First female and former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, has cautioned her predecessor, Nuhu Ribadu, against using her name anytime he needs public attention or sympathy. Waziri’s reaction was contained in a statement signed by her Personal Assistant, Omolara Oluremi, on Saturday in Abuja.
Mrs Waziri was reacting to the claim by Ribadu earlier in the week that Waziri was one of those who frustrated the anti-corruption crusade he embarked upon. Waziri said the latest […]
Saraki Is Responsible For My Disqualification As A Non-Executive Commissioner, Says Former Speaker Of Kwara
Mr. Yissa Benjamin, a former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, has accused the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, of being behind the disqualification of his nomination as a non-executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission by the Senate.
Speaking during a media briefing in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital on Saturday, Benjamin claimed that some of Saraki’s loyalists had already told him that since his nomination was not from Saraki, he would be rejected by the Senate.
Benjamin also […]
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday lamented that Nigeria has been hit by the misfortunes of the oil industry.
The President spoke while inaugurating the governing boards of three parastatals of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources: the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation; Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board and the Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
All the boards have the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, as their chairman.
Buhari noted that the boards were inaugurated at a […]
It was gathered that candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for November 26th governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has taken a swipe at the outgoing governor of the state, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko over what he described as “reckless neglect of agriculture, especially cocoa, to focus on oil boom.”
Speaking at Idanre when his campaign team visited the palace of Owa of Idanre, Oba (Dr.) Fredrick Aroloye J.P., Akeredolu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, regretted that despite being […]
Popular Nigerian Afrobeat songster, born Olumide Edwards Adegbolu popularly known by his stage name as Olu Maintain, has waded into the current economic instability in the country.
The 40-year-old also noted that to balance one’s marriage and a successful music career is like balancing the economy of Nigeria.
In a chat with HipTv, the Lagos-born singer, on the current situation in the country, said “Nigeria politics is a very complex equation to solve. There is so much ethnicity.
“It’s very challenging. You can […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the criticism that his handling of the economy led the country into a recession.
Speaking at the State House in Abuja during a meeting with the Senior Executive Course No 38 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, (NIPSS), he said that it was not his administration that led the country into recession.
The president said: “In the last one and half years of this administration, the economy has experienced some tough times, particularly with […]
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has indicted the Federal Government for not condemning the threat issued by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria against the state.
MACBAN, the umbrella body of herdsmen in Nigeria, had on Saturday threatened to wage war against the state for enacting grazing law restricting movement of cattle in the state.
MACBAN also alleged that four cattle belonging to its member were killed by the newly inaugurated Ekiti Grazing Enforcement Marshal.
But Fayose at a press briefing […]
The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has called on Nigeria government and security agencies to hold the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) responsible for the Wednesday’s violence in Kaduna State which led to death of dozens of people.
The centre in a statement by Executive Director, Joyce Adamu, demanded tough responses to the violence which is spreading across several cities in the northern part of the country.
The Executive Director blamed the Shiites for daring the state and attempting […]
According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged state governors in Nigeria to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari by cutting down wasteful spending to save money to pay their workers.
It accused governors of extravagant spending, greed, living opulent and ostentatious lifestyles and embarking on white elephant projects and the appointment of too many aides which have left their states impoverished.
NLC Deputy President, Peters Adeyemi, made the call in Ado Ekiti on Thursday shortly after he led a delegation from […]
According to reports, the People’s Democratic Party PDP on Friday carpeted the ruling All Progressives Congress APC saying the party was responsible for the woes of the ordinary Nigerian.
The PDP submitted that since the party came into power almost two years ago Nigerians had been facing several problems as a result of poor leadership and implementation of policies that were not people friendly.
The party chairman in Niger State, Mr. Tanko Beji, who made the observations in a statement released to […]
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has attributed the current economic recession to the activities of militants in the Niger Delta.
Osinbajo said there was no way Nigeria would not be affected, given the fact that the nation now loses over one million barrels of crude oil on a daily basis.
The Vice-President said this on Monday at the maiden meeting of the Presidential Quarterly Business Forum, with members of the organised private sector and other stakeholders at the State House Conference Centre, Aso Villa, […]