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President Buhari Set To Leave For France, Britain Tomorrow

Buhari To Leave for France, Britain Tomorrow President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja on Tuesday to begin an official visit to France and Britain. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday Indicated that at his first stop in Strasbourg, France, the President will onWednesday, February 3, address ... Read More »

EFCC Operatives Raids Former VP, Namadi Sambo’s Office

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in search of more evidence on the unravelling $2.1 billion arms purchase scandal have raided the Abuja offices of former Vice President Namadi Sambo. The raid was carried out Saturday night in the central business district in Abuja. EFCC sources hinted that the former VP’s office is being investigated over allegations ... Read More »

Olisa Metuh Resumes Work, Hosts British Lawmakers (Photos)

The National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh, who regained his freedom after meeting his bail conditions on Thursday, resumed work at PDP office on Friday. Metuh met with members of the British Conservative Party. This is according to tweets from the official handle of the PDP. The British Conservative Party’s delegation was led by Mark ... Read More »

FG Will Continue With Existing Power Projects – Fashola

The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has given the assurance that government will continue with existing power projects inherited from the previous administration. Mr Fashola made the promise after visiting some power projects in Abuja, as part of his nationwide inspection tour of existing projects under his ministry. He said that the ministry would also be ... Read More »

Olisa Metuh Issues First Statement Since Release From Kuje Prison

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, has issued his first public statement since his release from prison custody Thursday. Mr. Metuh was freed on bail after over three weeks in detention. He is standing trial for alleged corruption. In his first public statement since leaving the Kuje prison, Mr. Metuh said the PDP has ... Read More »

Rivers PDP Dedicates Supreme Court Victory To God

Mr Felix Obuah, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Rivers, has dedicated Gov. Nyesom Wike’s victory at the Supreme Court to God. Obuah made the statement on Wednesday in Port Harcourt while reacting to the Supreme Court judgment which upheld Wike’s election. A statement issued by Mr Jerry Needam, Obuah`s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, urged Rivers people, irrespective ... Read More »

Senate Fixes February 25 to Pass 2016 Budget

The Senate yesterday fixed February 25 for the passage of the 2016 Appropriation Bill. The bill scaled second reading in the Senate. The bill was committed to the Committee on Appropriation to coordinate budget defence by ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) of government. Senate President Bukola Saraki warned senators against financial inducement in the course of budget defence by MDAs. ... Read More »

Poverty, Unemployment And Injustice Responsible For Conflicts In Nigeria – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were mainly responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria. Speaking while receiving a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an organization active in the promotion of peace in Nigeria, President Buhari said that to achieve enduring peace in the country, greater effort ... Read More »

2016 Budget Will Be Passed Into Law In February – Senate Presd.Saraki

Senate president, Bukola Saraki has assured that the 2016 Appropriation Bill (Budget) presented to the upper chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 22, 2015 will be passed by February 2016. Saraki while addressing Journalists at Dutse International Airport, Jigawa stated that the Senate is working tirelessly to meet end of February target. “We are working hard to ensure that ... Read More »

“I like to call on all stakeholders to come together to device a realistic blueprint for growth and improvement in employment rate. America, China and many other Asian countries have used ICT to re-launch their countries and their economy,’’ he said. He called on participants at the retreat to develop realistic strategies on how to use ICT, which he described ... Read More »

Rotimi Amaechi Gets International Appointment

Nigeria’s minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi is now a member of the United Nations Institute For Training And Research (UNITAR). Amaechi was appointed by Ban Ki Moon, secretary-general of the United Nations (UN). The statement announcing his appointment read, “The Hon. Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has been appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations ... Read More »

INEC to Improve Card Reader Quantity and Quality

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will increase the quantity and quality of card readers. This was disclosed by the INEC Chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, on Tuesday during his first meeting with the regional commissioners in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Mr Yakubu said that INEC would also begin to use votes collation machines for speedier and more credible polls. He ... Read More »

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of PDP Disowns Olisa Metuh

Deputy National publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abdullahi Jalo, wants Olisa Metuh, the party’s spokesman, to quit office based on the allegations of fraud levelled against him. Metuh has been named among the beneficiaries of the $2.1 billion meant for arms procurement but was diverted to the campaign of the PDP, an allegation he has denied. But ... Read More »

Breaking: Buhari Orders EFCC To Probe Ex-Service Chiefs

Press statement from the Presidency… One of the recommendation of the committee established to audit the procurement of arms and equipment in the Armed Forces and Defence sector from 2007 to 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to carry out further investigation into the misconduct established against the following retired and serving officers ... Read More »

PHOTOS: Serious Protest In Abuja Over Missing Chibok Girls

Parents of the abducted Chibok school girls are presently marching to the Presidential Villa in Abuja to protest the whereabouts of the missing school girls. This comes 640 days after Boko Haram terrorists abducted over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls from the apparent safety of their dormitory in Chibok, Borno state of Nigeria. Speaking at the protest, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili stated the ... Read More »

Senate to Begins Debate On 2016 Budget Next Tuesday Jan 13, 2016

The Senate will on Tuesday, January 19, begin deliberations on the 2016 Appropriation Bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 19, even as its committees are expected to submit a report by Thursday detailing how the 2016 proposed budget reportedly got missing. The Senate used its Twitter handle to quote its President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, as revealing during Wednesday’s ... Read More »

BREAKING: Former Ondo State Assembly Speaker Kidnapped

A former Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Victor Olabimtan, was kidnapped this morning. An associate of Olabimtan, who asked not to be named disclosed that the politician has been kidnapped. Olabimtan was a governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress (APC) in this year’s gubernatorial poll in Ondo state. Read More »