Tag: Federal Government

Lawmaker demands AGF apologises over EndSARS
Lawmaker demands AGF apologises over EndSARS

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, ABUBAKAR MALAMI, has been asked to apologise to Nigerians for his comment on the shooting of EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos. A member of the House of Representatives, TAJUDEEN YUSUF, made the demand following MALAMI’s claim that hoodlums dressed in military attire could have been responsible for…

DG Budget denies saying Govt is broke
DG Budget denies saying Govt is broke

The Director General of the Budget Office of the Federal Government, BEN AKABUEZE, has denied saying that the government is broke and cannot afford to pay salaries. AKABUEZE says concerns by some agencies of government about the payment of salaries is nothing to worry about. AKABUEZE, who made the clarification on a television programme, said the initial…

Atedo Peterside faults Discriminatory Border Closure
Atedo Peterside faults Discriminatory Border Closure

The continued closure of Nigeria’s land borders has become a subject of major concern for some business people. This is especially because of the observation that some business persons with connections in high offices appear to be enjoying access to move goods across the borders. Leading Nigerian economist and banker, ATEDO PETERSIDE, alleged that the Federal Government…

Fuel Scarcity looms, as PENGASSAN down tools
Fuel Scarcity looms, as PENGASSAN down tools

Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, have withdrawn their services. PENGASSAN called the strike at the end of a seven-day deadline the union gave to the Federal Government. The indefinite nationwide strike was confirmed by PENGASSAN President, FESTUS OSIFO, in a television interview earlier today. OSIFO said they decided to…

ASUU accuses FG of insincerity, as strike continues
ASUU accuses FG of insincerity, as strike continues

The Academic Staff Union of Universities says public universities in Nigeria would have died if not for its agitations. The umbrella body of lecturers in universities across Nigeria also said its continues engagement with the government is to make that the future of young Nigerians is protected. ASUU’s National President, Professor BIODUN OGUNYEMI, gave these indications during…

ENDSARS: SERAP drags FG Officials, Politicians, Military Officers before ICC
ENDSARS: SERAP drags FG Officials, Politicians, Military Officers before ICC

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, says it has filed a petition against the Federal Government with the International Criminal Court, ICC. SERAP’s petition was dated October 21, 2020, and signed by the Deputy Director, KOLAWOLE OLUWADARE. SERAP says it wants the ICC Prosecutor, FATOU BENSOUDA, to investigate the Nigerian authorities, including the military and some…

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