Showing posts with label FG. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FG. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

MMWG Group Urges FG To Negotiate With Boko Haram For Release Of Chibok Girls

The Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) has urged the federal government to negotiate the release of the abducted scchoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state, with Boko Haram insurgents.

According to the group, the problems of insecurity in the country can only be surmounted through negotiation and intensive prayers.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sanusi Allegedly Spent ₦1.3bn On Charter Planes In 2013 - FG

FG uncovers how Sanusi allegedly spent ₦1.3bn on charter planes in 2013.........

 Nigerian Tribune

April 27, 2014

Fresh trouble appears to be brewing for the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CB₦), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the Federal Government has discovered how he spent the sum of ₦1.3 billion for personal aircraft charter in 2013 alone.

Indeed, investigations revealed that the budget for the CBN governor’s aircraft charter was adjusted twice in the year with a proviso for further expenses which are being investigated.

Friday, April 18, 2014

FG should use missing $20bn to provide electricity – Fashola

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has told the Federal Government to recover the missing $20bn and use the money to provide 20,000 megawatts of electricity.
Fashola said this on Thursday during the inauguration of Addo – Kekere, Lagbasa and Ajah Badore roads in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area.

The governor wondered why it was taking the Federal Government a long time to recover the money that could solve the problem of electricity permanently in the country.
He said, “If the Federal Government finds the missing $20bn, we will have constant power supply. I know that if we have $1bn, we will have 1,000 megawatts of electricity in the country. So $20bn is equivalent to 20,000 megawatts.”

Sunday, March 23, 2014

No FG directive to return applicants’ money — Immigration

The Federal Government may not refund the N1,000 application fee that was paid by each of the 693,000 applicants that participated in the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment on March 15.
The  FG had on Wednesday cancelled the recruitment exercise, which claimed 18 applicants’ lives.
The Public Relations Officer of the NIS, Mr. Emeka Obua, told SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday that the service had not received any directive on the refund of the money.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

ASUU Strike Update: ASUU Wants Watertight Deal From FG

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities have given the Federal Government certain conditions to be met before the union could call off its four-month old strike.
Part of this condition, Saturday PUNCH learnt, is that all federal parastatals in charge of fund, labour, and education must sign the agreement purportedly reached between its leadership and the Federal Government on Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Nigerian FG grants citizenship to 174 foreigners

The Federal Government, Wednesday, granted Nigerian citizenship to 174 foreigners.

Briefing journalists after the weekly meeting of the Executive Council of the Federation, FEC, chaired by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, said a breakdown of the applications submitted included those from 45 foreigners married to Nigerians, and 129 from persons that were born by naturalised Nigerians.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FG To ASUU: FG to give varsities N1.1tn in five years.

Details of the  Monday/ Tuesday marathon meeting  between President Goodluck Jonathan and the leadership of Academic Staff Union  of  Universities have begun to emerge.
The PUNCH  gathered on Tuesday evening that a key component of the agreement reached by the parties was  that the Federal Government  would  inject N1.1tn into public universities in the next five years.
A reliable source, who made this known, also hinted that the strike would be called off anytime next week.
He  said the government team which was led by President Goodluck Jonathan would release   N220bn yearly into the sector beginning from 2014.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nigeria not broke, but has cash flow Issues— FG

ABUJA — THE Federal Government said yesterday that Nigeria was not broke but admitted that the country was having cash flow problems.
Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr. Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla and the Director-General of Budget Office, Mr. Bright Okogwu, stated this while answering questions from members of the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committee on Appropriation and Finance.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

REVEALED: How Boko Haram Is Being Sponsored By some Foreign Countries – FG

The Nigerian Government, Tuesday, told the United Nations Human Rights Council, that the Boko Haram insurgents in some parts of the country were being sponsored by some foreign countries.
Nigeria, also said that it will not bow to international pressure to allow same sex-marriage in the country, arguing that same was against its cultural and traditional values.

