• 2019: Plans to unseat Buhari heightens as new mega party targets 16 governors

    2019: Plans to unseat Buhari heightens as new mega party targets 16 governors

    As the race to the 2018 governorship polls in Ekiti and Osun States and 2019 general election draws near, the bigwigs of the proposed new mega party are already targeting at least 16 state governors whom they are confident will decamp to the new party, and increase their chances of unseating the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Reports reveal that the new opposition party has the support of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that […]

  • Buhari’s wife flags off medical programme, targets 3,000 beneficiaries

    Buhari’s wife flags off medical programme, targets 3,000 beneficiaries

    It was gathered that the wife of the President, Mrs. A’isha Buhari, on Monday flagged off a special medical outreach programme in Sokoto, with a promise to reach “at least 3,000 women and children.”

    Mrs. Buhari, represented by the wife of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara.

    NAN also reports that the outreach programme was organized under her pet project – Future-Assured Programme, in partnership with the pet programme of the Wife of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, the Maryam Tambuwal Legacy […]

  • FG targets 10bn cubic feet daily gas production in 3 years

    FG targets 10bn cubic feet daily gas production in 3 years

    According to reports, the federal government said it will increase the country’s natural gas production to 10 billion standard cubic feet per day (bscfd) by 2019 with the implementation of the new roadmap for the oil and gas industry, tagged 7 Big Wins.

    The current average daily production is 6.8bscf.

    The government also said it had secured over $2 billion commitment from potential investors in the Gas Export Processing Zone (EPZ) in Delta State.

    The minister of state for petroleum resources, Ibe Kachikwu, […]

  • 7 killed as bombing targets taxi in Borno

    7 killed as bombing targets taxi in Borno

    A local official says at least seven people have been killed in an explosion targeting a taxi in northeastern Nigeria’s largest city.

    Bello Dambatta, an emergency response official, says six people were killed at the scene of Wednesday’s attack and another died at a hospital. He says at least four people were injured.

    It is unclear if a bomb had been planted on the taxi or if a passenger detonated explosives after boarding. The explosion occurred as the taxi approached a gas […]

  • Air Force hits Boko Haram targets in Sambisa

    Air Force hits Boko Haram targets in Sambisa

    Alpha and F-17Ni jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in a surprise night attack on Monday hit several targets and camps of the Boko Haram in Goni Kurmi inside Sambisa General Area.

    The bombing was part of Operation Forest Storm which was to eliminate retreating elements of Boko Haram fighters.

    The NAF released a video of the operation which lasted for one minute and twenty-two seconds showing at least two F-7Ni jets and one Alpha jet in a series of maneuvers […]

  • FG plans new initiative, targets 300,000 new homes

    FG plans new initiative, targets 300,000 new homes

    According to reports, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has announced plans by the Buhari administration to launch a new housing finance initiative.

     

    Under the proposed scheme, the Federal Government is planning a mortgage system that will catalyse the development of the mortgage market in Nigeria with the provision of single digit interest rate mortgages and longer repayment periods such as 20 years.

    The proposed scheme also aims to provide 300,000 affordable homes supported by mortgages and creates 700,000 new jobs across […]

  • Nigeria targets officials accused of stealing food from Boko Haram victims

    Nigeria targets officials accused of stealing food from Boko Haram victims

    Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered police to arrest and make an example of government officials accused of stealing food aid intended for victims of Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria, the president’s spokesman said on Thursday.

    The Nigerian Senate last week launched an investigation into allegations of food aid being stolen and sold by state officials in Borno state, where aid agencies have warned of starvation, malnutrition and dwindling food supplies for the displaced.

    “The president has asked the Inspector General of […]

  • Inflation: Ondo begins food distribution programme, targets 100,000 women

    Inflation: Ondo begins food distribution programme, targets 100,000 women

    The Ondo state Government on Tuesday kicked off with a food palliative programme (Eto Igbe-Ayo) targeted at 100,000 women resident in the state, even as the Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, mentioned that the programme is blind to political affiliations.

    Speaking at the flag off in Ikare, North Senatorial District, where about 5,000 women received food items, Mimiko said the Ikare event was the first phase of the programme designed to draw beneficiaries from the 18 local government areas of the state.

    The […]