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In Another Phone Call, Buhari Greets Obasanjo At 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Presidential Spokesman,Femi Adesina disclosed  in a statement Sunday that in a phone call from London, where he is convalescing, President Buhari told the former military ruler (1976 to 1979) and democratically elected president (1999 to 2007) that a time like this provides opport ...

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37th AANI; Major-General Lawrence Onoja (rtd) raises the Bar,By Issa Aremu

Last weekend could very well pass for a weekend of great crowd-pulling events of national importance. What with the triple national events of the commissioning of  Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, the Coronation of Prof James Ayatse  as  the 5th Tor Tiv,  at the JS Tarka stadium Gboko and the 37th Annual General Meeting of Almuni Association of the National Institu ...

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FOREX: CBN Issues Fresh Marching Order To Banks

As part of its efforts to end the frustrations suffered by genuine FOREX customers, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed banks to henceforth ensure that all applications for Basic/Personal Travel Allowance (BTA/PTA) are processed within 24 hours, while Medical and tuitions should be concluded within 48 hoursof such applications. The CBN further directed banks to open foreign exchange outlets in al ...

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Insiders To NNPC Boss, Baru: Fire On Despite Clandestine Moves Against Change

Notwithstanding the clandestine move by those who are opposed to the ongoing sanitization of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, the Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, has been enjoyed to sustain it for the benefit of the Nigerian people. Since his assumption of office, Baru has undertaken far reaching measures designed to sanitize the Corporation by instilling discipline, ensuring pr ...

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Senate Uncovers Missing 100m Litres of PMS, Probes N10trillion Fraud

Nigeria’s Senate has uncovered  what it called the “mssing 100million litres of PMS”  from the storage arrange  of two companies accountable to NNPC.This was disclosed at the weekend by Senator Kabiru Marafa (Chairman , Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream). Speaking with newsmen, he said,“This committee has established the missing of 100million litres of PMS from such storage arrangement. We expected N ...

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FAAN Inaugurates Anti-Corruption And Transparency Unit

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has inaugurated its Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU). The eleven man committee which was sworn in on Thursday, March 2nd at an event in Lagos were charged to ensure the domestication of the key tenets of ICPC, which are transparency, accountability and good ethical practices at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. In his words, the Authority's dire ...

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Tinubu, Maryam Abacha To Commission 432 Houses, Schools, Others ‎In Borno

APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is expected in Borno on Monday to commission 432 resettlement houses for victims of Boko Haram in three villages; 13 primary and junior secondary schools, a General Hospital, five Primary Healthcare centres as well as irrigation items, mobile fish ponds and economic animals for village women. Commissioner for Local Government and Emirate Affairs and chairman of ...

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UN: Az- Zubair’s Appointment A Global Endorsement Of Nigeria – Gov Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has asserted that the recent appointment of Dr. (Mrs) Amina Az-Zubair as the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations is a global endorsement of Nigeria as a strong force to be reckon with in the committee of nations. In a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace, Governor Sani Bello described the appointment as a rec ...

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International Women’s Day: MADE, PIND others hold Agricultural Forum in Niger Delta

With funding from UKaid, Market Development Programme in the Niger Delta (MADE) is collaborating with Markets ll funded by USAID and Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND)  and the Edo State Cooperative Farmers’ Agency to hold a one-day agricultural forum for women, as part of activities lined up to mark this year’s International Women’s Day celebration. The forum, which is billed ...

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Peter Obi salutes OBJ at 80, Adeboye at 75

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has hailed former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, for their invaluable contributions to humanity and to evangelism. Mr. Obi in a statement issued on Sunday by his Media Office congratulated Chief Obasanjo on the occasion of his 80th birthday, describing him ...

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My ‘Ordeal’ Inside Kirikiri Prison,By Yushau Shuaib

This is not a joke, but a real-life story. I still wonder how my family members, friends and well-wishers would feel about my ‘ordeal’ inside the Kirikiri Medium Security Prison in Apapa, Lagos. In fact, this write-up commenced in the Prison. All my life I have tried to avoid any act or behaviour that would warrant me being sent to any solitary confinement whether cell, house-arrest, guard-room, or prison n ...

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Rejoinder: Ekiti governorship, Fayose and Oni’s second-coming, By Dauda Lawal

Ekiti State politics has many interesting scenarios in view of its many peculiarities. But one dimension of the politics of the state that is fast becoming quite worrisome is the emergence of a crop of  barely informed commentators and analysts labouring to define and re-define the political realitiesof the young state with narratives that are way off the mark. This trend has increased in the last few month ...

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