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Why FG is cash-strapped, by Information Minister

      The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has attacked all Nigeria’s revenue sources, leaving the Federal Government cash-strapped, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said on Wednesday.   “We are all witnessing what is going on in the world today. When...

Majek Fashek: An archetypal musician, song writer, ace guitarist, says Information Minister

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has expressed deep condolences over the passing on of Makej Fashek, saying he will be remembered for his timeless songs. The groundbreaking album, 'Prisoner of Conscience', which featured timeless songs like 'Send Down The Rain',...

Information Minister inaugurates committee on audience measurement in advertising, wants robust system 

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday charged the newly inaugurated committee on advertising to develop a framework that will catalyze a robust audience measurement system that meets global standards. Mohammed said it should also support...

COVID-19: FG to amend National Endowment for the Arts Act

  In a bid meet the demands of the creative sector and reposition it post-COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it will soon send a bill to amend the Act establishing the National Endowment for the Arts to the National...

COVID-19: FG proposes shift system as it reopens schools soon

  Ahead of the re-opening of schools across the country, the Federal Government said on Thursday that it would soon announce measures for safe resumption by students. The government said it is working on a model that would ensure that all the children do not...

Aregbesola sheds light on 15 Chinese experts’ whereabouts, says they are still in Nigeria

  They are guests of CCECC for Idu-Abuja isolation centre, ThisDay Dome, others   Clearing the air on the whereabouts of the 15 Chinese experts who came into Nigeria in April, the Ministry of Interior says it is fully aware of their...

FAAN, NAMA, others get marching orders to relocate to Abuja

  A marching order has been given to all aviation agencies operating in Lagos airport to relocate their headquarters to Abuja within 45 days. The order, according to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, is aimed at cutting cost of...

FG says report about spending N679m daily on school feeding is incorrect.

  The Federal Government has debunked reports that it was spending N679 million   daily on school feeding programme. The Minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social  Development, Sadiya Farouk made the clarification Friday at the daily briefing of the Presidential...

FG’s comprehensive economic package bulwark to poor oil earnings, COVID-19 disruptions  – Osinbajo

  Says Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund ’ll provide additional support   The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) said on Thursday that the deep plunge in oil earnings and the disruptions to business and commerce by COVID-19 lockdowns had necessitated a comprehensive economic...

Why FEC held virtual meeting, by Lai Mohammed

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has justified Wednesday’s virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, saying keeping the  activities and programmes of the government running despite the challenges of the dreaded COVID-19 necessitated it. Addressing State House correspondents...
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Subsidy removal: Petrol marketers now to fix pump price 

      In line with the new pricing regime for petrol, marketers are now free to fix the price of the commodity, the...
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Senate President Lawan leads Senate delegation on solidarity visit to Kalu

          Senate President Lawan leads Senate delegation on solidarity visit to Kalu after his release from Kuje Correctional Facility on Thursday  

Tragedy: DPO, seven other policemen, women  killed in Kogi 

  Armed robbers struck at a branch of a first generation bank in lsanlu, Kogi State, on Thursday leaving a trail of murders of nine people including...

Nigeria nominates Okonjo-Iweala for DG, World Trade Organization

  Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's former Minister of Finance, has been nominated for election as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) by President...

Police nab three dare-devil siblings for kidnap, murder of widow

  Three bloodthirsty siblings, who allegedly kidnapped and gruesomely murdered a 55-year old mother of five in Abuja and bolted to Imo State, are now...