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The Federal Government of Nigeria is the federal Government for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a federation in West Africa, composed of 36 states, who share sovereignty with the federal government and 1 federal territory administered solely by the federal government. The federal government is composed of three distinct branches: legislative, executive, and judicial, whose powers are vested by the Constitution of Nigeria in the National Assembly, the President, and the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, respectively.


Nigeria is a federal Republic, with executive power exercised by the president. The president is the head of state, the head of government, and the head of a multi-party system. Nigerian politics takes place within a framework of a federal, presidential, representative democratic republic, in which executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is held by the real government and the two chambers of the legislature: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Together, the two chambers make up the law-making body in Nigeria, called the National Assembly, which serves as a check on the executive arm of government. The highest judiciary arm of government in Nigeria is the Supreme Court of Nigeria which was created after independence and also practices Baron de Montesquieu's theory of the separation of powers based on the United States system and also practises checks and balances The Economist Intelligence Unit has rated Nigeria as "hybrid regime" in 2016.

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Tuesday, May 1, 2018, as a public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Workers' Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who disclosed this in Abuja on Friday, congratulated Nigerian workers on their loyalty, the strength of character, ...
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Thursday, warned the Federal government of Nigeria to desist from any form of ill-treatment towards the duo of Senator Enyinnaya Abribe and a former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, over their roles in facilitating the release of its leaders, Nnamdi Kanu.

Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that about 300,000 graduates will soon be employed under its youths empowerment scheme. This disclosure was made by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, while speaking on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari's ...
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole has alleged that the the Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, never had any agreement with the Federal Government before embarking on strike. The Minister, who addressed newsmen after the Federal Executive Council meeting yesterday, said the union was trying to ...
After being detained for days by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Peter Nwaoboshi, a senator representing Delta North, will be arraigned before a federal court in Lagos on Wednesday. According to a copy of the charge sheet made available to PREMIUM TIMES, Mr Nwaoboshi is ...
The Federal Government has ordered a probe of the invasion of the Senate on Wednesday, during which the mace was taken away. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja. The statement said the government received the report of the theft of the Senate's mace ...

The Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has condemned what he calls “constant demonisation” of the Peoples' Democratic Party, PDP, by the All Progressives Congress-led federal government, describing it as childish and uncalled for. He said ridiculing the major opposition party by way of releasing ...
The President Muhammadu Buhari-led government had vowed that no amount of intimidation would stop it from exposing alleged looters of the national treasury. The government disclosed that since the release of the first two lists of the alleged looters, there had been overt and covert attempts to intimidate ...
Nigerian government created Boko Haram – Shehu of Bama. Published. on. April 10, 2018. By. Ameh Comrade Godwin. The Shehu of Bama Kingdom of Borno State, Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, has blamed the Federal Government of Nigeria for allowing Boko Haram enough space to operate. He described the ...
The Nigerian Government is compiling fresh names of people alleged to have looted the nation's treasury under former President, Goodluck Jonathan. The fresh list will have names of those who are yet to be arraigned in courts for corruption. Names of former governors, ministers and even bankers are to ...
A former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mathew Mbu, has told a story of how the Nigerian Government repaired a ship worth only £2.8 million with a whopping £18 million. This was made public through an autobiography he left behind to be published by his family. The book was entitled, 'Mbu: Dignity in ...
The Nigerian Government has been asked to fashion a new concept for the running of the country in order to achieve the desired development. A former speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly and member of the House of Representatives, Mojeed Alabi, said this during a public lecture organised by the Nigeria Union ...
Bill Gates, world's second richest man, says the federal government's investments in young people, especially in areas of health and education, is not good enough. He said this in an interview with CNN. The co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reiterated the comments he made when he ...
Tens of thousands of people have been killed since Boko Haram began its insurgency in 2009 . For the first time in years Nigeria's government is in talks with Islamist militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire with the ultimate aim of securing a permanent cessation of hostilities.
Adamu Mohammed had braced himself for the worst. Five weeks ago, when Boko Haram gunmen staged a mass abduction in the northern Nigerian town of Dapchi, his 15-year-old daughter Maryam was among the 110 girls dragged off in broad daylight. As he prayed daily for her safe return, he knew all ...
The Federal Government has said that Nigerians misunderstood comments made by Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, that President Muhammadu Buhari's Economic Recovery Growth plan (ERGP) does not address the needs of the citizens. The government said Gates' comments depicted that human capital ...
Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has urged the Nigerian government to invest more the health and education sectors, Punch reports. Bill Gates visited Nigeria on Wednesday, and paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari and the heads of the National Assembly. He sat with the National Economic ...

