• Buhari should intervene in crisis rocking Kaduna – BEF

    Buhari should intervene in crisis rocking Kaduna – BEF

    The Borno Elders Forum has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to interfere in the crisis rocking Kaduna State in relation to the banning of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, also known as Shiite, in the state.

     

    This was contained in open letter to the President, by the forum Chairman, Usman Galtimari, urged Buhari to note that the situation with the Shiites in Kaduna was similar to what happened in Borno in the early days of the Boko Haram sect […]

  • Proposed $30bn external loans not solution to forex supply crisis, says MAN

    Proposed $30bn external loans not solution to forex supply crisis, says MAN

    According to reports, the plan by the Federal Government to borrow $30 billion external loans to tackle the country’s infrastructural needs will not address the supply gap in the foreign exchange market currently hurting private sector operators.

    Chairman, Apapa branch of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, MAN, Mr. Babatunde Odunayo, who disclosed this at the association’s 45th Annual General Meeting, AGM, in Lagos, said infrastructure and project-tied loans served a different purpose and benefit only lender countries.

    He said government should, instead, negotiate […]

  • FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    It was gathered that the Federal Government on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of Universities would suspend its going nationwide strike.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Clement Illo, told newsmen in Abuja that the face-off between the Federal Government and ASUU would be resolved soon.

    A meeting with ASUU, convened by the Senate President, the Committee on Labour and the Committee on Education, among others, ended in deadlock on Wednesday.

    Illo, who described the meeting […]

  • Senate wades into crisis between ASUU and FG

    Senate wades into crisis between ASUU and FG

    Sen. Jibril Barau (APC-Kano), says the Senate has intervened in the crisis between the Federal Government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    Barau made this known when he was briefing Senate correspondents after a closed door meeting with leadership of ASUU, Minister of State for Education and other stakeholders in Abuja on Wednesday.

    “After the deliberation, we set up a sub-committee that will meet with the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Budget and Planning to resolve the issues,” Barau […]

  • Give Buhari a chance to end Niger Delta crisis – Clark tells militants

    Give Buhari a chance to end Niger Delta crisis – Clark tells militants

    An Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged Niger Delta militants to give President Muhammadu Buhari a chance to fix the problems in the region.

    He stated that the current administration had shown sincerity of purpose towards resolving the crisis in the Niger Delta.

    Clark, who also doubles as the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum which recently met with the President, alleged that some politicians within and outside the region were sponsoring militants to discredit the dialogue team led by […]

  • Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis hits Abia APGA, chairman suspended

    Crisis has hit the leadership of Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) with the State Working Committee (SWC) suspending the party’s state chairman, Rev Austin Ehiemere.

    The party anchored its reason on gross misconduct and violation of the party rules.

    The party’s secretary, Sunday Onukwubiri, who announced the suspension in Umuahia, said Ehiemere was alleged to be working against the directives of the national chairman of the party.

    According to Onukwubiri, the national chairman of the party had directed […]

  • FUNAAB sacks 23 staff over internal crisis

    FUNAAB sacks 23 staff over internal crisis

    It was gathered that the Governing Council of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta on Thursday sacked 18 staff members of the institution while five others were also relieved of their appointments by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olusola Oyewole.

    The sacking, it was gathered, came at the end of a meeting presided over by the Chairman of the Council, Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe.

    It was further gathered that those sacked include three members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities of […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: We’ll trigger a tsunami soon – Militants

    Niger Delta crisis: We’ll trigger a tsunami soon – Militants

    One of the militant groups in Nigeria, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has warned that it was considering intensifying its violent campaign against oil and gas installations in the region.

    The group, which claimed responsibility for destroying the Trans-Forcados pipeline barely 24 hours after the commencement of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Niger Delta leaders in Abuja, threatened to carry out attack on oil installations that would make those masterminded by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) […]

  • Borno facing world’s worst food crisis – UNICEF

    Borno facing world’s worst food crisis – UNICEF

    The food crisis unfolding in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state is probably the worst in the world at the moment, with 4.5 million people in need of assistance, out of which one million are in danger of extreme malnutrition, according to Unicef.

    “We haven’t found the right words yet to describe the magnitude of the problem,” said Arjan de Wagt, Unicef’s chief of nutrition in Nigeria, in an interview in the capital, Abuja on Friday. “I’ve checked with my colleagues in New […]

  • Buhari not interested in peaceful resolution of Niger Delta crisis – UNDEDSS

    Buhari not interested in peaceful resolution of Niger Delta crisis – UNDEDSS

    A coalition of ethnic nationalities in the Niger Delta region, the United Niger Delta Energy Development Security Strategy (UNDEDSS), has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari is not prepared for a peaceful resolution of the Niger Delta crisis.

    This is as the umbrella socio-cultural organisation of the Ijaw ethnic nationality, Ijaw National Congress (INC), has asked President Muhammad Buhari not to heed calls by some groups and individuals for the Federal Government to treat Niger Delta militants like the Boko Haram.

    Also, Information […]

  • Nigeria in serious economic crisis, divided along ethnic, religious lines – UN

    Nigeria in serious economic crisis, divided along ethnic, religious lines – UN

    The United Nations has said Nigeria is in a fix.

    This was contained in a report by the organisation.

    The report said the country is deeply divided along ethnic, religious and regional lines.

    The report painted a gloomy picture of the country’s economy, noting that most of the development and social indices in the country were below acceptable standards.

    The report, which was read during a consultative meeting on the formulation of the UN Development Assistance Framework IV for the South-East zone, in Awka, […]