Senate presidency: Tread with caution, South east lawmakers tell Tinubu, APC, opposition against Akpabio swells

May 7, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The contest for the Senate Presidency of the 10th National Assembly took another dimension Sunday in Abuja, with the South-East Senate caucus asking President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to tread with caution against supporting injustice in any form.  In a communiqué after several hours of meeting held at the Maitama residence of Read More

Why I want to be Reps speaker – Kalu 

April 7, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, has outlined reasons for his interest in the speakership of the  House of Representatives. He said he would be making his formal declaration for the race soon in a chat with journalists in Abuja. As member representing Bende Federal Constituency of Abia state, Kalu has Read More

10th NASS: Minority Reps-elect pledge to defend democracy

April 5, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Members-elect for the 10th House of Representatives on platform of the opposition political parties, have pledged to support all with their power in defence of democracy. This came during an inaugural meeting of the members under the aegis of the minority caucus of the 10th House of Representatives, held Tuesday night in Abuja. In attendance were elected members from Peoples Read More

Abia governorship election: Otti, deputy get certificate of return

March 29, 2023 Sam Obinna Ibe 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has issued a certificate of return to the Abia state governor-elect, Dr Alex Otti of the Labour Party and his deputy governor-elect, Engr Kingsley Emetu. The presentation was made by Barrister Festus Okoye, the representative of the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, in Umuahia. Okoye, who is Read More

Mbah drops promises after emerging as Enugu governor-elect 

March 23, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state governor-elect, Dr. Peter Ndubisi Mbah, has promised to devote his whole life to the task of making Enugu state to be great. Mbah made the pledge on Thursday in Enugu in  an acceptable speech at a world press conference after his victory at the polls as announced by INEC on Wednesday. The governor-elect said that the state Read More

Analysts expect further interest rate hike as CBN’s MPC commences meeting

March 19, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

As the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commences its two-day monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting today, Monday 20, some financial analysts have projected that the apex bank would retain the current policy rates. Analysts believe that the recent inflation numbers as well as other factors will likely encourage the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) Monetary Policy Committee to retain its Read More

Nigeria: Divided in flesh, united in spirit

March 12, 2023 Hassan Gimba 0

This was first published on 20/08/2018 but it is still relevant, more so now that the presidential election held on 25/02/2023 has exposed our weaknesses. Outsiders, especially foreigners and Nigerians in Diaspora, may think that the bubble could burst any time soon and Nigeria could go to war with itself. They may well be forgiven for thinking so, especially if Read More

Saturday polls: Taraba Labour Party backs PDP guber candidate Kefas 

March 8, 2023 Andrew Ojih 0

The spokesperson of the Taraba state chapter of Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council, Mr.  Kefas Sule, Wednesday, collapsed his structure into the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to support the governorship candidate of the party, Agbu Kefas. Sule while briefing journalists in Jalingo, the state capital, said his stint in the Obidient movement was only for the presidential election. Sule, Read More


Allow new cashless policy succeed, Emefiele begs Reps, speaks on old naira notes deadline 

January 31, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, has appealed to the House of Representatives to show understanding and allow the new cashless policy succeed in the interest of Nigeria’s economy. Emefiele who bowed to pressure and made appearance before the ad-hoc committee of the House, making intervention over the deadline set by the CBN for the Read More

2023: Ondo voters face challenges, call for extension of PVC collection

January 26, 2023 Barnabas Olabisi 0

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices across Ondo state were Wednesday besieged by enthusiastic, who came to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). Investigation showed that crowd of people in all the collection points increased as citizens trooped out in large numbers to collect their PVCs, moreso as the state government declared a work-free day for workers in Read More

The odds against Peter Obi 

January 11, 2023 Gozie Irogboli 0

Since the emergence of Peter Obi as the presidential candidate of the relatively unknown Labour Party, the Nigerian political landscape has been charged as never before. And many Nigerians who have shown little interest in the issues of politics and governance in the past seem to be let unhinged from their lethargic cage. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recorded Read More

