US President Barack Obama has said he may speak out after leaving office if he feels his successor Donald Trump is threatening core American values.
By convention, former presidents tend to leave the political fray and avoid commenting on their successors, but speaking at a news conference at the Apec summit in Lima, Peru, Obama said he intended to assist Trump and give him time to outline his vision.
He said that, as a private citizen, he might speak out on certain […]
It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it is totally opposed to any further fuel price increases as being speculated, saying Nigerians are yet to see the benefits of the last increase.
The NLC expressed concern that while Nigerians are still struggling to cope with the severe hardship imposed on them by the last increase in the price of petroleum products, there are ongoing media campaigns and contradictory statements by the NNPC and government officials on yet […]
China’s state-run newspaper says the government would respond with “countermeasures” if President-elect Donald Trump starts a trade war against the country, warning that the sales of iPhones and US cars would suffer a “setback.” In an editorial published on Sunday, the Global Times said it would be “naive” for Trump to follow through on his campaign promises to implement a 45 percent tariff on Chinese exports to the US and to declare the country a currency manipulator.
Trump repeatedly targeted China […]
It was gathered that the Governing Council of the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has ordered the institution’s striking workers to resume work today (Monday) or risk being sacked.
A circular issued last Friday by the institution’s registrar urged the striking workers to report to duty today in their own interest.
The Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of the institution had been on strike for about six weeks now over a disagreement with the management concerning a petition written to the Economic […]
Following the discharge of suspected killers of an Igbo woman, Mrs. Bridget Aghahime by a Magistrate court in Kano, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth council worldwide, has threatened to shut down the city of Kano if justice was not allowed to take its full course.
Friday, 11th November has already been fixed for all round protest in kano over the judgment.
Ohanaeze insisted that a magistrate court which has no jurisdiction over the trial of murder cases cannot order the release of the […]
A 101-year-old African-American, Mrs. Thelma Feastra, said she would pack her bags and leave the U.S. should Republican nominee Donald Trump be elected president on Tuesday.
“I want to get the best people out there to take care of the citizens; so I voted Hillary. I am hoping the election will be alright.
“However, if Trump wins, I guess I will just pack my bags and leave the U.S.,” the centenarian told a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria at the […]
According to reports, the Senate on Wednesday threatened to shut down sitting if the Independent National Electoral Commission fails top conclude the outstanding elections in Rivers State by December 10.
This is coming a day after the House of Representatives mandated INEC to conclude the elections.
There are both National and State Assemblies elections outstanding in the state.
The elections have been postponed several times owing to security concerns.
At plenary on Wednesday, the Senate said it would stop sitting by December 10 until […]
It was gathered that the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Government Projects has threatened to revoke some contracts awarded at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, in Ekiti State.
The committee issued the threat after inspecting some ongoing projects at the institution.
The team, led by the Deputy Director of Procurement in the Federal Ministry of Education, Mr. Musa Odiniya, particularly warned Tripod Nigeria Ltd. and Dumaco Best – the contractors handling the Central Administrative Block and the University Library projects, respectively.
The Vice-Chancellor of the […]
Landlords in suburb of Delta State capital, Asaba are presently living in fear as the State government threatened to demolish over 8,700 houses, if the homeowners fail to regularize their property.
It was learnt that the State’s Ministry of Land and Surveys recently set up a task force that marked the affected buildings and issued notice to property owners.
The property owners were given three months moratorium to perfect the documents such as land allocation, plan approval and Certificate of Occupancy, while […]
According to reports, the executive Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, weekend threatened to probe his estranged predecessor and a sitting Federal MP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s tenure.
In a highly worded press statement signed by the state Commissioner of information and culture, Alhaji Muhammad Garba, noted that Kwankwaso’s penchant of peddling unsubstantiated allegations may put him on a collision course with Kano state government.
Ganduje declared that “this deliberate distortion of facts and spreading of falsehood is capable of provoking […]
It was gathered that the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra , on Sunday, threatened an ‘internal native’ revolution against political, traditional, religious and opinion leaders in Igboland.
MASSOB, which spoke in a statement signed by its leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, said Igbo leaders are ‘insensitive’ to the plight of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and other detained pro-Biafra activists.
Noting that the pro-Biafra agitators are ‘working’ for the Igbos, the MASSOB leader […]