FG Commends Al-makura On Education Sector Development

The Federal Government of Nigeria has commended the Nasarawa State Governor, for his steadfast commitment to both basic and tertiary education sub sectors in the state. The commendation is sequel to the donation of a secretariat as temporary take-off site for the Federal University Lafia and the allocation and development

Petrol Scarcity Affects Socio-Economic Activities In Kaduna

Residents of Kaduna State, north west Nigeria, have been battling with the scarcity of petrol across the state as they decry its effect on economic activities in the state. The non availability of the product has created long queues at many filling stations across the state as independent marketers and

Petroleum Marketers Warn Of Impending Petrol Scarcity

Major petroleum marketers in Nigeria have warned of an impending scarcity of petrol if the Federal Government fails to pay their outstanding subsidy. Their warning came prior to the Finance Minister’s announcement that the government will pay the marketers their outstanding in 24 hours.

GOOD NEWS: Fuel Scarcity May Soon End


The fuel scarcity across the country may soon end as President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Federal Government to pay oil marketers their outstanding claims for the importation of petroleum products.  The scarcity of petrol follows the expiration of the three-day ultimatum given by the Major Oil Marketers Association of

Court Halts Fayose’s Impeachment, Sets Aside APC Lawmakers’ Actions

A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside all actions and activities of the impeached former Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin and the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers from November 21, 2014 till date. These include the purported commencement of impeachment proceeding and

Orphans In Nigeria: Can We Move Further When Our Children Suffer?


Writing for Naij.com Hussain Obaro addresses the heart-piercing topic of orphans and vulnerable children whose number in Nigeria increases literally on a daily basis. How could Nigeria proclaim itself a “Giant of Africa” if millions of our children suffer from malnutrition and lack of love and care every day?

5 Things Nigerians Must Bear Before Buhari Can Change Nigeria


EDITOR’S NOTE: General Muhammadu Buhari emerged winner of the 2015 Nigeria presidential elections on 31st of March after failing three previous times in the same contest. Ever  since his emergence as President-elect of Nigeria, the hopes of Nigerians have risen and their expectations are incredibly high.

FG Promises More Funding For Nigerian Navy Before Handover

The Federal Government Of Nigeria has promised to make budgetary provisions for the Nigerian Navy before the end of the present administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. This is according to the Minister of State for Defence, Colonel Augustine Akobundu (rtd), who was on a familiarization tour to the various services of

WHO Links Ondo Mysterious Deaths To Pesticide Poisoning

The World Health Organization (WHO) has blamed the mysterious deaths of 18 people in a village in Ondo State, south-west Nigeria on pesticide poisoning. The WHO spokesperson, Gregory Haertl, said tests done so far at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) were negative for viral and bacterial infection, but revealled

Jonathan Did Not Spend 2tn Naira On Elections – Abati

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, has denied the allegations that the Presidency spent 2 trillion Naira on the 2015 general elections. In an interview with reporters on Sunday, Dr Reuben Abati, described the alleged two trillion Naira spent on the just conclude elections and

Ahead Of May 29, FG Rush Immigration Recruitment Exercise To Beat Deadline

Ahead of the May 29 2015 handover date,  a clique in the presidency is reportedly hurrying to complete the recruitment exercise of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) before the incoming administration take over. Secretary to the Federal Government, Anyim Pius Anyim chairs the committe in charge of the recruitment exercise

FG Moves MDAs’ Capital Accounts To CBN


According to the latest information , the Federal Government successfully moved all the capital accounts of its Ministries, Departments and Agencies to the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala confirmed the development in a statement and stated that the move would help the central bank to

Chibok Girls Are Alive But… – FG


The Federal Government, today, April 8, denied reports suggesting that the over 200 school girls kidnapped from Chibok community by members of Boko-Haram sect have been killed. Raad Zeid al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees official, last week, said that the over 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by

No Plans To Close The Airspace For Elections – FG


Following yesterday’s announcement by the federal government directing the closure of all land and sea borders ahead of Saturday’s presidential elections, the government has come out to dismiss rumours about the closure of the Nigerian airspace.