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Federal Government Increases Passport Fee by 50%

Posted ago by Elsie

The Federal Government has increased passport fee by 50%. According to a circular signed by the Deputy Comptroller in charge of Operations/Passport and released a few days ago titled ‘Passport Reforms’, applicants will now pay N15,000 instead of N10,000. (It …

Nigerian Airports to have Hi-tech Explosive Detectors – FG.

Posted ago by Kowope

In a bid to boost safety and security measures in Nigeria’s airports, the Federal Ministry of Aviation has acquired Hi-tech three-in-one explosive detectors for 15 out of the 22 airports in the country. The facilities would be capable of detecting liquid, …

ASUU Strike: We’ll Shut Primary,Secondary Schools — NUT

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  THE leadership of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has vowed to ground both primary and secondary schools in the country if the Federal Government fails to resolve its feud with the Academic Staff  Union of  Universities  (ASUU), as soon …

FG Can Borrow To Resolve ASUU Strike – VC

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The Vice-Chancellor, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, in this interview with SUCCESS NWOGU, speaks on the nation’s university system, especially with regard to the ongoing strike embarked upon by lecturers in public universities.  What’s the effect of the …

FG To Terminate Presidential Amnesty Programme By 2015

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The Federal Government is set to terminate the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty Programme by 2015, Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Hon. Kingsley Kuku said. Kuku, however, said government had put in place machinery to ensure that …

Govt Realised N1tn Revenue In July – CBN

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The country realised a total of N1.05tn in federally collected revenue in July, according to the monthly report posted on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s website on Thursday. The amount represents an increase of 33.7 per cent over what was …

FG Orders 53 Gold-Plated iPhones To Celebrate Independence

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British luxury products company, Gold and Co, has revealed that it has an order from the federal government to deliver 53 customised gold iphones for the celebration of the 53rd independence anniversary on October 1. The founder of Gold and Co, …

Exam Malpractice: Culprits To Now Spend 5 Years In Jail

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The federal government has said that from now onward, school certificate examination offenders would spend five years in jail or pay a fine of N250,000. This decision, which was the outcome of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided …

NBA Urged ASUU Not To End Strike

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The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association has urged the Academic Staff Union of Universities not to end its ongoing strike which started on July 1, 2013 unless its demands are met by the Federal Government. Chairman of the …

Our Salaries Are Outrageous, And I Feel Guilty For Milking The Country’s Funds – Ex-Senator

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A Nigerian senator earns far higher than United States president, whose total salary per annum is $400,000. Amid the increasing criticism of the huge salaries and allowances of Nigeria’s lawmakers, a senator (name withheld) has affirmed insinuations that their earnings are …

N92bn Allowance: Nigerians Rubbish Okonjo Iweala, Back ASUU Strike To Continue

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Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is currently under fire over a recent statement attributed to her, when he said that the federal government cannot afford the N92bn demanded by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU. Angry Nigerians, while describing …

Mass Sack Imminent, As New Owners Takes Over PHCN

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  The sack of over 20,000 or 37 per cent of the estimated 54,000 workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) became imminent at the weekend, as the Federal Government insisted that it would hand over the company …

Let the Strike Continue! FG Can’t Meet With ASUU Demands – Okonjo-Iweala

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Hopes of quick resolution of the present face-off between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities were dashed on Tuesday as the Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, said the government has no resources to meet the …

Private Jet Owners Barred From Government Terminals

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Barely three months after unveiling a new policy for general aviation, which barred private jet owners from carrying their friends and associates, the Federal Government has stopped private jet owners and chartered jet operators from using the international wing of …

Mortgages Will Be Cheaper In 2014 – Okonjo-Iweala

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   The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minster of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, made a statement assuring Nigerians of cheaper mortgages that will assist them to own houses from early 2014, saying the problem of housing has been compounded due …

Strike: FG, ASUU Continue Talks Today

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The Federal Government has disclosed that it will on Friday hold a meeting with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on the ongoing strike embarked upon by university lecturers over the non- implementation of the 2009 agreement. Both parties had …

Court rules on $15m Ibori bribe September 20

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Justice Gabrael Kolawole of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will on September 20, 2013 deliver judgment on the ownership of the $15 million alleged bribe money of a former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, which is …

Return to work and continue talks – FG begs ASUU

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In response to the crippling of the nation’s tertiary institutions as a result of the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ,ASUU, the Federal Government on Monday, met with Vice Chancellors of all public universities, with …

Lagos-Ibadan reconstruction: The generation unborn will remain grateful to Jonathan – Mimiko

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Governor Olusegun Mimiko of State Governor has commended President Goodluck Jonathan for taking the initiative to reconstruct the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which he described as the busiest in Africa. Mimiko described the move as an indication that the Jonathan’s led government …

Nigerian student graduates with 5.0 CGPA from Russian University

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A Nigerian student, Victor Olalusi,from the prestigious Russian National Research Medical University has emerged as the best graduating student with a grade point of 5.0 in the faculty of Clinical Sciences. Victor, the genius as he is fondly called by …