You Should Be Proud Of Fuel Imports From Niger Republic, FG Tells Nigerians

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government on Monday said Nigerians should be proud that the it is set to resume the importation of petroleum products from neighbouring Niger Republic. TellAfrica gathered that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made this known while featuring on Channels Televisionโ€™s Politics Today. Sylva said contrary to comments by critics of the government, the plan by the Federal Government to resume fuel importation from its West African brother should not be seen as โ€˜an embarrassmentโ€™ but rather as a means of encouraging intra-regional…

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FG Wins As Court Restrain NLC,TUC From Embarking Electricity/Petrol Hike Strike

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government has on Thursday won at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, as an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike was granted. TellAfrica gathered that the order as granted by Justice Ibrahim Galadima, also restrained the NLC and TUC from halting work in whatsoever form as planned from Sept.28 or any other subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. The Court…

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No Going Back On Water Resources Bill

No going back on Water Resources Bill” โ€“ FGN Despite the public outcry against it, the Federal Government has declared it will go ahead with the Water Resources Bill. TellAfrica gathered that the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr. Lai Mohammed told reporters that the bill was not designed to cause water wars in the country. He explained that the bill is a panacea to likely water conflicts in the country, noting that critics of the bill have either not read it or might be mischievous. He said there is…

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COVID-19: Nigeria Govt Inaugurates Committee For Herbal Cure

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, inaugurated the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) Ministerial Committee on COVID-19 herbal remedies and natural compounds, in order to find a solution to COVID-19 on Monday 14, September. Mr Onu explained that COVID-19 remains a threat to the health and well-being of Nigerians and the national economy and reiterated an urgent need to develop a home-grown remedy and vaccine to tackle it. This was revealed in a statement on Monday by the Director, Press and PR, FMST, Abdulganiyu Aminu. Inaugurating…

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Afe Babalola Tells FG To Reopen Private Universities

-Adewale Adetoyese “Reopen private varsities, public school not ready.” Afe Babalola Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Chief Afe Babalola, has urged the Federal Government to reopen private universities, noting that many public institutions are not ready to resume. Our correspondent S’Teller gathered that Babalola, who said COVID-19 has โ€œexposed the unpreparedness of public universities in the areas of poor infrastructures, underfunding, inefficiency and corruption which ASUU had documented and publishedโ€, said although he was not a fan of ASUU in view of its penchant for strike actions, the lecturersโ€™…

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FGN Says All Civil Servants From Grade Level 14 And Above To Resume Work On Monday

-YOMMY AYILARA. Federal Government says that all Civil Servants On Grade Level 14 And Above To Resume Work From Monday   The Federal Government has ordered civil servants from level 14 and above, to resume their duties effective Monday, the 4th of May, 2020. The Head of Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan announced that the resumption order encompasses those on essential services across the country as a whole. According to the statement, all those required to resume on Monday will be allowed to work only three times a…

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