Ekiti 2018: Deployment of soldiers won’t stop Fayemi from defeat – Fayose, Wike

Governor Udom of Akwa Ibom, former President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Governor Ayodele Fayose during the commissioning of the new governor”s office in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. PHOTO BY: Doyin Adebusuyi Some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including its national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, Governors Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti), Nyesom […]

Your position is “threatened’’ by women, Buhari tells Osinbajo

Buhari and Osinbajo By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday alerted Vice President (VP) Yemi Osinbajo that his position as VP was being “threatened’’ by Nigerian women in politics. The president stated this while reacting to a request by Nigerian women who asked for the slot of Vice President of Nigeria in subsequent elections […]

IMF loan: Argentines stage protest

IMF loan: Argentines stage protest Thousands of people are staging a protest in Argentina’s capital against the government’s decision to seek economic help from the International Monetary Fund. Demonstrators marched along some of the busiest streets of downtown Buenos Aires on Friday, blocking traffic. President Mauricio Macri announced earlier this month that Argentina would start talks […]

JOHESU Strike: Saraki intervenes, meets Adewole, Ngige

President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki meeting with Minister of Health Isaac Adewole and Minister of Labour Chris Ngige over the JOHESU strike By Ifeanyi Nwoko The Senate has intervened in the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), in a bid to end the strike and make the […]

Pope appoints auxiliary Bishop for Enugu catholic diocese

Pope Francis appoints auxiliary Bishop for Enugu Diocese By Edith Ike-Eboh The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed  Rev. Fr Ernest Obodo as auxiliary bishop of the Catholic diocese of Enugu, Nigeria. The appointment was made in a release by  Vatican press Office on Friday Obodo before the appointment was rector of the Saint Bernard […]

Nigerian stocks lose N299b in 2 days

Nigerian stocks lose N299 billion in two days By Chinyere Joel-Nwokeoma
/Lagos The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market capitalisation on Friday closed negatively, for the fifth day, dipping further by N145 billion and recording a loss of N299 billion in two days. On Thursday, the exchange had pared its stock value by N154 billion, with market […]

NNPC targets full implementation of 2018 budget

NNPC targets full implementation of 2018 budget By Edith Ike-Eboh The Nigerian National Petroleum corporation (NNPC) says it has introduced measures to ensure the full implementation of its 2018 budget. The Corporation disclosed this in a statement signed by Its spokesman, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, in Abuja, on  Friday. It said the decision  was the outcome […]


…AGREE TO SET UP JOINT  COMMITTEE ON  BOUNDARY DISPUTES In an attempt to forstall breakdown of law and order, and sustain existing cordial relationship, maximise the benefit of close ties  between Niger State government and the Federal Capital Territory,  (FCT),  Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello paid  a courtesy visit  on the Minister of Federal […]