Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Buhari Should Appoint A Separate Minister For Power – Senate

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently appoint a separate minister for the ministry of power due to critical challenges facing the sector. The senator said the current minister, Babatunde Fashola is overwhelmed by functions in other ministerial portfolios. The Senate resolution follows a motion by Senator Mustapha Bukar on the need for the Ministry of Power under Fashola to limit its role to general policy making rather than choking and preventing…

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Buhari, The Pit You Dug For Goodluck, You Have Fallen Inside’ – Asari Dokubo [WATCH]

Buhari, The Pit You Dug For Goodluck, You Have Fallen Inside’ – Asari Dokubo [WATCH]

Asari Dokubo, a former Niger Delta militant, has issued a statement in reaction to the news of the week, the revelations of theN25 billion contract fraud at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC. In a view released on Friday, October 13, 2017, Dokubo slammed President Muhammadu Buhari on this revelation of what could be the biggest corruption scandal in the history of the country. Addressing the president, the ex-militant leader said that “the pit that…

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I Will Never Return To PDP – Obasanjo Tells Makarfi

I Will Never Return To PDP – Obasanjo Tells Makarfi

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has vowed never to return to the Peoples Democratic Party. This was what he told journalists after he met with the National Caretaker Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, behind closed-doors. The meeting was held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, which lasted for one hour. The former president said, “I will never return to the PDP, just like a dog would never return to its vomit.”…

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Insecurity: 9 Governors In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

Insecurity: 9 Governors In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari is meeting with delegates of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The delegation led by the Chairman of NGF and governor of Zamfara state, Abdullaziz Yari arrived at the venue about 12:30pm and went straight to the New Banquet Hall at Aso Rock. Though, the agenda of the meeting was not made public, it may not be unconnected with security challenges some states are facing as well as…

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Abaribe In Trouble As Court Insists He Must Produce Nnamdi Kanu Or Risk Jail

Abaribe In Trouble As Court Insists He Must Produce Nnamdi Kanu Or Risk Jail

Efforts by Senator Eyninnaya Abaribe to free himself as a surety to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, whose whereabouts is unknown, yielded no meaningful result on Tuesday. Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja held that he can only be freed when Kanu is produced in court. Senator Abaribe and two others, Immanuel Shalum Okabenmabu and Tochukwu Uchendu, had stood as sureties for the leader of the recently…

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Atiku: Intels Blows Hot Over Npa’s Reason For Contract Termination

Atiku: Intels Blows Hot Over Npa’s Reason For Contract Termination

Oil and gas logistics giant, Intels Nigeria Limited, a company co-owned by ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar, says the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) deliberately frustrated attempts to address the issues concerning implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA) in the execution of its pilotage agency agreement. NPA had based the termination of its contract with Intels on the company’s alleged refusal to get on the TSA platform. In a statement on Monday, Intels explained that…

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Okonjo-Iweala Reveals How Buhari Can Effectively Fight Corruption

Okonjo-Iweala Reveals How Buhari Can Effectively Fight Corruption

Former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, says Nigeria and other countries can fight corruption through strengthening institutions and incentives which could help shape the behaviour of people. Okonjo-Iweala said this during a panel discussion tagged, “Fighting corruption’’ at the World Bank/IMF headquarters in Washington DC, United States, US. She noted that the introduction of technologies in the financial administration would help checkmate corrupt practices. According to Okonjo-Iweala, “In terms of the fight against corruption, incentives…

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Okorocha Must Apologise To Imo People Over Zuma Statue – Labour

Okorocha Must Apologise To Imo People Over Zuma Statue – Labour

United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has decried the erection of statue of President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, in Owerri by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, including naming a street in the state capital after Zuma. In a statement by its President, Joe Ajaero, the labour group demanded that Okorocha apologises to the citizens of the state for bringing national shame and disgrace to them. ULC described honouring of Zuma by the governor…

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Biafra: What Will Happen To IPOB Members – Nigerian Army

Biafra: What Will Happen To IPOB Members – Nigerian Army

Following the conclusion of Operation Python Dance II in the South East, the Nigerian Army has revealed that it would soon commence deradicalisation programme for members of the recently proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Director, Nigerian Army Civil-Military Affairs, Brigadier Gen. Solomon Kumapaye, said this in Abuja yesterday, during a visit to the Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Dr. Garba Abari. He noted that the deradicalisation and counter-narrative initiative of the Nigerian…

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2019: Buhari Orders FIRS To Close Atiku’s Company Office

2019: Buhari Orders FIRS To Close Atiku’s Company Office

The onslaught against former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in the hands of the Buhari government continued on Monday as the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, sealed the headquarters of his company Intels, in Onne, Rivers State. DAIlY POST gathered that the company was sealed over “unremitted taxes”. Intels operates in a Free Zone Authority located in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. FIRS is accusing the oil services company, Intels of operating illegally within the zone. An impeccable…

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