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FG, Cement Manufacturers Agree On Discount Charge For ESP 300,000 Social Housing Units

As part of its determination to ensure the success of the Social Housing scheme where the Buhari administration will construct 300,000 houses under the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), for low income earning Nigerians, cement manufacturers have agreed with the Federal Government to charge discount price. Making the disclosure over the weekend while visiting the completed model houses in Dei Dei ...

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FG Slashes Fuel Price By N5

The Federal Government on Monday night announced the reduction of petrol price by N5 per litre. But the reduction will take effect from next week Monday. Recall that the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, had told the government negotiation team led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha, that until ...

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FG Commences N30,000 Grants For Taxi, Bus, Okada, Keke, Uber, Bolt Drivers, Cart Pushers

As the implementation of its Economic Sustainability Plan, ESP, continues, and in furtherance of its commitment to support small businesses to cushion the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government says it has also launched the transport support track under its MSME Survival Fund schemes for artisans and transporters. The launch of the transport track last Monday follows ...

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Breakthrough As ASUU Agrees To Call Off Strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call off its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities since March. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment,  Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged to pay N40bn ...

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Protesters As Terrorists

By Casmir Igbokwe Nigeria is a conundrum. It is a country where white can be called black, where leaders promise citizens fish but give them scorpions, where terrorists are pampered and given amnesty and peaceful protesters declared terrorists. Events of the past few days have confirmed beyond reasonable doubts that our redemption is far. Or how do you explain that, a ...

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FG Insincere, Strike Continues, ASUU Declares

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused Federal Government of insincerity in the ongoing negotiation to resolve the lingering strike in the nation’s universities. This is even as it reiterated that the industrial action would continue until ASUU gets concrete deliverables that can be accepted by all its members across the federation. The union also said it would back ...

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Strike: FG To Explore Other Options If ASUU Remains Adamant

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has expressed optimism that the prolonged strike action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities will be resolved by next week when the Federal Government team meets the union leaders again. He, however, said if the matter was not resolved by then, he would explore the provisions in the ...

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FG Broke, Can’t Pay 428 MDAs’ Salaries

The Budget Office has raised the alarm that about 428 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) will not be able to pay salaries by end of November. Director General of Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, who spoke when he appeared before the Senate committee on Public Account, blamed the development on the new minimum wage. The director general, however, explained that the Federal ...

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FG Considers Suing ASUU As Meeting Deadlocked Again

The meeting between the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and the Federal Government ended in a stalemate for the third time on Wednesday, as the parties again failed to resolve the issues around the payment platform for salaries and other benefits. Besides, ASUU was insisting that the N30bn Earned Academic Allowances offered by the Federal Government would be for ...

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