Tag: FG

Strike: Students anticipate as ASUU awaits FG response to demands

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) had issued Tuesday ultimatum for the Federal Government to meet its demands or risks the union embarking on another round of strike. This recent event has made many Nigerian students anticipate a fresh strike. NewsWireNGR recalls the Union had some months ago called[Read More…]

Doctors Suspend Strike for 2 Weeks

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its 10-day strike for two weeks to monitor the level of federal government’s compliance with the agreement reached. The two weeks period is to afford the doctors enough time to further discuss with the government in the hope of arriving at[Read More…]

FG Releases Complete Details of Paris Club Funds Released To States

The Federal Government has released details of payments to the 36 states as the refund of “over-deductions on Paris Club, London Club Loans and Multilateral debts on the accounts of States and Local Governments (1995-2002).” This is the second tranche of the refunds to the states. A total of N243.8[Read More…]

Court Affirms Sambo Dasuki’s Bail in Arm Deal Trial

… Adjourns Trial to February 24, 2016 An Abuja High Court has again reaffirmed the bail granted former National Security Adviseer, Colonel Sambi Dasuki and five others in the arm deal trial involving $2.1bn. Justice Baba Yusuf reaffirmed the bail on Dasuki on the ground that he was entitled to[Read More…]

We Contested The Rivers Re-run Elections Against Army, INEC, FG, APC – PDP Says

The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Peoples Democratic Party has declared Saturday’s rerun elections in Rivers State as a rape of democracy. It also said that the party contested against many government institutions during the polls. It listed the institutions to include the Nigerian Army, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the[Read More…]

Buhari Wants $29.9bn Foreign Loan

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly asking them to approve a foreign loan of $29.960 billion to address infrastructure deficit in the country. The amount, which is under the government’s External Borrowing Plan, is to be spent on power, railway, roads, education, health, water resources among others.[Read More…]

Buhari Sacks All The Vice Chancellors Of 12 Federal Universities Established By GEJ

The Federal Government has sacked all the vice chancellors of 12 federal universities that were established by the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. Also affected by the sack is the Vice Chancellor of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Prof. Vincent Tenebe. Their dismissal which was contained in a short[Read More…]

FG May Ban Commercial Motorcycles Nationwide

The Federal Government may soon ban the use of commercial motorcycles poupularly called ‘okada’ and ‘Achaba’ as a means of public transportation. This was the proposal of the Nigerian Council on Transport at its annual meeting in Enugu. The proposal has also received the endorsement of the Minister of Transport,[Read More…]

Ebola Free Nigeria: Atiku Praises Governments Of Nigeria, Lagos, Rivers 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has commended the successful eradication of Ebola virus disease in Nigeria, a feat he said, would change the negative perception of the country by the outside world. In a press statement issued by his media office in Abuja on Monday and made available to NewsWireNGR,[Read More…]

Sanusi Scores Huge Point Against FG As Court Awards Him Whopping N50m Damages

The Nigerian Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) have been ordered by a Federal  High Court in Lagos to restrain from harassing or arresting the suspended Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank,  Mallam Sanusi Lamido. Sanusi had his passport confiscated on the 20th of February, 2014 upon his arrival[Read More…]