities(ASUU) from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System pending when the university lecturers will complete the development of its own payment platform- the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS).   The government also agreed to ASUU’s demand to pay their members’... Continue Reading →

FG commits to eliminating cervical cancer by 2030

The Federal Government Wednesday reaffirmed its commitment to reduce the prevalence of cervical cancer in the country, by endorsing the global strategy for the elimination of cervical cancer by the World Health Organization’s (WHO). It, therefore, stated that in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 2030 target for elimination of cervical cancer, it will... Continue Reading →

Fresh hike in petrol price will increase anguish level in Nigeria – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday rejected the new increase in the pump price of petrol announced last week by the Federal Government. The Pipelines and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) had last Friday announced an increase in the ex-depot price of petrol to N155.17. The development forced the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria... Continue Reading →

Falana-led Coalition Calls For Monthly Inspection Of Police Stations, Detention Facilities by Judges

The Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond, a coalition of over 80 civil society organisations and organised labour, has advocated for monthly inspection of police stations and detention facilities by judges and chief magistrates. The group in a statement by its Chairman, Femi Falana, said that Section 34 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act,... Continue Reading →

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