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Government May Borrow N165b To Pay Civil Servants

With fast declining revenue, the Federal Government said yesterday it is now faced with the prospect of borrowing to meet the monthly civil service wage bill of N165 billion. Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who had met with protesting workers of her ministry on Wednesday, said in a statement in Abuja yesterday that she does not have any power to pay N1.2 billion, which was not in the budget of the Ministry. The minister said she had put all government departments to real squeeze in finances as the country grapples with the financial crisis inherited from previous administrations.Pointing out that many...
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Aisha Buhari Speaks Of Her Husband’s Way Of Running Govt.

Wife of Nigeria’s President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari yesterday assured women that her husband would deliver effectively in line with the mandate given to him. The president’s wife spoke in Enugu where she flagged-off the free health screening initiative, her pet project. Mrs. Buhari, who was accompanied on the visit by wife of the Speaker of the House of Representatives as well as over 20 wives of state governors, stated that “the government of my husband is a government of unity and integrity”. “You are in safe hands,” she further told the women, stressing that the health programme would be fully...
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Cholera Outbreak kills 8 In Ebonyi

Eight persons have died as a result of fresh cholera outbreak in Ebonyi State. Three of the deaths were recorded in Ndiogbu Ndieze village, Izzi local government area of Ebonyi State. Seventeen persons in the community were also hospitalized. Five deaths were confirmed by the Director of Public Health and Disease Control in the state, Dr. Christian Achi in Ikwo community, Ikwo local government area of the state as a result of fresh outbreak of the disease in the area. The State Epidemiologist, Dr. Francis Onwe and other officials of the state Ministry of Health were forced to visit the affected areas...
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Forget 2015 #opesays

2015 seems to be the ultimate target and goal for politicians and Nigerians alike. The race began a long time ago. 2015 is on everyone’s lips. 2015 is the Holy Grail, it’s what’s trending. Before one or two sentences are made about the government, 2015 always comes into the picture. If one could create a year by just saying it often, 2015 would be done and dusted by now. Even GEJ, from all indications, wants to run for presidency in 2015. Opposition parties are gearing up, the countdown has begun. For 2015, it’s all or nothing. Many have even predicted riots during that period. Judging from our...
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