FG To Contest N20B Damages Awarded Igboho

It is not yet Uhuru for the N20 billion damages awarded in favour of Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, by an Oyo State High Court, against the Attorney-General of the Federation and the State Security Service as The AGF, Abubakar Malami, announced in an interview with the News Agency of…

Strike: Resident Doctors, NMA Fight Over Visit To Buhari

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has slammed the National Association of Resident Doctors for accusing it of not being transparent. “For clarity, there is no provision in the NMA constitution for who should be in the NMA president’s delegation during courtesy visits. Whoever is part of the delegation…

FG Asks Guinea Coup Plotters To Restore Constitutional Order With Immediate Effect

The Buhari regime on Sunday asked the Guinea coup plotters to immediately restore constitutional order in the country. The request comes after the Guinea military suspended the country’s constitution and ousted the democratically elected government. In a statement on Sunday, Esther Sunsuwa, spokesperson for the Nigerian foreign affairs…

Senate Orders CBN To Produce Evidence Of Its Remitted Surpluses To FG

The Nigerian Senate has ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria to provide evidence that it remitted its surpluses to the federal government. Specifically, Solomon Adeola (APC-Lagos) urged the CBN to produce documentary evidence to prove its remittances to the Senate committee on September 3. The senator also urged…

FG Pledges Railway Transportation Prioritization

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, inaugurated the commercial operations of the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project at the Mobolaji Johnson Railway Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos. Buhari described the feat ‘‘as another milestone in the drive of this administration to revitalise the railway system and establish it as a choice mode…

Twitter No Longer Accessible In Nigeria As Telecommunication Networks Follow FG

Telecommunications companies in Nigeria including MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9Mobile have started blocking access to the microblogging site, Twitter. The telcos said they received a directive from the Nigerian Communications Commission to block access to Twitter in the country following the suspension by the Federal Government on Friday.…

Falana Urges FG To Engage Separatists Over Insecurity

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Femi Falana, has urged the Federal Government to engage various separatists groups in the country to douse tensions and agitations. Falana made the appeal while speaking at the South-West Zonal Public Hearing of the House of Representatives Special Committee on the…

Bid To Privatise Lagos-Badagry And 11 Other Expressways To Commence Soon-FG

The Federal Government is to officially open a bid for value-added concession under the Highway Development and Management Initiative (HDMI) on 12 highways. The affected roads for privatisation consist of Benin-Asaba; Abuja-Lokoja; Kaduna-Kano; Onitsha-Owerri-Aba; Saagamu-Benin and Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga. The rest are Lokoja-Benin; Enugu-Port Harcourt; Ilorin-Jebba; Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta; Lagos-Badagry and Kano-Shuari-Portiskum-Damaturu.…

FG EXTENDS NIN REGISTRATION DEADLINE

The Federal Government has extended the deadline for millions of Nigerians unable to link their National Identity numbers (NINs) with Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards to February 9. The initial deadline expired on January 19. The mobile network operators (MNOs) said the Federal Government granted a further extension…

FG Considers Bill to Regulate Bitcoin, e-Currency

The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has disclosed that the Ministry of Justice currently has bills in the National Assembly to provide a legislative framework for digital currency. Malami disclosed this while declaring open a capacity building workshop and interactive session with Judiciary Correspondents in Abuja…