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FG, ASUU meeting ends in stalemate amidst acrimony

*Ngige says strike fuelling EndSars protest …as ASUU directs members to distance selves from IPPIS activities Regina Otokpa, Abuja The meeting between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) with a view to ending the lecturers’ strike, last night ended in stalemate amidst deep, heated arguments. The implementation of the Integrated Payroll and […]

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FG, ASUU meet to resolve strike

  The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, will today (Thursday) meet with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities in a bid to end the over six months strike by the university lecturers. A statement by the Deputy Director of Press and Public Relations at the ministry, Mr Charles Akpan […]

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Autogas: FG pledges cheaper conversion, installation

In line with its commitment to usher in a cheaper alternative to Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol, the Federal Government has pledged to provide Nigerians with an efficient and cheap conversion process to Autogas, a better fuel for Nigerians. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, made the pledge during […]

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FG justifies celebration of Nigeria’s 60th anniversary

…says it’ll be low key celebration The Federal Government has said that in spite of the numerous socio-economic challenges facing Nigeria, it would roll out the drums in celebration of the 60th Independence Anniversary on October 1. It justified the celebration because the nation had passed through some tough historical milestones in the last six […]

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FG orders Nigerians with bank accounts to register again

The Federal Government has ordered all persons holding accounts across financial institutions and insurance firms to complete and submit self-certification forms. The directive was announced, yesterday, via the Federal Government’s Twitter handle. The government warned that failure to comply may include monetary penalty or inability to operate the account. It stated: “This is to notify […]

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COVID-19: FG refers Russian vaccine to NAFDAC, NIPRD for evaluation

The Federal Government yesterday said the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), would evaluate the Russian COVID-19 vaccine, to ascertain possibility of patronising the vaccine. This was part of consensus reached by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Minister of […]

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FG, Resident Doctors resolve dispute

…as Ngige flays associations against reporting executives to NASS …we had no other option says NMA Regina Otokpa, Abuja After hours of extensive deliberations, the Federal Government and the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), have resolved resolved all contending issues which have been lingering for a while. At the end of a closed door meeting […]

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2021: FG proposes N11.86trn aggregate expenditure in MTEF &FSP documents

…suggests exchange rate at $ N360 to $1 The Federal Government yesterday proposed aggregate expenditure of N11.86 trillion for 2021 fiscal year in the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper for 2021-2023 (MTEF & FSP), unveiled through virtual by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Usman. In the document […]

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FG targets $1.1bn from spectrum, TV licenses’ sale

…to create 2m jobs by 2023 The Federal Government is targeting the sum of $1.1 billion from sale of television licences, Digital Access Fees and spectrum that would be vacated once analogue to digital migration has been completed. Briefing newsmen yesterday after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari, the […]

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FG condemns attack on embassy in Indonesia

The Federal Government yesterday condemned the attack on the Nigerian embassy in Indonesia. The development is coming barely one week after a building was demolished inside the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana. The condemnation followed on Thursday, of video clips from online platforms of some persons protesting and destroying property on the premises of the […]