Category Archives: FG

IPOB didn’t burn down any mosque —Police

…IPOB protests at UN General Assembly …APC policies, cause of uprisings— PDP …We’ve moral obligation to keep Nigeria united —Shetima …Lack of communication, bane of Nigeria —Okorocha …IPOB didn’t burn down any mosque —Police By Chioma Gabriel, Emma Amaize, Emeka Mamah, Henry Umoru, Dapo Akinrefon, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Dirisu Yakubu & Chinonso Alozie Abuja—The Federal Government […]

FG begins payment of N290bn promotion arrears

…As Labour suspends planned strike By Victor Ahiuma-Young LAGOS— Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday said the Federal Government had commenced payment of over N290 billion outstanding salary, promotion and other arrears owed civil servants. The body in a statement in Lagos, noted that following the commencement of payment of the arrears,  […]

FG set to implement ERGP, as NESG rolls out programe

By Peter Egwuatu The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, yesterday, disclosed plans by the Federal Government to implement measures toward realising a growth target of 7 per cent by 2020. While briefing newsmen on the upcoming Twenty Third Nigerian Economic Summit (NES23) scheduled to hold on October 10 to 12 […]

FG to set up oil spill funds for N-Delta

By Chris Ochayi ABUJA—The Federal Government, has concluded arrangement to establish Niger Delta Oil Spillage Management Fund, NDOSMF,  to address the menace of environmental degradation confronting the region. The decision to set up of the fund was contained in a communiqué at the end of the second meeting of  National Council on Niger Delta, NCND, […]

IPOB stands proscribed, terrorist group  – FG

By Anthony Ogbonna The Federal Government of Nigeria, Tuesday, threw its weight on the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the categorisation of IPOB as a terrorist organisation by both the south-east governors and the Nigerian army, respectively, saying the activities of the group are similar to those of other terrorist groups. […]

US govt partnering FG to strengthen democratic institutions —Russell Brooks

By Innocent Onoja Abuja—United States Government has again assured public and private sectors in Nigeria of its unalloyed support and partnership in streegthening democratic institutions in the country. US Embassy Spokesperson, Russell Brooks gave the assurance while speaking at the closing ceremony of a five-day capacity building training programme for government spokespersons. “United States will […]

FG kicks as oil, electricity workers begin strike

•NUPENG, unions of electricity workers, pilots, Railways down tools; NUBIFIE joins later •No loading of fuel from today; NLC, TUC, FG insist ULC is illegal, ask Nigerians to shun strike •Labour Ministry says ULC violating the law, has no right to call strike By Victor Ahiuma-Young & Johnbosco Agbakwuru LAGOS — The Nigeria Union of […]

FG, SSANU, NASU, NAAT negotiation inconclusive

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE meeting between the Federal Government Negotiation Team and striking non teaching staff in the universities was inconclusive last night but with some agreements reached between the two parties. NLC President, Omar and the General Secretary of NASU, Adeyemi Though the Federal Government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment, […]