Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said recently that the state loses $80m annually due to lack of standardised practices of harvesting, processing, packaging and marketing of Shea nuts. Bello had visited Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Chief Audu Ogbeh to discuss ways of maximising the state’s agricultural potentials. He bemoaned a situation where […]

CIPE: Mission and Background

The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. Objectives Foster institutions necessary to establish and sustain market-oriented democracies. Increase private sector participation in the democratic process. Increase support for and understanding of the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities essential to market-oriented democracies among government officials, businesspeople, […]

Why Nigeria finds it hard to progress – Atiku

Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has stated that the continued concentration of power and resources in a central government would continue to suppress the advancement of the nation. Atiku, who has been a strong advocate for the restructuring of Nigeria, said this yesterday at the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) Congress held in Enugu. […]

Citing Technical Errors, Senate Witholds Approval Of N9trn Loan

Facts have emerged as to the real reasons why the Senate refused to consider a request by President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the federal government’s 2016-2018 External Borrowing (Rolling) Plan of $29.960 billion (N9 trillion)at plenary session yesterday. LEADERSHIP recalls that the president had, in a letter dated Thursday, October 20, 2016, requested the National […]

Investment Can’t Thrive In Atmosphere Of Instability – PMB

Political and social stability are key factors that attract and cause investments to thrive anywhere in the world, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Receiving Hon. Harry Kalaba, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Special Envoy of the President of Zambia, Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, at State House, Abuja, yesterday , President Buhari in a statement by […]

Fashola, Amaechi, Dan Ali…the ministers who got lion share of FG’s N753bn for MDAs

The ministry of finance, under the leadership of Kemi Adeosun, says it has shared N753,633,667,464 to ministries agencies and departments (MDAs) for the execution of capital projects in the country. According to a breakdown seen by TheCable, the highest allocations have gone into power, defence, transport, agric, and the ministry of water resources. HERE IS […]

Senate gives INEC 5-week ultimatum to conduct Rivers rerun

The senate has resolved to suspend its sittings if the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not conduct national assembly rerun election in Rivers state by December 10. In a motion on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday, Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president,‎ urged the senate to suspend its sittings if INEC […]


Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello  has applauded the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III for his significant contributions to the unity, peace, progress and development of the country in his first decade on the throne. In a congratulatory message to the […]

EFCC may seize judge’s N500m houses

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A Federal High Court Judge, Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, risks losing properties worth about N500m if she fails to explain to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission where she got the money to buy the houses, The PUNCH has learnt. Impeccable sources within the commission told our correspondent that a house located at […]