• Rapper Vector Writes Open Letter To The Federal Government

    Rapper Vector Writes Open Letter To The Federal Government

    This open letter was written to the Federal Government by rapper Olanrewaju Ogunmefun, ‘Vector’, in protest of the planned data rate hike enforced by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) .

    Dear Federal Government,

    You have come a long way with your policies and rule. You have concerned yourself with nothing but the present hence making it look like the constitution has to be remixed and renamed “Your WILL” before your demise. You have ignored the children you saw grow and focused on […]

  • Federal Government releases names of qualified beneficiaries for first batch of N-Power

    Federal Government releases names of qualified beneficiaries for first batch of N-Power

    According to reports, the Federal Government has released the names of the beneficiaries for the first batch of the N-power programme.

     

    A total of 200,000 candidates were selected for the take-off stage set to kick-off Dec 1st.

    Candidates who submitted their CV for the programme can check their status using the state they registered with or the phone number they submitted on the N-Power.

    Recall that the N-Power Volunteer Corps is an attempt by the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to invest in the […]

  • FRC laments nonchalance of federal ministries in supervision of projects

    FRC laments nonchalance of federal ministries in supervision of projects

    The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), has lamented the  nonchalance of federal ministries and relevant authorities in the supervision of government awarded contracts, describing it as a disservice to the nation.

    Victor Muruako, FRC’s Chairman, expressed the concern at Ugboha, Essan South-East Local Government Area of Edo, after reviewing the N2.47 billion Federal Government water supply project in the area.

    The chairman and some officials of the commission on a verification tour of Federal Government projects in the Niger Delta, had earlier visited the Ogwashi-Uku […]

  • Federal government opens register for recovered assets to prevent re-looting

    Federal government opens register for recovered assets to prevent re-looting

    According to reports, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday disclosed that the federal government has created a register for all recovered assets stolen by corrupt officials, explaining that the move was to prevent “re-looting” of what was being recovered.

    Speaking at a meeting with representative of the United Nations, UN Secretary-General for West Africa in Abuja, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, he said the register would be made public soon.

    Mohammed said, “Corruption is as dangerous as terrorism. For […]

  • Justice Akanbi kicks against $30 billion loan

    Justice Akanbi kicks against $30 billion loan

    Justice Mustapha Akanbi, pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), has kicked against the proposed borrowing of about 30 billion dollars by the federal government.

    Speaking in Ilorin, Kwara State during the commissioning of a library complex built by the Mustapha Akanbi Foundation, he said the present government should prefer better management of economy than borrowing.

     

    Akanbi also said that Nigerians should be informed of facts behind the proposed borrowing.

    “For me I do not believe in […]

  • Federal Government ready to spend $150 million on electricity -Fashola

    Federal Government ready to spend $150 million on electricity -Fashola

    Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babtunde Raji Fashola, has expressed the Federal Governments readiness to spend 150 million dollars on rural electrification.

    He disclosed this today in Abuja at a business forum on ‘’Financing Opportunities in the Nigerian Power Sector’’

    He said government would use 44 tertiary institutions and small hydro dams in the rural areas as anchors for the electrification programme.

    Fashola said the money would be deployed towards providing Independent Power Plants (IPPs) to supply electricity to tertiary institutions […]

  • Why we accepted to dialogue with Federal Government – Niger Delta militants explain

    Why we accepted to dialogue with Federal Government – Niger Delta militants explain

    One of the militant groups, ‘Niger Delta Volunteers, NDV, has hailed the recent moves by the Pan Niger Delta Forum led by Chief Edwin Clark to resolve the current crises in the region.

    The group in a statement signed by its leader, Commander Ekpo Ekpo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Monday, said they had decided to embrace dialogue.

    The group said: “we have met and brainstormed over the crisis and following several hours of intensive deliberation, we the Niger Delta […]

  • Shocking! Federal Government Could Shutdown Shoprite and Other Retail Stores … See Shocking Discovery

    Shocking! Federal Government Could Shutdown Shoprite and Other Retail Stores … See Shocking Discovery

    Through its National Biosafety Management Agency, the Federal Government of Nigeria has issued a seven-day ultimatum to retail store giants, Shoprite and Next Cash ‘N’ Carry to withdraw any product that contains Genetically Modified Organisms from their stores or risk a total shutdown.

    The Director-General, NBMA, Dr. Rufus Ebegba, said the complaints has come from the public about the sale of GMO foods in the two stores.

    He stated, “Recently, we carried out a survey of likely GMO products and we have […]

  • World Bank commends Federal Government on agric policy

    World Bank commends Federal Government on agric policy

    A senior agriculture economist at the World Bank, Dr. Tunji Oredipe, has commended the Federal Government for not embarking on “policy summersault in the agriculture sector.”

    Speaking on the newly launched agriculture policy of the Buhari administration during an NTA Network News monitored, he said, “the fear has however been positively addressed with the new policy document launched today.”

    He expressed hope that with full participation of financial institutions such as, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Bank of Agriculture (BOA), Bank […]

  • Federal Government promises 6,000MW before year’s end

    Federal Government promises 6,000MW before year’s end

    The Federal Government Thursday reiterated the promise to increase power generation to 6, 000 megawatts before the end of the year.

    Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), reiterated the promise speaking before a delegation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

    The Minister projected an increase in power supply to 30, 000 megawatts in 2030.

    Represented by the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri, Fashola also assured the international delegation of federal government commitment […]

  • Economy Will Pick Up in 2017 – Federal Government Promises

    Economy Will Pick Up in 2017 – Federal Government Promises

    The Nigerian Government has raised the hopes of the masses about the resuscitation of the economy next year.

    The year 2016 has been very turbulent for the Nigerian state with the value of the naira falling haplessly and inflation skyrocketing, coupled with loss of jobs.

    But yesterday, the government expressed optimism that the ailing economy will be revamped next year with necessary provisions being made by the President’s economic team.

    This was revealed on Thursday, by the Minister of Budget and National Planning, […]