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CNG pumps: FG may fund installation as marketers lament high-cost 

The Federal Government may consider assisting independent fuel marketers with funding to install Compressed Natural Gas sales pumps at filling stations across the country, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. This followed the lamentation of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria that its…

FG announces opening date for student loan Applications

The Federal Government, through the Nigerian Education Loan Fund, on Thursday, announced May 24, 2024, as the official date for “the opening of the portal for student loan applications.” The announcement was made in a statement by the media lead…

FG Approves Significant Salary Increases , Pension Raises for Various Sectors

The Federal Government has granted approval for a substantial salary hike, ranging from 25 to 35 percent, for key sectors including police officers, armed forces personnel, and public servants. The announcement was made by the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages…

ASUU backs FG on 18 years university admission age

Education Minister, Prof. Tahir Mamman, revealed on Monday that the Federal Government is contemplating setting 18 as the minimum age for admission into universities and other tertiary institutions. He attributed some challenges in higher education to underage students. Prof. Emmanuel…

IG warns of govs’ excesses as FG insists on state police

The Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has voiced opposition to the proposal for state police, cautioning against potential abuse by governors for political or personal interests, which could compromise human rights and national security. Egbetokun made this assertion during the…

Ododo seeks FG assistance to tackle insecurity

Kogi State Governor Ahmed Ododo has urged the Federal Government to assist the state in addressing the challenges of insecurity and incessant flooding in some parts of the state. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Ismaila…

FG writes govs as agency predicts flooding in 31 states

The Federal Government has issued notifications to at least 31 governors, alerting them to the risk of flooding in their respective states from April to November of this year. Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, Prof Joseph Utsev, disclosed this…

Labour asks FG to unveil new minimum wage May 1

In anticipation of Workers’ Day 2024, organized labour in Nigeria has outlined its expectations, emphasizing the need for significant improvements in workers’ welfare, including the announcement of a new minimum wage by the Federal Government. Tommy Etim, the National Vice…

Senate hails FG’s payment of ₦4.83trn ways and means

Senate Commends Federal Government’s Fiscal PoliciesThe Senate has lauded the federal government’s decisive action in repaying a significant portion of the ₦30 trillion obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), amounting to a staggering ₦4.83 trillion. This proactive measure,…

Federal Government to Unveil Enhanced National Identity Card with Payment, Social Service Features

The National Identity Management Commission, representing the Federal Government, is poised to introduce an upgraded National Identity card with advanced payment functionalities and social service features. Developed in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement…