• Senate to get reworked ambassadorial list soon, says Presidency

    Senate to get reworked ambassadorial list soon, says Presidency

    President Muhammadu Buhari will soon send a “reworked” list of non-career ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation.

    The Senate had last week rejected the 46 non-career ambassadorial nominees earlier sent to it by Buhari for approval.

    The lawmakers, who said the list would be returned to the President “for re-submission and re-jigging,” added that they rejected the nominees because of over 250 petitions against them.

    Our correspondent learnt on Sunday that a fresh list would be prepared and sent to the Senate.

    The […]

  • MASSOB pastors pray for Trump, expect Biafra soon

    MASSOB pastors pray for Trump, expect Biafra soon

    Over 200 members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB)/Biafran Independence Movement (BIM) from seven local government areas of Anambra South Senatorial zone, yesterday, converged on Nnewi, under the auspices of the Biafran Clergy Movement (BCM) to celebrate the American President-elect, Mr Donald Trump’s victory and to pray down heaven for Biafra to come soon.

    The Director of religion for the Anambra South Senatorial Zone of MASSOB, Apostle Akunne Chukwuemeka, said the directive was from […]

  • FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    FG, ASUU crisis over soon – Perm Sec assures

    It was gathered that the Federal Government on Thursday expressed the possibility that the Academic Staff Union of Universities would suspend its going nationwide strike.

    The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Dr Clement Illo, told newsmen in Abuja that the face-off between the Federal Government and ASUU would be resolved soon.

    A meeting with ASUU, convened by the Senate President, the Committee on Labour and the Committee on Education, among others, ended in deadlock on Wednesday.

    Illo, who described the meeting […]

  • We shall soon overcome economic recession – Osinbajo assures

    We shall soon overcome economic recession – Osinbajo assures

    Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has predicted that the country shall soon overcome the present challenges and the biting economic recession.

    He said this at the Minna Choral Society (MCS) 8th annual Festival of Songs and Concert, in Minna, Niger State capital.

    He, however said that strict adherence to divine instructions is the panacea to bailing the country out of the present recession.

    Drawing inference from the theme of the concert, “More than Conquerors”, the Vice President said, “in all our numerous challenges, […]

  • Lagos-Ibadan Expressway road ready soon – Minister assures

    Lagos-Ibadan Expressway road ready soon – Minister assures

    Expansion and rehabilitation works on the Lagos-Ibadan highway would be completed this dry season, Mr Babatunde Fashola, the minister of power, works and housing said on Friday.

    Fashola, who briefed the media in Lagos on his first year in office, said that the long bridge at the Lagos-Ogun border on the road had to be shut because a lot of construction work was ongoing underneath it.

    “Roads are depreciating assets that need constant maintenance and regulated usage,” he said, adding that the […]

  • Nigeria will soon become major power in rice exportation – Ogbeh assures Nigerians

    Nigeria will soon become major power in rice exportation – Ogbeh assures Nigerians

    According to reports, the Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has assured Nigerians that with measures adopted by the Federal Government, the country would soon transmute into a rice exporting country within one year.

    Ogbeh gave the assurance in Hadejia and Auyo local government areas in Jigawa State when he visited to ascertain the level of rice production in the zone, assuring that rice production in the country was part of efforts designed to discourage the importation of the commodity.

    He stated […]

  • Security agency may arrest me soon – Wike cries out

    Security agency may arrest me soon – Wike cries out

    Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, yesterday, expressed fear of being arrested by security heads in the state.

    Wike, who spoke during special court session marking the opening of the 2016/2017 Legal Year of the state Judiciary in Port Harcourt, said he was afraid to leave Government House due to fear of being arrested by security operatives.

    He stated that there was no respect for people in authority in the nation, pointing out that anybody could be arrested and humiliated at anytime.

    The governor […]

  • Security challenges in Niger Delta over soon – Kachikwu assures Nigerians

    Security challenges in Niger Delta over soon – Kachikwu assures Nigerians

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu, has assured Nigerians that the security challenges in the Niger Delta will soon be resolved.

    Kachikwu gave the assurance in Abuja on Friday in a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Idang Alibi.

    The minister, according to the statement, observed that three attacks had taken place in the last two weeks, including Wednesday’s Forcados bombing, in spite of efforts being made to promote […]

  • Niger Delta crisis: We’ll trigger a tsunami soon – Militants

    Niger Delta crisis: We’ll trigger a tsunami soon – Militants

    One of the militant groups in Nigeria, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has warned that it was considering intensifying its violent campaign against oil and gas installations in the region.

    The group, which claimed responsibility for destroying the Trans-Forcados pipeline barely 24 hours after the commencement of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Niger Delta leaders in Abuja, threatened to carry out attack on oil installations that would make those masterminded by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) […]

  • Gas Will Generate More Revenue Soon – Kachikwu assures

    Gas Will Generate More Revenue Soon – Kachikwu assures

    According to reports, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday said Federal Government would give more attention to the development of gas as a major revenue earner for Nigeria.

    Kachikwu, who stated this in Abuja at the 10th Nigerian Gas Association International Conference, said that the country was determined to reverse its over-dependence on oil as benchmark for the economy.

    The theme of the conference is “Nigerian Gas Roadmap and Its Potential for Regional and Global Influence: Its […]

  • Military will end attacks by herdsmen soon – DHQ assures

    Military will end attacks by herdsmen soon – DHQ assures

    According to reports, the Nigerian military has assured that it would soon combat Fulani herdsmen unleashing terror on the citizens across the nation.

    The Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonishakin, while speaking on the successes recorded by the military in crushing Boko Haram insurgents, said it has become necessary to end the activities of the herdsmen and other criminal gangs nationwide.

    Olonishakin, who was represented by the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brigadier General Abubakar Rabe, addressed journalists in Kaduna at […]