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FG begins distribution of N9.2b clean stoves

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Federal Government on Tuesday flagged off the distribution of N9.2 billion clean stoves for rural women across the country. Launching the stoves in the Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja, Vice President Namadi Sambo said that the stoves will go a long way to reduce desertification in the country. The stoves, he said, will also boost j ... Read more

Constitution amendment: S-Court urges Jonathan, NASS to settle out of court

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Supreme Court, yesterday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly to seek an amicable settlement of the controversy surrounding the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution. A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, gave the two parties 24 hour ... Read more

Jonathan signs bills on violence against persons, immigration

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Just four days to the expiration of his administration, President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday signed two bills, earlier passed by the National Assembly, into law. The bills, which have now become Acts, are the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act 2015 and the Immigration Act 2015 . Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity ... Read more

Jonathan Doesn't deserve Peace Award,BOT chair -ISOKO YOUTHS

Monday, May 25, 2015
The Isoko Vanguard For change,a Political pressure group in Isoko ethnic nationality Of Delta state has strongly opposed the plan to honour President goodluck Jonathan with Peace ambassador Award or elevate him to the chairman of Board of trustees of the People 39;s Democratic Party (PDP) Spokesperson of the group,Ekomeko Gilead Omoha who discl ... Read more

Okonjo-Iweala clears air on fuel crisis, FG debts … says $63.7bn debt stock from govts since 1960

Sunday, May 24, 2015
The federal government yesterday shed light on the current fuel crisis, explaining that subsidy payments to marketers have been delayed as the claims reeked of fraud The Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed that marketers had submitted to the government claims to the tune of N159billion in exchange rate differentials. She told rep ... Read more

Senate begins probe to unravel cause of fuel scarcity

Friday, May 22, 2015
The Senate Thursday directed its committees on Petroleum Resources (Upstream and Downstream) to immediately commence investigation into the remote and immediate causes of the fuel crisis in the country. The Senate Order was sequel to the motion by the Deputy Senate Majority Leader, Senator Abdul Ningi, who had called on the lawmakers to pay seri ... Read more

IG bars Policemen from carrying bags for politicians, wives …limits detention to 24 hours

Friday, May 22, 2015
to arrest officers in shabby dressing, slippers The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, on Thursday barred policemen posted to provide security for top government officials from carrying their bags or converting themselves to domestic staff. 8220;Some of you who are escorting think they are in their bedrooms. Misuse of ... Read more

FG upgrades 4 Colleges of Education to Universities

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Nigeria has approved the conversion of four Federal Colleges of Education to full-fledged universities. The Minister of Education, Ibrahim Shekarau, who briefed State House Correspondents after the meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, listed the Colleges that have been upgraded. They are ... Read more

Constitution amendment: Reps reconsider overriding President's veto

Thursday, May 21, 2015
The House of Representatives on Wednesday revisited the refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the Fourth Constitution Alteration Bill into law by amending part of its Standing Orders to simplify the procedure for overriding the President's veto. At its sitting in Abuja, the House amended Order XIII to introduce new rules (rules 10 to 13 ... Read more

FG asks Bayelsa CJ to swear-in Wike as Rivers governor

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Federal Government has requested the Chief Judge of Bayelsa State to administer the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Office on the Rivers State Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, on May 29, 2015. The request was contained in a press statement personally signed and made available to journalists in Abuja by the Attorney-General of the Federation ... Read more

Finance Minister, Governors in war of words over Excess Crude Account

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Governors, yesterday, put aside the two-year feud that factionalised the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, and demanded an account of the estimated $20 billion they claimed accrued to the Excess Crude Account, ECA, while the NGF crisis lasted. The demand which was directed at the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, was immediately rebuffed ... Read more

Jonathan signs N4.425tn 2015 budget

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the 2015 Appropriation Bill into law, THE PUNCH has authoritatively learnt. ... Read more

Obiano Strengthens Cabinet with Five New Commissioners

Monday, May 18, 2015
On the heels of the one year anniversary of his administration and the need to reflect greater diversity and build a broad-based cabinet in furtherance of the policy of inclusive governance and quality representation across the state, the governor of Anambra State Chief Willie Obiano, today strengthened his cabinet with the appointment of five new ... Read more

Alleged cover for gangs: You are hypocritical, Fayose tells Falana

Monday, May 18, 2015
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose has faulted Mr Femi Falana 39;s claim that he (Fayose) was providing cover for armed gangs to operate in the state, saying such a comment is ridiculous and nonsensical. Speaking in Ado-Ekiti on Monday through his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor wondered why the Lagos-based lawyer would alwa ... Read more

Ex-Dep Gov image maker denies allegations, threatens legal action

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Godswill Jumbo, former Chief Press Secretary to Rivers State Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru, has dismissed allegations against him by his erstwhile boss of stealing government property as senseless, baseless and mischievous. Jumbo had earlier accused Ikuru of ordering his abduction from his residence somewhere in Rumuigbo area of Port Harcourt on t ... Read more
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Buhari Jets To London With Diezani

Friday, May 22, 2015

Embattled Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, today booked ...
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Jonathan approves 2 new specialised

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Federal Government has approved the establishment of two specialised univers ...
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Sambisa raid: Army kills scores of

Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Defence Headquarters on Saturday said scores of Boko Haram terrorists had di ...
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Boko Haram 'In Deadly Raid On NE Ni

Monday, May 25, 2015

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a rai ...
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A letter to the Good people of a Gr

Sunday, May 24, 2015

I write this letter to all Nigeria youths all over the country and beyond. I wri ...
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Diezani breaks silence, reveals sid

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My name is Arit Essanga, a freelance journalist with the African Free Press. I a ...
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