• Wole Soyinka blasts critics – ‘You can’t stampede me over green card’

    Wole Soyinka blasts critics – ‘You can’t stampede me over green card’

    Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has reacted to the criticism that has trailed his vow to destroy his United States residency permit should Republican Party candidate, Donald Trump emerge President.

    The Nobel laureate described those taunting him over his statement as “literalists” who obsess over a time scheme of their own assessment. He said while it is true that he made the statement while addressing a group of students at Oxford University and fielding questions, he is not about to be […]

  • Minister disagrees with critics, insists Buhari’s government has economic blueprint

    Minister disagrees with critics, insists Buhari’s government has economic blueprint

    Budget and National planning minister Udoma Udo Udoma yesterday said that it was untrue that the President Mohammed Buhari administration lacked an economic blueprint or agenda.

     

    Udoma said that the 2016 budget was designed from the strategic implementation Plan (SIP) and medium – term National Development plan, stressing that the current administration has four key policy priorities and six strategic interventions.

    The priorities are critical infrastructure, embracing the private sector participation, social protection and job creation, and improving security and tackling corruption.

    Udoma […]

  • Stop politicizing urban renewal projects – Fayose tells critics

    Stop politicizing urban renewal projects – Fayose tells critics

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has said the demolition of structures for the execution of some urban renewal projects in Ado-Ekiti should not be seen as act of wickedness.

    He has, therefore, called on his critics to stop playing politics with the issue, while appealing to the people concerned to see it as sacrifices for the overall development of the state.

    He said this in Ado-Ekiti when the executive members of the Ado Progressive Union (APU) paid him a courtesy call.

    In […]

  • My appointments were broad based, no detention of critics under me, says Jonathan

    My appointments were broad based, no detention of critics under me, says Jonathan

    Former President Goodluck Jonathan said decisions taken by his administration were guided by the overall interest of the nation and not ethno-religious or personal considerations.

    Jonathan said this during the Nigerian Lawyers Association’s annual dinner and merit awards ceremony held in New York on Saturday.

    He noted that Nigeria belongs to all Nigerians and as such leaders must resist anything that might want to make them pursue a regional or narrow agenda.

    The former President, whose comments were tweeted on his tweeter handle: […]

  • Buhari has silenced critics with rescue of 21 Chibok girls – Shettima’s wife

    Buhari has silenced critics with rescue of 21 Chibok girls – Shettima’s wife

    Wife of Borno State governor, Hajiya Nana Kashim Shettima, has said that the release of 21 abducted Chibok Schoolgirls from the hands of the insurgents by security operatives has made her the happiest woman on earth, and commended President Muhammadu Buhari and security operatives, whose unflinching efforts also shamed critics and other opposition parties.

    The Borno First Lady disclosed this when she led a high powered delegation from the state to pay a visit to the 21 released schoolgirls who are […]

  • Don’t treat critics of your government as enemies – Cleric tells Buhari

    Don’t treat critics of your government as enemies – Cleric tells Buhari

    A clergyman and Senior Pastor at the Shepherd House International church, Rev. Joshua Talena, Sunday, advised President Muhammadu Buhari not to take critics of his administration as enemies, stressing that the president should rather make critical amendments that will improve the country.

    He admonished president not to attack such people but learn from them in order to become better.

    Talena, who spoke during the service to celebrate media practitioners in Abuja added that Mr. President should stop seeing critics as enemies but […]