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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO LAUNCH HEALTH CARE FUND FOR LASSA FEVER PATIENTS

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has announced that the Federal Government is introducing a funding mechanism to cater for patients with confirmed cases of Lassa Fever in the country.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT APPROVES 2.6 BILLION NAIRA TO PAY PENSION INCREMENT ARREARS

The Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate has approved the payment of the final tranche of the six months’ arrears of 33 per cent pension increment to pensioners.

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NAFDAC LEADERSHIP ACCUSES NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF DEMANDING BRIBE

The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, has accused some National Assembly members of demanding bribe during their oversight of her agency. Professor Adeyeye said they also asked the agency for 35 million naira for Drug Abuse Awareness Campaign; a programme clearly outside their job description, […]

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VICE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN POWER GENERATION

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government has succeeded in increasing power generation from 4,000 megawatts to 8,100 megawatts over the past three years. Professor Osinbajo who said this in Lagos however noted that the effect of this increase in generation has not translated significantly to better service to the consumer. The […]

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PRESIDENT BUHARI ORDERS REVERSAL OF STATE HOUSE MEDICAL CENTRE TO CLINIC

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the State House Medical Centre be reverted to a clinic so that it could function in the capacity it was originally established. The Permanent Secretary at the State House, Jalal Arabi, said President Buhari’s reversal order was to reposition the centre to serve the primary purpose of attending to […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SET UP CASHEW PROCESSING PLANTS IN FOUR STATES

The Federal Government has said it plans to set up cashew processing plants in four states of the country to add value to the product and create employment, wealth in the country. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh who said this in Abuja added that the move would also reduce the waste of […]

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NNPC STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH OIL MARKETERS ON PETROL SUPPLY

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed yesterday that it has strengthened its partnership with oil marketers under the umbrella of Major Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) to ensure seamless supply of petroleum products across the country. Group General Manager, Public Affairs at the NNPC, Ndu Ughamadu noted that the agreement to reinforce the trade […]

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEGINS PROCESS TO SIMPLIFY PROPERTY REGISTRATION

The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council says it has commenced reforms towards making property registration and construction permits easy in all states across the country. The council was set up in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari to address constraints to doing business and make the country a progressively easier place to start and grow a […]

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NIGERIA PLANS JANUARY TO DECEMBER BUDGET CYCLE FOR 2020

The Federal Government will revert to the January to December budget cycle, beginning with the 2020 national budget. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, stated this in Abuja at the 2019 budget defence of his ministry in the Senate. Senator Udoma also expressed the executive’s willingness to comply with the provisions of […]

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NIGERIA POLICE LAMENTS POOR GOVERNMENT FUNDING

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has told the House of Representatives that the Nigeria Police Force under his watch had been battling poor funding since January when he assumed office. The police boss who appeared before the House Committee on Police Affairs to defend the 2019 budget proposal for the police, said less […]


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