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday lamented that the only notable presence of the Federal Government in Igbo land was prisons. Ohanaeze lamented poor industrial presence in Igbo land. Speaking through its Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu, the group ...
“While we acknowledge the high cost of treating Lassa fever cases in Nigeria, especially the cost of the drug Ribavirin, we want to state unequivocally that the Federal Government of Nigeria has ensured that Ribavirin has been provided free-of-charge to patients, for every single case of Lassa fever ...
After Nigeria's anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) uncovered a whopping $44.3 million at an apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos last year, the agency has made another discovery, this time, at the residence of the sacked Special Adviser to the president on Niger Delta and ...
Nigerian government through an ex-parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/284/2018, specifically applied for an interim court order “temporarily attaching/forfeiting the properties listed in Schedule B hereunder, to the Federal Government of Nigeria, pending the conclusion of further inquiry/investigation by the ...
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday resolved to merge schools in the North East in order to provide adequate security and prevent a reoccurrence of students' abduction by the Boko Haram insurgents. This move was disclosed by the Information Minister, Lai Mohammed while addressing ...
A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has called on the Nigerian government to urgently provide the released Dapchi schoolgirls with adequate medical and mental health services. The government on Wednesday confirmed the release of 105 of the 110 girls ...
The government of Nigeria has started legal proceedings to recover $3 billion in unpaid taxes and royalties from Addax Petroleum, Nigerian newspaper ThisDay reported on Sunday. Addax, a subsidiary of China's Sinopec, signed a production-sharing contract with Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. in ...
There was confusion at an Italian court Monday as two lawyers purportedly representing the Nigerian government surfaced in the trial of Shell and Eni executives over alleged corruption in Nigeria. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that although the Italian court postponed to May 14 the start of the trial, one of the ...
The Nigerian government is set to release about 95 former Boko Haram terrorists after series of training, vocational skills acquisition and rehabilitation courses. The repentant terrorists were trained by the Nigerian Army wing charged with the responsibility of Deracialising, Rehabilitation and Reintegration ...
QUIST-ARCTON: First of all, Scott, let me tell you that it took the Nigerian government a week to confirm how many schoolgirls had been abducted, supposedly by Boko Haram on the 19th of February, from their boarding school in a remote part of northeast Nigeria, in Dapchi. Late at night, the girls were ...
A former governor of Kaduna State and ex-chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, NCC, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi has lamented the terrorist attack in Rann by suspected Boko Haram extremists. The former lawmaker said the government must change ...
The federal government says it is ready to prosecute, name and shame tax evaders that fail to utilise the tax amnesty programme. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, who made this declaration on Thursday, said the federal government would strictly adhere to the confidentiality of the Automatic ...
Kano, Nigeria (CNN) The Nigerian government has released the names of the 110 missing girls, some as young as 11 years old, who have not been seen since a raid on their school in Dapchi last week. Fighter jets, helicopters and surveillance planes have all been deployed in the search for the girls, who ...
When Boko Haram extremists snatched 276 girls from a boarding school in northeast Nigeria in 2014, the world reacted and rallied around the cry of "bring back our girls." But now, some four years later, it appears to be happening again. The Nigerian information ministry told Reuters Sunday that 110 girls ...
The group behind the #BringBackOurGirls campaign has called on the Nigerian government to immediately investigate the disappearance of the girls at the Dapchi school, according to a statement on their Facebook page. In 2017, the government paid a ransom of millions of dollars to secure the release of ...
That brought Boko Haram to world notoriety and cast a harsh light on the Nigerian's government's ability to govern the north. Although the military made impressive gains against the group in the intervening years - chasing it out of the "caliphate" it had declared over much of Borno state - it has never been ...
The wife of a Nigerian separatist leader who has been missing since last September has begged the Nigerian government for answers. Uchechi Kanu told the BBC's Nkem Ifejika she believed the government knows where her husband Nnamdi - the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ...
