Real Madrid eyes Juan Mata

Real Madrid is reportedly preparing a bid for Manchester United’s Juan Mata to take him back to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Express reports that the Spanish midfielder, who started his career with Los Blancos but failed to graduate from Castilla, could return in January. Mata joined Valencia from Real Madrid team B before heading to […]

Algeria vs Nigeria: Mikel injured

Turkey-based midfielder, Mikel Agu has joined the stretching list of injured players for Nigeria ahead of the final round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Algeria this weekend. The 24-year-old who was substituted 45 minutes into Bursaspor’s 2-2 draw with Kasimpasa faces a race to be fit in time for the Super Eagles’ matches against […]

How LG chairman, councillors embarrassed Niger Assembly members

Niger State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution suspending the elected chairman and councillors of Mashegu Local Government Area over “unruly conduct”. This was after House passed the resolution on the interim report of an oversight visit to the 25 Local Governments by the committee on Local Government Matters. Presenting the report, Chairman […]

JSS 2 girl allegedly impregnated by Vice Principal gives birth to baby boy

A Junior Secondary School 2 student of Government Day Secondary School, Tunga-Minna, who was allegedly impregnated by the Vice Principal, Malam Mohammed Mohammed, has been delivered of a baby boy. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minor gave birth at Injita village in Munya Local Government Area of Niger, last week. NAN […]

Atiku reacts to allegation of causing division in PDP

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to claims that he was promoting division in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He insisted that that he had no hands in PDP problems in his home state, Adamawa. The Waziri Adamawa spoke through his media aide, Paul Ibe. […]

El-Rufai blew N10bn through his school-children feeding programme – Shehu Sani

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani (APC, Kaduna), has attacked his state governor, Nasir El Rufai for “blowing N10bn feeding school children”. Sani also condemned the sack of over 21,000 teachers in the state. He said the ploy was to pave way for employment of “politically loyal teachers” […]

2018 budget: Dogara reveals why Buhari’s proposal may suffer delay

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has revealed some of the challenges confronting the 2018 budget. Speaking during the presentation of the 2018 budget proposals by President Muhammadu Buhari, Dogara stated that those challenges might result into delay in consideration and passage of the budget. He revealed that the issues include inadequate […]

Breakdown of 2018 Budget Estimates

Budget size: N8.612 trillion (16 % higher than 2017 estimates) Assumptions, projections ================== • Benchmark crude oil price-US$45 per barrel • Oil production estimate – 2.3 million barrels per day • Exchange rate – N305/US$ for 2018 • Real GDP growth of 3.5 per cent • Inflation Rate of 12.4 per cent Expenditure Estimates ================ […]

Why we suspended our planned protest against Buhari – PDP Reps

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the House of Representatives say they suspended their planned protest against President Muhammadu Buhari because of the respect they have for the office of the president. The lawmakers had earlier boasted their plan to protest as the president presented the 2018 to a joint session of the National […]

Nigeria to spend N35 billion on Housing Programme – Buhari

The federal government has set aside N35.4 billion to address the housing needs of its workforce under the National Housing Programme in 2018. President Muhammadu Buhari made this known when he presented the 2018 budget proposal at the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday. He also announced a budgetary allocation of […]