Presidency replies Obasanjo, accuses him of jealousy, lying

The Nigerian presidency has said that sixteen-page letter the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari and released Sunday afternoon is the “last push by desperate politicians” who can’t handle the president politically and have resorted to subterfuge. “Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for […]

‘I’ll teach you a lesson you will never forget’ — Buhari replies Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to teach ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo “and his co-travellers” a political lesson they will never forget.   In a statement which Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, issued on his behalf, Buhari accused the former president of being hostile to leaders he has no control over.   He described him as someone who […]

Obasanjo did worse as president, say Balarabe Musa, CD

Elder statesman, Balarabe Musa and a civil society organisation, the Centre for Democracy (CD) on Sunday accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of laying the foundation for impunity in the country.   The former Kaduna state governor accused Obasanjo of doing worse than the present government in terms of using instruments of state to harass political […]

FERMA begins repaire of Abuja-Keffi road

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) says it is carrying out comprehensive rehabilitation works on some failed and critical portions of the Abuja-Keffi dual carriageway. Managing Director of the agency Engr. Nurudeen Rafindadi, stated this while inspecting ongoing repair works by his men from the Mogadishu Cantonment Bridge to Mararaba stretch of the road. The […]

N/Assembly begins budget debate this week

The National Assembly will this week commence debate on the 2019 budget estimates presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19, 2018. Senators and members of the House of Representatives were expected to begin the budget debate last week upon their resumption from the Christmas and New Year break. However, that did not happen as […]

Council of State meets tomorrow

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige addresses State House Correspondents over the pending labour crisis, shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja recently. Photo: Felix Onigbinde The Council of State is expected to meet tomorrow to deliberate on the country’s economy, security and the forthcoming elections. The […]

FG releases N9.7bn for foreign scholarships

Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu said N9.7 billion released by the government to clear the backlog of allowances owed to students’ home and abroad. The money, according to the minister, would include five months arrears owed to foreign students in 2017 as well as nine months allowances for […]

Osinbajo: No public funds for friends

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo By Chioma Ugboma Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has held a dialogue with Christian Youths in Lagos State, where he assured them that President Muhammadu Buhari administration will not share public funds to friends and families. The Christian Youths under the aegis of the GRILL, Ikeja Branch,  held the dialogue on […]

Soyinka: Obasanjo unfit to be Nigeria’s moral guardian

Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo: Soyinka says he’s unfit to criticise Buhari Right from 1979, when Olusegun Obasanjo first quit office as a military dictator, he assumed the role of a moral compass to the nation, coming out occasionally to attack his successors. He attacked Shehu Shagari, the civilian who succeeded him. He also attacked the Buhari-Idiagbon […]

Osinbajo: No public funds for friends

Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo By Chioma Ugboma Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has held a dialogue with Christian Youths in Lagos State, where he assured them that President Muhammadu Buhari administration will not share public funds to friends and families. The Christian Youths under the aegis of the GRILL, Ikeja Branch,  held the dialogue on […]