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The Federal Government on Thursday distributed agricultural inputs to women smallholders farmers in North-Central states and the Federal Capital Territory. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, who carried out the distribution exercise in Abuja, said the move was to increase production and reduce wastage in the sector. He said the distribution of inputs to 7,500 women smallholders and processors was part of government’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the agricultural sector.[Punch]

The Federal Government on Thursday said…


By FEMI ADESINA

A quiet revolution took off on April 8, 2021, by 11.05 am. It was unheralded, without ostentation, almost unsung. But it was something that would have great impact not only on today, but also on tomorrow, and the future.

On the date in question, a train took off from Warri, headed to Itakpe, bearing 96 pipelines to be used for the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) gas pipelines project, being undertaken by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

It was the first major haulage being undertaken through rail, using the standard gauge line constructed by the Muhammadu Buhari administration as…


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The Federal Government is currently supporting private developers to provide electricity through solar energy, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said. He disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja by the Head, Communications and Public Relations, Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Olufunke Nwankwo. The NDPHC said Osinbajo spoke at the recent inauguration of the 100,000 Solar Home System in Jangefe community, Kazuare Emirate, Jigawa State. The vice president said government was determined to bring power to un-served communities as part…


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The Federal Government has intensified peace efforts in the Niger Delta as the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Milland Dikio, visited Gbaramatu on Monday as part of his ‘back to the region tour’. Dikio visited the Pere of Gbaramatu, Ogboro Gbaraun II Aketekpe, and other stakeholders of the kingdom. Speaking on the purpose of his visit, Dikio reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to the sustenance of peace in the region.[Sun News]

The federal government has said its Micro, Small…


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The Federal Government on Monday boasted that criminals were now feeling the heat following its directive on the verification of National Identity Numbers with Subscriber Identification Module cards. In a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, said “On the issue of NIN-SIM verification to fight insecurity, there is no going back. Our priority as a government based on the provision of our constitution 1999 (as amended) Section 14(2)b is security, not just…


SPEECH BY THE HON MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, DURING THE MINISTERIAL TASK FORCE’S ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS IN LAGOS ON MONDAY. 12TH APRIL 2021

Good morning ladies and gentlemen. I am glad to be here for this engagement between the Ministerial Task Force on the Digital Switch Over (DSO) and Stakeholders. As you are aware, I set up this 14-member Task Force, which I am personally chairing, on Feb. 23rd 2021 to quicken the pace of the DSO rollout across the country.

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture considers the DSO as one of its priority…


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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will continue to provide opportunities for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to access loans without difficulty at single-digit rate as part of efforts to entrench a vibrant economy. CBN has remained consistent in initiating loan schemes covering agriculture, the entertainment industry, small scale business owners, among others at a single-digit interest rate to achieve Federal Government’s drive to economic prosperity. [Business Day]

The Federal Government has said that it is dealing with the…


FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL FISH OUT CRIMINALS AND BOOST SECURITY AROUND CUSTODIAL CENTRES — AREGBESOLA

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned in fishing out the criminals who attacked law enforcement agencies in Imo State last Monday, while also promising to further secure Custodial facilities across the country.

Aregbesola stated this when he inspected the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS, Owerri Custodial Centre which was attacked by unknown gunmen who forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody.

“The Federal Government will react appropriately by going after these criminals and make…


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The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), geared towards averting the planned nationwide strike of resident doctors billed to commence Thursday, April 1 (today).The agreement was signed midnight on Wednesday after a marathon meeting between the Government side and the leadership of NARD at the office of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige. [Sun News]

The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment has disclosed that it was currently…


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The federal government has declared Friday, April 2, and Monday, April 5, as public holidays to mark the 2021 Easter celebrations. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, made the declaration urging Christians to emulate the attributes of forbearance, forgiveness, kindness, humility, love, peace and patience, which were demonstrated by Jesus Christ. The minister appealed to them to use the occasion of this year’s Easter Celebration to pray for the Peace, Unity, and Progress of our country.[Guardian]

The Federation Government is set to…

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