Labour suspends proposed strike as FG holds electricity tariff hike

Labour suspends proposed strike as FG holds electricity tariff hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have suspended the strike scheduled to commence today (Monday). This development followed an agreement reached by the NLC with the Federal Government at a meeting which started at 8.30pm on Sunday and ended at 2:50am this morning. After exhaustive deliberations on the issues raised by the labour centres, the meeting agreed…

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FG to meet NLC, TUC, others on Saturday over strike actions

FG to meet NLC, TUC, others over on Saturday over strike

The Federal Government has scheduled a special meeting with representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), their affiliates as well as members of Civil Society Organisations as one of the ways to end incessant strike by workers. The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents after a meeting…

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Investigate Gana’s killing by soldiers, Sen. Suswam tells FG

Investigate Gana’s killing by soldiers, Suswam tells FG

Senator Gabriel Suswam, a former governor of Benue State, who is representing Benue North-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, has condemned the killing of Terwase Agwaza a.k.a Gana by some soldiers on Tuesday and urged the Federal Government to set up a judicial panel to investigate the incident. Gana was killed by some soldiers on Tuesday, on his way…

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We’ve paid up to N20bn COVID-19 allowances to health workers – FG

We've paid up to N20bn COVID-19 allowance to health workers – FG

Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, the Minister of State for Health in a statement on Wednesday, said that the Federal Government has paid up to N20bn in COVID-19 inducement allowances to doctors and health workers in the country. Dr. Mamora made this known on Wednesday morning while featuring on a Channels Television‘s programme, Sunrise Daily, he also hailed the frontline health workers who are…

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We will not return to work until our demands are met, ASUU tells FG

ASUU demands

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has told the Federal Government that members of the union will not return to work until all the demands that led to the March 23rd 2020 nationwide strike are addressed. ASUU made the vow on Wednesday in a statement signed by its zonal coordinator of Ibadan zone, comprising of the University of Ibadan,…

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FG releases N14.92bn for accrued rights Contributory Pensioners

FG releases N14.92bn for accrued right Contributory Pensioners

The Federal Government revealed that it has released N14.92 billion for the payment of accrued rights for Pensioners under the Contributory Pension Scheme. The National Pension Commission Head of Corporate Communication, Mr Peter Aghahowa, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Monday. According to the statement, the N14.92 billion will cover four months arrears of the Pensioners. He said that the…

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WAEC exams begin August 17, NECO Oct 5 — FG

2020 WASSCE timetable out, WAEC announce

The West African Examinations Council, WAEC, exams for Senior Secondary School 3 (WASSCE) will start on August 17, according to a comprehensive schedule for various national examinations for exit classes spanning August 17 to November 18, 2020, as released by the Federal Government. Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba, who made the announcement on Wednesday in Abuja after series of meetings with…

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Federal Character Commission sets up c’ttees to audit MDAs

Federal Character Commission sets up c’ttees to audit MDAs

ABUJA—THE Federal Character Commission, FCC, has lamented that the non adherence to the principle of federal character principle is affecting President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision of uniting Nigerians through creation of equal opportunities in the government ministries, departments and agencies, MDAs. Consequently, the Commission has resolved to set up six ad hoc committees to look into the activities of all government agencies…

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FG spends N15.8bn on hazard allowances — Ngige

FG spends N15.8bn on hazard allowances — Ngige

FG spends N15.8bn on hazard allowances. The Federal Government says it has so far spent N15.8 billion on hazard allowances in its teaching hospitals and medical centres across the country. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at a meeting with  the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) leadership on Monday in Abuja. Read…

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FG reopens secondary schools August 4 for SS3 students

FG reopens secondary schools August 4 for SS3 students

ABUJA – All secondary schools in the country are to résumé academic activities August 4, 2020, the federal government has said. But the resumption, according to the Federal Ministry of Education, would only be for SS3 students writing the West African Examinations Council, WAEC and the National Examinations Council, NECO. Read also: Killings: Act now, South, M-belt leaders write Buhari…

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FG partially shuts 3rd Mainland Bridge

