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Rural Economy: FG, IFAD Collaborate On Agricultural Development

JOE EZUM, PORT HARCOURT The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, IFAD, have launched the Livelihood Improvement Family Enterprises, LIFE-ND, project to transform

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FG To Impose New Taxes On Soft Drinks

BY MARIAM SANNI, ABUJA  The Federal Government through the Minister of Finance, Budget and Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has revealed that Nigerians should brace for new taxes on soft drinks. Responding to reporters’ inquisitions on the sidelines of the ongoing

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Minimum Wage: Labour, FG In Final Push To Avert Strike

The Federal Government and labour unions are engaged in a last minute dialogue, to avert a nationwide strike by workers, slated for Oct. 16. Reports had it that labour has resorted to the strike option, following an apparent inability of

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NIPS: FG Committed To Begin Crude Vessels Tracking

By Cyril Ogar Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr.  Ibe Kachikwu, recently said the Federal Government will commenced the process of tracking Nigeria’s crude oil output and is currently working with the Economic and FinancialCrimes Commission, EFCC, to track

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FG To Splash $1.3bn On Five Critical Projects – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has set aside 1.3 billion dollars (about N468 billion) from the National Sovereign Investment Fund to finance five critical infrastructure projects. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this on Sunday when he appeared

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Inflation Drops To 11.61% In May – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation for May, decreased to 11.61 per cent (year-on-year) from 13.34 per cent recorded in April. The NBS disclosed this in its CPI and inflation Report

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Birnin Gwari: Over 70 Nigerians Abducted In One Week

…as Nigerians decry government’s silence By Chidozie Ogbonnaya with agency report Thursday’s abduction of scores of Nigerians along the Birnin Gwari-Funtua road has cast another dark shadow on the efforts of the government to curb insecurity problems bedeviling Africa’s most populous nation. According to

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Minimum Wage: Civil Servants Worried Over Change In September Deadline

Civil servants across Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) have expressed concern over the sudden change in September deadline for the implementation of new minimum wage given by the Federal Government. Some of the Civil servants, who spoke with the News

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FG: Minimum Wage May Not Materialize In September

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige has said that the new national minimum wage may not materialize in September as earlier envisaged. Ngige, who disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday at his residence in Abuja, said that

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FG Will Complete Second Niger Bridge – Fashola

Federal Government has put in place workable funding mechanism to ensure completion of the  Second Niger Bridge, the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has said. Fashola gave the assurance on Saturday when he visited the site

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