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Sheriff Visits OBJ After Meeting IBB, Abdulsalami

By Danlami Nmodu Some interesting political moves have emerged  on the heels of the visit of embattled factional National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP,Senator Ali Modu Sheriff to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday in Ota. Sources close to Sheriff confirmed to Newsdiaryonline that  the meeting with Obasanjo was held. “Yes,Iam aware of the meeting but it was meant to be private,” one ...

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Fallout of 2015 Elections, Arms Scam: Army Retires Senior Officers

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the retirement of some senior officers on Friday . A statement  by acting Army Spokesman, Colonel Dani Lukasheka Usman said those affected include Major Generals, Brigadier Generals,Colonels,Lieutenant Colonels and a Major. The statement reads, "The Nigerian Army wishes to inform the general public  that quite a number of senior officers of the Nigerian Army were retired from ...

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SERAP to FG: Publish Names Of Suspects, Make Best Use Of Recovered Loot

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “welcomed publication of the list of recovered funds by the Federal Government as a positive development towards entrenching a culture of transparency and accountability in government.” The organization however asked the government to “publish the names of high-ranking public officials from whom the public funds were recovered, and spend recovered ...

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Surprise As Nigerian Minister Orders Banks To Suspend Sack Of Workers

Nigeria has directed banks  to  suspend the ongoing retrenchment exercise  that has rocked the sector.Minister  of  Labour and Employment,Dr Chris Ngige  gave the surprising order to banks which are essentially  private enterprises in a statement made public Friday. Ngige said “Following the high spate of petitions and complaints from stakeholders in the Banking, Insurance and Financial Institutions, I here ...

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Niger Delta Avengers Blow Up Shell’s Forcados Exportline

The Niger Delta Avengers  have continued with their attacks on  multinational oil facilities in in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. On Friday morning the group said on its twitter handle that it attacked the SPDC Forcados export line. The group  tweeted “At 3.00am today @NDAvengers blow up  the SPDC Forcadoes 48” Exportline.We warned SPDC not to go ahead with he repair works but they refuse(d).” Earlier on Thursday, ...

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Nigeria’s Barkindo Emerges OPEC Secretary General

After months of shuttle diplomacy anchored by the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s quest to clinch the top job at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, yielded dividend on           Thursday with the appointment of Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo as the Secretary General of the Organization. Barkindo is expected to occupy the position for thre ...

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Tuition Fee Waiver For Prisoners Our Contribution To Humanity – NOUN VC

The recent decision by the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) to give tuition fee waiver to prisoners in the country was due to the university's quest to fulfill its corporate social responsibility as well as a shortage of sponsorship offers for inmates, Vice-Chancellor Prof. Abdalla Uba Adamu has said. He added that the university was also contributing its quota to humanity. Adamu said this Wednesd ...

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Medicine, A Security Item, Should Be Prioritized – Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday assured Nigerians of the Senate's commitment toward a viable pharmaceutical industry where capacity and products will meet the health challenges of the citizenry. In achieving this, Senator Saraki said the 8th Senate will through review of existing legislations, reposition the manufacturing sector of the economy to favorably compete in the in ...

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Tambuwal Warns New LG Council Chairmen Against Corruption

By Abdallah el-Kurebe Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has warned the 22 new local government council chairmen and a Sole Administrator, who were sworn in on Wednesday in Sokoto, against corrupt tendencies. The governor instructed that the new chairmen should pay priority attention to education, agriculture, healthcare delivery, enhancement of law and order and women, youth development, revenue gener ...

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Implementation Of UNEP Report In Ogoni Land Is Fulfilment Of APC Campaign Promise – Senator Abe

Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Rivers South East Senatorial District in the yet to be concluded legislative re-run election, has said that the implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)report in Ogoni land is the fulfillment of APC campaign promise. Speaking at the Rhythm Fm 93.7 news and current affairs programme tagged: “Talk-of-the-Town”, tod ...

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Fayose Vows Not To Go Underground, Says Buhari, APC Ruined Nigeria’s Economy

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has lamented that in just one year of the All Progressives Congress (APC) government of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country’s economy was ruined so much that States could no longer pay workers’ salaries, millions of jobs were lost, prices of essential commodities skyrocketed to the extent that Nigerians could no longer afford common tomato to cook and the middle c ...

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Judge Did Not Fault Detention Of Jonathan’s Cousin-EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has  debunked   a report entitled, “Judge faults EFCC over detention of Jonathan’s Cousin”, which appeared in a number of newspapers on Friday May 27, 2016. A  statement by EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren said  the syndicated story tended to create the wrong notion that Justice Olasumbo Goodluck of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, condemned the Co ...

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