• Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    Sheriff’s faction of PDP blames three PDP governors for loss at recent polls in Edo and Ondo states

    A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, led by Senator Ali-Modu Sheriff has revealed why the party lost the governorship elections held in Edo and Ondo states recently, stating that impunity and lack of respect for the party’s constitution and the rule of law are the major reasons the party was defeated.

    Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, the Deputy National Chairman of the faction, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh laid the blame for the defeat suffered by the opposition […]

  • Femi Falana blames hardship on corruption, leaders’ poverty of ideas

    Femi Falana blames hardship on corruption, leaders’ poverty of ideas

    A human right lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, has said the suffering being experienced by Nigerians is a result of massive plundering of the nation’s resources and the poverty of ideas on the part of the leaders.

    Falana said this in a pre-convocation lecture he delivered at the Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu in Osun State on Friday.

    The human eight-lawyer said, unfortunately, the youths were celebrating criminals and those who were plundering the nation because of the crumbs being given to them.

    According to him, […]

  • Hillary Clinton blames defeat on FBI director James Comey

    Hillary Clinton blames defeat on FBI director James Comey

    Hillary Clinton has blamed FBI director James Comey for her surprise defeat in the US election.

    She pointed the finger during a conference call with her top campaign funders, according to two participants in the call.

    Mrs Clinton led in almost every poll before America selected Donald Trump as its 45th president, despite FBI director James Comey’s announcement 11 days before the election that he was once again investigating her private email server.

    But the former First Lady, who has kept a low […]

  • NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    NDLEA blames insurgency for increased drugs demand in North East

    According to reports, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has blamed the surge in demand for hard drugs in the North East to insurgency in the area.

    The agency’s Commander in Niger State, Joseph Iweajunwa, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Saturday.

    Iweajunwa said: “The insurgents use potent drugs, especially improved cannabis, known as skunk, imported from Ghana and Republic of Niger to stimulate themselves into action.

    “The activities of the insurgents have made skunk […]

  • World Bank study blames low productivity for poor service delivery

    World Bank study blames low productivity for poor service delivery

    A research report has revealed that low productivity of workers rather than the availability of personnel or geographical structures are the factors responsible for poor service delivery in Nigeria’s education and health sectors.

    While appealing for increased spending, the study, which was conducted by the World Bank in partnership with the African Economic Research Consortium and the African Development Bank Group, suggested improved services to address the identified issues.

    At a two-day workshop with the media and civil society organisations in Abuja, […]

  • Buhari again blames PDP for Nigeria’s woes

    Buhari again blames PDP for Nigeria’s woes

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday again attributed the current woes besetting Nigeria to the failure of the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government to judiciously utilise the profit accruing from the country’s huge resources for 16 years.

    This came amidst concerns over his government’s tendency to pass the buck and the All Progressives Congress-led administration’s failure to provide direction on how to confront the sundry challenges facing the country.

    Buhari insisted that the 16 years of PDP government characterized by reckless corruption […]

  • Militant group blames attacks to unethical practice of oil multinationals

    Militant group blames attacks to unethical practice of oil multinationals

    According to reports, the Iduwini Volunteers Force (IWF) yesterday attributed the persistent attacks on Oil pipelines and emergence of new militant group in the Niger Delta region to the unethical and insincere activities of multinationals oil companies and their local counterpart operating in the region.

    The militant group, which operates from one of the richest oil blocs located in Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa state, said though the ongoing attempts at dialogue by the Federal Government is welcomed, the Oil […]

  • Rep blames economic recession on Buhari’s bad policies

    Rep blames economic recession on Buhari’s bad policies

    A member of the House of Representatives, representing Ekiti North 1 of the Ikole/Oye Federal Constituency, Kehinde Agboola, yesterday blamed the economic recession on what he described as “bad economic policies the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has adopted.”

    He said Nigerians are tired of the government excuses and blaming of past governments for its inaction and bad policies that are causing hardship in the country.

    Agboola, who spoke at Ijesa-Isu Comprehensive High School during his empowerment programme, tagged, ‘Education Support Project,’ where […]

  • Ghanaian President blames Nigeria for irregular power supply in their country

    Ghanaian President blames Nigeria for irregular power supply in their country

    Ghanaian President, John Mahama, during an Eid-el-fitr speech, blamed irregular power cuts in his country on Nigeria due to the delays in the delivery of crude oil from Nigeria to power thermal plants in Ghana, due to the activities of Niger Delta Avengers, who have been blowing up oil and gas pipelines in the Niger Delta.

    The Niger Delta Avengers ,yesterday, blew up three Chevron manifolds at Diogbolo, near Dibi, Warri Local Government Area of Delta State, using controlled explosive devices.

    Mahama […]

  • Ghana blames power outage on Nigeria’s oil sabotage

    Ghana blames power outage on Nigeria’s oil sabotage

    Ghanaian President, John Mahama, on Wednesday said the delay in the delivery of the crude oil ordered from Nigeria had created power generation problems for his country, leading to outages in many parts.

    Mahama said the sabotage of oil terminals in Nigeria occasioned the delay in the supply of crude oil, which Ghana ordered last month.

    Many parts of Ghana, especially the capital, Accra, have witnessed a resurgence of power outages, a problem that lasted four years but was declared over by […]

  • Jonathan’s administration is responsible for our economic hardship – Emir Sanusi blames

    Jonathan’s administration is responsible for our economic hardship – Emir Sanusi blames

    Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano has blamed the previous administration led by Goodluck Jonathan for the lingering economic hardship in Nigeria.

    Sanusi, the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor attributes the current hardship to the way and manner previous administration handled the affairs of the nation.

    He stated this when Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo visited him on Saturday during a working visit to the northern state of Kano.

    Speaking on the economic hardship, Sanusi, however, called on the government to […]