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 […]


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 […]


FG plans commercialisation of agriculture for food security

Amid concerns over the assurance of Nigerian food security levels in the wake of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Federal Government has restated its plan towards commercialising agriculture in the country to boost food production. Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Sabo Nanono, who made this known in an interview in Abuja recently, […]


Let’s go into the archives

As the nation marked another Democracy Day on June 12, the journey to statehood comes to the front-burner and offers a renewed opportunity to look into the past, reflect on the present and project into the future. No doubt, the national question borders on those critical issues threatening our corporate existence and are centred around […]