Nigeria to pay $4bn extra in 2023 if lawmakers reject loan-bond swap – Buhari

January 4, 2023 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria will pay N1.8 trillion ($4 billion) extra interest in 2023 if the National Assembly rejects a loan-to-bond swap request on the central bank’s overdrafts to the government, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Tuesday after signing the 2023 budget into law. The Senate last week delayed a decision on the president’s request to convert $53 billion worth of central bank Read More

CISLAC trains Nigerian students on accountability, transparency in extractive sector 

January 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Accountability in the Extractive Cluster led by Social Action and Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Center (CISLAC) on Wednesday trained students of the Nile University of Nigeria on the required skills to ensure transparency and accountability in the extractive sector. The Programme Officer, CISLAC, Muna Ugochukwu while speaking at the outreach in Abuja stated that the students outreach with the Read More

2023 budget: Debt service to gulp N6.6trn, another N1.8trn interest on CBN loans

January 3, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

The Federal Government says it has allocated N6.6 trillion to debt service in the 2023 budget signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Recall that the 2023 appropriation bill was increased by N1.32 trillion to N21.83 trillion, from the N20.51 trillion proposed by President Buhari. Details of the signed budget revealed that debt servicing Read More

PDP group charges party elders to unite

December 15, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

An advocacy group, under the aegis of Coalition for New Nigeria, has charged elders and major stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to come together in harmony to improve the party’s chances of electoral victory in the upcoming presidential election. Speaking at a world press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, National Coordinator  of the group, Prince Stanley Okorie, stated Read More

EFCC responsible for my travails in London, Ekweremadu tells court

December 15, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Thursday, at the Federal High Court in Abuja accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of being responsible for his travails at the London Court where he is in detention. The Senator who has been in custody in London over an alleged organ harvest told the Court that the anti-graft agency wrote Read More

I’ve no personal issue with Atiku, Wike insists

December 14, 2022 Admin III 0

The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, has said what he is demanding is that the North should relinquish Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national chairmanship to the South. He maintained that he has no personal issue with the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Speaking while hosting political associates and Rivers Elders Council led by its chairman, Chief Ferdinand Alabraba, on Read More

Reps ask CBN to stop cash withdrawal limit policy, summon Emefiele

December 8, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to rescind its planned implementation of cash withdrawals limits it earlier announced. The apex bank n the policy made public recently stated a cash withdrawal limit N100,000 weekly, and N20,000 daily for individuals and N500,000 daily maximum for corporate entities. The House in a resolution on the matter Read More

Bill to exempt NASS staff from contributory pension scheme stalled

December 7, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

A bill seeking to exempt management staff of the National Assembly from the contributory pension scheme by amending the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to that effect has gotten stalled in the House of Representatives, as its third reading has been deferred. As alternative to National Pension Commission (PENCOM) coordinated scheme, the proposal intends to establish the National Assembly Service Pensions Read More

Kogi: Bello presents N172.09bn 2023 ‘Budget of transformation’ 

November 30, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has  presented a total budget estimate  of N172 .09 billion  to the state House of Assembly for approval. The 2023 budget estimate tagged: “The Budget of Transformation,” was  divided into recurrent expenditure of N101,299,129,341representing 8.86% and capital expenditure of N70,791,657,951 representing 41.14%. While presenting the 2023 draft budget to the state House of Assembly Read More

FG restates commitment to achieve net-zero gas emission

November 29, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva has restated government’s eagerness and commitment towards achieving its Net-zero emission targets by 2060.  In a statement by signed, Director (Information) in the ministry Enefaa Bob-Manuel said the minister gave the assurance at the 7th National Council of Hydrocarbons which held in Minna, Niger State.  Sylva, who was represented by Read More

Half salary: Pay us or risk mother of all crises, ASUU warns FG 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday called on Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to pay its members their withheld eight-month salaries to avert a fresh crisis in the nation’s universities. The union alerted that the looming crisis would surpass previous one experienced in the nation’s university if the federal government failed to heed their call.   Chairman University of Read More