Nigeria spends N16bn annually on beans importation – FG (Punch)

Despite being the number one producer of beans in the world, Nigeria spends N16bn annually to import the produce from neighbouring countries, the Federal Government has said. Speaking at a training for journalists organised by the Open Forum for Agricultural…

FG declares Friday public holiday, excludes bankers (Guardian)

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday Feb.22 as Work-Free Day to enable Nigerians prepare for the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly Elections on Saturday. Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), made the declaration in Abuja. The Ministry of Interior…

FG to shut down 66 illegal universities, 68 polytechnics (DailyTrust)

The Federal Government is launching a new crackdown on dozens of illegal higher institutions, including 66 universities and 68 polytechnics. Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, made the remarks at a media conference in Abuja, where he provided the list of…

FG to review revenue sharing formula over minimum wage (Guardian)

The Federal Government yesterday resolved to engage governors of the 36 states of the federation and the Council of State in a review of the nation’s federal allocation sharing formula.The review is part of demands by the Nigeria Governors Forum…

Strike: ASUU may not honour further calls by FG – National President (Guardian)

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it may not honour further calls by Federal Government for a meeting on the way forward over the current strike by its members. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, said this…

FG signs MoU to take over Farin Ruwa dam project (Leadership)

The Federal Government on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nasarawa State Government to enable her takeover and complete the Farin Ruwa Dam project. The project, conceptualised in 2001 with the intention of providing no fewer than…

Minimum wage: Court gives FG, Labour till Jan 30 to submit report (Punch)

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday ordered the Federal Government and Organised Labour to submit a report of their negotiations on the disputes over the new minimum wage by January 30, 2019. Justice Sanusi Kado had…

Experts urge FG, others to give priority to human capital development

Many experts have tasked the Federal Government and other stakeholders to give priority to the development of human capital, capable of driving operations in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Speaking at the opening of 3rd Africa Oil & Gas Talent…

FG to announce new minimum wage this week (Leadership)

The federal government will this week announce the figure of the new minimum wage for workers in the country. President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, who disclosed this yesterday, said this followed the completion of negotiations by the…

IPOB sit-at-home order: No need for show of strength, activist tells FG (Sun)

Rights activist and legal practitioner, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has urged Federal Government to consider option of negotiation and civilised way to address issue of agitation currently going on in all the states of the South East instead of show of strength…

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