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Igbos In Kano Disowns Pro Biafra

The Igbo pan socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo Kano state chapter on Thursday distanced itself from anything that has to do with activities of those agitating for the actualization of Biafra, saying such calls are nothing but a distraction from the peaceful coexistence of Nigeria. They called on government to quickly take serious measures that will […]

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2016 Budget: Budget Ministry MDAs partner on Inputs

In a move to provide further technical support aimed at improving the quality of inputs into the preparation of the 2016 budget, the Ministry of Budget and National Planning has commenced bilateral meetings with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs). This development was disclosed Thursday through a statement issued by the Ministry’s Assistant Director incharge of […]

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Senate Seek Return Of Toll Gate On Federal Roads.

More than a decade after the abolishment of toll gates on federal roads in the country, the Senate yesterday urged the Federal Government to reintroduce the measure to boost the nation’s revenue drive. Apart from generating additional income for the country, in the face of the nation’s dwindling revenue from oil, the Senate wants the […]

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IPMAN Urges Members To Sell Petrol At N87

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged its members to sell petrol at the official pump price of N87 per litre. IPMAN also advised its members to stop patronising private depot owners selling above official rate of N77.66 per litre. It urged the government to direct private depots to make the product […]

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Buhari To Discuss Multi-Billion Rail, Power Projects With Chinese Leader

President Muhammadu Buhari will today leave  Nigeria for Johannesburg, South Africa to attend the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). He will at the forum, which begins tomorrow, follow up with his last meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Summit in November in New York, United States […]

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Nigeria Spends N2.02trn On Rice, Palm oil, Maize Importations in 3 Years

It has been revealed that Nigeria spent N2.02 trillion ($9,196,382,607) to import five agricultural commodities in the last three years despite moves by the Federal Government to stop food imports. The commodities include wheat, rice, maize, sugar and palm oil. Imports data gathered from the Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) shipping position and Index Mundi revealed […]

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N’Assembly Frustrates Audit Reports Since 1999 – AuGF

The Auditor-General of the Federation (AuGF), Mr. Samuel Ukura, has accused the Nigerian legislature of turning down the implementation of the 14 audit reports forwarded to it since 1999. Ukura claimed that he exposed fraud and corrupt practices in Federal Government’s ministries and agencies in those reports. He disclosed these at a retreat between his […]

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Cameroon Army Kill 100 Boko Haram, Frees 900 Hostages

The Cameroon army yesterday killed 100 Boko Haram terrorists and freed 900 hostages in a three-day operation last week. “A special clean-up operation from November 26 to 28 against Boko Haram in the border area with Nigeria neutralised more than 100 insurgents,” Defence Minister Joseph Beti Assomo, said in a statement broadcast on national radio. […]

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Senate To Prob Diversion Of N200bn Education Tax

The Nigerian Senate yesterday said it will open investigation into the alleged diversion of N200 billion of the education tax collected by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) between 2012 and 2013. The amount was said to have been diverted to “unknown and unspecified uses not recognised in or permitted under the TETFund establishment Act, […]

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Buhari Flies To South Africa Today.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for for Johannesburg, South Africa to participate in the Forum on China/Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). The president will use the opportunity to discuss with the Chinese President Xi Jinping on development of the country’s rail sector. The forum in Johannesburg begins tomorrow and ends December 5. China Railway […]

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Terrorism: U.S. Mulls Security Master Plan in Nigeria

The U.S. says it has concluded plans to begin the implementation of the Security Governance Initiative (SGI), a comprehensive security master plan aimed at defeating terrorism and security threats in Nigeria. The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja when he paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of […]

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Nigeria’s Largest Power Plant Owed N40b

Nigeria’s largest power plant, Egbin Power Plc, said it is owed more than N40 billion ($202 million) and is facing persistent gas supply shortages despite boosting capacity, highlighting continuing challenges in ending daily blackouts since private companies took over the state utilities two years ago. Its Chief Executive Officer Dallas Peavey Jr. said the generating […]

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