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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT UNVEILS NEW NATIONAL CARRIER, NIGERIA AIR

The Federal Government has unveiled the branding and livery for the new national carrier, Nigeria Air, slated for inauguration at the end of this year. Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, unveiled the carrier at a press conference during the Farnborough Air Show in London. The aviation ministry said the branding and naming […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI SEEKS STRONGER PARTNERSHIP WITH BANKS TO IMPROVE INFRASTRUCTURE

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for a stronger partnership with lending banks to reduce the nation’s infrastructure deficit. He also assured of his administration’s full commitment to implement all agreements. The President who said this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, added that the Federal Government will keep “knocking on the doors’’ of banks to participate […]

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NIGERIA FOOTBALL FEDERATION TO MOBILISE 1,500 NIGERIANS FOR UPCOMING WORLD CUP MATCH

The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation has concluded arrangements to mobilise Nigerians in every part of the country to provide support for the team during the crucial encounter against Iceland this Friday in Volgograd. The Nigeria Football Federation will procure match tickets for the over 500 Nigerians resident in St Petersburg and other 1,000 […]

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NORTH KOREA LEADER, KIM JONG-UN VISITS CHINA FOLLOWING UNITED STATES SUMMIT

North Korean Leader, Kim Jong-un is making a two-day visit to China, a week after meeting United States President Donald Trump. It is expected he will discuss sanctions and the commitment he made at the summit, in general terms, to denuclearise the Korean peninsula. North Korea’s only economic ally, Beijing, has already suggested sanctions against […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHARGED TO PLACE VITAL GAS PIPELINES ON FRANCHISE

Power Generation Companies across the country have called on the Federal Government to put on franchise, some of the gas pipelines in strategic locations especially the Niger-Delta region in order to guarantee surplus gas supply to thermal plants. The companies have also challenged the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to endeavour to respect contractual agreements […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MOVES TO PROVIDE 10,000 TRACTORS FOR FARMERS

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has moved to provide 10,000 tractors for both small and large scale farmers in Nigeria in what is said to be a collaboration with the Nigeria Agriculture Mechanization and Equipment Leasing Company. This is aimed at increasing agricultural output for domestic consumption and export. Minister of Agriculture […]

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NORTH KOREA EXPRESSES OPTIMISM OVER NEW RELATIONSHIP WITH UNITED STATES

North Korean state media have raised the possibility that their country could “establish a new relationship” with the United States. This comes a day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets United States President Donald Trump for historic talks. The comments mark a shift in tone from North Korea after decades of animosity towards the […]

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GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WARNED AGAINST REJECTION OF POSTED TREASURY OFFICERS

The Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, has threatened to shut out from the payment platform, any agency of government that rejects accounting officers posted from his office. The Accountant General made the threat in Abuja. He wondered why some agencies, which relied on the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation for the release […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DISCOVERS MORE GAS RESOURCES OFFSHORE LAGOS

The Federal Government has said more gas resources are being discovered offshore Lagos. It also stated that the relative peace in the Niger Delta, coupled with the additional discoveries in Lagos, would boost Nigeria’s gas supply to the West African Gas Pipeline project. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, who disclosed these yesterday, […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO BOOST CIVIL SERVICE

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, has announced plans to ensure that the nation’s civil service is efficient, productive, incorruptible and citizen-centered. Oyo-Ita who said the strategy had been approved by the Federal Executive Council, added that it has eight priority areas selected, based on their potential for impact in […]

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