LCCI: FG urged to reduce excessive taxation on oil & gas investment

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, LCCI, yesterday called on the federal government to reduce the burden of excessive taxation on oil and gas investment in the country. The President of LCCI, Mr. Babatunde Ruwase made this call in a parley with pressmen on the agenda for the new government, adding that, there is […]

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Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP NEWSTAGE 04/09/17)

SERAP drags FG, states to ECOWAS court over attempt to unfairly prosecute journalists, bloggers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged the federal government and state governments to ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja over “the frequent and repressive application of the Cybercrime Act to harass, intimidate, arbitrarily arrest, detain, and unfairly prosecute anyone found publishing views or facts perceived to be critical of the government at […]

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The UN's environment agency says cleaning up oil contamination in Ogoniland could take 30 years

Ogoni Clean Up: FG engages UNEP as remediation continues

The Federal Government has re-engaged the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) to provide technical support to the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP)and ensure the project is executed in line with the UNEP recommendation. Project Coordinator of HYPREP, Mr.Marvin Dekil, stated this during a press conference in Port Harcourt. His words:”The Federal Government has re-engaged UNEP […]

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Nigeria Counts Cost Of Postponed Presidential Poll

Elections postponement: PDP accuses FG, APC of sabotaging effort by INEC

As the dust over the postponed general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is yet to settle, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government and the All Progressives Congress, APC of deliberately sabotaging the efforts by the commission to conduct credible elections. The party in a statement by […]

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FG reaches agreement with ASUU, strike suspended

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suspended the three month old strike after signing all agreements with the Federal Government. The agreement was reached through at the end of the conciliatory meeting held at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and his Education counterpart, Malam Adamu Adamu. The […]

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gas flaring

Experts blames FG for continued gas flaring in Niger Delta

The federal government has been blamed for Nigeria’s continued flaring of gas produced from oil fields in the Niger Delta. According to experts which included a former chair of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), Mr. Ransome Owan, the government has continuously failed to show the level of commitment and leadership required to end gas […]

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President Buhari on Jan. 25 2019 Swore In Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed As Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

Executive Order 7 to allow firms’ constructs infrastructures – FG

The recent signing of Executive Order 007 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari to allow private companies construct and refurbish roads across the country, the two-year old Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (Industrial Council) has chalked another landmark achievement in accelerating infrastructure development for economic growth. The Executive Order is a Road Infrastructure Development […]

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Lai Mohammed

APC says, opposition working hard to discredit election

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Monday accused the opposition of working harder to discredit the forthcoming election and plunge Nigeria into crisis. Mohammed, who addressed a world press conference in Abuja, said the claim was based on credible intelligence. The minister alleged that the opposition had already dispatched a 10-man team abroad to […]

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Credit to FG rises by 34 pct to ₦4.9 trillion in 2018

The total credit to the Federal Government rose by 34 percent to ₦4.87 trillion in 2018, while credit to the private sector rose marginally by 1.96 percent to ₦22.73 trillion. This was revealed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, in its Depository Corporation survey released last week. The survey also showed that banks’ current […]

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DRC out to capitalize on recovering mining industry

FG revoked 4,176 mining titles in 8-year

The Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development said it revoked 4,176 mining titles between 2011 and 2018. The ministry disclosed this in a report made available to journalists in Abuja. It said that 908 mining titles were revoked in 2011, none was revoked in 2012, while 548 were revoked in 2013 and 250 in […]

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Nyesom Wike

Buhari government intimidates 200 judges – Wike alleges

Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government had marshalled out a satanic onslaught to intimidate 200 judges, especially those of the federal judiciary. Wike said that strategic credible intelligence intercepted by him revealed that a federal minister told a gathering that following the destabilization of the […]

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Another FG, ASUU meeting ends in deadlock

For the ninth time in a series, the federal government and the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, failed to resolve their differences during a meeting they held yesterday, in Abuja. Although the head of the federal government delegation to the meeting and Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige,said the meeting recorded partial […]

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