NNPC cannot be transparent until an angel is appointed – Sanusi

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II), has declared that the subsidy regime in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has compromised the company. According to him, only an angel may be able to run the corporation honestly. When asked if he was satisfied with how the NNPC was being managed under the current administration, the […]

Atiku reacts to Buhari’s approval of state assembly financial autonomy

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has applauded the National Assembly over assent of bill granting financial autonomy to state assemblies in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed an amendment to the constitution that grants autonomy to state judiciary and state Houses of Assembly. “I just want to inform you that His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari […]

Lai Mohammed disobeyed me by responding to Obasanjo’s allegations – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Minister of information, Lai Mohammed disobeyed him by responding to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s allegations against him. Buhari said he earlier stopped his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina from replying Obasanjo’s allegation against his administration because of his (Adesina’s) age. The president stated this when members of […]

President Buhari leaves Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to fly out Nigeria today on a two-day working visit to the Kingdom of Morocco. According to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the visit, which is at the invitation of His Royal Majesty, King Mohammed VI, will see the two leaders discuss socio-economic matters affecting their countries. […]

Ebola: WHO records 62 cases, 27 deaths in Congo

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said they have recorded 62 Ebola cases in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) during this latest outbreak, with 38 confirmations and 27 deaths. Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response of WHO, Dr Peter Salama reported in Geneva that “very strong progress” in response to the Ebola outbreak in […]

Mystery illness plagues US diplomats in China

A US health alert issued for China over a mysterious illness has revived fears of a rumoured sonic weapon that first surfaced after a scare involving US diplomats and their families in Cuba two years ago. Staff who fell ill after hearing strange sounds are being examined by doctors at a consulate in the southern […]

CSO cautions politicians against desperation to retain power

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has cautioned politicians, especially incumbents, not to use desperation to retain power as the country prepares for 2019 elections. Senior Fellow of the centre, Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, gave the advice at a Roundtable organised by the centre in Abuja. Ibrahim said that rather than use violence to retain […]

Polls in 2 Kaduna LGs aborted

The Chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission, Dr Saratu Dikko on Friday said  election did not hold on Wednesday in Chikun and Kaura local government areas of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the commission had rescheduled the election after it failed to conduct the exercise on May 12. Dikko […]

Tribunal dismisses election petitions against Gov. Obiano

The Anambra Governorship Election Tribunal has dismissed two of the three petitions against the victory of Gov. Willie Obiano in the Nov. 18, 2017 election in the state. The Tribunal affirmed Obiano’s victory in two separate unanimous judgments delivered by its chairman, Justice H.A. Olusiyi, a copy of which was made availbale to the News […]

FG to Obasanjo: Only the guilty should be worried

The Federal Government has dismissed former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s allegation of frame-up and impending arrest as groundless and the concoction of a mind worried by guilt. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government response in Lagos today, saying the Buhari Administration will not be distracted by frivolous allegations from any […]