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Boko Haram: FG moves to appease North with 13% derivation – Vanguard News

Abuja — As violence continues to rock parts of the North, the Federal Government may have opted to appease some northern states with the payment of 13 per cent derivation on solid minerals with immediate effect. A competent source told Vanguard that government was worried about rising insecurity in the northern part of the country … Continue reading

End of year media briefing on the major achievements of the Federal Government in 2012 by the Minister of Information, Labaran Maku held at the National Press Centre, Radio House, Abuja on 31st December, 2012

• In furtherance of the implementation of the reform programme of President Goodluck Jonathan in the various sectors of the economy as encapsulated in the Transformation Agenda, let me seize this opportunity to highlight some of the key achievements of the administration in good governance, infrastructures renewal and human capital development in the last one … Continue reading


My attention has been drawn to the issue of 60 billion naira to be spent on phones for farmers, reported in some media sites and papers. The information is absolutely incorrect. My permanent secretary was totally misquoted out of context. There is no 60 billion naira for phones anywhere. As a responsible minister, who takes … Continue reading

14 killed as troops clash with Islamists in Maiduguri

KANO   (AFP) – Nigerian troops clashed with militants from the Islamist group Boko Haram in the northeastern city of Maiduguri Tuesday, in an operation that left one soldier and 13 insurgents dead, the army said. “At about 1600 hours (1500 GMT) today, troops of the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order had an encounter … Continue reading

Full Text of the President Jonathan’s New Year’s message

Fellow Nigerians, 1. I greet and rejoice with you all as we celebrate the advent of a new year. 2. I join you all in giving thanks to God Almighty for bringing us and our beloved nation safely through the past year to the beginning of 2013 which, by His Grace, will be a much … Continue reading

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