This is the ambition of the Nigerian government which sold $ 2.5 billion eurobonds on Thursday to buy back its debt in naira. In practice, these are two separate types of securities that have been placed on the market. The first was sold for USD 1.25 billion and is due to mature in 12 years with a yield of ...
The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has released 13 people who were kidnapped in north-eastern Nigeria last year, the government says. They include 10 women seized during an attack on a police convoy and three lecturers from Maiduguri taken during an oil exploration trip. President Muhammadu ...
Nigerian government reverses suspension of Mary Eta as DG, NWDC. Published. on. April 14, 2018. By. Ameh Comrade Godwin. The Federal Government of Nigeria on Friday reversed the suspension of the Director-General, National Women Development Centre, Mrs. Mary Eta. The FG said the suspension carried out by ...
We wish to confirm that Mr Salkida is not involved, on behalf of the Nigerian government in the processes leading to the release of the over 100 Chibok Girls that have returned to their families, so far , and is not involved in the current processes to secure the release of those still held in captivity. If there is ...
Speaking on the matter, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said some people were out to incite the youths against Buhari. According to Mohammed, President Buhari had passion and concern for Nigerian youths, as opposed to what the critics of his administration want the people to ...
World Immunization Week is marked at the end of April to encourage people to increase immunisation coverage. According to the World Health Organization, Nigeria currently has the highest number of unimmunised children globally at over 3 million. A recent Nigerian government survey found that almost ...
Thomas also referenced the $200,000 ASU put aside for the Nigerian government after the lawsuit was filed. “The agreement regarding the education of the Nigerian students dates back to 2013 and has always been between the government of Nigeria and Alabama State University, not the individual ...
According to Mr. Abdul, there was uncertainty over the number of the separatists deported and the ones still in custody because the Nigerian government failed to announce the deportation which is being celebrated by Cameroonian authorities as a major victory in a clampdown on Mr. Tabe and other ...
The Nigerian Government says it is not yet sure of the true situation with regards to the missing students of Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC) in Yobe. The girls went missing after an attack on their school by Boko Haram insurgents on Monday evening. It is not yet clear how many girls ...
Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, OSGF, has claimed it spent N65 million building a website. A review of the 2017 budget performance of the OSGF revealed that N65 million was budgeted for the already existing website, www.osgf.gov.ng while the office claimed that N64, 855, ...
That brought Boko Haram to world notoriety and cast a harsh light on the Nigerian's government's ability to govern the north. Although the military made impressive gains against the group in the intervening years - chasing it out of the "caliphate" it had declared over much of Borno state - it has never been ...
Nigerian government has declared hate speech as an act of terrorism and accused persons will be charged under the Terrorism Act of 2011. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave this indication during his speech at the 2nd National Conference of the Nigeria Union of Journalists ...
The wife of a Nigerian separatist leader who has been missing since last September has begged the Nigerian government for answers. Uchechi Kanu told the BBC's Nkem Ifejika she believed the government knows where her husband Nnamdi - the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ...
Organised on the basis of a cost-sharing grant provided by the ALSF to the government of Nigeria, the first training event was designed to demystify the process of identifying and structuring public-private partnership infrastructure projects, and was co-hosted with the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Finance.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed that GULMA was Nigeria's first indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), but it was not put to operational use. According to a statement signed by NAF's Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Olatokunbo Adesanya, the clarification became necessary to ...
The Nigerian Government has been urged to improve transparency in the oil and gas sector in the management of resources. The call was made at the launch of the 2017 Benchmarking Exercise Report and Policy dialogue targeted at improving governance in the oil and gas sector. The Nigeria Natural ...


 

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