Tag Archives: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

FG awards 12 road contracts at N126b

Nigeria’s  Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved the award of 12 road contracts  to open up the country. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, announced this while briefing ...

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ARIK TAKEOVER: Arik to challenge AMCON in the highest court of the land

The management of Arik Air on Thursday said it would challenge the taking over of the airline by the Assets Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) in court. Ado Sanusi, senior vice-president, Arik Air, made the disclosure at a joint news ...

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FG takes over troubled Arik Airlines

The federal government has come to the aid of Arik Airline, which has been experiencing difficulties in recent times, appointing a new management to run its affairs. As disclosed by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the decision to ...

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We did not promise to solve challenges in one year, wait till 2019 – Amaechi

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Ilorin, the Kwara State Capital on Monday, Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, posited that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari did not promise to solve the country’s problems in one year, he adviced ...

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FG awards contract for dredging of River Benue – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the Federal Government has awarded contract for the dredging of the critical part of River Benue. Mr. Amaechi, who disclosed this at the 2017 budget defence before members of the Senate Committee ...

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FG to increase VAT on luxury items; including champagne

The federal government is set to take a proposal to raise the value-added tax (VAT) on luxury items to the national assembly. The minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun stated this while briefing the media after the federal executive council meeting ...

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REDTV’s Our Best Friend’s Wedding Premieres in Lagos; FG, UBA Restate Commitment to Developing Creative Industry

REDTV, a dynamic online lifestyle channel that puts the spotlight on Africa with a distinct global appeal, in conjunction with The Naked Convos has premiered a new web-series titled, ‘Our Best Friend’s wedding’.  REDTV is supported by the United Bank ...

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NMA begs FG to improve health sector

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to increase budgetary allocation to the health sector to improve healthcare delivery in the country. Dr Aniekeme Uwah, NMA South-South Caucus Chairman, made the appeal in an interview ...

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FG explains state of Social Investment Programmes, says N375m released to feed pupils in 5 states

The Federal Government says it has now released over N375 million this year to feed almost 700,000 primary school pupils in 5 states, while virtually all states of the federation, except two, are now being processed for the payment of ...

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Buhari releases $55.5 million for revitalisation of 109 primary healthcare centres

President Muhammadu Buhari has released $55.5 million to the 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) for women healthcare project. Each of the states and FCT would get $1.5 million. The women quality healthcare initiative is on the platform ...

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