• US backs Buhari on economic diversification, pledges to increase FDI in Nigeria

    US backs Buhari on economic diversification, pledges to increase FDI in Nigeria

    It was gathered that he United States on Tuesday said that President Muhammadu Buhari Administration’s efforts in diversifying Nigeria’s economy into non-oil export would make the nation’s export more attractive to America and the rest of world.

    Peter Barlerin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, West Africa and Economic and Regional Affairs, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja.

    He said the US was considering increasing Direct Investment in Nigeria.

    Berlerin said that the commencement of Shale oil and gas production in the US, in […]

  • Senate committee backs CBN’s monetary policies

    Senate committee backs CBN’s monetary policies

    According to reports, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim, monday said he was so far satisfied with the current monetary policy measures adopted by the Central Banking of Nigeria (CBN) to get the economy on the right track.

    He said the committee would continue to play its role to help the apex bank effectively perform its duties for the country to function properly.

    Addressing journalists at the CBN headquarters in Abuja, shortly after […]

  • Governor Okorocha backs Aisha, asks Buhari to rejig cabinet

    Governor Okorocha backs Aisha, asks Buhari to rejig cabinet

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to heed the advice of his wife, Aisha, and other Nigerians to rejig his cabinet.

    According to the governor, there is need to bring in people who would help to actualise the vision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Nigeria.

    Aisha, while speaking to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) last week about some appointments made by her husband, cautioned that she might not support his re-election in 2019 if the […]

  • Onaiyekan backs swap deal to free remaining Chibok girls

    Onaiyekan backs swap deal to free remaining Chibok girls

    The Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has urged the Federal Government to explore all possible avenues, including swap deals, to ensure the release of the remaining Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents more than two years ago.

    He spoke with journalists in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Friday.

    On the denial by the Federal Government that the release of the 21 Chiboks girls on Thursday was through a swap deal, the cardinal […]

  • APC backs Aisha over comments on Buhari

    APC backs Aisha over comments on Buhari

    Acting National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Timi Frank, has hailed wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, over fears she publicly raised that her husband’s administration has been hijacked.

    In a statement issued Friday in Abuja, Frank said the comments were not meant to discredit the present administration but to sound a note of caution to the present administration.

    “I think Mrs. Buhari deserve commendation because she is actually speaking the minds of not only the party members […]

  • Judges’ arrest: Group backs DSS, flays Governor Wike’s action

    Judges’ arrest: Group backs DSS, flays Governor Wike’s action

    A political pressure group, Concern Abians for Good Governance and Justice (CAGGJ) has commended the Department of State Services (DSS) over last weekend’s arrest of some senior Judges across the country and their subsequent arraignment for alleged corrupt practices.

    The group also flayed over what it described as the ignoble role played by Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in the failed attempt to arrest a Federal High Court Judge in Port Harcourt by operatives of the DSS.

    In a statement by […]

  • Senate backs upward review of Amnesty programme fund – Saraki

    Senate backs upward review of Amnesty programme fund – Saraki

    It was gathered that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday said the Senate will support any proposal from the executive to increase the fund slated for the amnesty programme in the 2016 Appropriation Act.

    Saraki spoke to journalists at the Presidential Villa after the Change of Guards ceremony to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

    He said any plan by the executive to calm the frayed nerves in the Niger Delta and increase oil production so as […]

  • Buhari backs constitutional amendment to remove LGs from stranglehold of States

    Buhari backs constitutional amendment to remove LGs from stranglehold of States

    President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will support a constitutional amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of state governments.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that Buhari made his position known when he received the leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.

    Shehu stated that the President told the ALGON leadership that the amendment, when carried out, would better the lot of Nigerians at […]

  • Soludo backs Buhari’s emergency bill, proposes N19trn ‘anti-recession’ blueprint

    Soludo backs Buhari’s emergency bill, proposes N19trn ‘anti-recession’ blueprint

    Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Prof. Charles Soludo, has expressed support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergency economic bill aimed at reviving the economy.

    In a mini-blueprint for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Soludo also proposed a public spending of 15 percent to 20 percent (N14 trillion to N19 trillion) of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) to steer Nigeria out of recession to the next level.

    He said the document, acquired by TheCable, is not a “blueprint” in […]

  • EKSU VC backs scrapping of post-UTME

    EKSU VC backs scrapping of post-UTME

    The Vice-Chancellor, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Prof. Samuel Bandele, has described the post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (post-UTME) being organised by Nigerians universities as unnecessary duplication, saying that he supports the scrapping of the exercise.

    The VC has also commenced the building of 20,000 hostels to make the university a fully residential institution to break the long standing tradition of ‘campus marriages’being practiced by some students and checkmate students’ restiveness.

    Bandele said this in Ado Ekiti on Monday during a press conference […]