Niger govt sets up committee to investigate military invasion

A three-man committee has been constituted by the Security Council headed by the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG) to look into the military invasion of some communities in Bosso Local Government Area of the state. This comes after the military in Niger State invaded Lunko, Kopa and environ villages in Bosso Local Government […]

Dangote begins construction of concrete roads in Lagos, others

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has commenced construction of concrete roads in states across the country, including Lagos, Bauchi, Kogi, Kaduna and Ogun. Chairman of Dangote Cement, Aliko Dangote, recently, reiterated his plea to the Federal Government to consider the use of concrete roads in the country. Besides being very cheap, he said concrete roads are […]

Paper Review: MEND planning to assassinate me – Jonathan

The newspapers for Monday, August 8, focus on the allegation by Goodluck Jonathan that his life is  being threatened by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) and the unmasking of the criminal activities of suspected militants operating in riverine areas of Lagos and Ogun states, others. Former president, Goodluck Jonathan has […]

PDP chair: Bode George, Agbaje divide governors

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party are said to be sharply divided on whether to support Chief Bode George or Mr. Jimi Agbaje for the position of the national chairman of the party, investigations by our correspondent have revealed. George, who is believed to be the political godfather of Agbaje, had paid the mandatory N1m […]

Kofi Annan rejects Trump

A former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan, has expressed reservations about the candidature of the Republican Party in the upcoming US election, Donald Trump. At a conference held in Salzburg, Austria,  as part of the Nestle Salzburg Festival on Saturday, Annan expressed worry over Trump’s adventures and noted that he was sorry […]

Govs close to Dogara blocking me from meeting Buhari –Jibrin

A former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin1, on Sunday said two state governors and three former members of the House of Representatives were blocking him from meeting President Muhammadu Buhari. He added that the action was part of a perfected plot to provide a soft landing for Dogara. Jibrin did not name […]

EFCC can still probe Obasanjo’s third term bribery allegation — Ribadu

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, speaks with JOHN ALECHENU about his recent return to the All Progressives Congress, the anti-graft war, and how Peoples Democratic Party leaders approached him recently to be the party’s national chairman You recently returned to the All Progressives Congress, a political party you participated […]

Military pledges commitment to credible polls

The 4th Brigade, Nigerian Army Headquarters, Benin City at the weekend pledged its commitment to a credible governorship election on September 10. Brigadier-General Benbella Raji made the promise when he received the leadership of Edo State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalist (NUJ), led by its Chairman, Roland Osakwe. He urged journalists to uphold […]

Budget padding is corruption, SERAP tells Dogara

A rights advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has countered the argument by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, that “budget padding” is not a known crime under any Nigerian law. Dogara had been in the eye of the storm since the removed Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, […]

Increase in customs duty threatens three million jobs

Operators want N197 per dollar benchmark Loss of about three million jobs is real as government’s implementation of the 43 per cent increase in customs duty in the country takes its toll. Agents and freight forwarders who are now closing shop due to poor patronage, say the increase in duty has begun to hit hard […]