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Non-Responsiveness and Slide from High Expectations to Frustration, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I am one of the millions of Nigerians who do not understand why the name of Justice Walter Onnogen’s name was not submitted to Senate for confirmation. Maybe in a very uncharitable manner, I assumed that as the crackdown on corruption in the judiciary continued, there are findings that make him unsuitable for the job and that we would be told what was going on. Others who might have been as equally uncharit ...

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Nigeria’s Third Eurobond Notes Oversubscribed

(Press Release) Abuja: 9th February 2017: The Federal Republic of Nigeria (the “Republic”) today announces that it has priced its offering of US$1 billion aggregate principal amount of notes (the “Notes”) under its newly established US$1 billion Global Medium Term Note programme. The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 7.875% and will mature on 16th February 2032 with a bullet repayment of the principal. ...

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Buhari’s Health: CAN Seeks ‘Full Progress’ Update On Recovery

The Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on Nigeria's presidency to give update on the full progress being made towards recovery by President Muhammadu Buhari  who is on medical vacation in London. CAN said it was "deeply concerned about the ongoing national conversation on the absence of the President due to ill- health. We wish to call on all Nigerians to join hands in prayers for the quick ...

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Duru Fights Back, Accuses PenCom  DG Of Take Over Plans

A former member of the House of Representatives and Founder, First Guaranty Pensions Ltd, Nze Chidi Duru on Thursday accused the Director-General, National Pension Commission, Mrs Chinelo Anohu-Amazu of using security agencies to witch-hunt him. Duru who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on a four court charge of conspiracy to steal, stealing, forgery and uttering at the Fe ...

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Not Dead! Buhari Still Making, Answering Phone Calls – See Latest Tweets

The battle for the minds of Nigerians moved to a new level this week. The new horizon is the social media which is suffused with disclosures about phone calls with President Muhammadu Buhari amid high profile visits. Yes, they include those have simply "spoken" President Buhari and those who said, like Speaker Yakubu Dogara,the President who is now on extended medical vacation in London, "called" them. The ...

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Presidency Tweets Photos Of Buhari Receiving, Seeing Off Tinubu, Akande In London

Tinubu,Akande with Buhari President @MBuhari currently receiving party leaders, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande, in Abuja House, London. pic.twitter.com/NO3ATAAGuy— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) February 9, 2017 Visit over, President @MBuhari sees off his guests. Abuja House, London, this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/OhNOgpgl4E— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) February 9, 2 ...

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Protests: APC Hails Police, Assures Of Light At End of Tunnel Despite Hardship

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has  commended  the exemplary conduct and professionalism displayed by security and allied agencies, particularly the Nigeria Police Force, during Monday’s protest marches by members of some civil society groups and celebrities for and against the government. APC Spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi said in a statement Thursday, “As we stated earlier, the freedom to protest peacef ...

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At a Time Like This, By Adegbenro Adebanjo

  This is not the best of times for Nigeria. Inflation is spiraling out of control and many compatriots can barely eke out a living. Life is becoming nasty, brutish and short. Internecine wars of various hues are all over the place with brothers mauling down brothers in the most brutal fashion. And there is no let up yet from the marauding Boko haram militants in the North Eastern region who continue to inf ...

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What Does Obasanjo Know About Buhari? By Azu Ishiekwene

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will officially be 80 in March and there are many who think he is hyperactive for his age. He is probably one of the busiest former presidents with a schedule that combines half a dozen foreign travels each month with countless domestic trips filled with meetings, speeches and plenty of mischief in between. He has visited President Muhammadu Buhari in Aso Rock four times a ...

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FG To Support Sokoto On Grains Cultivation

Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chief Audu Ogbeh has commended Sokoto state government for giving necessary attention to cultivation of grains and improvement of farming techniques in the state. Speaking when he received a team from Sokoto State Ministry of Agriculture, led by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal in Abuja, Ogbeh said paying special attention to crops like rice, sorghum, millet, whe ...

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UN World Interfaith Harmony Week Commemorated In Nigeria

By Dr Raphael Ogar Oko  and Dr Emmanuel Ivorgba Ande The Universal Peace Federation - Nigeria and the United Religions Initiative -West Africa jointly organized the Conference of Religious Educators, Leaders and Organizations on Interreligious Peace as part of activities to commemorate the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017 on February 4 at the National Merit Award House, Maitama, Abuja. The ...

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Photo News: Osinbajo Interacts With Protesting NLC, TUC, CSO Topguns In Aso Rock

L-R: Issa Aremu, NLC  chieftain; Ibe Ikachukwu Min of Petroleum; Senetor Chris Ngige, Minister of Labor and Employment; Ag President Yemi Osinbajo; Ayuba Wabba, NLC president; and Baba Kaigama, TUC president and others during the interaction with the Ag President at the State House. 9th Feb 2017. Photo: Novo Isioro.   L.R -Issa Aremu with Ag President Yemi Osinbajo during the interaction at the State H ...

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