Continued Shooting of #EndSARS protesters could end Nigeria,CNPP again warns FG 

Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has again warned the Nigerian government that the continued deployment of security agencies and sponsoring of hoodlums to attack unarmed peaceful protesters in the country may lead to anarchy and disintegration of the country.   The CNPP in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu described as “price of insensitivity” the ongoing arson in Lagos State and other parts of the country.   According to the statement by the umbrella body of all registered political parties and political association, “the adamant…

FG mulls extension of registration payroll support, to pay 400,000 beneficiaries month end

The Federal Government says it may consider the plea by some states for the extension of the registration time for the payroll support system to enable some states to meet their quota.   This is as the government plans to pay over 400,000 staff of already shortlisted businesses by the end of October. The Special Assistant to the President on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Mr Tola Johnson, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. He said that since the closure of the…

Labour, govt agree on three months subsidy on electricity tariff for consumers

The federal government and labour unions have agreed to use proceeds from Value Added Tax (VAT) to temporarily subsidise electricity tariff for consumers for the next three months. The resolution was arrived at on Monday in Abuja at the end of a meeting of the ad-hoc technical committee on electricity tariff with the federal government and representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). The meeting, which began on Sunday, was presided by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo. Key resolutions…

Gov Sule canvases for review of revenue sharing formula between FG, states

Gov Sule canvases for review of revenue sharing formula between FG, states Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has called for a review of the revenue sharing formula between the Federal Governments and states, stressed that there was absolutely no way the FG alone, will be taking far more than all the states in the federation. Engr Sule made the call while hosting a delegation from the Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Allocation Commission (RMFAC), at the Government House, on Thursday. While describing the current sharing formula between the three tiers…

Lawan cautions FG on borrowing to fund projects …..  as Senate passes 2021-2023 MTEF/FSP

The Senate has passed the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper ahead of the presentation of the 2021 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday. The passage was sequel to consideration and adoption of the report of the Joint Committee on Finance; and National Planning and Economic Affairs. Chairman of the Joint Committee, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola (APC – Lagos West), in his presentation said the key parameters and macroeconomic framework driving the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework were revised in line…

BREAKING: FG approves reopening of Tertiary institutions, Others

The Federal Government has directed the reopening of Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education in the country.   Tertiary institution regulatory agencies like the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) have also directed tertiary institutions to reopen.   The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who addressed a press conference in Abuja, said the decision to reopen schools was a sequel to review of COVID-19 situation in Nigeria, with the number of infections declining.

NIGERIA @60 : FG declares October 1,public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 1, as public holiday to mark the Nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated all Nigerians on the Celebration of the Country’s Diamond Jubilee and assured them of Government’s unwavering commitment to the socio-economic transformation of the country.  “our warmth, welcoming spirit and love as well as the abundant wealth inherent in our human capital and the richness of our land, makes Nigeria unarguably the leading black …

Reps Spokesman, Kalu hails FG, as FEC approves construction of Umuahia-Bende-Ohafia road after 44 years

Spokesman for the Nigerian House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, has described as biggest intervention, the approval for the construction of Umuahia-Bende-Ohafia road (LOT 2) in Abia state by the Federal Executive Council (FEC). At its weekly sitting on Wednesday, the FEC gave approval for the construction of the road which had been abandoned for 44 years. The approval, it was gathered, came after months of intense lobbying and frequent advocacy visits to the Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, by Rep. Kalu, who is currently…

FG Okays Reopening Of Universities •As NUC releases new directives to Vice-Chancellors

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released new directives to Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian universities for the safe reopening of schools.   This followed a significant decline in the number of recorded cases of COVID-19 in the country. The NUC directive was contained in a memo addressed to the Vice-Chancellors, signed by its Director,  Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki, obtained by journalists in Abuja on Tuesday. The commission directed Universities to conclude their resumption arrangements in line with the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, as well as other…

N75bn Survival Fund: FG Opens Portal, Releases Schedule

The portal for the registration of prospective beneficiaries by the Federal Government for the Survival Fund will open today. The fund is a conditional grant to support vulnerable Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in meeting their payroll obligations and safeguard jobs losses. The federal government has also released the timetable for categories of businesses to register. “Nigerians interested in the Payroll Support scheme are to note that the site for registration will be open from 10 pm Monday, September 21, 2020. In order to ensure a seamless registration process,…