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Why we have resorted to borrowing – Buhari

President Buhari on Tuesday September 15, explained why his administration resorted to borrowing money.  Speaking in a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), Buhari said the strategic reason for borrowing was to provide the infrastructure to make the country attractive to investors. According to the President in a statement released

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“Prepare for emergency flood response” – FG tells states

Following the recent flooding in Kebbi, Bauchi and Jigawa states, the Federal Government has advised state governments to take proactive measures to reduce the effects of heavy rainfalls this season. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, gave the advice in a statement in

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Health workers begin nationwide strike

Health workers under the aegis of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have begun their planned strike, to press home their demands. The action took effect at 12 a.m on Monday, September 14. JOHESU President Josiah Biobelemoye, who confirmed the strike to newsmen, said the health workers had given the Federal government

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FG will no longer set price bands for petrol as full deregulation kicks in

The downstream arm of the oil and gas sector has now been fully deregulated by the federal government, and guiding price bands for the sale of petrol at fuel stations will no longer be released. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency which made the announcement, said PMS price will now be determined by

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FG will no longer set price bands for petrol as full deregulation kicks in

The downstream arm of the oil and gas sector has now been fully deregulated by the federal government, and guiding price bands for the sale of petrol at fuel stations will no longer be released. The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency which made the announcement, said PMS price will now be determined by

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COVID-19: Nigeria has spent N31bn to fight the virus – Accountant-General

The federal government has disclosed that it has already spent N31 billion in four months to fight COVID-19 in the country. According to the Accountant-General of the Federation Ahmed Idris, the amount spent so far represents 84% of the N36.3 billon public funds and donations received to respond to COVID-19 between

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Lagos and Ogun seek FG approval to rehabilitate Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road

The Ogun State Government has approached the Federal Government to request for authorisation to rehabilitate, reconstruct and commercialise the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road, along with Lagos State. Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Villa on Thursday. He also said the

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BREAKING: FG gives green light to the reopening of schools

The Federal Government says state governments and school administrators should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country. InsideMainland had earlier reported that schools in the country had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. However, the Federal Government

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international flights

FG shifts date for resumption of international flights

The Federal government has shifted the resumption date of international flights to September 5. Hadi Sirikia, the Minister of Aviation, had earlier announced that the date for resumption for International flights was Saturday, August 29. However, at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday August

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ASUU and FG

“The strike will continue if FG don’t address our demands” – ASUU

The Academic Staff,Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it will sustain its current strike if the Federal Government does not address its demands. Speaking at the University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) in Rivers State, ASUU President Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi said the government must first implement the report of the NEEDS assessment

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