Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Obasanjo: Some governors stealing money meant for LGs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says governors who are stealing funds meant for local governments through joint account are the enemies of Nigerians.He said this on Monday while hosting Friends of Democracy (FoD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.The NGO had visited the former president to seek his support for the local [...]

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    Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani: FG should be humble enough to apologise to Atiku

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised the federal government to apologise to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.In a tweet, the senator described the search of Atiku's private jet by security operatives as an "act of intimidation and harassment camouflaged as a routine".On Sunday, a combined security team, including operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has called on the federal government to find a long-term solution to the lingering minimum wage crisis in Nigeria.In a statement on Saturday, Duke also called for a periodic review of salaries every ten years, considering variables such as inflation.Duke said the government's “fire brigade” response to the minimum wage [...]

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    Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most successful in investing in people.In a statement on Friday, Uwais said since the inception of the social investment pqrogramme (SIP) of the federal government, N500 billion has been budgeted for it."In the last three years we have heard thousands [...]

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    FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

FG to increase power generation to 9000MW by December

The federal government says it will increase power generation to 9,000 megawatts by the end of 2018.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, made this known on Tuesday while speaking at a NAN Forum in Abuja.The minister said the government will add 2,000 megawatts to the current 7,000 capacity.Mohammed said the government will also embark on 90 power transmission projects nationwide to [...]

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    FG in last-minute talks with labour to avert strike

FG in last-minute talks with labour to avert strike

Members of the tripartite committee on national minimum wage are currently meeting to chart a way forward and possibly resolve the controversies over the minimum wage for workers.The meeting is taking place at the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) in Abuja.In attendance are representatives of labour unions, organised private sector and top government officials.Members [...]

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    My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

My government won’t condone hate speech, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the federal government will not condone hate speech.According to NAN, the president gave the warning at the 24th convocation ceremony of the University of Uyo on Saturday.Buhari who was represented by Ibrahim Yakasai, director of corporate communications, National Universities Commission (NUC), asked security agencies to fish out and prosecute those making inciting statements.While urging Nigerians to [...]

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    MURIC: Another attempt might be made to cause fuel scarcity

MURIC: Another attempt might be made to cause fuel scarcity

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called on the federal government to be on the lookout for “sponsors” of artificial petroleum scarcity towards the end of the year.In a statement by Ishaq Akintola, MURIC director, the group described the scarcity as an “annual phenomenon, asking the government to avoid  a repeat of the situation in 2018.The group blamed the scarcity [...]

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    Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai: FG threatening Israel over Nnamdi Kanu? I laughed when I saw that fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has denied saying the federal government threatened Israel over Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).Kanu went into hiding on September 14, 2017, after a military raid on his father's residence in Abia state.The IPOB leader, who was being prosecuted for alleged treason, surfaced in Israel on Friday, and later threatened to [...]

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    ‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

‘He launched a major reform’ — Garba Shehu defends NHIS ES

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has absolved President Muhammadu Buhari of allegations of double standard in the crisis rocking the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).Critics of the president have accused him of shielding Usman Yusuf, executive secretary of the scheme, who has been involved in different controversies since he assumed office in July 2017.Yusuf was suspended by Isaac Adewole, minister of [...]

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    Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

Looters’ list not a violation of your rights, court tells Dokpesi

The federal capital territory (FCT) high court in Abuja has declared that the looters’ list released by Lai Mohammed, minister of information, is not a violation of the rights of those named.In a ruling on Tuesday, Olukayode Adeniyi, the presiding judge, said the suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lacked merit.Dokpesi had filed [...]

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    Minimum wage: Labour threatens nationwide strike from Nov 6

Minimum wage: Labour threatens nationwide strike from Nov 6

After a meeting between the federal government and the unions, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, had said labour agreed to N30,000 as minimum wage for workers in the public sector and N25,000 for their counterparts in the private sector.[...]

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    Yahaya Bello: FG not planning to sell Ajaokuta Steel Complex

Yahaya Bello: FG not planning to sell Ajaokuta Steel Complex

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the federal government is not planning to sell the Ajaokuta Steel Complex.Bello said this on Thursday after meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa.Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), had said there is a plan to sell complex in a bid to raise money to fund the [...]

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    Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

Reps beg foreign NGOs not to abandon Nigeria over death of Hauwa Liman

The house of representatives has urged international non-governmental organisations involved in addressing the humanitarian crisis in the north-east not to abandon the country.The lawmakers made the plea following the execution of Hauwa Liman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, killed Liman on Monday, [...]

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    FG: We did everything responsible to save Hauwa Leman

FG: We did everything responsible to save Hauwa Leman

The federal government has condemned the execution of Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), by The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, said the government did “everything any responsible government should do” to save Leman and Saifura Ahmed, another aid worker that had [...]

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    Nigerians now to pay tax on foreign assets

Nigerians now to pay tax on foreign assets

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed an executive order mandating Nigerian taxpayers to declare and pay tax on their offshore assets.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, announced this in a statement on Wednesday.According to the statement, asset owners have a 12-month window grace to declare and pay tax on their assets, under the new executive order number eight, tagged Voluntary Offshore Assets Regularization [...]

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