A development that may rock the relationship between the Nigerian Army and the Federal Capital Development Administration, FCDA, is building up and may crystallise into a show of force or legal tussle.Read More
THE fog of uncertainty beclouding conduct of the Edo State governorship election has cleared. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last night, yielded to security advice and postponed the election to Wednesday, September 28, 2016.Read More
The Department of State Services, DSS, and the Nigeria Police, yesterday called for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election scheduled for Saturdayelection on the basis of feared attacks by unknown insurgents and terrorists during next week’s Sallah break. Sequel to the call, confusion, yesterday, enveloped plans for the polls.Read More
Pentecostal Bishops Forum, yesterday, told President Muhammadu Buhari that there was hunger in the land.
The clerics made their feelings known after a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Their cry came as President Buhari, at the campaign of All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship election rally in Benin City, Edo State, assured Nigerians that the nation’s economy would soon get out of its current doldrums, even as Vice President Osinbajo blamed the country’s economic quagmire on bad governance and corruption of past leaderships.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, and Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, said, yesterday, there was no plan by the Federal Government to hike the price of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, otherwise known as petrol.Read More
Against the background of the N1.6 trillion allocated to the National Assembly since the advent of democratic rule in 1999, Nigerians from different quarters are asking for constitutional amendments to compel members of the National Assembly to serve on part time basis.Read More
AS economic hardship in Nigeria bites harder, President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, reminded Nigerians that he was committed to his change agenda, but that such economic change cannot be achieved on a bed of roses.Read More
Nigeria’s economy came under renewed tension, yesterday, as fresh reports on key fundamentals, including Gross Domestic Product, GDP; inflation, employment/ unemployment, capital importation, among others, were worse than expected.Read More
THE Federal Government is waiting for reports from the National Security Adviser, NSA, Major General Mohammed Monguno (retd.); service chiefs and other top government officials mandated to interface with militant groups and other stakeholders in Niger Delta, before commencing the much awaited dialogue.Read More
The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has blasted Niger Delta leaders, asking them to come clean on how they spent the oil money allocated to the region over the years.Read More
Reactions have trailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to Niger Delta militants that if they didn’t stop blowing up oil and gas pipelines in the region they will be given the Boko Haram treatment,.Read More
As ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile’, the special military operation that will involve land, air and sea bombardments of militants attacking oil assets in the Niger Delta went into action, yesterday, troops from one of the composite battalions have reportedly killed five militants. The action, carried out in Rivers State, it was gathered, injured several other militants while 23 were arrested.arrestedRead More
IRKED by the recur-ring killing and maiming of villagers in Enugu State by Fulani herdsmen and the seeming hopelessness of the security architecture in the state, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, yesterday, described the governors of the South-eastern states as weak and incapable of performing the primary function of governance.Read More
Four months after herdsmen invaded Nimbo village in Enugu State, killing and maiming the villagers, another village in the same state was, yesterday, attacked by, at least, 50 herdsmen leaving death and tears in their wake. The invaded village was Ndiagu,Attakwu, Akegbe-Ugwu in Nkanu-West Local Government Area of the state. Some of the victims include 26-year-old Seminarian, Lazarus Nwafor, on a year apostolic work, who was slaughtered and a six month pregnant woman whose stomach was ripped open.Read More
The Federal Government, yesterday, warned governors against reducing the remunerations and hours of work of workers.Read More