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Extremism: Human Rights Group Wants FG to Clamp Down On Perpetrators, Sponsors


A human rights group, The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has raised the alarm over what it said are the risks posed to the security of the country by activities of extremists groups, urging the federal government to pass stronger legislation that will clampdown on extremists and their foreign sponsors. Addressing journalists in Abuja, SHAC Executive Director (Public Affairs), Moses …

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Amnesty: Finance Minister questioned about N15 billion for amnesty programme


The Senate on Thursday asked the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun to release outstanding N15 billion in the 2016 budgetary allocation to the Presidential Amnesty Programme. The Upper Chamber also mandated its Committee on Niger Delta to investigate the circumstances leading to funding constraints of the programme, with a view to avoiding reoccurrence. The committee was given two weeks to …

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FG approves $39.9m Cameroon-Nigeria border link bridge


The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a Revised National Policy on Environment for the country and the contract for the construction of the $39.9m Cameroon-Nigeria border link bridge. These were the highlights of a meeting of the council presided over by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai …

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Adeboye: FG made a scapegoat out of Jim Obazee – Hon. Mike Adeniyi


Lawmaker, Hon. Mike Adeniyi Omogbehin, has explained that it was high time Nigerian laws be reviewed. In an exclusive interview with DAILY POST in Abuja, member representing Okitipupa/Irele federal constituency of Ondo State noted that the sack of Jim Obazee, former Executive Secretary of Financial Regulatory Council (FRC) for directing General Overseers of Churches and non-governmental organisations to step down …

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Fall of Sambisa: FG to re-open two roads in Borno


The Federal Government will formally re-open two major roads in Borno  later today following the total defeat of Boko Haram in the North-East by the Nigerian military. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this in a statement issued in Abuja. The roads are the Maiduguri-Gubio-Damasak and the Maiduguri-Mungono-Baga. Mohammed said that he and the Minister of …

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FG bans importation of vehicles through land borders


The Federal Government has banned the importation of vehicles into the country through land borders. This was revealed in a statement released by Mr. Wale Adeniyi, the Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Monday. The prohibition order includes new and used vehicles. “The ban is sequel to a Presidential directive restricting all vehicle imports to Nigerian …

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FG To pay N30,000 Monthly To 200,000 Employed Graduates


Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Media, on Friday disclosed that the Federal Government has employed 200, 000 graduates to work as teachers and agricultural extension workers in the country. Speaking at the second Presidential economic communication workshop in Abuja, the Vice President’s aide said those employed will earn N30,000 monthly. Disclosing that the …

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FG Approves 8 New Universities


The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved eight(8) new private universities across the country. The approval was granted, Wednesday, during a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, which held at the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, who briefed State House correspondents, said the ministry “submitted a memo seeking approval …

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FG In Talks With NLC Over N56,000 Minimum Wage


A delegation of the federal government will today meet with officials of the organised labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to initiate modalities that will guide negotiations for the new N56,000 minimum wage proposed by the workers’ union. The organised labour had on May 1, 2016 proposed a new minimum wage of N56,000 …

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FG looks to set up specialised petroleum force to arrest militancy


As part of its 2017 target to ensure zero militancy and a drastic reduction of violence in the Niger Delta, the federal government has indicated that it would set up a specialised petroleum force, comprising coastal patrol teams, Niger Delta subsidiary police, and other paramilitary set-ups, ThisDay reports. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this …

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Governor Okowa opens up after slump reports


Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has refuted reports that he was ill and had been flown abroad for medical attention. The social media went agog on Tuesday after news made the rounds that the governor slumped last Wednesday at the government house in Asaba. The report had it that Okowa, who was billed to attend the World Teachers Day …

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Declare a state of emergency on Kidnapping – Reps


The House of Representatives has expressed worry over the alarming rate of kidnapping, thereby urged government to declare a statement of emergency. The representatives observed that the rate of kidnapping in Nigeria escalated tremendously in the last 10 years. Member representing Akoko South East/ South West federal constituency, Hon. Gabriel Babatunde Kolawole who raised a point of order, and sponsored …

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