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    FG approves six private universities

FG approves six private universities

The federal government has approved the establishment of six new private universities.The approval was given Wednesday at the federal executive council meeting chaired by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, made this known to journalists at the end of the meeting.The minister said the green light given for the set up of new institutions is part of steps [...]

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    FG abandoned Ekwueme to die in London hospital, says CD

FG abandoned Ekwueme to die in London hospital, says CD

The Campaign for Democracy (CD) has accused the federal government of contributing to the death of Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president.Ekwueme died on November 20 in a London hospital.The federal government had directed that the former vice-president should be flown abroad for treatment and had taken responsibility for his medical expenses.Speaking on Monday, CD, through Uzor Uzor, its national publicity secretary [...]

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    Terror alert: No cause for alarm, FG tells Nigerians

Terror alert: No cause for alarm, FG tells Nigerians

The federal government has called for calm over the alert of a potential terror attack on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).The United Kingdom and US governments had recently issued travel advisories, warning their citizens of a possible attack in Abuja.Reacting on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, said, "there is no cause for alarm".In a statement signed by [...]

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    FG files additional charges against Misau

FG files additional charges against Misau

The federal government has amended the charges against Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, at a high court in Maitama, Abuja.Two counts were added to the charges on Tuesday bringing it to seven from five.Misau is accused of making false claims against Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police (IGP), and the Nigeria Police Force.The senator had alleged that the IGP collected [...]

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    FG ‘must ensure’ safety of whistleblowers

FG ‘must ensure’ safety of whistleblowers

Stakeholders have called on the federal government to secure the safety of whistleblowers.They made the call at the national summit on whistleblowing which held in Abuja. The summit was organised by the African Centre for Media and Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) in collaboration with the house of representatives committee on financial crimes, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Wole Soyinka [...]

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    FG kicks over burial of migrants, demands explanations from Italy

FG kicks over burial of migrants, demands explanations from Italy

The federal government has expressed shock over the burial of the 26 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean sea.At a news conference on Monday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs, said the Italian embassy told the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) that the burial would take place on November 26.The victims [...]

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    FG: Revoking residence permits of Intels’ expatriates NOT political

FG: Revoking residence permits of Intels’ expatriates NOT political

The federal government says the revocation of residence permits of expatriate workers in Integrated Logistic Facilities & Services (Intels) was not politically-motivated.According to Vanguard,  Umana Umana, managing director of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), presented documents which show that the affected companies violated the extant laws guiding operations of the nation’s export free zones.Umana said the companies failed in [...]

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    Buhari: Nigeria is now respected abroad — I can’t keep up with invitations

Buhari: Nigeria is now respected abroad — I can’t keep up with invitations

President Muhammadu Buhari says he cannot cope with invitations by foreign governments as a result of the growing respect for Nigeria since he came to power. He also said government officials caught stealing public funds now know they will face the law.He was speaking on Thursday at the book presentation entitled: 'Making Steady, Sustainable Progressive for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity: A [...]

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    FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

FG: Kanu behind importation of 2,671 intercepted rifles

The federal government says the 2,671 seized pump action rifles illegally imported into the country from Turkey could be traced to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The government said this on Tuesday as part of its submissions before the federal high court in Abuja while opposing IPOB’s motion challenging its proscription and declaration as a terrorist [...]

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    CDD: Proscription of IPOB doesn’t stop it from disrupting Anambra poll

CDD: Proscription of IPOB doesn’t stop it from disrupting Anambra poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has not weakened the group.CDD said this in reaction to IPOB's threat to Anambra voters. The group had asked people of the state to shun the poll, threatening that anyone who votes "will die".In a report it released on Monday, CDD said the proscription [...]

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    FG to recover $321m loot from Switzerland 

FG to recover $321m loot from Switzerland 

The federal government says it is set to recover another $321 million looted fund from Switzerland, in addition to the $85 million earlier recovered.Abubakar Malami, minister of justice and attorney-general of the federation, said this on Wednesday while speaking to state house correspondents after the federal executive council meeting."As you are aware, the federal government has been making efforts to [...]

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    Reps want state of emergency declared on federal roads

Reps want state of emergency declared on federal roads

The house of representatives has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads.The call comes days after TheCable reported that four FCT roads are yet to be completed years after construction commenced.The lower legislative chamber on Thursday mandated its works committee to ascertain the status of federal roads, contracts awarded for rehabilitation and report back [...]

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    Produce Kanu before things get out of hand, IPOB warns FG, Igbo leaders

Produce Kanu before things get out of hand, IPOB warns FG, Igbo leaders

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked the federal government and Igbo leaders to produce Nnamdi Kanu "dead or alive".Kanu has not been seen in public since soldiers of the Nigerian army invaded his Abia residence during the Operation Python Dance exercise.IPOB had accused the army of taking Kanu along with his parents during the raid, although the army [...]

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    Senate asks FG to remove ‘power’ from Fashola’s three-in-one portfolio

Senate asks FG to remove ‘power’ from Fashola’s three-in-one portfolio

The senate has urged the federal government to appoint a separate minister for the ministry of power to ensure optimal performance.Under the present administration, the ministry of power is combined with those of works and housing, with Babatunde Fashola overseeing them.The senate also urged the government to immediately incorporate special purpose vehicles (SPVs) for the implementation of alternative energy projects, [...]

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    FG to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians

FG to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visa to its nationals from any country.The minister said this on Monday in Abuja while meeting with Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, to resolve some of the issues militating against visa issuance.The meeting also had in attendance Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of [...]

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    FG to review power sector privatisation

FG to review power sector privatisation

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will restructure the power sector to optimise the operations of electricity distribution companies (DisCos).The president, who was represented by Zainab Ahmed, minister of state for budget and national planning, said this at the end of the 23rd Nigerian Economic Summit in Abuja on Thursday.He said the review would effect changes in the ownership structures of [...]

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