FG postpones students loan launch indefinitely

The Federal Government has postponed the launch of the Nigerian Students Loan Scheme indefinitely.   Akintunde Sawyer, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Education Loan Fund (NELFUND), disclosed this in an interview with ARISE NEWS.   The loan which was formally slated to take off on Thursday, March, 14,  has been postponed again, as there are some corrections that are being made around the launch according to Sawyer.   “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to commit to a specific date.

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FG to shut section of Third Mainland Bridge on January 9

The Federal Government has announced that the Iyana Oworonshoki-Adeniji Adele section of the Third Mainland Bridge will be closed from 11.00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.   Federal Controller of Works, Lagos State, Mrs Olukorede Kesha said the closure would be done on the Lagos Island-bound carriageway of the bridge.   Kesha who appealed to motorists to obey traffic rules and use alternative routes to prevent hardship as comprehensive repairs continue on the highway, also listed the alternative routes

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FG suspends OAUTH acting director over job racketeering

Balogun Tajudeen, the acting director of administration at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife, Osun state, has been suspended by the Federal Government.  In a statement on Sunday, Nov. 19, Patricia Deworitshe, director of information at the ministry of health and social welfare, said Tajudeen was suspended over his involvement in a job racketeering saga in the institution.  According to Deworitshe, Owojuyigbe Olumuyiwa, OAUTH’s former acting chief medical director, was also involved in the scandal.  She added that

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US terror threat notice to its citizens can create panic and affect Nigerian economy – FG

The federal government has reacted to the recent travel advisory issued by the United States of America to its citizens in Nigeria.    Recall that the United States had warned its citizens in Nigeria of “elevated threats” to major hotels in the “larger cities” of Nigeria.   However reacting to this on Monday, November 6,  Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, said such advisory undermines the efforts the government has been making to attract investors to Nigeria. He

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FG to shut Third Mainland Bridge 24 hours for repairs

The Federal Government has announced plans to shut the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos starting from midnight of Saturday, October 21 to midnight of Sunday, October 22 to carry out repairs.   The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mrs. Olukorede Kesha, disclosed this in a statement released on Thursday, October 19.    Kesha said the government is ready to begin comprehensive rehabilitation works on the bridge, starting with repairs of the critical portions. “However, in order to alleviate

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FG increases provisional wage increment to N35000; removes VAT on diesel for six months

President Bola Tinubu has approved an additional N10, 000 to the provisional wage increment he announced for workers earlier today, The wage increment which is to last for six months is part of the measures to cushion the effect of the economic hardship being experienced as a result of the fuel subsidy removal. President Tinubu had in his Independence day broadcast announced N25, 000 provincial wage increase for low-grade workers. However after a meeting between the Labour union leaders and

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