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Wednesday, 29 July 2020

2020 NECO exams start Oct 5, says FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday says this year’s Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations for SSS3 pupils organised by the National Examination Council will start October 5 and end November 18.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Education, Ben Goong.

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

FG declares July 30 and 31 public holidays to mark Eid-Kabir celebration

The Federal Government has declared Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July, 2020 as public holidays to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir Celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola while making the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Muslim faithful and all Nigerians both at home and abroad on the occasion.

Monday, 27 July 2020

FG lifts ban on airline that flew Naira Marley during lockdown

The federal government has lifted the ban placed on the Executive Jets Services following months of COVID-19 lockdown.

The private airline was suspended indefinitely by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, for violating the licence given to it to operate a flight from Lagos to Abuja and back to Lagos.

The company had conveyed musician, Azeez Fashola, popularly known as Naira Marley, and ex-BB Naija housemate, Kim Oprah, to Abuja for a concert.

Thursday, 16 July 2020

Former EFCC boss, Magu released after 10 days detention

Suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been released from police custody after 10 days in detention. Premium Times and other frontline national dailies have reported that Magu was released earlier today, Wednesday July 15, 2020.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

JUST IN: Nigerian students won’t write 2020 WAEC – FG

Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.

He said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.

”We don’t want the bridge to collapse”- Ministry of Works speaks on why 3rd mainland bridge is being shut for a period of six months

The Ministry of Works and Housing, says the announced repairs on the third mainland bridge are necessary so as to avert a collapse of the bridge. According to the Ministry, there is no going back in the proposed plan to shut the third mainland bridge for a period of six months beginning from July 24. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, July 8, the Controller of Works, Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Olukayode Popoola, said the bridge was last rehabilitated in 2012 and that it is important repairs are carried out now to avert a collapse of the ever-busy bridge. His words ;

“We don’t want the bridge to collapse. We want to replace worn out components and joints. The bridge will be partially closed and there will be diversion of traffic from midnight to 1pm every morning for movement from Oworonsoki to Lagos Island only on the Lagos Island bound lane while from 1pm to midnight, it will be Lagos Island to Oworonsoki traffic only on the Lagos Island bound lane.

This will be in place for three months for the repairs of the Oworonsoki bound lane.”

“Motorists are advised to also ply the alternative routes of Carter Bridge through Iddo to Oyingbo to join Adekunle ramp inward Oworonsoki, or from Ijora through Western Avenue to Ikorodu Road.”

In total, the repairs on the bridge is expected to run for six months.

Monday, 29 June 2020

FG reopens schools for only graduating students; lifts ban on Interstate travels

The Federal government has in a new development, extended the ease of lockdown beginning from tomorrow Tuesday, June 30 to July 29.

Giving the announcement at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID19, National Co-ordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, said the extension of the eased lockdown however comes with some modifications. Aliyu mentioned that the ban on interstate travel will be lifted as from July 1st — he stated that interstate travel must only be done outside the national curfew hours which is between 10pm and 4am. He said anyone without a facemask will not be allowed into any motor park and that commercial buses will only be allowed to operate on 50% capacity.

For interstate travels, movement across state borders will be allowed only outside curfew times effective ffrom the firt of July” he said

As regards Education, Aliyu said schools will reopen nationwide only for graduating classes which are Primary Six, JS3, and SS3.

He added that all primary and daycare centers remain closed until further evaluation. Secondary and Tertiary Schools to remain closed.

Aliyu said there will be safe reopening of airports for domestic flights as soon as practicable.

The Aviation industry is allowed to resume domestic operations as soon as practicable in line with existing International and local guidelines on COVID19″ he said

Sani added Gyms, Bars, Event center and night clubs, Cinemas and other recreational centers are to remain closed until further evaluation.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Schools must create isolation spaces before reopening – FG

The Federal Ministry of Education has proposed that schools must create isolation spaces before reopening.

This was contained in the ‘Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure’, submitted to the National Assembly on Tuesday.

The document noted that each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces and fully-equipped clinics before reopening”. They have also been mandated to “establish a referral system, including protocols and procedures to take if learners, teachers, administrators, and other education personnel become unwell while in schools”. Apart from that, the Federal Government in the document mandated any state wishing to reopen schools to “hold adequate consultations with the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the parents”. The guidelines also required proprietors to construct additional structures and employ more teachers to ensure that they accommodate their students by adhering to the two-metre spacing system in classrooms. Proprietors of schools have also been asked to seek grants to procure soaps and buckets, ensure regular safe water supply, ensure constant supply of learning and instructional materials and pay salaries on time.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

Mo Abudu and Netflix partnership a boost for creative industry – FG

The Federal Government has described the partnership between Nigerian filmmaker, Mo Abudu, and American streaming giant, Netflix, as a big boost for Nigeria’s creative industry.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the partnership for on-screen adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and The King’s Horseman’ and Lola Shoneyin’s ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’ came at a time when the industry needed to rebound from the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic. ”Coming after Netflix’s first Nigeria original film, Lionheart, this is a great recognition of the immense creative talents that abound in Nigeria and the provision of a global platform for Nigeria storytelling,” the minister said.

Mohammed expressed hope that the deal would herald the beginning of a bigger, mutually-beneficial working relationship between the streaming service and Nigeria’s creatives.

