Senate said, yesterday, that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has no economic blueprint to pull Nigeria out of recession.
The country’s upper legislative chamber gave the verdict during reconsideration of Buhari’s Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), yesterday.
The lawmakers also added that the president’s economic team is in disarray.
The legislators described the MTEF/FSP as shallow and empty and warned that if the documents are passed, as presented, they would have created room for the executive to present a […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented that some Nigerians who had corruptly enriched themselves in the past are currently using the stolen funds to wage war against his administration.
He said the situation has made his administration’s ongoing anti-corruption war “tough and grueling.”
According to a statement on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke on Thursday in a meeting he had with the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, on the margins of […]
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said his administration would not probe the administration of his predecessor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso.
Ganduje stated this at an interactive session with newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday.
He said, “though there are so much issues of probe across most of the states and the country, but in Kano State, I will not probe the past administration.
“We are only committed to ensuring that all government’s uncompleted projects and programmes left by the past administration are put into use […]
Former Nigerian president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday at the famous Oxford Union, Oxford United Kingdom, admitted that there were instances of corruption under his government, but pointed out that reports about such instances were blown out of proportion.
Disclosing that “there are (even now) still corruption issues”, he pointed out that the exaggerated manner in which cases of corruption under his administration were reported paints a very bad picture of the country to the outside world.
This was as he disputed […]
According to reports, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Plateau State under the administration of former Governor Jonah Jang sold seven state-owned filling stations to private individuals.
Dauda Gashi, the Director of Commerce in the Plateau State Ministry of Commerce, made the disclosure on Thursday.
Gashi made the statement when he appeared before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry constituted by Governor Simon Lalong to probe the activities of government between May 2007 and May 2015.
The commission was constituted in August this […]
The Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof. Adebiyi Daramola has reacted to the report on his invitation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged misappropriation of funds and abuse of office.
The FUTA VC stated that he has nothing to hide about his administration and that he is always ready to provide clarification on his stewardship during and after his tenure in the institution.
The FUTA VC stated this in a statement issued through the […]
According to reports, the Minister of Power, Work and Housing in Nigeria, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has lauded the present administration for the allocation of about 266 billion Naira (about $790 million) to the ministry.
He said the decision showed that the administration understood the importance of good road to economic development of every nation.
Addressing the 22nd meeting of the National Council on Works in Katsina State, Mr Fashola faulted the immediate past administration for failing to maintain, rehabilitate and construct new […]
According to reports, the Presidency in Nigeria has again said it will continue to hold a memory of Goodluck Jonathan administration’s mistakes to guard against repeating them.
It said the mistakes led to a glide of the nation’s economy into recession.
The presidency also enumerated efforts the current administration is making to reflate the nation’s economy that is in recession.
A spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, in a statement on Friday, said that while the government was doing its best to […]
Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), yesterday expressed his worry about the present deplorable socio-economic condition in the country, blaming the Federal Government for its rudderlessness, improper governance and undue distance of President Muhammadu Buhari from the masses.
The legal guru said this while speaking with journalists after the inauguration of a multi-million naira Vice Chancellor’s Lodge he built and donated to the management of the Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo where Governor Abiola Ajimobi, […]
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has given his assent to the bills on the state’s criminal justice administration and the amendment of the local government law. The two bills were recently passed by the House of Assembly.
Speaking yesterday at Government House, Port Harcourt, during the signing of the bills, Wike said the new laws, the Rivers State Local Government (Amendment No.1) Law Number 5 of 2016 and the Rivers State Administration of Criminal Justice No. 7 of 2015, would make […]
A former Minister of External Affairs, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has scored a very high mark so far especially in the areas of fighting corruption and provision of security.
Gambari, who also served as Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations between 1990 and 1999 however said the Buhari administration met a very bad situation when it took over from the Goodluck Jonathan administration in 1999.
While urging Nigerians to cooperate with the administration, Gambari said it is […]