• Drop non performing ministers, tackle poverty, APC chieftain tells Buhari

    Drop non performing ministers, tackle poverty, APC chieftain tells Buhari

    Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Kaduna State, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to drop non-performing ministers.

    Baba-Ahmed gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Sunday.

    He also urged the President to quickly push through, policies that would reduce current high level of poverty in the country.

    “If you go by the opinion of a lot of Nigerians, some of the ministers are just filling up space.

    “There is a […]

  • Nigeria’s pipeline breaks drop to 221 points in August

    Nigeria’s pipeline breaks drop to 221 points in August

    It was gathered that the Federal Government’s efforts in tackling the issue of pipelines vandalism have shown remarkable progress, as disruption of oil flow dropped to 221 in August, down from 311 points in July, according to the latest data from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

    It disclosed that in August 2016, there was 28.94 per cent drop in the number of pipeline vandalised points relative to July, 2016.

    The Corporation stated in its August Monthly Financial Report (MFR), released, that […]

  • Police under pressure to drop charges against printers of fake INEC result sheet – Wike

    Police under pressure to drop charges against printers of fake INEC result sheet – Wike

    It was gathered that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that the Police were already under severe pressure to drop charges against those already in its custody in connection with the printing of fake results sheets of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

    Wike said this against the backdrop of the arrest of four persons by the police in connection with the printing of the INEC result sheet by the police on Saturday.

    The Police on Saturday raided the printing press […]

  • EFCC under pressure to drop Patience Jonathan’s probe over $20m accounts

    EFCC under pressure to drop Patience Jonathan’s probe over $20m accounts

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has been under pressure to drop the probe of Patience Jonathan, wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for money laundering, according to sources within the agency.

    The anti-graft agency as part of investigations into a former Special Adviser to the President on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa, traced four company accounts containing $15.6m to him all domiciled at Skye Bank.

    Mrs. Jonathan had, however, deposed an affidavit insisting the monies belonged to her before […]

  • Nigeria’s external reserves drop to $24bn

    Nigeria’s external reserves drop to $24bn

    According to the latest data posted on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s website, the country’s external reserves have depleted further to a record-low of $24.8bn.

    The foreign exchange reserves fell by $600m in two weeks before shedding $1bn in four weeks, the CBN statistics showed.

    Specifically, the reserves fell from $25.8bn on August 16 to $24.8bn on September 16. It decreased by $600m from $25.4bn recorded on August 31 to $24.8bn on September 16, the current CBN data revealed.

    The spate of decline […]

  • No plan to drop Okagbare from Rio Olympics team – AFN

    No plan to drop Okagbare from Rio Olympics team – AFN

    The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) has said it has no plan to drop Commonwealth track queen, Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguenor, from the Rio Olympics team following her failure to join Team Nigeria to the just concluded CAA African Senior Athletics Championships in Durban, South Africa.

    Nigeria finished third on the medals’ table in Durban behind South Africa and Kenya as against her second position in Morocco two years ago.

    Okagbare and some key Nigerian athletes did not make the trip to Durban, fuelling […]

  • Drop Threat To Bomb Abia, Ohanaeze Youths Tell NDA

    Drop Threat To Bomb Abia, Ohanaeze Youths Tell NDA

    Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has warned Niger Delta Avengers against threat to bomb Abia State, saying that there is no IPOB/MASSOB member being detained in the State as alleged by the Avengers.

    They called on the Avengers to embrace dialogue and allow peace to reign for the good of the people of Niger Delta.

    In a statement signed by Israel Ogbonnaya and Chetachi Ikpe, Abia state chairman and the State secretary of the council, respectively, Ohaneze youths said, “we also call […]