Home » Tag Archives: FG (page 16)

Tag Archives: FG

FG to increase electricity generation to 7,000MW soon –Osinbajo

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Federal Government plans to generate 7,000MW of electricity over the next 18 months. Osinbajo, who made the disclosure during the presentation of a book: “Nigeria: The Challenges of Growth and Development, an In-Depth Analysis by Experts,” at the Trenchard Hall, University of Ibadan in Oyo State said power remained a major ...

Read More »

FG to fund youths in Agriculture with $300m

As a way of bridging the funding challenge in the agriculture sector, the Federal Government has announced plans to invest $300 million to fund youths in the sector, adding that 20 per cent of an initial grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with the Islamic Bank is to be channeled to support the development of women ...

Read More »

FG donates 9,524 relief materials to IDPs in Yobe

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, said on Thursday that the Federal Government’s intervention in the welfare of the Internally Displaced Persons was to enable them to return to their communities. Abubakar made the comment at the handing over of relief materials to the persons in Damaturu. Abubakar was represented by Air Commodore Paul Dimfwina, Commander 79 ...

Read More »

Osun APC begs FG to bail out States over salary crisis

The federal government has been called upon to urgently wade into the increasing salary crisis affecting some states of the federation. The call was contained in a statement by the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Kunle Oyatomi in Osogbo yesterday where he lamented the effect of the situation on the nation’s economy. He said, “We ...

Read More »

Chibok Girls: Set target to rescue Chibok Girls – Reps tell FG

The House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Federal Government to set a target for security agencies to rescue the 219 Chibok school girls held in captivity two years after they were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents. The girls were abducted on April 14, 2014. The Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, gave the position of the House after an exhaustive debate ...

Read More »

FG to increase non-oil income by 87% due to Oil slump

The Federal Government is expecting non-oil revenues to nearly double this year as it steps up plan to offset the slump in oil revenues, according to a presentation seen by Reuters on Monday. President Muhammadu Buhari plans a record N6.06tn ($30.6bn) budget to stimulate the economy, which has been hammered by a fall in oil exports that had made up ...

Read More »

Tompolo sues FG over N45.9bn fraud charges

Wanted former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemulopo, alias Tompolo, has commenced legal action against the Federal Government of Nigeria, challenging the N45.9bn fraud charges filed against him. Tompolo, who approached the Federal High Court in Lagos through his lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, is seeking an order restraining the Federal Government and its agencies from further proceeding with the N45.9bn ...

Read More »

FG, AfDB pledge N59.7bn grant for youths’ agric scheme

The Federal Government, in partnership with African Development Bank (AfDB), is set to launch a Youth-In-Scheme valued at N59.7 billion in September to enhance agric development in the country. The Director-General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nteranya Sanginga, disclosed this in Ibadan, Oyo state. He said that the IITA would train those enrolled in the scheme, adding that beneficiaries ...

Read More »