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NIGERIA SPENDS 1 BILLION DOLLARS ANNUALLY ON FISH IMPORTATION

The Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research has disclosed that Nigeria spends about 1 billion dollars annually on the importation of fish. Director of the Institute, Dr. Adekunle Oresegun, who disclosed this in Abakaliki, noted that Nigeria has great potentials for fish production, which if harnessed properly, would save the country about 1 billion […]


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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS NO PLANS TO END FUEL SUBSIDY REGIME

The Federal Government has given the assurance that there are no plans to remove fuel subsidy now just as queues emerged in filling stations in some parts of the country. Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, made this disclosure on the sidelines of the ongoing Spring Meeting of the World Bank in Washington D.C. It would […]


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ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION ORDERS ROLLOUT OF ELECTRICITY METERS ON MAY 1

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued permits to the first set of companies under its Meter Asset Providers and ordered rollout of meters from May 1, 2019.

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NIGERIAN COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION SET FOR 70 PERCENT BROADBAND PENETRATION

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Professor Umar Danbatta, has said that the Commission is ready to drive the process of attaining 70 percent broadband penetration in the next couple of years, if that is set as the new target by the Federal Government.

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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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