Farmers task FG on support for healthy, resilient food system

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Farmers at a dialogue organised by Health of Mother Health Foundation (HOMEF) recently has called for increased productivity and for a resilient food system while also urging the government to put a ban on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). This is even as they also tasked the government on support for farmers to produce food in healthy and sustainable ways. The Read More

Political economy of cows: A call for modern innovative approach, by Muhammad Sani Abdullahi

February 18, 2021 Muhammad Sani Abdullahi 0

About five years back, Ambassador Kayode Garrick brought Nigeria a present from Uruguay in form of some useful lessons on cattle development transformation in the post-modern world. He gave us a food for thought in an article published by Guardian newspaper of April 11, 2016, which— of course because of its significance— the Daily Trust reincarnated it three years later Read More

FG hands over 1.23km roads to Oko Poly

February 17, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Oko in Anambra state, Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo, has commended the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola for the 1.23 kilometer roads constructed in the institution. The rector stated that the project would impact the quality of education and the learning environment at the institution. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing is Read More

Group drags FG to Court over decision on unclaimed dividends

February 16, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Smart shareholders of companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), under the aegis of Palm Wealth Shareholders Association (PWSA), have instituted a case against the government at Federal High Court of Nigeria, Abeokuta Division, Ogun State. It would be recalled that the Finance Act 2020, signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari last month provides that any unclaimed dividends Read More

FG strengthen ties on

February 16, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has assured the Republic of Cuba of the government’s drive to collaborate with the country in the efforts to produce coronavirus vaccines. Dr Onu gave the assurance during a visit of the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Clara Pulido-Escandell and her delegation to his office on Monday in Abuja. The minister Read More

FG tasks NIPOST on revenue innovations

February 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, Engr. Festus Yusufu Daudu has charged the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) management to evolve innovations that would enhance their revenue generation. He stated this Thursday during the official presentation of the SERVICOM Compliant Evaluation Report on NIPOST by the National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer, SERVICOM, Mrs. Nnenna Akajemili to the ministry Read More

FG generates N295.72bn as CIT in 4Q

January 31, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

The recent report from the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that revenue of N295.72 billion was generated as Company Income Tax in the fourth quarter of 2020. This represents a drop of N120.29 billion or 28.92 per cent quarter by quarter compared with N416.01 billion recorded in the third quarter of 2020. It also declined year on year by N66.29 Read More

FG receives certificate for 12 Federal roads’ concession

January 29, 2021 Tope Sunday, Abuja 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Agency (ICRC), Friday, presented the Outline Business Case Certificate of Compliance for 12 federal roads to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola. Fashola received the document from the ICRC acting Director-General, Mr Micheal Ohiari, during the formal handover ceremony in Abuja. The minister said the concession option is another way of financing the Read More

FG train elderly Nigerians in beekeeping, bead making, other skills, sets aside N30,000 as take-off grant

January 27, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

As a way of mainstreaming older persons into the 2030 agenda for sustainable development goals (SDGs), the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, have so far built the capacity of 120 elderly Nigerians in four zones of the country. The training, according to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, will enable them manage Read More

Breaking: FG makes another pronouncement on eased COVID-19 lockdown

January 25, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has again announced an extension of phase three of the eased lockdown by one month. The chairman of PTF, Boss Mustapha, who made announcement on Monday during the weekly briefing of PTF in Abuja said, “The PTF is improving on the International Travel Portal to minimise the challenges passengers keep encountering. “Similarly, it Read More

FG hands over road to Law School Tuesday

January 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

Barring any last minute changes, the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing will today hand the completed internal road to the Nigerian Law School in Bwari, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). A statement issued in Abuja on Monday by the media department of the ministry, stated that the road was constructed under its special road intervention programme for tertiary institutions in Read More

Atiku redirects investment in Intels, accuses FG of destroying his businesses

January 5, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election, former Vice President and Co-founder of Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited (Intels), Atiku Abubakar, has been selling his shares in Intels over the years. The Wazrin Adamawa in a statement by his Media Adviser, Paul Ibe, Monday explained that he is redirecting his investment in Intels over alleged Read More

Breaking: FG issues fresh orders on COVID-19, bars, restaurants shut… worship centres, eateries, workers get new guidelines

December 21, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidential Task Force on control of COVID-19 Monday came up with new measures to check the spread of the virus in the country. Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, Presidential Task Force and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, said officers from Grade Level 12 and below are now to work from home. He Read More

Shadows behind the #EndSARS mask

November 26, 2020 Charles Ibekwe 0

These days, every Nigerian has noticed the loud silence of the usually garrulous human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana and his clan of minions over preachments on the propriety of the #EndSARS protests in Nigerian. Or even, the inappropriateness of Government actions on the protestors to tame the tide of the destructive violence. The silence has become very pronounced in Read More

Breaking – Lekki shooting: FG breaks silence on CNN’s report, demands punishment

November 19, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally spoken about trending report by one of global’s foremost television CNN on the much-talked alleged shooting by the Nigerian Army at the Lekki tollgate, Lagos. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed who just addressed a press conference in Abuja, Thursday, described the report as one-dimensional and lacking in balance. Mohammed said those who Read More

Ex APGA presidential candidate calls on FG to establish Youth Dev’t Bank

November 3, 2020 Emeka Nze 0

The former presidential candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Retired Major General John Gbor has called for the establishment of a Youth Development Bank as part of measures to combat poverty and unemployment among Nigerian youths. Gbor made the call in Abuja during the first national strategic planning conference of Patriotic Action Nigeria (PAN). The Former APGA presidential candidate Read More

Breaking: At last, FG announces when NYSC camp ‘ll reopen

October 15, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has just announced the date for reopening of National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) camp nationwide. Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare who made that announcement via his Twitter handle, Thursday morning, said the camp will reopen on November 10, 2020. He wrote, “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been Read More

Shelved strike: IPMAN hails FG, organised Labour

September 28, 2020 Editor 0

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has commended the federal government and the organised Labour on successful deliberations which ensured that proposed strike and protest were averted. Led by Alhaji Sanusi Abdu Fari, IPMAN in a statement on Monday further expressed happiness on the approach adopted by both parties in resolving the issues relating to electricity and fuel Read More

Happening now – Electricity/fuel price hike: Organised Labour Leaders locked in meeting with FG, hours to NLC strike (Pictures)

September 27, 2020 Editor 0

Leaders of the organised Labour are locked in a last-minute meeting with the representatives of the federal government over planned strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The proposed strike was to compel President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to shift ground on the recent increase in electricity tariff and fuel price. The meeting is taking place Read More

FUEL PRICE/ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE: FG parleys labour as court halts strike

September 25, 2020 Kehinde Osasona and John Moses 0

The Abuja Vacation Judge of the National Industrial Court Thursday punctured the proposed indefinite strike of the organised labour, after restraining them from carrying out the strike via an interim injunction. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), their officers, affiliates and privies had slated September 28, 2020 for the industrial action. Justice Ibrahim Galadima gave the ruling pending the Read More

CSOs commend state, FG over resettlement of IDPs after Boko Haram crisis in Gombe

September 14, 2020 Editor 0

Following an end to Boko Haram hostilities and restoration of peace in Gombe state, the federal and state government have been applauded for resettling Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their communities.  The Global Amnesty Watch (GAW) gave this commendation in a communique at the end of its assessment tour round the state alongside local civil society groups.  In the Read More