• ‘Beware of change, don’t make the mistake we made in Nigeria – Governor Fayose warns Ghana

    ‘Beware of change, don’t make the mistake we made in Nigeria – Governor Fayose warns Ghana

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has counselled the people of Ghana to be mindful of making the same mistake made by Nigerians in the 2015 presidential election by voting for change.

    Ghana will be going to the poll for a Presidential election on December 7, 2016.

    Fayose said the change has brought hunger, sufferings and economic recession to the country, such that even the entire West African sub-region is being affected.

    The Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Communications and New Media, […]

  • Climate change fuelling Boko Haram, says Buhari

    Climate change fuelling Boko Haram, says Buhari

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said climate change contributed to the emergence of Boko Haram insurgency, citing the Lake Chad region.

    He disclosed this at the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco but added that Nigeria is taking urgent steps to combat adverse effects of climate change.

    The president also reminded the gathering of the agreement signed at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, in New York, United States of America, that climate threats and security threats go […]

  • Buhari departs for climate change conference in Morocco

    Buhari departs for climate change conference in Morocco

    President Muhammadu Buhari will attend the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), also known as COP-22, in Marrakech, Morocco, from November 14-16, 2016, the Presidency said in a statement in Abuja on Sunday morning.

    The statement by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President, (Media & Publicity), further said: “President Buhari will participate in the official opening plenary on November 15 where he will deliver his national statement during the […]

  • Change Niger Delta’s narrative – Buhari tells new NDDC board

    Change Niger Delta’s narrative – Buhari tells new NDDC board

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated the new Board of Management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, with a charge that members of the board should collectively change the narative of the situation in the Niger/Delta region through probility, accountability, justice and commitment to service delivery.

    The President, who urged the new board members to exercise patience and tolerance in the discharge of their duties, however, said he had no doubt that members of the new board would meet the yearnings […]

  • $15.5m scandal: Court dismisses application to change companies in guilt pleas

    $15.5m scandal: Court dismisses application to change companies in guilt pleas

    A Lagos Federal High Court yesterday dismissed two applications seeking to change the guilty pleas of four companies linked to Patience Jonathan’s controversial $15.5 million USD.

    Justice Babs Kuewumi dismissed the application on the ground that it is an abuse of court processes. The applications had challenged the court’s jurisdiction to take the plea of the companies through their purported directors, and also wants the court to reverse the guilty pleas of the purported directors of the companies.

    The two applications were […]

  • Change begins with me controversy: We’ll meet in court, FG tells Afe Babalola

    Change begins with me controversy: We’ll meet in court, FG tells Afe Babalola

    According to reports, the Federal Government yesterday broke its silence on controversy trailing ownership of the idea behind the Change begins with me initiative saying it will meet Chief Afe Babalola and his client in the law court.

    Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed who disclosed this at the presentation of the campaign, which was recently launched by President Mohammed Buhari to the private sector in Lagos, said the initiative is aimed at achieving a paradigm shift in the […]

  • I am the real change, says Fayose

    I am the real change, says Fayose

    The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has described himself as “the real change.”

    The catchword ‘Change’ was what the All Progressives Congress, APC, sold to Nigerians in the build up to the 2015 general election, which is believed to have contributed to the party clinching victory at the polls.

    Fayose, a fierce critic of the APC, appropriated the catchword on Wednesday when he hosted teachers at the Oluyemi Kayode stadium in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

    At the event meant to commemorate the World […]

  • Current situation an opportunity to change the economy for good, says Udoma

    Current situation an opportunity to change the economy for good, says Udoma

    According to reports, the current economic crisis in the country should be seen as an opportunity for Nigeria to make major structural changes needed to change the country’s economy for good.

    Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, told a gathering of Economists in Abuja on Tuesday that the opportunity should be used to implement reforms needed to unlock the economic potentials of the non-oil and high-employment sectors; and subsequently achieve sustainable inclusive growth that will ensure that majority […]

  • Buhari signs Climate Change aggreement with France

    Buhari signs Climate Change aggreement with France

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration is committed to reversing the negative trend of climate change in the country.

    He said this is the reason behind his signing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

    The President said this while addressing the opening of the meeting on Taking Climate Action for Sustainable Development in New York, co-hosted by Nigeria and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the Side Events of the 71st Session of the United Nations General […]

  • Nigerian students embrace ‘Change begins with me’ campaign

    Nigerian students embrace ‘Change begins with me’ campaign

    Students leaders from across the various institutions in the country on Monday converged in Makurdi, the Benue State capital to support the ‘Change Begins With Me’ Campaign recently launched bu President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The workshop being organised by publishers of TheNigeria Online Newspapers called on Nigerians to embrace the positive attitude required to move the nation forward.

    In his remarks, Kwuanu Terrence who spoke on behalf of The Nigerian Online Newspaper said Change has started in earnest at the different levels.

    The event […]

  • Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

    Buhari to sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN General Assembly

    President Muhammadu Buhari would, during his participation in the 71st UN General Assembly, sign the Paris Treaty on Climate, Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said at a news conference in New York.

    This is contained in a statement signed by the Spokesman for the Nigerian Mission to the UN, Mr Akinremi Bolaji, and released in Abuja on Saturday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally-binding global climate deal at the Paris climate conference (COP21) […]