Why Buhari has not changed ministers – Presidency

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, has carpeted those who are faulting President Muhammadu Buhari for not changing his cabinet since 2015. Shehu took this stand in an interview with newsmen on Sunday. He said it was not a weakness on the part of the President for […]

Nigeria: An yi ta jin harbe harbe da karar fashewar wasu abubuwa a Maiduguri

Hakkin mallakar hotoNIGERIAN ARMYImage captionRundunar sojin Najeriya dai ta sha yin ikirarin cin galaba kan mayakan kungiyar ta Boko Haram Rahotanni daga Maiduguri na jihar Borno da ke arewa maso gabashin Nigeria sun ce an yi ta jin harbe harbe da karar fashewar wasu abubuwa a birnin a daren Litini. Wasu majiyoyi na tsaro sun […]

Forum wants action on double pay for ex-govs in Senate

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have urged the Federal Government to stop states from paying salaries to former governors, deputies and ministers currently on the payroll at the federal level. This is contained in a communiqué after a one-day CSOs and media roundtable weekend in Abuja. The groups urged the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission […]

FG shouldn’t reverse policies that led us out of recession – Coleman CEO

By Opeyemi Kehinde, Lagos. | Publish Date: Apr 2 2018 2:00AMAs the Nigerian economy picks up gradually, the Federal Government has been urged to sustain policies that led it out of the recession. In this interview with Daily Trust, a renowned industrialist and MD/CEO of Coleman Technical Industries Ltd, Mr. George O.K. Onafowokan, speaks on […]

Gunmen kill 2, kidnap 9 in Birnin Gwari

Gunmen have killed two people in a village, Tsohuwar Gwari, in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Daily Trust gathered yesterday that the gunmen who stormed the village at 12pm on Saturday kidnapped nine people, including a newly wedded lady in the area. Three people however managed to escape from their abductors, leaving […]

FG probes PDP, firm over hacking of Buhari’s profile

The Federal Government has raised a committee to scrutinise reports of a data mining firm, Cambridge Analytica, which swiped the data of over 50 million Facebook users to sway elections in many countries, including Nigeria. In 2015, the firm allegedly hacked into personal records of the then opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in order to sway […]

States’ IGR can’t clear N7.33trn debt in 7 years

If states decide to clear their total debt stock using their entire internally generated revenues (IGR), it may take them more than seven years to achieve that. Data sourced from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed that as at the end of 2017, states’ total debt stock stood at N7.33 trillion while total IGR […]

PDP: Mantu never rigged elections for us

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have denied claim by a former deputy Senate president, Ibrahim Mantu that he rigged elections for the party since 1998. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement yesterday said Mantu’s reported claim was personal to him and had nothing to do with the PDP, as the […]