Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, wednesday described his Edo State counterpart, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, as an exemplary performer, saying Nigeria would need his service at this time of national crisis.
He, therefore, said the people of Edo State would remember Oshiomhole for good, citing pro-people projects and programmes his administration had been able to execute under his eight-year tenure.
Ambode made the remarks in a statement his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Abib Haruna, issued yesterday about 24 hours to the end […]
As the drama of the $30 billion external borrowing continues to unfold, analysts have stressed the need for the federal government to design a framework that would allow public private partnership in developing the country’s infrastructure.
Although the federal government said it has so far released N753.6 billion for capital expenditure out of the N1.8 trillion budgeted for 2016, analysts said the country still has a long way to go in meeting its N6 trillion infrastructure deficit.
The minister of Budget and […]
At a time that Nigeria is battling to wriggle out of economic recession, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, is saying the nation needs more than the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, his political party, to move forward.
Mr Fayose made the assertion on Wednesday while addressing reporters in Akure, the capital of Ondo State, shortly after featuring in a personality interview programme of a state-owned radio station, Orange FM.
Governor Fayose gave his opinion on some […]
According to reports, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has informed multilateral donor institutions and investors that Nigeria is hungry for infrastructure that can trigger growth, not iPhones and pricey suits that will drive consumption.
Adeosun spoke Wednesday night at a session during the International Monetary Fund (IMF)/World Bank annual meetings in Washington D.C., saying investors must start to realise that western economies are matured and offer lower returns, while Africa with its infrastructure gap offers greater returns.
The minister made […]
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has reassured Abians that despite economic challenges in the country, he will not disappoint the people.
Ikpeazu said although the recession has affected finances of the state by extension, he was optimistic that his government has the ability to meet some pressing needs of Abians.
He stated this in Umuahia when he delivered the country’s 56th independence anniversary speech.
The governor described the independence anniversary of the nation as “56 years of challenges and triumphs, which Nigerians […]
For Nigeria to move forward and take her leadership role in Africa, there is the need for a revolution without bloodshed, Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule, the Dan Masani Kano has said.
Sule stated this in Gombe yesterday in a keynote address titled: “Restructuring Nigeria: Implications for National Unity and Integration,” which was delivered at a seminar organised as part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of the creation of the state.
While decrying the country’s inability to positively harness its abundant natural […]
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot deny igbo people the right to a referendum.
The separatist group was reacting to an alleged statments attributed to Buhari during a recent media event in New York, USA. The President was reported to have stated that there would not be referendum for Biafra independence.
In a statement jointly signed by IPOB’s spokespersons Emma Nmezu and Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya, the group that said if the various media reports on Buhari’s […]
Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, says Nigeria can only get out of recession by looking at solutions that will take full consideration of Nigeria’s peculiar circumstances and composition.
The Vice President expressed this while meeting with private sector stakeholders at a quarterly business briefing at the Presidential Villa.
He said that Nigeria cannot afford to make the usual error of generalization or speculations, which would not help in stopping the recession.
Professor Osinbajo, who had attributed the current economic recession in the […]
Former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has said Nigeria needs economic re-strategising and re-planning to achieve sustainable national prosperity.
Addressing reporters after observing Eid prayers at Dodan Barracks praying ground in Lagos, yesterday, Tinubu said lack of solid foundation contributed to the nation’s current economic situation.
“We need to re-strategise and re-plan, but, that planning period is always a very difficult period in any family, organisation and nation.
“That is what we are experiencing now, but, it is for a […]
His Grace, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins was elevated the Catholic Archbishop of Metropolitan Lagos by His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI on July 5th, 2012 after 14 years of service as Bishop of Abeokuta Diocese. He replaced His Eminence, Anthony Cardinal Okogie, who resigned on attainment of the age of 75.
As part of events to mark the 4th year of his ordination as Archbishop, Most Rev. Martins recently held a press conference on the state-of-the-nation during which he, among other […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said Nigeria was currently in a critical point when he needed selfless citizens that could change the country for the better.
The President said this in his tribute to the pioneer Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Maj.-Gen. Timothy Ogundeko, who would be buried at the weekend.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President described the deceased as a pacesetter in strategic […]