Nigeria, Chad seek $50 billion to recharge shrinking Lake Chad

Nigeria and Republic of Chad have called on the African Union, AU, and international donors to assist in raising $50 billion dollars for recharging of drying Lake Chad. Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said the two countries made the call at the Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Peer […]

FG, Marketers Agree To Retain Petrol Price At N145

The federal government and major oil marketers in the nation’s downstream sector have reached an agreement to retain the cost of Premium Motor Sprit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, at the current price of N145 per litre. At a two-day consultative forum of the downstream petroleum sector convened by the presidency earlier in the week, […]

Herdsmen, Farmers Must Embrace One Another – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has said that the only way peace can return to Nigeria is when herdsmen and farmers embrace one another. Similarly, the prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr Samuel Kanu Uche, stated that hate speech is a major contributory factor to Nigeria’s under-development. According […]

Buhari: Presidency reveals date of President’s return

Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has revealed the day his principal will return. This is as he described the growing tension over the health of the president as “purely unnecessary”. In a chat with TVC on Friday, the presidential spokesperson reiterated that the President is hale and hearty. […]

Why FG delays payment of accrued pension benefits to retirees

The Federal Government is currently unable to meet its obligation to its retirees because it cannot cash back the Federal Government Retirement Benefits Bonds currently sitting at the Central Bank of Nigeria. Findings by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) show that the Federal Government is currently owing its former workers accrued rights from January […]

Buhari’s latest picture in London attracts social media comments

A cross section of Nigerians have continued to comment on the latest picture of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is currently on a 10-day working leave in London, UK. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new picture, which was posted on Friday night, showed the president in a relaxed posture with some of […]

Abuja airport runway, disaster waiting to happen, Minister warns

The Minister of State, Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has warned that the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, runway has totally failed and is a disaster waiting to happen. Mr. Sirika gave the warning when he received the Coalition for Civil Society Group on Friday in Abuja. He said the government was determined to ensure safety and […]

FG recovers N15bn, $10.5m from looters – AGF

The Federal Government has so far recovered N15 billion and another $10.5 million US Dollar from looters, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami (SAN) said. Speaking yesterday when the Senate committee on judiciary, human rights and legal matters visited his ministry during oversight functions, Malami said the broad […]