• Reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts, Ozekhome urges Buhari

    Reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts, Ozekhome urges Buhari

    Constitutional Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, Thursday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to further reduce the cost of governance by selling four more Presidential Aircrafts from the remaining nine in the presidential fleet.

    He said it was good that President Buhari handed over two of the Aircrafts to the Nation’s Airforce considering the huge cost of maintaining them, lamenting that the country spends over a billion naira monthly to maintain the Presidential fleet.

    The activist made the remarks while delivering […]

  • EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    EFCC quizzes 2 UNICAL hospital contractors for inflated vehicles cost

    Two contractors have been quizzed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in connection with the purchase of two vehicles by the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross Rivers state.

    The two vehicles: a Coastal Bus was purchased for N49 million and a Toyota Hiace Ambulance was purchased for N62 million, whereas the actual cost for the two was below half the cost.

    Most absurd was the discovery that the two contractors were the highest bidders and one of them […]

  • Kano reduces cost of governance; cuts salaries, allowances

    Kano reduces cost of governance; cuts salaries, allowances

    Kano State Government said that it has taken some measures to ensure reduction in the cost of governance through payment of salaries and allowances.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State disclosed this during news conference on Saturday in Sokoto.

    Ganduje Ganduje said that the state also needed to be prudent to cut all the necessary costs as every political holders are paid half salaries and allowances. “We have taken some measures but first of all we have to reduce the cost of […]

  • Neymar transfer cost Barcelona more than €100m – Bartomeu

    Neymar transfer cost Barcelona more than €100m – Bartomeu

    Neymar’s transfer from Santos to Barcelona cost the Catalan club more than €100 million, Barca club president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed on Thursday.

    The 24-year-old Brazil star made a much-scrutinised move from the Brazilian club to the Blaugrana in the summer of 2013 for a then-reported fee of €57 million. However closer looks into the transaction have shown the price tag far exceeded that amount.

    Neymar and his father, Neymar Sr., have been the subject of lawsuits due to the opaque nature […]

  • Poor preparations cost Nigeria Rio 2016 Olympics ticket – Nnaji

    Poor preparations cost Nigeria Rio 2016 Olympics ticket – Nnaji

    Women basketball national team coach, Scott Nnaji, has blamed Nigeria’s failure to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on poor preparation ahead of the qualifiers.

    Speaking on the performance of the team, also known as D’Tigress, in the FIBA Olympics qualifying tournament held in France, Nnaji said that failure to play quality friendlies and inadequate exposure before the qualifiers were factors that worked against the team in the championship.

    He said D’Tigress had the quality to beat Belarus and Korea in […]