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Dogara’s House ‘Very Supportive’ Of Buhari’s Govt, APC – Oyegun

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, has commended the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara for his unflinching support and loyalty to the APC-led Federal government. Chief Oyegun made the commendation Thursday evening when he led members of the party’s National Working Committee on a “thank you” visit to the Speaker and members of the APC c ...

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I Never Threatened to Shut Down Govt – Senator Sabi Abdullahi

Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has described as mischievous, fabricated and outright falsehood, the story circulating on some online media that he threatened that the Senate would shut down the Federal Government. "My attention has been drawn to a fabricated report on some online media in which I was said to have spoken on behalf of Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and th ...

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Nigeria, Morocco Fertilizer Deal Creates 50, 000 Jobs

About 50, 000 jobs have been created in the country following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the supply of phosphate between the Nigerian government and the Moroccan government. Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru disclosed this on Thursday while receiving the National Coordinator of The New Partnership for African D ...

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Release Nnamdi Kanu, other Biafra activists — Peter Obi

Says force not solution to Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and other detained Biafra activists. Mr. Obi, while fielding questions from newsmen in Enugu on Thursday, emphasised that the use of force is not the solution to the Biafra agitation as such agitations are best resolved thro ...

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Zenith Bank Shareholders Approve N63.4b Dividend, Applaud Performance

Shareholders of Zenith Bank Plc on Wednesday approved final dividend of N55.573 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, bringing the total payout to N63.422 billion. The dividend, which translates to N1.77 per share, was paid out of N129.65 billion recorded for the year. The shareholders gave the approval at the Annual General Meeting held in Lagos. In all, the bank paid a total dividend of N63.422 bi ...

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Senate Rejects Two Ambassadorial Nominees, Confirms 45

Nigeria’s Senate has rejected two non-career ambassadorial nominees.Those rejected include  Sylvanus Nsofor of Imo state  and Jacob Daudu  from Ondo state. The duo were rejected upon the  recommendation of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. A report by the DSS had described Daudu as deceitful,  Monsurat ‎Sunmonu, the senate committee chairperson said  during the confirmation voting process. On the other ...

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Understanding Buhari, By Azu Ishiekwene

Creative dysfunction is sometimes an unofficial government tool. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo occasionally set top government officials up against themselves to test their loyalty or ideas. But there was no doubt who was in charge. US President, Donald Trump, is reputed to have the worst cabinet in modern US history, comparable in its dysfunctionality only to Richard Nixon’s. But again, there’s no dou ...

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NCAA Okays Abuja Helicopter Operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has cleared all Helicopter Operators duly certified by the Regulatory Authority to commence operations in and out of Abuja forthwith. General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, Sam Adurogboye a letter has since been dispatched to all concerned operators. It will be recalled that the National Security Adviser had placed a ban on Helicopter operations into Abuja. “Ho ...

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Former Acting DG of NTDC Petitions Information And Culture Minister, Protests Demotion

Former acting Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Mariel Rae-Omoh, has sent a petition to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, protesting her demotion to the position of deputy director after her removal as acting director general. Rae-Omoh contended, in the petition titled: “Re: Implementation of the Report of the NTDC Staff Records Verifica ...

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Ali Must Go! Senate Declares Customs CG Unfit to Hold Public Office

The Senate on Wednesday declared the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd) unfit to hold any public office and urged him to resign.  The upper chamber of the National Assembly also directed  the Nigeria Customs Service to cancel its proposed policy on retrospective payment of vehicle duty. Also, the Senate  condemned the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami ...

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IFAD To Provide Three Grazing Reserves In Sokoto

By Abdallah el-Kurebe The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has concluded plans to provide one grazing reserve in each of the senatorial districts of the state. The State Programme Officer and Director General of the Sokoto office of IFAD, Dr. Aminu Aliyu Dogondaji, ‎disclosed during a sensitization meeting on IFAD/CASP programmes with Village areas of Shagari local government that the ...

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APC To Broker Peace In Senate, Ali Face-Off

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said Tuesday it has found it necessary to intervene in the on-going face-off between the Senate and the Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali. Its move, the party said comes on the heels  of the controversy that has trailed the invitation extended to the Comptroller General of The Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) by the Senate. A statement by the ...

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