Buhari uses address to the nation as opportunity to campaign(full text)
President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on Thursday, ahead of Saturday’s presidential election. Large sections of his speech consist of arguments for his re-election based on what he claims his government has achieved for Nigerian people. Buhari quoted achievements in anti-corruption, infrastructure, security, etc and argued that no other... Read more
FG set to borrow $500m for job creation amidst skyrocketing debt
The federal government has disclosed its plan to borrow a sum of $500 million from the Africa Development Bank (AfDB), noting that the facility will be invested in creating more jobs for young graduates. It equally said the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has redefined the future of... Read more
NJC sets up panel to probe Onnoghen, Acting CJN
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has set up a panel to look into the petitions against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, and the acting CJN, Justice Tanko Mohammad. NJC Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, revealed this in a statement on Monday. According to... Read more
Report of Leah Sharibu’s death is fake news: FG
The federal government has described reports in the social media that Leah Sharibu, the abducted Dapchi schoolgirl, has died in captivity as fake news. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued to journalists on Sunday said the report is “absolutely fake news. There is... Read more
Amaechi and El-Rufai have sealed a deal with Acting CJN to upturn Rivers APC judgement: Isa Mohammed
The National Director of  Lawyers Forum for Justice and Good Governance, comrade Isa Mohammed has alleged that Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai have reached an agreement with the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed, to upturn the recent judgement of the Supreme court... Read more
FG resumes reconstruction of Lagos-Badagry expressway
The Federal Government has begun rehabilitation, reconstruction and expansion works on the Agbara-Seme Border section of Lagos-Badagry Expressway, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent who, on Sunday, joined a Federal Ministry of Works inspection team, led by its Director Highways, South West, Mr Funsho Adebiyi,... Read more
FG partners Facebook to train 20,000 youths in digital software
The federal government has disclosed that twenty thousand Nigerian youths will be trained in Digital software job creation by Facebook; a US-based Social Media outfit. Director-General of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr Isa Ibrahim Pantami stated this while speaking to newsmen on the recent visit of... Read more
FG disburses loans to over 4,000 GEEP-MarketMoni beneficiaries in Edo State
…….Set to launch TraderMoni scheme for ultra-microenterprises nationwide Edo State has now recorded over 4,000 beneficiaries of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, GEEP. This was revealed on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the State’s edition of Micro, Small and Medium-Scale Enterprise (MSME) Clinic. GEEP is one of the... Read more
It is a joke for health workers to demand equal pay as doctors– FG
The Federal Ministry of Health has told health workers who are currently on strike that their demand for the same pay as doctors is unrealistic and unacceptable. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said this in a statement signed by the Assistant Director of Information, Olajide Oshundun, on... Read more
FG supplies two 100MVA transformers to FCT
The federal government yesterday commenced moves to improve electricity supply across 15 communities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the installation of two transformers of 200MVA transmission capacity at Katampe and Apo areas of Abuja, Leadership reports. Speaking at the commissioning of the 100MVA transformer at Katampe substation, the Minister... Read more