• Data Tariff Hike: Senate orders NCC, Communications minister, telecoms service providers to appear before it

    Data Tariff Hike: Senate orders NCC, Communications minister, telecoms service providers to appear before it

    Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has been summoned to come and explain the reasons for planned mobile telecommunication data tariffs increment, just as it asked service providers to suspend the plan.

    Also summoned to appear before senate are the Nigeria Communications Commission and telecommunication service providers to appear before its Committee on Communications.

    The cost of data subscriptions was to go higher on Thursday.

    The Senate, during the plenary on Wednesday, mandated its Committee on Communications to start a comprehensive probe into […]

  • Abducted former Minister, Bagudu Hirse regains freedom

    Abducted former Minister, Bagudu Hirse regains freedom

    Mr Bagudu Hirse, former Minister of State (Foreign Affairs), who was abducted by gunmen in Kaduna on Sunday, Nov. 20, has regained his freedom, his brother, Mr John Hirse, has confirmed.

    “Bagudu was released in the early hours of Saturday,” John, retired permanent secretary in the federal civil service and currently District Head of Mangu, in Plateau, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos on Saturday.

    He said that the former minister was “hale and hearty”, and thanked Nigerians for […]

  • Oil got us where we are today, it will get us out – Minister assures

    Oil got us where we are today, it will get us out – Minister assures

    Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, the Minister of State for Petroleum, has advised the newly-inaugurated council on hydrocarbons to speedily formulate policies that will address challenges in the oil and gas sector.

    Kachikwu gave the advice in Abuja on Tuesday at the resuscitation of the council.

    The Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on October 5, gave the nod for the resuscitation of the council which had been in existence for sometime.

    He said that the council acts as an ombudsman […]

  • Former Finance minister hails Kalu for joining APC

    Former Finance minister hails Kalu for joining APC

    Renowned economist and former minister of finance, Dr. Kalu Idika Kalu, has hailed former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC), along with his friends and associates.

    Idika Kalu said his support should not come as a surprise to all those who are aware of his position from the formative phase of the alliances that culminated in the emergence of the APC.

    A statement signed  by the former minister said the move […]

  • Tell EFCC to release me, ex-Abuja minister tells court

    Tell EFCC to release me, ex-Abuja minister tells court

    An Abuja High Court on Monday fixed November 24 for hearing in a motion on notice filed by former FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for alleged violation of his fundamental right.

    Mr. Mohammed, former minister under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, had been in the custody of the EFCC since October 25 following petitions against him.

    The former minister, through his counsel, Chris Uche, brought a motion of violation of fundamental human right against EFCC for detaining […]

  • Why I Can Never Disrespect Tinubu – Minister

    Why I Can Never Disrespect Tinubu – Minister

    Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the Minister of Solid Minerals and Steel Development, on Sunday said he would never abuse or disrespect former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu, because the politician remained a leader he would continue to hold in high esteem.

    “Dr. Fayemi subscribes to the highest moral and ethical standard of the Yoruba and as such would not speak evil or seek to demean Asiwaju Tinubu or any of our respected leaders under no circumstance whatsoever,” the minister said via a statement […]

  • We realised $20bn investments in 12 months – Minister reveals

    We realised $20bn investments in 12 months – Minister reveals

    Industry, Trade and Investment Minister, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah has revealed that over $20 billion investments streamed into the Nigerian economy since the current Federal Executive Council was constituted about 12 months ago.

    Speaking with select journalists in Abuja on Friday, the minister said the investments were to address the infrastructure gap in the country.

    “Yes, people seem surprised about how big investment inflows are, because they have come in large chunks, but let me tell you that we have gotten well over […]

  • Former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi buried in Lagos

    Former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi buried in Lagos

    A Former Governor of Ogun State, Olusegun Osoba, and a former senator, Musiliu Obanikoro, were among dignitaries who paid tribute to the former Minister of National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi, on Thursday.

    The dignitaries were among family members, friends, and sympathisers who participated at the funeral rites of the late playwright at his residence in Ikorodu, Lagos State.

    Also present were the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, the Ayungbure of Ikorodu, Kabiru Shotobi, and White Cap Chiefs of Lagos, among others.

    Seifudeen Olowo-oribi, the […]

  • Former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi dies at 73

    Former Minister Rasheed Gbadamosi dies at 73

    A former Minister of National Planning, Rasheed Gbadamosi, is dead.

    Mr. Gbadamosi, 73, died on Wednesday evening in his Ikorodu, Lagos residence, according to news monitored on the Nigeria Television Authority.

    The cause of his death was not disclosed.

    Mr. Gbadamosi, a businessman, had in April suffered stroke and was flown abroad for medical attention.

    The deceased, a playwright and economist, served as the Commissioner for Establishment and Economic Development in Lagos State.

    Mr. Gbadamosi was recently appointed co-chairman of the Lagos at 50 planning […]

  • Former Minister Nenadi Usman seeks transfer, severance of criminal charge

    Former Minister Nenadi Usman seeks transfer, severance of criminal charge

    Nenadi Usman, a former minister of finance, on Monday informed a Federal High Court, Lagos of her application seeking severance and transfer of a criminal charge pending before the court.

    Usman is charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside, a former Aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode and Danjuma Yusuf, on a 17 count charge bordering on the offences.

    Fani-Kayode who was also Director, Media and Publicity of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, was absent in court.

    His counsel, Mr Wale Balogun […]

  • Shocking! 24-year-old Ukrainian Nud*ist Woman Appointed Minister

    Shocking! 24-year-old Ukrainian Nud*ist Woman Appointed Minister

    A newly appointed young Minister in Ukraine has faced serious opposition after she has been indicted for posting her n*ked photos online.

    Following the decision of the Interior Ministry in Ukraine to appoint a 24-year-old girl, Anastasia Deeva as Deputy Minister, many Ukrainians have protested the decision.

    Deeva is known for posting her n*ked photos on social media which many are said to be offensive and not proper for someone aspiring to be in such an influential position. Some […]