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Ghost Workers: Finance Minister Urges CBN To Extend BVN TO Microfinance Banks

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has strongly solicited the cooperation of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in extending the requirement for Bank Verification Number (BVN) to account holders in Microfinance Banks (MFBs), to facilitate the detection of bank accounts which might have been opened and operated in such banks for ghost workers by fraudulent syndicates. The Minister,  who  sought  the ...

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Azibaola’s Trial Adjourned to April 27

The Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court has adjourned to April 27, 2017 for further hearing on a case involving a cousin of ex- president Goodluck Jonathan, Robert Azibaola , his wife, Stella and their company, One plus Holdings. The prosecuting counsel, Francis A. Jirbo, in an oral application today, lamented the difficulty the prosecution was having in obtaining its next witness. “My Lord, we ...

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Ngilari’s conviction, booster for Buhari’s anti-graft war – Journalists Network

The conviction of the former Adamawa State Governor Bala Nggilari, the first since the return of democracy in 1999, is a booster to President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption war. Journalists Network on Money laundering/Terrorist Financing, Nigeria, a GIABA-based advocacy disclosed this in a statement signed by its national coordinator Odan Agbese and Program Advisor Muhammad Nuruddeen. Journalists Networ ...

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NNPC Asks NASS To Pass PIB For Oil Industry Stability

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged the National Assembly to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law to dispel the air of uncertainty around the industry, create an enabling environment for the industry to flourish and dissuade the International Oil Companies (IOCs) from exiting the country. Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, made this plea while speakin ...

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Ground-breaking and Commissioning– A Wasteful Phenomenon and Culture, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

breaking,Commissioning,Nigeriaakinadejum@aol.com “Ground-breaking, also known as cutting, sod-cutting, turning the first sod or a sod-turning ceremony, is a traditional ceremony in many cultures that celebrates the first day of construction for a building or other project. Such ceremonies are often attended by dignitaries such as politicians, government officials and businessmen”.(Wikipedia) Please NOTE the ...

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Abuja Rail Mass Transit 90 Percent Complete-Minister

The total percentage of progress so far made in the on-going Abuja Mass Rail Transit project is put at 90.27 percent as most of the train stations are at the finishing stages. The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said this after the inspection tour of the project site and a train ride from the Abuja Metro Station behind the Abuja World Trade Centre at the Central Business District to the Nnamdi Aziki ...

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Etisalat and the big cover up by Telcos By Isah Ismail

Last week, Nigeria woke up to the disturbing news of a possible takeover of Etisalat, one of the big four  telecommunication companies in Nigeria by some commercial banks to which the Telco is indebted to the tune of $1.7 billion (over N500 billion depending on which foreign exchange window you are using). Etisalat Nigeria was said to have secured a total of $1.7 billion medium term syndicated loan facility ...

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Ile-Ife: Journalists ask FG to stop hate video seeking revenge killings

The Federal Government has been asked to prevent possible revenge killings following the ethnic crisis at Ile-Ife which led to deaths and destruction of properties. In a statement on Monday, the Journalists for Democratic Rights, (JODER) urged the Federal Government and the Osun State authorities to beware of a crafted hate video being circulated on the internet urging the Hausa-Fulani ethnic group to carry ...

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Aminu Masari: Focused Confident Strides By Emmanuel Ado

Aminu Masari,the governor of Katsina State embodies the key essentials of a remarkable leader. He is decisive in taking very tough decisions, has empathy, guiding subordinates through challenges,he is focused,always planning ahead and most importantly is his unquestionable commitment to changing the fortunes of his dear Katsina State.His appearance belies the real Masari,that is blunt and never afraid of go ...

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PDP May Hold Convention 2nd Quarter

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may hold its national convention in the second quarter of this year where new national officers of the party will be elected. Indications to this effect came yesterday as part of the resolutions contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting held in Abuja by the party’s standing committee on reconciliation headed by the Bayelsa State governor, SeriakeDickson. The ...

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Osinbajo Confirms Buhari’s ‘Readiness For Work’

By Danlami Nmodu Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has confirmed  that President Muhammadu Buhari’s "readiness for work" is not in doubt. He stated this just as  he confirmed   his  return  to the position  of  Vice President of Nigeria  during his interaction with journalists after meeting with Buhari for over an hour Monday. According to Osinbajo, “We are basically trying to bring the President to speed on som ...

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Malabu Oil: Judge Defers Ruling to March 17

(EFCC Press Release) Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja has deferred ruling to March 17, 2017 on whether or not to vacate his order on the ceding of Oil Prospecting License, OPL 245, to the Federal Government pending investigation and prosecution of suspects in the $1.2billion Malabu Oil scam. The OPL 245, an oil field believed to be the largest in Africa, was said to have been fraudulently ...

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