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FG Slashes Electricity Tariff

In a move many has described as political, the Nigerian government has announced a 50 per cent reduction in electricity tariffs in the country. The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission,NERC, announced the immediate review of electricity tariffs by about 50 per cent. Sam Amadi, Chairman of the Commission, who announced the review in Abuja, said the

FG To Privatize Railways, Inland Waterways, Others in 2015

The Federal Government has announced plans to privatize eight sectors of the economy by 2015. The sectors to be privatized include the railway, road authority, inland waterways, Ports & harbor, national transport commission, federal competition, consumer protection and postal bill. Benjamin Dikki, the Director General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises, BPE, disclosed this during

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‘FG Ready For Ogoniland Clean-up’- Alison Madueke

The Federal government has said that the restoration of Ogoniland will begin in the first quarter of 2015 in line with recommendations of the United Nations Environmental Programme, UNEP report. This was contained in a statement signed by Ohi Alegbe, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC on Tuesday.

FG To Spend N9.2bn on Cooking Stoves

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the purchase of N9.2billion worth of clean cooking stoves and wonder bags for rural women under the National Clean Cooking Scheme. Nurudeen Muhammed, Supervising Minister of Information briefed the press at the end of the meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo. “The National Clean Cooking Scheme

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FG Sues NBC and Coca-Cola Nigeria

The Federal Government has dragged the Nigerian Bottling Company, Coca-Cola Nigeria and the chief executives of both firms before a Federal High Court in Abuja for criminal breach of the Consumer Protection Council Act, CPC. In a statement issued on Monday, Mohammed Adoke, the Attorney General of the Federation, alleged that the two accused persons

‘FG To Regulate Ponmo Consumption, Not Ban’ —Minister

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has rebutted media claims that the Federal Government has banned the consumption of Ponmo, a popular delicacy. The Minister made this known at the inauguration of the third Council of the Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, NIAS. He said the federal government was “trying to regulate

FG To Pay Corps Members N500 Daily Feeding Allowance

The Nigerian government has announced that henceforth National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members will receive N500 as daily feeding allowance. This was disclosed by Johnson Olawunmi, director general of the NYSC at a House of Representatives Committee hearing on the N4,000 online registration fee mandated for corps members. A civil society group had launched a

‘FG To Halt Importation Of Petroleum Products by 2018’- Aganga

The Federal Government has announced plan to halt the importation of petroleum products into the country in the year 2018. Olusegun Aganga, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, disclosed this in Ilorin, Kwara State, when he paid a pre-commissioning visit to the Steel Cold Rolling Complex of Kam Industries Limited. The Minister said a minimum

FG to Set Up Laboratories for Environmental Monitoring

The Federal Government has said that it will set up six mines environmental analytical laboratories in each of the geo-political zones of the country for environmental monitoring. Salim Adegboyega, acting director of Mines, Environmental and Compliance Department, Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja. He said the plan to set

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