FG mulls stimulus package for airlines amidst COVID-19

Aero seeks merger Air Peace to scrap in-flight meal service   The Federal Government is currently working on how to bail out the aviation sector following the damage COVID-19 outbreak has done to the industry. Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt Musa Nuhu, disclosed this yesterday. He explained that Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, has presented a case to the Presidency on the revival of the aviation industry. Speaking at an aviation virtual seminar on ‘Flying Into Turbulent Skies, Safely Navigating COVID-19 Headwinds: Survival Strategies For Nigerian Aviation’, organised…

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…FG won’t revert VAT to 5%

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the control of the spread of the coronavirus pandemic has said that the Federal Government will not revert the 7.5 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) to five per cent in order to provide succour to businesses as it eases lockdown in the country. The PTF chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at its daily briefing yesterday, equally vowed to investigate the allegation that health workers in public facility demand money for Protective Personal Equipment (PPEs) from…

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FG bans movement of infected patients to other states

Disturbed over the rising cases of COVID- 19 now in 24 states and Abuja, the Federal Government has directed that all confirmed cases of the virus must be treated in states where the cases were diagnosed. This was one of the resolutions adopted at the end of a virtual Emergency National Council of Health (NCH) meeting convened by the Federal Ministry of Health with state Commissioners for Health and the Acting FCT Secretary for Health in attendance. With 117 new cases, the highest recorded since the first COVID-19 confirmed case…

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ASUU cautions FG on proliferation of varsities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has cautioned the Federal Government on the dangers of proliferation of universities in the country, without the provision of adequate funding. Addressing journalists yesterday at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Yola, Adamawa State, the spokesman for the union, Comrade Sadiq A. Umar, said: “There will be a time the Federal Government will not be able to fund education in the country.” According to ASUU, the proliferation of universities by the FG to the detriment of funding the existing ones is…

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Forgery: Don’t harbour Adeosun, PDP tells UK

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the British government to immediately repatriate the former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun who have confessed to have forged her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate, back to the country. The party also told President Muhammadu Buhari to stop parading himself as “Mr. Integrity” for allegedly aiding Mrs. Adeosun to escape justice. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the British government should not shield Adeosun from facing the course of justice. It reminded the…

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FG attacks South-East governors over fake news

The federal government described as fake news allegations by governors from the south-east geopolitical zone that the current administration has not done anything in their states. According to Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the allegation credited to the governors were either out of media misquotation or misrepresentation. Both, the Minister argued, represent fake news and is condemnable. “South-east governors are spreading fake news”, he said at the opening of a lecture organised by the Buhari /Osinbajo Campaign Organisation in Kwara state. “They were quoted to have said…

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NASS Invasion: FG Planning to twist facts, indict us- Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President, Dr, Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu have raised the alarm that the Federal Government has commenced the execution of a plot to implicate them and their colleagues in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the last Tuesday Invasion of the premises of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a statement signed by their media aides, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, the two legislative leaders stated that after receiving the interim report submitted by the Inspector General of Police…

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FG PERFECTS PLANS to nail SARAKI

These may not be the best of times for the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as investigations by the Saturday Telegraph revealed that the Federal Government (FG) has concluded plans on a three-prong strategy to tame what is perceived as his growing political influence. This is coming as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed that the FG and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are shopping court orders to remove Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu. Checks by our correspondents showed that the Presidency has prepared a “perfect and solid arrangement”…

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NASS under Saraki hampered our progress – FG

…excited over defection   The Federal Government has accused the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of sustaining an aggressive opposition in the National Assembly against President Muhammadu Buhari and his government in the last three years. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja, said the opposition posture of the Senate President has slowed down the implementation of the government’s political and economic programme for speedy growth in the country.  …

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We’ve nothing to lose by Saraki’s defection – FG

Lai Mohammed

‎The Federal Government said it was in anyway worried by the defection of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Federal Government said in a statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, that Saraki behaved more like a member of the opposition while he was a member of APC. The statement which was signed by the minister’s Special Assistant, Segun Adeyemi, accused the President of Senate of “deliberately slowing down the progress of…

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