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March 17, 2018 8:10 PM Buhari cancels trip to Rwanda

President Muhammadu Buhari has cancelled his visit to Rwanda for the extraordinary meeting of African Union Heads of State and Government billed to hold in Kigali, Rwanda, Wednesday. The president, Punch reports had been scheduled to depart Nigeria for Kigali on Monday for the signing of the framework agreement for establishing the Continental Free Trade 16

March 17, 2018 6:04 AM Recall: Dino Melaye heads for Supreme Court

Melaye is ready to appeal the ruling which was delivered on Friday at the Supreme Court. The lawmaker told Channels Television that he was finalising the process of appealing the judgment at the apex court. Melaye noted that he would not be intimidated by the ruling and would continue to fight for the course of justice in Kogi State and the nation in general 19

March 14, 2018 2:49 AM Senate makes U-turn on president’s nominees

one year after it resolved that nominees of President Muhammadu Buhari not captured in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), will no longer be considered, following a statement credited to Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Senate made a U-turn, yesterday. After a closed-door meeting, which lasted for more than 30 minutes, the Red Chamber said it will consider 20

March 8, 2018 9:20 AM Nigeria Exits Recession And Looks Beyond Oil

Nigeria’s economy is picking up according to the IMF’s latest economic review. Growth hit 0.8 percent in 2017 after contracting by 1.6 percent in 2016. The report attributes the increase—in part—to the recent recovery in oil prices. But as the country emerges from recession, the IMF’s Amine Mati says following through on planned reforms regardless of oil price 19

March 7, 2018 6:39 PM Obiano sacks cabinet, other political appointees

Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra state has sacked the 18 commissioners of his cabinet preparatory to the commencement of his second term in office beginning March 17. Also axed were other political appointees and heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies and MDAs, who are not civil servants. The political appointees have been given up to March 16 to submit 24

February 28, 2018 4:55 PM Dapchi: Afenifere reacts to schoolgirls’ abduction

Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has ​condemned the abduct​ion of 110 students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State​. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Kunle Famoriyo, ​ARG noted the incident was a sad reminder of the kidnap of Chibok girls. “Who would have thought we would have ‘Dapchi’ to contend with less than five years 35

February 27, 2018 2:27 PM Amaechi asks Ndigbo to reject cattle colony, says Nigeria being governed by unknown laws

First Republic minister, Mbazulike Amaechi, stated that governors of the South-East are behaving like Jelly fish and hiding their heads in the sand like ostriches. He said this while calling on the Igbo to reject the call for the setting up of cattle colonies. He also said Nigeria was being ruled by laws unknown to the majority of its citizens. The elder 23

February 26, 2018 5:16 PM Militants threaten to bomb oil facilities, order unit heads to prepare

A militant group, Supreme Egbesu Council, has threatened to bomb oil facilities in Warri North, Warri South and South-West Local Government Areas, Delta State. It vowed to make real its threat should Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of the state implement his proposed plan to share Ogbe-Ijoh land to Aladja community. The group, in a statement by General Ebi and others 18

February 17, 2018 6:15 AM Why Amaechi, Fashola won’t allow Buhari fight corruption – Archbishop Chukwuma

Archbishop of the Enugu Anglican Ecclesiastical Province, His Grace, Most Reverend Emmanuel Chukwuma, has said that former governors of Rivers and Lagos States used their states’ monies to sponsor President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015. According to him, that was why they were rewarded with important ministerial roles, with some of them heading three ministries 19

February 14, 2018 10:30 PM 2019: NULGE endorses Masari for second term

The Katsina State chapter of the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has endorsed Governor Aminu Bello Masari for a second term in office as a measure to ensure regular payment of their salaries. The NULGE Chairman, Aliyu Haruna, made this known when he led a cross section of his members on a courtesy visit to the Governor at the Government 21