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President Goodluck Jonathan commissions 270 housing units in Abuja

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday while commissioning the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, Aviation village Abuja reaffirms his administration’s commitment in consolidating reforms in the housing sector in a bid to address the huge deficit in the nation’s housing sector.

Niger-Delta traditional rulers demand the payment of N600billion from the FG

4 years ago /

Traditional rulers from communities that produce oil minerals have expressed their displeasure to the Federal Government over the Six Hundred billion naira allegedly being owed the NDDC.

FCDA greeted with scepticism following moves to resettle original Abuja residents

4 years ago /

The planned development of a new district in Abuja to cater for the growing housing needs in the Nigerian capital has thrown up fresh concerns over the manner in which authorities have been handling issues of compensation and resettlement of the original inhabitants of the Federal Capital Territory. 

President Goodluck Jonathan swears in new commissioners

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, to work to convince Nigerians that they are relevant in the fight against corruption.

Sanusi's conflicting statements about missing oil revenue raises concern

4 years ago /

The controversy trailing the alleged missing funds in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has thrown up fresh questions on the level of transparency and accountability in the management of Nigeria’s oil revenue.

The consequences of age falsification in Nigeria

4 years ago /

Every year about 1.8 million Nigerians graduates flood the labor market. They roam the streets, flip through pages of newspapers, surf the Internet or visit public boards for vacancies and after this unsuccessful search, the anxiety builds and pressure mounts. 

Jonathan enjoins foreign ambassadors to take note of the positive parts of Nigeria

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged foreign ambassadors serving in Nigeria to convey positive aspects of the country to the world.

Minister of Works declares Lagos-Ibadan expressway as one of his successes

4 years ago /

Former deputy senate president Ibrahim Mantu says a culture of mindless criticism breed negative attitude among citizens.

Condolence visits continue for the Oba of Benin following his first wife's death

4 years ago /

The works minister, Mike Onolememen on Monday condoled with Oba of Benin over the death of his wife.

Ebonyi state governor tours ongoing projects in the state

4 years ago /

The ongoing installation work on the gas power plant in Ebonyi state is to be completed before the second quarter of the year.

Nigerians accuse the government of disregarding the needs of the elderly

4 years ago /

Aging is of course a global phenomenon and indeed a critical policy issue.

Beggars defy new law declaring street-begging illegal

4 years ago /

Old habits, they say die hard as a number of states in the northern part of the country enunciate policies to end street begging, beggars are devising means of getting around the law stopping the practice.

FG promises to make necessary amendments to the SURE-P initiative

4 years ago /

Speaking through the Minister of Labor and Productivity Emeka Wogu, President Jonathan said his administration is determined to impact positively on the infrastructural needs of the country. He urged the national assembly to expedite action on the 2014 budget stressing that the introduction of SURE-P is to mitigate the suffering of Nigerians.

Details of upcoming national conference

4 years ago /

Four hundred and ninety-two delegates are expected to attend the national conference and they will deliberate on everything except the unity of Nigeria.

National Human Rights Commission to use Nigerian celebrities as human rights ambassadors

4 years ago /

The National Human Rights Commission is using its celebrity ambassador to further sensitize Nigerians on their fundamental human rights.

National Assembly moves to stop the illegal sale of police/army uniforms

4 years ago /

A bill for an act to prohibit the illegal sale and use of uniforms of the armed forces, police, paramilitary and other government security services has scaled the second reading in Nigeria’s House of Representatives.

Federal government awards N100million to each Local government area

4 years ago /

The Nigerian government has released N100M (one hundred million naira) to each local government in the country to meet up with the 2015 millennium goals targets.

INEC ordered to pay N17.2 billion to complainant, BHL

4 years ago /

A federal High court in Abuja has awarded the sum of N17.2 billion (seventeen point two billion naira) against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC in a case of patent infringement filed by Bedding Holding Limited.

CHILD ABUSE: Human Rights Activists call on state governments to pass Child Right Act into law

4 years ago /

The plight of the Nigerian child in the face of gross abuse and neglect brought together child advocacy groups at all levels of government to see how the country has implemented the provisions of the African charter on the rights and welfare of the child.

Federal government approves N28.17 billion for development of Abuja district

4 years ago /

The federal government has approved the sum of N28.17 billion (twenty-eight point one-one-seven billion naira) for the provision and development of engineering infrastructure in Wasa district, Abuja