AHEAD of the 2011 general elections, politicians have been called upon not to heat up the polity with lobbying or campaigning for who becomes the president in 2011 but rather give their support to the present administration to deliver good governance to the down-trodden Nigerian masses.Read More
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday cautioned officers and men of the Nigerian Armed Forces to shun all forms of ethnic and religious sentiments in the discharge of their duties.Read More
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will tomorrow arraign Mrs Ngozi Anayo Mgbeke, a sister-in-law to Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, at the Federal High Court 1, Enugu, over an eight-count charge of obtaining money under false pretence and forgery. The trial Judge will be Justice Muhammed Bello.Read More
FIFA will watch for any further signs of political interference in Nigerian soccer after a dispute with the government almost led to the suspension of the local football federation, it said on Tuesday.Read More
Minister of Finance, Dr. Segun Aganga, has said creating a macro economic environment with low and stable prices, as well as competitive and stable real exchange rates held the key to halting capital flight from developing nations to developed economies of the world.Read More
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State, Chief John Agabi, has hailed the zoning policy of the party, adding that it was vital to providing solutions to the problematic political situation of the country.Read More
The Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa and 40,000 residents of Rukpokwu cluster communities have been thrown into darkness, following the crushing of 15 poles and two transformers belonging to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria by a hit-and-run lorry.Read More
A HOUSE of Representatives aspirant from Ika Federal Constituency, Dr. Isioma Okobah in Delta State, has criticised the manhandling of a female lawmaker, Mrs Doris Uboh, during the recent fracas in the House of Representatives, saying â€œit is highly degrading.â€Read More
THE forum of registered political parties in Delta State, has called for the cancellation of grants to political parties, stressing the need for political parties to source for funds to carry out their activities.Read More
THE member representing Warri South Constituency I in Delta State House of Assembly, Mrs. Omawumi Udoh, has lauded the election of current President of Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, as the new National President of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN.Read More
The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN yesterday confirmed fears that banks were not lending enough to grow the economy.
A communique issued by the apex bank after its Monetary Policy Committee meeting in Abuja said that the low level of lending of banks to the private sector reflected the risk aversion of banks to lending to non government borrowers stating that further efforts are needed to unlock the credit market in order to enhance the flow of credit to the real economy.
National Chairman of All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, Chief Edwin Ume-Ezeoke, has said he was not aware that former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, has declared interest to run for the 2011 presidential election on the partyâ€™s platform.Read More
The Senate has ordered the Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Inde Dikko to immediately reinstate Mrs Faith Umoh who was unlawfully retired from the services of the Customs without following the prescribed procedure for the retirement of customs officers.Read More
Gunmen yesterday abducted a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, High Chief Dr Sam Ezebalike and his wife, Sera in Ahoada East local government areaRead More
AHEAD of the 2011 general elections, the National Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, said yesterday that any Igbo man or woman aspiring for the position of the President or Vice from the South East geopolitical zone should jettison it.Read More