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Okonjo-Iweala: ”we did not grant waiver for armoured cars”

The Ministry of Finance on Thursday said it did not grant waiver for the controversial N255m bulletproof cars purchased by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority. The disclosure came barely 24 hours after the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation was informed that  the  Federal Ministry of Finance and the National Security Adviser were made  to … Continue reading


The Bayelsa State Executive Council has approved the award of contracts for the construction of internal roads in Yenagoa, the State capital and the headquarters of all the eight Local Government Areas in the State. It also approved contracts for some selected roads within the State and the road linking the old and new campuses … Continue reading

Jonathan writes NASS to include $200m in 2012-2014 borrowing plan for Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged the National Assembly to include the Lagos State Development Policy Operation (DPO) of 200 million US Dollars into the 2012-2014 Medium Term Borrowing Plan (MTBP) The fund, according to him, forms part of the total credit of 600 million US Dollars granted to the Lagos State Government in 2010 … Continue reading

9 Northern states to get 420mw solar energy

Abuja – The Federal Government is set to provide 420 megawatts of electricity using solar energy for nine states in the northern part of the country. The Secretary, National Energy Council, Alhaji Ibrahim Njiddah, made this known at a stakeholders meeting in Abuja on Monday. Njiddah said the project would be implemented under the Nigerian-German … Continue reading

UCH carries out first open heart surgery

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday successfully carried out its first open heart surgery to correct a leaking heart valve in a 19-year-old secondary school leaver. The surgery which lasted about four hours was the first to be performed by any teaching hospital in Nigeria. It was carried out by the … Continue reading

Nebo Commissions World Bank Funded N970mn Transmission Substation

  Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, yesterday commissioned a World Bank funded N970 million 2x60MVA, 132/33kv transmission substation in Karu, Abuja with a charge to residence to protect the facility. Nebo noted that while government was making effort to ensure that Nigerians have access to quality and sufficient electricity supply for both commercial and … Continue reading

FG Clears 40,093 PHCN Staff for Severance Benefit

Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki has said 40,093  workers of  the   Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) had so far been cleared  and forwarded to the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) for payment in the on-going  exercise for the payment of severance benefits to the … Continue reading

Jonathan Commissions 530 Megawatts Omotosho Power Plant

The Nigeria Integrated Power Plant Omotosho 2 Power Station in Ondo State has been officially commissioned by President Goodluck Jonathan. President Jonathan at the commissioning disclosed that by the end of the first quarter of 2014, 10 independent power projects would have been commissioned. He added that the decision to privatise the power sector is … Continue reading

FG to construct airport, secretariat in Ekiti – Jonathan

The Ekiti State Governor asked the federal government to refund money spent on federal roads. President Goodluck Jonathan, on Saturday, said that the Federal Government would construct an airport and a secretariat in Ekiti. The President made the remark in Ado-Ekiti while reacting to the request by Governor Kayode Fayemi during his one-day visit to … Continue reading

Bulletproof Cars: NCAA Clears the air – the cars are not for the minister

TEXT OF PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NCAA, CAPT. FOLA AKINKUOTU ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, 2013 Gentlemen of the Press, I wish to very warmly welcome you to this Press Conference to throw more light on emerging media reports on the circumstances surrounding the procurement of Two BMW 760 Li Armoured Series cars for … Continue reading

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