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BREAKING: Buhari Will Return To Nigeria Friday, Says Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to the country tomorrow, Friday March 10, 2017, Presidential Spokesman, Femi Adesina said in a statement Thursday evening. The President left the country on January 19, 2017 for a vacation, during which he had routine medical check-ups. The holiday was extended based on doctors' recommendation for further tests and rest. Adesina said, “President Buhari expres ...

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CBN Sustains Forex Supply As Interventions Hit $1.2 Billion

As more customers of banks and other business people overcome the earlier difficulties in obtaining forex for their transactions, and in a bid to sustain the tempo of foreign exchange supply to the interbank FOREX market and ensure liquidity, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, March 9, 2017, offered the sum of $100,000,000 as wholesale interventions, just as it sold about $70,000,000 to meet req ...

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Dickson pays tribute as Maryam Abacha clocks 70

Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has described the wife of Nigeria’s late former Head of State, Mrs. Mariam Abacha as a courageous, peaceful and loving woman. Governor Dickson stated this in a congratulatory message to Mrs. Abacha, who turned 70 on March 4 2017. He recalled with satisfaction, the events that led to the eventual creation of Bayelsa State, which her late husband, General San ...

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BREAKING: INEC Announces Date For 2019 Presidential, Guber, Other Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has announced that the 2019 Presidential election will hold  on February 16. Also, the governorship, State Assembly and FCT elections will take place  March  2nd same year, the commission said. The unexpected announcement was made  public Thursday in Abuja and was tweeted on the  commission’s twitter handle @INECNigeria thus: “Presidential & Nat. Assem ...

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Dogara, Northern Christian Women Pray For President Buhari

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday, joined a group of Northern Christian Women to pray for the speedy recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari. The prayer session took place in the Speaker's office when the Christian women leaders from the 19 northern states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), paid the him a courtesy visit at the National Assembly. Dogara expressed fa ...

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Coming After Abike Dabiri With A Sledgehammer, By Azu Ishiekwene

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs finally came out of the woodwork. And it did so with a sledgehammer aimed at President Muhammudu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Diaspora Matters, Abike Dabiri. Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama who, besides addressing occasional press conferences and taking pictures, has yet to do much else, lounged at Dabiri after she made a statement advising Nigerians to make only essential ...

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Ibori, Dickson in Closed-door Meeting

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, on Thursday visited Oghara, the ancestral country home of former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said during the visit, the Governor held a closed door meeting with Chief Ibori in his residence.   The meeting centred mostly on peace and security in the Niger Delta, as well as ...

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Energy Crisis: We May Need to Amend Laws to Resolve It – Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the National Assembly will have to amend the laws on power generation, transmission and distribution in other to replicate the feat recorded by the German Village, Feldheim, where residents combined efforts and local resources to produce clean and renewable energy. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, made ...

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IBB Mourns General Adebayo, Says ‘Was A Cosmopolitan Leader’

Nigeria's former Military President General Ibrahim B.  Babangida has paid tribute to late General Adeyinka Adebayo, describing him as a "cosmopolitan leader." IBB in condolence message Thursday said "At 89, one would think age was well spent and it was time for him to go and have a deserved rest, but losing a dear one no matter the age, comes with grief, pains, sorrow and nostalgia. That was my feeling whe ...

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Animal Disease Outbreaks Pose Serious Danger to Public Health – Professor

Due to their lack of formal education most Nigerian livestock farmers have little knowledge of the effect of poor hygiene on their livestock and the public. Thus they believe that disease outbreaks are more of spiritual attack than poor farm hygiene practices which are mainly responsible for such incidents. This was the submission of Professor Tunde Awoniyi    while delivering the 83rd inaugural lecture of ...

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Acting President Osinbajo Visits Sokoto Thursday

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, will visit Sokoto on Thursday, March 9, 2017. A statement issued by Malam Imam Imam, spokesman to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, said while in the Seat of the Caliphate, the Acting President will take part in a two-day nationwide clinic organised for micro,small and medium enterprises (MSME) which is being hosted by the Sokoto State Government. During the even ...

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