It also justified the execution of death row inmates in the country, contending that same was in accordance with its laws.
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Monday, October 21, 2013

The Truth about FG’s position On ASUU Strike Revealed by Finance Ministry, says Iweala is not the Problem

This is a press statement from the Federal Ministry of Finance concerning the ongoing ASUU strike. It's been four long months (Quite shameful I must add) without any apparent resolution to the conflict in sight...and some folks are blaming the Minister of finance Dr Okonjo Iweala for what's going on. following the break. Some people in ASUU have been distributing flyers with abusive messages against Dr Okonjo-Iweala and now the ministry is issuing a statement about it, saying the minister isn't the problem. I'd rather read about when ASUU is calling off this strike to be honest.
See the press release after the break

Thursday, October 10, 2013

National Union of Electricity Employees Threaten Nationwide Blackout If FG Doesn't End ASUU Strike In 7 Days

Labour activist and General Secretary, National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, Joe Ajaero has given the Federal Government 1 week to solve its differences with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) or cripple the Nation with the mother-of-all-strikes.
Ajaero who was speaking throughout the opening of an exercise workshop organized for labour leaders in Enugu, threatened to ally with other unions in the united states to participate ASUU on a solidarity stike if the impasse persists.
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Friday, October 4, 2013

FG set to increase import duties on cars

Twenty-four hours after the  new automotive development plan was approved by the Federal Executive Council, the Federal Government on Thursday said a new tariff on the importation of cars would be announced soon.  The move will make imported cars more expensive thus, promoting the purchase of locally manufactured vehicles.
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

ASUU Update: FG Invokes "No Work, No Pay" Policy For ASUU Lecturers

The Federal Government has invoked the ‘no work, no pay’ labour rule against striking university lecturers as their industrial action enters the 93rd day with no end in sight.
Some of the federal university vice chancellors have not paid the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) members their August and September salaries in compliance with the government’s directive.
Some branch chairmen of ASUU see the government and vice chancellor’s move as an attempt to break the rank of their members, insisting that their members are resolute on the ongoing strike.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

University Don Urges FG To Dedicate 36 Per Cent of Budget To Education

An educationist, Abiola Awosika on Tuesday urged the federal government to dedicate 35 per cent of its budget to education to ensure that the country meets the international educational standard.
Speaking during a programme on Channels Television, the education professor said she had written an academic article in 1992, recommending that 25 per cent of Nigeria’s budget be dedicated to education because “we had a shortfall and we needed to catch up with the rest of the world”.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

FG to complete 11 power plants by 2014

The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, has said all the 11 power plants being constructed by the Federal Government will be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2014.
Maku stated this on Monday while fielding questions from journalists after the Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders’ meeting in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
He said seven out of the power plants had so far been completed, while efforts were being intensified to complete others before the end of the first quarter of 2014.
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shekau’s ‘death’: We reserve our comment, says FG

The Federal Government has said it will not get involved in the controversy over the military Joint Task Force claim that the leader of the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, might have died after being fatally wounded during a gun duel with the Nigerian Army.
The JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, had said in a statement that Shekau sustained serious gunshot wounds in an encounter with the troops in one of their camps at Sambisa Forest on June 30, 2013 and that it was believed that he was dead.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

ASUU strike: FG to meet varsity councils, VCs

The Federal Government  will before Sunday meet with  university councils and vice-chancellors   to  update  them on some of the decisions it had reached in its bid to end the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.
The Chairman of the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy Assessment Implementation Committee of the universities, Governor Gabriel Suswam, made this known on Tuesday  after President Goodluck Jonathan met behind closed doors  with key officials of his administration  over  the almost two months’ old strike.
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

FG recruits 500 engineers for new power plants – Gov. Fayemi

Abuja –  The Federal Government says it has begun the recruitment of 500 qualified engineers for the effective running of the nation’s 10 new power plants.

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti made this known to State House correspondents after a meeting of the Board of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo in Abuja on Friday.

Fayemi, who is also a member of the board, said the exercise was meant to address the critical challenge of lack of skilled manpower in the nation’s power sector.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We won’t call off strike, ASUU tells FG

Striking university teachers on Wednesday insisted that they would not return to the classrooms until the Federal Government honoured fully the 2009 agreement and Memorandum of Understanding signed by the two parties.
 This came as there were conflicting reports from the University of Jos over the institution post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. While the striking teachers insisted on Wednesday that the exercise would not hold, the school authorities said the screening was in progress. University teachers under the auspices of the Academic Staff Union of Universities embarked on a nationwide industrial action on July 1, 2013.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Senate, ASUU, FG meeting deadlocked, strike continues

The negotiations among the Senate, the Federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU over the ongoing industrial action embarked by universities lecturers  ended without  parties reaching any compromise.

The meeting which was at the instance of the chairman, Senate Committee on Education, Senator Uche Chukwumerije, PDP Abia North, was called to pacify the striking lecturers with a bid to finding a common ground. However, a source at the meeting revealed that all efforts to push for a call off of the strike proved abortive as members of ASUU stood their grounds. 



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