FG partially shuts 3rd Mainland Bridge

The Federal Government FG, on Saturday, partially closed the Third Mainland Bridge, Nigeria’s busiest bridge, for rehabilitation works after site inspections for traffic architecture assessments. The work began at midnight on July 24 as workmen use crash barriers to barricade the outbound mainland traffic on Adeniji Adele junction. Read also: NDDC: Sack Akpabio, Pondei, Fayose tells Buhari They went on…

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FG deficit spending rises 6% to N1.46trn in 1st quarter

FG deficit spending rises 6% to N1.46trn in 1st quarter

FG deficit spending rises 6% to N1.46trn in 1st quarter. The fiscal spending of the Federal Government (FG) rose by six percent, year-on-year (YoY) to N1.46 trillion in the first quarter of the year (Q1’2020) from N1.13 trillion in the corresponding period of last year. The increase in deficit spending was in spite eight percent, YoY,  increase in oil revenue…

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Vibration on Niger Bridge not a threat ― FG

Vibration on Niger Bridge not a threat ― FG

FOLLOWING social media reports that the 55 year–old Niger Bridge linking Delta and Anambra states had become a security risk to motorists due to vibration on some sections of the bridge, the federal ministry of works assured yesterday that the bridge was not threatened in any way. The federal controller of works in Anambra State, Mr Adeyemo Ajani, who conducted…

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FG gives condition for use of Ebola drug to treat Covid-19

FG gives condition for use of Ebola drug to treat Covid-19

A drug originally designed for the treatment of Ebola appears to be gradually getting global endorsement for the treatment of Covid-19. Early last week, the United States (US) announced that it had arranged for the entire stock of Remdesivir for the next three months to be delivered to it. US is among the countries worst hit by coronavirus otherwise known…

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N-Power: Over 3m applications received so far ― FG

N-Power: Over 3m applications received so far ― FG

The Federal Government has said over three million applications have been received so far from candidates seeking enrollment in the N-Power Programme. This came as it announced the disengagement of independent monitors it recruited to monitor batches A and B of the N-Power programme as well as other National Social Investment Programmes. Read also: Abide by your constitutional role, Buratai…

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FG considers morning and afternoon classes

Amid coronavirus pandemic, the federal government says it is considering morning, afternoon classes over school reopening. This was disclosed by the minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba. He said this during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja. According to him, the government could not afford to take any costly risk, especially as it regards…

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FG appeals to traders, transporters to stop price hiking

The Federal Government has appealed to traders and transporters to stop hiking price of food items and transportation as the country battles to contain the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, made the appeal at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news briefing on Thursday in Abuja. He said it was…

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Federal Government hinder Governors From Leaving Nigeria

Federal Government launches a campaign to end open defecation

Nigeria’s Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has revealed that he has denied five governor’s flight approval, since the closure of the airports and the lockdown order by the Federal Government to curb the COVID-19 outbreak. According to Sirika, three out of the four governors are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were hindered from traveling by the federal government…

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See The Amount Federal Government Shared Among 130,000 Poor Katsina Citizens

Federal Government launches a campaign to end open defecation

About 130,000 poor households in Katsina state have been paid N2.6billion under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme of the Federal Government. Abdulkadir Nasir, Special Adviser on social interventions to Gov. Aminu Masari, made the disclosure at a news briefing in Katsina on Friday. He explained that the disbursement was part of the Federal Government’s interventions to cushion the harsh…

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Federal Government Orders Closure Of All Tertiary Institutions, Secondary And Primary Schools

Federal Government launches a campaign to end open defecation

The Federal Government of Nigeria through the Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of all tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the country. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mr. Sonny Echono, who confirmed this to journalists, said the move was part of measures to contain the spread of…

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FG condemns killing of Nigerians in Saudi Arabia

UAE sentences 8 Nigerians to death - FG

Following the recent execution of a Nigerian woman in Saudi Arabia this week, the Federal Government of Nigeria has cried out over the execution and killing of Nigerians in the country. The FG speaking through the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diasporan Matters, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa described the incident as tragic, sad and pathetic as it called on…

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