Fuel subsidy: N11.3trn spent on refineries’ rehabilitation in less than 3 years – Reps

  An Ad-hoc Committee of the House of Representatives, which investigated the current state of Nigeria’s refineries, has disclosed that about N11.3 trillion was expended on the rehabilitation of the facilities from 2020 to date. The disclosure was contained in the report of the Hon. Ganiyu Abiodun Johnson-led committee, which the House considered and adopted Tuesday. Outlining its findings in the course Read More

Herders, farmers’ crises: Ganduje appoints ex-INEC chair, Jega, others on reform-conference

January 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of efforts to provide lasting solution to the constant herders, farmers’ conflict across Nigeria, Kano state governor, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has inaugurated a high-power committee to organise a national conference to look into all the issues surrounding the plan to ease conflicts associated with and the need for reforms in the livestock sector. The conference committee is Read More

Road project: Senate steps down Kebbi State request for reimbursement from FG, approves N21bn for Yobe, Taraba

November 24, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Wednesday stepped down request by Kebbi State Government for  reimbursement from Federal Government on federal road project executed at the cost of N7billion the State. This is as the Senate approved payment of N18.6billion for Yobe State and N2.4billion for Taraba State by the Federal Government on federal roads reconstructed by them. Approval of the Senate for the Read More

Oil theft: Senate fails to indict anybody

November 22, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The ad – hoc committee set up by the Senate for thorough investigation on oil theft and consequent damage to the Nation’s economy has failed to indict any individual or group of individuals responsible for the economic sabotage. But the committee in its report considered and adopted by the Senate on Tuesday, said Nigeria lost a whopping $2billion equivalent to Read More

APC congresses: Why reconciliation may fail ahead national convention – Concerned stakeholders

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Concerned Stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have described as embarrassing, the wave of crisis trailing Saturday’s conduct of state congresses of the party, asking the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to ensure there is rectitude in party administration before any reconciliation of aggrieved forces. They said despite feeble attempts at troubleshooting by the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Revenue generation: Transformation in lottery industry yielding results- Gbajabiamila

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission (NLRC), Lanre Gbajabiamila has said the country would soon witness a boom in lottery business as the transformation process of the industry commenced in 2017 has started yielding positive results. Speaking with newsmen in his office, Wednesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said the boom would lead to significant rise in the nation’s Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

PACPM moves to identify inmates deserving presidential pardon

September 30, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM) and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Thursday, said the committee has started visiting Nigerian Correctional Services to primarily identify those deserving of presidential pardon of inmates across the states of the federation. The minister stated this during the committee’s visit to the Nigerian Read More

New NAPTIP boss emerges

September 8, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Fatima Waziri- Azi as the Director General of the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).This is sequel to a recommendation of the Hon. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who expressed the “urgent need for the Ministry to intensify on the existing Read More

Ogoni Community leaders pledge to support NPDC Oil exploration activities

September 7, 2021 Admin III 0

Leaders of Ogoniland, Rivers State, southern Nigeria, under the auspices of the Ogoni Liberation Initiative (OLI), have pledged to cooperate with the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) in the exploration and production of oil and gas resources in its territory. This comes after an initial disagreement on resumption of exploration and production in the community, OLI convener Revd. Douglas Fabeke Read More

NDDC audit report: Niger Delta leaders flay Ijaw youths’ attacks on Akpabio

September 7, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Leaders under the auspices of the Niger Delta Movement for Development (NDMD) have flayed the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide for what they described as unwarranted and irresponsible attacks on the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, over the forensic audit report of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The convener, NDMD, Victor Mathew, in a statement on Read More

APC expels caretaker chair for wishing Buhari dead

September 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said it has ratified the expulsion of the party’s Caretaker Chairman of Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa state, Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu. Recall the viral video in which Alhaji Sulaiman Adamu made unwholesome utterences on President Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the party. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja Read More

Legal landmines and the imperative of an APC National Caucus meeting by Hashidu Gimbi

August 16, 2021 Hashidu Gimbi 0

Over two weeks ago, the Supreme Court affirmed the election of All Progressives Congress (APC) Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu as the duly elected Governor of Ondo State in the suit filed by his main challenger, Eyitayo Jegede of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).  The PDP candidate didn’t dispute the election results but questioned the legality of the nomination of his opponent Read More

Engagements with veterans helped in rescue of NAF fighter pilot – CDS

July 19, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, has said engagements with retired senior military officers partly contributed to the rescue and safe return of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter pilot that was involved in air crash on Sunday, after embarking on a successful air interdiction mission against bandits between Zamfara and Kaduna states boundaries. According to a Read More

Autonomy: APC govs declare support for Tambuwal’s report

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the technical committee on autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had set up a technical committee with Sokoto state governor and Deputy Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Tambuwal to see to Read More

Membership: There are issues in Kwara, Imo, 2 others, APC c’mtt tells Buni

June 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The APC membership registration and revalidation Appeal committee has submitted its report to the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni. The ruling party set up the committee to hear complaints arising from the recently concluded party membership registration nationwide. The committee told the Yobe state governor that some of the issues were Read More

Umahi sets up 21 man committee to evaluate EBSUS crises

June 10, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Wednesday constituted a twenty one man committee to evaluate the problems bedeviling Ebonyi state university. Management of the institution had been on a loggerhead with trade union and students in the school for several months. Governor Umahi on Wednesday convened a closed door meeting of stakeholders of the state, management of the institution and the trade Read More

Poor governance, others responsible for Nigeria’s socio-economic woes — Aganga

June 8, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Olusegun Aganga has attributed Nigeria’s socioeconomic woes and underdevelopment over the years to the dearth of strong institutions and weak governance at all tiers of government. Aganga who at a time was also the Minister of Industry Trade and Investment disclosed this while speaking as a guest on a programme called “The Conversation” organised by Read More

Yiaga Africa suggests 10 priorities on Electoral Act amendment

May 28, 2021 Admin III 0

As the National Assembly holds public hearings on constitution review, a non- governmental organisation, Yiaga Africa, has recommended 10 top priorities on the Electoral Act for amendment in the constitution. It gave the recommendations during a roundtable it organised for civil society organisations and other indigenes of Bauchi state on how they could make a difference at the public hearings. Read More

PDP in denial of its problems, control by godfathers, says APC group

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A new group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged, known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign (APCLAC), describing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as one in denial of its problems and being run by godfathers. The group being championed by some strong voices and party chieftains in a statement announcing its birth Friday in Abuja, Read More

APC: Buni’s 12 months in the saddle under scrutiny

May 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

BODE OLAGOKE, takes a look at the efforts of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Yobe state governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, and some of the gains recorded in almost 12 months. Precisely by 25th of June it will be one year the current National Caretaker Committee of ruling party, Read More

Follow footsteps of APC govs on devolution of powers, Lukman tells PDP govs

May 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh. Lukman, has urged the governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to follow the footsteps of their counterpart in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the need for devolution of powers in the country, otherwise known as restructuring. Lukman said there is nothing new in the PDP’s governors’ communique Read More