The Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, has visited Bayelsa State to commission the Mbiama/Igbogene dual carriage way that was embarked upon by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), as well as flag off the Bayelsa Palm/Elebele/Imiringi road, which has been awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) for a
As campaigns wind to a halt across the country, Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Patience Jonathan, has called on women and youths in Oyo State to leverage on Federal Government’s programmes to enhance their living standard and improve productivity. Addressing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members on Wednesday at the Obafemi
A few weeks ago, the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, announced a 50 percent reduction in electricity tariff in the country. This is commendable, but the reduction has created many doubts. The Chairman of NERC, Dr Sam Amadi, in announcing the new tariff, said the decision
With 4 days to the presidential election, the military authorities are under pressure to announce a dramatic but false rescue of the Chibok girls as a means of boosting President Jonathan’s chances in the coming poll.
The Commonwealth observer mission to Nigeria’s general elections says it would not deploy any observer to north-east Nigeria despite the progress made by the Federal Government to restore security in the region. The Chairperson of the group and former President of Malawi, Dr Bakili Muluzi, said that the Commonwealth mission
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has exposed the President Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government and the ruling PDP’s plan to arrest its national leader, Bola Tinubu and other chieftains of the party ahead of next Saturday’s presidential election. According to the National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the
The Methodist Church Nigeria, Diocese of Egba-Yewa, Ogun state, has called on the federal government, the Independent National Electoral Commission and other stakeholders to ensure that the May 29 handover date remains untouchable. This call was contained in a statement issued after the 33rd Synod of the Church held at
Nobel laureate, prominent Nigerian writer and playwright, Professor Wole Soyinka, criticized the Federal Government over the inadequately slow action against the dreaded Boko Haram sect, and not only. Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet
The Security Council Meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan has ended with the Federal Government expressing renewed confidence in the Nigerian Armed Forces. This is following the news that Yobe and Adamawa states have been completely liberated from the Boko Haram insurgency.
Residents of Owerri in Imo State have continued to groan over the hike in the price of premium motor spirit also known as petrol as most marketers within the region sell at prices higher than the Federal Government approved price of 87 naira per litre. A visit to some filling
The British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Simon Shecliff, has urged the Nigerian government to hasten the implementation of the United Nations arms trade treaty in order to mop up the small arms and light weapons that have enhanced the activities of insurgents in north-east Nigeria. Ambassador Shecliff said
South African troops as well as other foreign soldiers have joined in Nigeria’s offensive against Boko Haram insurgents in the nation’s north east region, engaging in ground combat and flying combat air sorties. According to VOA, the Federal Government explained that the foreign military personnel were only advisers accompanying military
The diplomatic controversy between Nigeria and Morocco continues, with the Federal Government disclosing that President Goodluck Jonathan did speak on the phone with the Moroccan King Mohammed V1. King Mohammed VI and President Goodluck Jonathan
The Deputy High Commissioner of Israel to Nigeria, Mr Nadav Goren, has urged the Federal Government to enhance close cooperation and interaction between Nigerian scientists, farmers and agro industries. Mr Goren said that “this would guarantee sustained innovation, vibrancy and growth in the agricultural sector”.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Labour Party has endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office. The decision was taken at the end of the party’s closed door meeting which lasted about three hours during which critical decisions were taken.
The Federal Government has taken steps to improve the quality of made in Nigeria goods in order to make them attractive for export into the international market. A Technical Committee has been set up by the Ministry of Trade and Investment under the EU funded National Quality Infrastructure Project to
Barely weeks before Nigerians go to the polls to elect who will lead the country for the next four years, some senators on the platform of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, on Tuesday at Senate Plenary praised the Federal Government led by President Goodluck Jonathan on the success being
The Federal Government of Nigeria recently took a bold step by placing a ban on all foreign training by government officials and workers. This move, which many believe could have come before now, is a welcome development and deserves commendation. Precisely, the Federal Government through a circular from the Office