Friday, 24 May 2019

Bobrisky and his movie under investigation by FG board of panels

Popular Nigerian crossdresser, Bobrisky whose real name is Okuneye Idris is currently under investigation for his movie ‘Bob Risky in Love.’

Thursday, 23 May 2019

ASUU threatens to go on strike AGAIN!

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said that its members should not be held responsible if there is any disruption in the University system, as the Federal Government had not shown commitment to carrying out the 2019 Memorandum of Action.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

FG's Reaction To Suspension Of Dropbox By US Embassy

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, on Monday said the Federal Government has engaged the U.S. government to make the issue of visa issuance less difficult for genuine Nigerian visitors to America.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

FG Buy's Weapons, Ammunition From Slovakia

A load plane laddened with grouped arms and ammo has been conveyed to the Federal Government of Nigeria for the indictment of war against psychological warfare and different types of crimes tormenting the nation.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

FG, Media Caused Payments Freeze –MMM

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By Adetutu Folasade-Koyi and Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan

For Nigerian subscribers of the Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM), Chuddy, who is a ’top guider,’ took to his blog, yesterday, and called for calm.

On Monday evening, Sergey Mavrodi penned an open letter, with the title, “One-month freezing of confirmed Mavros,” where he informed subscribers of a pay freeze until January 13, 2017.

“Dear members, as usual, in the New Year season, the system is experiencing heavy workload. Moreover, it has to deal with the constant frenzy provoked by authorities in the mass media.

Friday, 9 December 2016

FG Plan To Launch Buhari Mobile App

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Nigeria's Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has stated that the accomplishments of the Muhammadu Buhari regime are under-reported.

As a result, the federal government will launch a mobile app that will give a real time update about the achievements of the government, he said.

Eid Il-Maulud: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, December 12 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El Maulud celebration.

Friday, 2 December 2016

FG Denies Secretly Sharing $4Billion Paris, London Club Money

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The federal government on Thursday denied‎ reports that it was secretly sharing over $4 billion, being refund of over-deduction from the federal and the 36 States as Paris and London Club debt repayments.

‎The Chairman of Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Dino Melaye, on Monday accused the Federal Government of sharing the money in November 2016‎.

Mr. Melaye, who is representing Kogi West Senatorial District, said this on his Facebook page.

He called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to step in and ensure the funds paid to the state governments was not looted.

FG Sacks 12 Auchi Poly Randy Lecturers

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Five senior lecturers and seven other workers at the Auchi Polytechnic have been sacked for offences bordering on sexual harassment and extortion of female students in the school.

Fifteen other lecturers and one instructor were also demoted in relation to the same offences.
The disciplinary actions were announced on Thursday by the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Dr. Masa’udu Adamu-Kazaure, in Kaduna.

Adamu-Kazaure said the decision was endorsed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu.

FG Slashes November Salaries, Civil Servants Cry Out

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Civil servants in ministries, departments and parastatals of government have decried the huge deductions on their November salaries without any fore-warning.

This is even as they lamented the increasing prices of goods and services.

LEADERSHIP findings revealed that the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Public Complain Commission (PCC) last month were respectively under lock and key as a result of payment of half salaries while many others joined in November.

While some were said to record as high as 50% cuts, others could not ascertain how much they had been shortchanged.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Nigerians Condemn FG Over Plan To Increase Data Tariff.

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By Haruna Yusuf

Nigerians all over, home and abroad, and on social media have come out to condemn the Federal Government’s directive to telecom providers to increase the tariff for calls that last beyond 3 minutes and that of data subscription.

It was complete outrage on social media with Nigerians calling the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari from clueless to waiting for him to just go by 2019 without bothering to contest. These are comments from notable Nigerians.

Profesor Moses Ochonu from USA wrote:- “They have directed telecom providers to raise tariffs on data plans. The CBN governor says tariffs should be raised for calls that last beyond 3 minutes. After raising the price of petrol and causing the price of rice, foodstuffs, fertilizers, and other commodities to rise to astronomical levels, they have invaded the communication sector to raise more money to subsidize the expensive bureaucracies and political patronage of the ruling elites. With the implementation of the new telecom tariff structure, hungry, deprived Nigerians will no longer be able to use communication technology to share their stories of misery and commiserate with one another. What is the name of this ideology being implemented? I ask because even neoliberal capitalism is not this cruel. Where will they raid for revenue next? What will they tax next? The roads Nigerians walk on? The air they breathe? There is a concept called disaster capitalism, which essentially argues that a crisis or disaster provides capitalists and their allies in power with a perverse opportunity to push through far-reaching anti-people, exploitative, and unpopular reforms and changes in the name of responding to said crisis–changes that would never be tolerated in normal times. It now seems that, having taken the economy into recession, the Buhari administration is using the same recession as an excuse to deprive Nigerians of any essential commodities and services they can still afford and pursuing recovery on the back of struggling citizens. Instead of inspiring pro-poor interventions and empathies, the deepening recession has become an opportunity for the Oligarchs of the ruling APC to raid the population for revenue to maintain their privileges in a time of economic contraction and reduced oil revenue. A responsible government sees crisis as an opportunity to demonstrate its empathy for beleaguered citizens. This administration sees it as an opportunity to fleece them.”

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