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N392bn projects debt: Senate asks FG to consider pension fund

Written by on 22 October 2020

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday, told the Senate that the Federal Government owe construction firms handling 711 road projects across the country N392bn. The debt, according to the minister, was higher than the N276bn, proposed as budgetary allocation for road projects in 2021. Fashola who stated this on Wednesday in […]

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Egbin Power seeks to promote electric vehicles

Written by on 14 October 2020

Egbin Power Plc, a member of the Sahara Power Group, has said it will promote the use of electric vehicles in the country in line with the Federal Government’s alternative energy efforts. The company made this known on Tuesday at the unveiling of its electric vehicles and bicycles for use at its premises, which houses […]

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FG to multiply testing to mark 60th independence anniversary

Written by on 22 September 2020

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 pandemic has said it would be multiplying testing for the virus during a planned ‘testing week’, in commemoration of Nigeria’s 60th Independence Day Anniversary celebration. Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the task force […]

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Health workers begin nationwide strike Monday

Written by on 14 September 2020

Health workers, under the aegis of Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), have begun their planned strike. The action took effect at 12 a.m on Monday, following the alleged inability of the Federal Government to meet their demands. JOHESU urged its members to withdraw their services across the country to key into the industrial action. The […]

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Varsities won’t reopen until our demands are met – ASUU

Written by on 14 September 2020

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the Federal Government to honour the agreement it had with the union before making any announcement on the reopening of the universities after the COVID-19 pandemic. It added that it would unfold its next agenda if the Federal Government refused to negotiate the 2009 agreement signed […]

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Govt donates N5m to empower 500 women in Oyo

Written by on 8 September 2020

Federal Government has donated N5million as revolving loans to 500 women across the 33 local governments in Oyo State, to improve their businesses. The money was disbursed through the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to beneficiaries at Donald Hall, St Joseph Catholic Church, Oke-Ado, Ibadan. Making the disbursement in line with the COVID-19 guidelines, the […]

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Killings must stop – Sultan, Emirs

Written by on 8 September 2020

Traditional rulerson Monday called for an immediate end to killings, banditry and insurgency in the North. They decried the “senseless killings in Southern Kaduna” and called on all those behind the four-decade crises to immediately sheathe their swords. The monarchs, who also deliberated on the effects of COVID-19 on the people of the region, however, […]

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International flight: FG bars Air France, KLM, others, approves 14 airlines

Written by on 4 September 2020

The Federal Government has released the list of nine airlines granted approval to commence international flights in Nigeria. Speaking at a briefing of the Presidential TaskForce on Thursday, the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, confirmed the September 5 as the date for the resumption flights, backing an earlier statement issued by the Nigeria Civil Aviation […]

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