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POWER REGULATOR ADVOCATES JAIL TERM FOR ELECTRICITY THIEVES

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has presented a bill to the Senate, seeking seven years jail term for electricity theft.

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NIGERIA GENERATES FIVE TRILLION NAIRA THROUGH REVENUE SERVICE

The Federal Inland Revenue Service has said it generated five trillion naira by the second week of December 2018.

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PRESIDENCY FLAYS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OVER DELAY IN 2019 BUDGET PRESENTATION

The Federal Government has said the National Assembly was delaying the presentation of the estimates of the 2019 budget to the legislature.

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROVIDE PREMIUM-FREE HEALTH INSURANCE TO THE POOR

The Federal Government is working towards establishing a compulsory Health Insurance Scheme where government pays the premium for the poor.

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INEC, POLITICAL PARTIES TO MEET ON UNSIGNED ELECTORAL BILL THIS WEEK

The Independent National Electoral Commission will, this week, hold a crucial meeting with the leaders of political parties towards the coming 2019 General Elections. It is expected that President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to withhold assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 would top the agenda of the meeting.


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PRESIDENT BUHARI HAILS 21 BILLION DOLLAR SAVINGS ON FOOD IMPORT

President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products. The new development, he said, has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency and resulted in saving over 21 billion dollars. The President said the humongous savings would be deployed to other critical areas like infrastructure, education, healthcare and many others.


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NAFDAC BANS USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN ANIMAL FEED

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has issued a ban against the use of antibiotics in animal feed. Instead, the agency encouraged the use of probiotics, enzymes and other healthy approved methods to enhance the growth and health of animals. NAFDAC also frowned on the use of carbide to ripen plantain, […]


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LABOUR MINISTER TAKES OVER NEGOTIATIONS ON ASUU STRIKE

Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige will henceforth take over the negotiation between the Federal government and the striking university teachers. Ngige also condemned the statement made by Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human right activist; Femi Falana describing as illegal, the enforcement of Section 43.1 of the Trade Dispute Act 2004 on […]


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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAKES NATIONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER MANDATORY FOR WORKERS

The Federal Government has mandated all workers under the Contributory Pension Scheme to produce their National Identification Numbers as part of their pension requirements. The National Pension Commission disclosed this in a circular titled, ‘Notice on mandatory use of National Identification Number for all existing RSA holders’, yesterday. The Pension Reform Act mandates every employer […]


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DEFENCE MINISTER ORDERS AIR CHIEF TO MOVE TO NORTH-EAST

Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, has also directed the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to relocate to the North-East region until the security situation improved.

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