News - Federal Government

Ekiti Herdsmen Attack: Fayose Wants F.G To Be Alive To Its Responsibilities

4 minutes ago /
Nation  Security 

Following the death of a Pregnant Tiv Woman killed at Orin-Ekiti in Ido Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State by suspected Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ayodele Fayose is again calling on the federal government to be alive to its responsibilities in providing adequate security for Nigerians. Gov. Fayose made the call...

PDP Youth Group Seek End To APC Rule

9 minutes ago /
Nation 

The national youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Udeh Okoye has urged Nigerian youths to join forces and vote out any unserious government come 2019 election. Okoye was speaking when he received various youth groups within the PDP at the national secretariat of the party in abuja. He said the APC led...

UNILAG Management Commends President Buhari For TV License Approval

2 days ago /
Nation 

The Management of the University of Lagos has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the approval of a TV license, UNILAG TV, that will enhance research-oriented education and ease communication within and outside the university campus.In a meeting with the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and...

Osinbajo Heads NEC Committee On Herdsmen-Famers Crisis, Killings

2 days ago /
Nation 

The National Economic Council has constituted a 10-man working committee to address killings by suspected herdsmen. The committee is headed by Vice-President,  Yemi Osinbajo and has the governors of Kaduna, Zamfara, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Edo, Plateau, Oyo, and Ebonyi States as members. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State told State House correspondents...

Herdsmen Burn Farm Belonging To Former Naval Chief, Afolayan

3 days ago /
Nation 

Suspected herdsmen have burnt down twenty five hectares of farmlands belonging to a former Chief of Naval Staff (Rtd), Vice Admiral Samuel Afolayan in his hometown in Obbo Ile, Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State. The yearly burning is said to have started 10 years ago and this current burning...

Reps To Investigate Alleged Revenue Loss Of $7.6trillion By NNPC

3 days ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives is to investigate the reasons responsible for Nigeria losing about 7.6 trillion Naira crude oil revenue to international oil companies. In a motion sponsored by Rep. Sunday Katung, lawmakers were informed that the loss, which is from 1993, is partly due to government’s failure to implement the...

Rivers Residents Endorse Wike For Second Term

3 days ago /
Nation 

Residents of River State have endorsed the Governor, Nyesom Wike, for another term of four years. They declared their support for the governor when over 15,000 non-indigenes of the state visited the Government House on Wednesday in Port Harcourt, the state capital. Wike urged Nigerians irrespective of their linguistic and religious affiliation...

Netherlands Government To Assist In Reintegration Of Libya Returnees

3 days ago /
Nation 

The Government of Netherlands says it will collaborate with Nigeria in re-intergarting returnees from Libya and also help in tackling the issue of illegal migration. This was made known when the Netherlands ambassador, harry putker paid a visit to the governor of Edo state Godwin Obaseki. Puker said the Netherlands will work...

EFCC Asks Court To Grant Interim Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $3.6m

5 days ago /
Nation 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked a Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos to grant an order of interim forfeiture of the sum of $3,645,013.73 (Three Million, Six Hundred and Forty Five Thousand, Thirteen United States Dollar, Seventy Three Cent) domiciled with First Bank of Nigeria Ltd...

Cross River State Set To Commence Banana Export – Governor Ayade

5 days ago /
Business and Economy  

As part of a strategy aimed at turning the state's economy around, cross river governor, prof. Ben Ayade says  the state will soon commence the export of its 'grand nain' species of banana. The governor stated this when he paid an unscheduled visit to ascertain the status of crops in the...

Buhari Asks Benue Leaders To Accommodate Their Countrymen ‘In The Name Of God’

5 days ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to the government and people of Benue State to exercise restraint following the recent attacks on some communities in the state. The President, who asked the people to accommodate their countrymen, also assured them that all the perpetrators of violence in Benue would be made to face the wrath of...

Osinbajo Denies Ignoring Security Reports On Benue Attacks

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied media reports credited to Benue state Governor Samuel Ortom that he ignored security reports of the attack by herdsmen in logo and Guma Local governments on January 1. A statement by the media office of the vice president said professor Osinbajo does not believe that Governor...

Saraki Seeks Better Welfare For Military, Ex-Servicemen

6 days ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's Senate President,  Bukola Saraki, has called on the Federal Government and military authorities to prioritize the welfare of both their serving and retired personnel. According to him, this was necessary considering the enormous sacrifices they render to sustain the peace and security of the country – a statement from his...

FG Summons US Ambassador Over Trump’s Controversial Comment

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has summoned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington, to protest President Donald Trump’s alleged derogatory comment on African states. Mr Symington is expected to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyema over the derogatory term. Mr Trump reportedly implied that African countries,...

Ganduje Appeals For Improved Budgetary Allocations To Ex-Servicemen

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has asked all security agencies in the state to intensify efforts towards ensuring peaceful coexistence among various ethnic groups in Kano. At a 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration, the governor also appealed to the Federal Government to improve budgetary allocations to the retired and...

FG Assure Nigerians That Smuggling Of Frozen Chicken Will Soon Be Eradicated

6 days ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that the problem of frozen chicken smuggling across borders facing poultry farmers in the country will soon be eradicated. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh gave the assurance at the Flag- off of the National Egg Production Scheme In Aaye, Ifedore Local...

Bishop Urges FG To Deal Decisively With Herdsmen Killings

6 days ago /
Security 

Reactions are still trailing the spate of killings in different parts of Nigeria by suspected herdsmen.  In a homily during the dedication of St. Mark's Catholic Church Uburu, Ihechiowa, in Abia state, the catholic bishop of Umuahia diocese, Lucius Ugorji, called on ‎the federal government to take a decisive action against...

IGP Tours Benue, Nasarawa States Assures Of Adequate Protection

6 days ago /
Nation  Security 

The Nigerian Police Force says it remains committed to providing adequate protection for the people of Benue and Nasarawa  states in north central Nigeria. Inspector general of Police, Ibrahim Idris, gave the assurance during a tour of some of the troubled communities and villages in the two north central states. The Nigerian top...

3rd Batch Of Libyan Returnees Arrive Portharcourt

6 days ago /
Nation 

Another batch of 560  Libyan returnees  arrived port Harcourt Saturday night at exactly 11:52pm local time. The returnees were received at the port harcourt international airport by top officials of the Nigerian immigration service, NEMA, NAPTIP and other concerned agencies in the ongoing evacuation process from libya Addressing news men at the airport, the...

El-Zakzaky’s Detention: FG Should Purge Self Of ‘Aggravated Court Contempt’ – Falana

6 days ago /
Nation 

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has accused the Federal Government of aggravated contempt of Federal High Court over the continuous detention of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky. The senior lawyer made the allegation in a statement in which he demanded the immediate release of El-Zakzaky...


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